Today I officially am starting my pre-op…phase 2…diet. It is going to be VERY hard. Nothing beneficial is easy though, right? I also need to keep in mind that it is really a short time in the big scheme of things AND it is for my safety, better recovery and overall well being.
Here is a before…
I am the one on the right! YUCK!
Oh how I hate seeing it! To think I had been 62 pounds lighter, then up up up went the weight AGAIN! I know this surgery is only a tool, but I also know it is one that I need. I am not getting any younger, I am not getting any healthier and I want to be here for as long as I can. I want to run after my kids, to play and play hard with them. With this I know I will.
My journey to health continues with a new chapter…today.
I look forward to adding new entries, knowing full and well not all entries are going to be good…happy…perfect. I will however be moving forward to a person gaining health and vitality.
I have my “Bariatric Bible” to keep me company and it is chocked full of reminders for me from now and forever more.
The next “official” photo I share will will be 1 month post-op. That will be January 15th and then once a month there after. I get excited…scared…nervous…happy all at once thinking about that.
I also want to thank you for your support and all the kind comments and emails. The support from you has been so appreciated and heart warming. I remember debating about sharing this with the world or just closing my blog down back in June. I am glad I opted to share. Thank you!