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I'll never give up on being healthy!
Thursday, January 25, 2018      1 comments

I had gastric bypass in 2011 and lost a lot weight. I maintained until 2016/2017! I got back up to 222 or 225 pounds! I've plateaued, overate, lost tra... Read more
Here I go again!
Thursday, January 19, 2017      6 comments

Well its been 5.5 years since I had gastric bypass surgery! I was originally 372 pounds, got down to 165 through a combination of using Alli, gastric bypass, and all on my own (I lost about 84 pounds prior to having gastric bypass surgery). My... Read more
Jillian Michaels
Monday, January 07, 2013      5 comments

Short blog. I survived my first full session of Jillian Michael's workout! emoticon Never in a million years did... Read more
2012 in the rear view mirror.
Monday, December 31, 2012      6 comments

2012 was a good year for me! I remember thinking this time next year, I hope I'm in the 100s (done)! I hope to be off diabetes medication (done)! I hope to be off all hypertension medicine (half-way done, still on one). I hope to be in at le... Read more
whoo, I had to take a breather......
Monday, October 22, 2012      6 comments

So about a month ago, I declared that I was at maintenance and was satisfied with my weight. I was wearing a size 14 jeans and large or extra large shirt, but really I wasn't satisfied. I was still considered to be class I obesity by the BMI c... Read more
I've met my goal!
Wednesday, September 12, 2012      8 comments

I can't believe it! I'm finally in maintenance. I've heard this is the hardest part of weight loss, so I think I'll stick with 4-6 days a week, 1-2 hours a day working out and see how my weight stabilizes. Spark says I can eat 1890-2240 calor... Read more
When you don't feel like working out, what motivates you?
Wednesday, April 04, 2012      4 comments

There are some days where I don't feel like working out or I feel like stopping in the middle of my workout. Music is my main motivation. I usually listen to Michael Jackson's music because he is my favorite artist and a lot of his songs are f... Read more
13 more pounds!
Tuesday, March 27, 2012      8 comments

Just 13 more pounds, I will be in onederland! I can't even remember that last time I was 100 anything. I'm sure I was in high school! I felt like I was never going to get out of the 220s. I lost 1 pound one week, nothing the next, gained 3 p... Read more
Wednesday, March 14, 2012      3 comments

Short and sweet blog. I'm finally to a level of fitness, where I can jog in intervals on the treadmill! I look forward to the day when I can enter a marathon! Its coming! ... Read more
Thank you Leslie Sansone.
Thursday, March 01, 2012      4 comments

Today, I did Leslie's 4 big miles which use to kill me......I'd feel exhausted instead of energized after that workout, but today I did it all (the jogging and strength training) and felt energized afterwards like I could have done 2 more miles.... Read more
Gastric bypass saved my health!
Tuesday, February 21, 2012      3 comments

Got the official word from my physician on Monday that I don't have to take diabetes medicine anymore (I unofficially stopped in December because my sugars were dropping into the 40s) and he has cut 1 of 2 hypertension medications! My A1C is 5 ... Read more
I've come a long way baby!
Friday, February 17, 2012      4 comments

At the beginning of my weight loss journey, I wore a size 30/32 or even sometimes 32/34 at my heaviest (372 pounds). I now wear a size 18 in bottoms, extra large in tops and a size 16 in dresses! I know that is still large, but I am ecstatic o... Read more