Congratulations Sue……..March 13, you go girl!!! Before I start I must warn you, this is going to be a long one. Let’s get the pre-op stuff out of the way. Hopefully, I have completed all of my pre-op testing. I had my thyroid (because they didn’t do the thyroid work up on my last visit) testing and upper GI ultrasound done on yesterday. GI test was great, cleared, not sure about the thyroid yet, but I am positive about the outcome. School, kicking my butt, small sacrifices now, large rewards later. That’s the only way I get through this school crap! Home is great. Had a Pampered Chef party on Saturday, it was great. Good job Nikkelle!!! Okay, on to my vent. Again, this is long and I do apologize, but I have to get it off my chest.
Last week while sitting in my marketing class I decided to strike up a conversation with a member of my group project. While trying to come up with some interesting topics I brought up obesity. Because I am excited about the life changing adventure I am about to embark on. I tell anyone who wants to listen. Well my teammate proceeds to tell me that she had gastric bypass surgery. I was really excited and looking at her I figured she was a newbie. Well you can not imagine the look on my face when she said she had surgery April 2005. You could have bought me for a penny and got change! She proceeds to tell me that in the beginning she lost 80lbs but fell off the wagon. She also said that she could never drink water, so she drank soda, and not diet. You guys can’t imagine how I felt as I stood there talking to her as she held a bottle of coke! Maybe it’s just me, but why in the hell would you put yourself through the entire surgery process but not follow the damn rules! Maybe I am being naļve, but after all of the research I be DAMNED if I go through all of this for nothing!!! Then she continues to tell me that she never went to a support group and didn’t exercise. Maybe in 2005 they didn’t cover all of these things (exercise, soda, caffeine, support groups), but that does not excuse the fact that she just threw caution to the wind and stop working the tool!! I know that if I am going to be successful for my life after surgery- it has to be a life time-not just until I reach my goal weight. I know that eating right; exercising, protein and water are going to take precedence over everything. I am happy that I have a wonderful support group. I have a great nutritionist who has already prepared me for things that I will have to give up. I have already started giving up soda, chips (God knows this is the hardest) and I am working on caffeine. Sorry for venting, but had to get that off my chest. O, and lets not talk about Randy Jackson on American Idol, O my word!!!
Well, that’s it for this month. I will check in with you all next month. O, my 35th birthday is March 11 and I plan on having a great time. Until next time, be safe, love yourself, and keep smiling. Most of all KEEP LOSING!