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Thanks for stopping by! I am Karri aka Flea, and this is my weight loss journey.

This last year, 2017, has been really hard on my health. You know it's bad when the doctor starts talking about life expectancy. I was told to lose weight, and lose it fast and sent to a bariatric surgeon. If that was the first time I would have ignored it, but many doctors have tried to send me there, this just happened to be one I trusted.

I chose RNY Gastric Bypass Surgery, it fit what I need and what I can maintain the best. It turns out that is what the bariatric surgeon was going to recommend for me too. This is a lifetime commitment, not just a 'diet' but a new way of life and I'm doing my best to get ready for it. At first I was having, 'just one last' of everything, and I gained 7 pounds in one month! Now I'm doing better, I'm maintaining, which is was the doctor wants.

I have many obstacles in my way, mental health issues, diabetes, and the like. I know if I don't take care of myself I won't be around much longer. So this is me trying to take care of myself. Surgery is scheduled for May 21st of 2018.

Thank you for joining me on my journey! And have a blessed day!

Member Since: 11/25/2012

My Goals:
Lose to a comfortable weight that I am happy with and gain my strength back.

My Program:
Gastric Bypass Surgery, walking and, once I'm healed enough to do so, I'll be getting a personal trainer and a gym membership. (or buying stuff needed for a small workout area so I can work out at home!)

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I am a Christian Stay At Home Mom (SAHM) and love my job! I have two girls, Princess is 11 and Angel is 10. I have a wonderful, supportive darling husband (DH).

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I love to read, be outdoors, knit, bake, play video games, bead... I'm learning how to crochet and sew, and bake more! I love doing crafts with my kids and learning to do new things!

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    Thanks so much for the goodie! I did go back to sleep for about 2 more hours. Hopefully I won't be a zombie all day. lol!

    The move is coming quickly! We picked our realtor, he comes Sunday morning to get things in motion. The moving company came yesterday to do an evaluation. We still have some work to do today - hubby is putting a rail on the front steps and I need to clean up the yard and put mulch down. Lots to do inside as well. We've been decluttering, but there's still more that can go. I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed at the moment. Hubby leaves for NC Monday morning. The kids and I are driving down on the 27th until April 2 for Spring break. I really need to write a blog with all the happenings.

    So excited for your good news! All in God's timing!
    6 days ago
    Thank you so much for your sweet support on my blog regarding dh.
    8 days ago
    You keep maintaining and having faith for your healthy future. I just finished reading a book that came out a few years ago called's not a diet book but rather a woman's journey in shifting her mind about her weight and health...inspiring. I have to have hip replacement and they won't do it until I lose weight, suggested bariatric but I am doing low carb/keto and having some success and it feels livable. Still slow as i am menopausal but it least the scale is moving. Wising you all the best....
    14 days ago
    Best wishes on your journey...been awhile since I have been on Spark but glad to be back.
    19 days ago
    Welcome to the Blogilates Fitness team! Glad you are joining us. When you have a moment, please come visit the team and introduce yourself so we can all say hello.


    26 days ago
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