Wednesday, May 30, 2012

First post, the waiting game.

Welcome to my blog! I was debating about creating one at all, but then miss Lap Band Gal (who I have been blog stalking for months) gave me that final push to actually do it. Should be fun. So here is the story. I have started my pre lap band insurance requirements in February. Just 2 more months of meeting with my doctor before my surgeon can submit everything to my insurance. I have already had my psych eval, meeting with the dietitian, consult with the surgeon, and oh yes.. I have the Bandwagon Cookery cook book. I have been practicing a lot of banster rules to see if I could even do it, and to my surprise, I feel very comfortable with the changes that I will be taking on.
My story is the same as a lot of bandsters out there. I have been overweight since about 10 years old, I have no idea what it is like to shop in regular stores (other than picking out cool outfits for my man), and I have tried everything under the sun to lose weight. Starting with my mom as a teenager doing diets like beets, tuna, and grapefruit, WW, Susan Powter, Atkins, Nutrisystem, Slim Fast, HCG... But the story continues with losses, and more gains. The weird thing is that I am very active. I showed horses for 10 years until I was 19, I did marching band, volleyball, softball, and water aerobics almost every day during college. After college I hopped on a cruise ship where I was on my feet 12 hours a day for months at a time, still no luck in keeping pounds off. Of course, the amazing food that our chefs would make didn't help either. But hey.. Crab is healthy right :)
Now I have settled into the real world of desk work (I love my job though), in a place where if we are lucky, we get 2 months of nice weather, then the darkness takes over. Now don't get me wrong, I love Alaska, but you definitely have to make an effort to get out of the house in winter. Luckily, I have a very supportive boyfriend who loves volleyball as much as I do. I just wish I could jump as high as he can. Maybe when I lose this extra 120lbs I will.
My biggest fear is that my insurance will find some reason to deny me this chance. This is my waiting game. Stay tuned!

1 comment:

  1. will stay tuned! I'm about to get my surgery next week (VSG) and let me tell you those months go by quickly! Good luck and nice blog, looking forward to seeing how your journey goes!