I Guess This Week Was Productive After All


This evening Patrick and I decided to go through my closet and get rid of clothes that were either too big for me now or clothes that I don’t wear anymore. I was able to rid my closet for 19 items! I mailed all but two items to a person in need from one of my depression support groups. I also sent her a gently used blanket with an inspirational note attached for a project she is doing. She is collecting gently used blankets to donate to rape victims. Please contact me if you are interested in donating a blanket. I also still have a size 5X blue paisley dress and a pair of size 28 jeans, both were barely worn. They are free to a good home. Please email me at bariatricbeginnings@gmail.com if you are interested in them. I also worked on my husband’s anniversary gift this afternoon, worked on my Mary Kay business (see me for your mother’s day gifts! :) ) and made a trip to the store. I guess this week was productive after all.

I have decided that I am doing to do a semi-liquid diet with the permission of my dietitian. I will be doing four to five protein meal replacements a day, either shakes or bars and one healthy meal of 2-3 oz of lean meat and 1/2-1 cup of vegetables. I am starting Sunday. My husband even volunteered to do it with me. He will be doing Slim Fast shakes and the healthy meal with me. I was so touched when he said he would do it with me.

Patrick and I are really looking forward to our day trip tomorrow to Pittsburgh. I haven’t been this excited in a long time. It will be nice to take this trip and actually enjoy it because I am capable of walking and standing for long periods of time now. We have our camera packed and extra batteries. I will be taking tons of photos.

I have decided not to return to the endocrinologist that I was going too. He has made me feel like I am lying to him all the time and he only really wanted me coming back so that I could go on a new FDA approved weight loss pill that might be coming out. I am not comfortable with taking any pills or having another surgery at this point. I am off my diabetes pills now, so I found no real point to continue going there. If and when I need a weight loss pill I will ask my family physician.

My 5K is 5 weeks from tomorrow. I grow more and more excited about it each day. I have raised $200 so far and might be getting a few more donations. You can visit my donation page if you are interested in seeing what cause I am running for.

Life is going good, so much better than this time last year.


Daily Inspirational Quote: “Never let go of hope. One day you will see that it all has finally come together. What you have always wished for has finally come to be. You will look back and laugh at what has passed and you will ask yourself…How did I get through all of that?” ~Unknown

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