Saturday, November 23, 2013

Aztec Football

I just had to write about how proud I am of my team tonight. They took care of business and upset Boise St in another OT thriller. They took chances and they made plays. This is what football is all about. They have heart and their coach and the biggest set of cajones in college coaching. They are everything the Chargers AREN'T. They over achieve. They started 0-3 and now they are 7-4. They got themselves up off the mat and started kicking ASS. I'm an AZTEC4LIFE and I couldn't be prouder!

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Gastric Sleeve

I haven't posted anything for a while so I thought I'd write something, even if it's short.

Things are going ok. Seems like this year is flying by. I like my job at the RTA. I wish it paid more of course but who doesn't want to be paid more, right? We might get a bump next year with the new union contract. I just hope they don't screw the new guys. Domino's is ok. For the most part I like the work. It's pretty easy stuff. And or course I like working with Shealy and most of the other guys and gals. Ralph is still a pain sometimes. I just don't understand his thinking. But he's better than James (the area manager) so I guess things could be worse.

The "holidays" are coming up. Probably won't be much of a big deal in my life. I will get PAID days off from RTA for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's so that's cool. Maybe next year I'll be in a better position financially to enjoy them a little more. At least at this point in my life I'm making plenty to pay the bills and save a little. And of course fix my car. It seems like every month I have a couple hundred in expenses going to that thing.

And the big (as in "gordo") thing going on in my life is my pursuit of bariatric surgery. It's been a slow process thus far. Last week I saw a gastroenterologist. She recommended I have a colonoscopy. So I'm doing that on the 20th. I also had to give a stool sample. One of the grossest things I've ever experienced.

It's interesting how over the years I always thought that people who got bariatric surgery were "cheating". Part of that thinking was that I was probably jealous that I didn't have that kind of money or insurance to get it done. Now that I do have decent insurance and my out of pocket expense is reasonable my whole thinking has changed. At this point in my life if I don't do something drastic I'll probably die in the next 20 years. Now I figure even if I get the surgery I'm still going to have to do a lot of work to keep the weight off. I don't want to end up like Jim T. But getting it done will be a HUGE boost in helping me achieve my health goals. I would love to get back under 300lbs and STAY there for the rest of my life. And I think getting under 250 is even realistic if I put in the work and stick to thing. Next Tuesday is going to be a big test when I have to fast for about 24 hours. I don't think I've ever done that. We'll see how it all goes!