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Being an athlete

It has been quite awhile since I've gone to a gym regularly. I walk every day as part of my commute -- while carrying an extremely heavy backpack! -- and I do some extra stuff that makes me sweat on weekends (e.g., house chores, purposely making myself go up and down the stairs for things, etc.). It is hard to fit in a work out when I work as much as 12 hour days and commute 4-5 hours a day...but that's no excuse. Not if I'm being true to my weight loss goal. So now I am truly getting seriou

Nyn

Nyn

 

What a cruddy day

I was grumpy all day. I'm going to have to pull myself together if I'm going to emotionally make it thorugh this. How ridiculous am I being? Still nothing from Humana...dang it. I'm glad I have a job where I only talk to people on IM or email. LOL I'm sure they are glad too. It's going to be a long few months for me.

Jeri

Jeri

 

Preparation for surgery

My surgeon's office called and moved my sugery date up...by one day. My Big Day is now Monday, September 24th. Yay! And yikes! Very exciting/terrifying. But right now, I'm actually focusing more on the pre-op appointment on Friday, September 21st. I don't want anything to go wrong during that appt. that will keep me from my surgery. I've heard so many stories here and on other RNY boards about people's surgeries being canceled at the very last minute. Some people even get to the ho

Nyn

Nyn

 

Day two

I'm doing a little better today BUT still want to hear something now. Dang. I hate waiting. I got a 401K loan so I can get some bills paid off and my stupid crepe myrtles cut back. With those bills paid my portion of the surgery costs won't be so hard to manage. Also I have that interview next week for that pt job. That will help as well. Get all my bills paid off and then I'm home free. I just want this surgery to happen soon. I'm sooo sick of being fat & think about food all of th

Jeri

Jeri

 

Back to work on 9/5

As most of you know I work with special education students in a high school. I've had 5 weeks off this summer to recovery from surgery and boy, am I spoiled! My sleeping in days and late nights end today. I'll be up at 5:30 am to make sure I get my breakfast down me and to pack water and snacks. Bed time will be around 10 pm. That's if the heat will allow me to sleep! I haven't told any of my co-workers about the BPS. They know I had a hiatal hernia repair but that's it. I DID leave last sc

Eseret

Eseret

 

My WLS journey is just beginning

It's been just over a week since I saw my surgeon for the 1st visit. Joy, the nurse, said insurance approval takes 2-4 weeks. I am already obsessing about the approval. I am already tired of waiting for it and want it done yesterday. After being obese the majority of my life (since the age of 6) & MO for the last few years I am ready to get this show on the road. I have researched this procedure. Gone from anti-surgery to pro-surgery from all the research. Know that there can be dire

Jeri

Jeri

 

One year...

And I decided to rearrange the furniture in my house. I also installed a new ceiling fan. Hmmm...what else can I do....I'm getting ready for our community yard sale on October 6th that is also a fund raising event. More to come on that.

lealphachienne

lealphachienne

 

Cool beans!

I don't think I've ever "blogged" before. (hmm.. that sounds kind of kinky doesn't i? lol) I look forward to reading everyone's blogs and starting my own.

Duckie

Duckie

 

My 1st major WOW moment

Getting dressed this morning and I decided to try on some smaller clothes that have been hanging in my closet for ages. Pre surgery I wore a size 22 womens pants and 2x tops. I pulled on a pair of 20 jeans and they were too big! hooray! I tried the 18's and they fit but were hanging a little loose. Down 2 sizes...yeah! The tops amazed me too. Stuff I hadn't been able to wear in YEARS are fitting now. Once I get out of those and into even smaller clothes, my closet will be as bare as ol

Eseret

Eseret

 

Just when I felt like giving up...

This morning I woke up to yet another day of no weight lost and I honestly felt like giving up. I've always had endless patience and perserved to the very end but this stall was getting to me. I'm also a very stubborn Aries, although a quiet one instead of a fire- breathing dragon. While enjoying some decaf coffee this morning, I read my horoscope for today. Just what I needed to read! Quickie: Your perseverance might be running out, but the goal is still there. Keep going!

Eseret

Eseret

 

9 months ago

I started my Journey nine months ago and in less then a week I will be on the losing side. Just so I can go back and remember I am going to Journal everything. November 27,2006 First meeting with the surgeon. My mom and my husband went with me. He did an exam of my stomache and checked my Hernia. Was told of the risks and told about the Journey. Was told appointments would be once a month starting after the Holidays. January 3,2007 Saw the surgeon again nothing changed except I l

desmccoy

desmccoy

 

Starting my process to join the losers.

I know its probably going to take a while...but im ready... i have a seminar on Sept 13th. I'm nervous to see how many people are at this thing... (is it bad that im kinda happy to do this because i want to inspire a few people in my family that are worse off then i am...my 1 cousin suffers from Gout really bad...and i think he needs a awakening that the surgery is alot different from when his brother got it done and the problems his brother had were not common..) anyway... I start

dontrepeatme

dontrepeatme

 

Had the yummiest meal!

Tonight I met up with some old co-workers. We went to Claim Jumpers in Carlsbad. I was pretty hesitant about eating there. The last time I was a claim jumpers 3.5 years ago, I choked on a dry, over cooked pieces of chicken. I was only 3 or 4 weeks post op then. The menu has changed...I had the Jamaican Sweet Potato Chicken. It's a HUGE sweet potato stuffed with jerk chicken, green onions, red peppers, and tomatoes. Very good and will last me 3 meals!

lealphachienne

lealphachienne