November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

To all of my weight loss divas out there who are Pre-Op, Post-Op, or just thinking about making the change, Happy Thanksgiving to you. To all my post-op divas, remember the bariatric surgery commandments, "Thou shalt chew your food to death. Thou shalt refrain from any high fat foods; Six small meals shalt thou consume, but remember your protein to keep you fully. LOL Have a great evening!

November 24, 2010

You Are Worth It

Not original post, but saw this on Melting Mama and it inspired me. thanks Mama!

One Last Black Friday Funny

I saw this on the Black Friday Blog and had to post it.

I will not be beaten down to find the deals... the deals will find me or my email inbox... whichever is more accessible.

More Black Friday Deterence - Stay at Home and Shop

Black Friday lines -- my husband wasn't too fond of this.  He went searching for some item last year only to find there were only THREE in the whole store when about 300 people were waiting outside.  WTF!!??

Who wants to shop with that many people touching you -- not me!  I feel sorry for the people who have to clean up the store after a Black Friday mad dash!  ugh... flasback to my days of retail...yuck!

Don't Wanna Stand in Line - Forget Black Friday!

Forget black friday; deals are online now -

Thanksgiving Last Supper

A friend of mine shared this with me this morning. There is the Vegan, the Allergic to Gluten, the Strictly Kosher, "On a Cleanse", Macrobiotic, and the "Ultra-Picky Gourmet". I am wondering where the Post-op Bariatric surgery person is?

November 22, 2010

Oprah's Audience Gets the Ultimate Surprise | Lopez Tonight

Definitely NOT Raindrops on Roses...funny nonetheless. Oprah's Audience Gets the Ultimate Surprise | Lopez Tonight

More Ga. Children Turning To Weight-Loss Surgery - News Story - WSB Atlanta

I've been looking for this article. This is another must read, and another reason why we need to keep PE in schools, provide healthy food choices in school, and model positive eating and exercise habits at home for our kids! This story originally aired on Channel 2 Action News in Atlanta, GA on November 12, 2010. More Ga. Children Turning To Weight-Loss Surgery - News Story - WSB Atlanta

Well, this is new.

I hate censure! It's one thing to create a product and market it to thousands of us who are in the clutches of the vitamin mongers, but it is another to censure someone who has done research on the product, and has a dissenting opinion. Please read this post from Even if you like or dislike the product to which she is referring, it wrong to be silenced because factual information was stated with proof to back it up. We don't need that crap! Well, this is new.

What Made You Fat? and Many Other Excuses

Many years ago, I pledged a sorority and we were taught a phrase that I often use with my own family, "Excuses are the tools of the incompetent.  They build monuments of nothingness and those who specialize in them, seldom amount to anything!"  So there are millions of other women and men around that are all too familiar with this mantra.

I saw this topic on another forum and I started thinking of all of the things I remembered saying or being told of why I am or was fat.  Let me start --

November 21, 2010

Thanksgiving at Work

Thursday was our Thanksgiving celebration at work and it is always a big deal. There's loads of food and lots of people walking around, prizes being raffled, and dessert a-flowin'.  This year was just so different for me.  I am thinner -- 52 pounds down at the time of this post -- but not only that, I AM different now than I was last year.

I got in line like everyone else and got a plate of the Thanksgiving feast.  There was turkey, ham, dressing, mash, mac & cheese, green beens, and cranberry sauce; I didn't even bother with the dessert table.  I think they plates being handed out by the caterers had to have been about two pounds of food -- it was heavy.  I took the plate in both hands and looked at it, and thought, "this is a lot of food to through away."  I went to my desk since I was working on a couple of documents, and nibbled on half of a slice a ham, two green beans, and a couple of bites of white meat turkey breast.  Stick a fork in me; I was done!