Archive for October 11th, 2010

Looking back….

One year ago today I weighed approximately 74 pounds more than I weigh today.  I turned 58 years old a few hours ago.

Every year, for the past 20 or 30 years, I  would decide to lose weight and start a diet on my birthday; same with New Year’s Eve.  I rationalized it out by telling myself this would be a great way to keep track of when I started my diet.  I  was very sincere when I started each diet and after a few weeks (or months in some cases) I would quit and tell myself I’ll do better next time.

Life was good and why have the stress of the diet.  My eating habits were deeply entrenched and dieting was taking up to much of my time.  I knew the consequences however the health problems seemed to creep into my life so slowly it didn’t seem like that big a deal.   My gall bladder, type two diabetes and sleep apnea were just a few of the problems I developed.

Fortunately, the diabetes is gone and I am working on the sleep apnea.  I had my gall bladder removed several years ago after a huge Christmas meal sent me to the hospital.

I believe people who have a weight problem and read this post can probably identify with what I am posting.

I had my Realize Band procedure in February and it has kept my weight loss in check.  It has helped me stay on track.  I am looking forward to many, many more birthdays.

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