Pinterest Win: Pool Noodle Bed Bumpers

Pool Noodles FTW!

Our 2-year-old has recently transitioned to a twin bed in her own room (as opposed to our bed sleeping between us when a perfectly good crib with a brand-new mattress was right there since before she was even born). Anyway, when we moved into our new house, Tesla got her own room. And since I am familiar with how much she flails and moves around at night, I knew that I'd feel better if there was a … [Read more...]

Four Month Post-Op Check In

Shrinky Dink!

I can't really believe it's been 4 months since my bariatric surgery. ย Except that it also seems like I had it last week. Time is weird. April was the first month that I had a substantial slow down in my weight loss. I expected it, but was surprised at how hard I had to work to be okay with it. I also had to fight against emotional eating and wasn't always successful. Even with the couple of … [Read more...]

Two Months Post-Op Check-In

Getting My Shrink On

It's two months after my Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy (VSG or the Sleeve) and I thought I'd share how I'm doing. I feel great, which is the best part of this update! I hit my 50 pound loss goal (10 of which happened during the liquid diet portion the two weeks before the surgery). Can I get a Woot? Woot! Since having the procedure, I've got a lot more energy, I'm able to move a lot more easily, … [Read more...]

Weight Loss Surgery or Why I Had My Stomach Cut Out

I've talked about it a little bit over the last couple of months, but in January I had weight loss surgery. I asked a surgeon to cut 80 percent of my stomach out and I am so glad I did. I have been fighting my weight for more than half my life. I was lucky to be a physically active kid and teen or I would have been fighting it even longer than that. Thinking I was fat when I wasn't is a whole … [Read more...]

Ten (10)

Mark, I can't believe you have been gone 10 years. How has an entire decade passed? You didn't get to experience much of it, but I firmly believe the second you become a parent you hit a time warp. It's the only way to explain how fast the time has gone. Mark, you would be so proud of Nicholas. He's so beautiful, smart, empathetic and funny. He's trying to figure out sarcasm, but is so upset … [Read more...]