Monday, January 26, 2009


No, that's not a self description.

It's a description of this weight loss thing.

I feel somewhat guilty writing this, but all those people who preach that gastric bypass isn't the easy way out--they lie!

I bought into the lie--it was repeated to me over and over as I prepared for the surgery. You'll get depressed. You'll wish you never had it. You'll miss food as though your best friend is dead. The first months are miserable.

Yeah, not so much. For me, this has been pretty easy. I don't really miss food all that much. When will makes popcorn the smell makes me want some, but it's not unbearable. I have not felt hungry once. I'm the opposite of depressed and miserable. I feel better than I have in years.

And I've been losing 4 pounds a night while I sleep. For real. For the past 4 mornings I have woken up 4 pounds lighter than the previous morning. I'm down 24 pounds in 11 days.

I'm not saying there's no work involved--I exercise hard for an hour 6 days a week. But miraculously, I enjoy it. I was antsy all day yesterday because I couldn't go. I dragged the family out for a Sabbath-friendly walk through the woods to get my fix instead.

So, yeah. For me this has turned out to be the easy way out of obesity. I feel bad for people who are dieting--it must really suck.

O.K., I promise, no more surgery related posts this week.

P.S. I completely got Gay Chad in a tither by losing so much so quickly. He warned me it's not healthy. He fears for my well being. That Gay Chad is so sweet...


  1. You are awesome! Keep up the weight loss and I hope it stays easy! You went through enough with the surgeries for a little ease to be in line for you. I hope Gay Chad gets off your back. :)

  2. Aw, Gay Chad has a crush. You know... if he were real... and not gay.

    That's awesome that it's not too difficult for you and that things are progressing well.

    I hear that exercise is a drug once you start. I was always told to say no to drugs so I have never started except for the 50-100 situps I do while waiting for Laura to fall asleep. She sleeps in her crib now, but she doesn't like to fall asleep unless someone is in her room. I can't sit and do nothing so I do situps.

    I don't care if you have a post everyday because it's mostly great news and I love following your journey.

  3. I'm seriously thinking of buying a Wii and a Wii Fit just so I can meet Gay Chad.

  4. I second the notion that Gay Chad has a crush on you.

    And yay for you! Losing weight while you sleep must be awesome. I wish I could eat a box of GS cookies a day and lose weight while doing that.

  5. I too wish I could lose 4 pounds in my sleep. Especially since I am in diet mode right now and ALWAYS hungry. And I too am a little bit jealous that Gay Chad isn't in my house. But I agree - you deserve a little easy right now.

  6. The thing I have noticed the most about the "new" Brandi...other than the awesome new that you seem to be so much more energetic than before! It's awesome!

    You are doing so great!I'm really impressed that you have been doing so great with your exercise.

    I need to meet Gay Chad. Maybe he will get me to start exercising!

  7. Yeah Brandi. Wishing I could loose 4lbs in my sleep.

    I'm glad this is so easy for you. Right on!!! I'm with Jamie i'm glad something is easy, you went through so much with both surgeries and even this one that your tummy is 4 oz too big... So keep up the great work...

    I love your Gay Chad!!!! So what is your fav game? Wishing we could do wii fit together. I mean come on if the boys can play Mario Kart can't we do Wii fit????
    I really want to get together and play Guitar Hero. Super fun!!!!
    Have a great day.

  8. Dang--you're completely convincing me to buy a Wii fit. And how awesome is losing weight while you sleep? I don't even understand how that works, but I'd buy it if I could.

  9. I'm sure if you had 'skinny bitch' she'd be happy for you that you are losing so much so quickly. I mean, that's what happens when you drink water for lunch. Just kidding.

    Are you doing any weight training? If not, you should. It will help with your posture if you strengthen your uper back muscles. Also, if you strengthen your lower back muscles along with your abs, you will have a really strong core, which will also help with the posture.

    Sorry, Chad. I didn't mean to cross into your 'territory'.


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