Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Good Morning:)

Good Morning fellow losers! Where has the time gone? Almost a year ago I was waiting for weight loss surgery and today I am a different person. It's sad to say but as we move forward in our journey the old way falls away and life takes hold of us and we no longer remember that there are others in the place we no longer are bound too. For someone just beginning their journey, I'm sure there must be some frustration over the lack of encouragement and involvement from those of us who have been delivered from our eating addictions. For my part in that I apologize, I should be there for others but I admit I fall short of helping others. This is not because I have forgotten or that I don't want to give back because I do want to give back and help others, I do give back and help others but now it is in a different way.

This surgery has given me a new life and with that new life I now have a new forum, a forum that is no longer confined to the world wide web but now, the whole wide world. Before all I could do was sit in front of this computer but now as a much healthier, active person I find that I need to be out in the world. God gave me this great gift and now I use it in a broader forum, I use it to be seen because in seeing the changes face to face people can relate and picture where their lives can be after this surgery. As a person who has been given a second chance, I now see that I must be out in the world doing instead of being unhealthy and sitting doing nothing. I have been blessed to be able to walk again, to talk again, to interact, and grow. I see a whole life that I had been missing for so long, there is beauty in this world that God granted us to see but under the suppression of my unhealthy state all I seen was those things closest around me and not all that God has given me to experience.

So know this gentle reader, while it seems that I have forgotten you know that I have not. It is only my desire that God use me now to be a living witness for His glory and to help those who are out there in the world who may not have the luxury of this web to identify and learn from my success through this surgery. I pray that those of you who are beginning your journey will continue to fight the fight and not give up because you deserve to find the health and life that obesity has taken from you.

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Monday, September 22, 2008

B12 Deficiency?

I have been real good up until now where my B12 was concerned, to be honest all my labs look good last time I was at the doctors. Today though I am left wondering, "am I B12 deficient?"

I've been walking for about 3 wks. now but in the last several days I cannot even manage to muster up the energy to do ANYTHING.... I mean not even dishes! I find myself needing to sleep all the time and I hate this need since I did this for the last 2 yrs. of my life prior to RNY. As I sit here even the act of having to type this out is almost more than I can handle. I did a search for B12 deficiency symptoms and was surprised at what I learned.

The most noticable symptoms of B12 deficiency include being tired, lethargic, weakness, constipation, and lots of gas but there are more severe cases as listed below.

Severe cases can give vitamin b12 deficiency symptoms, which include:


Numbness or tingling in the hands or feet
Insomnia
Loss of memory
Dizziness
Lack of balance
Depression
Digestive problems
Dizziness
Liver enlargement
Eye problems
Headaches
Hallucinations
Inflamed tongue
Breathing difficulties
Loss of memory
Palpitations
Neurological damage
Tinitus or ringing in the ears

You don't say eh? I would not have known there were that many side effects if it were not for the fact that I have several of them though I thought they were for another reason. It makes me wonder if the seizures some of us have had or are having has something to do with B12, they say that even if you are just borderline you can suffer from alot of these symptoms. I guess the best thing we can do is be proactive in our healthcare and even when we aren't seeing our bariatric doctor to have a blood test done at least once a month with your family physician. Being proactive in your healthcare is much better than finding yourself in my position where I don't even know if I can manage to get myself to the doctor for being so out of it. Please heed the signs and take care of yourselves. Have a great day!
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Sunday, September 14, 2008

Other blog posts

Just wanted to say that I have been a blogging fool lately so be sure to check out my other blogs and my youtube as well. You can see the lastest one here: http://www.kellieblogs.blogspot.com Read more!

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Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Walking

Last week I realized that if I were going to continue losing I would have to start exercising. I know, I know, your saying, "what?" but I am not a movement type of person being as sick as I was I got in a lazy habit just trying to conserve air. Now here I am 186 lbs. and I realize I am not ready to give in to the slow down cause I want to lose more so this girl is getting busy...Well I started walking and doing crunches.

My first day I strapped my ole pedometer to my shoe and set up on my country road to explore my environment, my goal was to walk a mile up the road and a mile back. So I started getting winded at about a half a mile but I thought I can do this and I did. I did that for the remainder of the week. So This week I strapped on the pedometer and started out again only this time my mile wasn't quite as close so I continued until the pedo said "1 mile." Ok so maybe I just read it wrong so the next day I put 2 pedos on and started out and boy was there ever a huge difference!! As it turns out my first walks were actually 2 miles up and 2 miles back and the days I walked to make the pedo say the right number I was actually walking a total of 6 miles....whew!

Now I know that to you, the kind reader you may be much farther in your walking but for me a person suffering from severe gouty arthritis, man that's a walk! Today I walked 4.15 miles, this is good for me for now, I plan to increase it as time goes on. The funny thing is, is that I feel so good!! I bet you know how this feels already though and are chuckling at my admission but truly it feels great. I guess I will have to get my camera out and walk with it one day so you can see my walk now that I have ventured off my own property and out into the world, we live in a beautiful world you know? We should all thank God for this gift of nature He created just to please us, nobodies!

Living separately from my husband and being on my own has given me alot of time to reflect on my life and where I've been and where I am going from here. The truth that I've learned is when we refused to change, our life stagnates and can sufficate us. I realize now that I've been suffocating for a long time, so long, that I think I've honestly forgotten how it was to breathe on my own. So there is a new me emerging from the darkness, a more resilent, confident, strong me who is chosing not to be sufficated anymore. What does that mean for me and my life? I really don't know but I welcome this new journey and hope that you will walk a new journey in your own life along with me.

I hope you have a blessed day!

Peace!


Edit: I just realized this never got posted so it is a week past since I wrote this! Today I walked a different path and I did take video so soon I will be uploading video for you city folks who want to experience a country walk. Until then, keep chugging along! Read more!

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Saturday, August 16, 2008

Life is good!

I'm horrible sometimes at keeping things up to date so please forgive me! I am officially 8 months out and 120 lbs. down. I weigh 192 lbs. and can wear sizes 14, 16's and mediums and larges...I guess that makes me somewhat close to normal although most people would think that is still huge. I can eat a somewhat normal meal depending on what I am eating and I rarely throw up anymore. Being this far out is more of a struggle now because my weight and eating habits are largely dependent on me and not what the surgery will do for me. While I don't lose as quickly, not even more than 2 to 4 lbs. a month I am still losing inches.

I think I would lose more if I ate better but this is my lifelong struggle. I can eat things that I shouldn't eat and I have learned I still enjoy food too much. Now I am to the point where I really need to exercise but I don't do it as often as I should. I NEVER get in enough protein or vitamins which may be the reason I have recently had a seizure...no reason for me to have one but still I did have one. This is also something that MeltingMama has documented on her website, over 300 people who have had RNY to be exact who now suffer from seizures. When you have a seizure laws states you are no longer allowed to drive for a specific amount of time, in my state, Kentucky it is 3 mos. while in Florida it is 12 mos. in some states it is even longer.
All in all life is good. In less than a year I have went from having to have help walk half way around our less than an acre pond to walking our 3 acre property without being winded at all. It use to be that I barely walked anywhere but now my husband complains that I walk to fast when we are shopping...lol Today, I even road a go-cart around our property and it was so much fun! It's funny to enjoy things that I am what it seems too old for all over again like a child. Read more!

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Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Products For Sale

I know I've had some people ask about a products list or website...etc.... and while I really want to have a website for you guys to go to I am still working on that but I did want to take a moment and list the things here I can list.

I have started selling Isagenix which I totally believe is going to give the weight loss community a whole new range of excellent products they will love. I currently have a couple items from Isagenix in stock and would like to offer them for sale. The products I have are the Isalean bars in Chocolate Crunch and Peanut Crunch. These come in a box of 10 at a retail cost of $32, yeah pretty expensive I know. What I have done is to buy a box each and will sell them individually so that you can sample one before you purchase a box. Now I am not going to offer this for $3.20 a bar which is what it would be if I were to sell it at retail but will offer these for $2 a bar plus shipping.

Here's is some information from the website about Isalean bars: A Perfect Snack Meal Alternative in a Bar
When you’re on-the-go, give your body a wave of essential nutrients with great-tasting IsaLean Bars. These ideal meal-replacement bars replenish your body with balanced protein, fat and carbohydrates—as well as important vitamins and minerals. When used as part of your Isagenix program, IsaLean Bars maximize your fat burning while safely reducing your caloric intake.

Another Isagenix product I have available is Isagenix Slimcakes. These come 12 to a box and the retail cost is: $34, the individual cost would be $2.83 a piece but I am offering these as a sample so you can try them for only $2 plus shipping.

Here's what the website has to say about these: Fiber Never Tasted So Good
Enjoy each hearty bite of our high fiber, high protein, chocolate chip oatmeal SlimCakes™. Dietary fiber is important for regularity and to promote optimal health. Each cake contains less than 190 calories and is loaded with vitamins and minerals. It’s a perfect snack for all ages.

These you will have to purchase from me because you cannot get these on the website for that price or anywhere probably. I don't know how long this promotion will go on so get them while you can and save.

As you know if you've watched my youtube videos I also sale the BNRG Wafer Bars and the Choklat Crunch Bars. Both products are excellent and you will just love them. I currently have in stock the peanut butter fudge

and the Vanilla in the wafer bars and I am selling them at a better price as I've noticed the price has come down.
You can purchase the wafer bars for only $1.50 each which is reduced from $2



I also still have the Choklat Crunch Bars for sale and I am reducing the price on these from $2.95 to just $2.30 which is what the new price will be for the smaller version but you are getting the larger 2 serving bar for this price. Once these are gone they will no longer be available in the 2 serving size so get them while ya can.


I did not realize when I posted this that I still have some Wafer Bars in Cookies n Cream left but I looked and I have 4 on hand. So if you are interested in these they sell for the same price as the two above.




Another great item I have for sale is from Dymatize. They are now offering protein cereals and I ordered some in to be able to offer as samples at a lower price. The two flavors I have is Tropical Loops and O's. These come in a box of 7 - 16 oz. servings for roughly around $17 to $18, so that is around $2.57 each. I am selling these until I run out for $1.90 each plus shipping.
These cereals are new and come in a variety of flavors. If you are interested in any of the Dymatize products I do offer these for sale but since I don't have a website its impossible for me to mention them all but you can go to:

The next product on the list is Syntha-6 by BSN Online. This is a protein shake with about 22 grams per serving. What I have is their sample stack, they sale it for $9.99 for 5 samples. I am offering it to you here for just $1 per sample.
I have Chocolate Milk Shake, Cookies & Cream, and Chocolate Mint. You can learn more about this product at their website at:

This is such a small sampling of what I sell, I can buy products from most of the companies on the net. Just to give you a sample of who I can buy from here is a small list: Optimum Nutrition, IDS, BSN, Adkins, 4EverFit, Balance Bar Company, Kay's Naturals, Chef Jay's, Axis Labs, Clif Bar, Con-crete, Oh Yeah bars, Labrada, Met-Rx, EAS, Cytosport, Cytodyne, TwinLabs, Trimspa, Myogenix, Glenn Foods, Health From The Sun, Heaven and Earth, Instone, and many, many more. Please if there is something out there you want don't hesitate to ask if I can get it and I will try my best.

Oh and don't forget to order your IDS New Whey Protein Bullets.




To order please contact me at: bakersbazaar@gmail.com or on youtube at: bakersbazaar. All the items listed on this page are listed at or below cost so there will be no additional discounts available for these items.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

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Sunday, March 30, 2008

What is your favorite bariatric product?

I just started a new business selling bariatric products. I decided after searching for good tasting products at a fair price and not finding what I was looking for or finding what I was looking for but it being too expensive I would start my own business. I thought surely there are people out there like me who've had the surgery that would benefit from my knowledge and research so I created a salespoint for anyone interested in saving alittle dough while getting good products could buy them.

Currently, I have only listed items from one of my companies I am doing business with but I have contracted with a company who sales products from over 160 companies that sell most anything you are looking for. Soon I will be selling all sorts of things but in the meantime I would like to know, what is your favorite product and how much do you spend on it and how often? Feel free to comment below this post or to the right of the screen. I really want to hear your thoughts on this! If you would like to check out the products I currently have in my store please visit me at: http://www.bakersbazaar.ecrater.com keep in mind this is just a small amount of items, starting Monday I will be listing new products and if you don't see something you want let me know what it is and if I can get it I will.

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