• Weight Loss Journey

    Half Way to One Year

    Well, today marks six months out from my bypass surgery. It feels like both a long time and hardly no time at all.   Paradox much?  But it’s true.  I’ve been busy with life, so the days have gone by very fast.   At the same time,June was so long ago that it’s coming back around again.  I’m at the half way mark, so to speak. I’ve learned so much and yet still have so much to learn. We’ll start with today’s mug shots and stats. Current Weight:  162.6 lbs. Surgery Weight: 238.8 lbs Highest Weight: 248-55ish Goal Weight:  140-150 This makes for a grand total of 76.2 lost. As I predicted,…

  • Weight Loss Journey

    Three Months

    Yesterday was my three-month surgaversary (surgery anniversary). I spent it at a cross country meet, watching my Girl run. Even though I was never particularly good at sports and don’t really like exercise (I have mentioned this before), I have still managed to encourage my children to do sports and be active. The Girl played soccer as a child and runs Cross Country and Track through high school. My Little Dude does soccer and baseball. And sometimes thinks about wrestling. I know I encouraged this because I don’t want them to be like me, needing a surgery to help them lose weight. They do to be ‘all about sports’ or…

  • Weight Loss Journey

    The Beginning of a New Weight Loss Journey

    The title of this post makes it sound like I just jumped on the wagon of a new fad diet, but this story is a lot more involved than that and starts a lot further back than just last week. On Monday, June 26th, I underwent a roux en y gastric bypass,  a procedure which aids in weight loss by bypassing a a portion of the stomach and intestines altogether.   This was a decision I did not enter into lightly.  I spent a long time thinking long and hard about it, even before I approached my doctor to talk about weight loss solutions. We discussed all my prior attempts…

  • IMHO

    I Hate Exercise

    There is no easy or kind way to say this.  I hate exercise.  I’m not the type of person who jogs or bikes or rows or whatever as a hobby.  I don’t play sports.  I actually kind of suck at sports. I like to swim, but since we moved and no longer have a pool, going swimming means going to a public pool and being SEEN in a bathing suit.  And the public pool is mostly filled with little kids, since it’s part of the YMCA here and their daycare let’s the kids swim all day (with parental permission) and yeah… not worth it for me. I like to walk,…