Several ladies I know have had that gastric bypass surgery. It seems to be getting more and more common. For some of them, I can understand the desperation. Morbidly obese even as a child, I am not sure what their motive is but I can understand.
One lady I knew in high school. She was always a very big girl. When we graduated high school, they didn't have a gown large enough to fit her. The company that made the gowns ended up sewing two gowns together. It worked. She had the surgery 5 years ago and died of complications this year. I think it was liver failure associated with the bypass. She left behind a young son.
Another one worked on base. She couldn't hold any food down after her surgery. Her husband used up all of his sick leave and vacation days trying to take care of her. Every week I heard the same updates. Back in the hospital, feeding tubes, IVs.
A friends daughter had the surgery about 2 years ago. She lost a lot of weight. So much that she is now anorexic thin. She went from morbidly obese to wearing a size 0. She is a few inches taller than me and very much underweight. For some reason the doctors are still doing surgery on her. Removing all the excess skin for the weight loss. What are they trying to do? Make her look like a super model? Not going to happen. She had more skin removed a few weeks ago. Just before Thanksgiving she rolled over in bed and ripped her skin apart. She said that her hip bone was showing.
And this is ok? Please tell me how? I can't understand it. She has 3 kids. 2 of them are pre schoolers and she is putting her life at risk to get rid of a little extra skin?
As if all of this wasn't enough, I visited my SIL over the weekend. Both her and her husband are sweethearts. The problem? Every time I see her she has gained another 5-10 pounds.
Now I ask those of you who follow my blog, What is going on in my head?
I had a apple for breakfast and plan on having an orange for lunch. Yes, I know. Probably anna popping her nasty little head up again but I am overweight. I have to get some pounds off and do it the healthy way. It is just too easy to fall back into old habits. I don't want to put myself in a position that I would have to consider gastric bypass surgery. There are too many risks.
Can I loose 40 pounds and do it the healthy way? Yes, I will still be a healthy weight with that much of a loss. Like I said, I am over weight right now. Lets see if I can cut calories move more and not let anna take control of my life.
My plan for the week is to do P90X 3 days and cardio 3 days.