I’ve tried to keep everyone updated on my weight loss journey, but I’ve FAILED miserably.  I haven’t posted in 3 weeks… maybe four.  And much as changed.  So, here’s my plan…. and I know you’re sitting on the edge of your seat…. I’m going to do a weekly check in.  I titled it a Weigh In, but you REALLY didn’t think I would tell you what I weigh, did you?  I am all over being authentic, but telling my weight?  Nope.  Not happening.  I will share this — I’m down 41 lbs!!

So every week I’ll pop on here and share something about this journey.  And you can ask me questions — about surgery, about my new eating style, about the situation of the economy and I’ll answer.   But the economy one… well, don’t expect too much.

I have lost enough weight that people are asking me the “What are you doing?  You look great” question.  I just answer “I had surgery and thanks!”  That usually makes for a few awkward moments while the person struggles for something to say.  I don’t like making people uncomfortable but it’s the truth.  I don’t sugarcoat it.  I needed help to lose weight and I got it.  And I will always struggle with food.   It’s who I am .

I’ve been blessed with so much advice — my favorite is from a lady who shared that her sister had the same procedure and she gained all her weight back.  She looked me dead in the eye and said “You know that your stomach will stretch and you’ll gain all your weight back too.”  Hmm, what do you say to that?  ….uhh, thanks, I think.    I just wanted to run away from Sally Sunshine,  and I did, but I’ve found some people like to  share that bit of wisdom on gaining all my weight back.  Funny, how people love to tell you how you will fail.  They are a fun bunch.  I just smile and move on.  I don’t plan on failing, but then I don’t think anyone really does.

What about you?  Do you have any negative Nellies in your life?    And I wonder why they are so negative?  I wonder if it’s because they are unhappy.  Maybe so.  But I’ll be honest with you, I do my best to stay positive when I’m around them.  I’m the eternal optimist, half glass full kind of girl!  And I like being this way.


Until the next weigh in, next week!!