What A Difference A Year Makes
Tuesday, September 26, 2017      5 comments

Of late I have been very hard on myself. I have been downright negative at times. It is so very difficult to see my progress now. I am within 17 pounds of being at a normal weight for the first time in my adult life and about 27 pounds to my ... Read more
Ugh Stalls ... Don't Give up!
Monday, September 11, 2017      5 comments

So I have been in a stall for the last 2 months. Bouncing around in the same range 180-184. I was trying not to get discouraged. But was fearful that my weight loss journey had come to an end. About a week ago I decided to make sure I ... Read more
New Name for a New Me
Monday, July 03, 2017      6 comments

So much has changed for me over the past Year. On July 5th I will be 1 year post weight loss surgery. In this year I have not only evicted over 142 pounds (total of 210 from highest weight). But I have regained my confidence and love of m... Read more
Almost a Year Post Weight Loss Surgery
Tuesday, June 27, 2017      4 comments

What a Journey. It sure has had its ups and downs. This time a year ago I was preparing for surgery in just over a week. I was excited and not at all nervous. I knew what I was doing having researched and asked questions of my medical te... Read more
First Gig Booked
Monday, June 05, 2017      1 comments

I am so excited. I just booked my first Karaoke Gig. June 30th I will get paid to do something that I love.... Read more
Milestone achieved!!!
Friday, May 26, 2017      6 comments

2 years ago at this time I weighed in at 390 pounds. This morning I weighed in at 289. Wow what a difference 2 years can make. I am now only 5-10 pounds heavier than when I graduated high school 27 years ago. I cannot begin to expl... Read more
5 &10k's in the Win Column
Monday, May 22, 2017      3 comments

Well this past weekend was my biggest challenge to date. I competed with over 5000 other runners/walkers in the biggest 5k I have ever taken part in on Friday night. Finishing in 48:27. Then on Saturday morning I competed with over 10,000 peo... Read more
Personal Challenges
Friday, May 19, 2017      0 comments

Today will be my biggest 5k to date. This weekend is the Fargo Marathon and I will be walking along with so many other people. I have been sidelined a little this week with a knee issue but will still walk tonight. I look forward to the chall... Read more
Who is this woman??
Wednesday, May 10, 2017      5 comments

In just a couple of weeks it will be 2 years since I finally said enough. When I stepped on the scale the day after my daughter graduated from high school and saw 390. It may have hit higher but I did not see that on the scale or my scale coul... Read more
A New Realm Reached
Friday, April 21, 2017      4 comments

Well it has finally happened. I entered the realm of Onederland on April 20, 2017. I waited to post this on my blog until I could verify it with another weigh in. Sure enough the scale dipped just a little lower into the realm this morning. ... Read more
What a Ride this has been
Monday, March 06, 2017      5 comments

As I mentioned in my last blog I have lost 175 pounds so far from my highest weight in May of 2015. This has been an experience. I won't tell anyone it has been a cake walk because it has not and I won't lie. I hit my moment of enough is ... Read more
Sleep Study Results Are In
Friday, March 03, 2017      5 comments

Okay after the study I was pretty sure that I no longer had apnea. In fact I was nearly 100% positive I no longer had sleep apnea after about 2 months post surgery. But i received the official results today. I averaged 1 episode an hour... Read more
Sleep Apnea ~ no longer severe?
Saturday, February 25, 2017      10 comments

Major NSV I had a sleep study last night. In 2011 I was an over achiever with sever sleep apnea and hypopnea. Now my oxygen did not drop below 90% and I did not have enough apnea episodes to have to be put on the cpap overnight. Have to wait a c... Read more
A New Year a New Me
Friday, February 03, 2017      2 comments

Wow it has been a crazy year so far. The whole of January was so busy I did not step inside the gym once. However, I did have a vacation in there where I did lots of walking including a 2-3 mile walk on the beach. Wow was that fun. ... Read more
My First Christmas post WLS
Tuesday, December 27, 2016      5 comments

Well the first Christmas Challenge post weight loss surgery is in the books. It was not a complete success but not a failure either. Fort the most part I stayed on plan. But in my not so infinite wisdom I decided to eat a small pecan tart. T... Read more

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