Friday, September 30, 2011

Friday Happy Song!!!

This song should be the first thing you hear every morning when you wake up!!!


Politics, Facebook, & The Fat Card....Part 2

So, where was I?  Oh yeah, she.played.The.Fat.Card.

The Fat Card!?!?!?!? 

And by "played the Fat Card" I mean that this woman called me fat because she didn't like me or my opinion.  She called me fat for the sole purpose of humiliating me and belittling my point of view.   I have been called Fat in every way imaginable both on purpose and by accident.  I would like to say that this didn't bother me.  I would like to say that having lost damn near 80 lbs. made me able to ignore this comment----  it soooo didn't.    On a side note, this little incident just so happened to come about a few days after I had a huge NSV.  Only a few days earlier, I was at my gym shakin' my booty in Zumba class and for the first time I actually saw the weight loss.  I saw myself for the first time looking truly different than when I started and not only did I see it, I believed it!!   So having someone (who hadn't seen me in over a year) call me Fat was devastating.  It made me doubt everything.  It made me question my weight loss.  It made me question my new found confidence.  I cried and cried and cried.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Politics, Facebook, & The Fat Card- Part 1

Somebody always said that you should never discuss religion or politics--  maybe it was Mama, Dear Abby, or that guy who sits outside the gas station and talks to himself, I don't know.  What I DO know is that whoever said that shit was an effin' genius!!!   One of the reasons I decided to give this blogging thing another shot was a recent incident on Facebook in which I made a (completely misinterpreted) comment on a politically oriented post by one of my "friends" we will call her Ms. C.  

Here's the quick and dirty: 

  • Ms. C posts link to a politically charged newspaper article
  • I commented.  (I am not one to habitually comment on political stuff because it almost always gets ugly.)  My comment expressed a viewpoint that was opposite to that of Ms. C but I maintain that, despite disagreeing with her, the comment was a respectful disagreement.  I did not call her names or use angry words like: hate, idiot, dumb, stupid, moron, Nazi (all words that would ultimately be directed at me in this comment thread.)  
  • Ms. C responded to my comment. Actually, she kinda went shitballs crazy to my comment.  She used a lot of the angry words I mentioned earlier.  
  • Then tons of her other friends went shitballs crazy on me.  (Some these people were my "friends" too.) 

Monday, September 26, 2011

The Intro

Hey there!!  

Like I said in the About Me--  I am kinda late to this blogging thing.  I did have a few false starts.  I had the best intentions of documenting this whole process down to the most explicit and unnecessary detail but I managed to get banded during one of the most wackadoodle times in my life.  My hubs and I were actually both banded on the same day.  I had hoped that we could blog out our feelings on this journey but as it turns out he is too effin' busy to blog and never was much for over sharing his feelings in the first place.  We had a whole other blog based on both of us with both of our half-hearted efforts at documenting this whole LapBand journey. I tried and tried to go back to that blog but just couldn't get past how disorganized and half-assed it seemed.  So I finally made the command decision to start my own blog.  No matter how effin' late to the party I might be.  Because, as we are all learning, we are never really "done" with this LapBand life of ours, are we??  And the journey changes everyday so there is still shit to say no matter where you are.  

I will try to include "flashback" posts in which I detail some of the key moments in life with the LapBand (i.e.  my weight struggles pre-band, my approval process, my surgery/recovery, and some of the early issues I had with the band) but I am gonna also try to work with where I am now.    Holla!!!