Mindful …


It's not that hard I'm finding - In a week I've lost 3 pounds - I'm happy with that! And it's mostly just consciously not eating carbs (like pasta, breads, obvious refined little buggers) and focusing on lean proteins, veggies and salads.  More water. Less wine. It's ok! I can do this. 9 more days …

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Mind Full or Mindful?


Well, I can't honestly say yesterday was a fabulous day - but it was truly a more mindful day.  I paid attention to what I was eating and water consumption, was careful about portions, took the one flight of stairs  up and down to the lobby (50 steps each round trip) a number of times …

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WLS Regain – It Ceases To Be Amusing


Not that it ever has been, but now I'm starting to beat myself up. A lot.  My regain is now completely out of control to the point that I am starting to look at possible revision procedures. I started in 2005 at 225 lbs, lowest weight 133, happy weight 145, current weight 190. And the …

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Beginning the Journey – “ReLoss”


It's been a busy month since my return to sane medical care - had 2 blood tests, a mammogram, am scheduling a routine colonoscopy and a not routine stress echocardiogram.  ... Started intake a few weeks ago at the medically supervised weight loss clinic my PCP referred me to - The Hernried Center here in Sacramento. …

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Never Say Never Again


I haven't posted in a while - mostly because IF I GET TIRED OF LISTENING TO MY DRAMA I'm sure others do too.  It's exhausting. Yes, I still deal daily with my adult children's chronic mental and physical health issues - yes, I'm still dealing with my divorce... and the resulting anxiety and minor depressions. …

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Head Battles – WLS Journey – 10 years and 6 months later


  Yeah, it's been a while, but as I recently read on one of my favorite blogs, life happens.  And life has been happening. It's a never ending - obesity and head battles. And I am now half way in between the two weights. I often contemplate how I got my head into that  place …

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Non-Scale Victories and Surviving to Thriving


How ever one chooses to do it, losing weight (and maintaining it) is a challenging process.  It requires constant effort - staying on task - being consistent - knowing there will be those periods of time when, try as we might, we don't drop pounds. It is during those times, or even when we ARE …

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