macortiz posted a comment 7 years ago
My doctor was super clear on how WLS would change my...

macortiz posted a comment 7 years ago
I really like the insights & gives me a lot to think on. I fit much of what...

macortiz wrote a blog post 7 years, 2 months ago
We Need Honey (Winnie the Pooh) - Like a hole in the head. Prior to my having weight loss surgery I was told my taste buds might change. They have a little: I can only eat one brand of cottage cheese (Daisy)...

macortiz wrote a blog post 7 years, 2 months ago
Food Aversion - The definition of aversion is: a strong feeling of dislike, opposition, repugnance (strong distaste or objection), or antipathy.  Ed brought in his annual Christmas lunch fo...

macortiz wrote a blog post 7 years, 2 months ago
Never Buy Something With More Ingredients Than You - Over the weekend I tried a different grocery store (you can read about the adventure here), and did something I never do anymore: grabbed a package without reading the ingredien...

macortiz wrote a blog post 7 years, 2 months ago
Trying New Things - Today I tried two new things (well, three, if you include my resistance to the urge to buy a large Breve Latte' with an extra expresso shot).   First, I tried a new groc...

macortiz wrote a blog post 7 years, 2 months ago
Six Month Surgiversary - That's what they call it on the boards I frequent...a surgiversary. Today marks six months since I had gastric bypass surgery. For the most part, I believe everyone who knows me...

macortiz wrote a blog post 7 years, 2 months ago
I. Am. A. Bad. Ass - Bad-Ass: so exceptional as to be intimidating.   That's me.   Mark tells me at least twice a week that's what I am while I'm staggering around the training room ...

macortiz wrote a blog post 7 years, 2 months ago
New Knees - Three years ago, I met with a very cocky orthopedist. I believe he was twelve, I was certainly old enough to be his mother. During my encounter with said cocky youngster, I lear...

macortiz wrote a blog post 7 years, 2 months ago
Balloon and Dead Guys in a Cistern - Well, I met with a gastroenterologist today because I have been having problems a few times a week with keeping food down. This has been incredibly irritating and interferes wit...

macortiz wrote a blog post 7 years, 2 months ago
The Collector Revisted - Remember back in May when I wrote about my encounter with the Collector at the hospital and she hinted at my not being able to have my surgery because of an old bill? You're...

macortiz wrote a blog post 7 years, 2 months ago
Quote - "Your past does not define you. You can step out of your history and create a new day for yourself." - Oprah Winfrey

macortiz wrote a blog post 7 years, 2 months ago
T.M.I. - aThere are things I take for granted: technology, vehicles, laundry soap, stores within close proximity to my house... ...being able to poop. Seriously, I would just kil...

macortiz wrote a blog post 7 years, 2 months ago
Ninja - [caption id="attachment_146" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Hiiiiya!"][/caption] Sometime ago I purchased a Ninja.  It's this little food processor/blender-on-steroi...

macortiz wrote a blog post 7 years, 2 months ago
Well, This Sucks - My hair has always been thin, and for the better part of my adult life I  have shed hairs.  The shedding had gotten much better over the past couple of years, so I let my hair g...

macortiz wrote a blog post 7 years, 2 months ago
Oscar Mayer - Today I had to contact one of our locations because the afternoon started to creep by and an item I was expecting hadn't shown up at the main office.  The counter guy who answer...

macortiz wrote a blog post 7 years, 2 months ago
This Week Blows - The doctor said yesterday, "Has anyone been around you who's been sick?" I just wanted to pound someone.  Ask anyone I work with, if  I know someone is sick I don't want them ne...

macortiz wrote a blog post 7 years, 2 months ago
Gloomy Friday - Yesterday I felt sick and went home shortly after getting into the office.  After I got home, I hopped into a pair of lounge lizard pants, laid down on the couch and crashed for...

macortiz wrote a blog post 7 years, 2 months ago
The Twenty Club - I have t-shirts which look practically brand new, the colors aren't even faded.  I only wore them a few times, then the insecurities set in because they were either too tight, t...

macortiz wrote a blog post 7 years, 2 months ago
If You Got a Dog, You Better Watch Out for ME! - I ran over to Meijer tonight to pick up a few things.  Three women had this small, gray car surrounded and were cornering this couple.  I really didn't care what they were doing...

macortiz wrote a blog post 7 years, 2 months ago
First Day Back at Work - I didn't make it past 1:00 p.m.When I got into the office this morning I was feeling pretty good.  I grabbed the high-back chair out of the computer room to try to assure some c...

macortiz wrote a blog post 7 years, 2 months ago
Thwack, 80% Reduction and Popscicle Kits - Post-ops were this week.  I've lost about 15 pounds since my surgery, 37 total since I walked through the doors of the weight loss center back in November.  Maybe not so excitin...

macortiz wrote a blog post 7 years, 2 months ago
Pastries - When my customer said he had a gift for me, I knew it had to do with goodies.  The box had to weigh 2-3 pounds.  I told him I really appreciated it, gave him a hug, then told hi...

macortiz wrote a blog post 7 years, 2 months ago
Friday Evening - I feel like Mz. Popular all of a sudden.  Beth came over late this morning.  She was my "hang out" person so I could take a shower...which was more to make sure someone was here...

macortiz wrote a blog post 7 years, 2 months ago
Lick 'n Run - >My surgeon's nurse called me back this afternoon and said she spoke to the Collector.  Who told her side of the story, which the nurse did not repeat.  I piped in with the ackn...
About Me
Royal Oak, MI
Location
28.7
BMI
RNY
Surgery
05/17/2011
Surgery Date
Dec 08, 2010
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