I have lost 100 pounds so far! Before and After Photos

I have lost 100 pounds so far! 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 and I will do another post later this week answering … 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 travel. I did not want to go on another trip … Continue Reading →
Live from Seattle and Microsoft

Live from Seattle and Microsoft

Today I am making my way to Seattle for a Microsoft trip. This has been someplace I have wanted to go for a long time. I have been thrilled to be working as an ambassador with Microsoft since 2010 and now I get to go visit them! (Disclosure: I receive certain perks by being an ambassador like this trip) If you are on Twitter, follow the hashtag #win8officevisit to see what … 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 St. Louis – I thought I would share the photo … 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 put on the same clothes and took the pictures again. … Continue Reading →
Fat Letters from School

Fat Letters from School

Schools in North Andover, Massachusetts are now measuring students BMI (Body Mass Index) and sending letters home to the parents of students who are obese and those who are underweight. The focus in the news has been on the “fat letters” and the stories all just tag on about the underweight part at the end. I have some thoughts on this topic. The biggest thing is that parents know if … 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 the “morbidly obese” category right now. I have tried various … Continue Reading →
Back to the hospital

Back to the hospital

Ugh. Late last night Hubby took me to the ER, I was admitted and am still here at the hospital. I assumed it was something with my sleeve gastrectomy surgery, but it looks like it is my gall bladder. Oh joy! Plus I have a cyst on one of my ovaries they noticed during my cat scan. When it rains it pours. I started feeling bad again late Wednesday night and … 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 surgery makes you lose weight and is a cheat or … Continue Reading →
After Surgery Update

After Surgery Update

I am now four days out from my surgery. Thanks to all of you who have offered your good wishes and support, it truly does mean a great deal to me. To be honest, the best perk to blogging is that I have such great supporters and cheerleaders in so many of my readers. I hope that when I share my experiences that you get even a fraction as much … Continue Reading →