Monday, November 30, 2009

I Gave At The Office Today

The Doctors office that is.

One bad thing about this weight loss surgery, you have to have your blood tested regularly to make sure malnutrition is not an issue.

This is what they managed to get from me, took them 3 tries too. And I get to go back on Thursday for a bone density test next.

But that's the good part of this surgery. I have been tested and monitored for so many things that IF anything ever goes wrong I am confident that they will discover it in early stages so it can be nipped in the bud.

The nutritionist told me I was doing great. In the past year I have lost 72% of my excess weight. I am right on target. If I can keep uping the exercise I think I could actually reach my ultimate goal.

Well that's my update for today, not too much to tell, I've been really busy and just plain tired come night time.

I have some other news though... but I'll save that for another post.

Good night, and thanks for sticking around even though I was MIA.

Aunt Kathy

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving 2009

Thanksgiving Day 2009

So many things have changed in just one short year.

I got up early this morning and met up with a couple girls from my support group for the annual Turkey Trot in Troy NY. This is the 62 annual event and my FIRST. I had never even considered walking 1 1/2 miles on purpose with thousands of other people. But this year... oh so different. I was excited, so excited in fact that even though I set my alarm for 6am I was up many times before that just to check to make sure it wasn't 6am yet. Pathetic I know, but I was so afraid I'd sleep through it on a fluke.
Michelle, Me and Susan at the starting line
Then there was the man in the turkey hat. Well I had to have my photo taken with him. Thanks Susan for taking the pic, I am sure I embarrassed you asking a total stranger to have his picture taken with me. A year ago I wouldn't have dared ask a stranger to pose for a pic alone yet with me in it too. LOL
And here we are at the finish line, haha look how much we have shrunk, that walk did us good. LOL. I can so see this becoming a tradition for me. I enjoyed it so much. And especially the fact that I CAN do it now, just makes me want to do it more. of course next year I will either have pants that fit or suspenders, what fun I had pulling my pants up every couple blocks. LOL

Enjoy this day everyone, with your families and friends. Reflect on all the good things God has done in your life. There is always something to be thankful for, ALWAYS.

Monday, November 23, 2009


YES I am alive and I am going to start blogging again too.

I can't believe I have been away so long, it's been good and bad.

I have so much to tell you all but I have also needed a break from the everyday blogging I was committing myself to.

So get ready to catch up on what's been happening, hopefully you all still remember who I am.

Aunt Kathy

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