Maintenance - a "new" stage?!?
It has been a year now since I had the hernia diagnosed, and started paying attention to the calorie part of the nutrition tracker. In that time, I’ve started learning to cook, discovered a lot of fabulous new foods and flavours, and dropped ab... Read more
So, it's been a year on Spark... (really, really long post...)
One year ago yesterday, I came home from the doc with the knowledge that I was seriously deficient in vitamin D, iron and folate, and a lot lower than they liked in B12. I already knew that my body doesn't handle supplements (besides D3) well, ... Read more
Hernia repair / Panniculectomy done!
The hernia is fixed!!!
I was really worried about how bad this surgery was going to be, which turned out to be a waste of my time: it was by far the easiest of the abdominal surgeries so far. I think I hit the right combination of having a... Read more
Another long one - "whine" update...
Well, I do have some things to update from my long whine of a while ago…
The eyeball thing is still up in the air. The “top of the line” retinal surgeon I was referred to turned out to be one of those “I am a surgeon-god --- don’t ask me q... Read more
Excruciatingly long whine...
Best grab a fresh cup of coffee first if you choose to read on...
This is for me --- to get my thoughts out of the swirl in my head and clearly in front of me. They can get too big to deal with when they’re building up in there, so need to... Read more
So, how do you know that it's time to maintain?
I’ve been doing some pondering over the last few days, and have concluded that I don’t have a clue…
Here’s the background:
- I was happy and active when I was obese (basically maintained the same weight for decades), and only chose to... Read more
I got in to the Man's pants this weekend...
Good morning, Sparksters!
This is gonna be long, but I’m goin’ all girly and gushing and happy dancin’ this morning. The Man is already tired of hearing it, so I’m just gonna throw it all out there with you all…
Let me start with poin... Read more
Don't you hate when reality hits?
Ya know – I’ve been toodling so happily along this year, changing my eating habits, exercising when and how I can, and just generally having a good time with this whole “healthy lifestyle” thing.
I don’t *do* goals, but have had a rough ide... Read more
Ohhhh.... the sacrifices! (and "how did I get here...")
When my partner got home yesterday, I advised him that he no longer had an obese girlfriend, merely an overweight one. He said "Congratulations, Babe --- you've worked so hard to get here, and made so many sacrifices..."
Then we both howle... Read more
I ended up thinking about perspectives yesterday, and doing some pondering on how I look at things:
- the most important thing is adding happiness to our days
- comparing myself to others is silly – we’re too different for it to make an... Read more
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