About Me

I am an avid scrapbooker, couponer, photographer, and mother. I'll talk about my attempts to lose weight, Weight Loss Surgery, pre-op, post-op, and how I'm feeling about being a mom, being frugal, living with the new me, and really loving myself. African American and Women of Color. I am a women who has experienced morbid obesity for most of my life and I want to share my journey with others in hopes that my insight will help and uplift someone else who may be experience weight loss or considering weight loss surgery.

I live in the Atlanta Metro area and have a wonderful husband, and two fabulous children.  I am truly blessed to have such a wonderful family and such a wonderful life.  What I felt was lacking from my life was the self-confidence and consistency I needed to stick to lifestyle changes that would allow me to lose weight and keep it off.  

Like many other people, I have started a new weight program almost every year, only to fall off the wagon a few months later.  I've tried most of the traditional and even the non-traditional ways to lose weight.  My most successful attempt at losing weight was by becoming a vegan for about two years during and after college.  I ate well, and rode a bicycle to class and around campus.  I lost 75 lbs and kept it off for about 3 years.  After I started working full-time, and the weight started to pile on again and I didn't eat as well or exercise as much. So I regained the 75 lbs plus.  I've had my ups and downs with weight-loss attempts and this year I started taking a drastic look at my life, and came to the decision that I needed to be healthy for me and my family.  I wanted to love myself more, and this way, albeit drastic, would help me to love myself through changing my eating habits, and adapting to a healthy lifestyle.