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TEMPEST272002's Blogs

Easy to look at pictures again.
Thursday, April 21, 2016      9 comments

A friend writes a blog for EasyBoots (horse boots for non-shod horses) and asked me if she could use a picture of me measuring Romeo. At first I w... Read more
Photos from my walk - Southern Alberta, Canada
Monday, April 18, 2016      11 comments

Hubby & I packed the dogs in the car and headed north about 40 minutes to a small provincial campground that's off the beaten track. We prefer to avoid people and allow our dogs to travel off leash, so we're always on the look out for isolated ... Read more
4 good things - 6 week post RYN
Thursday, April 07, 2016      10 comments

Good thing #1 Today was my 6 week anniversary of my RYN surgery - and that meant that I was cleared to ride my horse again! I kept it short - just a 20 minute ride in the field to see how I feel - but it was wonderful to be riding again. I n... Read more
Had to dress up so took some progress pics
Sunday, March 27, 2016      15 comments

I needed to get dressed up to take a new profile pic for another site, so I thought this would be a great opportunity to take a progress pic at the same time. ... Read more
Knocked Sideways
Friday, March 25, 2016      11 comments

I started a new job at the end of November. Then I received a call that my long-awaited surgery had been scheduled for Feb 25th - just days before the end of my 3 month probation period. I was nervous to approach my boss for time off because t... Read more
6 year Sparkversary - My journey & what I've learned
Thursday, March 17, 2016      19 comments

I've been with SP for 6 years now. 32 years old, 280 lbs At 32 years old, I hit my high weight of 280 lbs. That was also the year I was di... Read more
Good eats made with love
Tuesday, March 15, 2016      3 comments

This morning hubby made me this beautiful breakfast: perfectly poached egg, home made salmon lox and hollandaise sauce, arranged to look like a rose: ... Read more
Recovering & my walking path
Thursday, March 10, 2016      8 comments

It has been 2 weeks since I had bariatric surgery. My recovery has been easier and smoother than I expected. I hope it continues this way! I went to the doctors today for a check up. My blood pressure was low last week, but better this w... Read more
Food planning
Friday, March 04, 2016      8 comments

I realize that I spend an awful lot of time fantasizing about food & building fantasy menus in my head. I already know exactly what my first 2 days of eating solid foods will look like. Food obsession - I think most overweight people experi... Read more
5 days after bariatric surgery
Tuesday, March 01, 2016      7 comments

February 25th, I had roux-en-y surgery. The surgery went off without a hitch, no complications at all. My recovery has been MUCH easier than I expected. I feel low-key, stiff in my mid-section & need lots of naps, but haven't had much pain at... Read more
The night before bariatric surgery
Wednesday, February 24, 2016      9 comments

The first time I looked into weight-loss surgery, I was 32 years old, 280 lbs and recently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. At that time, I decided it wasn't for me. I started following a low Gi diet and lost 50lbs. My weight fluctuated over ... Read more
Understanding the need for pre-surgery liquid diet. 4 days to surgery
Sunday, February 21, 2016      9 comments

I'm starting to appreciate the wisdom behind doing the opti-fast liquid diet before bariatric surgery. For those who don't know, this is a meal replacement that you can only get, here in Canada, with a prescription. It's 900 calories, 90 g pro... Read more
Day 2 of pre-surgery fast & surgery-related books I'm reading
Saturday, February 06, 2016      8 comments

Day 3 of the liquid diet and I'm doing fine. I was head-achey and cranky the first couple of days but today is much better. In fact, I feel better in my body than I have in a long time. Surprising. I didn't expect it, but I welcome it. ... Read more
30 days
Monday, January 25, 2016      5 comments

For so long, surgery has been a far off option. Something that may or may not happen. And I took the classes and weighed the options - and it never seemed quite real. This morning, I woke up with the thought - 30 days until my surgery. ... Read more
Saturday, January 16, 2016      6 comments

Ouch - my tooth has broke into several pieces. My dentist x-rayed it and says it can't be saved, must be pulled. BUT he doesn't have any appts available next week & has put me on the cancellation call list. PLEASE let someone cancel on Monday... Read more

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