Wednesday, December 15, 2010

You can win a kitchen aid mixer (and make me super jealous!)

I entered... you should too, but only if you don't win because it may make me cry. LoL In all seriousness, the recipes sound delish and the blog this girl writes is great! (and if you win, you could always be a super-sweetie and give it to us as a wedding gift and I promise to cook you a disgusting amount of food as thanks...hint hint.)

3 Kids and Us and KitchenAid want to make your holiday wish come true and offer you the chance to win a brand new KitchenAid Artisan Stand Mixer, in your choice of over 20 colors, valued at $349.99!

Enter the KitchenAid Stand Mixer Giveaway and check out the Homemade Holiday Feast recipes that show all the ways the KitchenAid Stand Mixer and attachments can be used to create unique family dishes and save you counter space with one appliance that can be converted to meet your every need.

I'm thinking if I win some cranberry and turkey sausage may be in order or some cranberry pumpkin ice cream using some of those fab attachments. Mmmmmmm....

Monday, October 18, 2010

For those that don't know...

I'm 31 years old. I've been fat my entire life. In May of this year I took some drastic steps to change that for health reasons. I had Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass surgery. I have since lost over 100 lbs - and I have a lot more to go. It's amazing and I am feeling better each day - my knees and ankles no longer ache. And slowly, my hips are catching up to the no-pain zone, too.

Right now I'm struggling. I'm at a plateau, I'm better able to handle food in my little stomach pouch and hunger has returned. It's scary. I don't want to mess up what I've done so far.

So many people think the surgery is a magic fix, but it's not. It's just a tool. I still need to watch what I eat and exercise in order for it to work. It hurts me when people say I took the easy way out. It's NOT easy. I still get sick after eating the strangest things. I still have days when nothing sounds good. I still am losing my hair. I still have to take multivitamins and suppliments everyday for the rest of my life so I get enough nutrients.

Also, I'm struggling with how I look now. Yes, I'm smaller, but I look like I'm starting to melt - literally. It's not attractive. And I'm afraid to buy clothes because I'm afraid I will lose more weight and have wasted money or won't lose anymore weight and will have to go back to the fatty pants. I've bought 1 dress, 1 pair of jeans, 1 top shaper, 1 bottom shaper, 1 shirt, 1 skirt and a sweater. Evrything else is from pre-surgery weight and it's super baggy on me. It only adds to my feeling of being a melting snowman or candle.

Those that know me - thank you for the kind words and comments that I'm doing a good job. It seems lame, but they are needed sometimes. It helps to know other people see me as changing in a good way. Just know I'm struggling and have some patience with me. This will pass, I know it will.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Testing iPhone posting...

Long time, no post. Going that having a nice mobile option for sharing my blog thoughts will change that. Lots of amazing changes going on in my life that I can't wait to share!

- Posted using BlogPress from my iPhone

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Check it out - Lauren's Hope (I know I need one post-WLS)

I know that I need to get one of these now that I am a post WLS Gastric Bypass patient. Too many things a doctor needs to know about me if I'm passed out an unable to talk. I've been waffrling on whether or not to get one because they all seem kind of ugly/plain, but the medical alert items on this site are kinda cute and trendy. The kids stuff looks like it would be better for youngins and less traumatic than standard fare as well.

"If you own a WEBSITE or publish a BLOG, we welcome you to link to If you mention Lauren's Hope on your blog or website and post a permanent link to us, email the URL to: Once the link has been verified you will receive a 1 time $50 gift certificate."


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