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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

It's time to prepare

Monday, January 11, 2016      7 comments

I want to start by thanking my SP buddies for their concern. Surgery isn't something to be undertaken lightly in any circumstance - and I haven't. I've been in the process of getting this surgery for 3 years. Thanks to Canada's health care sy... Read more

Have a date for bariatric surgery

Sunday, January 10, 2016      14 comments

Ever since I took the call on Friday, my head has been spinning. I have a date for bariatric surgery: Feb 25th. I've done my research & I know this is the best health decision for me. I have mixed feelings. Mostly excitement because I... Read more


Saturday, January 09, 2016      4 comments

Feeling a bit brittle today. Woke up grumpy. Received news I have deeply conflicting emotions about. I need to reflect on it more deeply. Sort things out a bit before I make any decisions. Still exercises & blogged but slipped on the water a... Read more

Conflicting Healthy Habits

Thursday, January 07, 2016      5 comments

Right now my healthy habit of blogging daily is in conflict with my healthy habit of being in bed by 10 so I'm well rested the next day. So a quickie this must be. Today I did my best to take good care of myself, I drank water, I didn't overeat... Read more

After 6 days of exercising

Wednesday, January 06, 2016      7 comments

Six days of daily exercise and I'm feeling good. I'm starting to remember how awesome exercise made me feel when I was fit and that motivates me to go further. Each day I've had to talk myself into doing my planned routine and each day I've be... Read more

3 ways I took care of myself today

Tuesday, January 05, 2016      7 comments

Today I took care of myself by: 1. Speaking Up for Myself Instead of just toughing it out as I would have in the past, - and then burning out - I spoke up for myself. I let my boss know that the demand for my services (employment co... Read more

First work day of 2016

Monday, January 04, 2016      4 comments

One of my resolutions was to make a conscious effort to balance my drive to excel at work with taking care of myself and my health. That resolution was tested like a million times today! I stayed conscious of what was happening all day but... Read more

Horse day

Sunday, January 03, 2016      6 comments

I think I need a bath. Every muscle and joint is reminding me that riding is hard work. Poor Romeo was sweating today too. We've only ridden twice in the last 8 weeks and we're both out of shape. Romeo's girth had to be let out 3 inches! ... Read more

Jan goals & week's exercise plan

Saturday, January 02, 2016      6 comments

2015 was a nightmare on so many levels but I am hopeful that the worst is over and that 2016 will be kinder and gentler, a time to recover and rebuild. January goals: 1. Begin each work day with the mindful intention of learning of ba... Read more

to myself

Friday, January 01, 2016      5 comments

Go gently forward into 2016. Remember that caring for yourself is your number one priority. Take the time you need to reflect upon the life you want to build. Be specific in your dreams. Take small steps, consistently, to bring those dreams i... Read more

Progress Update and new goals

Wednesday, July 15, 2015      7 comments

Three weeks ago, in my last blog, I made these goals for myself: 1. Make the healthiest choice possible in that moment. emoticonRead more

My mother's body

Tuesday, June 23, 2015      14 comments

photo of my parents and me, taken yesterday I have my mother's body. From my earliest memories, I have watched my mother try to change her body. ... Read more

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