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
    I'm with you every step of the way! emoticon
    4354 days ago
    Way to hang in there and say that YOU CAN DO IT!!! Impressive attitude!

    4357 days ago
    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..

    4357 days ago
    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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