How to talk to Neil
Monday, August 05, 2013 11 comments
I met Neil, a young man in his mid twenties, a couple of years ago. We attend the same gym at the same time most days. He has special needs, is physically able but mentally about 7-10 years old. His grandmother drops him off to exercise every... Read more
Emilina got mugged
Thursday, July 11, 2013 9 comments
Emilina is a single mother who works with me. She was mugged yesterday. She lives in a township that is notoriously violent called Pienaar. She does not take her lunch hour or tea time so that she can leave early, to run the gauntlet to get h... Read more
Was that Dumping Syndrome?
Tuesday, July 02, 2013 13 comments
My Spark Buddy CORTNEY-LEE was blogging about the delightful deliciousness of eating globs of peanut butter, and about keeping portions limited to 1 tablespoon. That developed into my own PB inclination. Before my RNY surgery I loved putt... Read more
Elephants and Rhinos in my garden?
Sunday, June 23, 2013 13 comments
Last night I heard that our neighbour who farms game on the property next to ours, proposed that we drop the fence between our farms. We have small (read non lethal, small includes giraffe though, go figure) game on our farm. When that happens... Read more
What I love about losing 29kg
Sunday, June 09, 2013 11 comments
I love not having to park my car right at the end of the parking lot. I could never park right next to another vehicle and still open my door wide enough to get out without pushing into the vehicle next to me. I love being able to sleep flat... Read more
23 Days after my RNY Surgery
Thursday, June 06, 2013 11 comments
I am feeling great! Thank you for all your support, best wishes and prayers! Today I turned to get something in the house and ran a couple of steps (I wasn't thinking) and it did not hurt, it actually felt wonderful. I stopped short and... Read more
Twelve days after RNY Surgery
Sunday, May 26, 2013 15 comments
I had my surgery 12 days ago, and I have lost 5kg (roughly 10lb) I am starting to see the beginnings of collar bones and bones in my hands. (Good bye baby dimples) I am 6kg away from being overweight, instead of obese. My clips have been r... Read more
I survived! I am back and feeling great.
Monday, May 20, 2013 16 comments
My RNY surgery was on the 14th, and I am starting to feel like myself again. The miracle happened. I am now seeing food as something that I would either like to put into my body or not. (Love having those pesky ghrelin glands choked off, they... Read more
Good Bye Sparkworld!
Sunday, May 12, 2013 22 comments
When you hear from me again I will have had my Gastric Bypass surgery. My stomach will be a small pouch. My gherelin glands (those pesky ones in the stomach that make the feel-hungry-put-energy-into-fa
t-cells hormone) will be safely separa... Read more
Thirteen Days to the Surgery that almost wasn't!
Wednesday, May 01, 2013 12 comments
Journal 18 April 2013
Thursday, April 18, 2013 7 comments
Journal 15 April 2013
Monday, April 15, 2013 2 comments
Journal 10 April 2013
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 5 comments
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