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Sunday, December 02, 2012

So in October 2009 I spoke to my doctor about Weight Loss Surgery. I thought karma was being cruel because I was one of the people that said Weight Loss Surgery was for cheaters and quitters and those who wanted the easy way out.

I have struggled with my weight for the last 15 years. I was always the good kid and never tried drugs because I knew addiction ran in my family. I was even careful never to drink very often for fear of addiction. A doctor once I told me I might be addicted to food and I laughed at him. This all seems like some huge cruel joke. But the joke is on me and it has been for a while. I do have issues with food and I tend to over-romanticize the experiences. I think about food more than most people and it has taken my life over.

I need help, and I am getting it. In two weeks I am going under the knife to get Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy. Therapy starts this week along with my clear liquid diet so I should be extraordinarily pleasant to be around. emoticon

There were a lot of things I needed to do to get here. Some were easy, like giving up soda; some I am still struggling with, like portion control. The reason I know this option is right for me is because I am not doing this for vanity sake. I am doing this so I can do Zumba and karate again. I want to do 5ks and hikes again; I want to ride a bike without praying the back tire doesn’t blow out; I want to be able to go to a restaurant and not have to move from a booth to a table because there is not enough room.

I have to give up a normal dietary life for this surgery and that doesn’t scare me as much as trying to diet and failing again does. Sparks preaches about needing a lifestyle change; well I say BRING IT ON!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
PGNBRI 12/4/2012 12:37PM

Its not as easy as everyone seems to think, but its worth it.

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PATTYR81 12/3/2012 1:48PM

    I'm with ya up until the 'have to give up a normal dietary life for this surgery'.

What I have found is that I've given up my bad eating habits and junk food. I guess that was my pre-op 'normal' that got me to almost 300lbs. emoticon

While I'm still learning, I'm finding is I feel (and look) WAY better on my 'new normal' emoticon

I admit I DO miss the occasional diet soda and junk items. But the health benefits alone have made every change worth it!

Wishing you the best on your journey!


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FIGHTLIKEAGIRL2 12/2/2012 7:24PM

    Good luck! emoticon

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