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the maintenance blues....
Friday, August 08, 2014      5 comments

after losing 1-2 pounds per week consistently for a year, I am feeling a little low on the maintenance phase......I know it's just "head games" but you don't get the same feelings of "good job", "way to go" and "woooo hoooo" that you got every... Read more
Caving to the sugar craving........
Wednesday, July 30, 2014      7 comments

I'm having intense sugar cravings after every meal -- I mean intense! Like the meal isn't finished unless I have desert to go with it. Last night I grabbed a spoonful of chocolate frosting to satisfy the craving -- the rush of the sugar high mad... Read more
My neighbor died today......
Tuesday, July 15, 2014      5 comments

I'm not certain why I feel the need to post anything right now, other than a need to be doing "something". My neighbor was bitten by a rattlesnake yesterday and she died this morning. Where I live, rattlesnakes are common. My husband's k... Read more
Post Surgery Testimony.....
Sunday, July 13, 2014      1 comments

I'm so open and honest with everyone I meet about my surgery and the success that I've had so far -- to the point that people look at me like surgery was the "golden ticket", not realizing the amount of HARD work I've put in to getting where I a... Read more
"Normal" or "Skinny"
Wednesday, July 09, 2014      4 comments

I just got back from a pretty stressful long weekend visit with the family. I stressed for a few days before we left, but still managed to keep my proteins up and my carbs down. The couple we visited with is on Weight Watchers so we actually... Read more
5 Day Pouch Test - 2nd Time Around
Friday, June 13, 2014      9 comments

So I had a tooth pulled this morning, so I decided to start the 5DPT to coincide with the procedure. I will "blog" my food intake, exercise, and results over the next 5 days on this blog. Start Weight: 134 pounds Day #1 Breakfast... Read more
What to do when you have the flu......
Wednesday, June 04, 2014      2 comments

I didn't hit me until noon and even then I thought I was just exhausted and needed a nap. But I didn't wake up after the hour long snooze on the sofa feeling reinvigorated and refreshed, but queasy and light headed. Needless to say, the sofa i... Read more
Grazing.....all day......
Sunday, June 01, 2014      3 comments

Just as the family was getting ready for bed last night, my daughter looked at me and said, "are you still losing weight? You didn't stop eating all day." I was shocked speechless, paused for a moment, and replied, "Did I really eat all da... Read more
Hello my name is Carol and I'm addicted to scale watching....
Thursday, May 22, 2014      5 comments

Hello my name is Carol and I'm an addict.... I'm addicted to weighing myself. And the addiction has gotten worse over the past month. Sometimes three or four times a day I find myself headed to the bathroom to step up and see if the needle has ... Read more
sweet cravings.......
Wednesday, May 07, 2014      5 comments

I find myself craving sweets and it doesn't help that I am a baker and always have sweets, treats, and sugary goodies lingering around the house. Just this morning I whipped up two batches of cupcakes and frostings for the High School Soccer T... Read more
Out of the Ashes....
Saturday, April 26, 2014      2 comments

We have a circle of ash in the middle of our little orchard. I walk past it every morning. Walk around it as I inspect my fruit trees. It wasn't always a circle of a... Read more
Carb overload.......
Sunday, April 20, 2014      4 comments

Ok, so I don't get to spend very many full days with my hubby (he works crazy hours), so I really wanted to enjoy the day with him and do whatever he wanted to do -- which included eating out! We had lunch at Carl's Jr -- we never go out fo... Read more
Reached My Goal! Woooooo Hoooooo!
Monday, April 14, 2014      15 comments

Today I am eight months post-op and today at the surgeon's office I weighed in at 134 pounds -- 100 pounds lost since surgery! Woooooo Hooooooo! To say that I am excited, elated, overjoyed...... is an understatement. I am astonished ... Read more
Like a "Normal" person....
Saturday, April 12, 2014      9 comments

This WLS surgery journey has been amazing so far, to say the least. I am eight months post-op and down 97 pounds, only 3 pounds to my goal weight of 134. And now I am entering the unfamiliar, uncharted territory of "weight maintenance". I kn... Read more
God's Thrift Store Beautiful
Thursday, April 03, 2014      7 comments

Walking inspiration this morning... I love rummage sales and thrift stores...minimal cost for the broken and beautiful BUT I WOULD NEVER PAY FULL PRICE ESPECIALLY FOR THE BROKEN...and it hit me hard today, that GOD would pay the ultimate pr... Read more

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