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I had to do some major rearranging in my life. At 5'3" tall, I was tipping the scales at 260 pounds. I needed to do something.

I have struggled with my weight all of my life. I can not remember a time when I wasn't on some type of fad diet trying to lose weight.

After many failed attempts, and the realization that years of abusing my body had taken a toll, I decided to look into Weight Loss Surgery (WLS)

Like many people, I thought surgery was the "easy way out" and for years refused to even consider it. I found myself at wits end however, and it was starting to look like a possible option.

I did my research, attended a seminar given by the local hospitals Bariatric Team, and then, with all information in hand, I made an appointment with my family doctor. Together, her and I decided that WLS was a very viable option.

On April 10, 2012 I underwent Roux N Y Gastric Bypass Surgery. It was NOT easy. It was a struggle each and every day, but in the end was totally and completely worth it.

To date I have lost 137 pounds.
I went from a Size 22/24 to a 2/4

Best of all, I have discovered a part of me I never, ever, not even in a million years, knew existed... my inner athlete. Apparently, she was hiding deep inside somewhere I never knew existed.

I went from not even being able to walk up a flight of stairs to completing a 8 Mile Mud Run.

Now, that I have done all of the rearranging - it is working on maintaining all that I have accomplished.

Member Since: 5/21/2010

Fitness Minutes: 69,867

My Goals:
To maintain my weight loss.

Mud on the Mountain May 2014

YMCA's Sprint-Tri August 2014

Hershey 1/2 Marathon 2015

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Be Awesome

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35 years old

long term relationship

cat lover

child free

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Draco Malfoy lover

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    The gym did indeed go very well, thanks for the good wishes!
    1620 days ago
    I hope I start liking the gym as much as you do!
    1621 days ago
    Thanks for the comment on my blog. Stupid jeans makers! I got my hopes up and excited about my pants size only to find out they changed them? LOL Darn them!
    1630 days ago
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    Leroy and Lucy Cat look just like my kitty!!! His name is 'Tinker', but I call him 'Kitty'. Drives dd#3 nuts that her mom has turned into what she calls 'a crazy cat lady'. She's 12, so EVERYTHING I do drives her nuts, but makes me laugh emoticon

    I'll post some pics of my kitty when we get past all the vet drama~

    Seeing your kitty pics REALLY cheered me up!

    Happy Day! emoticon
    1682 days ago

    Comment edited on: 11/12/2013 2:11:30 PM
    Hey Girl!!
    Your Grammy sounds like such a sweetheart, and a bit of a character too. Just enjoy her as much as possible. I have told you this before, but I would pay a lot for just one more day at my Oumie's house. Even if she did bully me in the nicest way possible.

    Different Note: In that picture, you and your BFF Amamda look like sisters.

    Time for me to get some sleep. DH is at a hunting competition for a couple of days, to get his national colors. (I did not know you could hunt as a real sport, may it NEVER get olympic status!!)
    They all use the same farm, they have to shoot 3 species on foot in a certain number of days. The judge cuts the game open and allocates marks for a neck, head, heart or lung shot.
    Not for me...but DH and his buddies love it.

    Have a great day, and enjoy those awesome workouts!
    1687 days ago
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