My Weight Loss Journey

A few months ago I was thinking about weight loss surgery. What prompted me to think about weight loss surgery was my appointment at my local Medical Weight Loss Clinic. I met with the woman who runs the clinic and we were swapping stories of diets we have tried and ailments we suffer from due to weight. I was feeling pretty good about the whole appointment until I realized that I would have to pay about $1000 dollars up front, not including the shakes and bars I would have to purchase.

I had mentioned that I didn’t want to have weight loss surgery until I exhausted all my options. It was then that the woman told me that she had weight loss surgery. And this made me pause. I don’t think she normally would have told me, but we were being chatty Cathys because we discovered we both had a passion for planning.

My new 2017/2018 Erin Condren planners

But my next immediate thought was, “If this weight loss program is so great, why did you have to have weight loss surgery?” And that is when I decided I was not going to drop so much money on something that might not work…again.

So I took the next step. The very first thing I did was check to see if my insurance would even cover weight loss surgery. And I am glad I did because they do. And after that I did what I alway do when I am interested in something (anything), I researched. And researched. And researched.

I did so much research that I rendered my consultation with my surgeon mostly pointless because I knew so much already. And actually, he was pretty appreciative that I had already done so much homework.

So, in the past two months, I have met with my gynecologist and my primary care doctor, who both gave me a thumbs up for the surgery. And I have had my consultation with the surgeon, my bariatric coordinator, and the dietician/nutritionist. I have also attended a support group meeting and had a psyche eval (required by the insurance). In June I have an endoscopy and a nutrition class to take. In July I have my pre-op appointment, the surgery and then a post-op appointment.

I am so excited and a little nervous if I am honest. But I feel I am ready. I am ready for a change. And my current plan is to blog/document it right here. So look for more posts in the future!

One thought on “My Weight Loss Journey

  1. I know it’s been a crazy struggle for you… you’ve been fighting with your weight for years. Not that I’m a person to jump right to the surgery option, but I am happy that you have made the decision to go with it and make yourself happy!

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