Well readers, this is sort of a "business" type post, and it's a bit ackward. I'm sure I'm going to alienate some of you with this post, but in the spirit of what I've always tried to do - which is be brutally honest - I'm going to do that here, as well.
It's not that dramatic, and I don't want it to sound so. First off , something good. You might have noticed that I have added a "photos" tab to the top of the blog. This was a suggestion by Cath - thanks! I'm going to start adding photos to it. My wonderful husband has given me server space and worked out a way for me to have folders breaking it down into before, after, surgery photos, etc. So you'll be seeing that if you are interested in pics. I just have to find some time to add the pics as it will be a little time consuming!
Ok, so when I started losing weight it was for no one but myself. I really didn't think that losing 226 pounds would happen in a million years. I did not do it for money or accolades or anything else. However, now that I accomplished what I did, I can't help but feel a little....jealous?....resentful? when I see shows like Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition and people who #1 had a personal trainer, #2 a nutritionist, #3 had their food paid for, #4 took 3 months off of work and got paid AND lost less then I did and then get a $50,000 gift card from Walmart at the end??!! Wow. I have to admit that there's a part of me that is like "what about me?"
Maybe this is a crappy way of thinking, and if some of you are thinking that, I understand.
This week I received notice from my insurance company that they are going to pay for part of the surgery that I had to remove the excess skin. Any guesses to how much? Well, out of the over $12,000 cost, they are going to pay exactly $1,041. Yup. And I SO want to get my thighs done because they look so terrible, but I can't justify the cost.
So, I am trying to raise some money to help pay for that to happen. You may have noticed that I've allowed some ads to be added to this blog. And soon I will be buying my own domain name and will have a button on there for people to donate to the cause if they so chose.
Please don't hate me for doing this. If you can/want to donate, great. If you can't or don't want to, that's fine, too! I would ask that if you got anything out of this blog or my story and have 5 minutes, would you consider writing a letter/e-mail/Facebook message to some corporations asking for them to sponsor me?
Here are some of the corporations of products that I have actually used and loved that I have asked to sponsor me, and none have said yes, yet. I have offered to advertise their products here. Maybe if they know that people are actually reading, they will consider it:
- Panera Bread
- Bell Plantation
- Country Kitchen
As always, thanks for your support and understanding!