Saturday, May 31, 2008

2 more things....

okay, I got an email saying my 7 things were boring and that everybody already knew all that! SOOOO, fine! The email also said I should "fess up once and for all." Phooey! :P I know not of what you speak! okay, fine.

#8. Yes, I have had weight loss surgery. Contrary to popular teasing, I do NOT actually DENY having had surgery....nor do I "dance around the subject." 99.9% of the time, people will say, "So did you have gastric bypass?"....and I will honestly answer, 'no, I did not.' That's not a lie! :) I have a Lap-Band, and am darned happy I did it. It was totally worth it, and I'd do it again in a heartbeat. I've counseled countless pre-surgery people online in the comfort of anonymity (sp?), but in my real life, very few people know I had this done. The people I work with now didn't know me when I was 100 lbs. heavier, and when I told some of them, they didn't believe me until I showed them pictures! And I prefer people not knowing....not that I'm afraid or ashamed to share my story....I just prefer to choose the circumstances and share it on a one on one basis vs. a group ambush at work! So there. I've got a Lap-Band. Anybody who's health is suffering from obesity like mine was (depression, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, bad knees/back, and borderline type 2 diabetes), I'd definitely recommend it. Worth every penny of my insurance's money (fully covered....I paid a grand total of $50 for my $15k procedure!).

#9. Anyone can tell from seeing pictures of me that I'm fair skinned......just HOW fair skinned am I? I chaperoned a waterpark field trip on Thursday and had to borrow someone else's sunscreen, which was SPF30. I am burned to a crisp! For me, SPF60 is the ONLY thing that works. I seriously am considering looking online to see if anything stronger right now I'm sore and cursing the Irish genes I'm usually quite proud of! Even my FEET are burned (ouch)


Sarah & Scott said...

if it makes u feel any better, i didn't think your original 7 were boring! :)

hope all is great!


Our Three Girls said...

I didn't either! I was actually surprised by a few! Can I even think of 7 interesting facts about me? Yikes!