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New Tattoos! (photos)
4/15/2014 9:41:46 PM,  2 COMMENTS

My half sleeve is almost complete - the "I Love You" is in my Mother's handwriting, so no matter what happens, I will always have those words from her...  Read more


I never thought I would see that day that...
4/14/2014 11:48:55 PM,  7 COMMENTS

I never thought I would see that that... 1. going to the gym is a top priority in my life 2. I would be considered fit 3. A 30 mile bi...  Read more


Reached My Goal! Woooooo Hoooooo!
4/14/2014 4:18:53 PM,  9 COMMENTS

Today I am eight months post-op and today at the surgeon's office I weighed in at 134 pounds -- 100 pounds lost since surgery! Woooooo Hooooo...  Read more


4/12/2014 9:23:59 AM,  1 COMMENTS

WARM LEMON WATER Aids with digestion: Warm lemon water helps to eliminate waste in the body. It helps with nausea, constipation, diarrhea...  Read more


Like a "Normal" person....
4/12/2014 8:43:31 AM,  9 COMMENTS

This WLS surgery journey has been amazing so far, to say the least. I am eight months post-op and down 97 pounds, only 3 pounds to my goal weight of...  Read more


A little cheese with my whine (yes, whine)
4/11/2014 2:36:55 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I'm going to whine a little bit. I'm feeling sorry for myself, even though I don't have a right to. I'm trying to shrug my foreboding feelings off, bu...  Read more


On My 4 Month Surgiversary...
4/10/2014 2:43:03 PM,  5 COMMENTS

In early 2013, I was what is termed "morbidly obese." I was a diabetic that had no control over what was happening to my blood sugar... I was killin...  Read more


Two Years (photos included)
4/10/2014 8:03:34 AM,  12 COMMENTS

Two years ago today, I was at Altoona Regional Hospital undergoing RNY Gastric Bypass Surgery. The night before my surgery, I weighed in at 246....  Read more


My biggest supporter
4/9/2014 9:45:03 PM,  5 COMMENTS

My daughter and I have been on this journey together. She is my supporter, my conscience, and my inspiration....  Read more


4/8/2014 4:24:16 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Boost your metabolism naturally with this ZERO CALORIE Detox Drink. Put down the diet sodas and crystal light and try this out for a week. You w...  Read more


Unstuck - Backstory and Forging Ahead!
4/8/2014 12:23:09 PM,  6 COMMENTS

I ran out of time yesterday and didn't get to blog WHY my tax experience this year was such a hurdle. It's been WAYYYYYY bigger and more complicated...  Read more


I'm happy here, but it's only a pit stop along the way...
4/8/2014 12:04:30 PM,  6 COMMENTS

So, I'm sort of stuck at 185 right now. I have confidence that I'll continue to lose, but for now I'm stuck. It's okay. I am not getting on the scale...  Read more


5 things interesting things about me
4/7/2014 10:50:04 PM,  4 COMMENTS

POTD - picture of the day for Pink Pirates 221 388 # 1 - pic of me and 5 interesting things about me 296 I started a small womens bib...  Read more


Finally Unstuck! Taxes Done! YAY!
4/7/2014 4:26:14 PM,  8 COMMENTS

I don't know many people that think doing their taxes is fun. 100 I certainly don't. For me, it's right up there with my annual & semi annual...  Read more


starting again
4/7/2014 9:32:48 AM,  4 COMMENTS

Need to get up earlier to take my walk. But going to try and begin walking around the park at least once a day. Which would be about half a mile. But...  Read more


Been away for a while
4/6/2014 12:42:40 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Trying to eat when you are gluten and lactose free is hard. And I have been suffering by trying to ignore what gluten does to my mood, intestines and...  Read more


'Blog-Worthy' Writing?
4/4/2014 10:01:57 AM,  9 COMMENTS

I've noticed that I've felt my only 'blog-worthy' writing is when I'm feeling upbeat and positive. Yes, writing upbeat blogs is a good thing. 224 I gu...  Read more


God's Thrift Store Beautiful
4/3/2014 8:40:22 AM,  7 COMMENTS

Walking inspiration this morning... I love rummage sales and thrift stores...minimal cost for the broken and beautiful BUT I WOULD NEVER PAY FULL...  Read more


4/2/2014 6:01:51 PM,  4 COMMENTS

WATER VS COKE 1. 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated. 2. In 37% of Americans, the thirst mechanism is so weak that it is often mi...  Read more


On the Mend
3/30/2014 1:48:15 PM,  7 COMMENTS

Hello Spark Peeps. It seems like every time I write a blog lately it begins with a "long time, no blog" statement. This time I actually have a...  Read more


OK, I Feel Like An Idiot Now (Calorie Counting Follow Up)
3/30/2014 10:14:13 AM,  6 COMMENTS

A week ago I ranted a bit about how much I hated calorie counting (because I do), but that I was frustrated at my continual stalls. I had decided I'd...  Read more


Get busy living... or get busy dying!
3/28/2014 12:52:49 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Hi Friends! That is one of my favorite lines of one of my favorite movies! But it applies to a lot in life... especially weight loss....  Read more


Low Sugar - No Sugar
3/28/2014 12:08:54 PM,  4 COMMENTS

I can't say that I'm 100% sugar free. There's hidden sugar in so many things and I'm not one to police myself to such an extreme. I do taste the sugar...  Read more


Feelings and Food
3/27/2014 5:10:45 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I'm not exactly comfortable expressing my feelings or for that matter even being able to name them when they occur. What I am good at is pushing them...  Read more


5 Day Pouch Test
3/27/2014 4:13:07 PM,  4 COMMENTS

I am 7.5 months post RNY. I have lost 92 pounds and over 40 inches. But I have started to "graze", "binge", and "cheat". The scale went up a poun...  Read more


Shopping - Success!
3/27/2014 2:39:20 PM,  4 COMMENTS

I went shopping today on my lunch. I actually bought a size 10! In just over 3 months, I've gone from a size 16-18 to a 10! I'm shocked and amazed....  Read more


Cheating with Chocolate......
3/26/2014 5:49:01 PM,  5 COMMENTS

I think it began when I started to add fruit back into my diet. Prunes were my first choice with only 8 calories per prune and I liked the benefits o...  Read more


Crazy Cat Lady Selfie #32
3/24/2014 3:32:50 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Me and my buddy Leroy ...  Read more


Yes, I'm a Christian....
3/23/2014 9:09:48 PM,  8 COMMENTS

Yes, I am a Christian. Yes, I can be the biggest hypocrite ever. I backslide. I stumble. I fall. I stray onto the wrong path. But God i...  Read more


Calorie Counting...Not My Favorite!
3/23/2014 9:52:52 AM,  6 COMMENTS

There are a few "diet" related things that I really dislike. At the top of that list is calorie counting. It's one of the reasons that I chose Weight...  Read more


3/22/2014 9:55:49 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Losing parents is hard but we all know we likely will face that in our lifetime. Losing siblings is different especially when you lose them but they a...  Read more


Another 3 pounds gone
3/22/2014 1:54:28 PM,  4 COMMENTS

I'm up to 42 pounds lost since my surgery December 16th. I feel so much better and have so much more energy. Down 3 sizes, almost 4 and can't be happi...  Read more


3/21/2014 10:56:10 AM,  3 COMMENTS

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Being noticed again
3/20/2014 1:20:31 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Okay, so I may have written about being invisible before. Well, I'm not invisible anymore. I'm seen. I get noticed in my car, I've been noticed in a b...  Read more


Stumbled But Not Down For The Count!
3/20/2014 6:23:08 AM,  5 COMMENTS

Today I'm off on another trip to see dd#2 play college softball. I'm flying out on the early plane. Missed her game on ESPN yesterday 18 DRAT! dd#1...  Read more


New Tattoos! (photos)
3/19/2014 9:04:39 PM,  3 COMMENTS

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3/19/2014 12:33:51 PM,  6 COMMENTS

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My Caffeine Paradox
3/18/2014 9:51:58 AM,  7 COMMENTS

It's no secret that I LOVE coffee!!! HOT skinny mochas and vanilla lattes make my mouth Happy, Happy, HAPPY! ! 106 106 106 My issue here is f...  Read more


That is a King Sized 10/4 Little Buddy
3/18/2014 9:09:49 AM,  5 COMMENTS

I woke up at 4:30 this morning on my day off so I could make it to 6 am X-bike (spinning). I will go back to the gym tonight for 4:30 PC Fit (kinda li...  Read more


We've lost our precious little Bella!
3/17/2014 3:10:06 PM,  9 COMMENTS

Sadlly we've lost our precious little bundle of love in a tragic accident... Our German Shepherd mix became over-zealous as they were playing an...  Read more


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