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Maintenance - a "new" stage?!?

Thursday, January 23, 2014      9 comments

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...)

Thursday, December 19, 2013      9 comments

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!

Wednesday, December 04, 2013      10 comments

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...

Thursday, November 14, 2013      3 comments

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...

Saturday, October 26, 2013      13 comments

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?

Thursday, October 17, 2013      7 comments

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...

Monday, September 09, 2013      11 comments

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?

Wednesday, August 28, 2013      7 comments

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...")

Saturday, July 06, 2013      13 comments

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

Different perspective...

Friday, May 03, 2013      13 comments

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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