Here I am...
My lap-band is scheduled for July 19th. I am excited and nervous, all at the same time. So excited....but so nervous.
I am on the 2 week liquid diet, and it is terrible. I hate it. I have little patience, and am snip-snappy. Luckily, I am married to the most incredible man in the world, who is great at dealing with me....this liquid diet is TRICKY!
Let me tell you a little about myself. Like I said, I am married to the most amazing man, and we will celebrate 7 years married the day after my lap-band surgery. We have a 4 1/2 year old little woman, who is the light of my life. We also have custody of his 2 children (my step-children) who are 10 and 14. Needless to say, we are busy.
I am a school administrator in a small town in Massachusetts. I love love love my job....but it is hard, stressful work.
For as long as I can remember, I have been overweight....that long...and have always struggled with it. I've done every diet on the market: WW, South Beach, Nutri-system, etc. Most with success...but then I get cocky and it is all over for me! I've lost and gained the same 60-80 pounds over the last 15-20 years. I am so ready to be done with this battle....
I began the bariatric program right before Christmas 2009. At that time, I hit my highest weight (besides my pregnancy, which took me into the 300's-yikers!). At Christmas time, I was probably in the high 280's-290's. I really need to find out from my dr. what my starting weight was. I am down to the 240's now...which is a huge accomplishment for me...having lost about 40 pounds BEFORE surgery makes me hopeful that I will be able to succeed. I know it will be hard work, but I know I can do it!
I am hoping to meet others who I can ask questions and just get support....like how am I going to get through the next 7 days of a liquid diet..... ugh!