Hi everyone! I am excited to have found this forum. I will be having lap band (Reliance band) next Wed., July 28th. I am 48 years old and have been overweight all of my life practically. It is time to spend the "other half" of my life getting fit. I have never been a "fad" dieter...I do not believe in those..but have certainly had my share of Richard Simmons Deal-A-Meal, WeightWatchers, etc. I do pretty well at losing the weight, but it is so easy to gain it back. I have diabetes and am on Lantus, Insulin and a few other meds. I am one of those who believes "exercise kills".
I LOVE to cook, love to watch reality shows, "Top Chef", "Next Food Network Star", "The Batchelor", and so on. I am a radiology transcriptionist. I got married four years ago (my first marriage) and have no children. I love, love, love animals, in particular cats. We have six cats and one dachshund. All cats were adopted from shelters.
My daddy passed away last Father's Day, and I am back-and-forth to Lexington to take care of my mom...I rotate weeks with my sister and brother. Born and raised in Lexington but live in Conway now. I miss my church, Red Bank United Methodist, most of all and my friends, but I see them all fairly often.
I am looking forward to corresponding with others in this area of Conway/Lexington and all points in between in SC who have had or will have lap band procedure. I will post a picture of me just as soon as my hubby shows me how!!!!