Since my previous post was met with a great deal of upset and comments on FB that seem cryptic in nature, I figure I may as well go ahead and answer the question that people are probably scratching their heads about.
I have made a decision to pursue weight loss surgery. This has not been an easy decision, or one that I have reached without a great deal of prayer, discussion with my husband, research soul-searching. I know that there are inherent risks to this surgery, and I know that there are complications that I need to be prepared to face in case I end up having to face those complications.
I used to think that surgery was the "easy way out" but the reality is, there is NO easy way out. My other long-held opinion about weight loss surgery appears to be a valid one. I didn't get fat overnight, and I won't get skinny over night either. This is not a magic fix, or anything of the sort. Weight Loss surgery is a tool to help myself, and other morbidly obese people reach their health and weight loss goals.
To be fair, there has been no shortage of diets, weight loss plans, or supplements that I have availed myself of, and for the most-part, I have had little to no success. The most I have ever lost on any one program was Weight Watchers, 12 years or so ago, when I lost a total of 24 pounds. Immediately after ceasing paying for and attending WW meetings, I immediately started gaining weight back. I have been told that I'm just too lazy to continue to work for it, and various other things about this surgery.
While I totally understand and respect my family's concern for my safety I have to do what I feel is best for me. I know that weight loss surgery can be a very polarizing issue, I only ask that any comments about my decision be respectful.