I work a lot, during the months of September through February/March. That’s my busy time. So, there are a lot of things that I reserve to do later, after the fact. This year, it has been a ton of doctor and dental appointments. I went to see my OBGYN, which was my first visit with her. I started running my mouth a mile a minute. I tend to do that, when I am talking about something I am really, really excited about. Right now, it’s my lifestyle change, my mentorship, and projects I want to get involved with.
I said to her, “right now I have lost this, and i want to go here…” She just stared at me, and said, I can’t help you with any of that other stuff, but I can help you with your woman exam. I was like, right, yeah. OK, sure, sorry. Then she asked, “is your primary prepping you for your weight loss surgery?” I gagged. No she didn’t! I very sweetly replied, no ma’am. That’s not for me. It’ll be a quick fix, and I will still be struggling with what I want to eat, can eat, delicious, and healthy foods. If that’s how I can keep weight off, after the surgery, I am just to curious to know what I can do with those practices, without the surgery.
I found the below video on YouTube, and her struggle is real, with the surgery. She has the same problems I have and still struggle with, and her procedure isn’t an option for me. I just saw another post of her dated on April 2015, and she has finally gotten to her idea weight. her process has been slow, painful, long, with two surgeries. I am going to continue trying it my way!
However, it’s a testament that we all should take notice, because these surgeries are life threatening, bothersome, and damaging. I am certain that everyone doesn’t share her experience. My question is, am I willing to take the risk? No.