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First 5K in the books!

Saturday, April 21, 2012      8 comments

I did it! In spite of nerves, some digestive issues before leaving the house, and a somewhat sore right calf, I made it through my first 5K with flying colors! The official numbers: 33:20 was my 5K time, best ever! Out of 850+ runn... Read more

My first 5K race is on Saturday!

Friday, April 20, 2012      6 comments

Less than 24 hours until my first ever 5K race. It is a charity race -- benefits Ronald McDonald House here in Delaware! Race info: http://www.running4thehouse.co
m/event_details.aspx Lots of good info on race prep, etc out on the web... Read more

What 200 days has taught me: "It's the food, stupid!"

Monday, April 16, 2012      9 comments

I'm sure many of you remember the slogan from President Clinton's 1992 campaign: "It's the economy, stupid!". It had been dawning on my over the past 200 days since my Lap Band surgery that I've been living a variation on that theme: "It's th... Read more

6 months = Big Change

Wednesday, March 28, 2012      9 comments

Today marks 6 months since I had my lapband surgery. I decided earlier in the week that I would alter my normal Friday weigh-in and jump on the scale this morning (Wednesday). But I had a not so good night sleeping. Tightness in my legs from a... Read more

GOAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012      12 comments

So, like the soccer announcer who shouts out "GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLL", I scored one today -- I hit my first target weight of 210 (actually 209.8) at my weigh-in this morning (at 5am no less!). This is even sweeter given that I went up a full pound ... Read more

I knew this day would come, but....

Saturday, March 10, 2012      9 comments

Friday is my weigh-in day, and I nearly sprinted up the stairs for my weigh-in yesterday morning (Friday, 03/09)! Why? Because this was the day the scale was going to register 210 pounds (or less), which is my first weight loss goal, and I was... Read more

150 days

Monday, February 27, 2012      5 comments

My calendar just reminded me that it has been 150 days since my lapband surgery. On average, I have lost approx. 1/3 of a pound each day since then. Pretty amazing. And I am 3.6 pounds away from achieving my first goal weight of 210, which of... Read more

The Big "5-0" (pounds, that is!)

Tuesday, February 21, 2012      9 comments

Up bright and early this morning (6AM) with much to accomplish, but the first was to step on the scale. Normally I do this each Friday, but I had an appointment with my bariatric PA this morning, so I always want to know what my weight is befor... Read more

100 days

Saturday, January 07, 2012      9 comments

It has been 100 days today since my lapband surgery (lapband.com does a nice job of tracking such things). In that 100 days, 40 pounds have vanished, and a goodly amount of inches in all the right places! But I'm going to focus on the 40 pound... Read more

Thanks Mom!

Saturday, December 31, 2011      12 comments

My mom passed away today at the age of 78. This was not totally unexpected. She was likely at stage 3 of COPD, had fought off various skin cancers for sometime, and lately had been having some tummy issues. I talked with her two days ago, and... Read more

Nice way to end 2011...

Friday, December 30, 2011      9 comments

So I took a final set of measurements for 2011 this morning, and I have to admit I am quite pleased with the results: Weight: 43 pounds gone for good! Waist: 6 inches vanished, never to return again! Hips: A whopping 8 inches of booty... Read more

Milestone Acheived!

Thursday, November 17, 2011      5 comments

Normally Friday is my weigh-in day of the week, but since we are seeing some friends tonight and I was SOOOO close to hitting 30 pounds lost last week, I jumped on the scale this morning (Thursday) instead. And I was not disappointed: 1 more p... Read more

One of the best decisions ever!

Friday, October 28, 2011      6 comments

One month ago today, I was wheeled into an operating room early in the morning for what I hoped and thought would be life-changing surgery -- Lapband (weight loss) surgery. I had gotten a taste of what life was going to be like the week prior w... Read more

WOW! Three weeks already?

Wednesday, October 19, 2011      3 comments

I was about to blog yesterday about how things were going since my lapband procedure, but when I realized it was going to be 3 weeks today, I held off. And at the same time I was amazed that it had been almost 3 weeks! Where does time go? Wel... Read more

Reflections after a week of "banding"

Wednesday, October 05, 2011      7 comments

It struck me when I woke up (or to be more exact when my male dog Tomas "wet-nosed"me!) this morning that almost to the minute was when the anesthesia was turned on and I was sent into a short but deep sleep while my surgeon and his team went to... Read more


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