I guess I am going to get on this band wagon and start blogging. Hi, my name is Stacy. I have been obese all of my adult life. I am sick and tired of being obese! After trying each and every diet (ok, almost) known to mankind, I decided to take drastic measures! I started the process for lap-band surgery back in August 2010. On February 22, 2011 I had the procedure. What was suppose to be an outpatient procedure turned into a 2 night stay. My diabetes skyrocketed during surgery and I acquired a HUGE headache from the anesthesia. They kept me until my diabetes were more controllable.
There is more to me than just being obese and having WLS. I am happily married to a wonderful man who loves me regardless of body size or shape. He has been most supportive through this whole process and I couldnt have asked for anyone better to join me on the journey. He is my soul mate!! I am also a mommy. :) Our son is almost seven years old. Surgery scared him a bit because he just didnt understand what mommy was going through or why - even though we explained it to him.
We are also a family who goes to Disney quite a bit. My husband works really hard through the week and is a full time student. He likes to have down time by riding rides and just spending quality time with me and our son. I am also a full time student. I started late in life (30's) before I went to college. But now I have almost 2 years behind me and in 2 more I will have my Bachelors degree in Technology!! Whoop Whoop. It's been hard, but I can do this. Both of my in-laws have had Alzheimers, so I decided that I needed to do something just in case my husband got it to. I thought that I might need to take care of the family one day! So, I became school bound.
I started this journey at 340 pounds. I did not try very hard to lose weight before surgery. At the time of my surgery I weighed 328 lbs. Today, I now weigh 302. It has been a slow transition, but I would rather loose slow and keep it off.
Thank you for joining me on this journey! I welcome any input!