the NOT-so runner girl

FRUSTRATED. I am so freaking frustrated with my body right now. If you have followed my blog for any length of time, you know that I have battled my weight for a VERY long time. I have went from heavy to normal to heavy again. I was diagnosed with cancer. I went from not very

Oscar has been evicted (surgery update)

Wednesday the 25th , I had semi-emergency surgery. Semi, because we knew it would happen eventually, we just didn’t know it was going to happen then. Many of you know that I had weight loss surgery, a lap-band named Oscar (the grouch) placed way back in 2008. It was a last ditch effort to get

love-hate relationship

Eight and a half hours later and the pain is still here. Who knew scrambled eggs, something so stinking mushy would wreak such havoc. Sigh. After dealing with this crap (sorry, I cannot come up with a better word…it is what it is) for over a year now, I am done. If Tricare doesn’t approve

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1 year bandiversary

I know, I am a couple of days late but such is life right?! I’ve sat down to write this several times now and keep getting pulled away. Saturday was my 1 year bandiversary. On July 25, 2008 I was scared out of my mind, second guessing the decision. Was it the right choice? Would


Yes, I have finally gotten stuck…actually 2 times now since my fill last week. Here I am, gloating because I hadn’t gotten stuck yet at 2 months post-op then God knocks me back into place….twice…LOL! Once with raw spinach and once with a bite of a chicken wrap. Sigh…who knew He used those tactics :-)

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miscellaneous Monday

I think I am going to start a miscellaneous Monday…it’s an easy way to get a lot of thoughts out at once. My apologies in advance if none make sense:-). So, I started the Couch to 5K today…yes, I know I was supposed to start it last week but I didn’t because I knew I

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*WLS* 1 month post-op

Wow, I can’t believe it has already been a month since my surgery. I feel good, only slight twinges occasionally near the port incision. I’m still not cleared for anything except walking, but can’t wait to get back in the gym. So, for the stats… In one month, I am down 18.5 pounds and 6

*WLS* 2nd post-op & lap-band video

Today I had my second post-op visit and everything looks good. I am down another 5.3 pounds which makes 12.9 at 19 days post-op. He checked my stomach/incisions and they are healing well. He also checked my bp records and took me off my high blood pressure meds before my bp gets too low. I

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*WLS* imaginary 2nd post-op visit

Wednesday I was scheduled to have my 2nd post-op visit . We were about 5 minutes from leaving (my surgeon is an hour away) when they called me to reschedule. Dr. Nye had some sort of emergency, so now my appt is going to be next Wednesday, the 13th. I was just happy thath they

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