Wednesday, October 6, 2010

It's Been Forever!

Well, lots of changes have been taking place in my life and now that I'm at a halfway point with the approval process, I feel comfortable in saying that I am soon to get the Lap-Band. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the process, a surgeon will cut 5 small incision, insert laparoscopic tools into my abdomen and place a synthetic band around the top of my stomach. The band has a fill-able balloon encompassing the inside and it is filled with sterile saline to control the amount of food being taking in to the stomach.

At this point I have tried natural methods such as exercise, yoga and a controlled diet. The problem is that I plateau so quickly that I lose about 10lbs then my body adjusts to the changes. The body is built for famine so it uses whatever resources available to keep you sustained.

And, oh the other things I have tried, fad diets, pills, supplements, drinks and the list goes on. This is the safest best option for me. I wish everyone would go to one of the seminars and get educated on obesity before they write it off as  a lack of self control, it's so much more than that. 

Anyway, I wanted to keep everyone informed of the changes in my life, both now and in the near future. So, that's the future news...let's talk about now!

I have recently dropped out of Graphic Design classes to figure out what I really want to be when I grow up. I've always had a love for mission work and helping the homeless so I'm going to be talking to the head of a local homeless shelter to find out how to take it from volunteer work to a career. I'm hoping to be on a trip to Haiti in February if I can raise the money, if you so wish to donate, let me know! 

Other than that, I'm just loving life! I'm trying to work as much as possible to save money for Haiti and trying to do some fun extra curricular activities! This is my time!!!