sallyj wrote January 9, 2024 6 months, 2 weeks ago

Learned something new about the impact of bariatric surgery--low heart rate!  Had a colonoscopy (the joys of getting older) and had a resting heart rate of only 40 (normal range is 60 to 100).  I'v...


sallyj wrote January 1, 2024 6 months, 3 weeks ago

Happy New Year!

It has been, overall, a good year.  Two trips to Italy--spring and winter--, some extra money from consulting, some fun learning--sewing--, and most of the regained weight of...


sallyj wrote December 21, 2023 7 months ago

Back from second trip to Italy.  Winter is a great time to go--even the "crowds" were small in Florence.  And the lights were just magical.  While I did travel to Ukraine while near my heaviest, I ...


sallyj wrote November 10, 2023 8 months, 2 weeks ago

I am now 18 years out from my RNY and am at my surgery goal weight.  Not quite at my goal weight--which is more about clothes size than weight, because I have clothes I want to fit more co...


sallyj posted a comment 9 months, 3 weeks ago
My weight was 400 lbs. So close but not yet the same. I had RNY,...

sallyj wrote September 25, 2023 10 months ago

It has been a while since I've blogged.  Things have been tough--they always seem to be tougher the closer one is to goal


sallyj posted a comment 10 months, 4 weeks ago
I had RNY in 2005 and lost about 250 lbs. Kept it off for about 7...

sallyj wrote June 14, 2023 1 year, 1 month ago

Have been struggling for the last few weeks with my eating behavior.  It is odd after doing so well for so long--including while in Italy--that now is the time my behavior reverts.  It just confirm...


sallyj posted a comment 1 year, 2 months ago
Congratulations. I hope it has been a worthwhile and positive...

sallyj wrote April 26, 2026 1 year, 2 months ago

Got back from two weeks in Italy last night.  Weighed this morning and had only slightly less than two pounds gain.  I'm pleased, considering the sweets and pasta consummed, but had hoped the walki...


sallyj wrote April 2, 2023 1 year, 3 months ago

Things are coming along slow but steady, which is what I know is the process.  Spring is upon us calendar-wise but not weather wise, and I often find it more difficult to eat well when it gets warm...


sallyj posted a comment 1 year, 4 months ago
Actually, I've lost 85 lbs. and have another 32 to go👍

sallyj posted a comment 1 year, 4 months ago
Welcome. I started out at 400 lbs. so I understand how...

sallyj wrote February 26, 2023 1 year, 4 months ago

Progress is slow but steady; now just 32 lbs. to reach original loss weight.  I wish I could find some solid research on the impact of RNY on base metabolism.  I know I don't need as many calories ...


sallyj posted a comment 1 year, 5 months ago
I'm sure you meant well, but this comes across as very...

sallyj wrote February 1, 2023 1 year, 5 months ago

A lot of irons in the fire at work and personal, but am keeping on track with managing my eating.  Weight loss has slowed a bit--as I expected it would, but I'm at a point where it doesn't mess wit...


sallyj wrote January 1, 2023 1 year, 6 months ago

Happy New Year! 

While I almost made my weight goal of under 200 for Jan. 1st, (200.6), I did keep my more important goal of behavioral/eating changes for the year.  In the long run...


sallyj wrote November 14, 2022 1 year, 8 months ago

I had my yearly check in and blood work done last week, and I had to laugh a bit at myself.  My doctor didn't say anything about my 75ish pound weight loss.  I was disappointed!  But then again, he...


sallyj wrote November 10th, 2022 1 year, 8 months ago

It has been a tough few weeks, feeling stuck with the weight loss going up and down but not really getting lower.  Then I had two out of town trips for work back to back.  They probably were a good...


sallyj wrote October 16, 2022 1 year, 9 months ago

I think I am at a bit of a "reconsider" point in my weightloss habits.  I'm still being regular in my focus on protein, fiber, and water, but for the first time since January at least, I am having ...


sallyj wrote October 12, 2022 1 year, 9 months ago

I've been following a 16 hour fast model with reduced calories with success, but found my "too restrictive" spot last night!  I thought I'd try the 18 hour fast as I am usually closer to 17 or 17 a...


sallyj wrote October 10, 2022 1 year, 9 months ago

It's been better the last couple of weeks as I've been seeing the effects of my efforts.  Even went "shopping" and played in the clothes to see what size actually fits me.  As expected, it is all o...


sallyj wrote September 25, 2022 1 year, 10 months ago

It was a frustrating weekas I kept going up and down.  I know this is what my body tends to do, but for some reason it seemed worse this week.  But when I recorded my weekly weight, it was right in...


sallyj wrote September 20, 2022 1 year, 10 months ago

It has been eight years since my last post!  I regained about 100 pounds through eating like I ate pre-surgery--what I wanted (baked goods and snack foods) when I wanted (for emotional and boredom ...


sallyj wrote a blog post 10 years, 5 months ago
February 7, 2014 - It has been a tough winter.  I don't know if it is the cold (not as bad a Iowa) or the gloominess (again, not as bad as Iowa) or what, but it just seems like it has been long and m...
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11/15/2005
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Nov 29, 2005
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