Friday, March 2, 2012

About Me



 Email Me: Mandi4u(at)hotmail(dot)com
I am a professional working woman (holding a Master's degree in Biochemistry) and mother of two children under the age seven.  By day, I work in a research lab at Washington University School of Medicine; By night, I blog here at Survival Guide by The Working Mom; and all in between I spend my time raising the most wonderful kids a mother could ask for.  


Juggling work, my blog, dance lessons, baseball games, work outs, cooking healthy meals for the family and tucking my kids into bed every night with a good book can all be done without spreading oneself too thin! (no pun intended)  Which brings me to the purpose of this blog....

After a ten year weight struggle and having tried every diet under the sun (including gastric bypass surgery) I am finally losing weight (over 170 pounds) the "right" way and keeping it off.  In January 2012, I began blogging about my journey to make myself accountable for my continued weight loss and it has grown into much more.  It has grown into a place to come for inspiration, motivation, delicious low calorie recipes, weight loss tips, giveaways and a little bit of funny all mixed into one.  Come join me on my journey to Loserville!

10 comments:

  1. Nice to meet you. Arrived via BlogPaws Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop. Congrats on your weight loss! ~Lyvonne

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  2. I just came upon you blog through the giveaway "hop" and felt that I HAD TO tell you how HAPPY I am for you and your successful weight loss journey. As a person who has struggled with being overweight most of my life, it really touched me that you use your experience to inform, motivate, and inspire others on their journey. I LOVE that you share recipes (I did repin, tips, and giveaways with a GREAT attitude! I will definitely be back again and again! =) Thank you!

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  3. I know I've visited your site before but visiting again from BSMB and LOVED the Target post. My sister has always been obese and is getting gastric bypass this year. I have always been targeted as "overweight" on the BMI scale, but I'm incredibly muscular. I AM overweight now and realize that back when I weighed 160lbs but had no jiggle, I was not, in fact "overweight". I just was wondering if the Gastric Bypass worked for you initially and you changed your eating habits, or if it failed and you started doing things "the right way" as a last resort? I'm scared for my sister and just wanted to talk to someone who had been there.

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    1. Hi Summer! I would be happy to talk about the surgery with you at any time. You can email me at mandi4u @ hotmail (dot) com!

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  4. Wow, congrats on the weightloss. You look great!

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  5. I just found your blog on Pinterest and I'm so excited to follow your blog! I have been struggling with my weight for 12 years. I gained over 150lbs having kids over the last 12 years. After my 7th child I lost 80lbs and then gained it all back with baby 8. Ugg! Now after baby 9 I'm trying to get back on track and hopefully this time keep it off. Congrats on your weightloss. You look great!

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  6. Congrats on your weight loss - what an impressive journey!

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  7. Your story sounds like mine :) I had gastric bypass in 2007 and over the last 18 months I feel like I just don't have endurance anymore. I have been fighting the anemia since 2009 and on August 5, 2013 I am scheduled to meet with a hematologist for my first infusion therapy. I don't mind having to get the infusion if it in fact will make me feel better. Are you still getting infusions and how frequently, if so?

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  8. hi my name is Jane, I am about to turn forty years old. I have no kids, no pets and a disabled spouse, who supports me somewhat. I am considering the gastric sleeve if my insurance through my state allows. should I ? Is it safe? right now I weigh about 234-236lbs and diabetic type 2 what would you do?

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  9. I have tried to lose weight and everything else hasn't worked exercise hurts my body due to osteoarthritis symptoms and fibromyalgia and I have cut back on sweets/pop but I have a spouse that drinks root beer like its water. help

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