2012 - I had Vertical Sleeve Gastric Surgery in October 2012, and this is my journey to push the fat girl aside and start living life without fear of lawn chairs, the middle seat, clothing shops and high heels. Among other things.

2017 - I'm preop for the Duodenal Switch procedure for my sleeve to help me get to goal weight....and to fix another hiatal hernia.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012


One of the great advantages of living down here is freshly grown citrus!  My co-worker brought me in two really lovely, super juicy lemons from her little patio tree.

There is a park near here that has a wild Grapefruit tree as well.  It isn't doing great this year, because of the drought that we've had, but a couple of years ago I was eating free grapefruit like a king!!!

This little dude has made my water drinking so much tastier today!


  1. I was just telling myself that I needed to drink more water. I've tried just about everything and while it works for you, lemon just doesn't do the trick for me.

  2. Water!!! yes, its can be a trick to get it in. I mean...sometimes, if I leave the lid on I dont drink as much. So crazy.

    Well, I hope you find a way to increase your H2O! :) Its been working wonders and this mornings weigh in was another great sign.

    Thank you so much for commenting and stopping by! T