Category Archives: groundwork

Post-Op Week 88: A Confession

Forgive me, body, for I have sinned.  A lot.  So I’m starting over.

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Post-Op Week 78 Progress Report: Revising the Goal and Goals for 2015


Not pleased by the scale this week but after some careful thought and some good old-fashioned data analysis (ever the scientist, I am), I know why I am up and into a weight range I do not feel comfortable being in.

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Getting Ready

“Spectacular achievement is always preceded by unspectacular preparation.”
–Robert Schuller

Think about it. The preseason of any sport is never as exciting as the season itself. When a favorite television show is shooting a new season, no one gets as excited for that as they do when the new episodes finally air.  I mean, I was chomping at the bit for the season premiere of Mad Men last night (finally!) and I was not disappointed!  But all the prep that went into a spectacular 2 hour program?  I never saw any real news about it, never heard anything of note regarding it, and didn’t hear anything of it until a couple of days ago.

I am discovering that my preparation for surgery is about like that. So far I have felt like I have jumped through multiple hoops to get to the place I am now–the insurance company has a way of making you feel that way, for sure.  Now that it is going on the second week of April, and I am anticipating a surgery date during the second week of June, I am beginning to think about all the prep that I’ve done so far, and the prep I have yet to do.

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