Wednesday, February 4, 2009

My Before Picture

This is the picture that I am using as my before RNY Gastric Bypass surgery. It was taken in November after my eldest sons wedding. It is at my highest weight 305 lbs, OH MY!!
I just got my insurance final approval today. Now just waiting on a surgery date. I expect it to be in March or April. I can hardly wait to embark on the new journey to a healthier thinner me.
I have a lot of health issues and this was the drastic step I knew I had to take in order to live a better life. I have an older husband and lots of grand kids that I need to be able to take care of.
Some of you may say, "just go on a dang diet!" Well, my response is, if you have never had a weight problem then you just don't know that I have been on many many many different diets.
That doesn't always work. With diets you need exercise along with them and that is something that is next to impossible for me with some of my health issues.
So, for me, this is my preference.
Weight loss surgery is not a cure for obesity, I need to make that point clear to you. It is merely a tool to use to get you on your way. I will still be dieting in some form or another. There are favorite foods that I may never be able to eat again in my lifetime. Foods many of you take for granted. Examples are, breads, pastas and sugar. Can you give up chocolate for the rest of your life? I can, if it means that I can walk with my grand children or cook my family holiday meals without having to stop and rest every 10 minutes. If I can get outside and walk around in the summer and enjoy the beauty.
Those are my inspirations.
Thanks for stopping by.
Until next time,


  1. Oh Liz, what a wonderful post! And what a wonderful outlook you have on this! You're right- your grandkids definitely want you around for a long time, and that alone makes all this hard work and heartache worth it.
    Congratulations and best of luck!

  2. Good luck on your journey to a slimmer you, stay strong!! Keep us posted!