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…

OUT OF CONTROL

I have many things in my life that are “out of control.” Ten years ago, that fact would have terrified me and let me straight into a depressive spin. Now, I find that fact so liberating I almost want to bake a vegan cake to celebrate. WEIGHT LOSS: I am down 54 pounds as of…

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!