Thursday, March 13, 2014

Hey Elephant, You Look Different!

Why, yes!
Yes...I do!

As I mentioned yesterday on my new and improved-ish Facebook page.
Don't forget to click it and like it. Again "networking"! :)

I made some changes. The big one is obviously the name!

"The Adventures of Lydia and Frankentummy"! 

Rather genius I think! But then again I'm bias to my super creativity! ;)

Now here is the reason. It's the least I could do after springing it on you too quickly! Sorry!

Reason being was I felt "The 218 lb Elephant" was the my weight loss journey.
*cringe* I hate the word "journey", more on that later.
I felt it was only addressing the weight loss side. And I felt it limited me to some degree. I love the name and what I had written during the phase. But it was a phase. Several chapters during this process. And those chapters have been written. Those chapters are done. It was time to start a new section of this saga.

And just like that "The Adventures of Lydia and Frankentummy" morphed from the Elephant's legacy.

And I have to say I LOVE IT!!! It was genius, on my end! LOL! And the Elephant will ALWAYS have a special place in my heart. But it was time to begin anew!

The reasoning for this name you ask.
I think is pretty simple.
I'm Lydia and I've named my Gastric Bypass stomach, "Frankentummy".
Copyrighted. BOOYAH!
I pieced together Frankentummy because will that's essentially what my guts are now. I have my intestines jerry-rigged to my tiny stomach. And plus it mumbles, moans, and groans...much like Frankenstein.
Tried another names ,such as "Baby Tummy" and people thought I was preggos. I just hate "Pouch". That's stupid. "Tiny Tummy" was dumb. And if you use these...sorry. It's just not my style! :)

As I mentioned before I hate the word "journey" when describing my gastric bypass story.
Because it's sooooooooooooo cliche!
It's dumb.
And plus when I hear "journey", I think there is an end. For me there is no end to this ride. I will always have my guts rearranged. I will always be fighting the good fight. I will always be running. I will always NOT be watching what I eat. I will always be doing this in one form or another. It will ALWAYS be a part of me and my life now. And I wouldn't have it any other way!

I was using "process" for awhile. But it felt too mechanical. Too Mr. Roboto. Too blah! Too serious.

Then the heavens open and my mind went to "Adventure"!
I said "AH-AH! Genius, you are Lydia!" It's completely BRILLIANT!
Because that's what it is to me. A wild, crazy, up, down, sideways, insane rollercoaster of a ride. One I don't want to get off.
Scary? Yes!
Nerve racking? Oh yeah!
Greatest thing EVER? HELL YEAH!!

I feel "adventure" covers EVERYTHING that I've done. What I have left to do. Whatever else comes my way. From maintenace to more running shenanigans to God knows what else. It covers everything!
And I love it! Almost as much as I love Brent. Well some days! :) 

I sincerely hope you stick around for the next saga and adventure that is my life now!



  1. Lydia, you look fabulous! Congrats on all your hard work!

  2. I think this is a fantastic change...and I agree, it's an adventure!! I call my modified stomach "tiny tum"...not quite tiny tummy...not quite tiny tim..ha! Still waiting for a race recap woman!! ha! Love the new blog name!!

  3. See I like "tiny tum"! Hahaha! and I'm working on the recap! it's just so hard! :) And thank you!