I've told 3 people that I'm doing this. None of them are related to me... with of course the exception of my husband who is coming along with me.
I told my trainer because she needed to know why I wouldn't be letting her kick my ass for the next 2 months. I told my best friend and I told a woman at work because I trust her and she's trusting me too with something.
I don't want to tell my family. I don't want to tell my boss. I don't want to tell my co-workers... even the ones that could really benefit from this procedure. Frankly I'm afraid they'll look at me like I took the easy way out, or that I didn't really need it because I'm not "that" big.
I know I'm confident in this decision and I know that I did months of research into my doctor and into the procedure itself. I know what a huge decision this is and how its a forever choice. There are a few people that will judge me. I know this.
There are a few that have seen me lose weight in the past. How did I do it? Insane amount of exercise and food deprivation. Why did I not keep it off? Who the fuck knows... its as though all I have to do is think about a food not on my diet and I gain the weight back. Did I continue to exercise like a maniac? No. That's not long term sustainable anyway. But I also didn't eat like a person that hasn't seen food in a month either. There is something wrong with how my body works. losing and regaining the same weight over and over for 15 years, isn't good for me and its destroyed my metabolism. This surgery will allow me to eat small amount of healthy food, exercise in moderation and lose weight. More importantly, it will hinder my body's built in broken famine mechanism that allows me to regain even on a very healthy 1400 calories/day diet.
THAT, I'm looking forward to. And when I start to tell people, that is what I'm focusing on. My new ability to keep the weight off. And if they are negative? Screw em. It's my body and my health I'm fighting for here.... not theirs. :)
Sleeve Gastrectomy is a surgical weight loss tool in which the stomach is reduced to about 25% of its original size, by surgical removal of a large portion of the stomach, following the major curve. The open edges are then attached together (often with surgical staples, glue and possibly cauterization) to form a sleeve or tube with a banana shape. The procedure permanently reduces the size of the stomach and is performed laparoscopically and is not reversible.
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