well, here goes!! I am a 53 year old woman who has struggled with my weight for as long as I can remember!! When I was a child my father used to take me shopping and we had to look for stores that had clothes for "chubbettes". I had a short period of time after my divorce that I got thinner but it was not accomplished in a healthy way and soon after I met my current spouse - the most wonderful man in the world - I have gotten back up there. It has been especially hard after the death of my mother in October 2005. I am an only child and had to look after her the last 6 months of her life. Once she was gone I fell into a world of emotional eating once again.
Oh, I have tried all the diets - SureSlim, Dr Bersteins, Weight Watchers, Herbal Magic!!! All work great for a while but you know, once you stop it all comes back plus more!!! I am actually quite active, treadmill, Curves (but not for the last 4 months!!) and I curl twice a week in the winter. Sounds good but I also LIKE TO EAT!! Breads are my downfall!!!
I have been researching WLS ever since my girlifriend had an RNY here in Canada - unfortunately it is a 5 year wait here for any WLS and they put you through more hoops than any insurance company in the US!! I am totally sold on the VSG as the tool for me!!
My wonderful significant other is the most supportive and compassionate man and has seen me through up and down!! He will stand behind me no matter what decision I make and says he will "love me no matter what size I am" but for him it's a health issue as he wants me around for a long long time!!
As soon as we can get our finances together (hopefully in the next 30 -45 days) I can finally get my "banana" and be on the road to the rest of my life!!!