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Well, I finally came to the realization that gastric bypass surgery was what I needed, a little over a year ago. I did not take that decision lightly and If I thought for one second that I could have done it on my own, I would have never opted for the surgery. It was a huge personal decision, that I am now glad I made. It was of course a bit scary at times, but I was also disappointed in myself for getting to what I deemed "The point of no return". I had the surgery five months ago, and thus far had much success. I feel much healthier, and going to the gym is that much easier. I feel as though I have in a sense, started to reclaimed my life and in the end, I hope to prolong my life. I have close family members and friends who've made the choice to have the surgery 4 to 5 years ago. It wasn't for me at the time because I thought that it was an extremely drastic measure and a "quick fix". I almost thought that it was a cop-out. It took me years to see that I was wrong. I just wasn't ready to admit that it was what I personally needed. I am glad that I waited and weighed my other options, and I am glad that I waited until I was ready. Over all this has been a positive experience for me and my family because I have started to "live" again and I am totally looking forward to taking my son to Great Adventure this summer on going on RIDES!! (Something I've been to scared to try in a few years now because I didn't know if I'd fit) It's the little things in life that I am starting to enjoy, that were harder for me to do five months ago. Plus the added energy do to not having to carry around all of that extra weight helps a lot too. I still have some weight to lose of course, but I am well on my way. I will never forget where I was and how I felt why I was there, that's why I will always be sympathetic towards people who have faced the weight challenge. I would never be an advocate for this surgery, because like I have said before it's a personal decision, but it's the best decision I have made for myself besides marrying my husband and having my son.
I have set a lot of goals for myself. Some I'm not sure that I'll accomplish, and others I'm getting closer to accomplishing with each passing day. I'm getting healthier, and I want to continue to get healthier. I want to be able to be healthier than I was at 19. I want to be able to go the gym and do cardio for about an hour and a half. (I'm half way there) I want to try for another baby, as long as my health is in check. I would like to go to school and become a social worker, or Juvenile Probation Officer because I love kids and what ever I could do to help the ones in need or trouble would be extremely rewarding for me. I want to be the best Mother I can to my son, which weight didn't actually play a part in my ability to Mother him, but I can do so much more now. (physically) I want to be the best Wife I can to the husband I love more than anything. He has stood by me through thick and thin.... Literally!! And I at least owe him me, healthy.