Category Archives: Wellness

Anniversary Reflections

Yesterday, February 1, marked the one-year anniversary of my weight loss surgery, and in that time I have shed 160 pounds.  It has been quite a journey! I have heard some say that surgery is the “easy way” to lose … Continue reading

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I’ve Lost (the Weight of) My Mother and Other Ramblings

I sit here in the wee hours of the morning at my parents’ home after a lovely Christmas visit with them and one word comes to mind: grateful. I am grateful for so many things: my family and friends who … Continue reading

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Celebrating Another Trip Around the Sun

Today I am celebrating another trip around the sun! I feel especially alive this year as I am 138 pounds lighter than I was on my last birthday! Has the journey been easy? Heck no! But has the journey been … Continue reading

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I’ve Lost a Super Model and Then Some!

During my weight loss journey, I have often searched for comparisons to the amount of weight I’ve shed. For example, 20 pounds equals an automobile tire; 90 pounds equals a newborn calf; 118 pounds equals an entire set of Encyclopedia … Continue reading

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There is Success in Routine

John Maxwell once said, “You’ll never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of your success is found in your daily routine.” I firmly believe there is success in routine. After a month of (good!) … Continue reading

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Moving in the Right Direction

After last week’s brief stall, I am pleased to report that I shed 4 pounds this week, bringing my total to 107 (27 before surgery, 80 since surgery February 1). Following my resolve to memorize Psalms based on my current … Continue reading

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No Loss, No Gain

So this is the first week since my surgery on February 1 that I did not lose any weight. The good news is that I didn’t gain any weight either! So, as of Friday, June 1, my weight loss remains … Continue reading

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