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Tomorrow marks my three year Surgiversary. I was not going to mention in, but I think I need to. It was a life-altering day for me. The first day of the rest of my life. On June 30th, 2008 I had a Laprascopic Gastric Bypass Surgery (RNY). Now three year later I have mixed feeling about it. YES, you can say that I am a success and lost 140 lbs, BUT not easy…. I have had many complications including, internal hernias, malnutrition, severe vitamin deficiencies, an iron infusion/transfusion and many others. I still have days where I vomit on things that I eat. I have dumping syndrome, bouts of hypoglycemia and other issues. But I am much healthier overall. I will never forget this day or what I have been through over the last three years. It was a humbling experience for sure, life altering to say the least. Thanks to my family, friends and readers for all of their support they have given me over the past three years, I will never forget you.

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Giant Lindt, originally uploaded by The Rambling Rountrees.

I’m in a blogging funk. It happens to the best of us. I’m sure I will be out of my funk shortly, but one can never judge exactly how long theses things last. I am also suffering form post travel blues, that I always succumb to after my worldwide escapades. I wait anxiously all year to return to Italy, and the *poof* it came and went as quickly as that! Gone! Nothing left but wonderful memories and great photos.

Today’s photo involves a trip the Lindt Store in the Barberino Outlet Mall in Italy and holding a GIANT Lindt truffle…too bad bad life couldn’t be that sweet everyday!

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A single moment

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A single moment, originally uploaded by The Rambling Rountrees.

Inspired moments on Friday. A single photo, no words. A moment to pause, reflect, savor and remember the week.

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Pizza Margarita, originally uploaded by The Rambling Rountrees.

Sorry, I have not updated my rantings in a few weeks. Time has passed rather quickly, but stay tuned for some travel and food stories over the few few weeks. We (The Rambling Rountrees) traveled back to Italy for the ninth season to Italy via Swiss Air from Boston-Zurich-Florence June 4th- 16th. We explored Florence, Bologna, Follonica, Grosseto, San Gimignano, Siena and Cortona, and Lugano Switzerland staying in Tavarnelle Val Di Pesa as our home base. We ate, walked, photographed, filmed and enjoyed each others company and the company of the locals. Once again our adventures did not disappoint us. Stay tuned for our travel tales! Ciao…

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