She had a heart attack and didn't know it ...
Monday, March 10, 2008 2 comments
My mom has high blood pressure that is sometimes uncontrollable ... my dad died of a heart attack at the age of 32. If you do the math ... you already know where this is going, don't you? Or maybe you don't ... My younger sister is 48 yea... Read more
The "Me First" revolution ... what a revelation!
Tuesday, March 04, 2008 2 comments
Taking time for me is something that I have rarely done ... at least until recently. Many of you who have read my blogs know that I had WLS in January. This was the first real thing I have done for me in years. I have always put everyone else... Read more
Tough Love ... Folks
Monday, March 03, 2008 2 comments
Tough love ... we've all heard the term used before, but have we ever applied it to our fitness and nutrition regimes? Probably not, but it is time to apply a firm hand to get ourselves healthy. I am the Fearless Leader to a great grou... Read more
Not enough spark points to thank you all!
Friday, February 29, 2008 1 comments
I love Sparks ... there is nothing more heart warming that receiving a "goodie" from someone you have touched in some way or another. I go back and read all of the notes in order to spur myself forward in my goal to attain good health ... not j... Read more
6 Weeks Post-op and still counting
Thursday, February 28, 2008 2 comments
Wow ... I can't believe it's really been six weeks. I have seen so many changes in me that I astonish even myself. I am 36.5 pounds down and counting, I have gone from a too-tight 20W/22W down to 14W/16W (the 16Ws are a bit too loose but I... Read more
Bumps in the road vs. Choices
Tuesday, February 26, 2008 0 comments
Does it always seem to you that we do the same things day in and day out? Do you feel like you're in a rut? Hmmmm ... seems to me it is up to us to make things happen ... after all we are in charge of our own destinies aren't we? So why t... Read more
Definition of Exercise: Fun & Games
Wednesday, February 20, 2008 1 comments
I am sitting here at my desk waiting for the boss to call. It's snowing outside and I know the commute home will be nuts. Yet, I feel that I must get my thoughts in writing before they slip into oblivion. I have been a member of Spa... Read more
Hope and a prayer ...
Friday, February 15, 2008 2 comments
This has been my first week back at work and frankly, I am glad to be just about done with it. I never realized how hard it would be to get my food requirements in ... but, yet, I am doing my best. The scale hasn't budged in a few days. I... Read more
"Red Light ... Green Light!"
Wednesday, February 13, 2008 1 comments
Have you ever watched a bunch of kids at play and seen the joy on their faces as they run about their task? Have you ever seen them drop with exhaustion only to get right back up again and continue the game? Why is it that when we grow ou... Read more
Almost 4 weeks Post-Op
Monday, February 11, 2008 1 comments
Can you believe it ... time goes so amazingly fast when you are feeling better than you have in years. Sure, my energy wains a bit, but I am back at work and filled with purpose. Could it be because I had to roll the waist band on my s... Read more
1 week Post Op - the Journey continues
Thursday, January 24, 2008 7 comments
My scale read 230 ... that's 23.5 pounds. What a week! I still have a few twinges, but for the most part no real pain. Although, I do find myself in a slow, weakened state my energy is getting better everyday. I am taking a healthful... Read more
Post Op - the Journey begins
Tuesday, January 22, 2008 1 comments
Hey all, I am one week post-op after having a modified gastric bypass. Modified by reason that the surgeon only makes a 4 inch incision as opposed to the longer more evasive incision. He also uses, and forgive me for not having the medic... Read more
Countdown to bariatric surgery - 1/15/08
Monday, January 14, 2008 0 comments
This is my journey ... January 14, 2008: Well folks, today is D-day plus 1! I am required to have all liquids today. I did sneak a piece of hard candy earlier, but that was after asking the Doc if that was all right. The real reason f... Read more
Bringing in the New Year.
Monday, December 31, 2007 1 comments
Today, as I sit at my desk trying to clear out the old and prepare for the new I find my thoughts drifting to the hurdles I have built for myself for 2008. 1. Appointments galore in preparation for my weight loss surgery on January 15 ... ... Read more
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