Trying to stay aware and getting back to the work of being a smaller person!
Here I am this past May, I am wearing my daughters size 12 American Eagle jeans- and they fit great! I went and purchased my own pair when I ret... Read more
My 2015 Blog- gearing up to lose that last 8 pounds
Here I am 80 pounds down. This is September 2014, I had my WLS (sleeve) in July of 2013. I am probably the slowest weigh loss losing surgery patient but I don't care... Read more
Gearing Up for 2014
Jim and I, I am 50 pounds down here
My good friend Rachel and I, I am 50 pounds down here.
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I have FINALLY re-entered the world of ONE-DERLAND!
If you look VERY closely you will see me high up in the trees. I am at Club Getaway, in Kent, CT. This is an adventure camp for kids and adults- it is awesome. I wa... Read more
I'm feeling good, plenty of NSVs to report.....
For those of you fortunate to never had to diet for long periods of time or numerous amounts of times an NSV stands for Non-Scale Victory. For us chronic dieters, lifestyle changers NSVs keep our sanity! The scale, while revered, can be a crue... Read more
Pity Party Over (well for now, you can never really trust me when it comes to pity parties!)
So my last couple of blogs have been about frustration- to the "I think I might have regrets" level. And today I am hear to say that I am working (and succeeding) at coming to peace with the fact that I am a very slow loser- even with WLS. I ... Read more
Dazed and Confused, where is my Sleeve Gastrectomy Journey leading me?
I haven't blogged regularly because I have no idea what the hell is going on! And I have been unable to reach my dietician, but I will keep trying.
It is like my nightmare is coming true- and I know this is irrational but what else am I to... Read more
Confessions of a Sleeve Gastrectomy Patient...only 6 weeks in...
I am mid week blogging to tell you about the horror moment I created for myself!
I am a smart woman, a master's degree and another 30 credits.. people come to me for help and listen to what I say-- I am smart. But then, I am not.
I wa... Read more
From Soften Mechanical Food to Full Bariatric Diet- finally!
On August 21st I will be done with all of the "baby steps" to this program- I will have conquered liquid, pureed and soft mechanical food. And what do I say, "Hip Hip Hooray!"
Well, I will admit I didn't really do the soft mechanical food... Read more
One Month In... can't believe it has been 4 weeks!
Wow, and I thought the liquid diet portion of this adventure was difficult. I now have a feeling each stage will have it's own challenges.
This week has been puree food, so I went CRAZY at the super market and bought $100 worth of puree ... Read more
Finally over a hump....
Okay so I think I suffered a smidge, emotionally from not being able to "eat"- I know I have been feeding myself- but it wasn't eating! I finally got use to it-- AND on Wednesday I get to eat some puree food. I was able to go to a restaurant w... Read more
Liquid diet sucks! If I can do this, I can do anything!!
It is day 14 post surgery and I have 10 more days on the liquid portion of this diet. At least I am more then half way through it! I will not spend too much bitching about the liquid diet part of my experience as I think anyone (even those tha... Read more
I am POST Surgery now, first week in...
That is me one week before surgery. I was in Bermuda learning about the history of island instruments- starting with the steel pan (drum). It is my "before" pictu... Read more
A Big Decision Made...... and I am scared and excited!
I have a big announcement to make, one that is just to inform, I am NOT looking for any negativity. When you read this please understand that I just spent the last 3 months going through a very comprehensive clearance procedure that included 10... Read more
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Week 3 March 26, 2012 Getting the mindset of a loser!
So I went to my sister's place for the weekend, and this usually is a disaster but ONLY because my sister and I like our wine and our dining out! BUT this visit was different. Not only did we eat better BUT we went on a long walk IN THE RAIN! ... Read more