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 […]

Catching up

I’m not sure how this will flow just now…will it be one big post or several. I have been struggling to come up with content so I kind of hope it’s multiple… In no particular order…I had to go to the PX today to pick up meds. The last time I allowed myself to wander […]

Time always gets away from me…

I knew it had been a while. I was pleasantly surprised when I looked back that it had just been a little over a month…that’s not great…but I really thought it had been longer. So that’s something… Let’s see. Shortly after the last post, I had the pleasure of taking my boys to Disney World. […]

I surprised myself

I had an email from Old Navy letting me know their jeans were half off yesterday. Most of my shorts (and some tanks and dresses) this summer were from Old Navy…and before that it had been YEARS since I bought anything at Old Navy…not even the yearly patriotic T-shirt’s. They didn’t fit…I even avoided shopping […]