May you all have a safe and healthy New Year in 2008!
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My last fat Christmas. I still can’t believe it. I decided to document every event (6 parties, 1 student voice concert) in pictures, and I made damn sure that I looked my best for every photo. I realized that over the past couple years, I’ve been really lazy about my appearance – just not putting a ton of effort in because I work from home. I hate that I became that way because I’ve always wanted to be the fat girl that dispelled the notion that fat people are slovenly and dumpy. So my holiday photos show all the effort that I could muster up: holiday attire, lots o’ makeup, and a TON of effort on my various hairstyles. Gotta represent for the big girls!
I’ve also decided to join the WLS (weight loss surgery) youtube bandwagon. There’s so many helpful videos on there that are getting me prepared, so I thought it would be a good way for me to document the experience for myself and possibly help someone else going through the same thing. My first video is just the holiday photos, but my next one will be a real video. Feel free to subscribe if you’re on youtube!
P.S. The title of this blog entry is from a scene in “Little Britain” that my friends and I love. Just so you don’t think I’m beating up on myself.
I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas. My parents got me the Wii, so I probably won’t be posting anything for the next month or so while I’m glued to the TV playing that.
I’m getting ready to post a little photo movie saying goodbye to my last fat Christmas. Took lots of “before” pics and realized that next year’s Christmas pictures are going to look a heck of a lot different! Those will be posted soon. For now, here’s a picture a friend took of me at a party, which goes down as one of my favorite pictures EVER – fat OR skinny:
Merry Christmas from your favorite currently-narcissistic Diva.
Thanks to Miss Aimee, who’s always keeping me aware of great ways to help donate to various causes online (the animal care donation on the left panel was also from her)!
She sent me this one today – which helps test and boost your vocabulary while simultaneously helping the United Nations donate rice to end world hunger.
As Aimee put it:
You knew that perfect verbal SAT score would come in handy one day. Put those language skills to good use at Free Rice — where every word you guess correctly contributes to ending world hunger. What a productive way to spend a few minutes!
Here’s a duet with my friend Chuck from Chicago – who has a GORGEOUS voice – on one of my favorite Sinatra tunes ever:
Also, had my 2007 Very Diva Holiday Party this past weekend, otherwise known as “My Last Fat Chrismas.” We had a crowded house with lots of fun, the last guests leaving close to 2:00am!! There were raffles and ornaments and karaoke….and lots of holiday cheer. Click on the photo below for a slideshow of pics:
Is it wrong for me to say my hair came out super-cute again? lol
Today I had an appt with one of my gazillion doctors. I considered cancelling because of the snow, but I figured it would only be a light flurry (because it’s always sensationalized on the news) and that I’d be ok. My appointment was at 1:30. I left at 12:00 – just in case. I got there at 2:00. TWO O’CLOCK!! Luckily, he still took me.
The bad news was that my test results were in. I’ve got gallstones. I’ve been feeling nauseous lately and had some stomach issues, and now I know the culprit. Bad news: my gallbladder has to come out. Good news: they’ll take it out the same time they do the gastric bypass. I just want to say to them, “when you’re in there, just take anything I won’t need in the next 40 years or so out. Just check under the hood and clean me up, eh?”
I left the hospital at 3:15. And when I tell you this, I am NOT exaggerating. I did not get home until 8:15pm. It took me FIVE HOURS to get home from Boston. FIVE HOURS. Right now, I’m pretty ripshit at mother nature. Driving a clutch at 5 miles an hour for FIVE HOURS is not my idea of fun. On top of that, I had only eaten at 8:30 am that morning, so I was STARVING and very, very thirsty. That drive sucked ass. But there was a silver lining…
My next door neighbor Rob has a plow. While I was out, he plowed my driveway for me. I gave him a ring when I got home and thanked him a million times and told him about being stuck in traffic and how he could never know how very much I appreciated what he did. And if that wasn’t enough, just now…at 10:40pm, I heard something outside. He was out there SHOVELING MY WALKWAYS – FRONT AND BACK, and then he re-plowed my driveway for me again. I opened the door and told him he was WAY too nice and he was just the best neighbor ever. I just couldn’t believe how incredibly kind that was…and he never expects anything in return. He’s just a nice guy.
What he doesn’t know is that in the morning, I go over and plow and shovel my uncle and aunt’s (they’re older and I don’t want them doing it). I would have had to do their house AND my house, so he just saved me a TON of work in the snow tomorrow. God bless him. Seriously.
So now I must bake him a cake or something to thank him for being so awesome. What a change from the loft, huh? I have the best neighbors EVER.