So a few things I felt like sharing with you.
Back in 1996, I weighed 406. I had gastro-plasty. That’s not the band, not gastric bypass, it’s an unmovable band with staples under it. They cut me open, took out my gallbladder, and made me a pouch instead of the humongous stomach I had given myself. I was still in my 20′s, used all kinds of drugs, and let me tell you! These certain drugs that people think will make them skinny? Yeah, I tried that and it doesn’t always work. Maybe it does for some but with me, I just kept getting bigger. I’m sharing a picture and I hope my friend in the picture with me doesn’t get mad (that’s why I’m not saying who he is). You’ve seen pictures of me now, now see how it all started.
I have never stretched out another stomach like some other patients did. I used to know a guy that lost like 300 pounds with the surgery and when I saw him a few years ago, he was bigger than when he had the surgery! I lost about 100 pounds with the surgery overall. I’ve been struggling to get rid of the rest since. Yes, I don’t eat as much as anyone else, but I eat 6 times a day because if I don’t, my pouch closes really tiny and I’ll barf whatever I tried to eat. I’m lucky that I’m at 209 and not 406 or more.
Surgery is NOT for everybody! If you try my plan, you will lose weight and you will not believe you ever wanted to put yourself and your body through that! Plus this way you’ll be healthier and in shape instead of having all the excess skin like I have. If you don’t have to for medical reasons, please try my plan before you put yourself through all that! I wish I knew then what I know now at 41. I could have saved myself a lot of time and money.
I gave this site name to a girl where I work and wanted to praise her. She works 40 hours a week, has a baby at home, plus she goes to school at night. You know who you are, I’m just proud of you and wish you the best! Hope your midterm went well last night too. I don’t share this site with most people that I have to be around in my work life because it’s none of their business but she seems really cool and so smart for her age!
Dallas seems to have had a small setback. I keep telling her that it’s okay and everything will work out. Hope she listens to me because she doesn’t have many positive people in her life.
Finally talked to Kansas last night. She said she’s afraid to weigh after taking 5 days off for the funeral and helping family and eating whatever people brought over. I think she’ll be fine though and I will be there to help her out. For some reason, her Pacer app is not linking correctly to her MyFitnessPal either. If anyone has any suggestions, please let me know!
It’s Wednesday, hump day, let’s have a better day today! I’m shooting for not having to take my anxiety meds. What will you do to make today great?
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