White Fragility and Me

I'm a sensitive person. The thought of accidentally or callously hurting someone is dreadful to me. I'm an honest person, I try not to lie, but sometimes telling the truth hurts people's feelings and that upsets me. And empathy? I've got that down. I can find a way to relate to almost anyone (almost). I can only think of one time in my life when I was actively mean to someone to be mean, and as an … [Read more...]

10 Months Post VSG Check-In!

Double digits since my surgery you guys! I forgot to post last month, so if you were on pins and needles waiting for that, I apologize. Let me tell you, it might be more that I have been really frustrated, so maybe I didn't "forget" to post as much as I just didn't feel like writing about it. I've plateued and then started gaining, so to say I'm frustrated is an understatement. However, I know it … [Read more...]

8 Months VSG Check-In

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Hello everybody! Guess what? It's been 8 months since I had my Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy (VSG)! I think the post title might have given that away. So, things are going well, trucking along. Remember when my doctor told me to be careful about getting lax with my food intake? I should have listened more closely. I ate a lot of sweets this month (a lot for me post-VSG, not a lot for pre-VSG me). … [Read more...]

7 Months Post-VSG Check In

Hey everyone! Seven months since I had my stomach cut out through Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy (VSG)? Yes, yes it is. I had my 6-month check up with my bariatric surgeon last week and there was high-fiving. She's really happy with my progress, and doesn't see any trouble reaching my goal weight. She did tell me that I needed to start being careful about sugar now, as a lot of patients start craving … [Read more...]

I’m Not Jealous

I'm surrounded by women who are doing amazing things. They go on fabulous trips and meet their heroes. National companies are asking to use their art, develop ice cream recipes, and shoot commercials for them. Most of these friends are people I've met through blogging...and most I've never met in real life. I get to watch their successes via social media where I can put happy faces on their status … [Read more...]