2022.05.05 - CW 136 (-100#)

May 05, 2022

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. 


2022.05.03 - CW 138 (-98#)

May 03, 2022

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 going over my head. I keep fixating on what's wrong (the wrinkly, saggy skin..) when I KNOW BETTER THAN THAT!! Please head.. cooperate with the rest of my body.. this is a GOOD THING! Be well OH-ers!


2022.04.26 - CW 144 (-92#)

Apr 26, 2022

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 Antony has introduced me to the world of acid vs. alkaline healthy eating (for inflammation, weightloss and lowering your risk of health conditions like cancer) - I am on day 4 and already feel like a different/lighter person! Have a wonderful day OH FAM.. hugs!!


2022.04.20 - CW 146 (-90#)

Apr 20, 2022

Soooo close!


2022.04.12 - CW 148 (-88#)

Apr 12, 2022

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 almost 6 miles this morning. YAHS!! 

The weight continues to melt off. Still not complaining. Anticipating a plateau anyday now. I can't believe I only have 18 more pounds to lose. I met a man recently.. he lied about his age (he is 58, not 52 like he originally passed himself off as) and he has the nerve to tell me when I was telling him my stats (height/weight) - he was like "um.. at 5'4" you should be like 115#" - I was like, "really.. cos I'd be a bag of bones!" - meanwhile.. he's got a dadgut/beer belly that could use some shaving. UGH. Brushed it off though.. he doesn't know my journey.

The 21-mile race went splendid! MUCH better for my ever-disappearing butt than the 32-miles, lol. I think I am going to stick to 20 miles and under for now til the butt gets accustomed to the itty-bitty seat.  


2022.04.05 - CW 151 (-85#)

Apr 05, 2022

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 could accomplish.. and well.. I DID IT ALL!! I averaged my "normal" of about 10 mph, so I was very happy about that. No cramps either. I was so proud of myself that I entered another fundraiser bike run this weekend for 21 miles, haha. I told my daughter that a new hobby found me!!

I have also lost another 5# since my last post. Mind continues to be blown/scared. As I simply can't wrap my brain as to why it's all working out right now. But I cannot let fear ruin that. My good friend Antony pre-race said to me.. was SO adamant that I'd finish the race (and wow, it feels great to have someone have so much faith in you) - he told me to stop being scared and to just think for a minute "what if it DOES all work out?" 

Rock on!


2022.03.24 - CW 156 (-80#)

Mar 24, 2022

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 started the weightloss in a major way!! I am not going to question it, but enjoy the fruits of my new labor (lol).

One ugly comment was made by my brother this week that hurt my feelings in a big way. I have severe insomnia. They know this. It's so hard to function on days where I get ZERO sleep.. but they can't sympathize. Two nights ago that was the case. I had a busy day yesterday.. he, wife and kids came over. Everything was cool. Then they went to my backyard to play while I stayed indoors talking to my SIL. She then joined them and I briefly placed my head on my dining room table and rested my eyes. After maybe about 15-20 mins, they all came in. He says "look at your auntie kids, that's what she gets for starving herself".

For one.. "starving" myself had NOTHING to do with putting my head on the table. Unless he thought my neck couldn't support my head. He doesn't agree or rather.. can't fathom my eating choices. I am not starving.. ever! Just because he continues to feed his eating addiction, don't knock me down brother. For two.. I did snap and said "I would like to see how ANY of you could function with absolutely NO sleep" - with a few curse words of course. Not a peep. I went to my room to cry. No other release. And so extremely proud of myself for not burying myself with food to cope with the nastiness.

Ugh. I had to get that off my my chest. My daugther (who lives outta state and is my lifeline) says "Mom, what he says comes from a place of hurt. He sees you succeeding where he can't. Hurt people hurt people." She is so right. And while my feelings were hurt in a huge way.. I am not angry with him. I have tried showing him the way before.. he's almost 350# - he was the one that was hospitalized not too long ago. I have begged him to go on walks with me.. or to the gym or to swim. I can't do it for him.

So 80# lost. That's the size of a small sofa. I weep for the me that got lost along the way. So much shame for regaining all that weight after my surgery back in 2005. So much life had happened. As I am creeping closer and closer to my goal weight, trace memories are coming back at the "feelgood" I once had. Oo yeah.. another daughter story that adds to this.. as a matter of fact she told me today.. she said that after my last visit earlier this month.. her friend Courtney, partner Josh and his sister Sarah ALL said they can't believe the change they saw in me. NOT the weightloss.. but the change in mood, character, personality - they all said I was like a different person. My daughter just said.. "that's the mom I have always known.. it just takes her time to find herself sometimes". It made me cry.. not just because of what my beautiful daughter said.. but because others noticed this change in me. I am so happy they shared that with her and her with me.

Stay strong OH fam. We may feel lost along the way.. but we are there.. waiting to blossom.


2022.03.19 - CW 161 (-75#)

Mar 19, 2022

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!

I am happy to report that things are back to semi-normal. It was getting outta control there for a minute. I started swimming again and adding new exercises to my routine and it's kicking my ass in a great way!

I finally got over my stall and have now lost a total of 75# - wow. I am proud of myself. Only 31 more# to gooooo!


2022.03.11 - National Conference

Mar 11, 2022

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 some of ya'll there  - proper update will come soon.. too much going on right now. Stay blessed everyone, keep that chin up and keep fighting that good fight!!


2022.01.27 - CW 166 (-70#)

Jan 27, 2022

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 morning I got good and not-so-good news. I'll start with the not: I got my test results for the COVID test I took a few days ago - positive. Yukkkk. But the worst is over and I feel blessed that I was able to quarantine. Staying hydrated and fed was the hardest, but achieveable. Once I started feeling better (and non-contageous).. I managed to go on a walk or two with my fur-baby Peanut.. to clear the lungs and mind. The trail by my house is extremely vacant, so it was heavenly. The good news is that as of today, I have officially lost 70#! Gonna ride that high for a little bit. Bless you all on your journey 

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