Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Sorry for not posting's been awhile since I've posted anything.
I do, however, have an excuse. Since last Tuesday (the 17th) I've been either at work or clinical. So, collectively I have worked/had clinical for a total of 84 a row.
So yeah...working that much will make anyone's body tired....but my 100+ lb on my 5'4" frame has been absolutely horrible. My feet and ankles have still not recouperated from being stood on for 13+ hrs /day.
Talk about inspiration to exercise more...

Anyhow, Mom and I have decided that after tomorrow *Thanksgiving* that we will start eating the type of foods I will be eating after my surgery. ie: high protein, non-starchy foods.
I've just had enough junk food...and I'm tired of feeling as though I am carrying around 2 people on my body.

Anyhow, I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving.
I am truly thankful for each and every one of you. You are a part of what keeps me going day to day. God bless

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Almost there!

I had my pre & postop support group meetings this past Friday & Saturday.

The preop was a little boring but we got to watch a discovery health video of 4 different people before/during/after gastric bypass. *Amy got a little teary-eyed listening & commiserating with the people*

The postop meeting was my absolute favorite! There were at least 40-50 people there and around 15 people were 6 months to 1 year postop and they shared their success' with us. One lady around age 50 said that 4 days after surgery she was COMPLETELY off her diabetic and blood pressure medications!!

I cannot begin to explain how very much I needed to be at the support group meeting. I felt as though I had people around me that understood to a 'T' what I have gone through my whole life.

I only have one more post op meeting to attend and then I can send off my paper work to my insurance company for approval.

Well everyone, I am off to study and head to bed.

I love you all!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008


I have officially hit 'rock bottom'. For the past 4 months I have absolutely stopped caring about my body. I have not exercised, I have eaten junk, I have been smoking *after not touching a cigarette in 5 years* and not sleeping well.
The result: I weigh an all time high of 285 lb, I have stretch marks all over my body, I am constantly short of breath, my seatbelt barely buckles around my waist, my feet are in agony after a 12 hour shift and I am always tired.
Why have I let myself go? Hopelessness...laziness...not wanting to deal with stressful situations...
WOW...can we say 'eye opener'??

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Thank God for Inspiring buddies!

Okay, so after having a massive 'pity party' *in which I am now finished with*

I started looking at my blogger buds that have succeeded with their new way of life. All I have to say is PRAISE GOD for my inspiring buddies! Take a look!

Shrinking Susy
She is my blogger bud from Oregon

Barbara, my bud from California

Amber, my bud from Missouri almost 2 years post op

My bud Carrie from Indiana

Jenn from Seattle Washington