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Day 7 since surgery
Wednesday, March 12, 2014      18 comments

My mood is pretty good. I never did make a good patient. I do have to admit though that I am kind of enjoying the down time. Things have been so hectic for the last 3-4 weeks, that this slow pace of recuperation, is nice for a change. No re... Read more
Day three of new life
Saturday, March 08, 2014      12 comments

Well its day 3 since my surgery, and I feel pretty good. It has been a pretty painless ordeal, in my opinion. Thank goodness for the pain pump they had attached to my stomach. Once they took that off yesterday I realized what it was stopping.... Read more
A Personal Victory
Wednesday, March 05, 2014      17 comments

I didn't plan to blog again until my surgery, but I wanted to shout about a personal victory. In a sense it might be a bit cheap, but hey they all count. A sloppy homerun is still a homerun! I have been on fluids only for the past two days fo... Read more
2 days and counting
Tuesday, March 04, 2014      6 comments

Well once again I am cleared for surgery. The pulminologist found nothing wrong with my lungs, and cleared me for the surgery on Thursday. I am on day 2 of liquids, and boy I am hungry. I believe I will have to stop watching television for a ... Read more
7 days and counting
Wednesday, February 26, 2014      10 comments

Well, I am all set now for the surgery barring any unforeseen problems. After 14 tubes of blood, yes I said 14, I am ready to go. My father died of a massive stroked caused by a blood clot that moved from his leg, so my doctor thought he had o... Read more
New chapter of my life
Saturday, February 22, 2014      18 comments

In less than two weeks, I will have my vertical sleeve gastrectomy. While this may be one of the hardest decisions I have had to make in a long time, I think its my best option to become healthy and fit again. I have started the weight loss pr... Read more
Another day
Wednesday, February 19, 2014      8 comments

Well this week is shaping up to be a great week! We have had sunshine and warmer temps, the snow is finally melted, and I have finally gotten approval from the two insurance companies that my surgery has been approved. I called my doctor's off... Read more
Most inspiring video
Thursday, February 13, 2014      2 comments

I don't normally spend much time watching videos online, but this one was sent to me from a friend of mine, and I know that complain and moan about my ailments and short comings, and after watching this, I am going to try and stop that. In retr... Read more
Hump Day
Wednesday, February 12, 2014      10 comments

Well, it is Wednesday, and I am happy to report that the last two days I have been very good with food choices. I had been falling back in to old habits of buying breakfast at work, which would be 2-3 scrambled eggs, 3 bacons, and hash browns. ... Read more
A new week, a new outlook
Saturday, February 08, 2014      10 comments

Last week I got the bad news that both insurancesnhad denied my request for sleeve surgery. After, letting my emotions take over, I called the office where the surgery will take place, and they had already filed an appeal. Looks like all my du... Read more
Insurance companies suck!
Monday, February 03, 2014      10 comments

As I was looking forward to my gastric sleeve surgery next month, today both of my insurance companies have denied the surgery, saying it wasn't medically necessary. After jumping through all their hoops, medically supervised diet, months of do... Read more
Wednesday - New Goal Day
Wednesday, January 29, 2014      7 comments

Well, I haven't written since last Friday, and I find myself today giving advice on how to start this journey and how to stay the course, and I realize that I need to practice what I preach! This week has been rough for me because I am travell... Read more
Friday - 1/24/14
Friday, January 24, 2014      5 comments

When looking at my sparkpage, I noted that my start date was 1/24/09! emoticon Five year anniversary! At least i... Read more
Hump Day!
Wednesday, January 22, 2014      5 comments

Well for a week that has not been the greatest, today is starting fantastic! When I got on the scale this morning, I finally passed the 30's in weight loss and registered 40.5 lbs. lost! Although, the cold temps have set in again, I went to th... Read more
Not going too well
Monday, January 20, 2014      9 comments

Gee, yesterday, I had such a positive attitude for this coming week! It is slowly diminishing at a rapid pace. After having to work this weekend and losing sleep Sat. night, I limped through Sunday without too many problems. But Monday has st... Read more

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