Trying to keep up with my blog seems impossible at times. LOL So lets play catch up!
I have decided to go ahead with the gastric bypass. My health is going down faster than I can lose the weight I need to lose so I believe this is the best option for me. I believe I can use this as a tool to lose the weight and keep it off! I have to do a 3 month program before I can have the surgery. I have done my first group session and have 2 more to go, plus a few dr. appointments. I will be reviewed by the September review board and we are looking at an early October surgery. That isn't very far away! Right now I am just trying to continue in weight loss, shop for things like protein shakes and bars, and prepare as much as possible.
Support for this kind of thing can be a hard thing to find. My husband is very supportive but I know he is scared to lose me. But if I don't do this, he will lose me anyway, just slower. My immediate family is also for it. They know the importance of it. My friends are pretty much divided. Some are being a great support, and then others just want to talk about the negative side of things. Some is out of concern, but I think others is out of jealousy. I would have to say though, I have a lot more people supporting me than others do. I could not imagine going through this without the support of people, especially my husband, he is everything to me. :)
I have had a few people ask me where I get my motivation from because they just cant seem to find any. First off, I DO struggle with motivation, A LOT! Right now I am struggling with motivation to go to the gym. I am getting my steps in and doing cardio everyday, but no gym lately. The best thing I can say is to try and try again until you find the thing that motivates you the best. Get a good team of support that will encourage you on good AND bad days. I am part of a group on FB that has encouraged and motivate me to keep stepping and keep moving and this past week I logged in 25 miles, AND losing weight even though I haven't gone to the gym! Support is a big part of any success. Not everyone can find it from their family and friends, but I just want to put it out there that I will be a support for ANYONE trying to get healthy and lose weight, even if we don't know each other, we will get to know each other. :)
I have also started working again! I started at Lane Bryant in February. I REALLY like my job. Physically, it is hard for me at times, especially in the beginning. Some nights I come home and just cry from the pain. Things are getting better though, and they will get even better the more weight I lose!
David is also doing well with his weight. He has lost almost 50 pounds! At first it was just from not drinking soda, but he is now exercising every day!
Well, I think that is it as far as playing catch up! I know I have said this before, but I will try to post more often. lol