Good Morning!

December 31, 2017

Happy Sunday to You All!

I am working on a novel right now (Okay, really just a super long blog post!) about my recent surgery, but I wanted to say good morning and write a quick post!

My breast reconstruction surgery has me absolutely fascinated and I want to share all the details. Pictures will be included, so reader beware. 

I am 16 days post op and I am feeling great!

I’ve had two post op appointments that have gone really well.

My next appointment is on Friday and I have so many questions for my plastic surgeon about the next steps. Surgery is Phase I. I still have Phase II and III to go.

Mike and I went to Walmart yesterday and it was like a date! It felt so good to get dressed, do my hair and get out of the house.

It is single digits here, so hat required!


I came home from Walmart and cooked a big pot of soup!

For these first four weeks. I am not supposed to work up a sweat or elevate my heart rate, so I am moving in slow motion, but it feels so good to move, accomplish something and not sit!

Some friends of ours had planned to stop by for a visit yesterday and ended up bringing us appetizers.  I opened up a bottle of wine and they spent the evening here.  It was a perfect Saturday night catching up with good friends.

We are invited to some friends house tonight and we plan to go for a bit! Yay! Normalcy!

And….speaking of normalcy, I tracked my food Friday and Saturday and counted points. I am so ready to get back to attending and working at WW meetings.

I am excited to start blogging my meals and trying new recipes.

I’m excited for normalcy.

While I work on my novel that I hope to post later today, maybe you’d like to click HERE and read I Don’t Have a Weight Problem, I Have a Food Problem, a post that I wrote a few years back and perfectly describes me still to this day. You especially might enjoy it if you are a new reader.

I have several new readers thanks to Prevention Magazine earlier this year. Hi to all of you and thanks for following me!

2018 is going to be great!

Have a safe and a Very Happy New Year!

“love the live you live, live the life you love”


6 responses to Good Morning!

  1. January 1, 2018 at 9:11 pm

    Thank you Nancy. It is FREEZING here. Hat needed!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Happy New year to you!!

  2. January 1, 2018 at 9:08 pm

    Thank you Vicki. So happy you are working on your health.

    I plan to get at it this month, so join me and we will work together!

    Happy 2018 to YOU!!

  3. January 1, 2018 at 9:06 pm

    Oh Bets. You sweet.

  4. You always amaze me Jules!!!

  5. Thank you Julie for sharing your life and your thoughts with us. I just read your first ever blog and it felt so good to know someone else has been there. I started at 212 in September and I’m great at maintaining but can’t find my mojo to get to my goal. I’ve lost the same 10 lbs over and over. Right now I weight. 209.
    Happy new year to you and Mike. I wish you both great health and much happiness in 2018.

  6. So glad to hear from you and that you are doing well.
    Have a great New Year’s Eve and a Happy New Year.
    That hat picture makes you look so thin.