December 16, 2010

I Can Feel It Hangin' in My Pouch Tonight (tune by Genesis)

I'm now 2 1/2 months post-op now. I have lost 60lbs since I began my journey, but 50lbs lost just from surgery alone. I wanted to let the readers know about how I feel since my surgery. Remember, this experience is different for everyone so this is certainly my point of view.

First, even though I'm working out when I can, my muscles still feel like mush. I have always had very toned legs and calf muscles, but they have just turned to mush melon since surgery. I'm going to go and look for a nice looking super hero cape because my arms have developed the dreaded, "batwings", from the loose skin. There is also loose skin on my thighs and I NEVER thought I would see loose skin there.

December 15, 2010

Whip My Hair Sesame Style - Willow Smith Remix (I Love My Hair)

I Whip My Hair. Not WLS related, but so cute!

The Sweetest Taboo

Sade crooned about it. The holidays are full of it. I was hoping and praying, for that matter, that after my weight loss surgery, I would have a diminished desire for sweets. The craving for sweets hasn't decreased for me one iota. I really have a hard time during menstruation when the cravings hit their peak! I can kind of overcome the urges by sucking on a couple of Popsicles, but oh boy do I miss chocolate and Starbucks! My daily dose of Click! protein Mocha with Carnation Instant Breakfast comes pretty close to Starbucks, but alas, it's just not same.

Some days I don't think about the sweets, but then other days get really rough. I am hoping that this sensation will subside after a few months so I won't continue to fiend for sweets like an addict. Oh, the sweets!

Viva La Revolution

I just purchased the ebook of Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens. I loved this book in high school and wanted to revisit it as an adult. I'm sure I can find some correlations to my weight loss journey and my desire to be "fat free". Stay posted and check back for comments on the book.

If you have a Kindle or another type of eReader, pick up a copy for yourself!

December 14, 2010

More Students Opt out of P.E. Classes

As much as I hated it, P.E. class was probably the only exercise I received every day during the one year of high school where it was a graduation requirement.

USA Today reports more school are dropping the P.E. requirement due to waivers and budget cuts. Read on...

December 13, 2010

Christmas Click! Giveaway!

My girl Shelly from "The World According to Eggface" has done it again! She has increased her Xmas spirit and is giving away a Click! Protein CLICKtastic CLICKmas prize pack! The package's MSRP is well over $50 and is loaded with goodies:

The Prize: This CLICKtastic CLICKmas Prize Pack including:
  • 1 Tub of CLICK Espresso Protein
  • 1 bottle of Sugar Free Peppermint Torani Syrup
  • 1 CLICK Blender Bottle
  • 1 CLICK Bling Hat

You have to check out her site too and try the three new recipes she has posted. They are so yum! I <3 Click! Espresso Mocha so I'll be trying some of these recipes, especially the Frappe! Check out the World According to Eggface for more information on how to enter the drawing.

Protein is the Prescription

Protein really is the prescription for weight loss
While the low-carb diet craze taught us the importance of protein, many don't get what they need. Given that it can help prevent obesity, osteoporosis and diabetes, it's crucial to get that daily dose.

Read the story from MSNBC here