Sunday, September 30, 2012

My Equally Awesome Half

Today I wanna take time to brag on my husband. Tomorrow is our one year anniversary. It has been an amazing year. We have been together four years and each one is better than the last. He is the most caring, unselfish, amazing man I have ever known.

He has told me that he loves me no matter what size I am, but if I choose to have WLS that he will fully support me. And he has. 

I choose WLS so that I can start a family with him and aggravate him for many more wonderful years.

Here's to you babe, I love you.

With love,

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Here We Go!

Not sure how, but somehow my TV has ended up on Bubble Gumpies, which is even more odd since I have no kids.

It's a little after 5 a.m. and yes, I am up. I have been up since 12:30 Facebooking, Pinteresting (yes, those must be actual words) and trying to find something, ANYTHING on TV. Oh the joys of working nights, my nights off are spent like this.

I decided I must start my own blog now that I feel like I am getting so close to starting my Lap Band journey. I wanted to do this because I have found so much inspiration from reading the blogs of other bandsters, maybe something I share about my personal journey can inspire someone else.

I want this blog to be a place where I can share the good, the bad, and the ugly. Where I can be brutally honest with what I experience and where I can share the many joys I have waiting for me.

So, let's start this journey...

I started looking into WLS several years ago. I have been overweight my entire life. Other than the many health problems and risks associated with obesity, I feel like I have missed out on so many things that people seem to take for granted. I want to be able to enjoy simple things such as enjoying shopping or riding a roller coaster.

After researching the Lap Band I have attended 2 seminars by Dr. George Woodman with MidSouth Bariatrics in Memphis. I have decided that I want to and need to do this for myself. For myself, no one else. So far I have told my husband and mom about my decision. My hubby actually went to both seminars with me and both my husband and mom have been so supportive of my decision. I have only told these two because I guess I feel that if I run around telling everyone about my decision to get the band, I will somehow jinx myself and things won't work out. I'm sure that sounds silly, but I'm not taking any chances :)

I have such an overwhelming feel of hope.

Rock on,