So lately I’ve made a lot of changes to my blog, it pretty much got an entire Transformation, like its writer. And now that I have decided to focus on my website until I get my ACE Certification and can move on with my new career as a personal trainer, I have also been reading a lot more of the blogs out there.

Melting Mama’s blog was recommended to me by I believe it was Stephanie over at the OAC when I talked to her about my attendance at the Convention next month. Which by the way I am crazy excited about! I had an opportunity to read her blog for the first time this morning during my tea addict, internet browsing, pre-gym time. This is the time I spend with myself every morning before anyone in the house is awake, me a cup of tea, a dog at my feet and my body preparing to go work out. Her article discusses how she sometimes feels like an Alien in Weight Loss Surgery Land.I can totally relate.

Now first let me say that I am horrible with a scale. My Family would love to throw it out because they feel it is unhealthy how often I am on it. But that is a different story and when the scale starts to go up I panic and to me it is a big red sign that I need to start looking at what I am doing food intake and exercise wise and start to adjust. But on a typical day, I refuse to not be able to enjoy life with my girlfriends. I refuse not to be able to live a little, after all part of getting my life back and part of my fight against obesity was just exactly so that I could do just that, live again.

There has been quite a bit of Obesity and Weight Loss Surgery oriented news lately.

First was the guy on X-Factor. I am so impressed with this guy. To get up there and sing in front of millions of people knowing that you would be ridiculed and put down by people that judged you based on your size took way more courage than I would have had. At 420lbs I was really good and being invisible and NOT drawing attention when I didn’t want it. I have so much respect for this man; I fell accomplished when I say that I lost 250lbs and that I once weighed 420lbs I cannot even imagine having to start at 920lbs and having 400lbs of weight loss under your belt. My hats off to you Mr.Freddie Combs you are truly and amazing weight loss inspiration, I hope you go far on X-factor and in your weight loss journey. I would totally “Give a fat boy a chance.” Your voice and you’re courage are both astounding.

Then there was the news anchor lady who got that nasty letter from a viewer about her public responsibly to lead a healthy non-obese lifestyle. She stood up and spoke out against the bullying on the news and had courage to call a spade a spade and politely tell this viewer what for. Good on you Jennifer Livingston, way to stick up for yourself and way to fight weight bias and bullying. You’ve got class girl.

As for me, well, guess what!?! I applied for a reality show this week. I’m not going to say which one or anything just because I don’t want to jinx myself. But I’ll let you all know if I get on it. I’m also considering trying out for another show that I have wanted to be on for years but always lacked the courage to even consider trying out and knew I lacked the physical ability to do it, but, I’m going to see how I am feeling in the beginning of the year after my last skin removal surgery and we’ll see but I am pretty sure that I am going to give it a shot.

Today was a rest day in the gym but we moved furniture around all day rearranging the living room and moving things into other rooms for the carpet cleaners to come tomorrow so I am sure I burned a few calories.

Okay, it’s time for me to sit down with some tea and some No Sugar Added Tapioca Pudding and watch a little Sons of Anarchy on the DVR with mah hunneh.