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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

NSV

Good afternoon all.

Been busy this morning. I am love being busy too. Before I used to dread it. Not anymore. In fact the busier the better!

Another thing I am noticing too is I used to DREAD having to go back upstairs for anything. Mainly because my knees hurt sooooooo bad. I am finding my knees do not hurt hardly at all in its getting much easier to take those stairs. A definite NONscale victory for me!!

You know there are so many ways to lose weight. Count calories or carbs, go to a facility such as Nutri System, there is Weight Watchers and the list goes on and on. On that ginormous list is also weight loss surgery.

I have tried soooo many of ways. I have lost. I have plateaued. I have gained. I have lost again. I have tried too many years and I am not getting any younger.

I looked into bariatric surgery very skeptical. I went in with the intent this was NOT going to be for me. It's funny how we THINK we know about something...until we actually begin to research it.

Research I did!! A lot of it.

I asked questions.

I attended weight loss support meetings where they shared very candidly the good, bad and ugly.

I learned a lot.

I saw amazing transformations.

I heard some REALLY scary stories of complications.

I only heard 1 person state they regretted the surgery...she was 1week post-op.

I guess what I'm trying to say is if losing weight were as easy as just eating less, well the weight loss industry would not be multi-billion dollar industry.

I truly admire anyone that looses weight...no matter how they do it because there is truly no easy way to do it. It's hard work. And yes even having weight loss surgery is hard. It certainly is NOT the easy way out. It's a tool and we can choose to use it or abuse it just like any other tool.

We are all in this together and really shouldn't we just try to encourage each other? No matter how we have decided to go about our journeys. After all it is a personal decision and what might be the right choice for one person will not be for another. Only we can make that decision for ourselves.

Thanks for reading and encouraging me. I appreciate each and everyone of you.
Until next time...
Trish

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