Thursday, August 14, 2008

Guaranteed Weight Loss Program

I told you there would be 'after' pictures, so here they are. Yep, silver smiles hasn't been smiling so much this week. This has been an experience, to say the least. By Sharon's calculations I only have to wear the braces 3 days! Yippee! Oh... wait. Darn it! That's 3 days off of the 2 years - you do the math.

Without going into all the nitty-gritty details, having the braces put on truly wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be. Having your mouth stretched open like the grand canyon, your tongue trapped by a piece of plastic, hands in and out of your mouth, a mini hose sucking out your... oh, sorry - it really wasn't all that bad.

The worst part about this is due to my bite, they had to build 2 cement cone looking things to bite down on instead of my teeth. So it's a bite, I mean bit difficult to chew because I bite down on those cone things and no other teeth - for 2 months. Kind of looks like a subdued vampire. I would have taken close-ups of that part, but I didn't want to loose all my blog buddies.

If you need to loose weight, try braces. You don't want to eat because it feels like razors in your mouth with every bite and then you have to brush your teeth afterwards. Oh yes, I'm a big tooth brushing fan, but now it takes an hour (okay, not that long, but close ;) because of what all you have to do. I have actually lost 2lbs and I really don't want to loose anymore.

Hey, if you want your spouse to tone down the talking, give them braces. I'm not NEAR as talkative as I usually am and Mark seems to be enjoying it (he's kidding... I think). Ha. I should serve him my mashed tators, minced pancakes and salad soup tonight!

Enough about that. One more little photo to share with you. My dear sweet friend Sharon sent a revised photo of my sparkling smile now. She said that the tooth fairy sent it to her. Hmm. Riiiiiight Sharon ;)

Oh yes. Plus I'm still getting used to having metal in my mouth, so my speech sounds hilarious. I won't repeat what my sweet & innocent sister told me I sound like.

And I was excited about this? Oh well, I only have 2 more years left... minus 3 days.


☼ Rocki


Angie Kelly Designs said...

OMG! You're hilarious!! LOL
You are looking SO fabulous!
I haven't had braces, so I can't speak from experience, but I know you'll get use to 'em. Just be glad you don't have to wear head gear. Oh don't have to do you? hee hee.
Did Laura get a new banner/avi in her shop or have I been working a little too close to my E6000? I wanted to comment on it, but now I'm not sure that I noticed it when I purchased from her. DOH! Anyway, I really like it! LOL

Have fun with the party, thats an order!

Anonymous said...

Ok, ok, so I guess my countdown idea wasn't the best... but hey, when you hear your dear sweet friend is in pain, can't eat, and needs some cheering up you start grasping for anything! :)

Love the titles of your photos Rocki
and braces or not, you look FABULOUS!! So I hope you feel better very soon (like tonight, in say... 5..4..3..2..) hugs!! Sharon

Grizzly Mountain Arts said...

You look so beautiful with your braces! When I think back to 1972, when I got mine.....thick glasses, etc.....LOL Did your dentist mention anything about using beeswax on your braces to help with the rubbing of metal against your lips? It works wonders until you build up some calluses.

Rocki's Rock 'n Beads said...

Hey Angie - put down the tube and step away from the E6000! ;) Yes, the lovely Sharon (manamoon) made Laura's new banner & avi. Yes ma'am.... order will be followed completely!

Rocki's Rock 'n Beads said...

Oh Sharon, I loved your countdown, I was just playing around with it:) I am very thankful for our friendship and your healing & cheery thoughts.

Hope you're feeling better in 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 :)

Rocki's Rock 'n Beads said...

Wow Jo, thank you! 1972... that would make me almost 12 :0

Actually my friend Tweety (yes, I have cartoon friends) told me about the dental wax and I'm using it. I think I will own stock in it!

You can call me Laura... said...

Since I finally got into see your blog today, I will give you MY count down (bwa ha ha ha). I would have looked at it last night but I didn't get home until wee hours in the morning. You see, I stopped by to see you yesterday, Debi, but the front door was locked (as if you knew I was coming) so I went around the back to check the back doors and, whoooom, I fell right into my old remember, the one YOU called the basement which was really that hole you dug in the back yard? I guess you didn't fill it in after I moved (escaped).

hee hee hee!!

So, I believe you should count down the days until you get your new bling removed and here is why:

Here are your options:
- 1 year, 11 months, 27 days
- 726 days-
- 17,245 hours
- 1,045,440 minutes

Now, as I am typing these numbers, they are changing (well, only the minutes and hours) but you can see, it is more pleasing to the brain that you say "726 days". I'm a flippin' genius and deserve the Nobel Piece Prize! I’ll ask you, Debi, to write my acceptance speech :-)

You totally pull of the braces look because you are still so beautiful. Oh, and thanks for not telling everyone what I called was good, though!

Sharon, GREAT job on the pic. Debi always has had a SPARKLING smile. And thank you, Angie, for noticing my new banner!!! Sharon does such a fabulous job (OK, I plugged you Sharon...where's my cut???) HA! I crack myself up today!!

Everyone- have a fabulous day. I am off to do some work and get my hair done!

Love and hugs,

ps- You ROCK, Debi!

Rocki's Rock 'n Beads said...

Wow Laura... I do believe you win the LONGEST comment award! ;) Now get back to your hole in the ground missy! (see you tomorrow)

theprimpantry said...

Thats hysterical! ROTFL!!
Love that last pic of your sparklin smile.

Anonymous said...

Gee, sometimes I feel like I should have a bowl of popcorn in front me; reading your blog and watching you guys do your sisterly exchange is better than a good movie!

Thanks for the sweet plugs - both of you!! And Laura definitely gets a prize for all that math!! ;-)

Anonymous said...

Debi, I can't see why you even needed braces in the first place, but you are still just as cute as ever!!

Hope things get easier for you soon... you'll get used to it, and before you know it, two years will have flown by... Imagine, you just had your one year anniversary on etsy the other day!!!


Rosebud Collection said...

I think you look classy..I will tell you this, you don't need to lose any weight..can I borrow the braces for a few years..Lord help me..

Walk in the Woods said...


well, actually:


T.Allen-Mercado said...

Ha! You are too funny. It's just another one of the pain staking processes to mold us into the divas we truly are underneath. At least it's not foot binding, right?! I chickened out of braces and had cosmetic work done-I'm all about the illusion of a long term committment without the fuss. After closing the gap between my two front teeth, I had a new challenge-the lisp...but it is now gone and all things are wonderful. Good luck to you, soon you'll be all smiles again!



Good for you for getting braces and having a great sense of humor. You look darling and cute and just imagine how great it will be in 2 months!