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My story..hmmm where to begin well I guess I remember going to Weight Watchers when I was 8 and weighing in at 150 lbs...Not a pleasant memory from that day on I struggled with my weight.
Now I am 41 (soon to be 42 in Jan.)
When I was 19 I began working out in a gym for 4 frigin hours a day..... uggggg it was my second job I worked part time so thats how I did it I lost weight but I had to do that everyday I just could not maintain it. I weighed 130 lbs for about 2 months but began to gain soon after. I got married (my X now) and had my a son in 88 and in 90. I stayed in a very bad marriage for 10 long years... and gained 100 lbs..Food was my comfort. I finally had to end it before it ended me and my 2 beautiful sons Joseph and Joshua.
I tried every diet known to man went to the gym then I even brought a 4,000 home gym I walked daily but the most I would loss is 10 to 15 lbs... I have just done all that I know how...
I also have has one health issue after another all related to being obese mostly gastric and severe fatigue..
Sooooo now fast forward to the present...I now weigh 240 lbs. my BMI is 41. I love, love, love being me but I do not like not feeling well ALL THE TIME..... I know without a shadow of a doubt God loves me JUST THE WAY I AM but I know he would want me healthy!!!
I just got remarried in Jan. (07)YIPPIE!! I have a very healthy active loving wonderful husband named Mitch who loves me as I am but he has watched me struggle over and over again on different diets over the past 2-1/2 yrs. he adores me but worries about my health.
He knows I have looked into having surgery but at first he was not willing to even think abut me going under the knife. His fear of losing me was to much to think about.
But I saw a woman I know who had the surgery and has done so well she has lost 90lbs so far. I told him about her and he said Lois if you really think the surgery will help you I will support you. ( he was scared)
WELL.. I began my research we went to see the surgeon in Sept.
I did all my testing with all the different specialist within the following 2 week.
2 weeks after that I had to submit my letters of necessities and THEN I was approved on Nov. 6th!
My surgery is on Nov.15th@9am. NEXT WEEK!!!
I own my own business I am a Nationally Certified Massage Therapist I have a busy practice I am planning on being out of work for 4 weeks. I have another therapist who works in my office so she is taking care of my clients for me. I sure I will go into the office just to be sure things are running smoothly but I want to make sure I am on a routine before going back to work and doing massages because I usually see 4 to 5 clients a day I forget to take care of ME. I love my work but tend to forget about myself while taking care of others bodies minds and spirits.
I now realize the importance of first taking care of my need so i can therefor take care of my family, friends and clients. I no good to anyone else if I am unhealthy.Duhhhhhh you think I would have gotten it by now I have been in practice for 8 years now... I guess I had to be ready.
I am looking forward to my new life and I am committed to changing forever!! I want to go hiking, biking, swimming, horse backing I want to be able to get up on stage and sing and not be worried about everyone watching the fat lady sing I have been singing since I was in child,
I recorded (professionally) a CD for my wedding 10 cover songs but WOW was that great I want to do it again but with no fear of what others think...I want to do all this and so much more.
I hope you enjoy reading my journey.