Sunday, January 10, 2010


The beach where it all began.

It's amazing to me that this is my 500th post.  Today I went back and read my very first post here on Journey to a Healthier Me.  August 5, 2006 - A Day at the Beach. That was the day I made the decision to have WLS.  It's hard to imagine it's been 3.5 years and I've stuck to this online journal all this time.  I'm glad I have though.  The friends I've made and the connections I've made have changed the course of my life forever and I'm eternally thankful for the experience.

So today I want to say thank you.  For being my friend.  For listening to my ramblings and tolerating my whining.  For encouraging me along my journey and sharing your experiences as you travel your journey too. Thank you for being here so I'm not talking to blank space.  Thank your for your kind words and constant friendship.  You all are so special to me and my life is better for knowing you.



  1. Hi Pam,

    I just wanted to thank you for so openly sharing your experiences and your journey with us and for cheering on everyone at OH. As a newbie (almost 8 weeks post op), I gain a great deal of strength and knowledge from hearing the stories of those that have lived through it. It makes the world of difference.

    Congrats on your 500th post! What a fun milestone!


  2. Pam: sharing your journey has been amazing as well. I look forward to reading what is going on and what you have learned and why. You have been a great source of information as well. I feel like I have been learning along with you.

    Thank you!


  3. I would like to thank you, for your honesty, knowledge, words of advice and just letting me ride along your coat tails. You have made my journey a better trip.

    Here's to 500 more!


  4. Hello, Pam. I found your blog today and wanted to share I had a very similar "epiphany" as you. I decided on July 3, 2009 that it was time for me to have RNY surgery. I had my surgery on January 4 and am now 6 weeks out. It is reassuring to read what you went through, it helps to know that the things I am feeling are normal.

    Thank you for sharing your story!

    Best wishes,


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