On March 30, 2016, the direction of my life changed. I was given a second chance to be healthy, and it’s working. I had gastric bypass surgery and threw myself into the process. A year and a half later I am 130 pounds lighter (165 lbs lighter than my highest weight) and my physical health has drastically improved.
I had high blood pressure, was prediabetic, had sleep apnea and acute pain in my weight bearing joints that affected my mobility. Those health problems are now gone!
I lost and gained hundreds of pounds throughout my adult life. Nothing worked long term, and the mounting health problems made conventional approaches even less effective as I aged. It was time for me to consider an extreme option, gastric bypass surgery.
It is a long process which requires a good deal of hoop jumping, persistence, dieting, changing habits, doctors appointments, exercise, etc. The challenging trip through the pre-op process then recovering from surgery and sticking to my commitment to follow the plan to change my life has given me some insight into how I got here, what worked and what didn’t.
I’ve become focused on how to make this process continue to work, and why some people succeed more than others. I study, discuss, ask questions and find answers to questions most of us have early on. I am here to share those experiences and knowledge with anyone who is interested or curious.
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