Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Haters are gonna always still hate....

Hello my wonderful readers! So today I'm blogging over something I saw on TV yesterday as I sat with my daughter waiting on her doctors appointment. The Joy Fit Club on the Today show was on. And before I go any further let me just say I APPLAUD anyone who loses any weight small, big, massive amounts of weight if they did it on their own or if they had weight loss surgery like myself and many of my friends to each their own you get healthy the best way you can my friends you do what's right for you! However I am just going to start my rant right now! As they introduced each of these wonderful weight loss winners they made it a point to announce they did it WITHOUT surgery .... really who cares what they did it with? I mean they should be applauded for just doing it period no matter how they did it! Just as me and my weight loss surgery friends did it and are doing it the way we are! Please let me tell you this right now and get it off my chest and out of my mind WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY IS NOT the easy way out! For those who think it is walk a day in my shoes or any of my weight loss surgery sisters or brothers! We have to think think think nutrition every time we open our mouths and put food in it. we have to make sure our protein levels, vitamin levels, iron levels are on point even more so than someone who is doing it without the surgery! We have to change our lifestyle and keep it changed it isn't a diet and it should never be called a diet not even by those who are "doing it on their own". It's about changing BAD habits and choices with GOOD habits and choices and if you don't get that idea in your head with or without the surgery you will fail! We also have to exercise just like those I did it on my own folks! But it seems like those who are in the wellness and fitness world love to look down on us who have Gastric Bypass or am I just being overly sensitive? I don't think I am why should they be like oh we did it without surgery well good for you it isn't something that should be pointed out every single time I take nothing away from people who do it on their own but I and many others needed this extra tool to help us lose what we had to lose! I tried for years to lose weight on my own I have battled my body for years only to hit brick wall after brick wall! In all my desperation to lose weight I auditioned for Biggest Loser even. After years of trying I had to finally admit that PCOS wasn't going to allow my body to do this "on my own" and after going through months of weight management, classes, psych evals, all other sorts of testing and jumping through hoops I finally got approved for my surgery and to date from the day I started working on this journey in March of 2013 I have lost well gotten rid of lost implies that I might want it back lol and I don't I've gotten rid of 102 pounds and I wouldn't change a thing about my choice well maybe I'd decide to get it done sooner rather than later but that's about all I'd change! This was an awesome choice as I sit here down to 223 pounds when I use to weight 325 pounds (probably there were times I was up in the 330's I just didn't weigh myself because I had given up hope) But seriously people like this who have to seemingly demean us who did opt to have a tool added to our toolbox of weight loss need to stop and they need to educate their selves and the rest of the world that we aren't lazy we did NOT pick an easy way out we struggle and fight for our pounds lost just as much as the next guy and our victories are just as sweet as those who do it on their own! It had me so fumed that I actually emailed the show and I never do stuff like that just like I never do stuff like this here is the email address if you want to email the show yourself if your a weight loss surgery patient and let them know we work just as hard as those who do it on their own! Y'all have a great and blessed day!

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

My 101 Pound Year ....

Hi friends!!!! Welcome to 2014 I hope this year is an awesome year for us all! 2013 certainly was a very emotional and crazy year for me that is for sure! Lots of good things and a few bad things sprinkled through out the year I guess a little something to keep me grounded and remind me how fragile life truly is! This morning I woke up and did my weigh in and I am so happy to report to my awesome friends and family who read my blog that I left 101 pounds of me way back in 2013! I am super happy and excited about that! I am thankful that I decided to have the RNY Gastric Bypass it was the best choice I have made for myself in a very long time I have not one regret on my decision I have never been able to lose much on my own due to my lovely PCOS! In March 2013 I started out on this task to get my approval for my surgery weighing 325 pounds by the day I had my surgery on August 19th I was down to 288 I sit here right now blogging away to y'all at 224 pounds and I have not be this size in 20 YEARS!!!!!!!! It is unreal to me! Today I updated my pictures did a comparison picture which you can see right here at the top of my blog and it's still unreal to me! I am definitely happy with the changes, and I'm super excited about what 2014 holds for me! I hope by this time next year I'll be blogging and telling you all that I made my final goal which is roughly 75 pounds away seems doable knowing that I have lost 101 already! My next small goal is to shed 25 more pounds and make it to ONEderland...somewhere I haven't been in an extremely long time! But I know it'll be here sooner than I think and I can't wait! Next week I will be starting to go to the gym on base excited about that intimidated a bit too but hey one foot in front of the other ;-) I'd rather go to a gym in town but can't afford those monthly fees. Honestly loved the YMCA when I had a membership there but really can't afford the family membership package but hey that's life, can't have it all where would you put it? :-)  I have to admit something...I am proud of myself and that's not something I normally say but I have a tremendous amount of pride in myself these days, I feel better about me, happier and more confident though I have  a ways to go. In more weight loss news I have my check up with my surgeon on Friday at 10AM more blood work yay me praying that my protein and iron levels are back up and that nothing else is going on or wrong! My energy level has picked up some here lately with I am totally stoked about that been getting stuff done around here like a mad woman took today off though but tomorrow it's back to it!  Want to finish cleaning and organizing before my classes start back on January 13th!! Well y'all that is about all I have for you for tonight! I'll catch up with y'all later! Good night and God Bless! <3 Me