Friday, November 8, 2013

Thats all Folks!

I've been thinking about this for a while...
I started blogging about two and half years ago.  I made some great friends and learned a lot along the way.  Got tons of support and was a cheerleader for many bloggers.
Its just not the same now.  I no longer wake up excited to share my life.  In fact, its become quite boring. Not much has changed here - I'm still working on myself, trying to loose that last 30lbs, and living life.  
I'll check in from time to time, but for now I'll say a quick adios.  
I'm happy to email - just drop a comment below and I'll respond as long as you are not coming through as a no-reply@blogger.

Getting the lap band saved my life and help me to lose over 65 pounds.  I only wish I had done it sooner.

My last words of wisdom - find some form of exercise you love to do and do it daily - you will not succeed without that piece of the puzzle.  Also there will come a time when you test your band and start feeling like you have come very far and why not indulge in something you haven't had in a while.   I beg you to wait...wait until goal when you can manage "cheat" foods... Just get there first and then experiment. And build a support system.

You won't regret it - get out there and live! 

Athena Banded Warrior June 26, 2011 - November 8, 2013


  1. You better keep in touch via email. I want to know how your training is going!!!!

  2. I have loved reading your journey the last year. Thank you for inspiring me!

    I will have to check in via email about the Yellowstone Half!

  3. I'm heartbroken! I've loved following your journey, and will miss all your great photos!
    The best of luck to you, and please do keep in touch.

  4. If I didn't talk to you nearly every GD day...this would have made me cry. (nearly did anyway!!) But you and I have talked (and talked and talked) and I absolutely get where you're coming from. I will be following you down the trail ... and absolutely better keep in touch. Text me pictures of that Biyotch S'Mai! (Oh and Ed too!! Haha) /love u

  5. This makes me sad, but I understand. Please stay in touch, Vanessa. Wishing you all the best as you continue on your journey. Kick ass, Warrior!


  6. *tear.....It's those like you who inspired me to start this journey. I'll miss your posts even if you think they are boring. Good luck!!

  7. I will miss your blog! I'll catch you on the flip side Warrior! Thanks for all of the inspiration!

  8. I'm glad that you have said goodbye and didn't just disappear. You have been an amazing support to me and so many. I will truly miss your stories and the pictures. Please don't delete your blog (many people do), someone is going to find this blog and they are going to need your story to encourage them. Take care and stay in touch.

  9. I will miss you. Maybe you can make an update visit every few months!

  10. I will miss you very much!!! :( Email is not the same....waaaah!

  11. So, so, so sad but totally get it! Get it girl!

  12. I'm trying to find your post about biking. I'm a beginning & trying to decide on a good starter bike. Landis Cycle & REI have some around $300-$400. I'm sure those are better than say, a Huffy, but I just thought you offered some good tidbits. Thanks!