Monday, October 19, 2015


So, it has been a minute since I’ve updated you guys. Sorry! But there have been a lot of changes that have taken place all at once. First I’ll update you about my procedure! Things have come along very quickly! I do have a ball park surgery date; However, I don’t want to put anything out there because it isn’t set in stone. I can openly say that I have my psychological evaluation on Thursday, and this is the last thing that I will have to do in order to have the hospital clear me for surgery. I am seriously so ready for this life change, guys! I can’t explain to you how blessed I feel that I am able to do this. It is so surreal, and I feel as if someone has wrapped a new life in a box and handed it to me. I’m ready for this change.
Secondly, I would like to address some other questions and comments that I have repeatedly gotten from people regarding my procedure. “You’re taking the easy way out.” Oh, okay – because having my stomach stapled off to the size of an egg and having my intestines rerouted is easy. Thank you, kind sir for thinking that this process will make me skinny in ten and a half seconds. No. This procedure aids me in weight loss (as I have said a million times), IT DOES NOT IN ANY WAY GUARANTEE THAT I WILL NOT GAIN IT BACK. Hence, the lifestyle change part. A lot of people think that this is just going to fix every problem ever. I will be learning how to eat in portion sizes, I will be learning how not to binge eat because I have had a bad day. However, if you still think that I am taking the easy way out after you have read the above statements, that’s okay. Because I have always been told to work smarter, not harder.
“Are you not worried about hanging, sagging skin?” I’ll be honest with you. I was worried about that at first. I spoke with my dietician last week and voiced my concern, she told me that if I worked out while I was losing the weight that I should not have any issue with hanging skin because of my age. I plan on beginning weight lifting and resistance training as soon as my surgeon clears me. So, I should be fine with the skin issue.
"Why can’t you lose the weight through diet and exercise?” Honey, I have tried everything. Atkins, Low Carb Low Fat, Paleo, Clean Eating, Vegetarian/Vegan, Weight Watchers, Calorie Counting. I. Have. Literally. Tried. Everything. I also have PCOS, and I have recently found out that there is something wrong with my thyroid. So, there’s that. If you’re one of those people that it going to message me privately and suggest that I try one more time before doing something so extreme, you can save it (in the nicest way possible). I have literally tried everything. Thanks for your concern. 😊
On to another announcement that I have been sitting on for a while. I am just going to bluntly put it out there, so hold on to your panties!! I have decided to leave nursing school for the time being. I know that this is something that I have put a lot of time, money, and effort in. I thank all of you that have supported me in all of my educational endeavors, and I hope that you will continue to support me in the next stage of my life. I have decided to go to cosmetology school. Yes, I know that this is a HUGE step in a different direction. I know that the salaries are completely different. I have weighed the options for a while, and I feel that this is the best step for me. Those of you who know me know that I am the odd ball in my family. I have always changed the way that I look, and dress. I am obsessed with makeup and hair tutorials, and I love meeting people. I am excited about this next step in my life. I am hoping to establish myself, and then maybe open a salon. I understand if I lose supporters in this next step in my life, because it is such a change from what I was doing.
I hope that you can all continue to support me and pray for me as I pursue the path that is unraveling before me. There is nothing that I embrace more than change. Change shows us who we are, and I hope to be all that I believe that I am.
<3, bypass baby

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