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Day 181 - They told me I couldn't do it!!!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

I started a book study Tuesday night last week! Made to Crave! Awesome!!! Sometimes I get so caught up with loosing the weight that I forget why I wanted to loose it in the first place. I forgot that God put it on my heart to run a weight loss camp for girls, I forgot about my beginning.

So I was thinking back when I first started my weight loss journey at 280 pounds. I was asking for advice from family and friends and I believe it was my sister (I love my sister and I know she only had the best intentions) but she said to me You're too far along in your weight gain, you probably won't be able to loose it with just diet and exercise, you should probably look into a weight loss surgery. I have to say the reason it took me almost 3 years to loose 80 pounds is probably because of that... Honestly I can't afford a weight loss surgery! Even if I could there are too many risks. I'm sure there are going to be a few people who are going to say weight loss surgery is the best way to go... but not for me! I firmly believe that there is not magic pill or magic surgery, if I don't learn how to take care of my body I'll gain the weight back every time.

So taking that, I'm now determined that I'm going to loose the weight the way it came on, I'm going to eat right and move more and hey so far I've lost 80 pounds! I'm so close to being under 200 pounds I can reach out and touch it!!! (I might even be under 200 already but my weigh in is on Saturday) With God there is nothing holding me back from being healthy and happy without weight loss surgery!!!

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    Amen! With God ALL things are possible. I'm a firm believer in slow and steady wins the race. YEAH YOU! emoticon
    2244 days ago
    Congratulations on losing 80 lbs the HEALTHY WAY.

    I know two people who have had weight loss surgery (lap band for both of them) and they have both wound up with problems with their esophagus. My friend can't even eat without having to throw up at least half of his meal. (He has a reversal and a full on bypass scheduled for next week)

    YOU CAN DO IT!!!!
    2244 days ago
    You rock!!! Please DONT do the weigh loss surgery. I had a lapband done and I dont recommend it. I dont regret it either because my sugar was so out of control and the surgery did help me control it to the point where I dont need medication anymore. And it does help me eat less, but it didnt remove the emotional baggage that has me this obese. I lost 30 lbs (most of it in the process of loosing weight before the surgery) and I gained 20 of it back. I'm working really hard to loose weight and I dont regret having the surgery for the reasons listed above, but I wouldnt recommend it to anyone. Plus my insurance covered it so cost was not an issue for me as it is for others because I know it's expensive.
    2245 days ago

    I know a gal who had WLS in June and now 5 months later has lost over 100 pounds -- BUT she hasn't eaten a normal meal since, and if she eats more than 2 bites of ANYTHING it makes her terribly ill. ITS NOT WORTH IT TO ME!

    I am determined to be HEALTHY and HAPPY and WLS-FREE! Good luck in your stretch to Onderland and beyond!
    2245 days ago
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