Letting go of Christmases Past · Thanksgiving · The Easy Part is Over · Uncategorized · Whacked Out Food Behaviors

Avoiding the Slippery Slope While Up to my Elbows in Butter (RECIPES INCLUDED!)

It’s been a long time between posts–I had gotten to where I felt like, “I’ve got this now; I live my life with my new routine and I don’t need a blog to stay on the straight and narrow any more”–and I’ve (more than once) considered deleting this site all together– but this past week… Continue reading Avoiding the Slippery Slope While Up to my Elbows in Butter (RECIPES INCLUDED!)

Ch-ch-ch-changes

A year later…

I met the goal I set for myself when I began this journey about a year ago: I lost the 75 # I had regained after once having lost 100#, and I’m more physically fit than I’ve been in years. Those successes, however, pale in comparison to another, and it centers on the name of… Continue reading A year later…

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I’m melting, I’m melting!

In just 4 days, I will hit the 6th month since my sleeve surgery on March 8, my 52nd birthday. In those six months, my life has done a 180 in terms of physical health and quality of life: I’ve lost just over 70 pounds. I am now a size 8–I had started this journey… Continue reading I’m melting, I’m melting!

"The Easy Way Out?" · The Easy Part is Over

“You weren’t that big to start with”/”You took the easy way out”/and just plain “Hard work.”

Nearly 5 months out from surgery as of August 8th, and I’m writing an update a little early because I’m having a rest-and-write day. Some people say to avoid Bariatric Surgery forums, but others recommend them for support. I generally find them supportive, and I find the photos people show of their progress to be… Continue reading “You weren’t that big to start with”/”You took the easy way out”/and just plain “Hard work.”

Ch-ch-ch-changes

4 month update! Questions? Comments? Concerns? Quandaries?

Hey-o, I haven’t posted in a while, but I’m doing great. I’ll warn y’all now: this post is chatty as can be, so if you’re not in a chatty mood, move on by. I had my 2nd post-op follow up this past week, and the surgeon was very pleased with my progress. I’ve lost almost… Continue reading 4 month update! Questions? Comments? Concerns? Quandaries?

Change · New Hope · Whacked Out Food Behaviors

On being human, “being bad about,” and being a person who can cope without binge eating

So I came home from work feeling just really anxious and wired and down–all at once. My day ended badly and I know part of my anxiety has to do with that–even though I already talked to my principal about it–fronted myself out and apologized. And I know it’s not a huge deal and it’ll… Continue reading On being human, “being bad about,” and being a person who can cope without binge eating

Change

Update: nearly 2 months out from surgery

Hey, ho. I’ve considered deleting this website since I feel like I’m just living my life now, no longer in the high anxiety place of hoping and wondering if my insurance will clear me for the surgery. I’ve adjusted to this new life. I really don’t even think about the weight coming off. I like… Continue reading Update: nearly 2 months out from surgery

Ch-ch-ch-changes · Change · New Hope

The book I co-wrote that nudged me toward exiting relapse AND ch-ch-ch-changes goin’ on here…

How co-writing my latest book, Trauma Recovery: Sessions With Dr. Matt, nudged me toward overcoming eating disorder relapse Every significant change in my life since the early 2000s has been documented in published form through characters: I wrote Courage in Patience, Hope in Patience,  and Truth in Patience—a teen girl’s story of recovery from Childhood… Continue reading The book I co-wrote that nudged me toward exiting relapse AND ch-ch-ch-changes goin’ on here…

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Three weeks out from surgery: update

Tomorrow marks 3 weeks since my surgery. I’m doing great overall: getting in enough protein & fluids each day. I’m still learning how to eat with my tiny stomach–I find out real quick if I’m eating too fast, because it feels like I can’t breathe in deeply. I also have to be really careful about… Continue reading Three weeks out from surgery: update

New Hope

What a difference a week makes!!!

This is a celebratory post. I am celebrating blessings and putting some major gratitude into the Universe: I am home. A week ago today at about this time, I was laying in a hospital bed with my left arm atop a pillow being worked on by a nurse to find a deep vein because my… Continue reading What a difference a week makes!!!