Monday, January 26, 2009


Well, so God being awesome and all....blessed me with an amazing new doctor.
This doctor comes highly recommended AND knows what it's like being a 'big girl'.
The earliest I could get in to see her was towards the end of next month, so I must wait until then to start thinking about my requirements for gastric bypass surgery...again.

I'm not sure how long my requirements will be good for, that's something I will have to call and talk to the surgeon's office about. After having the EGD / Psych eval / writing a letter / getting my doctor to write a letter / going to support group meetings / and a nutrition feels a bit overwhelming to think about having to do ALL of that over again.
One thing's for certain will be at least another 6 months until I can even think about having the surgery.... wow...thats like July-ish.

Anyhow, I am currently going through a tinge of pms and have not done as well as I was previously with my protein eating and exercising.
I guess I'm having a hard time getting motivated after the whole 'shooting down' of my hopes for surgery around March.

I am thankful that God knows what needs to happen...even though things seem slightly crappy with my health at the present...He knows ...and that's all that really matters.

Thursday, January 15, 2009


Okay, so today is around day 10 of my high protein, no starch eating PLUS going to the gym. I am now down 8 lbs and I have a TON of energy. The 12 hour shifts at work are not as draining as they use to be *although my feet feel every bit of the 12 hours still*
Seriously though, I am amazed at the energy and clarity I have in my mind now.
I am uber...CRAZY happy about it all! God is so good.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

I see the silver lining!

Okay, so after all of the disappointing stuff that has happened since Friday, something good has finally happened!
Mom and I have dedicated ourselves to eating high protein foods, veggies and fruits. *Minus starchy stuff...white foods* Much like my cousin Kelly
Today is day 3 and as much as I have loathed the scale for many months now, I decided to hop on and see where I am starting from. To my utter amazement, I have indeed lost 4 pounds since last I was weighed 2 weeks ago at a doctor's office visit.
Needless to say, I now have more incentive to keep going. Not to mention I have actually been satisfied with the yummy foods I have been able to eat.
I've also started a little exercising in the form of calisthenics and walking.

As far as WLS is concerned, I am still looking for a new primary care physician as my current one is having to close her office. As soon as God provides me with a new and awesome doctor, I will begin to finish what is left to be done for surgery...that is if God still wants me to have it.

Anyhow, I am currently waiting on a yummy protein filled cassarole to finish baking for dinner.
Until next time!!

Friday, January 2, 2009

Putting a hold on things of today my WLS journey has been put on hold.
So much has happened today that my head is still spinning.
In a nutshell, I've got more waiting than I anticipated. Things beyond my control occurred and right now I'm praying for peace and to follow God's will, whatever it might be.

Anyhow, while I'm waiting on things to iron out with the WLS, I will be writing on here with updates on exercising and better eating.