Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Linky Love

I haven't forgotten...  Just figuring out what I want to say about how I did it.  It's really nothing special and I'm afraid that it won't live up to the expectations.  As I've said this was more mental than anything and that takes some time for me to put into words.  I'll touch on the food and the exercise too, but trust me, there will be no surprises there.

In the meantime...  You may have noticed I don't have a blog roll.  I probably never will, but I do read a ton of blogs, more than I can keep up with actually.  One of my favorite things to do is to start at a blog and see how many different ones I can come across either via blog roll or comments. I often tire before I hit the end of the internets.  But here are few I check religiously...

Beth @
What I love about Beth is that she educates herself and her fellow WLS post-ops.  Yes, I read bariatric blogs, not many, but hers stands out for me.  Not only is she local (We met once earlier this year.  I offered to help her kill some time while she was waiting for a doctors appointment.) but she tells it like it is.  I am sure there are lots of people that have successful WLS but seems to me there are just as many who don't.  All surgery carries risk of complications and she is a success despite hers.

Kenz @
She's a kindred spirit.  I can just tell.  Our friendship, while still new is going to last.  She has already lost 100 pounds with more to come I am sure.  She is smart and determined and I love watching people with a positive attitude succeed.  She also loves to shop and I love that she's a girly girl!

Lori @
I met Lori earlier this year as part of the OZ 100 and she is currently maintaining a 115 pound weight loss.  We did not get much time to chat, stupid snowstorm, but she was super sweet in person and I would love to have a cup of coffee with her.  I read a comment by another blogger somewhere recently describing her as an athlete.  I couldn't agree more!  Lori blogs about her workouts, her eats, & her kitty. What is different about her though is that you get the feeling that Lori has fully embraced this new her, she works out because she enjoys it, not because she feels obligated.  She also loves her pastries (her food pictures regularly make me hungry) and her cat cracks me up.

Purple_Moonflower123 @
Sadly, I don't her name, but hers is one of the first blogs I started reading when I started mine on blogger.  She's lost approximately 150 pounds already and while still has more to go, she doesn't give up.  A week or so ago she joked about being the woman who remains the same.  She has had her fair share of plateaus but just keeps at it.  When she gets to goal, she will have maintenance in the bag!  She is the definition of perseverance.

Patricia @
I'm rooting for her and a lot of other people are too.  She's hilarious and not just in that I'm heavy so I put myself down way.  A sense of humor goes a long way in life.


♥ Kenz ♥ said...

Yay! Thank you for the sweet words about me. I feel the same way about you. I can't wait to know you for a long, long time...:)

Now I'll check the other blogs because if you like them I like them too. :)

purple_moonflower123 said...

Thanks Sarah for the shout out!! I feel the same about reading your blog! I see all that you have accomplished in your weight loss journey and maintenance. You are an inspiration!

Ex Yo-Yo Dieter Debbie said...

What intrigues me the most is to know how you have changed the way you look at things. Were you an emotional eater? Do you still struggle NOT to be an emotional eater now?

Do you have a mantra to stay on track?

I'm sorry I have so many questions! I feel as though you hold the key to something I need to know...nothing about how to eat/how to exercise...I'd like to know how you changed your mind and approach to life.

PS I'm very pleased for you that the telltale divot has disappeared. It sounds like that has made a huge difference for you and a real sign of healing/progress. Hooray!