C B wrote 2022.05.05 - CW 136 (-100#) 1 week, 4 days ago

100# lost in 11 months and 4 days! I started this new journey last June 1st - beaten, but having gathered that last bit of strength.. I gave it my all - yes.. AGAIN. 

C B wrote 2022.05.03 - CW 138 (-98#) 1 week, 6 days ago

Sooooo close to goal and all that's occupying my head are negative thoughts.. sabotaging thoughts, WTF is up with that?! The happiness from knowing how hard I have worked this past year seems to be...

C B wrote 2022.04.26 - CW 144 (-92#) 2 weeks, 6 days ago

I HAVE MADE IT TO THE "HEALTHY" CATEGORY OF THE LAND OF BMI!!! Holy cow, hahahaha. OMG. I just need to let that sink in today. And to make it that much sweeter, my sweet friend Ant...

C B wrote 2022.04.20 - CW 146 (-90#) 3 weeks, 5 days ago

Soooo close!

C B wrote 2022.04.12 - CW 148 (-88#) 1 month ago

I got my SIL the gym bug!! We went a few days ago, she saw/did my routine and is hooked!! She really doesn't need to lose weight, but wants to tone.. I am SO proud of her!! We walked almos...

C B wrote 2022.04.05 - CW 151 (-85#) 1 month, 1 week ago

HUGE NSV victory to share!! Last weekend I participated in a 32-mile bike run. I only entered it because I wanted to test my endurance.. you know, to see how many miles I ...

C B wrote 2022.03.24 - CW 156 (-80#) 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Welp.. I would say I don't know what's going on, but I think I do! Like I stated in my previous blog entry.. I've been adding new swimming and exercises to my normal routine and I guess it has jump...

C B wrote 2022.03.19 - CW 161 (-75#) 1 month, 4 weeks ago

Ooo, happy March OH fam! I got my ticket and booked a room for the OH National Conference in Costa Mesa, CA. It'll be my first time attending and I am so excited and nervous, haha. It'll be GREAT!<...

C B wrote 2022.03.11 - National Conference 2 months ago

How exciting!! Is anyone going to attend the OH National Conference in Costa Mesa, CA this year? I am looking into it.. it's far enough ahead that I can start planning for it.. and hope to meet som...

C B wrote 2022.01.27 - CW 166 (-70#) 3 months, 2 weeks ago

Hello OH family. Thank you so much for the kind words on my last post. It's been so mentally and physically difficult to maintain sanity lately.. but can't lose sight of those silver linings. This ...

C B wrote 2022.01.18 - CW 170 (-66#) 3 months, 4 weeks ago

I had second thoughts about writing today.. but I better do it so that I can remind myself how it is to pull myself out of a gigantic fucking-funk.

I gained about 7 pounds (got up to 177#) a...

C B wrote 2021.12.07 - CW 170 (-66) 5 months, 1 week ago

Okay.. since December isn't any better.. can I get a better January?! Haha.. I kid. I am grateful, for real. I can't smell, taste or hear very well but I did lose 4# this week! One of the perks of ...

C B wrote 2021.11.30 - CW 174 (-62#) 5 months, 2 weeks ago

Shingles suck. Now I have a sore throat and fever. Bah-humbug. Survived Thanksgiving.. mom broke her wrist though.. so now I gotta take care of her and L (my live-in special-needs client). Lord, pl...

C B wrote 2021.11.23 - CW 176 (-60#) 5 months, 3 weeks ago

Holy cow.. 60# gone. I wish I felt better about it. 

I developed shingles (and I'm only in my 40s)! My doc says I probably won't develop the eruptions because I am too anemic. Yay anemia? I ...

C B wrote 2021.11.09 - CW 178 (-58#) 6 months, 1 week ago

I have made it to the 170's. Trust the process.. even when "everything" is telling you otherwise. Had my first "Oo you gotta stop losing weight now, you look fine.. don't get too skinny" from a fam...

C B wrote 2021.11.02 CW 181 (-55#) 6 months, 2 weeks ago

Hello my OH fam. Happy November.

October was rough. I had to put one of my fur babies down and her sister is not taking it well. We both grieve, but are tying to make the best of it. And tod...

C B posted a comment 6 months, 3 weeks ago
Hi there. I feel you. Like @kebochape, I have also had my...

C B wrote 2021.10.26 - CW 184 (-52#) 6 months, 3 weeks ago

It's been a slow, but steady month. Went to CA last month and CO this month. I stayed on track 95% of the time, but upped my exercise as well. Old demons have come to play a bit, so I have to be ve...

C B wrote 2021.09.27 - CW 188 (-48) 7 months, 3 weeks ago

So my morning brought me a good surprise/start! I am officially in the 180's club. Yay! I went to the park last night and walked my fastest time yet.. 3.04 miles in 58 mins 26 secs. So proud. I hav...

C B posted a comment 7 months, 3 weeks ago
I just wanted to thank you for your encouraging comments you leave...

C B wrote 2021.09.23 - CW 193 (-43#) 7 months, 3 weeks ago

Half-way down to 150# you guys! I hadn't even noticed until I updated my ticker just now that I am HALF-WAY there!! I would never have imagined going down this journey again. At first, my brother a...

C B wrote 2021.09.12 - CW 195 (-41#) 8 months ago

So I made it on my 10-day pouch reset. It really wasn't that bad. I can tell the difference.. pouch has definately been reset.. I feel fuller quicker (not brain from the brain, but from the pouch),...

C B wrote 2021.09.01 - 15yrs 8mths Post-Op, CW 197 8 months, 2 weeks ago

So after doing some serious reseach into a new vitamin regimen (thought about getting patches first, but then decided on liquid vitamins), I found a link for doing a pouch reset. Here is the link i...

C B wrote on ParkerA's support wall 8 months, 2 weeks ago
Hi.. thank you for your post on my wall. I am going to message you so look in your inbox *hugs*

C B wrote on TierraMoone's support wall 8 months, 3 weeks ago
Thank you for the support! I also wish you well on your journey back :)
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