Hey guys, it’s been a minute! I have a few different things to talk about but first I wanted to take a minute to thank you guys for coming to my page and following my journey! I’m 7 months out from surgery and it’s meant so much to have all this support, to know that even those who don’t know me support me – everyone from Ohio, to California and everywhere else. Drop me a comment and let me know where you’re from!!

Along with wanting to be more active both on social media and with posting here, I’ve had the suggestion of making videos. I’ve always shied away from this option because I’ve always been insecure in front of a camera, but as the weight comes off, I find my mind challenging itself. So what if I’m awkward, right?? What do you guys think, would you like to see some videos here to switch things up?

So. Guys. This healthcare nonsense. Here’s my stance on the entire thing: I’m a diehard, blue-blooded liberal and I’m not afraid to stand up for those values. That said, I don’t want to turn this blog into something political. This is a place for my weight loss journey, and politics isn’t the center of that issue. However, as someone who received RNY because the ACA made it possible, I decided to follow Eggface’s┬álead and at least make a mention of it. Folks, this surgery saved my life. My life before the surgery could not have sustained me for more than another 10 years, max. This healthcare stuff matters – people’s lives matter. The bill is all but dead in the water at this point, so this is somewhat of a moot point – but still the message remains the same. Repealing Obamacare will kill millions of people, and that’s not okay. That’s not what America is about. So, if this comes back up, I’ll probably revisit the subject, but for now, just remain on standby with your protest signs.

Another thing I wanted to touch on here is inspirational music. Lately I’ve been drawing a lot of motivation from power songs, and I know I’m not the only one that does that! A couple favorites lately have been Fight Song by Rachel Platten and pretty much every single song Kelly Clarkson has ever recorded. I’m always looking for new music, and I’d love to know what you guys listen to when you need to get pumped up! Who are your favorites??

I plan on doing some low-carb cooking this week, so expect to see new recipes posted here soon!! Any requests?

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