One Year Ago

ONE year ago… there can be such a difference in just a year One year ago, I went to see a surgeon. I had pain and after a couple of different doctors, I landed in the surgeon’s office on the next stop to find the pain. My weight wasn’t a huge topic of conversation when […]

Vacation Part 2

This vacation was a lot more family time. It was very relaxing and a lot easier to work the meal plan. Holiday barbecues…luckily they are full of protein. And they are full of family. It was a great visit. I’m working my way home. Early flights in the morning and the kids are staying with […]

What a change

Vacation packing used to consist of throwing whatever for in a suitcase…I may or may not remember a swim suit…and it was more capris than shorts. We are leaving for family vacation today. I started organizing Thursday, which is totally uncharacteristic…I’m normally throwing it in a suitcase on the way out the door. I was […]


I’ve seen some memes in the last week or so that kind of spoke to me. I’ve talked about it before – this whole weight loss surgery process is a lot of MENTAL work. There is a lot of physical work, but there is a whole lot of mental work. I decided to go “public” […]


I posted these pictures on my personal Facebook page this week. The one popped up as a memory from last year – Fathers Day at The Melting Pot. I remember taking the picture and looking at it – and I remember being uncomfortable in the booth. On that date, I hadn’t even begun to think […]

It wasn’t all bad…

Vacation has been great! We accomplished a lot of what we set out to do – but there is still plenty more to see. We covered a little something for everyone in the family. There was LOTS of walking and way more stairs than I care to think about. I didn’t die. It really wasn’t […]


So, we’ve been on vacation. And I’ve hit protein goals and kept sipping on water to meet hydration. But…here’s what I notice…there is a serious lack of protein acceptable to post-surgical people at places like amusement parks and ball games. Chicken is breaded and fried. I’ve had a LOT of burgers on this adventure. Admittedly…I […]

Vacation tales…the first 24 hours

We headed out on a family trip to Boston yesterday. Weather delayed us and we didn’t land until 12:30 am…a debacle at the care rental place and we FINALLY got to the hotel at 230am. On the flight, I was in the middle between my youngest and a stranger. His elbow was half in my […]

Thirty Pounds

I’ve made it to Onederland…and have managed to stay there for a minute. I’ve also reached 30 pounds from goal (at least the nutritonist’s goal.). Thirty pounds. Lots of people just want to lose 30 pounds. It still feels daunting in a way… it’s really like 28 That also means I’m more than 90 pounds […]