Soooo...Here's my Story. My name is Lisa. I am 48 & single. I have been overweight for as long as I can remember. I have been a yoyo dieter for most of my life & have tried most diets including WW multiple times and Jenny Craig twice I have lost anywhere from 30-80# on many occasions only to gain it back plus more. Most of these efforts were when I was younger. Approx 10yrs ago I came to the conclusion that I need to accept who/how God made me & be happy. If I didn't, I would have kept getting larger and larger. I am facing knee replacement & my Surgeon explained if I could lose some of this weight I will be able to do the exercises needed for my knee to be limber. If not, my knee will go stiff and it will be difficult for me to ever exercise thus I will continue gaining. It is a cycle he has seen many times. So if I ever want to do something about this weight...and take control of my life...NOW IS THE TIME!.
What is a journey without an adventure? Thus I am starting this new journey. WLS is covered by my insurance (Medical Mutual) upon mtg their requirements. I started my 6mth PCP monitored diet. I've investigated the different WLS and Surgeons and eventually with the help of info on this website as well as info shared by a few here...I have decided on the Lapband and Dr Curry. I am striving to loose what I can now in hopes that I will be APPROVED and any weight I have lost will be gone forever and then I will have that extra help I need to continue my journey.