2 Days Post-Op

I did it! Well you know not me personally but my wonderful surgeon and his staff. 2 days later I’m feeling a bit sore and sluggish but great! The nurses were so wonderful always asking before the surgery how I was feeling and when I would respond with my monotone “a bit nervous” they would just smile and reassure me that everything was going to be great and not to worry about a thing. I wish I would have listened that would have saved me a day and a half of worrying. I think the only trouble I had was sleeping in the hospital and that’s only because I can’t sleep in foreign places if I don’t have my tattered blue blanket (yes I’m one of those people).
One thing I have noticed it’s so hard to BURP! Is it just me? They did tell me that the more I walk the easier it would be to burp but omg. Also I’m hardly hungry, my parents have to keep reminding me to slurp some chicken broth down, which is a lot harder than it sounds. My nutritionist did tell them not to worry and they were mostly concerned about me keeping myself hydrated for the first three days which is also a little hard since I can only have 1oz of water per ever 15 minutes. This is such an exciting journey that I’m so happy I’ve started. If anyone is readying this and has any VSG tips for a newbie like me I’d be happy to hear some!


Confession Time

I think this might be one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to do. I’ve never said announced my weight to anyone (besides my doctors or nutritionist). I want to start from scratch and that means being fully honesty. 

As of right now my starting weight is 304. I think I just sat here in front of my computer looking at that number for at least 5 minutes debating if I was truly going to publish it. I look at this number and think “How did I let it get this bad?” and then I remember all those late night taco runs, all those midnight snacks, all those days I sat around watching Doctor Who instead of going out for a walk and THEN watching Doctor Who. I have no one else to blame but myself and I’m also the only person that can make this right again.

I am scheduled for bariatric surgery (vertical sleeve gastrectomy to be exact) on September 9, 2013 with Dr. Ortiz in Tijuana, Mexico. I am currently on my pre-op diet and I dislike it soooooo much. Every time I see my wonderful mother making her AMAZING Mexcian food from her mother’s recipe, I drool. But I can’t deny that it has helped me so much and that’s why I keep sticking to it. My starting weight before the diet was 319.4 and now I’m down to 304. I mean it’s not much but it’s something! People keep asking me “Are you nervous for your surgery?” and it’s a little yes and no.  I’m nervous because will it’s having a surgery and there will be needles (I’m such a wimp) and cutting and stapling and recovery but no because this is something I want. I’ve thought about this for a year now, going to consultations, groups, research and I think that this is what’s best for me. I’m excited to get a do-over and learn to eat properly and know WHEN TO STOP EATING and most of all I’m excited to being able to start living my life. I’ve always been so self conscious about my weight and realize that it’s stopped me from going out and doing so many more things in life.

I just laughed out loud because it almost seems like I’m writing a farewell after receiving a death sentencing by saying good bye to food but this is just the beginning. Have I mentioned that I love food? I mean I really really love food. I know that right now it seems impossible and horrible  to leave behind something that has been a part of me for so long but I’ve seen the light that you can enjoy amazing foods and still eat them in a healthy way.


It’s A Start

How exciting this all feels! Something as simple as a blog. Excuse the mess and simplicity, I’m still experimenting and working my way around this site.
I suppose I should introduce myself. My name is Mayra I’m not opposed to nicknames. I’m 24 year old living in an oven of a city called Las Vegas. I love the city life but would it hurt to get a little rain around here every once in a while?  Also, I have two of the cutest nephews (Chancho and Chimi) anyone could ask for, as well as amazing friends. My very best friend being a young lady that we all refer to as Pug, or Puggy, or Pogo, or Pugula. Yeah, she isn’t opposed to nicknames either.
Now to get down to the nitty gritty! I’m going to try my very best to post as often as possible I’m hoping at least 3-5 times a week. I’m not saying that this is going to be a world changing blog but I want to express myself in the best way I know how..through my writing. I would like to share my weight loss journey with anyone who would like to read as well as ideas, travels, photographs  (I promise to try my best to NOT spam pictures of my handsome nephews or my pets), passions, and adventures with everyone in hopes that it might help even just entertain people or just one person.
Did I mention I have an amazing family and a spoiled cat named Sir Reginald Chuck Norris?