Wednesday, July 11, 2001

I seem to be more acutely aware of my size and the way I move lately. And not in a good way. I never had a problem before. I always prided myself in being the most active fat person I or anyone else knew. But now I am always tired and in pain. I have always had a tendancy to hold things in as a defense mechanism until the solution was right in front of my face then OH BOY would I let things out!! I think that what may be happening here. I can see me having the procedure and getting healthy and feeling 110% better so now my body is finally telling me how much it resents me abusing it for so long.

I used to worry about wether or not my insurance would approve this. But this past weekend I realized that I didn't need to. I "named it and claimed it". I have enough people praying about this that it is overflowing. Friends are good. GOD IS GOOD!!!!!

Friday, July 06, 2001

Change is good...positive life changes are the best.

I am no closer to surgery than I was 2 months ago. But I feel like I am an expert already. It seems like I have read every webpage about it. But the best thing I have gained from me pursuing this is that I have joined a couple of online mailing lists about WLS and "met" some wonderful WONDERFUL people already. Its amazing how total strangers can become like family when facing similar challenges and obstacles. Nothing about this is easy. From fighting the insurance companies to physical problems before and after the surgery it is probably the hardest thing a lot of people go through. But from what I have read and heard...the majority of people are thankful that they did it. Its got to be a whole lot easier than carrying 200 extra pounds around with you all the time....right?

Thursday, July 05, 2001

Well...I think this is working for me now. There was something up with my system that wouldn't allow me to post with any consistancy (thus the "test" posts). I go. I made a big decision almost 2 months ago. I decided to persue WLS (Weight Loss Surgery). I am at least 200 pounds overweight and 31 years old. I have been overweight as long as I can remember. As a kid it was hard. As a teen it was torture. As an adult I learned to live with it and even learned to love myself. But The health risks are starting to catch up with me and I am scared that one day I won't be here for my son. So now I start my trip down the long and winding road.

Nothing much has happened so far. I started attending a group session as the first step. The second is an appointment with the patient care specialist. Mine is on July 18th. Then a consult with the sergeon and a laundry list of tests to make sure my body is up for it. Heart, lungs, gall bladder, psyche etc. Then after all that, I need to wait for insurance approval. So when I say long and winding road...I mean it. Then of course comes the recovery and a new way of life.

Wednesday, June 27, 2001


Friday, February 09, 2001

Yes...I know that I haven't posted in ages but I have been working like crazy, camping, spending all my new found money (yeah right) etc. I hope to be more diligent in the future. Besides..I'm not sure anyone is reading this anyway!

Things with the Canadian Cowboy are slow but ok. He called me last week on Monday night at 10:00 which is really strange for him because he's usually asleep by then and he knows I shoot darts on Mondays. But he said he wanted to "chat". So we had a good conversation. We always do. I haven't really talked to him since because he's had a friend visiting from the Great White North. His friend leaves today so it will be interesting to see how long it is before he calls me again.

Work is great! I feel like one of the team already. I fit in nicely here.

Well...more later. I promise!!!

Friday, January 26, 2001

Its OFFICIAL!!! I was offered a permanent position in the company I have been temping for! Not only that but they offered me $3 more/hr than I asked for!! Plus full medical/dental/life insurance for me and 70% for my son (effective immediately) 2 weeks vacation, 10 paid holidays and stock options after 90 days! Does this rule or what!?!?!? I am sooooo thrilled!!!!!

Thursday, January 25, 2001

I'm not quite sure what to say about this site. I just found it extremely funny! The Presidential Palm Helper!

Wednesday, January 24, 2001

Good morning one and all. Ok..the cold is full blown now and seeing as how I am new at my job I can't take a sick day to rest. Life will go on.

I saw this great list of bumper stickers for women today. Here are 2 of my personal favorites:

"Princess, having had sufficient experience with princes, seeks frog." (I love frogs...inside family thing. Plus..hey I'm a Princess!)

"Don't treat me any differently than you would the queen." I would change that slightly by adding "I may only be a Princess but.." at the beginning. That sums it all up for me!

Tuesday, January 23, 2001

Now I'm feeling pretty smart!! I figured out how to change the font size and color on my template!!!! Aren't you just sooooooo proud of me? Now to go get the HTML for Dummies book and teach myself all the stuff I need to know to really be a geek. I REALLY REALLY want to know how to add my e-mail address as a link to the left here...but Jack Saturn hasn't answered my question in the Discussion section of the wonderfulness that is Blooger. Sooooo, if you read this and know how to do the afore mentioned task...PLEASE e-mail me at Even if you don't know how...drop me a line anyway and say that you saw this. It would be nice to know I am not talking to myself!
Good morning all!!! Life is good is it not? It is here except for the start of a cold thats coming on. But could always be worse.

George ?. Bush I wish I knew who in the Clinton staff did this so I could give them all a big high 5!!!!

Monday, January 22, 2001

OK OK OK...I know you're probably as sick of all these "see what your name would be in "enter a genre here" speak...But I relly liked this one. It must be the geek wanna-be in me. The Brunching Shuttlecocks | Toys | C.Y.B.O.R.G.