Weight loss is HARD! Doesn’t matter how much you need to lose….it’s hard. For me, I have about 100 lbs to lose. I often wonder if I can even do it. I mean, I KNOW it can be done, I have seen proof, but do I have the strength and will power? Then I get thinking…say I DO lose that much….the scarier thought is I have to maintain it! FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE! That is a long time!(Hopefully! Considerably less if I don’t lose it!)
As well, I will be all left over skin flabby! Because I can’t see that tightening up. To fix that…that takes money. So it’s a bit disheartening to think you go through all the work to lose the weight, but you don’t look better for it. Wrinkly Gramma skin is less attractive than jelly rolls in my mind!
A few months ago, I went for my yearly physical. My doctor actually asked me if I wanted Gastric Bypass Surgery.
In a perfect world, YUP! Mostly because I am lazy like that and it seems like a solution to get the weight off quickly.
But in reality, it’s expensive…OHIP does not cover it (actually they do, but it’s a long process), I have a family and I can’t afford to be out of commission for so long, but the main one is my husband is not supportive of the idea. He thinks it’s silly, I’m perfect the way I am and can do this on my own if I want. I love that he has that kind of faith in me. However, having struggled my entire life with this, the “quick fix” is very tempting.
I have still decided to do it on my own. I would be so much more proud of myself. Plus, I still think I CAN do it, and with the added level of support I have started, including this blog, I feel even more hopeful!
Until next time,