Self talk

I spend a lot of time talking myself through situations. It has kept me going through this weight loss journey. It what keeps me from going crazy at the scale. There is all kinds of info about how your body loses weight with and without surgery. One hot topic is the body’s set point. Sometimes […]

Another week

It was a busy week – I had to really work at staying on my meal plan. I did though – made a few adjustments along the way, but I did okay. Monday was my 6 month follow-up with the surgeon. I was not in Onederland..but I am happy where we are. The surgeon was […]

We didn’t die

Whilst watching the scale creep ever so slowly downward, I realized the extra manual labor I exerted over the last week moving furniture out of storage units (not mine) May have been the jump start… So tonight, I leashed the boys – both of our 3 year old labs – 90lbs each – and took […]

Progress of a non-scale variety

In the bariatric world, there is what we call a non-scale victories. They are just what they sound like – progress that doesn’t register on a scale. We tend to get wrapped around the axle about certain things – and the scale is one of them. Like that “soft” goal I’ve been chasing. I try […]


I may have broken the stall. Maybe… the scale is on the move again…hopefully it keeps going for a while now. My new “soft” goal is to be in Onederland by the time I have my six month follow up with the surgeon next week. When I see myself in the mirror without clothes, I […]

Stupid Stall

Remember that “soft” goal? I’m still not there. I’ve had some days where I hover around the same weight, but it will go down after a couple of days. This time, I’ve been hovering within 1/2 pound for 3 weeks. THREE dang weeks. I picked up the “bible” from the nutrition department. I’ve been studying […]

Same shirt

The top picture was from Last summer…before I even decided or even thought about the surgery. The bottom picture is from last weekend. Same shirt. Seeing the difference in the same shirt always catches my attention. This is why it’s important to keep taking pictures through your journey. Sometimes it’s hard to see the changes…having […]

Meeting yourself where you are

I’ve heard a version of the phrase “meet <them> where they are in a couple of different situations – mostly related to kids and relating to kids. It applies to us too. I find myself wishing for whatever – the school year to be over (it’s been a rough year for one of my kids […]


Sometimes we just need a reminder to keep ourselves going. I know I do. Kids, dogs, husband, the crazy lady that lives in our house, the house itself, life in general…it all tends to pile on and I forget…I forget I’m important. I forget how important getting in all my foods and nutrients is. It’s […]


I’ve long struggled with energy levels. I’m good for burning the candle wherever I can get it lit…always have been. My kids (now 11 & almost 13) are 17 mos apart. For a long time, I didn’t think I would ever have enough sleep. Now they keep us running with activities. I’ve had the same […]