Wednesday, February 17, 2010

A New Journey...Day 1

So, I went to the Dr this morning for my follow up from my stomach surgery. Things are still healing but he said it's going well - finally. The incision collapsed from all of the fluid that was trapped in there and wants to open me back up in months to fix it. Not something I am happy about AT ALL - but it is really ugly right now so might be a good decision. The Dr. then asked me - do you want to get gastric surgery - you need it - I strongly recommend it. Not something you want someone to ask you at all and really hurt my pride. But then, as I look into the mirror - I honestly am heavier than I have ever been in my entire life and not healthy at all. I want to feel good about myself again so...I am going to embark on a new journey and I am going to record it on our blog so that I can look back as I go and learn from this experience. I am hoping that as I do this, I can learn about why I am in the shape I am so that I can prevent myself from getting back to this place again.

I also want to record this on our blog because I am hoping that as I go down this journey that any of our friends who want to join me, can have some place to go for support. I have the most amazing friends in my life and I always know that if/when I am having a down day or things get hard, that I can look to my friends for support and encouragement and I have a feeling that there will be more than a few of those days. Maybe I can offer support to someone else and hopefully I can draw on the support from my wonderful friends (and husband who is also very supportive).

So today is day 1!! I am going to gut out the house of the goodies and comfort food that has accumulated over the last few months while I have been dealing with health issues. I can't use that as a crutch to be unhealthy anymore. I have made the call for an appointment with my Doctor who also has a medical weight loss clinic and will check back in regularly to record my progress. Anyone want to join me? Let's make this year a year of becomming healthy physically, mentally and always spiritually. Encouragement only!!! Here I go!!

16 comments:

Mike and Deb said...

Woo Hoo!!! You go honey!! Love You!! Are you REALLY going to throw away those chocolate Oreo's you love so dearly??

Nicole said...

Debbie, You can do it!! It will be hard, and you will be frustrated along the way, but it will be worth it! I've been working on loosing weight for the last 9 months, since Bella was born. And it has been HARD work! But I feel soooo good now! I wish you strength! You can do this!

Cathy said...

Good for you, Debbie! My hubby and I are on a get healthy plan too. We're trying to lose 40 pounds (combined) by his 40th birthday (on Mother's Day). So far I've lost 12 and he's lost 7. It feels so good to eat healthier and exercise! You can do it!

The Malone's said...

Wow, what a great idea. But really, you have so much power to throw away all those goodies. The hardest part is really starting, so once you've made up your mind, it gets easier. Good job!

Aaron & Nancy said...

Good for you Debbie! I think I would have eaten the ice cream and just not bought anymore so you have great willpower. Good luck!

The Phelps said...

Debbie you're awesome and I know you can do it! I won't bring over any more cinnamon rolls or do any ice-cream runs then... I packed on so much weight with McKenzie and it took a lot of hard work, sweat, tears and will power to finally get all that weight off and more. I love the gym now and anytime you want to come to Body Attack Wednesdays at 5:15 am come on down..... it's not so bad working out when you are doing it with friends!!

Nathan and Jeanie Earl said...

If anyone can do it; it's you! U GO GIRL!

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