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A dream fulfilled
Tuesday, October 23, 2018      4 comments

Romeo & I, Halloween 2018 I didn't feel beautiful on my wedding day. I lost 40 lbs but was still 80 lbs overweight. I wanted a beautiful puffy ba... Read more
Pick it up now - day 21 of 49
Saturday, September 01, 2018      3 comments

When I want Romeo to increase his speed, I use the phrase "pick it up now". I'm feeling the need to start saying this to myself! I just read ... Read more
49 days to focus on my own choices - day 1
Saturday, August 11, 2018      5 comments

Today is the first day of my husband's vacation in Quebec. He's gone for 7 weeks, visiting with family. I'm going to miss him, but I also see this as an opportunity to really focus on myself. Sometime's I blame hubby for my poor choices. ... Read more
Maintenance & thoughts on diet-obsession.
Sunday, March 26, 2017      5 comments

Before the blog... please understand I am only describing my thoughts & experience, not recommending a course of action for anyone else. Take from my experience what resonates with you & leave the rest. Weigh in day. I only do it once a... Read more
12 months after gastric bypass surgery
Sunday, February 26, 2017      18 comments

A year ago, I took another step in my journey towards health. I had gastric bypass surgery. At the time, I struggled with my decision. I research... Read more
Easy to look at pictures again.
Thursday, April 21, 2016      11 comments

A friend writes a blog for EasyBoots (horse boots for non-shod horses) and asked me if she could use a picture of me measuring Romeo. At first I w... Read more
Photos from my walk - Southern Alberta, Canada
Monday, April 18, 2016      11 comments

Hubby & I packed the dogs in the car and headed north about 40 minutes to a small provincial campground that's off the beaten track. We prefer to avoid people and allow our dogs to travel off leash, so we're always on the look out for isolated ... Read more
4 good things - 6 week post RYN
Thursday, April 07, 2016      10 comments

Good thing #1 Today was my 6 week anniversary of my RYN surgery - and that meant that I was cleared to ride my horse again! I kept it short - just a 20 minute ride in the field to see how I feel - but it was wonderful to be riding again. I n... Read more
Had to dress up so took some progress pics
Sunday, March 27, 2016      15 comments

I needed to get dressed up to take a new profile pic for another site, so I thought this would be a great opportunity to take a progress pic at the same time. ... Read more
Knocked Sideways
Friday, March 25, 2016      11 comments

I started a new job at the end of November. Then I received a call that my long-awaited surgery had been scheduled for Feb 25th - just days before the end of my 3 month probation period. I was nervous to approach my boss for time off because t... Read more
6 year Sparkversary - My journey & what I've learned
Thursday, March 17, 2016      19 comments

I've been with SP for 6 years now. 32 years old, 280 lbs At 32 years old, I hit my high weight of 280 lbs. That was also the year I was di... Read more
Good eats made with love
Tuesday, March 15, 2016      3 comments

This morning hubby made me this beautiful breakfast: perfectly poached egg, home made salmon lox and hollandaise sauce, arranged to look like a rose: ... Read more
Recovering & my walking path
Thursday, March 10, 2016      8 comments

It has been 2 weeks since I had bariatric surgery. My recovery has been easier and smoother than I expected. I hope it continues this way! I went to the doctors today for a check up. My blood pressure was low last week, but better this w... Read more
Food planning
Friday, March 04, 2016      8 comments

I realize that I spend an awful lot of time fantasizing about food & building fantasy menus in my head. I already know exactly what my first 2 days of eating solid foods will look like. Food obsession - I think most overweight people experi... Read more
5 days after bariatric surgery
Tuesday, March 01, 2016      7 comments

February 25th, I had roux-en-y surgery. The surgery went off without a hitch, no complications at all. My recovery has been MUCH easier than I expected. I feel low-key, stiff in my mid-section & need lots of naps, but haven't had much pain at... Read more

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