How do I begin?
Well here's a little bit about me:
Final year of Psychology degree
...and I'm fat!
Have been since I was a child
Have struggled with it since I was a child
Have been dieting since Primary School
Have finally reached my last resort!
This blog is going to be an outlet for me to document my experience with the Lap Band (an adjustable band that will be fitted around my stomach)
At 8am August 13 2010, I'll be in surgery
This will probably be the best and worst day of my life
Best, because it will give me hope that maybe one day I'll be able to be proud of myself and I may finally be happy with my body
Worst, because it will be the most drastic, scariest thing of my life
So I've been waiting for this day to come since mid-last year
Had to wait one full year for my insurance to kick in
but I've probably been waiting for this day for my whole life
This is the only option that has provided me with the most hope that I might be able to be healthy
Don't get me wrong, I've done just about every diet in the book and I succeeded once...losing 30+ kg. But as most people know, the hardest part is keeping it off...and that's something that I will never be able to do alone
So here I am...
dreading the 3 wk optifast pre-op diet
but excited about finally getting the surgery
and hoping that i'll finally be able to get the help that I need to do this