Sunday, October 20, 2013

Sometimes it just comes

I have had to make a lot of decisions in the last few months. I'm 68 now and I don't want the next 10 years to be like the last ten. I've been aware of the lost memory, slowed reflexes, weight gain, decreased mobility and many more things that have happened to me. I am also aware that much of the problems stems from poor behavior on my part.(too sedentary, too much and the wrong foods, etc) But now I am faced with decision time. I'm in the beginning of an upcoming weight loss surgery. There are tons of things to learn and to do. I know there are big changes coming in all parts of my life and I'm going to chronicle these changes on this blog in case anyone is faced with the same things and in case anyone has a health care decision to make. I'm usually not afraid of change but I am always afraid that I can't do something that is difficult. I'm going to reach out for support and I'd appreciate any information anyone has on this surgery. 


  1. I can certainly empathize with you for I am going through something similar--slowed reflexes, back, knee, and hip pain, lapse of memory. I'm 66 and have gained a pound for each year of my life since I stopped smoking in 2009. I eat all the wrong foods and can't seem to stop. Because of the pain, my life has become far more sedentary. When I look at though, it is like a vicious circle--no exercise, gain weight, more pain, too much pain to exercise, eat more, gain more, more sedentary. There doesn't seem to be a way out except to use my willpower. Hey, I had enough to stop smoking. I should be able to beat this, too.

    As far as the surgery, I know only one person who had it. She had tons of weight to come off. I do know that although she was happy with the results, she wasn't happy with the way it made her feel because for the rest of her life there were certain things she enjoyed that she could no longer eat because they made her sick.

    1. I think I'm going to be missing some of my favorite things too but that's better than continuing to gain weight.

  2. It scares me to think that I won't change in ten years. All I want to do is change because I don't really like who I am. Actually, right now there is little I actually like about myself
    Judy, thank you for your honesty. You have no idea how much I appreciate it. xo

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    (¸.•´ (¸.•` ¤ Thank you!

  3. HI Judy, this question is scary. I think I am almost in the same place as i was 10 years ago and now that i think of it, its not really what i wanted.
    Regarding your surgery, I know at least 4 people who have had it done, they are all doing well and have lost a ton of weight. I hope your surgery also works well and that you accomplish your goals. Hugs.