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Turning 30 like a BOSS! :D

Wednesday, October 09, 2013


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FRANKLY5 10/13/2013 11:40PM

    You are on my mind. You do what you know is right for you. I am so glad that you are giving it so much thought before you do it. But if it is the right thing for you then I wish you all the best.

Oh sweetie, It will be all right. It is just a number.

I so hope that your wishes all come true.

Fran



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FRANKLY5 10/13/2013 11:29PM

    Happy birthday.
I cried all day when I turned 29 for some strange reason and 30 was no big deal. That was more than 30 years ago. Time flys. You are still very young. It is all in your perspective I guess.
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A-DAY-AT-A-TIME 10/9/2013 8:46PM

  emoticon emoticon Happy Birthday!!! Sending you positive happy vibes.

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PATTYR81 10/9/2013 7:53PM

    Happy Birthday!

I am sending you both positive thoughts and prayers for your peace and clarity.

You didn't mention any health problems that WLS would address---?

That was my primary motivation for RNY. I spent 10+ years pondering & researching, all the while getting bigger and sicker.

When I finally went to the surgeon's orientation, I saw so many people who were WAY worse that I was. Knowing I was on that downward path to certain HUGE health problems caused me to have a calm confidence in my gut that RNY was the right choice for me.

Like so many others, I wish I hadn't waited until I was 52 years old & the brink of major health issues. But I'm finding out that God's plan is perfect for me. Life just gets better and better!

Keep praying about this and ask God to show you what's right for you.

PS: You are sooooo right that 30 is the beginning of a fabulous chapter in your life!!!

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GOALWTIN7 10/9/2013 4:29PM

  Please continue to vlog and share your journey. You are a smart girl and you know what is right for you. I want to cheer you on and wish you lots of luck.

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SWEETISLANDSUN 10/9/2013 4:18PM

    I love this Blog! You have such a great personality! I will definitely pray for God's will for you that what ever HE blesses you with no matter what it may be you will be just fine! Remember to leave all your worries unto HIM!

Just a positive outlook on the surgery... I have a few friends who had the gastric bypass and lets just say all of them had no regrets on getting the procedure done and there was no negative thing to say about it. And the best part about going through the process is that you get educated about eating right and exercising and you will have a great support team that comes with the surgery! All prayers with you! Stay positive!

God Bless!
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LIFEGENESIS 10/9/2013 2:17PM

    Thank you all for your words of encouragement and happy wishes! I appreciate it.

@SPARK-PPL-GIRL I am glad that you went back and got to know a little bit more about me and my journey, as you quickly found out that I AM heavily involved in overeaters anonymous and am acutely aware of all of the items that you mentioned. I am happy that you took the time to realize I am completely aware of the risks and complications and have made a good decision for myself and myself alone. I am sure that you realize no one needs to be taught what to do with their own lives and know that spark is for encouragement and community. I encourage you to remain positive. Thank you for taking the time to comment on my page, I hope you continue to learn about the people who share their lives with our spark community in hopes of avoiding what could be seen as embarrassing assumptions.

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SPARK-PPL-GIRL 10/9/2013 12:50PM

    Happy Birthday!

Not be be a downer, but if you've been trying really hard for the past 10-16 years then it's not because you can't without physical help.. it's because you have a serious food addiction which is a mental block not a physical one. I'm not surprised your insurance didn't cover it bc they recognize that it's a risky cosmetic surgery. Once you get rid of the fat you won't get rid of the same mentality that got you fat. There is no surgery for that. Any obesity surgery doesn't prevent you from regaining.

For me, I find the online community at Spark People and on Youtube to be enough to help me control the urge to overeat but for others that might not be the case.

Have you ever tried going to over-eaters anonymous? Those meetings are advertised in my local pennysaver for free. Maybe there are Meetup.com groups where you can meet local ppl in person who struggle with food addiction. EDIT: I see from your profile you might already be connected with OA. Hmm what do your group leaders/sponser think of your newfound decision of weight loss surgery? Also, maybe it's time to see a registered therapist about overeating if OA isn't working.

I'm serious that this is a battle of the mind entirely not of anything physical. The physical fat is only a symptom of the wavering mind. I've lost 40 pounds already and what kept me eating right and exercise? A constant battle in the mind to say no, to do what I know was the right thing and to rely on others and/or use distraction techniques when feeling like I couldn't clearly make the mental choice to continue

I don't know your medical history but you look like a happy and healthy young girl. With weight loss surgery you could lose some weight initially only to gain chronic health problems PLUS the weight back later :-(

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GOALWTIN7 10/9/2013 10:50AM

  Interesting that they don't cover lapband which is less invasive and less expensive. I would be really interested in knowing the logic behind that one.

Happy birthday, to a good year!

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STR458 10/9/2013 10:29AM

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You have ARRIVED!

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