Bariatric surgery, NO, NO, NOT FOR ME !!!
Saturday, August 04, 2012
I am at a bit of an impasse right now.
Couple pounds on, couple pounds off, on, off .....
I could be working harder, I know that.
I have not abandoned a healthy lifestyle, just could be a bit healthier.
I exercise frequently and quite intensely.
Life this summer has been extremely busy with my college age children home and filling the refrigerator and pantry with all kinds of temptations. In addition to an abnormal amount of out of town guests and also an inlaw passing away I have been quite distracted.
Now here is the reason for my blog.
My brother-in-law, a doctor (pediatrician) recommended to me that I get bariatric surgery. I was insulted and angry. My BMI is 30 and I only need to lose 30 more pounds to achieve "normal weight". My sugar levels and all other concerns are kept under control with a minimum of medications. I can do this. I am pretty confident that most if not all, my diabetes symptoms will disappear.
Why would a loved one recommend elective surgery? And why does it bother me so much that he suggested it?
I am very thankful for Sparkpeople.com. I am not sure I could have done it alone. I have a place to come to every time I need support and guidance. I need to record my food (not daily, but frequently) and track my fitness to keep me on the straight and narrow. I enjoy reading everyone's blogs. The recipes I use are indispensable!
So, bariatric surgery is not for me! Thank you Sparkpeople for showing me there are options and I CAN DO IT!