GOAL SETTING, KEEPING IT SIMPLE

RESOLUTION: a firm decision to do or not to do something. – random online dictionary INSANITY: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. – Albert Einstein This year has been full of challenges, difficulties, and successes.  Two back-to-back surgeries and learning an entirely new job this year has left my well…

HOLDING, 10 YARD PENALTY FROM THE SPOT OF THE FOUL

I’ve been lingering right under 50 pounds in my pursuit of losing 100 pounds. I have been at the gym quite a bit lately, and I know that’s holding the scale hostage somewhat. I am going broke buying clothes and have purchased my last until January unless I go through such a weight loss spurt…

BEFORE, NOW AND CURRENTLY UNPACKING

Sharing this photo wasn’t easy. I never saw myself like the lefthand side shows me. I thought I was beautiful then. I was, but I had no idea what lie ahead.  Four and a half months after RNY gastric bypass surgery, I am down a little over 45 pounds and have lost almost 6 inches…

MILESTONES

I wasn’t expecting to get to this milestone so quickly after getting to Onederland. I’ve lost four pounds rather quickly after a week of catered food and little sleep, but nonetheless, I stepped on the scale this morning and I’ve lost 40 pounds!  Tomorrow marks the third month since my surgery. I had hoped to…

GOAL #2 – ONEDERLAND!

I blinked a few times when I looked down at the scale this morning. I couldn’t believe my eyes. 199? Could it really be?  It’s been decades since I’ve weighed under 200 pounds. So grateful to have reached goal #2 in 11 weeks!

CLOSING IN ON ONEDERLAND

When I was a kid, Memorial Day marked opening weekend at the lake cottage my grandparents owned. I grew up in the water, learning to swim early on and becoming an expert in water and boat safety whether I’d planned to or not.  I was a strong swimmer and yes, my element is water. I…

27 POUNDS AND SWIMSUIT SHOPPING

I weighed myself this morning and so far I’ve lost 27 pounds! This is the craziest ride I’ve been on! I went to the gym Saturday morning to ride the recumbent bike.  It felt good to be back at the gym. I saw the water aerobics class already in progress and decided that was something…

ONE MONTH INTO MY NEW LIFE

A month ago, I let a doctor rearrange my innards so I could lose weight once and for all. It’s been a roller coaster ride of sorts, an experiment on the grandest of scales. I’m still learning my new stomach’s limits, not just with volume, but types of food. I haven’t always done well with…

POST-OP MUSINGS

Well, Monday has come and gone. I had my surgery! I have entered the two week period of “What did I just do to myself!” and the endless sipping of liquids. The surgery went well. After surgery I had an extremely difficult time for a few hours with the nausea and being paler than usual….

WHERE I AM, WHERE I’M GOING

Tomorrow is the day! RNY Gastric Bypass Surgery. After 8 months, the day has arrived. After surgery, it’s up to me to make the weight loss stick. I am more determined than ever to stay healthy!

ONE WEEK TO GO!

I’m down about 8-9 pounds on the high protein pre-op liquid diet.  I stopped begging people to bring me a bucket of chicken (kidding) on Thursday. I finally am experiencing ketosis, which basically means my liver is shrinking and my fat is burning.  I am no longer “hungry.”  I can understand why people fast. It…