Today I start the last phase of the preparation for the bariatric surgery.
For the next 2 weeks I have to go into a liquid diet. I have to drink 3 protein shakes a day with no sugar and no calorie liquids.
Now… you have to understand that as a Brazilian, I grew up drinking coffee. I remember having for breakfast bread with butter, a glass of coffee with milk, and lots of sugar. I’ve never lost my love for it, sometimes I make a fresh pot late at night. I even learned to have it without sugar (ok…now and then I still have a cup with 3 sugars). Now, I’m allowed only a single cup of coffee per day!!! It will be very hard, but I will do it!
I will do whatever it takes for this surgery to work!!
Today I had the last tests for my bariatric surgery.
The time is coming that I won’t have to “roll into myself” when in a bus, so someone can sit beside me. You, chubby ones out there, know what I mean. When you get on the bus and get a seat, hoping that it won’t get full, but when it does, you lift your arm to the window, touch your hip to the side and cross your arms on top of you, so you get a little narrower…It’s something you have to see to understand… it’s a little funny.
What it’s not funny, is when you sit close to someone on a bus, only to have that person get up and stand for the rest of the trip. It has happened to me and it’s very humiliating, some people can be very cruel!!!
So, yes. I’m very excited for my day under the knife, and looking forward to the day when I can get into any kind of transportation, being that a car, a bus, a train or a plane and not worry if I will fit into them and not bother anyone with my size.
Today is Sunday, April 12th, around 11:50am.
Since I decided to have the stomach reduction surgery, I have been thinking about what upsets me the most about being fat.
One of the reasons is the fact that 8 times out of 10, when you need to buy a top, that being a t-shirt, a blouse, or a button down shirt, they are about 2 inches too short! Why can’t the manufactures figure that the piece not only needs to be larger in width as in the length as well??
And this problem is not only in regular stores, I find the same problem at Lane Bryant and Avenue as well. What do you guys think? All you people out there, do you go through the same problems?
My name is Raquel also known as “Teo”. I’m 48 years old and I’ve decided to create this blog so people can follow me on this new journey I’m about to take.
I’ve been overweight for many years. My weight has always affected me inside and out. After many years of trying different things, I’ve decided to do something that I believe is my only shot in actually losing all the weight I need to lose. This May 4th I am going to have the sleeve surgery. This blog will keep me motivated and allow you to see my ups and downs through the process. My goal is to inspire and help many people relate, I’d also like this blog to help me dedicate myself to this amazing opportunity.
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