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Sunday, June 26, 2011

Hello out there!

My first post in Blog Land.  Thank you Lap Band Gal for inspiring me to blog!  A bit about me and my Journey so far:
I am an obsessive mountain biker who just took up running.  I am vegan - who knew it was possible to be vegan and fat!  I had Lap Band surgery 12 weeks ago April 6, 2011.  My highest weight was 241 and I am now 192.2.  I'm pretty stoked!
I have always loved being active - although it was pretty hard to ride my bike at my highest weight.  My surgery went well and recovery has been easy.  I think that's because I was already active and had no co-morbidity symptoms.
My journey has little to do with what size jeans I'm wearing (although its fun to shop for smaller ones) but instead it is about becoming an athlete.  I am proud of being active and getting in my daily exercise but now I want more!  Now I want to win.  This blog, I hope, will help to keep me accountable and track my goals over the next year.  First goal - July 3rd 8K race.

8 comments:

  1. You're AMAZING with your level of activity! :) I can't wait to read more about your journey, keep us updated.

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  2. Welcome to Blogland! I will be interested to hear how you manage to get enough protein as a vegan bandster, I have often wondered how someone would manage that.

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  3. Welcome to blogging. I'm excited for you and really look forward to watching your journey.

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  4. Welcome to the family!!! I can already tell you are going to be an inspiration!!!

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  5. Welcome to blog land! Look forward to following your journey!

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  6. Welcome!! Lap Band Gal sent me!! I too look forward to following your journey!

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  7. Welcome to the rest of your new life.....and I am your newest follower......wow a race great and good luck....I love new recipes so please share whatever you would like.

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  8. LBG sent me over! Welcome and I am excited to get to know you!

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