Thursday, April 23, 2015

6 Months Out

I just had my 6 month check up with my surgeon last week.  I am officially 89lbs less then I was when I went in for my barbaric surgery on Sept 2, 2014.  I have 11 more lbs before I hit that wonderful 100lb down mark.

I have not gone cloths shopping yet.  I refuse to do so until I hit that 100 lb mark.  All of my cloths are way way big on me, but I do not care.  Honestly, I'm not even sure what size I am in now.  I suppose I will have to try things on now before I actually do [purchase them, when I do go.

I have to say all of my life I was searching for that "magic pill" to loose weight, until I got the opportunity to get this surgery and even though I did have to go into hock ($4000) to make this happen, I am so, unbelievably happy that I did this for myself.  I think I was at the point were I would have died from complications of diabetes or a stroke.

Today I feel great, I can work in my yard without feeling like I am having a heart attack.  I can go for 2 mile walks without loosing my breath.  I'm not where I want to be just yet but I am getting there.  I have also noticed recently that I'm not always hungry like I used to be all of the time.  Which is good and helps a lot.

Spring has finally sprung in the great northeast and I feel good, like I have not felt in many years.  I am planning on doing many improvements around my house this year because I finally can.

Peace OUT....

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Just call me Ms MANNERS!

As a child my parents taught me manners and to respect my elders. Even if I didn't like what they were saying, I would graciously bow out of a conversation, slink away from the situation or just shrug my shoulders and move on.  My parents taught me to say please, thank you and...the biggest pet peeve I have going these days, EXCUSE ME!  We were also taught to not put our elbows on the table, not to eat with our mouths open and not to chew like a cow.  But yet, I see children everywhere these days not only not minding their manners but the parents acting like its ok.  WTF?

Is it my imagination or are people not teaching their children these basic manners any longer?  When has it become, as a society, to be belligerent and rude to everyone around you?  

I just want to mention that I was born and raised in NJ and even though us Jersey girls rule the school yard when it comes to going from 0 to Bitch in less than a nano-second, not even I am flat out rude to people (unless of course they ask for it!) and believe me, when they ask for it, they become very sorry very fast!

Short story, I'm in shoprite the other day with the love of my life, Tom, we are always courteous to other shoppers, we say excuse me and keep our cart to the right so people can get around us (imagine that in a food store, right!)  So this cocky little chick around 16 years old is standing with a basket at the end of the lane, we were looking for something so we did not even see her, Tom steps back and she skirts around him, while sucking her teeth and rolling her eyes. I see that and the Jersey rears its ugly head and I said to her, The word we use here is EXCUSE ME! loud enough for every one in the aisle to hear.  Neither her or her oblivious mother said anything to me the nearly 3 times after that they almost ran into me. My point of this story is, What is with people?  If that were me when I was that age, my mother would have dragged me back there and publicly apologized to that person.  Not saying excuse me, please or thank you were a sin that you did not want to commit.

Today on the news this morning, I hear this "new thing" parents are doing with their children, its call "free range parenting" are you freaking kidding me?  You let your kid out of the house to get some fresh air and now you have a name for it? Like they are some kind of chicken you let loose in the yard?  You allow your kid to act anyway they want towards other people and its ok with you that he/she is a little twerp?  Seriously? 

Now Its true I do not have any children of my own and far be it for me to tell someone else how to raise their kids but come on, a few manners and some common sense go along way in life.  That is...unless...the parents are assholes too...which is more than likely the problem...