September 30, 2014

Citizen blogger celebrates Birthday!

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The Heard Citizen wishes blogger January Runels a very Happy Birthday today! January has shared her personal journey with our readers since November as she has experienced weight loss surgery and recovery in her blog entitled Tabula Rasa. To date January has lost over 100 pounds. Thanks for sharing your very interesting experience with our readers and Happy … [Read more...]

Tabula Rasa: Tribulations

J1

Thanks to all of you who have emailed me your personal stories and concerns because I have not posted lately. My apologies, and even though I will not promise to be better, I will definitely promise to try.  I have a hard time believing anyone wants to hear about this stuff, as I've said before.  I am glad you do, though.  :) I would like to start this off … [Read more...]

Tabula Rasa: And another one down

Size 24!

I haven't done this whole blog thing in a while. My apologies to you who actually keep up with it. I have passed another goal - I am now under 300 lbs!!! Yes!! I just reached this milestone this week. I now weigh 298 lbs. Did you see that 2!! My weight starts with a 2?!?! Crazy! Today I put on a size 24 for the first time. I have never been in a size 24 … [Read more...]

Tabula Rasa: It’s Just Me

january ng

Time is flying by much too quickly for my liking. I was reading back through the older blogs and I can hardly remember all that pain and suffering. I'm settling into my new life. I say new because things really are much different. I was getting frustrated by the portions I could eat. It was like seeing a whole plate of your favorite food and only being … [Read more...]

Tabula Rasa: Bad scale!

january updated

I had my one month check up yesterday 12/03/2012. It was technically more like a month and half, but I'm not going to argue the details. Let me start this little story off by saying for the past two weeks my goal has been to get to 350 lbs so that I can weigh on a "regular" scale. I've been stepping on that damn scale every day and every day I've been … [Read more...]

Tabula Rasa: My Boo Face

january 4

Happy New Year ! I'm not a huge fan of new years resolutions, so I'm just going to take this time to reflect on the previous year and concentrate on the things I want to change. I woke up this morning and took my vitamins (which I have NOT been doing) and ate a healthy breakfast of one egg and some grapes. I had the traditional black-eyed peas and collard … [Read more...]

Tabula Rasa: Sugar is the Devil

january

(Originally published 12/24/11) This holiday season has been especially tough, okay it hasn't because I've eaten anything I've wanted to - just in very tiny quantities. So, as you can imagine, I haven't lost as much... well, any weight in the last 2 weeks. I was in denial. I heard the words "why am I not losing weight" coming out of my mouth as I was … [Read more...]

Tabula Rasa: Keepin’ On

My first day back at work...

I've been silent lately. I chose to include you all in on my journey, so I should be including you all in on everything... but I tend to go into a shell when things get real. My doctor told me to expect to feel like a pregnant woman for a few months because the stomach controls hormones. Real quick... do you know how to make a whore moan? Don't pay her. I … [Read more...]

Tabula Rasa: Aftermath

january aftermath

When I say these past few days since you've last heard from me have been hell, it's what I imagine hell would be like. I will try to sum it all up in one post so that I can start writing in real time rather than the past. Let me start by the day I actually remember following the surgery which would be Thursday night. I started actually feeling like myself … [Read more...]

Tabula Rasa: D-Day

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Okay so it's finally time... all these months of waiting and preparing. Countless classes, doctors appointments, tests, and conversations explaining what was going to happen - now it's time. I wake up at 4:30 and shower with the before mentioned cleanse. I dress super comfy and my mom braids my hair because it will be a long time before I can do anything … [Read more...]