Finally - Cholesterol Level Success
Thursday, November 01, 2012      2 comments

I have been working for what seems forever on reducing my cholesterol levels! Ever since my Gastric Bypass surgery, i've been expecting that i would be one of the high percentage of patients who would see a big drop in cholesterol levels post s... Read more
Play Day at the USNWWC
Wednesday, August 22, 2012      3 comments

I just spent an amazing day at the US National Whitewater Center in Charlotte, NC! It was one of the best days I can remember in recent years. It was amazing for a couple of reasons: 1. My hubby and I both took a much needed vacation day an... Read more
Thankful for Hubby!
Thursday, July 19, 2012      6 comments

I have an amazingly supportive husband - a true blessing in my fitness journey! This morning, I got out of bed at 3:30 as usual for my morning workout and when I came out of the bathroom dressed and ready to go, I ran into my hubby dressed and ... Read more
Why I donate blood
Wednesday, April 25, 2012      4 comments

Today I donated a pint of blood in the hopes that it will contribute to the health and well being of someone I may never know. I started donating at the age of 17 while in high school - then because it was a cool thing to say you did! I went t... Read more
Day 40 - No TV
Sunday, April 01, 2012      3 comments

Well, here it is at last, the final day of my absolutely no TV during Lent commitment. And what did I learn? Silence is golden! Although I thought the time would go slow and I would be missing so much, I really didn't miss anything. What I g... Read more
Shadows of My Former Self
Saturday, March 31, 2012      1 comments

I love getting up early to walk 6 days a week. My walks normally start around 4:30ish - even on Saturdays. There's just something about heading out while I can still see the stars and moonlight on a clear morning, but yet hear the birds who ar... Read more
Day 19 - Am I really enjoying this?
Sunday, March 11, 2012      0 comments

Ok, let me confess upfront - I had a snack binge yesterday as I was working a charity event - no excuses, just bad planning. I'm not letting that get me down - just need to be very cognizant this week of the impact to my weight and to get back ... Read more
Day 12 of No TV/No Unplanned Snacks
Sunday, March 04, 2012      0 comments

Wow, I do have to say, as much as I wasn't overly thrilled with the tugging I got from the Holy Spirit to give up TV for 40 days, I'm actually feeling pretty good about it at this point! I'm really engrossed in Condoleeza Rice's memoirs and loo... Read more
Day 5 of my Lent Challenge
Sunday, February 26, 2012      0 comments

I have to say, I'm actually feeling in a really good mood since the start of my 40 days of no TV / no unplanned snacks committment. I've been reading a lot more. Picked up biography of Tim Tebow and the memoirs of Condoleeza Rice, both of whom... Read more
40 day No TV / No Snack Lent Commitment
Wednesday, February 22, 2012      1 comments

I have not traditionally been one who has "given up" something for Lent. Growing up, this was something I was told to do, so I would give up something that was easy for me to do so it wouldn't be too uncomfortable and still satisfy some unwritt... Read more
Doctor Follow Up
Wednesday, December 07, 2011      2 comments

Went for my 6 month checkup today at Carolinas Weight Management and Wellness Center. It's been 30 weeks since my RNY GB surgery! Total weight loss since the first day of my pre-op diet is 94 lbs! Couldn't be more thrilled with results so fa... Read more
Stress Challenge Day 2
Tuesday, November 15, 2011      1 comments

Last night I was hoping the control room would wind down after the 6 pm call with execs and be uneventful. Of course, 30 min before close, we get a whopper of an issue (or so we thought) and had to scurry a bit to ensure a team of SBBs in Georg... Read more
Stress Challenge, Week 1 Day 1
Monday, November 14, 2011      0 comments

Not a bad time to start my stress challenge - the day the BCS business control room opens! Of course, when I opened the bridgline at 8 am, there were already folks on the line (band 3s!) ready for some type of formal update. I hadn't planned o... Read more