Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Smoke, Drink, and Dance the Hoocheycoo

I don't really drink. I don't smoke. And I don't "really" do drugs. Not for any ethical or religious reasons, but but I just never really have gotten into that kind of stuff.

I don't smoke bc it tastes nasty, smells gross, gives you little lines around the lips, AND I am already fat and come from a family with heart problems...I have never felt the need to speed it up. Plus, my grandma died of lung cancer and it is not a good way to go.

I dont smoke pot bc..uh hello! Who wants to get tired and have the desire to eat everything in site? I don't need any help with either of those things.

I don't do drugs because they are too expensive. hahahaha And I dont want to go to jail. I do enjoy any prescription medication I get legally. Like when I was on liquid loritab post-op. And once I was prescribed Ambiean (however you spell it) bc I dont sleep through the night. But instead of helping me sleep it made me hallucinate. I saw little trolls dancing on my curtain rod, I saw dead people in my basement, my computer screen would turn into fuzzy ocean waves, and once while talking long distance to my best friend in Seattle, I thought she was laying in bed next to me. OH, and once my dog was licking my face (I dont let him lick me...but under the influence I did) and I thought he was king of this land and he was licking me to anoint me into his kingdom.

I am not kidding. All of those things really happened and I wasnt scared bc I new it was the was kinda fun. However, after I told the doctor he would give me anymore :(

Which brings me to drinking. I am a sad drunk. I get introspective and weepy. I want to go to bed. I don't need alcohol to loosen my inhibitions. I will dance topless on a table (a very sturdy one) with just water in my glass. Also, Tracey does enjoy drinking and I feel that one of us should be in our right mind bc there is nothing worse than 2 drunk people in an argument. ALSO, it takes copious amounts of alcohol to get me drunk. By the time I have drank enough to feel something I usually end up puking.

What in the HECK does this have to do with the band? It hasnt been hard for me to not drink since getting banded. I used to enjoy the occasional Corona with Lime, or frozen daiquiri or Margarita. Post-band I have had a martini once...and I think that's about it. Since we cant have beer, that's a no-go. And while I could still have wine (which I dont like), or a frozen drink, or a martini...usually I just say "Is it worth it"? Calorie wize it's not for me. I would rather eat 300-500 calories than drink it. Ya know? And I think about what my nutritionist told me during my pre-surg consult. She said "When you are eating something or drinking something, ask yourself what you are getting out of it". For example, what nutrition or energy is the food or drink giving me.

This would apply to Pringles as well...

But you can't win them all.

I really don't know what the point of this post was. ahahahah....except to let you into my mind a little.


  1. Amy,

    No matter what is going on in your life... I get the feeling you tackle it head on and just pummel the shit out of the bad stuff happening around you.. a good attitude to have :)
    You had a lot going on in that head of yours with three posts in as many hours lol but as usual, they were fun to read. You have a good weekend and I will see you on the other side!
    PS thanks for your lovely comment on my blog xx

  2. Cara-I am so excited for you! And you are right my friend...I have so much going on inside of my's amazing I get any actual work done during the day! I can't wait for you to be on this side of the band!

  3. We can't have beer? I don't really drink anything.. don't like to feel out of control ;)... so enlighten me on this issue. Is it the carbonation?

  4. Amy - I unfortunately get the "high" from drinking a bit sooner than you and enjoy the occassional buzz! However, I agree - the calories in the long run aren't worth it. I do still have my glass of wine - but I've definitely cut back to primarily weekends!

  5. I have always stood true to the fact that I hated beer. Everyone kept trying to get me to try different kinds, that I just hadn't found the one I liked yet. (Free drinks? Yes, please!) But up until I won the contest, I didn't like any beer. That's right. Up until I found out that I was going to be able to get the band, I didn't care about beer and then a friend suggested a kind that I ended up loving.

    Since I didn't get to have it for very long before I started implementing the tools for pre-op, I don't think I'll miss it that much. I also DON'T do wine. And I'm from right next to wine country of California. Ha. That movie Sideways where they go to all the vineyards? They're a short drive from where I live. They even have tours designed around that damn movie now.

    I need my Xanax for my anxiety issues. I just finally got into a regulated spot with them, so I don't want to go backwards, although Dr Billy did warn me that my dosage might not have to be as high as it is now (I take 2 milligrams at night to help with sleeping and one in the afternoon if I have a really bad day). I'll have to wait and see.

    And the "herbal refreshments" as Cher from Clueless would put it? Yeah, that's where I started binging as an adult and then forgetting to purge because I'd passed out asleep. Many of my friends are very pro-420 (that's us Californians for you) but they're so much better at not overeating than I am.

    The drinking, I'm right with you on. Long line of functional alcoholics, so my tolerance is insane. My poor skinny boyfriend is plopped out after a couple of drinks while I'm shaking the glass and asking why they water down everything. Ha.