Do you ever have those moments in your life when it feels like everything is finally coming together and that the pieces have fallen into place just to be blind sighted when somebody says something that you don’t know how to take.
It’s been a long 6 months, I’ve started exercise, changed my eating and for the most part given up non diet soft drink (this is huge for nothing tastes like real coke lol). I have come to the realisation that I am not now nor will I ever be one of those people who says “wow now that I have blah blah without sugar I can’t imagine ever having it with again”. Nup not me I love sugar and junk food and I probably always will but I know now that I don’t NEED to eat those things everyday to feel happy. I have learnt to move again and learnt how good it feels to eat things that nourish my body and give me energy.
I’ve started dropping weight (though am under no delusions that I still need to lose a significant amount more), dropped a size and am well on my way to achieving my healthy life healthy body goals. So I felt a little unbalanced when 3 people in 2 days told me I should just get a gastric sleeve surgery.
To be fair 2 of the people who told me to have it have had it themselves and were both about my size beforehand and have both subsequently lost 50 kilos in 6 months I understand their enthusiasm but surgery just seems so drastic….ok truthfully I may have previously been a little judgemental towards people who had weightloss surgery, I viewed it as people taking the “easy” way out.
To explain plainly gastric sleeve surgery is when 2 thirds of your stomach is removed thus limiting the amount of food you can eat. It is irreversible and means being vigilent about nutrition due to the limited amount of food you can eat. Yes I know all this and I was naive enough to think that this was an “EASY” way out?
I have dedicated lots of time to thinking about this the last couple of days do I stick with what I’m doing or do I go with the surgical option? Either way is hard and either way is filled with judgement and opinions from people who don’t know what it’s like to live my life and so I have decided this. I’m going to keep doing what I’m doing because it works and I am damn proud of myself and my effort so far but I will also make an appointment with my doctor and ask him his medical opinion on this surgery and whether medically it would be better for me.
There is no easy way out but I let myself get to this stage so whichever path I choose I promise to remain dedicated to my lifestyle changes and more importantly remain honest about the path that I have chosen.
Linking up with the awesome Jess at Essentially Jess because IBOT