I was so overwhelmed with emotions when I checked my email this morning, for several reasons. First of all, I have followers! Lots of beautiful people, who feel just like me! I am so grateful for all of you and feel confident with my new cheer leading squad!! I feel blessed. Secondly, along with all the notifications of followers, I also had SEVEN (yes, 7) emails with coupons for food - 2 steakhouses and 5 pizza joints. I promptly clicked on the unsubscribe button on each of those suckers! Ain't nothing going to hold me back - especially no "food porn" as the LBG calls it! (I love that!)
Also, in regards to my first post, I wanted to elaborate as to why I felt so discouraged. I was so thrilled while pulling into the parking lot of the medical arts building of the hospital. I was thrilled when I found a prime parking spot. I was thrilled when I found the room on the first try. I was thrilled when I walked in and there were at least a dozen other people, JUST like me! And then the Doctor walked in and started his spiel. Which, was not overwhelming by any means. The surgery sounds very do-able! It's the questions that people starting asking...and then it was a LOT of what you can't eat - NO steak - EVER! No bread - EVER! And the list continued - I began to feel this knot in my stomach. All I was hearing was NO, NO, NO.....if not, then what CAN I eat? OMG - What if I can only eat mush for the rest of my life?!
And to be totally honest - I was premenstrual and looking for excuses why I couldn't have this surgery so that I wouldn't have to "give up" my life of food. It didn't hit me until the next day that food is just energy. And, to be honest again, I really hate food. I hate having to decide what's for dinner, and what I can eat, etc. I usually end up with the dollar menu of some fast food joint, and I HATE that.
So, after a lot of soul searching and thinking (and thinking), I've decided that THIS is for me! It's been a long darn time since I've done something for ME! (with that said, I will post again in a few, with a little background about me - so you can get the full picture!)