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On this journey again

Wednesday, August 07, 2019

I am a 48 year old wife and mother....I am so sick of feeling embarassed to go out in public for fear I'll run into someone i know. When i first met my husband i weighed 120 lbs, now i have gone from 315 to 297. I have tried every diet under the sun, i would lose a little bit and then gain it all back plus some. My daughter had bariatric gastric sleeve surgery and her results have been so good it made me want to try it. So far she's lost close to 85 lbs in under 6 months.

I have only told a select few because most people who hear of it say you are taking the easy way out, believe me there is nothing EASY about this process, it is a complete change of life but one i feel is my last and maybe only way of taking the weight off. I truly believe this is my last ditch effort at becoming normal again, I have been a hermit for so many years being able to go out in public without worry, anxiety or fear will be a dream.

I am excited yet a little scared, today i finally got my surgery date. The first day of the rest of my life will be Sept 9th!
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  • no profile photo CD25089045
    Congratulations on making the decision to regain your health and take your life back! Having been through gastric bypass, I've heard the same thing about "taking the easy way out." That is complete rubbish that goes to show they know absolutely nothing about the process. It's definitely not a miracle cure, and now that I've lost the weight, keeping it off is extremely challenging; which is what brought me here to SparkPeople. Now that the scale has no place to go but up, I need to find other ways and set new healthy lifestyle goals to accomplish that will help keep me motivated. BEST WISHES to you!
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  • RHOOK20047
    Congrats on your decision. People who say this is the easy way out don't know what they are talking about. I had mine 5 years ago, and never regretted it for a moment. I now find it is harder for me to maintain and keep from gaining than it used to be. But I still stand by my decision. Good luck on your new journey. Do all the prep exercises emoticon they tell you to do prior to your surgery. Eating slower and taking 20 minutes for your meals. It will really help you after.
    200 days ago
    People will always have opinions about how you should live "your" life. Whether you listen (to them) or not, the decisions are up to you. It sounds like you've made one. Congratulations!
    200 days ago
  • SLEEVE992019
    Thank you everyone for your comments. emoticon
    200 days ago
    Make today the first day of the rest of your life. Surgery is just a step. Welcome to SparkPeople. You will find a lot of help and support here.
    200 days ago
    If ppl can't say anything nice, dont listen to them. My husband had gastric surgery and it's not easy and he went off a lit of meds and is healthier. You have to do what's right for you! 🦋
    200 days ago
    I'm happy for you! Good luck on your new journey!
    200 days ago
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