All these people had HORRIBLE stories of what had happened to there family members. I don't want anything like that to happen to me.
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
All these people had HORRIBLE stories of what had happened to there family members. I don't want anything like that to happen to me.
Friday, July 23, 2010
I have never really had ANY jobs that had excellent perks. I would consider these things excellent perks....massages(no fair Draz), nap times, free merchandise, getting paid for a whole day but only working half. You get the picture! Really good perks! My current job has good benefits. I have a good amount of paid time off awarded to me every month, and pretty good insurance! So, that would have to be the best I guess.
2. Do you ever lie in your blog?
No, never. I try not to lie at all even in real life! I try really hard to not even exaggerate or anything!
3. What do you wear to bed?
Sometimes I wear nothing ;) Sometimes I wear just undies ;) Sometimes I wear shorts and a tank/tee ;)
4. Where do you go for advice?
God! I pray about every aspect in my life. Even though it may be trivial, to me it isn't! Gran Gran, my 80 year old Grand Mother that I speak with daily and see at least 2x a week, the smartest woman I know who always tells me the truth no matter what! My husband, he always has the best advice for any situation! I totally get why people come to him all the time for council!!! My Mommie and my sisters, sometimes they just know you the best!
5. Repeat question. Make someone a superstar without using a blog award. What comment or blog stuck with you the most this week and why?
I have been through a rough week with haters, so I nominate myself! Can you do that???
Thank God for Fridays!!!!
Thursday, July 22, 2010
And my laundry needs to be put up so bad it is stacked this high.....
That I sit back and thank God for all he has done for me. For this amazing life He has given me and my husband. For all the small things in my life that I don't always take time to thank Him for. Like how much I love my Minnie Mouse key chain and key holder.
Thank you for letting me find and buy this key chain and key holder God! I love it :) It makes me smile!
I sit back some more and Praise God for His presence in my life! Thank you!
Then I go on about my night and head on to church. I come home and sit on the couch with Ant and watch a movie while I spend time with him!
And then, I smile and thank God again because I know my grass and laundry will still be there tomorrow!
It's the small things in life that aren't worth getting your panties in a wad for! It's the small things in life that are the best! Just remember to thank Him for those things too! :)
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Here they are...
I need a scale desperately! I have this horrible old one that really doesn't work at all! I am not sure this is the exact scale that I need or want. I am wanting one that measures like the .1. You know what I mean? So if I went from like 230.4 to 230.3 I would still know I am loosing and it would still encourage me! I like the ones that can do all that cool stuff also! I was looking yesterday at Walmart.com and saw some that even measured like body water and your BMI!!!! If that really works I want one that can do all that stuff too! I would love to know what your favorite scale is, and if it is worth it to buy one with all the bells and whistles!!! Let me know ladies and boys!!!! ;)
Here is the goal item! I have to confess I dream about being able to wear these shorts. I just love them! I think they are beautiful! I can totally see me as one of these people that are just so gorgeous and thin and free that can just throw on a pair of these shorts and a t-shirt and go shopping or wherever! Disclaimer - once I can fit into these shorts I plan on living in them! I want like every color!!! A couple of weeks ago me and my husband were in a Hibbits Sports shop and I showed them to him! He thinks they are a great goal prize also! He told me once I could fit in them I could buy all the colors I wanted!!!!
Ok, so that is 2 items on my wish list! I need some more so I can give people birthday hints ;) What else would be a great investment for me? What items do you love that you couldn't do the band or your weight loss with out?? I need ideas!!!!!
I also want to take just a quick minute to thank everyone for there support during this horrible time with one horribly nasty blogger. All your comments have been great and all the emails have been greatly appreciated!!! I am going to keep on trucking on this path, because I know where the path is headed!
P.S. - I know nasty creepy man is still trashing me on his blog. It does hurt my feelings that he would take my "To DO List" from my blog and post it on his blog to make fun of me. But, you know what that is ok. It is his blog. I know the purpose for that to do list, and it has been a helpful tool to me during this journey. I am taking the high road, because I just don't really care. I am sure he is not the first person to make fun of me and sadly probably not the last. I can't expect everyone in the world to jump on my band wagon and support me in life. Some people just don't get it. The truth is sometimes it is just hard being famous. ;)
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Monday, July 19, 2010
Great stuff, and I wish you all the luck and love in the world. Take a minute and come visit my little corner of crazy land. Start at the beginning, and think about it a little.
Whatever you do, everyone is here to help !!!
I thought ok, I always try to follow everyone that follows me, so off to his blog I went and started following him before I ever even pulled up his actual blog. Once I followed him I went to his blog and noticed the name of it was "Almost Gastric Bypass." I thought that was weird, but really didn't think that much about it. I kind of figured he probably wasn't all about weight loss surgery, but never figured he would voice that or leave negative comments on my blog. Especially since my blog was about MY journey to get the lap band and MY life ;) Boy was I wrong. I couple post later he left this comment:
I love the positive thoughts. Please read, really read the blogs of the successful band folks. They are a great source of the realistic goals of the band, and the problems.. The best wishes...
I'll be honest when I read this comment it kind of made me upset. It might just be me, I might have just taken it wrong, but IT FLEW ALL OVER ME. I thought it was border line RUDE!!! I just felt like it was a negative comment. At this point I really just wanted him to stop commenting on my blog because I feel like I am at a point in my journey where I need nothing but SUPPORT and ENCOURAGEMENT in a POSITIVE atmosphere!!! I couldn't figure out how to make someone stop following your own blog, so I talked about it with Kim (Good Bye Fatty McButter Pants) to see if she had any ideas!!! I also asked her what she thought and she agreed with me about it almost being rude!!!! So, I decided to just defollow myself from his blog in hopes he would get the picture! I figured he would notice since he only had a few followers. No such luck. I wrote a post earlier and he left another really ugly comment. Much worse than any of the others. I can't paste it on here because when I responded to it he deleted it!!!! It went something along the lines of this:
If you are having weight loss surgery you need to stick to the plan and not eat a small country before you have surgery.
There was more to it, but that is the gist of it!!! It just really made me MAD!!!!!! And, it really hurt my feelings!!! I had had enough and this is what I responded:
Allan.....I really appreciate you following my blog and taking time to comment! I also really admire you for being able to loose weight without any type of weight loss surgery. I think that is great, but I also have tried to do it that way with out any success. I have done a ton of research on getting banded and I am sure of my decision. I would appreciate if you continue to comment on my blog they be positive comments. The past comments you have left, I feel, have been border line rude and disrespectful! I know myself and I know my limits. I will not be eating a small country before I have weight loss surgery! This is a POSITIVE blog about MY thoughts and feelings and MY journey to weight loss surgery!!!!! I really do not appreciate ANY NEGATIVITY!!!!!!
Not TOO mean but I believe I got my point across.......
Allan then decided to give me a SHOUT OUT on his blog! :) This is what he had to say about me: (I blanked out his cuss words on my own!!!!)
Lost another one today. My bad. If you ask people to comment about your story, or about your thoughts, then take them as they come, or don't f****** ask. You can call me fat, tell me I am insane, tell me I will fail, whatever you want, it is all good. If you are getting surgery, whatever kind, or on a diet, or just don't freaking care that you are 700 pounds because it makes you happy, then go with God and enjoy. If you are going to get a lap band, and have to start a special diet pre-surgery, and that start is in a week, it is not time to start the engines and put your local McDonald's out of business. We get the surgery and the need. It is food people, and if that is your comfort place, no surgery in the world will fix that ever. Worse, if you are in the state that we are in, and are getting surgery or are taking drastic measures to fix a problem, "I am getting surgery soon" should not be a reason to bulk up. God forbid you remind someone about this, albeit nicely, your a** is hated and ridiculed. Eat up, knock yourself out, we will support the efforts the week after. News flash from a real fat a** over here. It takes 18 solid months of watching everything you eat, with the surgery, to lose 90 pounds. See CHRISTINE'S story of success. Want to add 20 pounds in ten days, that 18 months becomes 21 months. Nice plan. Again, kudos for getting better, but why the f*** would you get worse before the start. IT IS JUST FOOD !!!!!
It is hard for me to even read this!!!!!! So, this is for ALLEN!!!! I just though I would clear up somethings!!
Friday, July 16, 2010
1. I’m curious….what’s the oddest diet you have tried? Or which ones have you tried and were any successful?
It would take me ALL day to answer this question properly!! Can I just say EVERYTHING!!!! Diet pills of every shape form and size! Prescription, non prescription, whatever I could get my hands on! No Dr.'s office was to far if I thought they would write me a script!!!! Anything they would prescribe! I also tried to get on Adderall one time because I heard it was pretty much like prescription crack, and that sounded like a great weight loss drug to me!! Yeah, you can picture it now.......made an appointment with my primary and proceeded to tell her I had a horrible problem ADHD and thought I needed Adderall. Needless to say I left with no prescription ;) Weight watchers.......too many times to count! Cheated every single time! Never lost more than 10 lbs :) Cabbage soup diet, heart patient diet, fried chicken finger diet (don't ask), slim fast, atkins diet, south beach, God's diet, liquid diets, any other crazy diet I could get my hands on! Did any of them work???? NO!!!!! But, my band will ;)
2. Do you prefer baths or showers?
I like a bath every now and then......but like every other women I hardly ever have time for one!!! I do love a nice bath once in awhile!
3. What is your favorite breakfast food?
Anything! I love breakfast! If I have to choose I would say scrambled eggs with cheese, thick bacon with syrup, pancakes or waffles with lots of butter and syrup...........yummmmmmmm I'm getting hungry!!!
4. What’s your least favorite word?
I'm not sure..... oh yeah I know what word I hate the most, but I hate it so much I don't even want to abbreviate it!!!! It is really bad and it is a cuss word!!!! Ya'll can probably figure out which one I am talking about! I cringe when I hear it used! It makes me sad!!!!
5. Repeat question…make someone a Superstar for a day! Whose blog or comment spoke to you or stuck with you the most this week and why?
I have enjoyed reading all the blogs this week! I have actually had some time to read and catch on blogs this week and that has been great! I have really loved being able to blog myself this week! I love to blog just don't always have the time.........so it has given me the chance to talk about some things and learn!!!!!!!!!!
Thursday, July 15, 2010
And that is exactly what I did. I will not lie. I had a horrible night! I got there at 8:00 pm just like they said. They gave me about 15 mins of alone time and then started hooking me up to like a million things. No joke I had like 7 things attached to my head, a nose piece, 3 things attached to my chin / mouth, 1 attached to my neck, both of my legs had 2 things each attached to them, several on my chest and ribs, a belt around my abdomen, a belt around my chest........it was just TOO much! It took like over 45 mins to get everything hooked up! Once she was done it was time for lights out, cell phone off, tv off, bed time! At like 10:00! I never go to bed till like 11:30!!! I had a really hard time falling asleep! I had to lie only on my BACK :( I am a total stomach / side sleeper!!!!! About 10:45 she asked me if I wanted any Ambien.....I said YES!!! I had never taken anything like that before but I was miserable not being able to sleep! Guess what at like 11:45 I was still WIDE AWAKE :) What is up with that? I though Ambien was suppose to like be MAGIC or something :( The nurse told me I was moving my legs to much and want to know if I wanted a sedative??? I asked her if it would help me sleep and she said yes, so I said SURE!!!! The last time I looked at the clock it was about 12:00 I probably fell asleep shortly after that! They woke me up at 5:00!!!!!!!!! They had to unhook everything!! At about 8:15 the Dr. came in the room and said.......I do not have sleep apnea!!! Yay praise God!!! So he said I was all cleared from him for surgery! PERFECT! Just what I wanted to hear! Bad news is I had to leave the sleep study place in Birmingham and drive back to Jasper and come straight into work!
I look like a WRECK!!!! ;)
But I DID IT!!!!
I am proud of myself!!!!!
Here is a picture of me right before they finished putting more attachments to my face!! Yes there was more!!!!!
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
I have added some followers! :)
That makes me :) really big!
If I am not following you, I would love to!
Leave me a comment and I'll follow your blog!!!!
Monday, July 12, 2010
Minnie Mouse sparkle style ;)
Outside of Hollywood Studios
Sweet baby Praislyn was an angel the whole trip!
Dumbo Ride !!!!!!
My sweet sister Mandy having the time of her LIFE!!!
Animal Kingdom.....Ant bought him a hat here ;)
4th of July!
Welcome home ;)
Rain Forest Cafe at Animal Kingdom