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I am a single, 60-something woman who has had an urge to write ever since I can remember. When I was 15, I received my first journal as a birthday gift – it was simply a spiral-bound notebook – and have been journaling, writing and trying to figure out who I am using my words ever since. Some days the words are there … frequently the feelings are present but the words aren’t keeping up with them.
I’m overweight (morbidly obese, according to medical standards). I had bariatric surgery (vertical sleeve gastrectomy) in September 2013. At my heaviest I weighed 340 pounds. Post-surgery my lowest weight was 220. I am now at 270 pounds and wanting to lose what I’ve gained and what I had hoped to lose. The surgery is a tool, and it continues to be useful and a reminder of the change I want in my life.
It’s an ongoing struggle, and I am determined to beat it. This blog is a way of staying accountable and exploring why this is so hard for me to do.
I’m not entirely sure where this process will take me and perhaps you, the reader. I’d be happy if you’d like to join me on this ride.