Dana R. Moya
Born: December 10th, 2008 at 9:13 am
Weight: 155 lbs 3 oz
Lots of inches

Now go have a cigar!

Today is the 9 Month Anniversary of My Weight Loss Surgery!
Not sure all that needed to be capitalized, but hey, it's a major event to celebrate so why not...

To this day I've lost 155 lbs and I now weigh 160 lbs. I'm almost half 'n half! I am now wearing a size 8 or 10 depending on the brand. Hard to believe, a single digit size fits me.

And just like the pregnancy and birth of a child, the advent of my surgery has wrought many changes in my life. There has been much joy, there has been much loss, there are some sleepless nights and worries that plague me - some founded, others unfounded. There has been stretching. Weeping. Laughing. Kicking. Surprises. Sickness. Moodiness. Hello's & goodbyes. And all along these 9 months were the birth pangs of labor ushering in this new life. And there is so much more life now to live...

Want to see the pictures? Okay, okay, I'll be quiet now...

Same old fuzzy picture in the kitchen side view...Add in one Sunny dog eating breakfast.

Oh Christmas Tree.

Love this next one. Look at me hiding way in the back, arms crossed, leg kicked out...These gorgeous ladies were decorating the Education Suite tree. Rather, they were supervising the decoration of the tree. Apparently Rae was not happy with the placement of an ornament...

Oh yeah?

OH YEAH? Love the deathly pale look.


Last out of focus, poorly lit, badly posed one for the day...

They say it takes a tribe to raise a child, I believe the same goes for every journey in our life. I say it takes a tribe to get us through, and oh how I love my tribe! You have cheered me on so! Keep taking the steps with me, big or small we can't journey it alone.


  1. Wow! I am truely impressed- you look awesome & I bet you feel pretty great, too :-)

  2. You look so incredible! And so healthy! And let me just say one more time how PROUD I am of you! :)

  3. Dana
    You look sensational! Well done! I am also thrilled to see that you have a Shetland Sheep dog. We got one of these when Ali and Andy were small children and she was the greatest pet, gentle, loving and above all soft and cuddly.

  4. Love the pic of you rockin' round the Christmas tree. You look stunning.

    BTW, I'm going to 'out' the anonymous, OK mother!!

  5. Meg,
    For the most part, I feel wonderful...:)

    Thanks, I truly, truly appreciate it!

    Ali's MOM!!!
    Woo hoo!! I am so glad you commented! Yes, Sunny is the best dog we've ever had and might I add smart, loyal and protective! (I love when you comment by the way!)

    Thanks...I don't feel stunning though. Not at all like the gorgeous set of gams showing on someone else's blog! :)

  6. Dana Moya, you are sizzling hot, and don't you deny it!

  7. *blushing* my husband totally agrees! :)

  8. oh my goodness gracious me. oh my goodness. how good do you look!!!! Well done!

  9. Wils,
    How are you? Hope you are well, I've missed you...thank you so much for the encouragement it means a lot to me!

    Coming from a woman who I admire very, very much, thank you. I feel the same about you...hope the nausea has settled down!

  10. i'm so proud of you. you look fabulous! love you!

  11. Now, I bet you are really glad that Emily does not live in your bedroom anymore! :D

  12. Becky,
    Thanks...I love you too!

    Girl, you know I am glad she is out of the whole danged house! :)

  13. You are so beautiful, Dana.

    I gave you an award over at my place, should you choose to accept it. ;o)


  14. Jenni,
    Thank you, so much.

    Wow...YOU gave ME an award? Jenni, I can't possi...well, OK, thanks! :)


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