Eight years ago I had lost 80 of my 330 lbs on WW -- it was to be my last shot by myself, and then if I didn't make it, I would consider the RNY. Then my father passed away and I started to gain the weight back AGAIN -- I had lost and gained 100 lbs about 3 times. I thought, "NO WAY!" I knew I needed spine surgery in my lower back, which was becoming debilitating, and I knew that I would never get through the surgery well and have a good recovery with all that weight on me.
Then, like Carrieb., I went to a documentary. This one was by a female comedienne. It was not very funny, but riveting. Her surgeon was in the audience, and when it ended, I went to speak to him. The things he said to me were jarring and gave me the final push to make the decision. One of those things were that for someone who had lost and gained weight so many times, my body was just waiting to grab fat back on my body at every turn and I was not on an even playing field. It would ALWAYS be a battle. The surgery could give me a normal life. That night my decision was made. I called the Dr. whose info session I had gone to and made an immediate appointment. I was on the table 2 weeks later, glitches and all (when I make a decision, I can move mountains).
I'm a guidance counselor -- How do I say, "Just DO IT" about anything when I didn't about something so obvious!?
My young son was starting to have weight issues.
Several hundred other reasons....
Marla a/k/a Feistyemm
Surgery Date: 4/21/2005; HW: 329/ SW: 271/ CW:145/ GOAL: UNDER 150
Highest BMI: 54.7; BMI Now: 24.1 -- Jeans before surgery: 32. Now: 6-8
PS: LBL, Bracheoplasty & Thigh Lift: 2006/7, UBackLift & Breast Implants: 2012/8