New Year

Happy belated Holiday's my friends. I have been very busy these past few weeks, preparing for vacation, enjoying vacation and now recuperating from vacation. I was able to spend a week at home with my friends and family up north. I think I had plans with three different people every day that I was home. I'm not sure how I did it, but I did, I wouldn't have changed it at all though. I love going home and being able to spend quality time with the ones I love the most.

I know most people that have just had WLS have difficulty the most around the holidays, maybe it's because I also have a vegetarian diet, but I didn't really struggle with making healthy choices. I know that not everything that I ate was the best choice, but it was for one day. I have to allow myself some room to make poor choices, or else I will binge and that's my whole issue.

For the past month or so my weight loss has slowed down significantly, I knew it would, and am okay with it. I know that I just have to increase my exercise and it will help in losing more. So far I have lost about 90lbs since May. Not as much as some people that have had this surgery, but I think that it pretty darn good, for less than a year. I have about 30 more lbs to lose before I reach my goal. My doctor doesn't expect me to reach that for another year or so, so hopefully I will be able to do that with no problem :)

I have begun getting back to the gym, I started going when I was home for the holiday, and have been able to go a few times since I've gotten back. The gym has been crazy busy each time I've gone since the New Year has begun, but I'm sure things will slow back down again in a few weeks. I was also able to take the pooch to the dog park both days this weekend. It certainly doesn't feel like January, it was 60 degrees out yesterday! Mallah is pooped now though, she'll be asleep the rest of the night, tough life being a dog...

I don't usually make New Year Resolutions, because I know I won't stick to them, or I don't feel like there is anything worthy of taking on such a huge role in my life. But this year I made a promise to myself to make sure that I put myself first. I do whatever it takes to make sure that I am happy. I have always made sure that all the others around me are happy first, usually putting my needs and feelings on the way way back burner. But there's no better time than now for me to get this ball rolling, and make sure that my overall, health, both physical and emotional is in tip top shape. I know this is going to make a few people really really pissed at me, but at the end of the day, I hope they will understand my reasoning.

I've been reading a book called "Veganist" by Kathy Freston. I've been reading this book off and on for a while now, but started reading it again while flying to and from NH. I'm struggling with my desires and morals regarding animal cruelty in factories. Not just with animals that are used for meat, but those that are used to produce eggs and milk. I already feel defeated. I want to still be able to consume eggs, cheese and milk, but I don't know if I can aide by purchasing these items. I'm going to have to start doing more research to see if there are any indoor farmers markets near by, so that I can buy farm fresh eggs and cheese. I think I am going to try to eat as little animal byproduct in the mean time.

I've recently begun investing in vegan/vegetarian cookbooks, and think that I can start picking one recipe out of each book to use for the upcoming week. I've been trying to bake/cook more, I can proudly say, that last week I made my own pizza dough and today I successfully made my own bread, and no my friends, not in a bread machine, but everything was done by hand! I could really get used to this cooking/ baking thing. Thank God I have my awesome sister who is just a phone call away to answer all of my cooking questions. If you don't know my sister, then you're clearly missing out. Not only is she the best sister in the world, she is also an amazing cook. She too, has her very own blog all about vegan cooking and backyard gardening called Sunday Morning Banana Pancakes .

I suppose that's all for now, I hope that this year has started great for everyone. Let this year be the best of them all!


  1. You have done amazing with 90 lbs gone since May you should be very very proud of that!

  2. Thanks Sarah! Sometimes I forget how great of an accomplishment that actually is :)

  3. You are doing such an awesome job Sa-I also have a totally awesoms sister too. I am SO proud of you-<3


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