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Doing Hard Things - Vacation Style
Monday, July 25, 2016      9 comments

I hiked Mt. Rainier yesterday! emoticon ... Read more
Quick Vacation Check in
Thursday, July 21, 2016      6 comments

emoticon I'm six weeks post op and feeling fabulous!! I graduated to real food and was cleared to do strength trai... Read more
Defining Your Ideal Life - Who Would You Be?
Thursday, July 14, 2016      4 comments

I've been meaning to write about a very moving coaching call I had this past week. There was a ton of wise nuggets, but I wanted to share one in particular that was eye opening for me. Coach Elizabeth posed a question: "If you could be the ide... Read more
Vacation Prep and Adjusting as a Bariatric Post Op
Sunday, July 10, 2016      8 comments

I just realized today is still Saturday. I thought I had to go back to work tomorrow. What a boon to find that I have an entire day left!! ... Read more
Self Talk is Dress Rehearsal. What Script Are You Practicing?
Tuesday, July 05, 2016      7 comments

As I'm in between Fat Loss Fat Tracks, I'm catching up on the podcasts and blogs over at I really liked her blog imploring us to stop being dramatic.
se-stop-dramatic/ In... Read more
How I Spent the 4th of July
Monday, July 04, 2016      8 comments

I slept in until 8:20 this morning. That was almost ten hours!! I've only had 24 ounces of water by 4:30, so I'm woefully behind to get to 48, let alone 64 ounces. ... Read more
VSG Post Op Check In
Sunday, July 03, 2016      10 comments

Here's a brief update to document my weight loss surgery journey. I'm in the pureed / soft food stage right now, but honestly, I'm doing some real food... Read more
What in Your Life is Not Optional?
Sunday, June 26, 2016      12 comments

This love note crossed my desk from Elizabeth Benton this morning. It moved me to action, so maybe it will move you too: ... Read more
Finding My New Normal in the Kitchen
Saturday, June 25, 2016      6 comments

I'm tempting fate by crafting my blog on the sparkpeople's website instead of using Word first. emoticon Living d... Read more
Bullet Journals and My Level 10 Life
Wednesday, June 22, 2016      2 comments

I really hate sparkpeople sometimes. I was just writing a blog, left the page, and lost it. WTF?! I don't curse often, but WTF?! Okay, so where was I? Oh, wondering if I was late to the party. I just discovered this entire subculture o... Read more
What Can I Do?
Monday, June 20, 2016      4 comments

I was just reviewing a past webinar from a private fat loss coaching group I participated in. The focus of the talk was "What can I do?" It started off by asking if you tend to focus on external factors that are beyond your control. When we d... Read more
One Week to Go
Saturday, June 18, 2016      2 comments

I have one week left to go on this liquid diet. It isn't the worst thing, but it is pretty bad. I'm off yogurt and jello. There's absolutely no appeal there for me. So it's just water, protein shakes, and broth. I bought some calorie free fl... Read more
Saturday, June 11, 2016      8 comments

I'm home after my bariatric sleeve surgery Wednesday. I feel really good! I stayed one night at the hospital. The surgery and recovery have been pleasantly uneventful. My blood pressure was somewhat elevated, so they treated for that. And I had... Read more
Surgery Scheduled
Saturday, June 04, 2016      6 comments

My weight loss surgery is scheduled for next Wednesday. As I sit here thinking about what lies ahead, I'm not altogether giddy, thinking about what I'll do as a skinny person, in part because I never stopped thinking I was! Even when I was at my... Read more
Final Review
Saturday, May 21, 2016      3 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

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