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SAPHRAEL
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SAPHRAEL's Blogs

What in Your Life is Not Optional?
Sunday, June 26, 2016      2 comments

This love note crossed my desk from Elizabeth Benton this morning. It moved me to action, so maybe it will move you too: ... Read more
Finding My New Normal in the Kitchen
Saturday, June 25, 2016      6 comments

I'm tempting fate by crafting my blog on the sparkpeople's website instead of using Word first. emoticon Living d... Read more
Bullet Journals and My Level 10 Life
Wednesday, June 22, 2016      2 comments

I really hate sparkpeople sometimes. I was just writing a blog, left the page, and lost it. WTF?! I don't curse often, but WTF?! Okay, so where was I? Oh, wondering if I was late to the party. I just discovered this entire subculture o... Read more
What Can I Do?
Monday, June 20, 2016      4 comments

I was just reviewing a past webinar from a private fat loss coaching group I participated in. The focus of the talk was "What can I do?" It started off by asking if you tend to focus on external factors that are beyond your control. When we d... Read more
One Week to Go
Saturday, June 18, 2016      2 comments

I have one week left to go on this liquid diet. It isn't the worst thing, but it is pretty bad. I'm off yogurt and jello. There's absolutely no appeal there for me. So it's just water, protein shakes, and broth. I bought some calorie free fl... Read more
Recovery
Saturday, June 11, 2016      7 comments

I'm home after my bariatric sleeve surgery Wednesday. I feel really good! I stayed one night at the hospital. The surgery and recovery have been pleasantly uneventful. My blood pressure was somewhat elevated, so they treated for that. And I had... Read more
Surgery Scheduled
Saturday, June 04, 2016      6 comments

My weight loss surgery is scheduled for next Wednesday. As I sit here thinking about what lies ahead, I'm not altogether giddy, thinking about what I'll do as a skinny person, in part because I never stopped thinking I was! Even when I was at my... Read more
Final Review
Saturday, May 21, 2016      3 comments

I had my final review with the bariatric surgeon yesterday, so the clock starts for the insurance approval, which could be two to four weeks. We went over the risk factors. Other than the inherent risk of any surgery, there are unique risks fo... Read more
Surrender the Story
Tuesday, May 17, 2016      2 comments

Surrender the Story. That's the challenge for the week. What does it mean? Well, the story is simply the excuse, the justification we tell ourselves to make us feel better about our bad choices. Think about how you typically describe your da... Read more
Gate #2: Midpoint Appointment
Tuesday, May 10, 2016      4 comments

Below is a recap of my weight loss surgery journey. If you have issues with that, keep scrolling. emoticon I... Read more
Doing Hard Things
Sunday, May 08, 2016      3 comments

My Sparkpage was previously titled "Being the Model" because my goal was to be a healthy role model for my daughters and those around me, even when no one is looking. This year, I've adopted a more assertive goal and retitled the page "I Do... Read more
100 Pushups Challenge Revisited
Saturday, May 07, 2016      4 comments

I can't seem to tear myself away from this simple, extremely effective strength challenge! I worked on it a few years ago. I never got to 100 push... Read more
It's Clicking
Thursday, May 05, 2016      1 comments

It's getting easier! I've been tracking in a hard copy journal since January. I just recently started tracking in my fitness pal to be more precise... Read more
My Level 10 Effort
Tuesday, May 03, 2016      1 comments

This week's Primal Potential minisode was spot on, just what I needed, right when I needed it. How does she do that?! Here it is, have a listen. I... Read more
New Month, Refined Goals
Monday, May 02, 2016      4 comments

I've decided to ramp up my fitness because it's a big mental motivator for me to other acts of kindness for myself and doing some activity in the morning really sets the tone for the day. My goals for the week: 1) ... Read more

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