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Out of My Comfort Zone

Sunday, July 21, 2013

In many ways this past week has been uncomfortable... between the haze, heat, and humidity and exploring new paths to go down,
I have been maintaining about a 30 pound weight loss. While that is great... I still have nearly 100 pounds to go... so maintaining at this level ... well let's just say it's time to move forward.

I went to a presentation called "Surgical and Non-Surgical Treatments for Obesity." The options for long-term weight loss discussed were mainly the surgical options.(which are not for me) However the support offered to the surgical candidates just might be what I need to help me move forward. The great news is that my medications would be closely monitored. I thought the hospital based program was just for surgical candidates, but the surgeon told us that over the past two years there have been more non-surgical coming to the program.

This may be the additional tool that I need for my journey.

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BIGLITTLEWOMAN 7/23/2013 10:22PM

    You do a wonderful job of exploring options and opportunities. I recently looked into a program for a relative that sounds similar to this. It seems that you are surrounded by professional support that takes a bit of pressure off you. The program is already tried and true, you don't have to pick your way along the path experimenting with what works, what doesn't work. Truly Nancy, you have the determination needed for success. I have much to learn from you.

Make Beck proud and give yourself that hard earned credit. emoticon

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KO1215 7/23/2013 11:28AM

    Go for it!

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SUNSET09 7/22/2013 9:12AM

  Thirty pounds; emoticon Keep up the good work and don't grow weary in well doing! Be the change and keep your eye on the prize! It's life style change not a quick fix! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 7/21/2013 9:36PM

    First of all, congrats on the 30 lbs. kicked to the curb. That is a wonderful accomplishment, then to have maintained it . . . even better.

Good for you for seeking out more support. That may indeed be just what you need. Never know till you try, right!?!

HUGS and best wishes.

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WATERMELLEN 7/21/2013 1:56PM

    I also congratulate you warmly on maintaining the 30 pound weight loss, and agree that exploring the support given surgical candidates through your hospital's program may be of great assistance to you.

I am sure most of us know people for whom the pre-surgery program was hugely successful -- people for whom the surgery was successful -- and otherwise.

But keeping your options open and exploring new pathways is a terrific idea. We don't have decisions to make until we create options.

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TRAVELGRRL 7/21/2013 1:18PM

    Hi Nancy,
I too want to offer my congrats for the 30 pounds that are staying off. That's great -- you have the confidence and ability to KEEP off what you TAKE off!

I love that you are always willing to explore new things. I actually have read many blogs from fellow Sparkers who thought they were ready for weight-loss surgery, but after going through the pre-surgery program (6 months, I think) realized they had the ability to do it without surgery.

I love that this is through the hospital so you know it's not a fad or gimmick. I wholly support this direction and the possibilities it represents for you!

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MLDRLD 7/21/2013 10:19AM

    Wishing you all the best as you make decisions concerning your journey. Congratulations on the 30 pound weight loss! You are on the way!

When I have a big goal or project, it helps me to break it down into smaller goals; the whole picture can seem overwhelming.

You can do this!

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SUNSHINE99999 7/21/2013 10:19AM

  the best to you as you move forward. I raise my water glass to your success. emoticon

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ICEANGEL0531 7/21/2013 10:13AM

    Best of luck. Congratz on your 30lb weight loss!

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