It has been a while since I have been on the blog. I have been doing so many different things and have not had a chance to get on here. I have also been keeping up with other blogs as well. In a way, if we are honest, I feel like I have purposefully neglected this one. I have not been following the Paleo lifestyle closely… okay, hardly. Things happened, I went away, I got out of habit, and it just occurred over time. I have since, as you can imagine, gained weight. That is disappointing. I will say this, I am going to have weight loss surgery in January of 2017. I was hoping to lose the weight between July of last year (when I was told it was 2017), and now, but it is just not happening. I know me. With my family history, and just my personal history, I know I would not be able to take it off and keep it off. I want to have it be restricting to where I am only able to eat a certain amount of food. I plan on using Paleo once I do the surgery, however, to lose as much as possible over time and keep the weight off. This may not be ideal for everyone. You may not agree with my decision, but I have wanted to do this for a long time now, and am just now able to qualify to do so. I am not sure which procedure I will have done yet. I will keep you posted as the process happens. For now, I know I will be going to a support group meeting, getting my files sent over to the doctor, and right before the surgery having labs and speak with a nutritionist. It seems like I am leaving something out, but I cannot remember what all. I know I have talked with a professional, and she has said that being thin will not make all my problems go away, and not necessarily make me happy. I know that. I also know that while working out and eating right after the surgery will not make all the skin go away either, so I will not be happy with that. I do, though, feel this is the best thing for me. In the meantime, I will try and make some more yummy Paleo treats and post them!