I'm 32 years old. I have been overweight/obese for my whole life. I have tried a variety of diets, shakes, powders, hypnotism, and exercises to try and lose the weight to what I consider "Normal". Some success yes, but always end up in the same place, plus a few more kilos.
Last year, after not being able to become pregnant, my doctor knowing I had tried various methods for weight loss, asked me to consider gastric surgery, either in the form a lap banding or gastric bypass surgery. Then I was like...seriously, that is the easy way out, and it costs heaps!!! However, a year has passed. My mind has changed after an enormous amount of research, and I have started my lap band journey, using this blog to share with others (if interested!), but also for me to see my progress through pictures, and blog entries.
A friend pointed out to me in July it was time to look after myself. I spend so much of my time looking out for others, that I leave myself to last. After coming out of the worst part of 6 months being depressed about a future with no children, I finally agreed with her. I need to feel better about myself. The money is not important but my life is. Has it really taken 32 years to come to this conclusion??? Maybe I am a slow learner ;)
Anyway, this entry will begin my story and my journey!! Jump aboard!!