The Journey Begins with a Single Step
Dec. 29, 2012 8:23 am
Updated: Mar. 16, 2013 3:04 pm
I took my first step toward permanent weight loss last month when I had a consultation with a bariatric surgeon and signed on for a Lap Band. I won't have the surgery for a few more months but am now focusing on getting the right mindset so I'll have good
habits in place when that time gets here.
I want to do this right - I want to be free from high blood pressure, be more flexible and strong so I won't be held back from any activities in my life, AND I want to feel better about how I look. The lap band is slower weight loss, with less risk of malnutrition.
It is up to me to make good food choices, exercise, stay hydrated, get the rest I need and to take good care of my body.
I am reclaiming my body. It's time to get back to me again; to ditch feeling self-conscious and cumbersome. I have dreams to fulfill. I want to feel good about myself, fully BE myself, and release the artist inside. It's time!
I'll be blogging about my strategies, my struggles, my strengths...about the whole experience. I love allrecipes.com - I've visited this site for years. I'll rely on the recipes and suggestions to find new recipes to try and to find the best quality food
sources that I'll want to eat once I've had the surgery. High quality nutrition in small quantities. I won't be eating nearly as much as I do now, so I want it to be really good and really good for me...and things my family will enjoy too.
So, here's to day number one! The first day of the rest of our lives! :-)