How I got to this particular journey…

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! 🙂

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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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  1. I know exactly what it feels like to lose a little weight, then gain it back and more. I’ve struggled for years. Find something that works, lose weight, feel great, gain back and not be able to lose it the same way again. I had lost quite a bit before getting pregnant with our now 3 year old. Since his birth however, I have just been dropping 10-20 pounds and gaining it right back. It can be so discouraging.
    I’m curious how the surgery went for you. Praying you can stay away from that soda and work on losing the weight again.
    I have a little pillow by my desk that helps me at times like this. One of my favorite Bible verses is on it
    I can do all things through Christ.
    Thanks for sharing with Throwback Thursday Blog-Style.

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