Today is a special day in my world. 7 years ago today I had Open Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery.
I was insured through my workplace, had a BMI of 54 with several health issues - severe Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, severe Obstructive Sleep Apnea, High Blood Pressure, and a host of other issues related to obesity, all of which were being treated by my doctors and costing my insurance company and myself thousands and thousands of dollars. All the while I was repeatedly denied any weight loss related treatments: no weight loss or fitness programs, nutrition classes, pharmaceuticals, therapy, nothing related to the treatment of weight loss was covered and I was denied weight loss surgery even though I was told by my doctors that many of the painful, debilitating, and life threatening conditions impacting my health would be potentially relieved and that having weight loss surgery was the best option. I began researching my options and I chose to self-pay for weight loss surgery in Mexico on June 20th, 2006. It was the best gift I ever gave myself. Well and it's also my birthday on the 28th so this is a big month.
In honor of those two fun days... It's Giveaway Time! Help me celebrate by entering the giveaway and telling a friend about the blog.
The Prize: a super cool purple Nike Gym Bag so you can hit the gym, dance class or travel to the Your Weight Matters Convention to hang out with me this summer in style and it's jam packed with some of my post weight loss surgery bariatric favorites...
9 single serving packets of Celebrate Vitamins
ENS in Vanilla Cake Batter, Chocolate Milk, and Strawberry flavors
(each delicious shake contains a high potency multivitamin, 500 mg of
calcium citrate, 4 g of fiber, and 25 g of whey isolate protein in each
A 60 count bag of the NEW Celebrate Soft Chew Multivitamin in Very Berry flavor (watch my goofy video review)
A 60 count bag of Celebrate Vitamins Sugar Free Calcium Citrate Soft Chews in Berry flavor
15 single serving packets of Celebrate Vitamins ENS in Wild Cherry, Cranberry-Grape and Citrus Splash (a full compliment of vitamins and minerals, plus 500 mg of calcium citrate in each stick pack)
3 Chike Nutrition single serving packets of High Protein Iced Coffee (contains 2 espresso shots, 20 grams of whey protein, 23 vitamins & minerals & only 2 grams of sugar in each serving)
6 Quest Protein Bars (in Apple Pie and nom nom nom the highly sought after Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough)
3 single serving packs of Syntrax Chocolate Truffle, Vanilla Bean Torte and Double Stuffed Cookie Protein Powder
1 sample packet of PB2 Powdered Peanut Butter
2 packets of Krave Jerky (Basil Citrus Turkey and Chili Lime Beef)
1 Mini Sampler Set of Sugar Free Torani Syrups (4 - 150 ml mini bottles in SF Caramel, SF Raspberry, SF Vanilla, and SF Hazelnut)
A 20 oz. Purple Blender Bottle Shaker
How to Enter: LIKE The World According to Eggface Facebook Page then COME BACK HERE and LEAVE A COMMENT on this blog posting (include a name and some email address
where I can contact you if you are the winner) Scroll down to # of comments below to leave yours. That's it, easy peasy.
For fun: Would love if you would tell me how you have celebrated your weight loss surgery anniversary or birthday as a post-op. For pre-ops, whatcha planning to do to celebrate?
***Want an extra chance to win?***
* Follow me on Twitter and tweet about this giveaway: Hey everyone enter the @Eggface Celebrating Health Giveaway http://tinyurl.com/a78ors
Contest Period Ends: Sunday, June 30th, midnight (Pacific), Monday, July 1st. I'll draw a name using a random number generator and announce
the winner here on the blog! I will also email the winner at the
address provided. You'll have one week (7 days) to respond to my email
or another winner will be chosen. Remember winners MUST be a Facebook follower of the page listed above. One ENTRY per person. Blog
comments are moderated so there may be a slight delay (up to a few
hours) in seeing your comment/entry post. Giveaway is open to anyone in
the United States (48 contiguous only.)
Big Hugs and Love to anyone who shares this Giveaway on their Facebook Page or in a group they belong to. I appreciate the shout outs. Good Luck and thanks for being a part of my special days!