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Life's Milestones or Stumbling Blocks

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Fourteen years ago a doctor told me that if I didn't stop smoking I would not see my 50th birthday. That was a big stumbling block. I was 40 years old at the time and had been smoking since I was 17. Well I am happy to say that I took the doctor's advice an quit smoking. The only problem that I had with quitting smoking is that exchanged it with eating. I am not proud of the fact that I gained almost 200 pounds in 10 years. I ballooned up to 315 pounds. In the last 4 years I have lost as much as 100 pounds an then gain it back. I finally have managed the last year to keep the weight down between 250 and 260. I wasn't watching my calories or exercising very much.

In January my doctor recmmended a lap-band procedure. He thought it might be my only chance of keeping the weight off. Here is another one of those stumbling blocks again. I don't have any insurance. I am disabled an lost my insurance when I left work. Sometime in March of next year I will be elligle for medicare. So I can't afford Lap-band procedure. I also do not want to have another operation if I can help it.

I have made myself a promise that I will lose the weight I need to lose. Any more stumbling blocks come along I am going to make them milestones on my road to a healthier me. So I invite all of you to join me on this journey. Lets turn those stumbling blocks into milestones and reach our goals.
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  • TERESA6262
    Sounds like you're off to a great start! So far, SP has kept me focused on my goal. I think you CAN do this w/o surgery. We're all here to lift each other up! We're with you every step of the way!

    :0) Teresa
    4353 days ago
  • SCARLETT57
    I'm with you every step of the way! emoticon
    4354 days ago
  • MSTELZER
    Way to hang in there and say that YOU CAN DO IT!!! Impressive attitude!

    Michelle
    4357 days ago
  • OKPARROTTHEAD
    i also wanted to do surgery when I first saw the scale at over 290. I thought that was my last resort also.. That was June 2007 and after losing 85 pounds i am so glad i didn't do it. I have made myself get off my a$$ and eat right and it can be done. You are on the right track to continue your journey..

    Let me know if I can help you with anything..

    Lisa
    4357 days ago
  • S_HANSEN
    Great attitude! Remeber that this is a journey and not a destination... there might be some bumpy, twisty roads ahead, but you can do this... you deserve to do it... if you can lick smoking this is a piece of cake compared to that.... good luck on your journey to a healthier you.... emoticon Sondra
    4357 days ago
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