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Back After 841 Days...and Officially in the 300+ Club

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

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I've always loved this site. I met a gal who became like a sister to me on this site. Sometimes I stick around for a long while and then I seem to go away, but I always seem to return. I don't suppose being away and not checking in daily has anything to do with going off the rails and gaining more weight now, do you? Hmmmm...

But 841 days? That's a long stretch even for me. I seriously cannot believe it has been more than two years since I've logged on here. I've always been a part of the "300 plus" group but had never really hit 300 lbs. In my mind I was close enough and considered myself part of the club anyway. And they welcomed me with open arms. Now I find myself, for the first time in my life, actually IN the 300-plus club. Legit. 308.20 pounds. Sigh.

Now mind you in that two years I've been on a diet or two, successful short-term with the Carb Cycling diet (Chris Powell) and then started on a journey toward getting bariatric sleeve surgery and had completed all requirements except losing the weight. I was SO close! Within five pounds close even. And then...my provider for the surgery program left, I had knee surgery to repair a meniscus tear (and was diagnosed with bone-on-bone arthritis in the process), moved and lost track of myself and my goals.

And here I am again. Half ashamed, half hopeful that I can begin and succeed again. I'm beginning to dread that word...again.

I'm up for any encouragement and once again working toward a plan of healthy eating and bariatric sleeve surgery. If you've been there, done that, I'd love to discuss.

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  • TZAPP22
    Welcome back! Don't be ashamed, we all struggle.. the struggle may be different but the goal is the same, a happy healthy life! Never give up hope!
    916 days ago
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