Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Hump Day

Today was pretty much a bore. I had some grits for breakfast and they were good. Well, the part I got to eat beacuse the darn package says put a 1/2 cup of water and then microwave for 1 minute. After about 30 seconds they start boiling over the cup and all over the microwave. That was great so after cleaning that up I got to eat them. While my two coworker were enjoying their big breakfasts from McDonalds. Yeah that was a great tease. Today I have also been craving orange juice so I got some of that.

Lunch time rolls around and me and Jess decide to go down the raod o Jax a local resturant. She got a burger and fries and I got a baked potato with cheese and butter. I could only eat like not even a 1/4 of it so that was good. But, then Jess was upset because she could eat her burger and fries and a few bites of my potato. She has 4 cc's and I have 3. Hopefully when she goes to the doctor on Friday they will give her a fill. I know she can do this cause we have each other to push and make do it.

Dinner time now. I went to Jack in the Box and got my two tacos. I was so excited to be able to eat them. To my discovery when I get home there are my tacos but wait somethings missing. You got it WATSON no TACO SAUCE. Now how you gonna give me some tacos with no sauce that is just common sense. You know what I'm saying. Gosh!!! I was sooo not happy that was part of the enjoyment. But, I'll get over it. Now that I am done rambling on I will close. TATA

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

HA HA Tricked Ya....

So, I said I was goning to post the updated picture of myself. Don't laugh. It's not that great. Moving on. the trick is that I said I was gonna post the picture and say what I weigh. I have decided to wait till I go to my one month post op appointment before I do that. So, we all will just have to wait and see cause I'm not gonna even get on the scale to see. I want it to be a surprise. So, last night I watched on tv the most aweful thing it was on animal planet and it was fatal attractions. It was about these people who own wild animals and something happens and they end up dying from the pets. It was sad. That is what I did last night. I also got to eat scrambled eggs for dinner. It was so weird that when I was cooking them and I made two I almost wanted to cry. I was like I am so hungry and this is not going to fill me up. Well, I ate and I was FULL. I know that was a big adjustment for me to wrap my mind around. Just as an example of what I used to eat at one time. I could go to Jack In the Box and get a Spicy Chicken Sandwhich meal with a large curly fry and a coke and A Ultimate Cheeseburger and 4 tacos, and yes I would be able to eat all of it. That is sooo sad to admit but true. So yes it was a shock that that little bit filled me up.

Next subject: True Blood!!! Best show ever and they have just realeased the teaser poster for the new season that starts on Jess's birthday June 13 at 9pm on HBO. I gotta promote my show. I just love it. If you haven't seen it start now. It is for older people though from the content. It is based on the Sookie Stackhouse books in the Southern Vampire Mystery by Charlaine Harris. EXCELLENT!!! Now I haven't read the books because I got so hooked in the show, but when the show comes to an end I will be reading the books. Now for the teaser poster. There will be 12 in all and they will release the new one every sunday night for the next 12 weeks until the new season starts. YAY!

Monday, March 29, 2010


Yesterday was my nephew's birthday party at Incredible Pizza. That was not hard to go there because I do not like pizza. I know weird right, but I don't. Anyhoo, getting to the games: so much fun. That is a blast. I over did it though and got really tired so I had to chill for a while. Me and my nephew that is 18 went and played put put golf and that was hilarious. Moving on.... I have decided that I am not waiting two more days to start mushy foods and I went and got mashed potatoes and gravy for lunch. It was so excellent. I know I'm being bad. It went down fine. One thing that felt so excellent was that everyone was complimenting me on how much smaller I look. I haven't posted it yet but I will tomorrow of how much total I have lost so far with a picture. Until then TATA

Saturday, March 27, 2010


Last night, went to the Jubilee and had a blast. I was laughing so hard my stomach was hurting, but I needed a really good laugh. One of my friends even asked me how I could be around all of them while they were drinking. I told him because wether I'm drinking or not I still can have a good time. Now, that didn't mean I didn't want a drink, but I will get my chance in a few weeks. Jess even got our new drink lined up. It is the Simply Country Orange Juice with Pineapple Juice and then mix that with Malibu. I did however get me some crawfish etouffee which was excellent. Where of course I was only able to eat the juice out of it. but, that was satisfying. Then we went and looked at the tigers they had there. They were so cute. It was very hard walking through the Jubilee with all the food surrounding me but I did it. I even got a sausage on a stick and chewed it up and spit it out. I know gross, but hey atleast I still got the flavor. Today, I went down to Jess's house and she is in the process of moving and I really just watched cause I still can't do anything. I was there for moral support. HAHA. Then when they were taking a break we went to Los Compadres and ate dinner. I got two cheese enchaladas with extra gravy and opened the enchaladas and took out the middle discarded the tortillas and ate the mixture. It was good and filling. So, I am making the best out of everyting until I get to mushy food in 4 days. Until later TATA

Thursday, March 25, 2010


I am in H*ll. I cannot wait till Wednesday of next week. I guess the swelling has gone down in my stomach because I can feel that I am hungry now. But, not wanting to eat anything on the thicker liquids phase because I despise soups. So I have started thinking about other things that are have the consistancy of soup and have come up with alternatives that I will try to eat. Tomorrow we are having a breakfast for a coworkers birthday so someone is making bisquits and gravy for one dish and I was like please make me a little bowl of gravy without any sausage in it so I can eat it. So that was a little comforting knowing I can atleast have that. Then I told my mom that I would cook spaghetti for dinner tonight. That way I can have the sauce. Now, to mention what she also bought at the store while she was getting that. TA~DA I know right one of the things on my "WANT" list. I was so in shock. And, they were staring at me; daring me to eat one, but I didn't. Then I go to bed ofcouse and dream about cheetos. Well I will stop rambling on now and end.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

~Thicker Liquids~

Today, I got to start thicker liquids. For lunch I tried the picture. It wasn't that aweful. It kinda tasted like the juice from spaghetti-o's. It isn't the greatest thing I am ready for next week when I can start mushies. But, I was excited that last night I was able to sleep on my side- such a big improvement from sleeping on my back. Even though it did feel like my insides were moving to the other side when I rolled. LOL! It didn't hurt though. Hopefully today I can go walking and not get soaking wet cause we are supposed to have thunderstorm here today. Does anyone know as you are losing weight how to get rid of the "SPARE TIRE" too. I know that is my main thing I want to get rid of besides my arms. So any suggestions would be great. Oh one last thing if you haven't watched it yet you need to. The Blind Side-saw it last night totally awesome. I can see why Sandra Bullock won the Oscar for her role. It was a tearjearker also. Until later, TATA

Tuesday, March 23, 2010


Yesterday, was the first day back to work. It was alot harder than I thought. I ended up being real nauseous all night. It was ok though because it was a little chilly outside and I asked my mom to make gumbo and she did. It was the best meal I have had this whole time. Well, the roux was the best. I am also going to go by myself some like 3lb. dumbells so that I can work out my arms when I'm just sitting around. I figure that's better than nothing. I am also going to do some walking today becuase I didn't yesterday. I am so terrified about "calling ralph" I heard it is very painful and I don't even want to find out. I know coughing hurts and hiccups hurt more and a sneeze is worse just found that out today. I am ready to be onto solid food so that I can really start excersicing and loosing weight and tone up. I made myself a mini goal that by July 8 I want to atleast loose 50lbs. because that weekend a bunch of my friends and myself are going to New Braunfels. Until Later TaTa

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Monument Inn yum:)

Yesterday was a pretty boring day. I didn't leave the house until late and I went down to Jess's house to celebrate her huband's bday. My entire family except me went to the best place on earth Monument Inn.
They went to celebrate my Dad's birthday. I was going to go but ultimately decided against it for one the car ride I didn't know how I would do with that. When you get there you have to climb stairs so didn't think that would go so well, and then of course is the delicious food. I knew I would have hurt myself with that. If anyone has been there you know what I'm talking about. So, when my parents got home they brought leftovers. They smelled so good. I told my mom to let me smell a stuffed crab my favorite. It smelled divine I just looked at it and said I'll see you in December. HaHa. The bank that I work at always has it annuall Christmas Party at Monument Inn so that is the best. That was pretty much my whole day. Oh, I did get on the scale and found out I have lost another 6 pounds so that was interesting. Until tomorrow.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

You ask I answer

OH, one last thing. Forgot to answer Drazil's questions. Here it goes.
1. If you could be a weather forecast, what would you be and why?

I would have to answer this question as a Cool and Cloudy day with no chance of rain. I would have to say that becuase I would love to be able to be outside more often without being sunburned to death or sweating heavily.

2. If you could be a crayon, what color would you be and why?

It would definatly have to be pink not baby pink but a neon pink. It is just an uplifting color.

3. What is/was your biggest physical goal you want to do when you hit your goal weight?

It's not really a goal but a reward for getting to where I am happy. I don't have a gaol weight I want to be because I haven't been skinny since I was like 9. So my reward would be a tattoo.

4. If you could be any animal, what would it be and why?

This one would be very easy for me it would have to be a tiger. They are so sleek and elegant with all their muscle and power just makes them beautiful and fierce.

5. Just because I’m new to some followers and I’m curious – let’s do a put it out there in black and white stat question.

What was your highest weight? 322
What is your weight now? I haven't got on the scale since surgery day and that was 306
What is your goal weight if you have one? I don't have one
What is your goal size if you have one?
What diet/program/tool do you follow/have if any? Right now it is counting calories but when I get to solid foods it will be a high protein low card diet.
How did you lose the weight current to today? I did the high protein low carb diet

6. What’s your best advice for people in this weight loss journey?

My advice would be do this for yourself. Don't do it for anyone else becuase it won't last.

7. Have you ever shaved your whootananny?

Ok this is the most funny one out of all. I would have to say who doesn't???

Can't believe it!

Sorry haven't posted anything in a couple of days. Not been feeling too well. But, the liquids have been doing ok. Not at all hungry. I don't want to eat period but I know I have to. And today I am getting around alot better than the past two. I'll tell you what though coughing is like 5 people kicking you in the stomach at the same time. I went walking yesterday to get the gas moving around. It really does help. The only part of that that was hilarious was everyone in my family making fun of how I looked when I would walk. They asked me if I was trying to bring the robot back. Laughing is another thing that hurts and that is so hard not to do because I am a compulsive laugher. Pain-laugh joy-laugh scarred-laugh... well you get it I laugh about everything. I didn't think that I would be losing weight so quickly I can really tell in my face that I am losing. I wounder does anyone know of any arm excercises that you can do becuase I don't want my arms to stay big or have the loose skin. Ok. one more thing I told you about my tigers not wanting to leave me alone while I am sleeping. Yeah they still don't. this first pic is of Mr. Kitty:

And, this second pic is of Zoey.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

It has happened:)

Ok, didn't get to post anything yesterday. I was in a lot of pain. The surgery went great. They showed me the pics of it and showed me a pic of my liver and said that I had to go get an MRI cause there was a lump in it. So that's wonderful. NOT! I was the last person yesterday to get sugery so that was cool to see everyone else come out. My bestfriend has a hard time with the coming out of the anestsia(how ever you spell it). I didn't right when I opened my eyes I was wide awake and ready to go home. I don't know about anyone else who has had this procedure done but my vision is so blurry. I can barely see. It's weid, and Gypsy is acting up today. I am still in a lot of pain. Oh, and i have two huge cats Zoey and Mr. Kitty that like to sleep on my stomach so last night was horrible trying to keep them off of me. I'll post some pics later of those tigers. Back to Gypsy, when I was sitting in the recovery room I was thinking what have I done to myself. Hope I wasn't the only one that felt that way. this first pic is of my throat where it got all bruised from the intibation.

This second picture is of the scars.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Dramatic Music dun dun dun LAST DAY :)

Last night went to the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo saw Lady Antebellum. They were amazing. When the group of us left we went through the carnival. That was so hard walking through all the food stands. Especially, when the huge sign is blinking FUNNEL CAKE at me. It was taunting me. HAHA you can't eat me. But, I stayed strong. Then, the next big sign to get me was FRIED OREOS. Fried oreos- oreos are already bad enough for you by themselves then you gotta go and fry them. WHEW WEE my mouth was watering. But, still I fought off the temptation. The only thing I cheated and did was had a sip of coke and two bite of a sausage on a stick. Ha, watch that be worse than the fried oreo. That would be my luck. So onto some band news. The pre-op nurse called me and said that my arrival time is 8:30a.m. After I hung up the phone with him I started crying. It was like I was so excited and couldn't believe that it was actually happing. I thought I would never get it cause I have been tried before and it not happen. Well, until I have a new object in my body. TATA!;) oh and a pic. of me Ashley and Cayla in a trolley to get to the stadium.

Monday, March 15, 2010

R*O*D*E*O :)

Tonight I'm going to see Lady Antebellum at the Houston Rodeo. So excited! Today has been a hard day so far knowing that it is almost surgery day. A lady from the office called to check and see how much weight I have lost and I told her my scale says 19lbs. She said that was great and I was going to be an easy surgery. My sis-in-law is going with my mom and me to surgery, because my mom works 7 on and 7 off and she gets off the mornnig of my surgery so she is going to be tired. For luch we went to a local resturant and I got a salad with steak in it. It was so good. I can't believe in two days I will be consuming nothing but liquids. That is going to be the hardest part for me.

Sunday, March 14, 2010


SO, last night we went out to Rowdy Bucks in crosby, Tx a place me and all my friends like to go to hang out. It was pretty fun for the last weekend before surgery. I was the only one not drinking but you know I don't need to drink to have a good time. It helped though smelling the beer even though I don't like it HAHA! I did figure out one drink I am going to try after the healing time and everything it is Ameretto and pineapple juice. Oh and this time change has really got me crazy. But anyways enough about that. I got on the scale this morning and lost another 2 lbs. so I was excited about that. All of my friends have even said that they can especially noticed in my face and that is so one of my goals :) to not have two faces LOL. And here is a picture of the shorts that I would like to be able to get in.

Friday, March 12, 2010


O.K. Now that I have more time to write something. I wanted to say that this pre-op diet that you have to be on sucks! I already have a list of foods that I want to eat after the band and the weeks of no food.
1. a brownie
2. cheetos
3. banana nut bread
And the list continues but you get the idea. I am just on the count down. And, I don't think that I am going to do good with the two weeks after being banded cause I absolutely loathe soup!! The only thing soup like that I might like is gumbo. So, I asked my mom to make a big pot of it so that I can get the juice out when that comes. My brother and a couple of friends are dieting too. That helps! Today at work they had a big luncheon it is so hard to walk past the break room and not go in and look at the sweets. There is a SOPAPILLA CHEESE CAKE! I know put those two things together and what does that make something DIVINE;) and I smelled it and it was excellent. You know that is what has really helped me during this-smelling the good food- Ok I am goingto go now. Tomorrow is another day. Oh and if anyone was wondering I started the pre-op diet on the 1st of March and weight was 322 and today I weight 305 so I have lost 17lbs. and have 5 days to go. laterz

Both pics are from New Orleans. My last WHOO-RA! In the first pic it is back row my brother John and Brandon and from the left is Amy, Keisha, Me, and Nikki. In the second picture back row is John, my brother John, Brandon, C.J. the front row from left Susi,Ashley, Me, Nikki, Cayla, Keisha, and Brian. Nick is missing cause he was in the store.

Here he is:)


This is my BFF Jess and I we are trying to hide the double chins. I can't wait to not have to do that anymore.


So, the count down is on. I have five days before I get banded. I am getting so anxious. My best friend Jess has already had it done so she has been filling me in on what's to come. I am glad we are doing it together because we are each others encouragement. A couple of weeks before she got her surgery we went out and bought a pair of shorts of the size that we want to be in when we are to our goal and she made me get a *MEDIUM*! I couldn't believe it. HA! So i made her get an x-small. I have them hanging on the wall in my bedroom so that I see them every morning. I tell myself while looking at them one day. :)