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11 Isn’t Always Heaven

So the liquid diet seemed to go okay today, though I did want more than I was getting, I made it through the day.  I can do this, I just have to remind myself.

It was a pretty rough week towards the end of my work schedule so I want to say that I think that is what attributed to my crankiness. I don’t think it was the lack of substance for food. I’m still not entirely sure though.

I had my creamy tomato soup for lunch and a yogurt for breakfast. Plus a Muscle Milk drink. I then came home to more Butter Nut Squash soup. I added pepper to it, though I’m not sure if that is or isn’t aloud, but it was damn tasty, so I’ll take it as a win.

I wasn’t entirely sure that I was going to make this blog tonight, as the day once again kicked my ass, and I feel myself nodding off while typing this blog. I’m trying to keep that commitment up to my readers at home. I wouldn’t recommend going straight liquid diet if I had another option. Though I really didn’t, I’m usually okay with the circumstance at hand with getting thrown into things head first, I think that’s how I’ve survived for so long.

I would write more, but the words are seemingly slipping my mind at this time. For tonight, I think I’m just gonna call it a wrap.

Twelfth Night Out

I said that I was going to blog this every night, and I just filmed my first video for this project(it will be up tomorrow). So let me get into the details for the first day.

So I was supposed to start my all solid liquid diet yesterday when I got the call, but since I had already ate most of my food by the time I got the phone call, I decided to have a last night of enjoying the food that I won’t be able too anymore. I don’t have any regrets, and I didn’t over do anything, so I think that I’m good.

So today started my first day with the diet, and I must say that I’ve handled it quite well so far.  I’ve been doing the whey protein shakes for about two weeks now, and so that wasn’t too bad. I went to work and had a Powerade Zero, I don’t care what anybody else says, anything that is zero calories and/or sugar-free is nasty tasting. Usually, a drink can be done within a ten minutes, but this took me several hours to get through.

My food that I had at work was a lemon yogurt, and a creamy tomato soup. So, I made it through work without any complaints. I hope this is my way of saying that I’m ready for this adventure. I came home and took a nap, because work did kick my ass today. I slept about a hour and a half.

When I got up, I had Butter Nut Squash soup, and some almond milk a bit later. So all in all, not bad for a first day. I’m hoping that I can keep this up.

The down side is that I’m not allowed caffeine for the next two months. So, shit is about to get real. There are some adjustments, but I think I might be more in my head than anything else. That’s it for tonight. This is the director and that’s a wrap.

 

On The 13th Day.

So, while I was at work today, I got a phone call from West Medical, and  I got the news that I’m going to have the Gastric Sleeve. I was excited to hear that, but then I heard the date, December 11th. It’s way sooner than I expected, and I got nauseous right afterward. I thought that I would have a bit more time to get in the mindset that I need, but like most things in life, I have to be thrown into the situation and adapt as I go.

This is a decision that I don’t take lightly. I had to do some soul searching, and had to get my research down, and this was something I had been toying with for over a year now. I know that life is going to change, and I know that my tastes might change as well. Being a foodie, this was one of the hardest decisions that I’ve ever had to make. Now, I realize that I can no longer make food be my comfort in life. This is good.

The hardest part is that for the next two months, I will be on a liquid diet. I’m probably going to be grumpy, and once I have the surgery, I’ll be in lots of pain, but this must be done. I also know that life will suck for the next several months as well. This is the journey I must take to get myself on the healthy path. As I have seen that I have friends and family who’ve shown support, I’ve had just as many express concern. I appreciate both sides of that isle. It show’s the love and support that I do have in this life. I’m loved far more than I feel that I deserve, and I say thank you too all the opinions.

This is the path that I feel is best. Much like my decision to go to film school, I had people tell me that I should find something to get a “practical” job. I found a way to do something I love and have a passion for, while still using the degree for something “practical”.  With all the well wishes and concerns, in my experience, I’ve discovered that only your own person truly knows what’s right for you, as I have for myself.

This is the director, and that’s a wrap.

Well….

So, I’m two days out from being done with school. I’ve spent my time watching movies that I’ve been trying to catch up on. That’s not the only thing that I’ve been doing, I’ve been working on editing, and getting things done so that I have more opportunities to gain exposure through the various social medias. Life is moving forward. I’m also getting online to search for jobs that will work with my newly gained degree.

The biggest thing that I’m having to do is divide my personal stuff from my “brand” stuff. I’m good with that as I can keep things separate and I think that will help me concentrate more on what I’m doing. I was heading this direction for the last several months as it was, now I just have more reason to do so. Prepare for more changes to come up in the next several months as I’m getting things together so that we can move forward at a faster pace, we just have to do some prepping behind the scenes first.

I’m still discovering that I’m finding enjoyment as an editor, but it won’t ever take my love as a writer and director. I’m learning to master the programs that I’ll be using from this moment on. Adobe is a great program for that.

Currently, I’m still deciding ideas that I want to get working on within the next year, as I do know that currently I’m working on two documentaries at the same time. Now’s just the time to get the treatments out before I officially start filming. My team is eager to get the ball rolling on things as well. I love the people that I’ve been working with and have added over the last several months. We are going to kick some ass.

Any way, it’s late and I’m about to go to bed. This is the director, and that’s a wrap.

Boom! And It’s Done.

I did it! A whole three years and now I’m done with school. Thank you to Los Angeles Film School for giving me the opportunity for getting my Bachelors of Science in Digital Filmmaking. This is one of the biggest accomplishments that I’ve ever achieved. The future is ahead and I’m ready to take it with “Maximum Effort”.

For the last several months, I was in a mode of panic. I was always busy trying to get things done for a deadline, and the few moments that I actually got a break, I was relieved, but it was temporary. Now, I’m fooling myself into thinking that I’m gonna be free, but it’s a lie as I’ve already been working on getting things done for Luckey Bom Films. That’s not to be outdone by the fact that The Ck Project is going to be taking off. Plus, Geeks of the IWV: Presents Geeks on Geeks is about ready to have content coming out. God Damn, I am going to be busy.

With that being said, I’m at a point where life is moving at a quick pace, as I’m going to be going through weight loss surgery, and getting the Gastric Sleeve, which is something that I’ll be documenting. That, plus the fact that I’ve been working with someone to do another documentary, that’s going to be inspirational.

March sixteenth is the day that I walk down the isle, and I’m going to be at least one hundred pounds lighter, and that’s exciting. I mentioned that life is moving at a fast pace, and I’ve never been more excited. Now that I have a degree, it’s time for me to get a better paying job and live out my dreams.

I want to thank everyone who’s been supporting me, whether it’s been on the blogs, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram. Your love and support has been greatly appreciated, especially in times when I felt like giving up. So, for the final time as a student, this is the director and that’s a wrap.