Pretty in Pink

Today I’ve had a serious case of then”uglys”. You know what I’m talking about – everything you put on is as flattering as a trash sack, your hair doesn’t want to do a damn thing but lay flat (and not in a “I flat-ironed it” kinda way), and ultimately, the mirror is just not your friend kind of day.  On days like this- I kid you not- I shower, do my hair, put on a little make-up, a dab of perfume, and sport some pretty pajamas to go to bed.  (I don’t know how my husband knows when I’m having a case of the “uglys”??). Tonight I’m wearing my pink ones…and yes, I feel much better already.  Ha- gives me a great case of “I woke up like this!” on those mornings!!! 

I commend all of my fellow VSG’ers who had to go through a long and lengthy process to get a surgery date- I don’t know how you did it. I’m losing my mind with impatience.  I think I’d feel better knowing my doctor sent in my clearance letter, but he was ‘out of the office’ today. Of course he was.  As soon as that’s in I’m on the list for the surgery center to schedule me.  SO excited. 

I’ve been obsessed with reading sleever blogs and You Tube for weeks now.  I promised myself when I started this blog I would post daily or at least every couple of days- for those people like me who just have to know anything and everything about people’s thoughts and experiences. It’s all been so wonderful, and I am so excited to be on this journey – or rather, about to begin my own. 

One thing my BFF pointed out to me was that I need lots of before and during pictures, so I will be working on those and posting soon. As you might imagine, I have plenty of ‘head shots’ but very rarely do I save a picture where I’m fully figured.  So, in the spirit of having a case of the “uglys” I’ll post a shameless selfie from the other night…

Any words of advice on the waiting process, pre-vsg, or good resources to scout- let me know! Oh- and the best tasting protein shakes? I’ve been wondering about that one…

Until tomorrow… 


5 thoughts on “Pretty in Pink

  1. Definitely take so many before pictures! It’s so interesting to see the changes later. I hid from the camera like a ghost at my highest weight and I regret not having more full body shots in normal clothes. It’s funny too because I find that now that my weight is not a sore point they don’t hurt me like they used to, and I’m able to appreciate old pictures of me in a way I couldn’t at the time.

    Best advice while waiting (glad it’s not long, I was self-pay so they whisked me right in haha) is research, research, research, which it looks like you’ve already been doing. I love the shameless selfie, you’re gorgeous πŸ˜€

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  2. I like premier protein shakes. 30 grams of protein, 160 calories, and I forget how many carbs… But it’s low. I used to drink them everyday, but now I’m trying to get my protein in by eating. Truth be told… I probably need to get back to drinking them. I’m at about 3 1/2 to 3 3/4 months out and have lost 87 pounds. I’m still working at it. I read a lot on Obesity Help, random blogs, and Google. I was still a little unprepared for the reality of things… But my recovery was pretty much a breeze.
    You’ll do fine. The waiting;however, could kill you.😳

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