Two years ago today I was in the hospital having a life-changing surgery...gastric sleeve. Though I've not lost all the weight I had hoped to lose, I DO NOT regret having it. I must admit that I did get somewhat burnt out on my food choices...I'll be the first to admit I'm a picky eater. This lifestyle may be easy for some people, but not for others. When having to decide whether or not to have any type of gastric surgery, one must remember that this is for the rest of your life. This type of lifestyle CAN BE maintained if you want it bad enough, and I want it bad enough.
I need to get about 20 more pounds off then my surgeon will hopefully approve me for skin removal. It's so embarrassing to have this loose skin and the health issues it can cause. However, I am determined to get the weight off, hopefully ASAP.
The goal for this year is to work on that remaining weight. I've got a partner now (my daughter), who though she didn't have the surgery, she's working on getting some weight off too. My biggest drawback is I absolutely HATE to exercise, but I know I'm gonna have to if I am to succeed. My daughter works during the day and has 2 little boys, so our getting together will be hard to set in stone...it will have to be whenever we can.
If you are considering some type of weight lose surgery, don't let anyone talk you out of it if you need it done to save your life. I was told I could die during the surgery...but that can happen with ANY surgery you have, no matter what type of surgery. Do this for you! I did it for several reasons:
1) I wanted to be healthier and to get rid of the pain in my back and joints.
2) I didn't like the way I looked.
3) I couldn't find any clothes I liked that would fit me.
4) My husband/kids/caregiver...in the event I became bedridden or wheelchair bound, the lighter I was the easier it would be on their bodies if they had to help me move around.
Here's to losing the rest of the weight I need to get off and a healthier rest of my life!