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Saw some pics of a former coworker....

Saturday, August 06, 2011

A former coworker of mine posted some pics of herself on a website. She was morbidly, I mean morbidly obese. I am also morbidly obese, but I looked thin compared to her. She had the most beautiful face.

She had lost about 85 pounds in about 2 - 3 months. She is looking amazing. I asked her how she did it. She had a right sleeve gastrectomy, where they removed 85% of her stomach.

I cannot even fathom that. She said she feels wonderful and it was the best thing she ever did for herself. You know, she had me thinking about getting gastric bypass surgery. I was researching the newest operative methods of this surgery online, etc.

No matter what, I did this before, and I can do this again. I am not getting the surgery, even if I have to stay big all of my life. I will try and try, and even if I lose just 5 pounds, at least it is a start.

P.S. She does look gorgeous though :)
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    I sent your blog to my sister, who has been tempted to get surgery for her weight issues too. I really believe that it is ONLY for those who have NO other choice (and I'm not really sure WHO that would be, but clearly it is NOT YOU!) I have a friend who did this and is suffering many after effects. I'm not sure her health is any better now. Thank you for sharing your thoughts about this and getting the discussion going. Good physical health takes WORK. Period. Since we have to learn how to eat healthily, we may as well do it BEFORE the surgery and forego all the risk!! Jo
    2166 days ago
    Yea you!!!! I've been a nurse for over 30 years and have had many friends get the surgery ...everything from the total bypass to the balloon, the band, the partial and the sleeve. Fast wt loss is a given...the bigger you are the more you lose in a very short time...but then comes the downside....the vitamin deficits, the adverse side effects, the "eating around the proceedure" attitudes, etc... I work with a nurse who nibbles all day long..lost 80# and has 100# to go and just can't get any progress. It's been 2 years for her..and BTW.she heads for the bathroom to barf after each hour of nibbling...her stomach just can't handle food. She's off a LOT has kidney infections, feels tired all of the time and is just not the example I want to follow. It may take me years to reach my goal...but I will do it with common sense and good habits being formed and you can too. Never compare yourself to these artificial means of wt loss....just keep Sparkin'!!!
    2173 days ago
    I applaud you for going the natural route. emoticon
    Surgery is not always safe nor successful.
    2180 days ago
  • REDSHOES2011
    These operations have a price to pay like vitamin and mineral deficiencies because they are starving themselfs to weight loss.. Still have to learn to eat correctly as the stomach is a muscle and it can be stretched..
    If you do a gastic bypass team search on sparks.. Many people find out it is not the ultimate solution because the weight can creep back on when the first side effects of having the operation die away..
    I never thought about a gastic operation- I wanted to learn to eat healthy instead.. Paying for help was the best investiment I ever made.. The information still works..

    I have learned to live with modifying my food.. Moderation is a tough guy to dance with- but whom said life was supposed to be easy.. I make choices now.. Hard cold choices..

    2180 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/6/2011 10:02:24 AM
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