First and foremost....welcome to all my new readers! I know that many of your have been following my other blog and I am so happy you came out for the unveiling of my newest adventure!
Today, at 1PM if the doctors are on time, I will have lap-band surgery. (Insert open mouths and dropped jaws here). It's a process that I have been working on for almost a year now, and through blood, sweat, and (a lot) of tears, I have finally gotten there. You can read my blog from the beginning to get the full picture, but here is a nut shell version.
I have almost always been overweight, from grade school through high school, college and the beginning of my adult life. I was willing to just accept that that is who I was; I was the Fat Friend, the Fat Sister, the Fat Whatever. Well, I am no longer willing to accept that. I am no longer willing to accept that I am anything less than what I want to be. And what I want to be is a strong, confident, exceptional mother, wife, daughter, sister, friend, co-worker, etc....
This past year I have gone through medical testing, sleep testing, pee testing and psychological testing; all with the goal of making sure that I am ready to do this. I hit a few bumps along the way (read posts below), but it has all made me stronger and so much more prepared for my journey and my new life ahead!
I have been fully prepped...I have done a 15 day pre-op diet, my kitchen is stocked with everything that I need to stay on track for the first few weeks, I have bought super comfy pants to wear for after the surgery, (I will have about 5 little holes as the process is laproscopic), and I got a great mani-pedi so I can at least look at cute toes while I am laying in bed. It's a simple, 1 night stay, and I should be back on my feet and moving and grooving by the end of the week.
I have joined an online support forum (www.lapbandtalk.com), and as you can see, I already have several followers who are cheering me on through this new venture. I have secured a strong support team, and Jim has been more than supportive through this whole long journey.....
I hope you click that little "follow" button and watch me unfold like a butterfly.....(Kinda makes me want to sing the theme song from Reading Rainbow, but I will spare all of you)!
Any and all positive comments are welcome!