100 Pounds Down Before and After Photos

100 Pounds Down Before and After Photos

Here are some new pictures of me! As of last Thursday morning I was down 100.2 pounds since I started losing weight on January 10, 2013. My previous before and after photos are at the bottom so you can compare. You can read my past posts about my weight loss also if you missed something. Feel free to ask questions … Continue Reading →
My first trip since weight loss began

My first trip since weight loss began

If you have been a reader for a while you know I love to travel and I often go to conferences as well as on blogger summit from various brands. I think BlogHer in August of 2012 was when I stopped. It was self-imposed because my weight had become a big issue and made it so hard for me to … Continue Reading →
Weight Loss Ups and Downs

Weight Loss Ups and Downs

So in two days it will be three months since my surgery and the start of my weight loss journey that is actually working. Yay! There have been ups and downs along the way for sure since my last update. Yesterday Hubby and I took a ride with the top down on my convertible and enjoyed the nice weather in … Continue Reading →
2 Month Update After Weight Loss Surgery

2 Month Update After Weight Loss Surgery

Well it has been two months since I had my weight loss surgery, a vertical sleeve gastrectomy, and while I have been able to tell a big difference in how I feel already, I wasn’t sure if you could tell in the way I looked. Hubby took several pictures of me before my surgery and so the other day I … Continue Reading →
Weight Loss Surgery 1 Month Later

Weight Loss Surgery 1 Month Later

Today I had a follow up with my wonderful surgeon, Dr. Minkin. It has been just about a month since I had the gastric sleeve surgery (the weight loss surgery on January 10), and it has been 12 days since I had my gallbladder removed. January was a rough and tumble month for sure! The doctor is very pleased with … Continue Reading →
Getting Back Into the Swing of Things

Getting Back Into the Swing of Things

Now is the time for me to get back into the swing of things I think. I am slowly healing up from both surgeries and hopefully there will not be any other major issues come up (knock on wood). It will take me a bit to get back up to my normal pace I am sure but I can do … Continue Reading →
Good Riddance Gallbladder

Good Riddance Gallbladder

Yesterday I had surgery again, this time to remove my gallbladder. Good riddance! I did not even know I was having gall bladder problems, but apparently they have been there for a while. Once I read about some of the possible symptoms a lot of them fit. Compared to when I had my gastric sleeve surgery on January 10 I … Continue Reading →
It is not just fat…

It is not just fat…

Now I know there are many of you out there who may understand the things I am going to talk about already and that is awesome, but even though I consider myself a very smart person I really had no comprehension of this. So I am fat. I have been fat for a long time – actually I fall into … Continue Reading →
I’ve been plucked!

I’ve been plucked!

Okay, so not plucked as in feathers, but I had my first follow-up visit with my surgeon, Dr. Minkin, today and he plucked out all of my staples. Yay! They were starting to itch! Let’s see, what else has happened since my last update, but first a quick clearing of a myth about weight loss surgery. MYTH – Weight loss … Continue Reading →