Joining in with the “Throw Back Thursday Blog Style” crowd! The post below the link up graphic was originally posted April 15, 2010, and is from around the time I began my bariatric surgery journey. Upon re-reading it, I have to admit that I have fallen off of the “no pop” wagon. I am slowly (very slowly!) trying to get back on that wagon, because I’ve also gained back weight and a couple of dress sizes. 😦 Encouragement would be very welcome! 🙂
All of my adult life, I’ve battled with weight/food issues. I’ve lost weight, lots and lots of it, but never enough, and never for very long. Then, four years ago in May, I was in Karmanos cancer facility (in Detroit, MI) having a total hysterectomy as the result of being diagnosed with endometrial cancer. The surgeon told me then that if I didn’t lose the excess weight, my cancer would most likely come back, and that I had to do it even if it meant bariatric treatment. Well, I did try. I lost about 30 pounds, and then gained it all back, plus more. As usual.
People who don’t struggle with obesity and weight loss problems don’t often “get” it, a lot of the time they think it’s just a matter of will power. But when you have well over 100 pounds to lose, it becomes overwhelming, and you just…
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