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 […]

Double dose

You get two posts tonight… Tonight was support group – for post-op folks only. The topic was strength training – which was timely since I just started moving my body in a purposeful exercise-type way. I came away with some tips and resources. I don’t love support group. Tonight felt good to go… The best […]

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 […]