Saturday, December 5, 2009

I've Been Around

Sorry have been gone for so long. I have been around, just not on here. I have been trying to focus on work, life, and more or less just trying to survive. More or less what I'm trying to say is that I just have not been in that great of a mood. And it really sucks since it is Christmas time and I am trying to hard to be in the jolly mood. Well, fuck that. I'm in a piss poor mood and I have been trying to shield you of that. Well, it's not working.

So let's begin on why I'm in such a shitty mood. Let's start on the obvious. My job. I work in retail and I work directly face to face with customers. And I swear to God some people wake up in the morning and think to themselves, "I'm gonna go to ---- and act like a jackass." It's like peoples brains have melted and leaked out of their freakin' ears. I have never had so many assholes and pricks, (and yes, women can be labeled as an asshole or prick), as I've had this season. I understand that the economy is bad. Oh, believe me...I understand. Just ask to look at my bills. But for the love of God!!!! Just because you dropped a call does not mean that I need to give you a free phone and a month of service for free. Get real! Go blow it up your ass. And don't even let me start about some of the people I work with. Yikes! That is another whole blog. (As you can tell...I had a horrible day and just wanted to share.)

Now let's go onto a more appropriate subject for the title of this blog. I am proud to annouce that I have so far lost a total of 148 pounds. Yay for me!!! I don't fit in any of my clothes and I am so loving it. I love it that my clothes hang on me and people say to me, "Katey it looks like you are wearing a tent." I have told my family to not buy me clothes for Christmas because they won't fit me by my birthday in Febuary. Which by the way I will be turning 30 and I am so not looking forward to that. I can only handle so much and right now my job, my weight loss, and Christmas pretty much have my nerves to tied up right now it looks like they won't ever untangle.

So onto Christmas. What in the hell was I thinking when I decided to have not one, but 2 Christmas parties this year. I must have been drunk. Or asleep when my husband asked to have a party with his old coworkers. So since mid October, my husband has been painting like a fool. For the past year we have been trying to finish the trim and stairway in our livining room. But we are lazy fools. When we come home from work we sit in front of the boob tube and veg out. I am impressed by how much energy my husband has and how much he has accomplished. I just wish that I had enough energy to help him. Yet, back again to my just sucks the life out of me. Oh well, January 2nd will come soon enough.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Fat People Have Feelings Too

Lately, I have been doing very good with my self esteem and self confidence. And then today happened. I don't understand how some people think that they can give unsolicited advice. So here is what happened.

I was at work and we were busier than Wal-Mart on black Friday selling $20 PlayStations, and I get this real ass wipe of a customer. I go up to him, introduce my name, and he starts telling me his whole life story. Now don't get me wrong, I don't mind to listening, but please keep it to the matter at hand.

So by now I am researching this customers account and of course the store is packed and very loud. Didn't help any matters that next to my customer was a couple arguing over who was going to get the upgraded cell phone. ( I love it when wives call their husbands bastards in my store...makes my day). Now apparently I was not reading fast enough because this customer decided to give me a tip. Now these are his exact words. "Katey, write this down. You will want to remember it. Apple. Cider. Vinegar. Pills. They will help you loose those extra pounds you have carrying around. I take them and all my cravings for food went away." Now, as I am listening to this customer say this to me, I am just shocked. I can't believe my ears. I kept thinking, "when did we get on my weight and what gives this guy the balls to even suggest a tip on losing weight to me?" And then my favorite thought crossed my mind. I thought, "how bad can I fuck up this guys account?"

So I calmly locked my computer. Put my hand up in front of the customer to stop his rambling. And politely informed him of this, "Sir, I appreciate your concern over my weight and I do apologize if I offend you in any way. However, in February I had the gastric bypass, and not like it's any of your business, but since then I have lost 115 pounds. I am sure you have heard of this surgery. Now I would appreciate if we could get back to the matter at hand. And by the way,  I wouldn't take any more of those pills if I were you. I heard they cause erectile dysfunction." And I calmly walked to the door that leads to the back room.

I can still feel the fire. I am still so mad at some stupid old man who made a silly little comment to me that was totally unsolicited. He had no right. When I got home this evening and told my husband, he told me to let it go. However, the more and more I thought of it, the more and more I got pissed. How can any human not realize that saying something like that would cause them harm. It hurt my feelings. I harbored this all day. I let him win.

One of my favorite quotes is by Eleanor Roosevelt and she once said, "No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." I have ran that quote in my mind ever since it happened. I pretty much gave him consent and let him get to me. Damn him. I let him effect my whole day. Damn him! May he have diarrhea for a whole day. The really runny kind that burns your asshole.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

My Lousy Life and Other Rantings

So here I am at work havin a shit ton day. Now just to fill you in, I work for a cellular company as a customer service representative. Now most days I enjoy my job, but lately it seems to be a drag. Customers have been real bitches and assholes lately. They act like it is their right to get something, or in most cases everything, free. And they love to yell at me for the littlest thing.
I am currently doing the greeting shift. What is greeting you ask? Ever walked into Wal-Mart and have a geriatric say "welcome to Wal-Mart!" Well that is what I am doing for my company right now. Every single customer immediately hates me. Why? Cause I ask them in nice terms, "what the hell do you want now?" And then let the bitching begin. So on this particular occasion a lady walks in and I ask her the famous question and she takes a deep breath and begins yelling at me about how her husband hates his phone and wants a different one. So then I politely ask her if she brought the box and cables that came with the phone in with her to exchange the phone. (Here comes the funny part). She gives me a look of pure shit and says, "they didn't tell me that I would need it when I called customer support. You all are fu*king assholes I swear!". So you can see my temptation from my next comment. I sweetly ask her, "Miss what store have you ever been able to return an item without the box and original receipt?" Now get this..she doesn't get mad or angry..she laughs. She tells me while laughing and walking out the door that she will be back with the box.
I just don't get people anymore. Maybe I need to get out of retail aspect of the job force. But what jobs are out there now? Now don't get me wrong, I love the company I work for and I cannot see myself leaving anytime soon, but I would love to go back to college and finish my degree for education.
Another thing that just pisses me off about my job is that just today they changed my scheduled hours. My schedule used to be 10-7 everyday and now they moved it to 11-8. Now you are probably thinking, "it's just an hour difference. " But most days I drive an hour to work, so that means I am working the whole freakin day. Just pisses me off.
Of course with working retail, I work retail hours, and that just blows. Don't even talk to me around Christmas time. That is my dreaded holiday.
But what is a girl to do? I am just gonna suck it up, pull up my big girl panties and do it. I am gonna be like the Nike slogan "Just do it". And hopefully a great job opportunity will present itself. Or I will win the lottery. Yeah right, in my dreams.
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Saturday, August 29, 2009

My poor belly button

I had to pee. I had to pee so bad I thought I was going to burst. So off to the bathroom I ran. So as I am sitting on the throne, I start to examine my body. I examine my body all the time now. I look to see where this roll is going and how far I think it can stretch, and usually am amazed at how much my skin can now stretch. But anyway back to the original story. So I take a quick look at my belly button to see how well my incision is healing and low and behold it looks disgusting. The doctors didn't put stitches in it, they glued it shut. And now the glue is not holding anymore and it looks all red and puffy. So I pull the rest of the glue off (and there wasn't much to begin with) and I notice that it is split open. "Just fuckin great", I think. So I have one more hour to go at work and my belly button is split wide open. "Just fuckin great", I think again. Now what the hell am I supposed to do. So I go into panic mode. I pulled my pants back up and run to the medicine cabinet at work. And thank the good Lord above, it is nicely stocked. So I pull out some cleaning wipes, some bandaids, some antibiotic ointment, some medical tape, and some gauze. I run back to the bathroom and take my pants off. I don't want to get anything on them as I am performing surgery on myself and I needed the flexability to be able to move without contriction. So there I am standing in the bathroom at panties...butt ass naked. Nice picture huh? I get myself all cleaned and bandaged up and put my clothes back on and start to leave the bathroom and guess what?!....In my intense rush to fix my belly button, I totally forgot to lock the freakin bathroom door. WHAT THE HELL!!!!! Thank God that no one needed to use the bathroom during my "surgery", they would have had the surprise of their life. So after all that I got to thinking..."should I call the doctor...should I call my aunt the nurse....what the hell do I do now?" So I call my husband and he starts to gag on the phone with me as I am describing my belly button...he's no help. So I text my aunt the nurse and ask her what I should do. I of course have taken a picture of my split belly button and send it to her and she texts me back saying 2 words in caps...CALL DR. So that's what I did. And when his nurse called me back she told me that I did everything right and no she didn't need me to send her the picture by picture message, and if it gets bigger or gets red to go to the ER. So now here I sit at home with 6 bandaids, 1 whole packet of triple antibiotic ointment, and 2 gauze pads on my belly button. You would have thought I had got shot the way I had "bandaged" myself up. My husband laughed his ass off when he looked at it. I didn't think it was very funny.

P.S.. I won't gross you out with the picture. My husband wouldn't even look at it. He such a pussy.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Just some updates

So I know I got stalled again on blogging. Sorry is all I can say. Hopefully I can get better at this and start learning how to blog from my Blackberry. But anyway, let me update on whats been going on shall I?

So two and half weeks ago I woke up at 2:30 in the morning and I was in the worse pain ever. Imagine being in a ring of the UFC kickboxing and getting kicked in the stomach over and over. Not a pretty picture right? So I laid there in bed until my husband woke up to go to work and told him I needed to go see the doctor. Well, with the other symptoms that I have experienced in the past month such as blood in my stool and some abdominal pain, he admitted me into the hospital. So after having CT scans, ultrasounds, an endoscopy, and an anal exam they found out that my gall bladder is full of gall stones, I have a hernia, and to top it all off a hemroid. So much big fun! (Can you smell the sarcasm?) So this past Friday, I had my gall bladder removed. I'm glad it's over, but I am not enjoying the feeling of being uncomfortable and not being able to sleep through the night. So after I had surgery, I ended up having to stay in the hospital for two nights due to me not being able to breathe correctly. I just could not take deep breath. It felt like a band around my chest. So I was on oxygen for the 2 days I was in the hospital. But now that I am home, and on Percocet, I am feeling much better. I am going back to work on Thursday so I better get my butt in gear.

Another update:
I have finally hit the 100 pounds lost!!!! And I am also under 300 pounds now. I never ever ever ever wanna see that number on the scale again! When I got up on the scale and saw that I was 299 I stood there and cried and cried. I cried like a person who just won the lottery. I feel on top of the world. I felt like I could accomplish anything. And I realized that if I want to do something, all I have to do is put my mind to it and I can do anything.

So all in all, everything has been going well. My sister's baby is almost due (October 4th) and we've had her two baby showers that came off amazingly well. Plus she is having a girl and that makes it even sweeter. And I am so excited to be a aunt again!! So once I get the blogging from my Blackberry down pat, I can start to keep up with the blogging aspect of my life.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

So much to do...vent a little....

I am horrible at this blogging thing. I know that I am supposed to do it more often, but then I get caught up in life. You all have it. It's like an infection that blisters and bleeds. Its laundry, dishes, cleaning, working, and trying to fill in a little of summer fun.

So a little update:....drumroll please.......I am now at 97 pounds lost. I am just so thrilled! I can harldy wait to see the 100 pounds lost. And then when I get to under 300 pounds I am gonna take a picture and I want to never see that number again on the scale.

I have been working so hard, watching what I eat and pushing myself a little harder each day. Since my little accident with my knee, I have been afraid to walk. But I am hoping that one of these days I will be inspired enough to get back out there.

So about my job. Now don't get me wrong, I love my job. I love the people that I work with, but I don't love the customer base. They are the whiniest, bitchiest, tantrum to get their own way people. Sometimes I just want to scream at them and say, "This is not freakin Burger King, you can't have it your way!" I am sorry that it is my fault that you don't have a cell phone signal in your house. Apparently it is my big bertha ass hovering over your house and blocking all the signal. I'm sorry. I apologize more at work than I ever have. I believe in what I sell and love the business that I am in. But hell, do they have a school to teach people to be assholes? Sorry for the little vent. I guess being off work for 2 days has given me time to reflect and to realize that I don't want to go back tomorrow. I don't like the feeling of not wanting to go to work. I used to love work.

So basically the moral of the story is this. That person that is serving you today is someones daughter, son, mother, father, sister, brother, and friend. How would you like if someone treated them like crap? I live by the golden rule. Treat others how you would want to be treated.

Monday, June 22, 2009

I have been lost...sorry

Sorry it has been a long time since I have completed a blog. I have been busy with work, getting myself hurt, and trying to get over some personal emotional pains.

Just doing a little update for you all out there who thought I must have been abducted by aliens. As of today I have lost a grand total of (drum roll please.....) 83 pounds. I am feeling great and looking great. It is so nice to have people who haven't seen me in a while say to me, "WOW Katey you look great!" It just really boosts my confidence and my self esteem. I am really starting to feel better about myself. I don't make fun of myself and I don't put myself down as much as I did before. I always thought that if I made a joke about my weight before someone else did I more or less beat them to the punch. I thought it would not hurt as much if I did it myself. But what I didn't realize it that I started to believe what I was saying. Which all in all is worse than having someone else make fun of you.

But now that I am down to 321 pounds and so close to being under 300 pounds, which by the way, I have not been under since I was 17. I am noticing things that are helping my mental image of myself. I notice that my legs are not as ghastly as they used to be. They are looking a little slimmer and not as bumpy. (Yeah, a great mental image for you.) My face is the huge improvement. I smile a lot more. I look good when I smile. Here is a pic of my husband and I at Kelley's Island a couple of weekends ago. I had my hair back in cute little pigtails.

I like having my picture taken now, and I take my own picture all the time now.

But back to back in May I went for a walk after I got home from a stressful day at work and I went by myself. I didn't wait for my husband and I wore my new Teva sandals. So here are my 2 mistakes...not waiting for my husband to go with me and wearing sandals. So after a good 20 minutes of huffing and puffing and jamming to music, I turn the last corner near my house and I started to slow picture this....I am walking on the sidewalk and right next to the sidewalk are these huge shrubs and one the of the shrubs has a limb that is hanging in my way so as I come up on the hanging limb, I grab the limb to move it out of my way and casually step into the grass and didn't realize that it was soggy muddy grass and slip and fall down. Now when I fell down I didn't just fall..I fell down on my knee on the raised corner edge of the broken sidewalk. So now I am trying to turn over and I am lying in a puddle of soggy muddy grass. I am more worried about my cell phone than I am my throbbing knee. As I turn over like a under cooked egg (all floopy and falling apart since I was crying), the owner of the house comes out and asks my if I am okay. I tell him, "nooooooo I am not okay. I think I sprained my knee." Then he askes me if I need help up. I laugh and tell him I didn't think that he was going to be able to help me. Then he tells me he is going to bring the car around. All I could think of was that he was going to try to pull me up with his car. I didn't want to embarass myself anymore than I already had. So by the grace of God, I got up on my good knee and just raised. I actually think that God was there and he put his hands under my arms and pulled me up. So now I am jumping home on one leg and my back side is soaked wet with mud and grass. I have grass in my mud soaked hair and I have dirt streaked on my face mixed equally with my tears. As I reach my house and went through the door, I totally let my sobs go. I forgot I had stairs. My husband must have heard me crying cause the next thing I knew, he threw open the door and asked, "what happened to you?" I just cried harder. I just put my head on his stomach and cried like a little girl. He helped me up the stairs and helped me strip my clothes off and then he helped me to the recliner so I could sit down. He saw my knee and said, "Holy Shit!" I looked down and I had blood oozing down my right leg and a huge gash in my knee right on my knee cap. So off to the ER I go. After getting stitches near the bone, I have to get 3 stitches to hold the skin together. I was on crutches for 4 days and then was just limping around for a month. It is now healed up and I am walking fine. Thank God.

Update on "Bucket List" ~ I can now sit in booths are resturants with no problem. I actually have plenty of room between the table and my belly. I am so excited. Now when my husband and I go out to eat we always sit in a booth. Loviiiin it!

So I am going to try to do updates more often. So stay tuned.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Kelley's Island

So took a little break from blogging and focused on work and myself and realized that I am getting better at watching what I eat and watching my moods. Today off all days was a crappy one. I wanted to share my little mini vacation that I had this weekend with my hubby.

On Friday morning we woke up around 7:45 to start to pack and to start the anticipation of the fun filled weekend ahead. I had packed the night before so I more or less had to just get my husband to wash his clothes and get them packed. Our friend Ray was going with us and he met us at our house at 10:45. So finally around 11 am we were Wal-Mart to get food and supplies. Around $80 bucks later we were on our way ... to my work to get a disk for my laptop so that I could get on the internet while we were on the island. Then we were really on our way.

The ride to Marblehead to get on the Kelley's Island Ferry is about an hour from where we live and I just enjoyed the ride. The sun was shining and it was a beautiful day. After we drove on the Ferry, which does take vehicles, it was only a 20 minute ride to the island.

Once we got on the Ferry, I just started to let the stress of work, money, and life wash away and I told myself I didn't want to think about anything stressful or worrisome. I was just going to let the island wash away my worries. And it worked.

We got to our condo and our other friends, Nick and Diane, were already there and they were out driving around the island. I was so excited for later that night when our friends Denny and Susan were going to meet up with us at the bar Bag The Moon. Denny is a DJ (click here for his website) and he was playing Friday and Saturday night. Now Saturday was the Kentucky Derby and I knew a big party was coming. And of course I forgot my big floppy hat. Dang!

Here is a picture of some ladies and their hats!

(Here is a picture of Bag The Moon Bar)

Here is a picture of Denny and Susan (we call them Mom and Dad):

Here is a picture of Nick and Diane with their mustaches. (Mustache story: Denny is Mexican and he does a character called "Julio". "Julio" wears a mustache and tells funny jokes and stories. So we all have mustaches and play along with it. Like my husband has a t-shirt that says on the back "Julio's Son", mine says "Julio's Son's Ho", and Susan's says, "Julio's Ho". It is our favorite part of the night.)
So we unpacked our stuff and we went to go have dinner at the bar as they were having all you can eat fish. Now I don't do the all you eat anymore so I had a gyro and I pretty much ate half. My husband ate the rest. But is was oh so good. Then Denny started playing. I love to hear him sing. He also plays the guitar and sings all kinds of songs. I could listen to him for hours. I have told my husband on many occasion that I would rather listen to Denny sing a song than the original artist. He just laughs at me.

So the weather started getting a little chilly and of course I was feeling a little frisky so I had a strawberry shot. Now a strawberry shot is a big strawberry that is holed out and a strawberry ligquer is poured in it and topped with whipped cream. Of all things that are holy these are the best things! They are sooooo good. So of course after my second one, I realized that I do get drunk a lot faster. Boy was I feeling good. I was lettin loose. I was dancing like I haven't danced in years and of course Susan was there to take pictures. And no I am not posting them and she promised me that she would not put them on Denny's website. (Susan you better not even think about it!)
So Saturday morning came and we again went to the bar for breakfast, yes we ate food and didn't drink our breakfast. I had half a breakfast sandwhich. Now we all have this running joke that once you eat, check your watch and pray to God that you can make it to a bathroom in the next half hour. I think the reason for the dumping is because the grease they use. It is like car oil. Actually I do believe it is car oil now that I think about it.

So for the rest of the afternoon we drove around for a little bit and went to see the glacial grooves, the beach, and of course the house that we want to buy when we win that damn lottery. But enough of daydreaming.

After we were done driving around and seeing the sights, my husband let me go through the shops. And I love going through the shops. But I was dissapointed. They haven't got all their new items in for the summer seeing as this was the opening weekend for Kelley's Island. I was so sad. So I went back to the condo and veg'd and read my book.

And later that night we had a little surprise birthday party for my husband Kristian. He turned 27 on April 26th. I decorated a 3 layer german chocolate cake for him. Now I didn't have any cake and I was really wanting some, but I didn't want to miss the bar by being in the bathroom trying to get rid of it. So no cake for me.

Now that night at the bar was a whole new story. The place was packed. I have never seen so many people. They ran out of all beer and strawberry shots. And of course we had some fights and some people got arrested. Oh well. What a night!

Here is a picture of the empty cooler:

So the funny story of the next day was as we were leaving the island we decided to drive around once more and just see the sights one last time. So we are on a dead end road and my husband is trying to back up to turn around and BAM! he backed into a freaking tree. Now we drive a Lincoln Navigator and it is my baby so of course I freaked out and jumped out of the truck while yelling at my husband. I run to the back of the truck and of course, no damage. Now if I would have been the one backing up the bumper would have been pushed in and the back window would have busted out.

Here are some random pictures from the weekend:

(Ray and I at the bar)

My hubby and Me:

Some crazy drunk guy with a stuffed horse around his neck.

Awww someone is tired at the end of the night. He actually was snoring!

On the way home, I feel asleep and as soon as we pulled in the driveway I woke up and all the worrys came right back. Ugh I hate real life. Why can't I win the lottery?


So all in all, I have been doing great and losing weight. I have lost 60 lbs and my pants are starting to fall down. In fact, last week I was walking outside of work and I stepped on the hem of my pants and pulled my pants down to my kness. Thank God no one was around, but I bet the security camera saw me. Oh well. They got a show. I feel so good. I have more confidence and have so much more energy. I can bend over now and still breath. I do it just to see how long I can go before I go lightheaded. (Right now my record is 5 minutes). People up at Kelley's probably thought I was doing yogo or something because I did it on the back deck. Just me, bending over, looking at my watch to see how long I could go. I am dumb. I know. You're laughing now. It's okay. You can.

So the food that I have been addicted to lately is the tuna and crackers packages for lunch. It is the perfect size. It has six crackers and a little can of tuna and a small tube of low fat mayo. It is so easy and it fits in my purse. Now I know a small child could fit into my purse (I actually did put a baby in my purse just to see if she would fit. She did.) but I am just saying that if you had a small purse, it would still fit. I love these things. They are so good and fill me up and a great source of protein. Yea for protein! I have been trying to eat more meat and less carbs. Fruit is still bothersome for me unless it is in a yogurt and I am so burnt out on yogurt that I just haven't been able to bring myself to eat it lately. So no fruit for me. But all in all I am doing great. Lovin life and lovin to win the lottery!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

I'm Back!!!

Sorry that it has been so long since I have last blogged. I have just been busy with going back to work and reading the Twilight series. I am soooo in love with Edward Cullen. If I was not a happily married woman, I would so be his stalker. I am on the third book and just addicted to them. I just cannot put them down. Here is a pic of Edward from the movie:

See, what did I tell you. He is just so dreamy. Yeah, I did say dreamy. I can't wait until the next movie is out. Each book just gets better and better. If you haven't read them yet, you must! I demand it. When you do read them, let me know how you like them.

But on to bigger and better things. Update time!!! Yes, I know you have been waiting for it. So I have been stuck in my 350's for a while and been very disappointed. I figured it would go faster, but then just yesterday I weighed in at 350 and then today I weighed myself again and I weighed in at a very cool 348. I am so happy. I was so excited and so proud of myself and I just stood there and cried. I was going to take a picture of it, but I haven't had my toenails done in a while so maybe my next goal. So now my new short term goal is 300 lbs. And I am working harder than ever to get there. But while I was stuck in the 350's I was looking for some inspiration to help me get my butt in gear and I found this picture:
Everytime I see this picture I just laugh to myself and think I came this far I can do anything. Plus the fact is that I hate Dr. Phil and believe he is devil's spawn so it makes me angry and makes me want to prove him wrong. So it works for me. Hope it makes you laugh.

Next update is that my clothes are really starting to not fit. And I am soooo loving it. I have to hold my pants up when I walk and my shirts are really looking baggy and sloppy on me. My husband even remarked to me that he wishes I would not wear my favorite sweatshirt out anymore because it is so big on me. Although it made me mad that he would say anything like that, but then it made my day that he is actually noticing also. Little milestones..gotta love em'.

My food intake is much better. I have found my favorite food is tuna and I love buying those lunch packs that come with tuna, crackers, and low fat mayo and I make a meal out of that. It's quick and easy. Plus it has great protein and it fills me up. I have been struggling with some fruit like oranges and pinapple and I really miss them. But for some reason the acid in those fruits make my pouch feel tight. On Easter I made my favorite Jell-O salad. It is lime jello with pinapple, cream cheese, and pecans. It is so yummy that I made some more for this week. I of course use sugar free lime jello and low fat cream cheese and it makes a great healthy snack full of protein from the cream cheese. YUMMY! Here is the recipe:

Katey's Lime Jell-O Salad

2 boxes of sugar free Lime Jell-O
1 can of crushed pinapple
1 cup of chopped pecans
1 box of low fat cream cheese

Make the jello-o according to box. Let set for 3 hours. In large mixing bowl put in the jell-o and the cream cheese. Mix with a mixer until creamy smooth with some chunks of cream cheese showing. Put mixture into a suitable dish and mix in pecans and pinapple and put back into refrigerator to set over night.

I eat this for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and I just love it. I hope you like it to. I am starting to experiment a little more with my food choices and still making sure that everything that I do eat is low fat, low sugar, and low carbs. I am feeling better, more healthier, and have much more energy. I am also sleeping better. My boobs are not getting in the way of my airways anymore. Not that they are disappearing (Thank You God!) but they are getting just a tit bit smaller (I even make myself laugh, ha ha ha).

So you remember that my last blog was the night before I was to return to work? And do you remember how nervous and sad that I was going back to work? Well, it wasn't so bad. I didn't realize how much my coworkers missed me and how much I was actually needed at work. It made me feel good that on my day back to work people were exclaiming how much I had changed and how good I looked. I guess I really needed that.

I am the type of person that needs attention and needs compliments. I am learning a lot about myself and I am finding that I really didn't like the person I had become when I was heavier. I was angry all the time and I was hateful towards people because of all the hatred I had towards myself. I am working on myself one day at a time and I am becoming a much happier me. I was told the other day by a customer that he can tell real beauty by someones smile and how geniune it is. He said, "you are very beautiful inside and out." I was a little taken aback, but I looked in his eyes and just smiled because I am finally feeling beautiful inside and I guess my outside is finally catching up.

~Highlights of my day~

1. Answered the phone at work today and got 3 new activations with 2 Blackberrys out of it. Rock on!
2. Waking up this morning with a smile on my face. Must have been dreaming about Edward.
3. And last but not least, weighing in at 348. Stoked!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009


Mother Nature hates Ohioans. It is April 7th and we have 3 inches of snow on the ground. On Sunday, I heard that there was a chance for snow but I laughed it off. Then yesterday, some snow showers started and I still thought, "okay a will go away. It won't stick". Boy was I wrong.

So I started to think...maybe mother nature is playing a trick on us and she is going to start reversing our seasons. So maybe next week we are going to have leaves on the ground, then we will go to summer and then spring. Or maybe we are just going to be like Alaska now and have winter all the freakin time.

am so sick and tired of the whiteness. Is it ever gonna end?????? I am gonna move to California or Florida. Oh, and hey mother nature...we hate you too.

The scene from my living room window.

Mini Epiphanies

I woke up this morning with a dreadful feeling in my stomach. I wasn't sick or having issues with my surgery. I knew that today was my last day before returning to work. I have been off work since February 20th and have pretty much enjoyed every minute of it. I had such big plans for my time off. I wanted to start writing my romance novel. I wanted to get my house in order. And I wanted to of course recover from surgery. As I thought about what I had planned, I wish I could start over. I wouldn't even mind going through the whole surgery again.

But now that the whole pity party is going on...I have started to not follow my eating guidelines. Why you ask. Well, I have noticed that I am starting to get hungry and I am sick and tired of eating pudding, jello, yogurt, and soup. I am having cravings and I don't like it one bit. And it has showed. I am stuck at 359. And I don't like it one bit.

So today I chewed my own ass and made myself a pact. I am going to start a food diary and I am finally going to start working out. I have been so lazy and have done nothing. I am ashamed. I have been given this great gift of a tool to help me lose weight and what have I done with it? Not a damn thing. I hear the pity party dying down and the whips snapping.

Well, my mother had her gastric bypass on April Fools Day and she is doing great. I am so proud of her. This past Sunday my husband and I went down to visit her and I took my "WLS book" down to compare to hers. And of course my loving husband informed my mother and mamaw (yes, I have a mamaw) that I have been a bad girl. So my mother chewed my ass and I pretty much deserved it. Although, I didn't let on that I deserved it, I pretty much acted like a child and threw a fit.

So now starting my food diary and work out diary. I made an excel file. Yep, I am a geek. And I am vowing to myself and to you that I am going to give it all I've got to enter my food and my exercise into it. It is a pretty awesome excel file. If you wish to have it or see it, send me your email address and I will email it to you. I am also starting a journal. I had a friend the other day tell me that she thinks the reason why I haven't lost more weight is because I have been so heavy for so long that I don't know how to be thinner and that my weight is like a security blanket for me. And the more I thought about what she said the more she makes sense.

How do you go from being fat to skinny? All my life I have prevented myself from doing so many things that I just marked them out of my life. So I am writing down a bucket list...which I find so funny. Bucket. Get it? (Another term for butt is bucket) I am going to make a list of things I have never been able to do because of my bucket and I am going to mark them off as I do them. (I am just having a epiphany today).

My Bucket List:
1. fit easily into a booth in a restaurant
2. sit in a stadium seat without hurting
3. be able to fit into a tiny sports car and not have to do the "lean and pull"
4. look good in a full length picture (and feel comfortable about it)
5. go to the movies and not have to move the armrest up
6. be able to go on a trip in an airplane

That is just the beginning to My Bucket List. So today is technically the last day of freedom and the first day of the rest of my life.

*Highlights of today*

~Finalizing the dairies in excel file
~Watching all day America's Next Top Model (I got sucked in)
~Updating my address book and birthday list

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Just sittin' in the hospital

Okay so I will be blogging little snipets all day today. My mom is having her gastric bypass at Riverside in Columbus, OH today. So we are sitting here in the waiting room waiting for her name to be called to go back for her surgery.

I have never seen so many people in a waiting room before. I mean that there has to be at least 100 people in here. And this is a cramped waiting room. I am relieved to find a table and some chairs for all of us to sit together. My husband just asked, "I've never seen so many people before. What the hell all they all here for?" I replied, "They heard you were coming today." He gave me that look. You know that look that says you're so funny. All I can say is thank God for wifi. At least I have something to do to keep me occupied. I figure 3 hours for surgery, 1-2 hours in I have a good 5 hours to waste. I did bring some work with me today so maybe I will work on that.

So while I'm just sitting here with my dad, my husband, my mamaw, and papaw listening to my dad tell funny jokes, I'm trying to get my dad's hair to lay down. I asked him if he combed it this morning and he said that mom told him that it looked fine. Well he looks like he just went through a wind tunnel. So I am trying furiously to make it look halfway presentable. Finally I just ask him, "do you ever look in a mirror?" His hilarious reply was, "what's that?" So funny. I don't think he shaved this morning either. Ugh what a great start to a long day.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Just Ramblin' On

Okay so I know I have not done a blog in a much stuff has gone on. I was out of town for a while for my grandpa's funeral. My husband and I drove to my parents last Monday night and we didn't get back until last Wednesday night. Yeah, been a little depressed and not feeling up to even starting up the laptop to get one polished off.

So I am doing a little update for you on how I am doing. Well, I am proud to say that I have lost 44 lbs and I am now at 360. I am a little disappointed that I haven't lost more. I was at 369 on March 9th and I am like WTF! (Mom and Martha I am trying to clean up my language...just for you...but don't expect much! :) Ha ha ha).

Anyway, today was a good day. I didn't get to bed until 4:30 this morning because I was just not tired. Ever have one of those nights, where you are just too wired too sleep and your brain will not shut off? You lay in bed listening to your husband snore and wish that you were asleep so you didn't have to listen to him. (Well it would work for you if you have a husband that snores...just go along with me okay?) So I stayed up and Googled every freakin website out there for baby showers. I am having one for my sister hopefully in July if she can make it. (Crossing my fingers).

But back to my day...I woke up at 10:30 and my brain kickstarted like an old Ford truck. You know the ones that have the muffler broken and it's really loud. So loud that I was praying for coffee to magically appear in the shower. And while you are wondering on that...Yes, I have drank coffee in the shower. I am a diehard coffee drinker.

Standing under the sizzling spray of boiling water in the shower, I started my agenda for today. Drop off library books (hope that they are not past due), try a snack wrap from McDonald's and see how it goes down (Yep just call me the Gambler), get gas, go to work and pick up my new cell phone and visit my peeps whom I have missed terribly, go to bank and request new atm card cause my is jacked up, get nails done, pick up new contacts, ship my brother-in-laws jacket that somehow ended up in my truck, also ship Mallory's Easter bag of treats (which included a chicken that poops bubble gum....AWESOME!!! she will love it!). So I have a full day.

Did I get it all done? Nope. But I did get most of it done. I didn't realize how much I missed my peeps at work. I walked in and felt love. Now just to give you a little backgroud on me....if I don't see you for a while I pretty much squeal with delight at the sight of you face. I spent most of my afternoon there. Catching up on gossip and looking at new phones and finding out the new policies that rolled out. I wanted to check my email but...what the heck..that can wait for another day. I also got my schedule and found out that I go back to work on April 8th. So the only thing I didn't get done was go to the bank. I guess that can wait for tomorrow.

*Highlights for today*

~Getting to read a juicy magazine at the nail salon.

~Seeing my peeps after 5 weeks. Getting a jump start on my sqealfest.

~Snack wrap from McDee's went down ggggoooooddddd. Could only eat half then saved rest for later.

***Listening to Jamey Johnson - She's All Lady******

Monday, March 23, 2009

Happy 1 Month Annverisary To Me!

I woke up this morning and realized that today is March 23rd. And I thought to myself, "Today is my one month anniversary of having surgery. It's been 4 weeks and I am now allowed soft foods. Yea!" So I got out of bed and I am starting laundry and packing bags to go to my parents for my grandfather's funeral. As I am doing all of this I check my cell phone for messages and notice that my aunt has sent me a text saying that if I want to write and/or read a personal note at Grandpa's funeral I can. Now I am at a loss. I have so many things going on in my mind that I have no idea what to say or even if what I want to say is what I want others to hear also. I will have to think about it. But nevertheless, I am going to try enjoy my day and enjoy my scrambled eggs that I made for myself for breakfast.

Steamy Buddah Balls

Yeah saw this website on eggface and wondered..what the hell so I went and tried it. And it is hilarious! Go try..My name is Steamy Buddah Balls. Nice.

Try it for yourself...The Original Gangsta Name Generator.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Spots all over!

So backtracking a couple of days here and wanting to tell you about a serious condition that I hadthis week that put me in the emergency room for 5 hours. I had hives over 90% of my body. And I really have no idea why I had them. Now my husband and I think that I am allergic to the new protein shake that I purchased from my dietitian. So I am not drinking that anymore. But what happened was on Thursday the 26th I had some itchy spots in the morning and they seemed to grow. I got scared and had my doctor paged around 10pm and asked him. Now, my doctor is a very good doctor but he has no personality whatsoever. He must have missed that class in med school. Didn't get much out of him so my husband and I went to Walgreen's to pick up some Benadryl and some cortozone cream. When we got home I took a cold shower and took the Benadryl and my husband gave me some pain medication and slathered my body with the whole tube of cortozone cream. I went into la la land and fell asleep. So Friday morning came and I felt like I drank a 12 pack and tried to sleep it off. I had a cotton filled head and a sand paper tounge. My husband called me and asked me how I looked. I stood up and looked in the mirror and noticed I still had some on my back and tummy. After I got off the phone with him, I put some clothes on and went down stairs. I called my nurse and asked her what I should do. She told me that I was doing the right thing by taking the Benadryl and Cortozone cream. So I got off the phone with her and went to the kitchen to fix my breakfast and I just could not stop scratching. I ran into the dining room which has mirror doors into the office and I stripped and I could have just cried. I was covered. My neck, legs, belly, butt, arms, pitties, scalp, and ears! I then proceeded to take pictures and sent them to my mom and husband. I called my nurse back and told her (this all happened within 10 minutes) and she said that the doctor could not see me today, but if they got worse to go to the ER. So I waited for my husband to come home so I could show him. I could not believe it. THEY GOT WORSE...MUCH MUCH WORSE. They got bumpy and started growing into one another so I drank some more Benadryl and slathered on some more cortozone cream and fell asleep on the couch. My husband came home and apparently didn't think to wake me to check to see if I was alive and went upstairs to bed. So I woke up around 7:30 pm and went upstairs to see him and show him and...THEY WERE WORSE. So I made my husband take some pictures and off we went to the ER. I had my husband take me to St. John Westshore Hospital ER (which is about 20 minutes from our house) because I didn't want to spend all night at Elyria Memorial Hospital (which is like right down the road from our house). We got to the hospital at 9 pm and I was not in good condition. I was shaking, cold, and my skin was on fire. I was out of it. I could hardly stand and when we walked into the ER I almost passed out at the desk and good thing that fast thinking nurse had the insight to put a wheelchair under my butt when she did because down I went. So we sat there for a while and I held my little white puke bucket because I was feeling a little pukey. When a doctor was finally able to see me, they all about shit. They said that this was the worst they have ever seen. They immediately started an IV (took them 3 tries) and gave me some steroids and some big time Benadryl and some liquids cause I was having a hard time drinking. I feel asleep and woke up about 1:45 am and they checked on me and they were pretty much gone. They gave me some prescriptions for Steroids and sent me on my merry way. As of today they are pretty much gone with the exceptions of a spot here and there but mostly gone. I am totally not convinced that it was the protein shake but I am not drinking that anymore. Hopefully it doesn't happen ever again. Here are some pictures of my spots.

Is that a tranny over there?

Sorry it has been a while since I have last wrote a blog. Boy do I have a lot of catching up to do. So last weekend (14th & 15th) my mother and I drove out to Harrisburg, PA to visit my sister and her family. They live in Drexel Hill, PA which is close to Philadelphia. So technically we meet them half way. It was nice to see my niece Mallory again since I had not seen her since last February when my aunt died. Speaking of dying, my grandfather just died last night. Like I told you a lot of shit happened in a short time. Anyway back to my niece. She is just great. I love her so much. She is 9 going on 20. So smart and such a whippersnapper. Yeah I said whippersnapper. Here is a picture of her:
Adorable isn't she. It was nice to be able to relax and enjoy the weekend with my sister and learn some more stuff about the surgery from her since she had it two years ago. By the way, she is pregnant now with her second child. I am so excited. I secretly wish for her to have another girl. So that I may have the only boy in the family. I know I am going to hell for it. Oh well. Plus the fact that if they have a boy, her husband Sebastian wants to name him Frank for his father. Ummmm, yeah okay. Please dear God let it be a girl. Anyway, here's the funny part of the weekend..

As my mom are getting closer to the hotel that we are staying at my phone rings and it is my sister Jenny. Here is the coversation that we had:

Me: Hello, what's up?
Jenny: Can mom hear me?
Me: Umm no I don't think so why?
Jenny: Okay I am going to tell you and you have to prepare mom.
Me: Oh Jesus Christ. Now what?
(Mom in background..."What the hell now?")
Jenny: Okay Sebastian, Mallory and I are standing here at the front desk signing in and Sebastian starts to look around and asks me if a woman standing over at the banquet entrance is really a guy.
Me: Well...
Jenny: Well, they are having a transgender/transvestite conference this weekend.
Me: Holy Shit.
(Mom in background..."What..what...whaaaaattttt?")
Jenny: So you have to prepare Mom so she doesn't freak out.
Me: Okay I will call you back later...(laughing so hard I have tears coming down my cheeks)
Jenny: K' Bye...

Here is the conversation with my mom

Me: Okay mom...
Mom: Just tell me...what now?
Me: Well....they are having a transgender/transvestite conference at our hotel this weekend.
Mom: WHAT?!?!?
Me: I gotta call Kristian
Mom: Your Mamaw is gonna love this! Shit I gotta call your dad!

So we get to the hotel and as I am driving around to find a parking spot, low and behold...there sitting on the steps with his/her legs open showing all his/her "stuff" is a lovely woman. Now I knew that it was a guy dressed as a woman, but apparently my mother had a hard time distinguishing. She kept asking me all the time, "Is that one?" While we were unloading the car with my 7 bags (yeah, fat people pack a lot..our underwear take up one know granny panties) my mom then looks at me with the upmost perplexed look on her face and she asks me, "What if they look at me and think that I am one?" I just about shit my pants right there in the parking lot.

Well, I was ready to give out some makeup tips and hair help. Let me tell you, I was disappointed. This must have been a starter transgender conference. Now imagine this...rusty red hair that is permed to the hilt and then brushed out, bright red painted lips, adam's apples, 5 o'clock shadow, salvation army hooker clothed, manly walking newbies. I just about threw up. I did a little in my mouth when my niece and I were in the pool and a "lady" walked in and had a one piece on and it showed a very "manly" package. All I can say is PLEASE SHAVE YOUR JUNK!!! If you are going to be it all the way.

Anyway, as we were loading our stuff back into our car, a "couple" walked out and Mallory would not stop staring. And then they started kissing. And I am not talking about a little peck. I mean "get a room and start humping" kissing. Mallory looks at me and asks, "Those are really two guys right?" I then proceeded to cough on my apple juice and bring a little up my nose. It was great.

Then on our way home, my mom looks at me and says, "You know...that hotel should have warned us that they were having that conference this weekend." I looked at her and said, "Yeah mom, what they hell would they have said, "Umm, are you attending our transgender/transvestite conference that weekend?" Mom then said, "Well it would have been nice to let us know before hand instead of trying to figure out who was who." Okay mom.

(Please note: I am not sexist or racist. I love my gays just as much as you love yours. Just a funny moment in my life and telling it.)

So that was the great weekend. I had a blast with my niece and seeing my sister's growing belly. It was a nice relaxing weekend. Then we came home.

St. Patrick's Day was a good day then turn shitty. I was having major issues with hunger and then being full really fast. I could not decided what the hell I wanted to eat. And I was noticing that I would jump down your throat if you kept me from food. Well, my husband and I went out to see our friend Denny Michael's DJ in Avon Lake at a huge St. Patty's Day party. So off my husband and I go. We are being lovey dovey and we are just having a good time. Then we get to the party and I am getting really hungry. So I look at the menu and notice not a damn thing on there for me to eat. So I thought to myself, okay I will ask the waitress and see if they have applesauce, pudding, or cottage cheese. When I finally got one to come to our table she looked like she just ate a piece of shit and got some on her upper lip. Now I was once a waitress for 3 years and never in my waitressing career did I ever come to a table with a shitty look on my face. She didn't even say hello, what the fuck do you want, are you gonna order now, nothing...she just looked at me. So I asked her nicely if she had anything for me to eat...she said no...then I said okay I will just have the chicken...then she yells to everyone "WE ARE OUTTA CHICKEN". I then decided okay bitch I'm gonna go to taco bell and get some refried beans. So I stand up and ask my husband "where are the keys?" He gets mad that I am leaving to go to Taco Bell and I proceed to tell him that if she is gonna be a cunt (yeah don't like that word anymore than you but if you act like one, expect to get called one) then I am going to go to Taco Bell and get me some fu*kin beans and maybe some potatoes. He grabs my arm to keep my from leaving and I proceed to jerk my arm away from him and scream, "I am fu*kin' hungry let me go." And storm out and drive to Taco Bell. And then it happened....I stopped at Speedway and bought a pack of cigarettes and a lighter.

Now, I lit one and stared at it and just inhaled the smoke which did smell like shit. And then I took a puff and waited. Nothing. Damn. I was so hoping for that feeling I used to get. Now if you smoke or have smoked you know what feeling I am talking about. That feeling of your blood slowing down and that light headed feeling. Now I have only done marijuana once with my sister and threw up so many times that I never wanted to do it again. But cigarettes...OH GOD! I loved smoking. I loved the feeling. I couldn't care less if I smelled or my clothes smelled. Or if I had bad breath. I loved that fast acting stress reliever. Now, I made the stupid mistake of telling my husband when I got back to the party. I know, I am a dumbass. Because he then proceeded to tell me that I am not smoking (he is telling me this while he is smoking a cigarette) and he is going to tell my doctor on Wednesday at my 3 week follow up. Now that made me stop and think. Damn...he is really going to do it. And by God...he did.

Wednesday, March 18th 3:00. Doctor Ben-Meir's office. My husband asks the doctor, "What is going to happen to her if she should smoke?" Dr. Ben-Meir replies, "Well, what happens is that she will get an ulcer and be in pain." Just freakin great. Now I don't anticpate smoking all the time, but at moments like when I really really really need one, I am gonna smoke one. Now a few can't hurt I am thinking. Or I will just do a Bill Clinton and not inhale. Ha ha ha...I wanna inhale so hard that I suck the cigarette right down in my lungs. Sorry, bad picture.

Anyway, while they are weighing me I notice that they have my starting weight at 396. I looked at my nurse and said that's not right. My starting weight was 404. The nurse looks at me like I am crazy and asks me, "So you want to be heavier?" I replied, "Well I would like the correct starting weight to be down." She replies, "Yeah, okay." I then proceed to call her dumb bitch under my breath.

Then my worst fear happens on March 21, 2009 at midnight. My beloved grandfather dies. Now I know that this is the best for him, but you know deep down you always wish that they will go back to the way they used to be. Tall, handsome, funny and full of life. Instead of delirous and just not all there. He would talk to plants and his socks. The last time I went to go see him was his birthday on March 7th. He asked every couple of minutes for us to put his bow tie on him and to get his commanders coat. We tricked him and told him that my Uncle John had it in his car and he was in Columbus for a masonic meeting. I thought it was funny then. Now that I look back I wish I would have stayed for a few more minutes and gave him one more hug and kiss. I also wish that I would have taken my mom up on the offer of a picture of me and him on his birthday. Now I try to look back on how he was and how he would want me to remember him. He could sing like an angel in church and how I would eat his carrot sticks at his work when my dad would take me up there to visit him on his lunch break. I can now think of him watching over me with my grandma now. Oh how he missed her so much. And how I will miss him. My heart aches and the tears just will not come. I wanted to share a picture of him. This was in 2006 at my cousin's wedding. He was so handsome in his suit.

I can hear him up in Heavin singing, "Just A Closer Walk With Thee" while holding Grandma's hand.

Friday, March 13, 2009

What's Eating Gilbert Grape

This has to be one of my favorite movies. If you have never seen it, please rent it and watch it. It is probably in the $1 section of the rentals by now. Not only does it touch on mental retardation, but also on obesity. This is one of my favorite parts of the movie.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Things that suck about being fat: (Just to remind myself later)

(Note: I got most of these from eggface and I wanted to elaborate. Thanks eggface)

Having to take medications for diabetes and high blood pressure

Driving around the parking lots for hours waiting to get the perfect spot, you know, the very first one right after the handicap ones.

Going shopping with friends and only being able to buy purses and jewlery.

Going out to eat with family and friends and having to ask for a armless chair and heavenforbid if they sat us in a booth.

Going to concerts and not being able to fit into the t-shirts.

Being hot all the time and sweating for no reason. Sitting in a chair, taking a shower, driving…all sweating.

Narrow aisles in stores, hope to God that no one wanted to pass. It is so embarrassing to have to walk out of an aisle to let someone go by and then try again.

Weighing at the Dr. office and saying “oh we give you 3 pounds”. I don’t want you to give me 3 pounds.

Being limited to three clothing stores. (Lane “Giant”, Avenue, and Catherines)

Feeling as though my husband is not attracted to me anymore. It is hard to be a nympho and your husband not wanting it.

People analyzing what you order at restaurants. I am always thinking that servers are thinking, “Yea, order that and then say you want a diet pepsi…who are kidding.”

Dive bar bathrooms. Yea, I love to try to sit on a toilet seat that already touches the wall and then the toilet paper roll right on the other side touching the other side.

People always saying, "You have such a pretty face."

People alwasy saying, "Are you really gonna eat that?"

Walking by a group of teenagers and hoping they didn't make comments. (Funny story: I was once pumping gas and a carload of kids drove by and yelled “COW!” out of the window and apparently they were too busy looking at my fat butt that they didn’t stop at the stop light and they got hit. I laughed and thanked God for karma.)

Having pictures taken. If you take my picture it better be boob and up.

Having to special order my bridal gown. And having the lady tell me infront of a group of girls getting ready for prom that the reason why it was $300 more was because “that’s a lot more fabric honey.” I wanted to shank her.

The chairs with the attached desks at college.

Not fitting on roller coasters and amusement rides.

Popping a rib out of socket to get my toenails painted

Worrying when I heard a creak in a chair. (Funny story: My husband and I were at a bar with those small white chairs with the metal legs. Well, I sat sideways to get a better picture of my friends and I bent the legs on the chair. My husband saw it and he got me out of it real quick and I just left it. It ended up with my friend sitting in it that is small and he thought that he did it. Priceless.)

Seatbelts. And these damn new cars that beep non stop if both front seat passengers don’t buckle in.

Old-fashioned movie theater seats. I can only go to certain movie theaters that have the lift up armrests. I usually call before hand to make sure. Last time I went to a movie that didn’t have them, I ended up with such a bruise on my hips that I actually bruised my hip bone. Fun times.

Stadium seating. When my husband and I go to Indian’s games I sit for half the game and get my ass bruises and then the other half of the game I sit in the picnic area and watch the game on the tv. When my husband won tickets to a Cav’s playoff game I was hell bent and determined to go. We got there late and the game had already started. It was sold out. I had never seen so many people. We had club seats and as we are being ushered down to our seats I was praying like I never prayed before. When I went to sit down I was so relieved to find that my ass “juuuusssttt” fit. I didn’t get up until it was time to leave.

Packing a small getaway bag is impossible. 2 garments took up the whole bag. So for one weekend I have 3 bags and then having my friends saying, “you know we are only going away for a weekend right?”

Last dress I wore was my wedding dress. I so want to wear a pretty summery dress.

Never getting a piggy back ride or being swept off my feet. I so can’t wait until my husband can pick me up and carry me.

Dressing rooms. I hate going into a dressing room and trying on clothes. I end up sweating so much that the clothes then stick to me. I think they turn up the heat on fat chicks.

Slow dancing with my husband and not being able to have his arms around me all the way.

Shorts. No one wants to see a fat chick in shorts. But when I did wear them and then got into a hot car with leather seats I heard the hiss of searing flesh and then smelling the faint scent of bacon.

Small cars. Yeah I love your new car but I don’t want a ride. I don’t want to have to contort myself and have my knees up to my tits. Its like an elephant sitting in a Volkswagen beetle.

Sitting in a backseat of a car and someone pulling up next to the car and saying, “hey I think your tire is flat.”

Getting into my car and do the lean and pull. You know...lean over so your butt has room to pull the door shut.

I can probably think of a dozen more and will probably add them later. Thanks to eggface again.

No more poppin' chairs open...

Thought I would update everyone on what's happenin' in my life.

Sooooo I have been having some issues with eating. I just can't seem to get any food in. I eat about 500 calories a day and about 30g of protein. Now I am supposed to be on 1000 calories and 50-60g of protein. So I am going to start trying some of the protein shakes that eggface has on her site. Wish me luck.

Now I am so excited for this weekend. Bright and early on Saturday morning my mom and I are leaving for Harrisburg, PA to meet up with my sister Jenny, and my niece Mallory. We are going to stay overnight and come back on Sunday. My sister has a bunch of clothes for me since she herself had the WLS (weight loss surgery) two years ago. I am excited to get new clothes because, YEA! I am now down a size. My size 28/30's are big. Anyway, we are staying at a hotel that has a pool and I am so excited to swim with my niece again. I am just excited to see them again since the last time I saw them it was a year ago.

Well, today I had a productive day. I went to the Post Office and shipped some items that I sold on Ebay. And then I went to get my nails done. I was so excited to drive again (even though I don't know if I am allowed or not). When I got behind the wheel it was kinda' like I forgot. And then the greatest thing happened....I noticed that the seatbelt fits better. I didn't feel like I was choking myself to death. YEA! Little gotta love em'.

When I got the the nail salon and was sitting there getting my nails done I was staring at the pedicure chair with longing. And then I decided to go ahead and get a pedicure. I was a little apprehensive of sitting in the chair because it is like a ride at the fair. It slams shut on your hip and it feels like it will pop open if you touch it. Well, a funny story....right before Christmas was when I got my last pedi and as I was sitting in the chair, I must have leaned the wrong way because all of a sudden the side popped open hit the lady that was sitting next to me. I was so embarrassed and vowed never to get another pedi at that store again. Well, today I was just dying for one and like I said it's been since Christmas and well I could sand a chair down with my heels so they really needed it. Plus I deserve it dammit. Anyway, as I am getting ready to sit down in the chair again, I kept imaging the side popping open again and I just didn't think that I could live with that again so I thought, "okay keep your legs together and just suck it in." Weeeeellllll, I didn't have to. My ass (sorry Mom)....My butt fit so muuuucccchhhh better. I could actually sit comfortably in the chair and not worry about it popping open. I am so proud.

So here is a new idea that I am taking from eggface. At the end of some of her posts she adds her highlights of her day. I thought it was a great idea so I am going to start doing that. So here it goes....

*Highlights for today*

~Not popping the chair open at the nail salon.

~Seeing a huge gap in my pants for the first time. I love not worrying about splitting my pants open anymore.

~Mani and Pedi. Need I say more?

~Getting a huge hug and kiss from my husband tonight. And he got a little slap on the butt. About as much sexual action he is going to get from me for a while since the doctor told me I am probably fertile myrtle now since I lost weight.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

About Me

Okay so someone sent this to me and told me that I had to post it on my blog. So here it goes.

1. FIRST NAME: Katheryn (if you should ever call me this I shall beat you)
2. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE? My grandmother’s
3. WHEN DID YOU LAST CRY? Yesterday, damn hormones
6. KIDS? Nope
9. DO YOU USE SARCASM A LOT? Like yeah whatever
11. WOULD YOU BUNGEE JUMP? Hell to the no
15. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ICE CREAM? Mint Chocolate Chip or Strawberry
16. SHOE SIZE? 11
17. RED OR PINK? pink
18. WHAT IS THE LEAST FAVORITE THING ABOUT YOURSELF? My nose, but I have so many to choose from
19. WHO DO YOU MISS THE MOST? My niece Mallory, I don’t get to see her that often
21. WHAT COLOR PANTS AND SHOES YOU ARE WEARING RIGHT NOW? Teal sweatpants and my slippers
22. LAST THING YOU ATE? Protein Shake (sipped it more or less)
25. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE SMELL? My husband’s cologne or coffee
26. WHO IS THE LAST PERSON YOU TALKED TO ON THE PHONE? My mom to let me know that our trip to PA is on for this weekend. Yea!
29. FAVORITE DRINK? Anything from Starbucks
30. FAVORITE SPORT? Umm yeah don’t have one.
31. HAIR COLOR? Light Brown and Blonde
32. EYE COLOR? Brown
33. DO YOU WEAR CONTACTS? Yessirreee bob
34. FAVORITE FOOD? Spaghetti or Pasta Da Vinci from Cheesecake Factory
37. WHAT COLOR SHIRT ARE YOU WEARING? Teal (to match the sweats)
40. FAVORITE DESSERT? : Brownie and Ice Cream
43. WHAT BOOKS ARE YOU READING? Divine Evil By Nora Roberts
44. WHAT IS ON YOUR MOUSE PAD? Don’t use one, but I really want one that looks like a carpet with fringe on it…still trying to find one.
45. WHAT DID YOU WATCH LAST NIGHT ON TV? Lisa Lampenelli on Comedy Central
46. FAVORITE SOUNDS? My husband’s soft snores, not the loud ones just the soft ones to let me know that he is still beside me, and the waves on the shore at Kelley’s Island
48. TALENT? I can touch my tongue to my nose
49. ARE YOU CURRENTLY IN LOVE? Most definitely
50. WHAT MEMORY GOOD OR BAD STICKS OUT THE MOST FROM YOUR CHILDHOOD? Riding my bike up and down Kirby’s driveway

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

How Many Calories Do You Burn During Sex?!?!?

I was just reading and getting some new ideas for recipes from a new fave blog and saw a link to a website to see how many calories you burn during sex. I was laughing so hard that I almost split my glued incisions open. Go check it out! Thanks eggface for the great laugh.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Just another update

So here is another one of my great updates. Yeah for you for reading it. BTW..thanks to all my followers and readers, I know that you take your precious time away from your busy lives to read the crap that spills out of my head. You're great and I appreciate it.

Okay so here is the lowdown...weight loss as of yesterday, 34 lbs. Yea!!!!!! I am starting to get really proud of myself. I have noticed that my hands are getting thinner and so is my face. I fit into my jeans better and I wore my favorite white vest today and I could actually zip it and sit down with it zipped. I freakin rock! (I told my mother-in-law about it and she wanted to know if my shoe size would go down to...I wear a size 11.)

My husband and I went to the high school today to help with the choir concert (we do admissions and programs) and I was handing out programs and I noticed that if I stand for too long I get nauseous and I the cold sweats. So after handing out programs, I went and sat down in a chair by my husband for a while and got over it pretty quick. Plus the fact that my husband bought me a Powerade with some sugar in it probably helped my low blood sugar some too.

After the concert, we went back home to unload the treadmill that my mother has let me borrow. Well, Kristian (my husband) unloaded it since I can't lift anything over a gallon of milk or 5 lbs. So I sat in the truck while my loving husband unloaded the treadmill by himself in the rain. I felt bad. I really did. No seriously...I really did feel bad. But he did it. And in the process, he ripped up the front yard with the truck. Nice. Oh here's a funny story for you. While my husband and I were waiting for the concert to end to clean up, my husband mentions to me that he does not think it might be a good idea for me to run on the treadmill. HA HA HA. Like my fat ass would run on a treadmill. Let me rephrase that. Like my fat ass would run. Period. He then proceeded to tell me that he would be scared that I would fall through to the basement. I actually started laughing at him because I was picturing it. You're laughing too. Go ahead. Laugh. I give you permission. Because here is the picture I had.... I would be running on the treadmill. I would hear creaks and all of sudden....BAM WHOOSH BANG I would be in the basement. Still standing on the treadmill and I would just start running again like nothing happened. Funny I know.

But, back to serious business. I am actually excited to have a treadmill. I am too embarrassed to go outside and walk. I am a lazy walker. I want to watch tv while walking. I live in a nice and quiet neighborhood but I just have this feeling when I am out that all of our neighbors are peering out their windows at me and making fun of me. And like who really wants to see a fat girl walking on their sidewalks. I might cause an accident and I just could not live with that. Plus their is a school close by and if I should walk by a teacher may say, "Look kids, if you don't eat right you may end up like that fat lady." I just can't do it. I would rather sweat and pant in my own house while watching tv. Plus the friction between my legs when I start walking real fast might start a fire and I need to be close to a fire extingisher. I don't want to have to rely on a neighbor and his hose. I don't want to make the headlines.

So today was another big day for me. See I have been having problems getting enough food in. Yeah ironic isn't it. My daily consumption of food looks like this: 2 cups of soup, 3 sugar free popsicles, 1 cup of pudding, 8 cups of water, 2 baby spoonfuls of cottage cheese and maybe a can of slimfast for low carb diets. I am just having a hard time eating food. So today I really wanted some Wendy's chili seeing as that is the only chili that I can have. So today I had 1/2 a slimfast, 6 cups of water, 1 cup of chili ( looked like puke, but was ever so good) with cheese sprinkled on top and 2 tablespoons of cottage cheese. Yeah, I totally sucked today. I really need to start a food diary. I just hate having to figure out how much protein, calories, carbs, sugars..blah blah blah. If I could just write down what I ate and how much I ate and someone could figure out the other shit, I would be good. But I just have to suck it up and do it. Gotta put on my big girl panties and suck it up.

See my problem is that I am afraid that if I don't get enough protein in, my hair is gonna fall out. Now I have really thick hair, but I love it. I don't want it to fall out. Can you image me being all skinny and sexy and then you look at my head and I have patches of hair. Yeah, real freakin sexy. Gotta love that patchy hair skinny girl look. Seeeexxxxyyyyy.

So tomorrow is a new day. I am home again tomorrow from work and I have a list of things that I want to do. I want to get all my protein in and all my liquids in. I want to make a food list and a exercise schedule (note to self: call nurse and make sure can start exercising) and also find some basic exercises that I can start with. I have a big day ahead. But first things first. Sleep. And now I am able to sleep on my sides and stomach. Halleluiah!!!

Friday, March 6, 2009

You May Not Want To Read This. (Blog of Bitching)

I know I haven't posted in a while and yeah, I'm sorry. I haven't been feeling up to it. I am stuck in a rut. I don't sleep much and I am cranky. It has been 11 days since my surgery and I am just blah. You caught me in a bad mood.

So here are the details: I have lost a total of 31 lbs. Go me. (I am so in a bad mood.)

I am in such a funk that I haven't twittered, facebook'd, or changed my Blackberry Messenger status. I don't know what my deal is. I left the house the other day with my mom and we went grocery shopping, got my haircut, and we dropped books off at the library. I don't feel like leaving the house anymore. I was so tired when I got home that day that even when I tried to take a nap, I couldn't.

See, my problem with not sleeping is that I have to sleep on my back all night. And well, I just have a hard time doing that. I start out okay, but then my back starts to hurt and I get the willies in my legs and arms, so then I have to sit up and rock back and forth. It sucks. I used to be able to sleep no problem. When I would go to bed and as soon as my head hit the pillow I was out like a light. Now I lay awake and listen to my husband snore and my stomach gurgle.

Then today happened. I actually slept some last night and thought it was going to be a good day. What was I thinking. I must have the worst luck in the world. I get a text message from my husband stating, "hot water tank is hot water". Just freakin great. And here I thought I was going to have a good day. I thought wrong. So no shower. No running the dishwasher. No doing laundry. I then decided to say screw it and went downstairs and watched my dvr shows all day. I didn't do a damn thing.

The one thing I did do is eat. Well, drink in my case. But I also did a little eating. Yep, gonna tell ya the truth. I had carrots and cauliflower. Yeah, I chewed it until it was like mush, but now I am paying for it. It hurts to breath and I can't make the pain go away. I am such a dumb ass. I should have known better. I shouldn't have started food so soon. I learned my lesson.

I would tell my husband about it, but he and I got into an argument about the water heater and now he is ignoring me. Probably because I am such a naggy bitch of a wife. Yep, I suck. Today sucked. And I can't even sleep for the day to just go away. I screwed.

Friday, February 27, 2009

Here are some pictures

Here are some pictures of me right after surgery sleeping, awake, walking, and of course my incisions (please be aware it is graphic because I am scary when I don't have makeup on and my hair done).

Here I am still sleeping off the anesthesia.

Here is a close up of me. (yeah real sexy right after surgery.)

Here I am now awake, but in a lot of pain.

Here are my incisions. At the top is my tube with a bottle that caught the excess. Real gross.
6 total holes in my body.

Favorite pastime: Walking the hallways

What's your birthday? They asked this every time they gave me meds, gave me shots, and took blood. I wonder what they would have done if I would have gave them a different birthday?

This is the Cleveland skyline. This is the view from my room. I would lay awake at 6 am and watch the lights. It was so beautiful.