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1 week post op!!!
7/10/2014 7:42:12 AM,  0 COMMENTS

Wow! time has flown by. I feel fantastic. I'm down 9 pounds since my surgery date and 31 pounds total. I'm starting my full liquid stage of my post op...  Read more


7/9/2014 9:23:17 PM,  7 COMMENTS

Well this plateau is really startng to get me down! But I don't want to give in. I am having a lot of challenges. First, this week and last, my act...  Read more


post op day 5
7/8/2014 6:51:09 PM,  0 COMMENTS

Felt really great today. only having intermittent pain on the right incision site. All of the incision sites look good. I still can't sleep on my side...  Read more


Gastric Sleeve - 1 week post op or the "Joys of Broth".
7/8/2014 6:32:17 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I am not a sweet person. OK, I may be a sweet person, but my Achilles Heel was never ice cream, soda, cake or cookies. My weakness is cheese, chips, s...  Read more


Old Habits Die Hard
7/8/2014 8:49:05 AM,  2 COMMENTS

Having being extremely overweight for so many years, I now can see that I did turn to food for comfort. I was fat, what's the harm in that extra cooki...  Read more


NSVs Galore and it's only 8 a.m.!!!
7/7/2014 11:40:28 AM,  2 COMMENTS

Some bad life drama is going on around me, but I am focusing on my positives. 224 Enough time to whine and vent blog later! Today I've had at l...  Read more


Charting my course
7/7/2014 11:18:07 AM,  2 COMMENTS

I had a great honeymoon week off with my new husband, my new best friend. We had a sort of staycation honeymoon, opting not to go out of town just ye...  Read more


Post Op Day 3 Gastric Sleeve
7/6/2014 8:16:48 PM,  0 COMMENTS

Its been a while since I've posted. In the past couple of years since I have been active on SparkPeople I have gained ALOT of weight, so I decided to...  Read more


Setting and Meeting Goals
7/5/2014 12:29:29 PM,  0 COMMENTS

So nearly 3 months has passed since my last informative blog...sorry, but I have so little time to do what need to do in a day, you have to choose you...  Read more


Gastric Sleeve - 3 days post-op
7/5/2014 11:45:58 AM,  3 COMMENTS

Had a little panic attack this morning. Thought to myself, " really did it this time. You can't go back. You jumped out of the airplane and...  Read more


Bucket List Goal
7/4/2014 3:39:54 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I have decided to add a Wild Africa Trek tour to my Bucket List. I would LOVE to be able to photograph the safari animals up-close. The brochure...  Read more


Independence Day
7/4/2014 1:05:56 PM,  11 COMMENTS

ON JULY 4th REMEMBER - Have you ever wondered what happened to the 56 men who signed the Declaration of Independence? 232 Five signers wer...  Read more


Gastric Sleeve - 1 day post op
7/3/2014 4:17:58 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I'm home! Had my Gastric Sleeve yesterday and want to record everything before I get too tired or forget. First off, I wantt o say that Roger William'...  Read more


Independence Day Eve
7/3/2014 3:36:13 PM,  9 COMMENTS

Well another week has passed and another medical procedure is done. I had carpal tunnel surgery on my primary hand. This has been a challenge as my...  Read more


July Bang!
7/2/2014 9:08:25 PM,  4 COMMENTS

As always I look forward to production shutdown and this time is no different expect I threw a wedding into the mix. Five days now have past since my...  Read more


Teeny But Effective Motivation (Pic)
7/2/2014 11:15:30 AM,  5 COMMENTS

Wearing dd#2's college softball work out clothes (and her hand-me-down-team-trainer shoes) for my morning walk! Haven't walked in MONTHS!,...  Read more


Wow, I am married now!!!!!
6/30/2014 9:52:53 AM,  15 COMMENTS

Finally, jumped the broom, was declared man and wife and I let out a big hallelujah! Glory be to God, all praises unto to Him. Louis and I are very...  Read more


Gastric Sleeve - 3 days away
6/29/2014 12:05:41 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Hi all, I have been a member of Sparkpeople for about 6 years on and off. It has always helped me be successful in weight loss, until I get distract...  Read more


Getting closer...
6/28/2014 2:12:32 PM,  2 COMMENTS

So this week was pretty good. I went to the pulmonologist and everything went well there. I have a spirometry test that I need to do this coming wee...  Read more


Miss my little Josie
6/26/2014 4:59:56 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Last week was really difficult for me. One of our chihuahuas (Josie) passed unexpectedly. I've always known when a pet has been sick and had the opp...  Read more


6/26/2014 10:57:05 AM,  14 COMMENTS

Well this is just a normal weekly blog. Nothing really noteworthy to talk about. My weight loss is still in a plateau. I think I know what might be...  Read more


Random Victories - 1H 2014
6/26/2014 10:52:14 AM,  2 COMMENTS

At work this is the time of year where we have to self evaluate and write our accomplishments for the 1st half of the year. It is always a tough thing...  Read more


6/23/2014 10:41:50 AM,  2 COMMENTS

I was so mad that my alarm didn't go off this morning. I set it for 5:50 so I could get up and go walking for about and hour before heading to school...  Read more


Oprah Magazine - "Stress Relief Navy Seal Style" aka Motivation
6/22/2014 1:58:04 PM,  1 COMMENTS

In the July 2014 issue of Oprah magazine Kathryn Wallace wrote an article "Stress Relief - Navy Seals Style." p. 62-63 I find it's really about...  Read more


Surgery Coming! Thank You, Save the She Beast Campaign! PICS
6/22/2014 12:24:51 PM,  11 COMMENTS

Now that all of the fund raising is done, I can post more openly about it without violating any Spark People terms of use. My daughter started the Sa...  Read more


Be careful what you wish for....
6/21/2014 7:17:04 PM,  0 COMMENTS

I have been hoping and wishing that my hubby were more on board with this whole getting-healthier thing. He has always been supportive, but passively...  Read more


Uh oh...
6/21/2014 1:02:49 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Not a whole lot of excitement this week. I did go see the cardiologist though. I had a quick EKG taken which was a piece of cake. My blood pressure...  Read more


Summer is here!
6/20/2014 10:38:24 AM,  18 COMMENTS

Remember a few months ago when we were talking about the long cold winter, and how we couldn't wait for summer. I want the cold back! Whaaa! Yes it...  Read more


Entering In....
6/20/2014 12:57:37 AM,  4 COMMENTS

Getting down to the wire, in a festive frenzy for my June 28th nuptials. I am being tested of my patience at this time in my life that is really shoo...  Read more


New Diet Bet
6/19/2014 9:17:44 AM,  0 COMMENTS

I found a new Diet Bet to join, which was a goal of mine this week. It's a "summer slimdown" with about 130 people playing the game. I like the cam...  Read more


Almost one year
6/18/2014 8:03:23 PM,  3 COMMENTS

It has been almost one year since I have made changes in my life and the journey has been breath taking. I feel really wonderful and everyday I give G...  Read more


Food Reality
6/18/2014 11:21:42 AM,  2 COMMENTS

It's a blog 2-fer today! Wanted to separate my 104 224 stuff from my 2 29 28 15 Yesterday's food plan was going well, but somehow...  Read more


Horse Riding! (pic)
6/18/2014 10:38:22 AM,  6 COMMENTS

REALLY???? ME???? AFTER 20 YEARS???? 40 At my ~300 lb self, I was always afraid I would hurt the horse. 24 I wouldn't even...  Read more


Lose 100 pounds and people notice....
6/17/2014 4:49:04 PM,  15 COMMENTS

I have been on this weight loss journey in earnest since last July 15. I have been losing weight all along, and none of my co-workers had said anythi...  Read more


3 day juice fast
6/17/2014 11:34:00 AM,  1 COMMENTS

That juice fast had to be the hardest thing I have done in awhile. I even cheated and ate food on day 2. I was so hungry and was shaky so I ate. I...  Read more


9 Months Ago Today
6/16/2014 8:45:39 AM,  4 COMMENTS

Today is the 9-month anniversary of the best decision I've probably ever made - for certain the best decision of my life after age 35 of so. I'm so g...  Read more


Weekly Highlights and Decisions
6/15/2014 1:19:35 PM,  1 COMMENTS

This past week has been crazy. My stomach has been hurting and I haven't felt good for a number of weeks. Couple that with the stall I've been in and...  Read more


5 Day Pouch Test - So What Did I Learn???
6/14/2014 11:17:58 AM,  7 COMMENTS

Key Learnings for me: - I wasn't starvingly, uncomfortably hungry - I didn't have to be 'perfect' on the plan for it to work (I was 90%) It...  Read more


What a difference a year makes....
6/13/2014 2:35:35 PM,  17 COMMENTS

When I reflect on where I was a year ago and where I am today, I amaze myself. I would have never thought it possible to make such a major transforma...  Read more


Getting it done...
6/12/2014 6:44:00 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Ok, it's been about 2 weeks since I last wrote but things are going along well. I've had my psych consult today and met with one of the docs. I also...  Read more


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