How am I feeling....I mean doing...
Monday, September 18, 2017      17 comments

I had a bit of a revelation for myself this weekend. I have spent a lot of years worrying about how I was feeling. How are you feeling? How is anyone feeling? You know, I'm feeling what I feel. Sometimes it's good. Most of the time it ... Read more
Catching up: 2 year update and life is a ball of stress!
Sunday, August 20, 2017      12 comments

I had my two year check up a couple of weeks ago. I was disappointed because I am not at the goal weight I set for myself- and I have bounced back up a few pounds from my lowest a year ago. I will say that I'm stubborn- no big surprise to anyone... Read more
18 month update and challenge update
Tuesday, February 21, 2017      11 comments

I'm 18 months out from surgery now. I have actually gone backwards during this last challenge and put a few pounds back on. It's been a real struggle to maintain and I still have some really bad eating habits that are not broken. Surgery does no... Read more
It's a new year- and I'm feeling good
Sunday, January 01, 2017      14 comments

It's been awhile since I posted here. I am sort of in a holding pattern with life lately and have had a lot of life stress going on. But a catch up on health issues: I am soon to be 17 months out from surgery. I am below my Dr.'s goal-... Read more
14 months post op and Challenge update
Thursday, October 06, 2016      9 comments

We are entering our 1/2 way point of the fall challenge. I've been doing BL Challenges since early on in my SP time- 2009 sometime. I was on the Sapphire team until they closed down, and I've been on the purple team since then. Every ... Read more
1 year surgery update
Sunday, August 14, 2016      19 comments

I haven't been posting much as I have been going through other surgeries the last couple months and it's been rough recovering. I had RNY surgery August 4th of last year. My main motivation was to lose weight for back surgery which I needed... Read more
10 months update and another surgery
Sunday, June 19, 2016      10 comments

I'll be offline for a bit now. Last summer I was trying to find a way to live and had a great Doctor give me some reality checks that set me on a whole new path. Since then I've had RNY, lost about 130 pounds (I'd already lost some pre-surgery) ... Read more
I've forgotten how to have a goal
Monday, May 16, 2016      10 comments

I think I've forgotten how to have a goal. My goals were always weight related- losing related. I wanted to lose weight for so long and it was always the goal, and since I never could make progress, it became nothing. And then it was to liv... Read more
9 month progress photos
Tuesday, May 03, 2016      10 comments

I haven't felt much like blogging lately. I'm just sort of- doing life I suppose. I had this surgery 9 months ago so that I could potentially have back surgery to fix my spine, which is very damaged from years of being 350-400+ pounds and f... Read more
Reality Check
Wednesday, March 16, 2016      14 comments

It's been a rough couple months. I'm still having some issues with feeling...good. Which is something I have kind of stopped expecting but it still catches me by surprise when it goes on too long. It's still better compared to last year. I'... Read more
7 month progress update
Sunday, March 06, 2016      10 comments

I'm not sure a lot changed since last month, but I have seen some NSv progress that is worth sharing. 1. I went shopping in a brick store a week ago. 7 months ago I was in a 5 x everything. I purchased new stuff and if it's cotton pants ... Read more
Six Month Progress Photos
Thursday, February 04, 2016      16 comments

Wanted to quickly post photos of my the day before surgery- at 3 months out and at 6 months out (now). Sometimes when I'm discouraged it helps me to see there is progress. And I've moved. so the doorway is different. Loving my tiny house! ... Read more
Not the easy way
Sunday, January 31, 2016      17 comments

Despite what I used to think- or others might think- getting surgery for weight loss is NOT the 'easy way'. For one thing- it's like being forced into detox with an addiction- your emotional crutches all gone- I went into this with no real ... Read more
New beginning: New Year!
Wednesday, January 06, 2016      11 comments

I wanted to share a moment of bliss I had today. (This is long- sorry) Sunday was my month 5 surgiversary. I didn't meet my goal of -100 on that day, but I have this week. I still have a long way to go though, and it's easy to feel like the effo... Read more
New beginnings: through my eyes
Wednesday, December 09, 2015      16 comments

I never see myself the way I am. I tend to see what I think I've always seen- someone who is overweight and, therefore, not attractive. I've had moments when I could 'see' someone different, but it's hard. Back when I joined SP in 2009 I wa... Read more

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