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 […]

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 […]