Sep 27, 2008

WOW, I can't believe it has been 5 years!!!!!  Oh my goodness!!!  This year has been very challenging.  I am so proud of myself and my accomplishments.  This ride has been wonderful.  Having WLS is one thing that I have no regrets about!  I have so many things still to learn about my pouch...I tell you, if you do not learn the rules of the game early on when hard times come you WILL revert back to what is comfortable to you.  But with perserverence and not wanting to go back to where you  came (Large and in charge) each choice (bite) we make is an option. 
*Earlier this year I moved to Charlotte, NC
*My first love died (my daughter's dad)-(May 2008)
*My mother passed away (July 6, 2008)
Some very devestating 8 months...GOD IS STILL GOOD! 
In the midst of all that has occurred in my life, I will always be grateful from where I came from.  I have picked up a little weight because of the stress but it will not defeat me.  Don't give up on your dream of having this surgery..it saves lives.  Remember You are Amazing!!!!

It's Been 4 Years!!!

Jul 07, 2007

Wow, it has been 4 years since I had WLS (6-25-03)...I can't believe it...4 years!!!!! I have maintained my weight.  I recently had a medical setback not related to WLS..The medication I was taking gave me an insatiable appeptite.  Man, I found myself returning to old comfortable habits.  As a result I have gained 30lbs...Dang, 30 lbs.  That is a lot of poundage coming from where I have been.  My clothes fit all tight and shit!  Not good.  I have been just comfortable.  But ya'll know the truth has to come out and the realization of what we do will show up one way or the other.  I am not making any excuses but it is important to remember and acknowledge what I have been through an I promised myself I would not go back to being 315lbs.  I just will not do it.  Going back to the basics.  I will lose this 30lbs it is hindering me and it does not feel good to have gained.  So there this is how I am feeling...


Aug 01, 2002

Until recently I didn't realize that I wanted to have the surgery but I prayed about it awhile ago and one night I couldn't sleep the next day I decided that I was going to have the Lap/RNY. I think that is better suited for me because of the scars and since I have never had any kind of surgery before I was leary about the excessive pain. So I called a local dr that specializing in it and schedule an appointment. This occured in August 2002 and the next consultation will not be until March 2003. Wow, that is a long time. I was shocked about how long it would take. But you know once we decided something we want it now or yesterday. Well, I call the dr office once a month to see if they have any cancellations. I asked them to put me on a waiting list. I am excited about my decision. I realized that I do not want to be fat anymore. I have pain in my lower back and knees and ankles. It is time for the madness to end.

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Minneapolis to Charlotte, NC
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Sep 24, 2002
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