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Random Thoughts While Walking the Mall of America

I am a mall walker. I used to be sort of ashamed to admit that because only old people walked the mall, but I’ve been doing it since my son was born – which happened to be the same year the Mall of America was built. I usually walk at least 20k steps a day. In the summer it’s easy to do, in the winter not so much. Living in

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New Year, New Resolutions

So it seems I haven’t blogged much over here in the past year. New Year, new resolutions! I won’t promise to blog every day, but I do hope to update more often than once a year. Last time I wrote I started PIYO. I think I did one day of it. As I recall I hurt my shoulder getting the DVD out of the box. PIYO was fun, and I

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PIYO Day 1

Here I go, counting again! We’ll see how long that lasts, eh? I did my first PiYo workout today. The program is for 30 days and starts on Monday, even though I got my DVDs a few days ago, I figured may as well start on a Monday. The first PiYo workout is called Align: The Fundamentals. It’s a 40 minute workout where Chalene takes you through each pose and

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Long Time No Blog

Wow, it’s been a really long time since I last blogged. Since then, I’ve sort of let things slide. The holidays came and went and I’ve had a fair amount of personal drama taking place thanks to a difficult ex husband. I’ve continued on my weight loss journey by actually gaining 3 pounds. Not bad considering the holidays and stress eating, but not where I wanted to be at this

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The Best YMCAs in the Twin Cities

I joined the YMCA about a year ago, these are the best YMCAs in the Twin Cities. It took me a good 6 months before I actually started working out with any regularity. I paired up with a workout buddy (probably the best decision I ever made). Since we lived on opposite sides of town we decided to mix things up and visit a different Twin Cities YMCA each day.

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Bariatric Surgery Post-Op: Day 123

Today is Bariatric Surgery Post-Op: Day 123. I know, I know, I missed a few days in between. The reality is, life got back to normal really fast. I spent two days in the hospital, which was definitely warranted, but I was on the mend so fast after that. After three days I could take several gulps of water, or other liquid without any problem. In fact, it was so

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NaBloPoMo 2016

Yep, I’ve signed up for NaBloPoMo 2016. As a fitness blog, this was the kick in the pants I needed. What does NaBloPoMo stand for? National Blog Posting Month, it’s being hosted or put on by Blogher. Basically it means I’ve signed up to write a blog post here every day during November. That includes weekends, holidays and yes, Mondays. As you’ve probably noticed, I haven’t been very good at keeping

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Bariatric Surgery Post-Op: Day 1

Today is Bariatric Surgery Post-Op Day 1. The first day with my new, smaller stomach. I had the gastric sleeve yesterday and so far I can drink about an ounce of water in 15 minutes. Yesterday it was worse. Drinking caused the gag reflex pretty severely. My abdomen is pretty sore and getting up yesterday was difficult. In fact I needed to have someone help me up each time I

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Surgery Day!

Today is the day! It’s surgery day! The day I cut out 2/3rds of my stomach and start a new life. I’m excited for my new life to begin and also a tiny bit nervous about cutting out a good chunk of one of my organs just so I can lose weight. I’ve lost 12 pounds on the bariatric surgery liquid pre op diet and of course that gets me

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Bariatric Surgery Pre Op Liquid Diet days 2-14

I could have kept writing the same shit about how much the bariatric surgery pre-op diet sucks, but I was too busy getting all my freelance work done for the month so I would be able to relax after surgery. The bariatric surgery pre op liquid diet days 2-14 are the same as day 1. The only difference is by day 3 the headache has gone away as well as

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