OK, I have had enough of this dieting lark!
I feel so very motivated but always seem destined to fail – my mum always said that it gets harder to diet as you get older and I am beginning to think she is right!
Having done weight watchers, slimming world, lighter life and a few others over the years I have lost tons in weight (literally) but never maintained the hard work I put in. How disappointing every time to find with the blink of an eye, once again, here I am – heavy!
I am now 62 years old. My dear old mum is 82 yrs old and she is crippled with arthritis and finds mobilising very painful. She is overweight and I look at her and see myself in years to come, which is one of the reasons I want to lose weight. It’s not my only reason of course, I also want to feel better about my overall appearance and fitness too.
I explored all avenues and decided that I should have a gastric balloon, but after looking into it I felt this was not the best option for me. I need something more permanent!
Gastric sleeve? Well, I looked at this too. It is a permanent operation which reduces the size of my stomach forever – I am naturally a very greedy person so if I physically cannot eat large portions, then this seems like the best solution for me.
Will I, won’t I?
I enquired about this last year and got several responses but the best most informed was from the National Obesity Surgery Centre. I don’t like the word obesity, but hey, I guess I have to face the fact that at 5’ 6” and 107kgs I am obese. I carry it all at the front (I find myself thinking that is good for some reason, because it’s not all on my butt, but I know that I am in the front line for cardiac problems!!). Anyway , I contacted them again and researched and researched the whole thing – even finding the whole operation on you tube which was a bit gruesome!!
It didn’t put me off though so I have made an appointment with the surgeon in Cheadle.
Let’s see what happens ………