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, March 12, 2014

Office Stress + NSV + New Low

The budget closed, I finished in time. Wok stress is reduced by half. 

I'm always WAY more stressed about it during...and then after I'm all... WTF was so hard.  Of course - this will be repeated next month.   Learning the new system was not easy, so I'm pleased with my efforts.

I'm just really pleased that I did not run to the vending machine for "relief".  That is a major NSV for me.  I also gave my husband the small bills out of my wallet.  There is nothing more tempting then having singles that I can just slot in there for some snacks.   Go me - preemptive snack stopping.

Weight in this morning... and astounding 232.8lbs.

Another new low.   I'm feeling like its the heady days of post-surgery.  But... the truth is that I'm simply doing things the way that I'm supposed to:

  • Tracking my intake
  • No extra mid meal snacking on an extra 500 of calories a day. 
  • Drinking more water
  • Eating LOTS of good proteins (dinner for sure, but trying to get them in all day)
  • Breakfast protein always
  • Haven't bought ice cream in ages
Its the little things things that are adding up.


  1. You for sure get a gold star! Congrats on your new low. It takes hard work and commitment, but you're doing it. Thanks for being such a great example :-)

    1. :) I'm an example alright!! hahah Its nice to read back and see the struggle,but that keeping on track means that there is a reward further down. Thats the true value of blogging to me!! I can't wait to see your success when you get your surgery! Its going to be amazing!

  2. So glad your stress level is down, along with your weight! Congratulations!

    1. stress and poor sleep. a weight loss killer!! Thanks muc for the kind words. Your blog inspires me to do more travel. Must get to NYC in the next couple of years.