Once again, I have made my yearly goal to blog. Yet again, it is almost the end of the year and I have posted only two. Well, I have promised myself that this will soon change. I have begun the long process of weight loss numerous times throughout my life and while I have had small successes, ultimately I have failed.
"Failure is not an option", she said as I sat in my administrators office one afternoon. Failure is not an option.
While I have prayed and researched and thought about weight loss surgery for years, I am finally making the decision. My surgery is scheduled for December 17th and I will be undergoing the bariatric sleeve.
Is it the easy way out? NO!
This is the hardest thing I have ever done. I have been dealing with doctors and scales, meetings, dietitians, strict diets and sugar free Jello. This has not been the easy way out. I am now waiting for my insurance's decision and I will know next month if all this has been worth it. I will know if I am approved to have the surgery.
A friend of mine recently had this procedure and she has been telling me her journey and what to expect. Yesterday, while we were discussing eating, she explained that she ordered a children's chicken and rice meal at the local Mexican restaurant and she warmed it up for leftovers the entire day. One meal fed her for the entire day.
I wish that were the case for me right now. While I am on a strict no carb diet from my doctor, all I can think about is ice cream!