Weight Loss Journey

Checking in…. Skinny Jeans & Palazzo Pants

Posted by on Jun 20, 2014 in Weight Loss Journey | 11 comments

Seems like I promised to keep y'all updated on my weight loss weekly... and that was a month ago.  I'm just awful at this blogging thing... but I do LOVE to stay connected.  I'm much better at vlogging.... that's video blogging and I say that like I know what I'm talking about but someone had to explain it to me. I just call it the real me -- chatty, discombobulated, slightly distracted and somewhat frazzled.  There's just one HUGE probably with the video blogging.... I have to fix my hair and slap on something more than a coat of Endless Red lipstick.   So, I promise a video blog .......

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Shrinking Me… a Weight Loss Weigh in

Posted by on May 19, 2014 in Weight Loss Journey | 5 comments

I've tried to keep everyone updated on my weight loss journey, but I've FAILED miserably.  I haven't posted in 3 weeks... maybe four.  And much as changed.  So, here's my plan.... and I know you're sitting on the edge of your seat.... I'm going to do a weekly check in.  I titled it a Weigh In, but you REALLY didn't think I would tell you what I weigh, did you?  I am all over being authentic, but telling my weight?  Nope.  Not happening.  I will share this -- I'm down 41 lbs!! So every week I'll pop on here and share something about this journey.  And you can ask me questions --...

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Candy Hangover that Didn’t happen

Posted by on Apr 21, 2014 in adventure, Weight Loss Journey | Comments Off

It's the day after Easter and that usually means I'm suffering through a sugar hangover, but not this year.  This year I didn't have ONE chocolate egg.  I didn't have anything in the candy food group... (and yes, candy is its very own food group and if not, it should be). I've broken up with the Candy Food Group.  We just weren't getting along.  He (I just assume candy is a he) was adding pounds to my already too high weight and after we were together, I never felt good about myself.   I would eat a candy bar and it tasted good while I was eating it (not going to lie about that) but...

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Confessions from a Food Lover

Posted by on Apr 17, 2014 in Weight Loss Journey | 3 comments

Okay, I know I promised to post more about the whole weight loss thing... but really I feel strange talking about me so much.  I had surgery, most of my stomach is gone, I don't eat much and I've lost 32 lbs.  That's the condensed version, but for all of those who've asked both on Facebook and privately, here are few more details. I had vertical sleeve  gastrectomy -- The surgeon removed about two-thirds of my stomach.  GONE!  Buh Bye!  Obviously with only one-third of your stomach, you are limited in quantity and that makes you want to focus on quality of food.  I eat high...

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Three Weeks Down

Posted by on Mar 29, 2014 in Weight Loss Journey | Comments Off

Three weeks and two days ago I announced my decision to have weight loss surgery -- it was also the day i had surgery. It's been a wild ride over these last three weeks.  I've learned how to live on a liquid diet -- which is a lot easier when you only have a quarter of your stomach left. Thank goodness I am through with the drinking all my meals stage. There comes a point where a girl just needs to chew. I'm learning how to eat slower, eat smaller portions and eat healthy.  It's a process. but then isn't everything a process.  You don't just wake up with the full knowledge of how...

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It only takes one egg

Posted by on Mar 19, 2014 in Weight Loss Journey | 2 comments

Odd title, huh? I thought so too, but then what the hey! It's been a crazy two weeks!  I came home after surgery feeling like someone had stabbed me in the stomach... 5 times, because they did.  Well, I guess stabbed isn't the right word, but I had five incisions ranging from tiny to five staples.   In all honestly, I never was in pain.  Nausea, yep!  Had a lot of that, but no pain.  Now, I'm two weeks out and still no pain. I've gone from living off of soup broth and water to adding in a scrambled egg and some grits.   That first scrambled egg was the most amazing thing I've...

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