Welcome to my World

It’s 1145pm on Sunday, July 10th and I have sat here for a good hour staring at my computer trying to figure out what the hell to type to welcome you to my world. My words may come up as snarky or crass sometimes, but hey at least I am honest. So on that note…let’s get this party started.

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It’s 1145pm on Sunday, July 10th and I have sat here for a good hour staring at my computer trying to figure out what the hell to type to welcome you to my world. My words may come up as snarky or crass sometimes, but hey at least I am honest. So on that note…let’s get this party started.

If you have read the ABOUT section then you would know that my name is Shaina and I have two wonderful awesome kiddos. You will see pictures of them at some point. They keep me on my toes or at least they do their best to. At this current moment in time, I am 5’5 and weigh roughly 317 pounds. Which means I have gained 4 pounds since the last time I weighed myself at the doctor….Fuck. That is how I feel about that.

My weight loss journey has had many ups and downs which will be chronicled in great detail (as I have written it out as such) in another post and currently I am speeding along towards my decision to have gastric sleeve surgery. My surgery will be taking place sometime between the end of the Summer and the beginning of the Fall. With the surgery, I am hoping that I not only gain control of my weight loss and energy levels but that I also gain some more control over any of the 5 autoimmune diseases my body is wracked with. Fingers crossed as I know this is not a miracle cure for anything, I have very realistic goals, but one can hope for little things to fall into place.

Over the course of all my writing, I hope to gain some insight into other people’s experiences, I hope to become more self-aware and mindful and I hope to be able to be a touchstone to all of you going through the journey as well.

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Author: Under the Guise of Glitter

Shaye is a stylistic editor and freelance photographer in Lancaster PA. Though growing up in New York gave her a wide perspective of life, being a gypsy finally made her plant her root where the air is fresh and so is the food. She is the Mommy of two wonderful kiddos. An Autism advocate and a green-tea-aholic. Self proclaimed geek, bookworm, pansexual and lover of everything that glitters. Currently she is trying to live out her dreams while writing of her life, love and loss.

13 thoughts on “Welcome to my World”

      1. Before surgery no diet worked fully for me, it is something I am going to be discussing in various blog posts. I have numerous autoimmune disorders in my body so everything fights with one another. It was very close to the diet I was on after I had my gastric band and it was at that point that it worked a little better. But once my band was removed my weight was put back on rather quickly no matter what diet I was on.

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      2. I have an autoimmune response to a lot of things. Unfortunately they haven’t narrowed down what half of those things are. It is still trial and error, so possibly? There is a lot of hives and swelling and water weight gain and all sort of fun reactions that we don’t know what causes my body to go through.

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      3. Ok. I would be surprised if you were because it would be terminal. Hence, perhaps you should try increasing your essential fat intake and reducing your carb? That way you get all your daily energy requirements with minimal autoimmune response, essentially ketogenic.

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      4. I appreciate your advice and as I have said I have tried increasing my fats while reducing my carbs. My body does not do diet well. It does not stay the weight off. I wish it did. It is not for lack of trying TRUST me. I don’t want to stay and the weight I am. I do my best to take care of myself in order to live my life healthfully.

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  1. @Under the Guise of Glitter, you can do one thing just opt for weight reducing surgery or bariatric surgery for weight loss and after the surgery follow the diet as doctor said.

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