T-15 Days

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!
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    Its not as easy as everyone seems to think, but its worth it.
    1933 days ago
  • PATTYR81
    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!

    1934 days ago

    Comment edited on: 12/3/2012 1:50:53 PM
    Good luck! emoticon
    1934 days ago
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