Tuesday, June 11, 2013
May 15 2002, was my birthday or my big day, the day I had my surgery, the day that my new life as the smaller healthier me would emerge. I would like to say that I wouldn't go back and change anything. I didn't have any complications at all, I had to learn a new way of living ( new lifestyle ) and I was pretty successful with it. My weight before surgery was 380 pounds and I had a loss 220 pounds. Now over the years I have slipped and allowed some myself to revisit some bad habits. My lowest weight after surgery was 160 pounds and somehow I climbed back up 225 pounds. As I reflect back on the orientation before surgery one statement that rings out is " This Is A Tool" it is not a cure and if you are not careful and maintain your healthy eating habits and your fitness habits the weight will come back.
I am living proof that the surgery is a tool! However if you don't continue to do your part the tool will not work as it was meant to work.