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Ready to start tracking again, so I can start losing weight again.
Thursday, March 30, 2017      2 comments

Its been five months since I logged into Spark People, and I have managed to maintain my weight between 169 and 174 pounds. I still feel that I can lose 24 pounds more, and get down to my goal weight of 150. I have let some of my bad habits re... Read more
Checking in a year after gastric bypass
Sunday, December 18, 2016      2 comments

Hi all, figured I would do a short update. Its just over a year since I had my Gastric Bypass surgery and I am doing great. My weight has remained in the 170 range for the past five or so months which is fine by me. Perhaps I will try to get ... Read more
We all need to remember to be S.M.A.R.T.
Monday, May 16, 2016      2 comments

I read a blog today by AUTIEJ that talked about using S.M.A.R.T. goals, Significant, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant and Tenacious (instead of Time) to help her keep on track. She talked about how Time was not a good measure for weight loss, b... Read more
Still addicted to potato chips... not a good thing...
Sunday, May 08, 2016      4 comments

Yup, put a bag of chips in front of me and my resolve to not eat them dissolves faster than sugar in tea... It is not helping at all that my tenant sits at the kitchen table and eats a large bag of chips in one sitting, frequently! I can tell ... Read more
Starting to see the skinny in me!!
Monday, April 18, 2016      6 comments

Yup, I finally am able to see myself as skinnier than when I started this journey, but its been a long time coming. I knew that I had lost a lot of weight, from my heaviest of 265 almost twenty years ago, I am now down to 177.6, but it was not ... Read more
Three month checkup tomorrow morning
Wednesday, March 16, 2016      5 comments

Yup, hard to believe its been three full months since my surgery, 3.5 actually but who's counting... lol. I feel like a whole new person compared to how I felt going into surgery. Still learning to eat in moderation, those three meals a day ha... Read more
A day dealing with pain is not fun...
Monday, March 14, 2016      1 comments

Every so often I get a very sharp pain in my back by my left shoulder blade, the result of landing on a high jump bar way back in high school. Most times I can move, twist or bend and it will go away quickly, but today I woke up with the pain a... Read more
The ups and downs on this journey of mine
Thursday, March 10, 2016      2 comments

For me there have been a lot of ups since my Gastric Bypass surgery Nov 30, 2015, but there have been some downs as well. The best up of course is watching the numbers on the scale, the inches on various body parts, and clothing size drop... go... Read more
The ups and downs on this journey of mine
Thursday, March 10, 2016      1 comments

For me there have been a lot of ups since my Gastric Bypass surgery Nov 30, 2015, but there have been some downs as well. The best up of course is watching the numbers on the scale, the inches on various body parts, and clothing size drop... go... Read more
I am committed to this journey!! I am the Little Train Who Could!
Friday, February 19, 2016      4 comments

Like a lot of people who start using SparkPeople, I was doing great the first two times I started up with SparkPeople but health issues set me back both times. This time I plan on success, because I do not want to go back to being that unhealth... Read more
My Big Happy Today
Thursday, February 11, 2016      2 comments

I spent a long morning keeping a friend calm as she went for an appointment with a team of doctors, along the same line as House. A two hour expected appointment stretched into 5 hours before we were finally able to sit down and have lunch, and... Read more
Sneaking in protein to make my daily goal
Tuesday, February 09, 2016      2 comments

I spent a good half hour puzzling over how to get my protein up to the minimum of 60 that my Bariatric clinic has said I need to take in daily. I did not want anything really heavy, having set my mind on a nice smoothie as my snack to finish of... Read more
How my cold affected my weight loss, and other thoughts
Sunday, February 07, 2016      1 comments

I have had a cold since January 20th, but thankfully it seems to finally be easing up to where I only coughed a few times and not for the prolonged periods that it had been happening. I need to get downtown tomorrow, and take care of some busin... Read more
Shopping mistake...
Friday, February 05, 2016      4 comments

Yup, I let myself get lured in by my biggest enemy, a large bag of chips... Thought to myself, just as a reward, one small handful of chips then put the bag away for at least a few weeks before allowing myself to have another small handful. I d... Read more
Losing weight shaming?? Really!
Saturday, January 30, 2016      5 comments

A friend of mine wrote a very harsh post on facebook the other day, and it has struck a sour note with me because of the nature of her comments. She is quite overweight and was sounding off about the people who offer her advice on what to eat t... Read more

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