Black Friday Craziness

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving with your families and loved ones!  This is the time of year where we think about those people in our lives that we are most thankful.  I’m both thankful and blessed by my 3 amazing children and my closest friend, Mitch.  I am very thankful for each one of these 4 people; my life would be empty without them.  Who are you thankful for?

How was my Thanksgiving!??  ha ha  Would you believe me if I told you? I spent the whole day at Walmart WORKING during the craziness!  Continue reading


Difficult Week – Week 16

This was a difficult 2 weeks in respect to my weight loss.  I only lost 1.6 lbs IN TWO WEEKS!  What’s up with that?

I’m glad to say that I went back to basics and cut out some of the BAD food that I was eating.  Yup, no more Hot Pretzels w/ salt during my 15 minute break at my part-time job.  I’m now eating either a 17 gram Protein Continue reading

More Protein In Your Diet

Tips For Getting More Protein In Your Diet

Most bariatric surgeons suggest at least 75-90 grams of protein a day to help with successful weight loss. This aids in healthy weight loss losing fat and keeping and developing muscle. Protein also assists with healing after your surgery, to prevent any hair loss.

Protein is an important nutrient vital to cell growth and Continue reading

Life Style Change – Week 15

I’ll start with my weight progress……. 

Total Weight Loss as of 11/07/13 is:  60.2 lbs lost…. (from my highest weight).  It has been 15 weeks since my surgery.  I think I’m doing pretty good, although this week I didn’t lose any weight.  (sad face).

I’m excited to share a non-scale victory!  Last Christmas my daughter, “N” gave me a present with a pair of pajama bottoms (that I had on my wish list).  Not knowing what size I was, she purchased a X-Large.  I can’t begin to tell you how tight they were last year.  I could Continue reading

Happy Dance – Week 14

As you can see from my title of this post, I am doing the HAPPY DANCE!  I hopped on the scale and I lost 4 more pounds (in a week).  I’m now weighing in at 192.8.  To be very honest, when I did go on the scale I expected to be back in the 200’s.  Like every other diet I had been on and off in the last decade – my “Onederland” was short-lived.  To find out that I actually lost 4 more pounds – reality began to set in!  I’m doing it!  I’m going to get to my goal weight!  I’m beginning to have faith!  I will!  I will!

At work, I’m called the “Health Nut”.  (I think I like that name!)  My department had a Continue reading

Slider Foods

I recently read an article about “Slider Foods” that Weight Loss Surgery patients need to stay away from.  I have to be honest, I’ve heard different definitions of what a slider food are.  However, I will summarize this article, as I found it fascinating!  (Let me know what you think.)

For most people eating sliders is a good thing (not healthy but o.k. to eat).  For example, Continue reading

Celebrating Onderland!

It’s been 3 months since I’ve had my surgery.  There is a lot to celebrate!  October 24th was my 3 month anniversary…  and…  I got on the scale to find that my weight is now 196.8.  I’m in Onederland!!!  (Onederland is when your weight is in the 100’s.)  And hitting Onederland is an amazing feeling!

I can’t begin to tell you how relieved I am that I am in the Onderland’s.  Remember, my highest weight Continue reading