Tomorrow my husband and I will be having surgery (lap-band). I've mentioned it before, but tomorrow is the big day. I'm excited and maybe a little nervous, but not scared. It's been a long time coming.
I've been overweight my whole life. I was always active in sports (as a kid) and healthy, but chunky. I was always the fat friend and I was ok with it. I was told I have high blood pressure about 8 months ago, and then told I shouldn't get pregnant at this weight and FINALLY decided it was time to do something about it. So here we are.
I have tried dieting, but would lose 20-30 pounds tops and then slowly gain it back over time. I would gain a few pounds a year, every year.
My husband has a different story. He was always healthy and fit until in 2003-2004 he somehow gained 100 lbs in the matter of about 6-8 months. It was crazy! We took one of his suits to the cleaner, he tried to wear it 2 weeks later and it wouldn't fit. I mean not even close!! He was put on testosterone, synthroid and diabetes medication and lost 100 lbs in about a year. He has slowly gained about 50-60 pounds back.
A co-worker asked me the other day, "why now." My only answer, "because I want babies." How simple can it be?