2 appointments down…

Yesterday was hectic, to say the least, but I checked off two "musts" on my journey list.  I saw a shrink (who I really like) and my primary doc (who I adore). My shrink was great.  We went through my whole history, even the dark and dirty parts, all the way through today.  Our goal …

Feeling empowered…

I have a crazy busy day ahead...I didn't get a ton of sleep...but still, I rise feeling empowered.  My word for 2017.  I am in the driver's seat.  Today I begin a series of appointments that will move me towards WL surgery.  It somehow makes things seem more real...more concrete.  It doesn't make me nervous. …

#Goals…

In this journey, as you can imagine, I have many goals to set, attend to, and crush.  One thing I am required to do is to attend 3 months of weight loss classes.  As you might guess, I started out a little snobby about that.  There's not much someone can teach me about losing weight. …

Full heart…

Wow.  Just Wow.  I took a deep breath yesterday and shared some pretty personal stuff.  I've always been one to live out loud, but there are some things that are so personal they cause me to pause.  An entry about surgery that is so...well...very personal was one of those moments.  I guess I just didn't …

Decisions…

So many decisions made in such a short time.  The biggest of which is that I am going to undergo bariatric surgery.  I do not make this decision lightly.  It has nothing to do with wanting to be thin, skinny, fashionable, etc.  This is purely about my health.  This decision is not for the faint …

Contemplation…

So, I know it's been a while.  Life is busy.  Eating has been up and down, which has really led me to a lot of contemplation.  And contemplation has led to some really hefty decisions.  My goal is starting this, and every other weight loss endeavor throughout my adult life has been about health.  Not …

Ultimate…

So, I'm changing gears.  Still eating healthy.  Still eating mostly whole foods.  Still staying clear of most sugar.  But I am weening off of Whole30.  I'm so thankful for the last 45 days or so of eating clean, clean, clean, but I can feel myself getting bored and that's never a good thing. Melanie told …