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Help from mom!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Yesterday, I had a pretty rough day. I was sick, my dr had to reduce the dosage on my rx and i was definitely feeling the side effects. She mentioned gastric bypass to me again. I am so scared of surgery and my defenses were up immediately. She told me about a seminar and i said i would go. I was because this is the 3rd dr that has mentioned this to me. I talked with my mom, and she asked me to give one last ditch effort before undergoing lap band surgery. If i am still in the same condition this time next year, she will go to the appt with me for the surgery. I thank my mom because after our talk, i feel so much more motivated to continue my weight loss journey! Time will definitely tell with this decision!
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    That's what Mom's are for!
    I have thought about the surgery as well, but I keep reminding myself that's the easy way out. The surgery makes your stomach smaller so you eat smaller portion, so why not just eat smaller portion, is what I keep telling myself. Good luck on your journey, you can do this Soror! emoticon
    3858 days ago
    I think your mom is right to try one more year, we have a bariatric surgery group here where I work and while I've seen some success stories, I've seen a lot of side effects and complications. Losing weight and getting healthy are lifetime efforts as is the lifestyle post-op. You are more restricted and you have to be so for the rest of your life with the lap band. Keep your chin up, start walking and make changes where you can, ease in so you aren't overwhelmed. You can do this, just take it one bite at a time!

    3862 days ago
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    Glad that your mom could give you a pep talk! You can do this! Stay positive and focus on the benefits you are getting.
    3862 days ago
    Mom's are wonderful!!!
    3862 days ago
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