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Weight Loss Surgery and Pre-op Diets
Wednesday, November 21, 2012      1 comments

About three weeks ago I was approved by the durgeon for gastric bypass surgery after 2 years of working with the medical weight loss center and doing everything they've told me to - up to and including Dr. Rx'd weight loss medication - and losin... Read more
20 lbs!
Friday, June 17, 2011      3 comments

I really truly cannot believe I've lost 20 lbs so far! I haven't lost this amount of weight in probably 8 years. I'm truly stunned. Particularly because I haven't tracked my food since Sunday and I *know* I've eaten emotionally at least twice th... Read more
Thursday, June 09, 2011      2 comments

So...after a small gain of 2 lbs. (from 331 to 333) and a plateau at that weght for a few weeks, I've started losing again and am now 229.8. Officially under 330! Woot! :) I weighed in yesterday and haven't told anyone yet. I tracked it he... Read more
Slimming Down More Than Just My Body
Friday, May 27, 2011      0 comments

I like having things around me...my favorite book series from junior high, the invitation and program from my best friend's wedding tucked into the photo album with pictures from the event, the ceramic keepsake box my dad gave me for Valentine's... Read more
Today's Goal
Wednesday, May 25, 2011      1 comments

I've noticed that while it's only a small amount, I'm consistently eating above my calorie goal this week. At first, I rationalized it by telling myself that it was only 100-200 calories. No big deal! I can burn that off in an afternoon of runni... Read more
The Carrot or the Stick
Monday, May 23, 2011      3 comments

Every time I begin to think about one of my true heart's desires - to be thin and healthy and beautiful - I tumble into the darkness of The Pit of Despair. It's the beach my weight loss whale has marooned itself on for so many years. And for as ... Read more
Great New Recipe and A Success
Sunday, May 22, 2011      0 comments

I made haddock tonight. It's part of my mission to eat less beef - I buy fresh fish 1-2x/week and cook it the same day - to help control the amount of fat I consume and get more omega-3s into my diet. Tonight I tried a new way of cooking it... Read more
Stomach Flu & Making Changes
Thursday, May 19, 2011      0 comments

Turns out that part of my feeling so poorly on Tuesday was a stomach flu. Imagine that! After the icky queasy feeling, things progressed toward more - um, classic - stomach flu symptoms. Which were not fun but at least I knew that it wasn't all ... Read more
That Hurt!
Tuesday, May 17, 2011      4 comments

My bumping fall off the good nutrition wagon yesterday smarted just a little bit. More to the point, it made me feel lethargic and slightly nauseated all day. No suprise considering I ate 827 calories over goal (yikes!) But, today is a new day a... Read more
My Next Challenge
Saturday, May 14, 2011      3 comments

According to the scales I've lost about 15 lbs. from my highest weight. I'll be honest, though, I don't feel any different and none of my clothes are fitting any differently yet. I don't feel any energy level changes or improvement in my mood, w... Read more
Honestly Honesty
Thursday, March 31, 2011      1 comments

Since I saw the nutritionist last week I have been in the equivalent of a nutritional tail spin. I over ate for 3-4 days, didn't track my food, at 4 brownies in a single sitting and generally behaved like a small child let loose in a candy store... Read more
Wednesday, March 23, 2011      0 comments

I had my third appointment with the nutritionist at the weight center yesterday morning. She annoys me but I'm trying not to let it get in my way. She suggested that I put all my food on my plate for a meal and then take it off my plate and meas... Read more
A Whole Day Without Soda!
Friday, March 11, 2011      5 comments

I made it a whole day yesterday without drinking soda of any type! I wasn't even really planning to, but just kept choosing water all day and managed to keep it up until bedtime. I generally only drink sugar-free soda anyway, but it's expensive ... Read more
A Month Later
Friday, February 25, 2011      1 comments

Well, I didn't make it to the metabolic test and nutritionist appointment at the weight loss center in January at all. First it was because I had bronchitis, then we got 19" of snow dumped on us and everything was shut down, and then I had a bri... Read more
Feeling a Teeny Bit Better
Monday, January 10, 2011      0 comments

The medicines seem to be doing their job. My breathing still isn't totally clear yet, but I'm starting to get my energy back. I had enough to use my critical thinking skills and plan a decent breakfast, lunch, and dinner today, anyway...that's g... Read more

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