January 17, 2017 Happy New Year?

Jan 17, 2017

Happy New Year, belated.

My dear friends in this weight loss journey, I have gained weight!  After 11 years!  I'm kinda upset with myself but after just reading my old posts, I see how far I've come. I don't "feel" my pouch anymore.  I have been looking for ways to tighten it back. I'm going to see a doctor tomorrow to see if that is possible. I want another 11 years!  My weight gain has been slow but from my lowest of 179 I am now 227 and that is not good. I was so happy when i got below 200. I still feel that really happy moment. I drink water. I exercise....in fact I love the gym!  I do 30 to 40 minutes of cardio and treat myself to the sauna or whirlpool (that's my reward). I obviously am eating too much and not the right things.  My appetite in the last year as returned with vengeance.  That appetite is the same as before surgery and it scares me.


Year 2017, I had surgery in 2005, wow.  I really can appreciate where I have come from during this journey.  My personal life maybe is not what I imagined but I have a two beautiful grandchildren who are my joy.  I have my faith, health and the love of many people.  I wrote on my blog in 2007 (see about me on my page) this phrase below and it is still true today.

  1. Pray (for guidance everyday)
    2. Live (no matter what the weight)
    3. Exercise (try to everyday even if for 10 to 15 minutes)
    4. Eat (High protein, healthy, but not deprived)
    5. Laugh (humor is everywhere)
    6. Love (Lord, family, friend)

    I've come so far and learned so much. Been blessed to the nth degree.

    "To feel rich, count all the things you have the money CAN'T buy"


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Dallas, TX
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Jun 06, 2004
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August 2006 188 pounds

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