Sunday, September 30, 2012

3 more days!

I'm going ahead and blog about 3....

It was a really great day!  Still did great on my liquid diet!  I went to Odessa to try to find some of the vitamins I need and went to HEB to grab a few things I need for when I get back from Dallas.  I forgot how much I like chicken broth lol.  I had 2 cups for dinner :)

I almost have my house in order.  Finishing up laundry....I'm so boring today...lol sorry....

Conquered Day 4

I conquered day 4 :)

I can really tell how much I am mentally ready for this by yesterday.  One of my best friends threw her husband (who is also one of my best friends) a surprise birthday party/shrimp boil and I survived without cheating once!! On top of the initial shrimp boil there was jalapeno poppers (my absolute favorite thing), cake, chips and dip, etc.  I stayed outside alot lol, but I also had a protein shake before I went and I also had a big cup of coffee at the party.  So all in all it was great! Really wish I had more to report but before that it was a really lazy day :)  A much needed lazy day lol




Saturday, September 29, 2012

Day 3...You were good to me

Thank you God.....

He defiantly has given me the strength through the past couple of days.  It's been really weird.  I have only wanted to actually eat something twice and it didn't last very long after that.  I've only been having protein shakes, carnation instant breakfast, coffee, and juice.  I hope that I am doing that right too lol.  I did have soup yesterday for lunch and I probably will have it for lunch again today.  I am really in the right mind frame for this journey and it makes me oh so happy :) 

One of the reason's for the liquid diet before hand is to shrink your liver.  I thought that was amazing when I heard that because I would have thought that liquids would make it bigger but I was wrong lol.  They need to shrink your liver in order to move it and get to your stomach.  If you don't follow this diet then your surgery will take an hour longer than it originally was supposed to be.  I don't know about anyone else having the surgery but I want to be in and out in a matter of time.  My doctor said it should only take 30-45 minutes for the actual surgery.  So I want to make sure that is all the time it takes :) 

Today starts day 4 of the liquid diet and I think it's going to be a good day as well.  I was supposed to have a garage sale with my Nana, but do to the weather we decided to post pone it.  I had take the day off at the salon for it and just kept it off so I could get my house in order.  I want to have it put together before I leave Tuesday so I don't have to do anything when I get back.  I'm also going through cabinets and my fridge/freezer getting stuff out of my house and giving it to someone else lol.  There are a few things that I am keeping just in case I have a get together and need to make snacks or something for others.  And one day there are a few things in my cabinet I will be able to have again so I'm keeping those. 

Here's to day 4 and staying on the right path!

Thursday, September 27, 2012

TWO

That's a wrap for day 2 :)

Did really well today! Had carnation instant breakfast for breakfast, experimented with a protein shake (that I will never make again lol), & got all of my water in. I did however not have anything for "dinner". I went to the salon early and moved a customer up so I thought I'd have time to make something....nope lol. Ended up picking up a walk in. Oh well. I wasn't hungry so as long as I wasn't hungry I think I'll be ok. My stomach has started to growl about 4 pm everyday. Which can be weird when it's silent in your office & your with a customer lol. I'm going to try to have soup tomorrow & finally make this pumpkin pie smoothie I found on pintrest.

Speaking of pintrest....

I am going to have to stay off if there until after my surgery. Everyone posting recipe's makes a girl start wanting to pin & cook lol. I think I'll be ok after my surgery because I'm supposed to not be hungry. We shall see....

Its all about the liquids baby

Yesterday was my first day of my liquid diet....

And it went soooo good!! My stomach didn't really growl and I didn't notice about not eating anything till about 6 pm. I had protein shakes for breakfast, lunch, & dinner & some juice in between. I think today will be a little but smoother. Yesterday I was wrapped up in "what if I have the wrong thing" but I think I did good lol. This morning I made me a sugar free carnation breakfast and I have to say, it's just as good as the regular carnation breakfast :). Here's to day 2, of no food, wish me luck :)

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Dearest Nicotine....

I don't like you! Hugs & Kisses, Christy

I am trying my hardest to stop completely for my surgery. It's way easier said than done.

That is all.....

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

10...9..8..7...6.5..4.3..2..1...Happy New You!

It's getting so close!! I'm so excited still! Getting a tiny bit nervous about my new life though. Or it could just be anxiousness..

I decided to go ahead and announce on my Facebook what the countdown was for. I was overwhelmed by the response!! I thought I'd get at least one "Why the hell are you doing that?" but nope! Not a one! I feel silly to admit it but half way through the "likes" and comments I got emotional. It was really nice to see people caring. I know people care about me but when you spend a majority of your time alone you tend to forget. Everyone had such nice and positive things to say! I even found out that one of my friends is in the same process I am! She had to wait a little longer for hers but she won't be far behind me. I am on a message board group for weight loss and have now moved to the wls (weight loss surgery) side of it, and even though I chat with people there it is really nice actually knowing the person going through the same things as me. We'll be able to share stories, recipes, and our ups & downs along the way. I can't wait...

As of today I have 15 more days....FIFTEEN!!

Get your champagne, confetti, & noise makers ready....

Friday, September 7, 2012

Care For a Slice of Bitter Pie?

Well that didn't taste good...at all...

After I auditioned for Biggest Loser Season 13, gone through call backs, and didn't receive anything after that I was a bit bitter.  With a hurt heart I started watching season 13 just like the rest of America did.  Then when I saw how ungrateful they were I just couldn't bare to watch. So I took it off series recording and went along on my merry little way.  It wasn't until I heard that BL was coming back for a 14th season and had decided to audition again that I decided to pick it up again. I'm not saying that I liked the cast of season 13 but I did start watching again.  Now, I'll admit I was never the faithful watcher. If another show needed to record but could because of BL I'd always take it off and put the new show on. I would however catch up through Netflix or buying them on iTunes.  On July 20th I traveled to Dallas to audition again for BL. I was more prepared this time than last. I got a new outfit that screamed "Pick me! I'm fun & fashionable!" for the audition and then a "Cute, amazing,well put together gal and I look good on camera"  outfit for the call back I just knew I was going to get. long story short with that audition is that I didn't get that call back. All the arrows pointed to yes but when it came down to it, it was really a mis print on the sign & should've said no.  When I realized I hadn't gotten a call back I think my friends with me were waiting on me to crack. I didn't. I think I was more in shock. When I got home & called my mom again is when I had my little break down. I was crushed.  A few days later I made a huge decision that I had been going back & forth with for some time.

I decided to have the gastric sleeve done.  I had talked to a guy that lives here in Andrews a few months before that had the procedure done & had amazing results. He was so happy with his decision.  I looked up his doctors website again & this time I noticed that he had opened an office in Lubbock. I called scheduled my 1st appointment & made the first step to my new beginning. I have never been one for a quick fix or a quick fix diet. I have always been against it. I know some people view this as a quick fix and they couldn't be more wrong. I am having the oppritunity to start over. Receive basically a new stomach. I want to be that person that eats organic. I want to be that person that is able to go run when it cools off in the evening. I want to be that person that can walk into a department store & not be limited to what I can try on let alone purchase. I am being given the oppritunity to start over and have the weight come off faster so that I won't get discouraged or bored. By the time I get to the number month that it usually starts happening for that I will probably will have lost 120 lbs as compared to the 60 I would normally have lost & be getting restless. My surgery date is October 3rd and I absolutely can not wait. It's been a long time coming.

Even though after the audition this year I took another bite if the bitter pie I have finally got the taste out of my mouth. I want to thank Biggest Loser. By getting caught up it has taught me different things that I can do differently the 2nd time around and has made me want to become the athlete that I want to be or hope to be. In the spring I will enter my first 5k and by the summer I will enter my first mud run. I want to inspire people and since I won't be doing it through The Biggest Loser, I hope that through my blog & everyday life I can help someone get the bitter taste out of their mouths and start eating the sweet pie of life.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Music is what feelings sound like. ~Author Unknown

It is always amazing to me how music plays such a huge part of my life and there are people that aren't phased by music at all. For most songs I can tell you at least one memory that I have tagged to it, whether it's that it reminds me of someone or where I was in my life. Aw...songs that remind you of people. Different songs remind me of different people. And even though some may not be in your life for one reason or another (good or bad), if you hear that song or artist that reminds you of them, you begin to reminisce. I can not have thought or gave a care of the world towards that person in years and the minute I hear certain Gary Allan songs I'm right back to being that heartbroken foolish 20 year old. And it's not that I miss them now just maybe the person they were then.

Then there is the song writing aspect of a song. The story behind it. Why it was written, what the writer was going through at that time, where it was written, who it was written about. Of course there are dumb songs like "Genie in a Bottle" that people could careless about but then there are songs like "Fast Car" by Tracey Chapman that you stop singing mid chorus and go "Wow! That is deep". Texas is known for great song writers. I love the process of it. When I meet them sometimes I'm scared I'm going to seem like those weird groupie fans & it's not the case at all. I just want to climb in their heads & find out all the answers to my questions. That's not creepy...right? ;)