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About Allycatwirt

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  • Birthday 08/14/1969

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  • Location
    Down in the desert, California
  • Interests
    Reading, Laughing, Art Journaling...
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  • Surgeon
    Dr. Callery
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  • Surgery Type
    Vertical Sleeve

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  1. Bummer! You still need size 16 jeans?
  2. Ooooh! I have some jeans to trade for this!
  3. Allycatwirt

    Almost a year...

    Thanks, Y'all!
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    Almost a year...

    Those are SIZE 11 jeans, Y'all. While some might think size 11 is a bit large for them, please remember that I'm 5'10".
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    3 days post op

    Way to go! I TOTALLY used the pain meds as provided! Sounds like you're doing what you should: Heal!
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    WLS Problems (in the vein of first world problems)

    I can hardly wait until next week when I get to take a short flight from San Diego to Sacramento for work. I haven't been on an airplane since before surgery (11 months ago, yesterday) so even though I'm claustrophobic and generally hate planes, I KNOW I won't need a seatbelt extender now!
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    Online Dating can anybody top that story? I can give you the cautionary tale though... I signed up for PlentyOfFish becasue it's free and I'm NOT going to pay to talk to dudes. I've talked to a bunch of guys on the site, mosty weeding out the ones that are shorter than me (YES, I made that requirement clear on my profile, and NO, that doesn't stop 5'6" dudes from trying to contact me.) I've spoken to a few guys on the phone and I'd LIKE to think that it is my remote, desert-dwelling location that deters the majority of them, but I've only met two (2) in person. The first drove an hour to meet me for coffee. He seemed funny and nice enough in a, "Sure would like to get in yor pants" sort of way, but Meh. The second one was shaping up nicely on the phone and I wanted to go to Balboa Park in San Diego for my birthday present to myself anyway, so he met me there. We had a nice time and he was funny, and quiet, and a complete gentleman. A week later, he texted me, telling me he had to be honest about his criminal record as a convicted felon. He's a pedophile, listed on the Megan's Law website. internet dating time is OVER!
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    what kind of car do you drive?

    I'm with Happy-Camper in the regular people section of the highway... I have a 2002 Honda Accord that I bought, used, in 2011. No name, nothing fancy, but it IS easier to get in & out of now that I'm 100+lbs lighter! I originally didn't think this little 2-seater was going to work for me, but there is plenty of leg room... BIG advantage? Paid for in cash so NO CAR PAYMENTS!!! I will drive this until I wear it out...maybe by then I'll be able to get a hybrid of some kind. No snow driving in the deserts of California...
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    Jerky Anyone?

    There is a brand of jerkey called Krave that I've found at BevMo and Vons here in CA. It comes in many different flavors and they have beef, turkey and pork. It's very tender (squeeze the package like charmin to verify), and my favorite is the sweet teriyaki, but chipotle is awesome when the mood strikes. I tried a sample of "Divine Bovine" jerkey a while back & it was AWESOME! I gotta find some more of that!
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    I'm addicted to blue jeans

    I am allowed to wear jeans to work but they cannot be any shade of blue (the inmates wear blue pants and shirts) so I'm a black jeans sort of girl. I rock my cheap Lee Riders from Walmart (size 12 Tall thankyewverymuch) at work and when I'm bebopping around away from work, I ROCK my size 11 (tall) Arizona blue jeans I got on sale at JC Penny. Once I get to goal, I'll invest in some super-fanciness in the jean department, but until then, I can handle $20 jeans (since I have yet to find jeans from any thrift store that are long enough). The price I pay for a 36-inch inseam!
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    Getting hit on all the time

    This "congratulations" attitude about unwanted, persistent attention from men makes me queasy. I have developed all sorts of humorous deflections for this type of thing out of necessity because of where I work (level 4 men's prison) but it sounds like these "genlemen" are not abiding by the rules of their sex, where they are supposed to respect the "property" of another man. In dog talk, "she's already been pee'd on, dude" Basicaly, it comes down to that awkward moment when your kindness is mistaken for flirting.
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    Unsweet Tea Instead of Water

    I am a TOTAL Truvia convert! My favorite in coffee and/or green tea.
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    Going down in clothing size

    If I actually fit into the size 10 hottie jeans I kept in my "I have a dream" box in the closet, my cranium might actually pop off of my neck this weekend. Just sayin'...
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    NSV of the Week - whats yours?

    OK...NSVs: Went on a coffee "date" last night with someone I met online. I was remarkably at ease about the whole thing. It's been almost 3 years since my ex and I broke up (still friends) but it's good for me to get out there again. (He called me "cute".) Also...I went swimming with some friends on Saturday and only thought about how I might look in my (one piece) swimsuit for about a half a second. I had a BLAST and remember why I LOVE to swim so much! I felt so FREE!!!
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    After pregnancy: Life with a bypass