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Thursday, August 25, 2011

Let Me Tell You a Little Story About a Man Named Twinkie

I had a major fail on my eating choices yesterday.  Here's the list of what I ate...just keepin' it real:
  • Breakfast: Peanut Butter & Jelly on toast w/ a glass of milk
  • Lunch: Sugar cookie with a melted chocolate truffle baked on top
  • Bag of Goldfish crackers
  • Snack: Vanilla Bean Frappaccino
  • Dinner: Carnitas Tostada with chips washed down with a Strawberry Daiquiri
  • Dessert: Frozen Yogurt sundae with Peanut Butter Cups and Chocolate Fudge
And wouldn't you know it as I am waddling out of the Fro Yo shop last night with some serious tummy pain, I hear this comment come out of nowhere "I like your blog."

I turn around and see a cute young family sitting at an outside table.  I say "huh?" (classy, right?)

The man (whom I will call "Twinkie") at the table repeats himself and says "I like your blog."

I say:  "Uumm...thanks? how do you know my blog?" and it turns out Twinkie knows my blog through my surgeon's office.  I forgot I was in their newsletter last month...or maybe it was from a past support group meeting? I can't remember.  He was very complimentary of the blog and my weight loss journey which was good to hear.

However, I must have had the most guilty look on my face as I pretty much felt like the biggest hypocrite that's ever walked the face of the Earth after the fabulous day of eating I had.

Anywhoozle, it turns out that Twinkie is getting his band in October.  Go Twinkie!  I hope to see you at next month's support group!

PS: I have a fill scheduled for next week.  I ran into my surgeon's nurse practioner today (Hi Reeger!) and she may be able to fit me in sooner.  The fingers are crossed!


  1. wow, thats nifty that someone recognized you becuase of your blog.

  2. Oh Boy! I can feel that guilt. But hey you are now a famous GAL!!! Because you have done wonderful things with your band, you can once in a while have the kind of day you had.

    What a great thing to be recognized for the blog that helps and energizes so many! Woo Hoo

  3. We are human. What's important is that you always get right back on the wagon. Think of it this way, if you had not been there at that time you would never have met Twinkie and learned what a difference you are making. Instead of guilt, feel encouraged. Take care.

  4. Hey, a Snacks 'R Us day for sure. I'll bet you're back on the wagon with lots of protein today. And, you're famous. :)

  5. Wow...your day yesterday looks delish! Also - it's my firm belief (that I borrowed from Amanda Kiska) that everything in moderation. You know, yesterday may have been one of those days for you, but seriously - just because you're famous in blog land doesn't mean you're not still a regular person that likes a snacks day once in a while. Good for you with the accountability. *hugs*

  6. Eh! I think it is good for Twinkie to know that perfection is unrealistic. You work hard, chica!! As long as you work hard, you get to enjoy life a little. :)

    Have I mentioned lately how much I can't wait to meet you?

  7. eek..that would freak me out a little too! I wouldn't worry about the food thing that much..Not great choices but tomorrow is another day.


  8. That's pretty awesome that you are famous!