My Weight Loss Secret. Spoiler…It’s My Brain

Oh, hi! Did you know I have a blog? Apparently I've forgotten. Anyway, I thought I'd stop by and dust it off. A lot of you follow me on social media and have noticed (and commented on, thanks!) my recent weight loss and workouts. It's really sweet of you to notice (and comment, seriously). I thought I'd tell you my secret. And this is just my secret, I won't say that it will work for everyone … [Read more...]

Six Months Post-Op Check In

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I can't believe it's been six months since I had my Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy (VSG). It really feels like I just had the procedure. Just time-wise, not pain-wise or healing. I can't feel a thing in any of my incisions or anything like that. This month, I got a little better with food and I started moving almost every day. I've been swimming and doing some strength exercises. I listed the moving … [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...]

Best Laid Plans: Postpartum Edition

I was really prepared this time. I knew the signs of postpartum depression, I know my own triggers for anxiety, and I know how I deal with both. I had plans in place to stay healthy after I gave birth because I didn't before. This time would be different. I took good care of myself during this pregnancy. I never had to take insulin and I lost about 20 pounds. I wasn't dieting or anything, it was … [Read more...]

Fitness Friday: Identifying My Vital Needs

Remember when I talked with you about digging up my mental dirt? I've been digging, and I'm covered in it. Dirt I mean. Or something. It's possible I'm trying too hard to fit the metaphor in to the opening paragraph of this post. *Anyway.* I'm getting back to working on the physical part of my fitness too (in addition to the brain part of the whole deal). Part of the program I'm doing has a … [Read more...]