Non Scale Victories

Recovering After My Panniculectomy, with Abdominolplasty

Recovering After My Panniculectomy, with Abdominolplasty

On October 8th I got the final approval from my insurance company, secured the money needed for the co-pay, and scheduled my loose skin removal for October 22nd. A panniculectomy is a surgical procedure to remove the pannus — excess skin and tissue from the lower abdomen. My doctor also did abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) which tightened the skin and muscles of my stomach.

The Actions That Improved My Marriage

The Actions That Improved My Marriage

How can two people who are lost, hurting, and full of anger and resentment, come to a point of feeling fulfilled, loved, and supported? It was a rocky road for my husband and me, with many ups and downs, but here are some things that helped me to feel closer to my husband when so much distance had grown between us. 

Preparing for a Half Marathon

Preparing for a Half Marathon

The half marathon I have chosen to participate in is the Yosemite Half Marathon, hosted by Vacation Races. I am so excited to jog this scenic course through the woods outside of Yosemite National Park! My husband will be joining me and I am thankful for the opportunity to enjoy a weekend away with him; doing something together that will improve our health and lives.