I’ve not had a lot to post about lately. Or maybe, more accurately, I haven’t had a lot that I’ve felt proud of lately which I would want to post about. I like presenting the good to the world usually, and while I have certainly mentioned some less stellar things about weight loss surgery in…… Continue reading Fitness Ruts & Health Nuts
One of the things my doctor asked me about when I was in for my last check up was, “Has your period changed?” It was a bit random, but since I’d only had one period since I had had surgery (at that time) I hadn’t noticed anything different. Especially since I take birth control to…… Continue reading PMS Ch-ch-ch-changes
When you prep for weight loss surgery, you find a lot of information about “dumping syndrome.” It can cause sweats, stomach/gut pain, and unpleasant bathroom trips. I have been lucky enough to avoid this up until now, but I am here to tell you–it’s all true. And the thing I got it from? Not anything…… Continue reading The Bad and the Ugly…no Good here
I was a bit nervous to start at my current gym. It’s popular, and it’s sort of a fitness-lovers gym, but I hated my last gym, which was more of an “every day person” gym (which I thought I was), and was cheap, but had the rudest people I’ve ever met – both gym-goers and…… Continue reading Down with Gym Haters
Admittedly, I was a skeptic when my doc told me, “Take four weeks off work – two full, then maybe go back part time for two.” He couched it as, “Taking time for yourself.” I don’t know many people who are going to buy that load and actually do that (especially when you aren’t making your full…… Continue reading Back to Normal?
One of the major issues I’ve had with the process of weight loss surgery is the nutritionists. I use the word “nutritionist” loosely, as they are more dieticians–and while I would have considered those two words synonyms before this experience, I now know better. At the heart of my job, I’m a researcher, so I…… Continue reading Nutrition Saviors & NutritionIST Failures
I’m clearly not a good candidate for the title of “Desert Island Castaway.” I was unreasonably excited to go to the grocery store with my mom today. As in, jump-out-of-bed-shower-and-ready-to-go-by-9am excited. I’ve been bored since Thursday (Day 4). A lot bored. I have just enough concentration to have the TV keep my interest for about…… Continue reading Day 6: The boredom has set in