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.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013


Ug, I've not been getting enough sleep at all this last week.  Last night I was up until almost 1am and up at 6:30.  This will not due.

Weigh in this morning: 255.4

Yesterday I didn't get in enough water at all.  However, I did get in a weights session and it felt great! 

Front squats - 3 sets x 5 reps (45lbs - just the bar)
Bench press - 3 sets 5 reps (1x 65, 2x 75)
1 Arm dumbbell rows - 3 sets each arm x 5 reps (30lbs)

Very pleased!

Came home and caught up on Biggest Loser on hulu, I'm feeling kind of sad this season. It kind of feels like finally, its a gameshow (as it really is) and even though they are doing some great stuff with the kids, I get the feeling that it really isn't about helping these people.  Or perhaps, these people are just not thriving like in previous seasons. 

Ah well - I know that I'll keep watching... this season is going to be a lot less crying and eating icecream while I do it though!!


  1. Sometimes I feel so tired I just don't want to push through! I totally get it. I am having issues working out on weekends. It's like I forget. Good job weight training. Keep it up!

    1. More sleep is in order for us both! Now...to find the time to do it. ;)

  2. This is so good! I need to start lifting weights, and I was thinking of getting a trainer because I don't even know where to start.

    1. You don't need a trainer! Star by doming push ups in the mornings!! Plus... Since ipaid for my surgery and I know u are too.... Trainers are expensive!!!!