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The first Countdown!

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

So next week is a big week. I’m having a breathing test on Monday…..an appt with the surgeon on Tuesday…and an appt. with a pulmonologist on Wednesday. Yikes.

My mind is so full of different emotions….fear….excitement …nervousness….did I mention fear? I just want to get the show on the road. Now that I have made a decision…I just want to run with it….and there are soooo many steps yet to take. And I have no idea what half of them are. (And the fact that my deductible is paid for the year is also incentive!)

But I know that I am all in! Whatever it takes to make this work….I will do. I can’t stand all the pain I’m in. And I know if I drop 20 lbs. a lot of the problems go away. Imagine what happens after 100 lbs!

I am determined to look at this positively! I will not whine when all I can eat is unsweetened Apple sauce!!! Hee hee! (You might have to remind me of this!) I’m just glad I have all of you! You are the best support ever!

Thanks for that!


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    Wishing you the best. I know it wasn't an easy decision and that you are a person who will do what it takes to follow-through for maximum success afterwards.
    1760 days ago
    Thinking of you and hoping all goes well. Hang on, I truly believe you can do this!!
    1760 days ago
  • NANCY-
    Hey Keri, unsweetened applesauce is very tasty. The brand I use is Mott's Natural.
    Ingredients: APPLES, WATER, ASCORBIC ACID (VITAMIN C) I'm sure there are other healthy brands out there. I've even made my own.(apple tree in backyard)

    I can get the applesauce in individual serving cups for my son's lunches and snack or a jar. Give it a try you might be surprised.
    We love the unsweetened.

    1761 days ago
    you have made a difficult choice you know what you now have to do we will be there routing you on.
    1762 days ago
    All the best.
    1762 days ago
    A difficult decision made... now just follow the path and see where it leads. There will be experts to help you along the way.
    1762 days ago
    I know it's not an easy choice. We all have to follow our own path. If you watch the Today Show, you'll have seen Al Roker lose and gain, lose and gain, even after the surgery. I saw a special on him recently and he is pretty much like ANYONE who maintains a slim body: he bikes to work, walks on the treadmill during his lunch hour and at home, primarily eats fish, chicken, veggies and fruit. So as long as you are going into this with your head in the right place, knowing it is NOT a panacea, I'm in your corner and wishing you nothing but success! Keep us informed, I'm certainly curious about the process you'll be going through. Take care!!!
    1762 days ago
  • WILDKAT781
    hoping all goes well for you
    1762 days ago
    Keri. It is a difficult choice you have made and I know you have researched it well. I do know people who have had the surgery and are so happy that they did. It will ONLY work permanently if you follow ALL the rules FOREVER. Get your mind around the fact that you are about to change the way you eat forever and that there is no changing your mind later and you are away to the races. Enjoy the process and learn all you can from those who succeed and those who have failed. Learn ALL there is to know about what your future holds. Keep going. You are going to be so happy when you get sailing.

    1762 days ago
    emoticon emoticon I will be thinking of you next week! HUGS!
    1762 days ago
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