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Final Review
Saturday, May 21, 2016      2 comments

I had my final review with the bariatric surgeon yesterday, so the clock starts for the insurance approval, which could be two to four weeks. We went over the risk factors. Other than the inherent risk of any surgery, there are unique risks fo... Read more
Surrender the Story
Tuesday, May 17, 2016      1 comments

Surrender the Story. That's the challenge for the week. What does it mean? Well, the story is simply the excuse, the justification we tell ourselves to make us feel better about our bad choices. Think about how you typically describe your da... Read more
Gate #2: Midpoint Appointment
Tuesday, May 10, 2016      4 comments

Below is a recap of my weight loss surgery journey. If you have issues with that, keep scrolling. emoticon I... Read more
Doing Hard Things
Sunday, May 08, 2016      3 comments

My Sparkpage was previously titled "Being the Model" because my goal was to be a healthy role model for my daughters and those around me, even when no one is looking. This year, I've adopted a more assertive goal and retitled the page "I Do... Read more
100 Pushups Challenge Revisited
Saturday, May 07, 2016      4 comments

I can't seem to tear myself away from this simple, extremely effective strength challenge! I worked on it a few years ago. I never got to 100 push... Read more
It's Clicking
Thursday, May 05, 2016      1 comments

It's getting easier! I've been tracking in a hard copy journal since January. I just recently started tracking in my fitness pal to be more precise... Read more
My Level 10 Effort
Tuesday, May 03, 2016      1 comments

This week's Primal Potential minisode was spot on, just what I needed, right when I needed it. How does she do that?! Here it is, have a listen. I... Read more
New Month, Refined Goals
Monday, May 02, 2016      4 comments

I've decided to ramp up my fitness because it's a big mental motivator for me to other acts of kindness for myself and doing some activity in the morning really sets the tone for the day. My goals for the week: 1) ... Read more
Let's Do This Again Tomorrow
Sunday, May 01, 2016      3 comments

Today was a complete 180 from yesterday. I met my protein and carb targets, closed the kitchen after dinner, and didn't feel the slightest tug of a craving. I think yesterday's cravings might've been due to my period. I'm grateful it didn't ex... Read more
The Indulgence is a Rerun, so I Won't Miss It!
Sunday, May 01, 2016      2 comments

What a great first of May! I started my day with a walk to one of my favorite podcasts. Now, I'm sitting here fine tuning my goals for the month. Last month, I think I did fairly well, but setting food oriented goals typically backfires on me. ... Read more
A Good GP is Hard To Find
Saturday, April 30, 2016      2 comments

I had a low food day yesterday. I rarely eat so little. My protein and carbs were 79 /46. I was targeting 110 / 80, but I just wasn't hungry. The two days prior, I had well over my goal, so I figure one low day won't hurt. It's unlikely to hap... Read more
Fear of Missing Out
Thursday, April 28, 2016      4 comments

I listened to a good podcast this morning about the Fear of Missing Out. People with food relationship issues sometimes get anxi... Read more
Next Stop: Midpoint Appointment
Monday, April 25, 2016      0 comments

I had my bariatric matrix appointment at Swedish today. I'm not sure why it's called that. I suppose because I'm seeing a matrix of specialists? I met with the dietician and the psychologist. I passed both with flying colors! ... Read more
Making My Own Inspiration
Friday, April 22, 2016      2 comments

My hard copy journal has become my home lately. Honestly, there isn't much going on there either. I will say this: I have my first appointment wi... Read more
For Posterity's Sake
Tuesday, April 12, 2016      3 comments

I haven't had much time to log in to Sparkpeople lately because I've been focusing on being my positive, fabulous ole self! I've been tracking and reflecting using a hard copy tracker and my online tribe here sort of fell away and I haven't had... Read more

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