Friday, August 15, 2014

behind the scenes

I posted this on my facecrack and thought it was applicable to here too

"I just wanted to share this with all my friends and family. I made the choice to have the gastric sleeve done to help facilitate weight loss, so I could become healthier. I currently do not have an end goal number I want to achieve. I want to be able to become a nurse and at my current status that wasn't going to happen. Some people may believe that this is an easy way out. I for one will tell you these past 8 days have been some of the hardest I've ever done. I know it will become easier for me as time goes along but this isn't easy. I have to consume 60-80 grams of protein and consume 64 oz of fluid in a day, everyday. Right now the 'rules' are little different in how I get it but once I've reached stage 4 of my recovery I will be allowed to drink a drink 30 min before a meal and 30 min after a meal. I need to eat every 2-3 hours and take at least 30 min to eat. 

Some people have reminded me that I'm beautiful now, why do I need to change? They are correct, I am beautiful now but I am not healthy. I want to live a full and happy life. I want to become a nurse to help take care of babies and kids. I can't do that at the size I am right now. God has a plan for me and this is a part of his plan. I'm excited that you'll be a witness to this journey of change."

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Update on my life!

Well I am currently 3 days post-op from a vertical sleeve gastrectomy.  I'm extremely thankful that I finally had the chance to do this. This surgery will save my life. Currently I'm still recovering. I'm kinda scatterbrained right now since I've recently taken my pain meds.