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...]

The Time Tobin Was a Demon Ghost

Let me tell you about the time Tobin was a demon ghost. But first, three things: (1) While most of our master bathroom is spacious, the toilet is in a really small water closet. It's so small that when you're sitting on the toilet, the doorknob is right at your ear; (2) I like watching ghost stories. However, I am always spooked for weeks after I watch them (especially if they're good ones); and, … [Read more...]

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.  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...]