All of the B’s

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Oh the B’s…big boobs, belly roll, back fat, beating myself up, better tomorrow, believe in myself, be OK in the moment, be thankful, be deliberate, bra bulge, baby boy, back to school Read the rest of this entry

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Pregnancy Post-Sleeve & New Year’s Resolutions…

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It has been quite a long time since I have posted. My life has been crazy but I can’t complain. For some time, I felt I couldn’t share my truth as we were not announcing my pregnancy. In May, I had surgery to remove excess skin from my 120 lb. loss after gastric sleeve surgery in the spring of 2013. I had a number of complications that I blogged about in June and July. In July, all went silent. I was having a rough month and thought I was sick. It turns out that I was growing a little miracle. Read the rest of this entry

Full of holes but found a bright spot…

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A belt as an accessory???

A belt as an accessory???


Today I thought I would do a short venting session on the “joys” of plastic surgery. I am exactly two months and two days out from my boob job and skinectomy. Yesterday I made an emergency appointment as my left bicep looked like it was holding a nectarine under my skin. My doctor commented last visit that there was some minor fluid build up. Minor did not describe yesterday’s ordeal. He decided to make another magical hole in my body to go along with the 2+ inch deep hole with the circumference of a silver dollar that currently dominates my lower abdomen. My arm and my belly are now filled with gauze and covered in bandages for the forseeable future. I have remained calm although I think my mom is ready to take out a hit on said doctor. Many people have complications from surgery and my body has been rejecting my stitches. Read the rest of this entry

Making the most of my sleeve…

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Let’s take it back to January 2013. I was sitting in classes for surgery listening to the doctors and the people who had gastric surgeries talk about what a life changing choice this would be. It would be a journey that could lead to health and well-being if used properly. Surgery is not an easy fix or a guarantee to losing the weight. It is a tool. Read the rest of this entry

Knowing the rules and following them…

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Good morning all,

I will be 15 months out next week and I am still learning new lessons.  It has definitely been a tough few months.  In April, I went on my first vacation since being sleeved.  In May, I had breast reduction and skin removal and June has been spent recovering and finding my way back to protein. Read the rest of this entry

When life gets in the way…

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Each and every day I get up with a plan to eat clean and get my workout in.  Lately, my plan is crushed by all the other things that get in the way.  I have been so busy with two jobs and new responsibilities at work that I am my own roadblock.  In my ideal world I would work 7-2:30 workout and cook healthy meals.  In my real world I am eating too many protein snacks and bars, missing workouts, and trying to find the time for a good night’s sleep.  Read the rest of this entry

Just can’t find the words…

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Words can’t express how grateful I am for deciding to go through this journey.  Of course, some days I want to jump off a building and others I am ready to tip toe through the tulips but all in all things are going well.  I am steadily inching my way through ONEDERLAND.

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