Friday, May 7, 2010

BYOC...yee haw!!!

TGIF peeps!!! Time for some BYOC (thanks Draz, for giving us all something to do on Fridays)

1. Do you have any nicknames?

Yup, some friends call me Jess, Jessi, J. My husband almost always calls me baby (unless he is mad...then I am....JESSICA). My mother calls me J-Rae, my Granny called me Muffin, my PawPaw called me Puddin', and on I am known as fluffygirl! :)

2. What was your “last straw”? The incident/situation that made you decide to get a lap band or commit to losing weight via any plan this time?

Last October, I realized that even my biggest slacks/jeans were getting tight and my bra fat on my back was getting bigger every day. Then I had to face my ladybits doctor after the scale said like 208. Every year she scolds me for not losing weight because of my PCOS. She tells me if I don't lose the weight my chance of getting pregnant just decreases every year. They did blood work and I found out that I have high cholesterol and high testosterone (from the PCOS) and my numbers just didn't look so hot. I knew that I had to do something before I just blew up like a balloon. I could end up weighing 400lbs easily. So I went and searched on the internet "weight loss surgery", found the lap band AGAIN (have considered it many times but never followed through with it before) and was serious this time. I told Mary about it and she thought I was just running my mouth as usual and that it wasn't going anywhere. And then I made the first step and scheduled both us for a seminar in Houston. That was when I knew it was happening no matter what. I was determined!

3. What’s your favorite joke or funny story?

There was a family that had a parrot that was always embarrassing them by cussing and other stuff like that.
So one day the boy took the parrot and stuck him in the freezer.Two hours later the squawking stopped.
The kid checked the freezer and the parrot said, "Okay I'll stop cussing, but I have one question".
The boy said, "What"?
The Parrot asks, "What did the turkey do"???
4. If you could be a TV dinner – what flavor would you be?

Drazil stole my idea!!! Oh well, I will just have to come up with another...hmm...let's see. I would be 2 cheese enchiladas with beans and rice and a sopapilla that comes with a little tub of honey! Yeah!!!

5. The question we do every week so everyone can be a little famous without having to do an official blog award….what blog or comment stuck with you or spoke to you the most this week and why?

I must say Jennifer's post about her grandmother passing away. It was very touching to me how she told her grandmother's story and about how much she struggled and how much she overcame. It's always hard to lose someone but it's the memory they leave us with that means the world and Jennifer incompassed that. I applaud that.

Comment: I will say Sandy Lee's comment on my Digging Deep post stuck with me the most this week. I have thought of it several times. I felt understood while I was reading it. And when she said I still miss my grandmother tears just started pouring. At that moment I felt close to her somehow. Thanks for that Sandy! It meant alot. As did everyone else's response. Greatly appreciated.

Hope everyone has a great Mother's Day Weekend!


  1. GREAT answers. You were #5 for a lot of people this week....and yes I will still comment. I gotta think about it.....smooches.


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