My story is not unlike many others and my struggle to be a normal weight for my entire life. I can recall specific weight numbers from as early as 4th grade, prom, wedding etc, etc. I am a 39 year old women with one child and a wonderful, supportive husband. I have struggled with weight, many factors getting the better of me........my Italian heritage, my Mom the food pusher, my love of food and entertaining, having a child and being so darn short. Even my surgeon told me that "I was that heavy, I was just really, really short ." I am uncomfortable all the time, embarrassed about my weight and my health is starting to suffer. This past January I decided to make my self a promise that I would lose 40 lbs by my 40th birthday. Not a huge goal considering that my birthday is in January and I had one whole year to accomplish this. Not a bad plan in theory. I started Atkins (agian!!!) and stuck to it for 3 weeks, no cheats and only lost 3 lbs, plus exercised at well. The exercise (ice skating with my daughter ) landed me flat on my back and in physical therapy for 6 weeks. So much for that. I decided to persue Bariatric surgery. I am schdeduled on Monday August 11th, 2008 and am so exicted to have this new lease on life.
I'm doin a happy dance!!!!!!!!