I Saw My Reflection Today

I am 5′ 8″ tall (unless you ask my doctor and then I am 5′ 7 3/4″ tall, but hey 5′ 8″ is so much easier to say and type).  I started this journey at 316 pounds.  At last weigh in I was right at 260 pounds.  I have been busy doing much more in life…

What Do You Eat After Weight Loss Surgery?

The first week after surgery you will not be eating much. Mostly, you will be adjusting to having a small pouch. You will be home after 1 to 4 days typically and you will be sore.

OMG, I have a Lump on my Side!

I woke my husband up last night to check out a lump on my left side. It was about 1:00 am and it was something he definitely needed to see. I have friends dealing with cancer and tumors and I take nothing lightly anymore. If something doesn’t feel right, I don’t ignore it, thinking it will go away. Nope. I get it checked.

Weigh In

An open look at what I weigh and how much I am losing as the days go on.

Learning More about Exercising

I will be the first to tell you that I am learning as I go.  Some days, I think I understand everything, and then things come at me and I realize that I have a long way to go.  Some things may be basic knowledge to some people when it comes to exercise, but honestly,…

I Hate Exercise…but I still do it.

I hate exercise.  I hate forcing myself to get up out of my comfy chair to go do exercise, especially in this Florida heat.  Just let me sleep and bring me my meals and books to read, and I will be completely happy…but what good does that do me in the long run as I…

Gastric Bypass (Roux en Y) What is it?

In the Gastric Bypass or Roux en Y procedure, which is what I had done, they take a small, thumb sized portion on the top of the stomach and separate it from the rest of the stomach and make a thumb-sized pouch.  They leave the rest of the stomach intact and then they clip the…

The Joys of Dumping

“Dumping? What the heck is that?” you ask.

Dumping is that (NOT) joyous event in your post weight loss surgery life where your body is explaining to you in a not so gentle way that you ate the wrong food and you should…

My Weight Loss Journey

At 46 years old, I cannot even begin to tell you how many diets I have tried: The Cabbage diet, the Green bean soup diet, the Grapefruit diet, the Atkins diet, Body by Vi, and so many more. Sure, I…

Reading Food Labels

I am amazed when I go to the grocery store and start reading the labels on the foods that I buy.  It started before weight loss surgery when I was having food allergy issues.  I was tested for numerous…