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.