Wednesday, August 17, 2011

A little about me

My  name is Monica. I'm 31 years old. I am the wife of an amazing and loving husband/father.  I am the mother of a rambunctious and rowdy 4 1/2 year old. I'm a daughter, sister, friend, school teacher, and more.

In addition to these many "hats", I'm also overweight.  Scratch that, I am considered obese.  I hate that word!! It makes me feel so disgusting! I have battled my weight for as long as I can remember.  As a child, I was the chubby child in a family of tall and thin sisters. I have been referred to as "pretty in the face" more times than I care to count. It's funny how a compliment like that can make you feel so badly about your self-image. Anyway...I digress!

I decided to write a blog about my weight loss journey.  I'm starting a little late!! I have tried numerous diets, approaches, pills, drinks, etc.... I had success with some, but the weight always came back - and usually with a vengence! After my son was born, I struggled to lose the weight I gained with him - and never really lost much after the initial pounds came off. As I sit here tonight, I am at my heaviest weight to date - and I hate it! So...I decided to take drastic measures.  I say "I'm starting late" because although I have battled my weight my entire life, I have not blogged about those attempts to lose weight in the past. 

Six months ago, I decided to take the first step in seeking major medical attention for my obesity (still hate it) - Lap Band.  I heard an ad on the radio for True Results in Richardson, Tx and I decided to set up a consultation.  I figured - what do I have to lose?? After 6 months of visits, tests, prayer, deep consideration of whether this was the road I wanted to take, and many other thoughts...I decided to take the plunge and go for it.

Today I am 1 day away from my surgery date. I am nervous, excited, scared, hopefully, and a whole host of other emotions.  This blog will serve as a journal of my weightloss journey after my LapBand is done.  I will do my best to post pictures before and continue to post during the next few months.  I know that this road will not be easy and there will be bumps - but I pray that through support of family & friends and God's guiding hand, I will be a success story in the end.


  1. Just catching up on your blog. I'm 31 and was banded by True Results in Richardson too!!! Small world! Who was your surgeon? Mine was Dr. Marsden.

  2. I just saw this comment - so sorry!!! Mine was Dr. Marsden as well!! How funny!! He has been super great!!! :)