Category Archives: Getting Healthy

On 2015

Today marks the final day of 2015…and it has been one hell of a roller coaster for me! Fortunately, the year started and ended on a high note. In January, we finished the final main piece of the Dynamic Learning … Continue reading

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40

I made it! 40 years old! Whoooooooooo! There have been times over the past couple years where I wondered if I would even see this day. My health has not been the best, and it was only 9 months ago … Continue reading

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35 days to go

Sadly, there have been several–maybe lots–of cheat days recently. It’s so hard to control the cravings I keep having…sometimes, it takes everything within me to keep myself from giving in. Hopefully my last cheat day was Saturday (2 days ago). … Continue reading

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So let’s do some catching up…and then there will be surprises!

Good day everybody! If you know me, you probably know by now that I am not having hernia surgery…I am having gastric bypass surgery. Since January, I have been going through a process mandated by both The Bariatric Center of … Continue reading

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Hitting the checkpoints as time moves quickly (previously hidden)

No real need to set this up. Tomorrow marks my second appointment with the nutritionist. I met with the surgeon and my caseworker two weeks ago. My progress is coming along nicely. I am down 22 pounds since my first … Continue reading

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On fighting weight and demons

I have to have a hernia surgery. It has to be done soon, but it is not critical yet. My doctors would like me to lose some weight before performing the surgery…so for about a month now, I have worked … Continue reading

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Day 22 (previously hidden)

So things are going well thus far…as of Friday, I am down 19 pounds. My GP and cardiologist are good with both my diet and my surgery, though they both need to officially sign off on it. My heart could … Continue reading

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Day 6 (previously hidden)

In day 6 of a lifestyle change, a part of me is feeling the best I’ve felt in a long time. On the scale this morning, I am down almost 14 pounds, which is great. I haven’t had a soda … Continue reading

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Day 2 (previously hidden)

I was expecting more at my appointment with the dietitian yesterday. There are some major changes underway: more protein in my diet, fewer carbs, fewer empty calories and no caffeine. But a lot of the info we discussed was stuff … Continue reading

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The first baby step (previously hidden)

So I wrote this not long after my initial post about the surgery. In reality, the costs have been a bit higher than I originally thought, factoring in visits to my other doctors and the endoscopy I had to have … Continue reading

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