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Friday, August 29, 2014      5 comments

I adore the internet! emoticon I was planning out my exercise routine for the next two weeks, getting ready... Read more
Something to make you grin and laugh!
Sunday, August 24, 2014      6 comments

This has almost nothing at all to do with weight loss, but it does have something to do with health. Why? Because this will make you laugh and laughter is healthy, and it uses up calories. My husband Charles does a pretty decent Steve Urke... Read more
8 Days Post Op Weight Loss Surgery and *pics*
Tuesday, August 05, 2014      15 comments

As I sit sipping 4 ounces of tomato soup for breakfast (I moved from clear liquids to creamy liquids yesterday), thinking on how quickly the last 8 days have gone by. Despite the monotony of 7 days of clear liquids, this has not been an unpleasa... Read more
Less than two weeks from today...
Wednesday, July 16, 2014      10 comments

I will be having vertical sleeve gastrectomy surgery. For those who don't know, this means my stomach will be reduced by about 80%. I elected to have this procedure rather than the Roux-en-Y gastric bypass for a number of reasons, most promine... Read more
Surgery Coming! Thank You, Save the She Beast Campaign! PICS
Sunday, June 22, 2014      11 comments

Now that all of the fund raising is done, I can post more openly about it without violating any Spark People terms of use. My daughter started the Save The She Beast campaign on facebook https://www.facebook.com
/SaveTheSheBeast ... Read more
A picture worth a thousand words and few of them were good.
Monday, May 19, 2014      11 comments

I'm realistic. I know I'm a big'un. I also know I am amazing, smart, beautiful, loved, caring, generous, loving and a whole lot more. What I didn't know is just how bad I looked when not really posing and just sitting around being silly with my ... Read more
A Fun Video for EVERYONE with Body Image Problems
Wednesday, April 23, 2014      8 comments

May we all have this much humor, this much stamina, and this much self-esteem and joy for life. May we all be so non-conscious of our bulging bellies and jiggly arms and thighs that we never forget to get out and have some healthy fun. I could w... Read more
Just a Little Easter Cuteness *pics*
Monday, April 21, 2014      9 comments

I have about eighty or more pictures from yesterday, but am only posting a few I thought you might like to see. It was a day of family, traditions, fun, and love - aren't those some of the most important reasons we are on this journey? Here's ... Read more
Save the She Beast Update and Pictures
Wednesday, April 16, 2014      9 comments

I haven't written a blog in over 7 weeks. I rarely go this long without touching base about my journey and what's going on with me. It's about time for a Save the She Beast campaign update, too. For those of you who haven't been followin... Read more
For anyone who has ever felt shame about their size...
Wednesday, April 16, 2014      11 comments

I haven't blogged in nearly two months. I got a little burned with a blog I wrote about the fundraising campaign my daughter launched to fund my future gastric sleeve surgery. Someone felt it was inappropriate for me to post about it and report... Read more
Writing a Book, Small TV appearance, Big Hopes. *pics*
Monday, February 24, 2014      9 comments

The fundraising campaign my daughter set up to help finance my bariatric surgery is well underway. She's so far started a facebook page, a page on a fundraising site, organized a Premier Jewelry party at her home run by GOLDENDOMER00 (Melissa) w... Read more
Links to the Associated Press Article & Video of Me
Friday, February 14, 2014      10 comments

Matt Perrone of the Associated Press did a print article about how hard it is for obese people with health insurance to get covered and approved for bariatric surgery. I was featured in both his written article and in the video report done by Ci... Read more
Put on Notice by SparkPeople
Monday, February 03, 2014      26 comments

So, it seems my posts about the fundraiser set up by my daughter offended someone and broke SparkPeople rules. That was never the intent. If you know me, I never seek to offend, break rules, or cause discord. I'm a Spark Team Leader. I'm a... Read more
Articles Are Being Written About...ME! (links and pics)
Friday, January 31, 2014      15 comments

If you read my last blog, you know that I was refused yet again for the bariatric surgery my doctors have all agreed is pretty darn necessary in order to get the weight off of my damaged joints and bones, which will not bear the weight much long... Read more
My Daughter's Campaign to Save My Life.
Saturday, January 25, 2014      4 comments

My youngest daughter is a Political Science/Public Administration double major. She announced to me a few days ago that I am her project for her Fundraising for Nonprofits class this semester. She has named it the Save the She Beast Project. I... Read more

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