Lemme introduce myself: my name is Elizabeth, but my friends call me Liz. I’m 35, no kids, single, and currently living in Atlanta. I do instructional design and software training full-time, and I teach ESL on the side. In my free time, I volunteer with a few organizations, including the Atlanta Community Food Bank, Hands On Atlanta, Atlanta Mission, and LiftUp Atlanta.
I like watching old reruns of my favorite shows, like Sex and the City, Martin, and Living Single. I love shoes and I love reading fashion magazines. I love all kinds of music – jazz, classical, hip hop, neo-soul, jazz, old school r&b (I’d rather listen to the Isley Brothers than listen to half of the crap on the radio today). I love the arts – museums, the symphony, plays, concerts, etc. Lately I’ve really been getting into thrift shopping and DIY projects. I LOVE travel, and one day see myself working remotely outside of the US in my beach house overlooking the ocean; of course, that’s only when I’m not in my high-rise condo back in the States with the gorgeous panoramic city view. One day….
Having weight loss surgery was a deeply personal decision that I’ve made, after years of being unsuccessful with meeting my health goals. And by years, I mean since childhood. My goal with this blog is to educate, inform and inspire others that are also struggling, and are looking at all their options for getting healthier. * Surgery isn’t for everyone and it certainly should not be your first option for weight loss, but it’s a powerful tool that can be effective if used wisely.
I don’t want this blog to only be about surgery and losing weight – I want it to be a well-rounded view about my life as a whole and how it changes as a result of the surgery. I believe that success with weight loss is not just measured on the scale, but in your overall quality of life.
I appreciate your taking time to visit my blog, and I hope that you enjoy! Please stop by often for updates to articles, meal prep plans, and much more.
* Disclaimer: I want to put out there that I am NOT a medical doctor and am not able to provide medical advice. Please make sure to do your research, just as I am doing, and speak with your doctor about your specific medical conditions.