Archives for September 22, 2013

Why I am Here

Pre Lap Band

See that picture above?  That was the final straw. Or should I say the beginning to my journey.

I finally met the man of my dreams and he takes me to Zion Nation Park.  A place I had never been before and I fell in love with it.  But I saw this picture of us and knew I needed to change. Not for him, but for me.  I wanted to be better for me.   This has to be about me and for me…  I know, I have had all the talks in my head and did all the diets, but this photo was my needed motivation to change.

To start off…this new direction started with a phone conversation with my sister.  She was obese and went thru bypass.  telling me that she had finally reached her goal weight from her gastric bypass and I was explaining how I was happy for her but uncomfortable with my anatomy being re-routed and altered.  She said something to me that literally changed the way I looked at bariatric surgery.  She told me I would be a good candidate for the lap band and proceeded to explain what she knew about it.  My sister just so happens to be a nurse with a master’s degree in nursing education so her advice has weight…pun intended.

Why I started This

I wanted a place to record my thoughts, my fears, my questions (and I have many), and my journey.  To help me and to help others who are looking for the same answers.

So, I hope you subscribe above and join me on this crazy journey…