Friday, May 28, 2010


Ok. So I've basically had it with being fat. I'm done. Well, ok. I hope I'm done. I decided a couple of months ago that I was going to try, once again, to lose some weight. So, I've been religious. SO careful with what I eat. And the pay off after all these months, I've lost 2 pounds. Wow. So if I keep that up. in 74 months, I'll be where I need to be. That's just fabulous.
This isn't my first weight loss attempt. In fact, there is a very small portion of my life where I don't remember being on a diet. I can remember being on a diet in second grade.
I started thinking, it has NEVER worked for me. (the whole diet thing) I'm thinking of something drastic like gastric bypass. Right now, we're going through the paperwork etc to see if the insurance will pay for it because I have type 2 diabetes, most likely sleep apnea, and a lot of "fat girl" symptoms, like continuous knee and back pain. All of which will most likely be improved with gastric bypass. I didn't know this until I attended the classes, but type 2 diabetes can be cured simply with the surgery. It's an absorption issue, but without losing a single pound, diabetes can be eliminated with the surgery.
Even if the surgery is covered by insurance, there is a good portion we'll have to pay for ourselves, so we're trying to figure all of that out.
I'm actually really excited about all of this. I've researched the diet you have to eat following the surgery and I think I'm prepared. I have a consultation with Dr. Sherman Smith next week. Dr. Smith did his residency with my Uncle Dean, and I guess is pretty well known for his work as a bariatric surgeon.
Anyways, I feel good about my decision and feel like everything is going to work out.


Jessica said...

That's great news! I hope all works out and you guys can get it approved by insurance!

M. Dunham said...

Weight loss is hard. If you're really interested in doing it, I would find the behavior and life pattern shifts that work for you and work to create a healthy lifestyle before the gastric bypass. It's slower, but better for your body, and you can get rid of your type 2 through diet and exercise weight loss as well.

I wish you all the best. I'm in the same boat as you - I started changing my lifestyle in January, and I've lost 27 lbs so far. I got another 30 to go, and I'm looking forward to making it back down the ladder.

Maryanne said...

Lauralee, I think think you are doing the right thing to look into this. You obviously have tried and tried and tried for too long now. It's time to move on. Your boys need their mom to be healthy and this sounds like a good approach to that goal. Good luck and keep us posted!