Some days

I’m coming up quickly on two years since my surgery. There are some challenges and a lot of them are mental. I’ve discovered a renewed interest in clothes – and a departure for me – it’s not all jeans and t-shirts. I have acquired – and WEAR – dresses! Partially because of the COVID situation, […]


I do find I tend to stress eat. Even now. I try to make better choices – like protein snacks vs candy. Alcohol hits me super hard and I have never enjoyed feeling out of control, so that’s out. I’m back to where I was when I was in my 20s…I didn’t love how I […]

2020 has been a doozie

Like everyone else, 2020 has been a doozie. There were some struggles early in the year – but when Corona hit and shut down schools, and really anything else, we reached a level of complexity we don’t often encounter. Like so many people, we had to balance work, home, family and ADD crisis schooling for […]

Where does time go?

I can’t believe I haven’t written in so long! We’re past the 18 mos mark. I had some ideas for the anniversary of that fateful visit to the surgeon that led to Gastric Bypass…but I missed that. This year has kept me on my toes and guessing. I was going through some pictures last night […]

The Next Year Starts

I’m three weeks past my surgery anniversary. I had a visit with another doctor today who asked some questions I wasn’t prepared for; the most unprepared was “how much more weight do you plan to lose?” Ummmmm….I dunno. I was happy with my progress 20 pounds ago. The nutritionist said I should aim for 166 […]


I enjoy traveling – I always have. Being post gastric bypass surgery presents it’s own set of challenges and issues. On the positive…it’s a LOT more comfortable to be on a plane. Getting closer to surgery, I had to ask for a seatbelt extender and couldn’t use the pull down table. Food though…it’s still a […]

It’s been a year…

Today, a year ago, I had gastric bypass surgery. At that point, only select people in my life knew what was happening. Now…I’m putting it all out there… I started the journey at 287 pounds. By the time I got to surgery, I was 265. Today, I’m at 171. When asked, I always start at […]

Looking back

I am approaching the ONE year mark. I’ve been doing the countdown all over again without really thinking about it. One year ago… I started my liver-shrinking diet on the 22nd of October last year. It was a lot of shakes, a whole lotta water, no caffeine and just a little actual food. The drop […]

Seeing people again

October – specifically mid October – is a hot mess express in my world. We’re still adjusting to my husband working after being stay-at-home Dad and Coach for 7 years. Our youngest had a hockey tournament in Houston for Columbus Day weekend. We got home Monday and I left Tuesday for a business trip to […]

Being real

What do you see? (Besides the bathroom that needs picked up…) I’m going to be real…I see the belly that while I’ve lost 110 (!) pounds is still obvious to me in person and in pictures. I see the hips that still look wide…and to a degree…not a lot of difference from my minds memory […]