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2007- 258lbs

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It took 4 years, one month and six days to reach my goal weight. Size 24-4.

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Mission: Possible, that's my new motto. It's been just a little over 7 months since I began this journey. It's the longest I've ever stuck to any kind of weight loss plan. I've formed new habits and am continuing to change my eating habits on a daily basis.
I recently read Chantel Hobbs book, "Never Say Diet." I could relate to a lot of what she experienced herself. I've pretty much been doing what she suggests in the book, daily exercise, eating 5 times a day and trying to make better food choices with the calories I do consume.
She made a statement, "Mission: Possible" and I thought to myself I like that. Then a few days later I saw a girl with a sweatshirt on, and on the back was "Mission' Possible." I thought that was confirmation, that this mission I'm on is going to be possible! Hence the new motto.

I am 36 years old and have struggled with my weight my entire life. Up and down, up and down.....I'm at the highest I've ever been and I'm completely disgusted. I never thought I'd get to the point where I would be considering Bariatric Surgery. It's interesting to think about how it has all come about. You are just going along with life and the weight slowly creeps up on you. You think to yourself, "oh I'll never get past 200lbs," then 200lbs comes and goes, then you promise yourself you won't get past 210, 210 comes and goes. The last time I weighed myself I was 230 and I knew things were getting worse because my size 22 tops were getting more snug. I finally started feeling the effects of being so overweight; shortness of breath, my legs hurt to sit or stand for very long, pain in the knees, hips, etc. I decided I needed to go see my doctor to see about getting a referral for Bariatric surgery. I stepped on the scale and I couldn't believe my eyes, 258lbs! I wanted to cry. My doctor made the referral, and less than two weeks later I received a letter about attending an informative meeting about Bariatric surgery. My husband is terrified about the idea. I still have not made a final decision. I'm going to take the classes required, which last 6 months. During this time I plan on committing myself to going to the gym and walking on the treadmill. If I find that I can't fulfill that commitment, I have no business having the surgery. I live in a small town and it's actually very convenient to go to the gym, it's a 2 minute drive from my house, so no excuses of it being out of the way.
I filled out the initial packet for Bariatric surgery with all the questions about your past mental history, if you have any issues. Thankfully, I think I am as normal as you can get, pretty boring really. I've never had a bad self image of myself, infact I think that may be one of my problems, is that I don't think of myself as fat, that is not until I am forced to go and by something new to wear and I get a glimpse of myself in the mirror or I see a picture of myself. When I'm at home and look in the mirror, I can avoid looking at my body and just focus on my face. Most of all, I am considering Bariatric surgery because I don't feel well. I'm tired of being out of breath before I can finish a conversation, or from walking less than a mile to the local Post Office. I want to start living life again! I hoping to not have Bariatric surgery and get fit the old fashion way! I know it's gonna be a lot of hard work and I am gonna just have to do it even when I don't "feel" like it. And so the journey begins..........

Member Since: 9/3/2008

My Goals:
To make exercise a normal part of my life so that I can be healthy and avoid taking medications for diseases that I can prevent.

My Program:
My eating has evolved over the last 4 years. I went from just cutting my portions, to choosing healthier options. Now I have adapted the Paleo diet as a lifestyle way of eating. I have more energy than ever having eliminated all processed foods and added sugar.

Personal Information:
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me! Phil. 4:13
I Cor. 6:12
Everything is permissible (allowable and lawful) for me; but not all things are helpful (good for me to do, expedient and profitable when considered with other things). Everything is lawful for me, but I will not become the slave of anything or be brought under its power.

Other Information:
Favorite TV shows:
Vicar of Dibley
Jeeves and Wooster

Favority Movies:
When Harry Met Sally
The Goodbye Girl
Sliding Doors
Four Weddings & A Funeral
Legends of the Fall
Bridget Jones Diary

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  • v JORDAN1019
    Read your blog.. Congratulations on your accomplishment!!
    3457 days ago
  • v HOTMOMMA18
    Thanks sounds good girl:)
    3458 days ago
  • v HOTMOMMA18
    Aww thank you so much for the book ideas:) I will check those out! I LOVE books and learning about how to better myself and my health! I will work on counting calories and writing it down...i did weight watchers a long time ago and I know it works. I need to figure out how many calories I need to be at for my height and weight.

    What is the best way to respond to comments??? is there a REPLY button like how Facebook works? Or do you have to leave that comment and go to the persons page? b/c that is what I did to respond back to your post..but i don't see your post above my reply. Yeah I am totally not a computer whiz:):):)

    Thanks for the info!

    Have a great night!
    3458 days ago
  • v TO_BE_FIT
    I am so glad I came across your blog. I have been struggling recently with how slowly I lose and it helps to know that its ok if it takes longer to lose the weight, what is important is that we do the work and eat healthy.

    3459 days ago
    Thank you kindly! :)
    3462 days ago
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