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September 1, 2018

It has been a long time since my last post — more than two years in fact — but I am still working hard to lose weight. 

Five years ago, I weighed the most I have ever weighed at 484 lbs. I had already been diagnosed with Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease and then I was...

July 3, 2016

At the end of April, my best friend and I moved back to Charleston, SC. We made a road trip of it so we could see the Redwood National Forest (all 4 locations, including the Avenue of the Giants), spend time on the 101 in California, hit Route 66, see the Grand Canyon...

April 4, 2016

 

With the start of 2016 and my focus being pulled into many different directions, I decided to take a hiatus from blogging. However, I am excited to share some news as Spring gets into full swing here in the Pacific Northwest. 

 

First, I have been able to maintain my A1...

July 29, 2015

It has been nine months since my last post. I survived the holiday feasts, but added back 20 pounds much to my chagrin. I’d like to tell myself it’s okay, it’s only 20 pounds, but then I quickly remind myself how hard I worked a year ago to lose those 20 pounds in the...

October 27, 2014

 

When I stepped on the scale last year and saw I weighed over 450 pounds, I didn't know what to think. I felt a lot - shame, embarrassment, anger, resentment, frustration, and sadness. Then, I was diagnosed with Diabetes Type II in September, and I knew I had to take a...

October 20, 2014

 

For three months, I attended Weight Watchers meetings and followed the Points Plus program. I learned an amazing amount of information, garnered support from an incredible group of people and lost some weight. 

 

As I have said before, Weight Watchers is not a diet. It...

October 15, 2014

 

Yesterday I had my 6-month Diabetes check-up with my doctor. I am so proud to report that I've lost weight since my last visit and my A1C has gone down from 6.6 to 6.3! My doctor was super impressed that I have continued to lower my A1C, and I know a huge part of my s...

September 29, 2014

I just wanted to give a quick weight update from my #WeighInWednesday this past week. I'm excited to report I am still *losing*, even if it's just a little bit here and there! Any amount of weight loss, no matter how small, is a success and I'm happy to celebrate it!

 

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September 24, 2014

When I was diagnosed with Type II Diabetes last year, I was strongly encouraged to undergo weight loss surgery. In fact, the first thing out of the Diabetic Counselor's mouth after introducing herself was that weight loss surgery was not only my best option for success...

September 4, 2014

 

Due to unforeseen circumstances, I wasn't able to change into my usual weigh-in outfit before my meeting last night. Instead, I walked in wearing jeans and a thick-fabric shirt, and I worried the number on the scale wouldn't reflect how hard I'd worked this last week....

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