April 2, 2011

Up My Sleeve -- In My Pouch

I did my trek to Trader Joe's today for supplies.  I snagged the snack-sized individual Brie Cheese (Thanks Eggface!), some of their fabulous Greek Yogurt, and some large  New England Scallops from the freezer section.  I did notice they carried the Japanese kind, but I thought... nah!!!!

Acid Reflux and You

Acid Reflux has been kickin' my arse, this week!  For me, this is the ONLY drawback in having a Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy or "VSG".  Most of the time, my stomach feels raw.  If I eat something, it feels like barbed wire is heading to the pitt of my stomach.  Then once the food is there, it feels like lead.

It's a New Dawn! It's a New Day! It's a New Life, and I'm Feelin' Fine!

I went to Old Navy with my daughter this afternoon hoping to score some sale items for her to wear back to school after Spring break.  Well... what I never dreamed was that I would be able to fit comfortably and, in some cases, rate loosely in an XXL!!!  I'm officially in a size 20 ya'll! (yes, I said ya'll -- hey!  I live in Georgia, what do you expect!)

I tried on two shirts, a cardigan, a jacket, and a dress!  I ended up getting everything!!  I was so giddy inside, and my daughter said I looked really good in my new duds...

The only downside:  I found out later, the salesperson left the security tag on the jacket!  WTH????

March 30, 2011

Bronx Zoo Cobra Tweets

I have to admit I was intrigued by the hype of "Bronx Zoo Cobra". Can you imagine a snake escaping from the zoo and finding adventure in the Big Apple?   Then I found out he had a Twitter account, and was actually very witty!  I am now a proud cobra follower.  @BronxZooCobra on Twitter!  Follow him... he's got "Hissss-pah"!

March 29, 2011

DIVA-Tude Tuesday

Once again, it is DIVA-tude Tuesday! How are you expressing your inner Diva? This week I really went out of my comfort zone at work and decided to take a more managerial role for on my team, and it was not unnoticed! My boss complimented me on my initiative and said that the processes I was initiating were creative. He was also impressed that I was implementing changes to make things smoother and more efficient in taking on new projects I think that six months ago, I did not exude the confidence I have now. I owe my new found sense of "self" to my decision to have WLS and my fortitude to not give up on myself or my goals! Please post comments and let me know what YOU are doing on this DIVA-tude Tuesday. Shouts out to "eggface" and "melting mama" who are representing in the OAC summit in NYC! They are really expressing DIVA-tude! - Posted using BlogPress from my iPhone


Have You Been the Butt of a Fat Joke

"Fat Jokes Hurt", says Richard Simmons.  Yes, they do and sadly many of us have been on the losing end of them.  There has been a lot of commentary on the remarks George Lopez made about Kirstie Alley and her participation in "Dancing with the Stars". 

I can appreciate a good joke, but some things are just plain poor taste.  Read Richard Simmon's comments for his personal take on Fat Jokes.  Chime in!  Your comments are important!