Thursday, March 6, 2014

Doing it the old-fashioned way....

After much prayers and soul-searching I have decided NOT to have weight-loss surgery on Monday.   My wonderful hubby and I agreed that the risks are just not worth it for me. I have told my doctor that I would still like to have the lap band removed due to the complications.

This means I will continue on my journey the old-fashioned way, through exercise, tracking my calories intake, and following a low-carb diet.  I hope and pray that I have made the right decision.


  1. We are here for you! That is such a big decision and it is important to be sure. Hugs!!

  2. Good luck with your band removal and new journey. It's an ever evolving process that's for sure and sounds like you have a good plan.

  3. Absolutely respect your decision. We are all on your side. A reduction in carbohydrates is an excellent start.

    Sending lots of positive vibes and thoughts your way. Wish you every success in your journey.

    Keep us informed - we're here for you

    Take Care

    All the best Jan

  4. You'll do great! You'll also feel better once the band is out.

  5. I'd have to read back and see what sort of complications you were/are having with the band, but I just had mine out on December 30. I feel so much better and am able to eat tons of fruits and veggies, which was impossible before. However, it is a DAILY struggle not to gain weight. I'm up almost 10 pounds from my removal date but compared to what lots of other people gain after removal, I think that's not so bad. I'm trying to keep it under control and exercising more. I believe we can do it, it's not impossible!

    Hang in there, you'll be great!


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