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.

Monday, June 23, 2014


Obligatory posting, as I am not feeling it. 

Hovering in the 234's still.  STILL. 


Saturday before last I hurt my lower back lifting weights. Too heavy too soon. So I've been resting, icing, & chiropractor visits.

However, I've been mostly worried that I had ruined myself for my upcoming holiday!!! This Saturday we leave for Iceland!!!!!! So very excited!! 

Lots of walking, site-seeing and relaxing. I can't wait! 

Photo from my last visit in 2012. 

Monday, June 9, 2014

This week....more water

Went to see movies this weekend and had popcorn twice. 

Even when its just a little bit, its still a SALT BOMB!!!!

Time to get back on the water!!

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Baby Steps

Making a few better choices each day:

Bought a scone yesterday.  Ate a bite of it and didn't enjoy it. Actually spat it out. 

The rest of that damn thing was still on my desk this morning. Old food habits are hard to break. 

Scones = Love = Yummy...how could I NOT want it?????

I threw it out this morning. 

baby steps girl baby steps.

WI this morning: 234.2

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

H2O to the rescue

Once again - water habits pick up - weight drops off.

234.2 today.  

Monday, June 2, 2014

May 2104 Monthly Recap

May is done and in the books.  

It was a 0 sum month for me, which all in all is a success.  Lots of bouncing around and not following the rules:

Lots of carbs
Lots of Sugar
Not enough water
Not enough sleep

The numbers:

May 1- 236.4
May 2- 234
May 3 - 234.4
May 4- 234.4
May 5 - 236
May 6 - 236
May 7 - 237
May 8 - 236.8
May 10 - 235
May 11 - 235.2
May 12 - 234.8
May 13 - 235.2
May 14 - 234
May 15 - 233.4
May 16 - 233.8
May 17 - 233
May 18 - 234
May 19 - 234
May 21 - 236.2
May 25 - 235.5
May 26 - 236.6
May 27 - 237
May 28 - 236.6
May 29 - 235.8
May 30 - 237
May 31 - 236.4

June - Total Lost - 0lbs
Overall Lost  - 64.6lbs

This one hurts. I'm going to have to change my tracker from 67lost to 64 lost.  :(   Let that be a lesson to me!! 

I would say that June was full of compliance and excuses.  Once I started back on my water, I saw some change.  As well - I stated back to the gym again. Always a good thing. 

Despite this lull in progress, I'm quietly enthusiastic about June.   I have my 2 week trip to Iceland starting on the 28th.  This time I am at a weight were Iam allowed to ride the Icelandic horses!!!  So I'm super enthused about that.  As well as all the rest of the walking and hiking that we will be doing.  I can't wait.

June at work is going to suck. But... I've decided that no matter what. I'm getting my water in.  That is the MINIMUM that I will do for myself.

Another boring monthly update, but... it comes and goes in swings.