ok-I guess it's official if I write it down, right? I have been approved for surgery on 4/20/07 and started my liquid diet 2 days ago. I'm really excited but also nervous. I know it's a life change but what I have been trying to do on my own has not worked and I do not want to spend the rest of my life limited by my weight. It literally holds me down and holds me back. I've dealt with my weight for about 17 years now. I lost 60 lbs about 5 years ago and never dreamed I would gain it back, but I did-and then some. I've allowed food to become my "drug of choice." After lots of soul searching, I have worked through many things that I believe have increased my weight but now I need a tool to help me shed the excess weight as I have shed other negative things in my life.
I'm excited about the future but nervous also. I know that as the weight comes off there will be other things I will have to face in my life that I protected myself from with food and weight. I'm ready to do that. I want to be authentic with others but also authentic with my SELF.
I can't wait for these 2 weeks to pass so I start the next part of my journey. I want to thank each of you for your encouragement and for sharing your journey. As I type these words, I realize that it takes courage to open your heart and talk about what's going on in your life. I'll keep you posted. :)