5/2009 5/2010 9/2010
The old and the new me!
About me….hmmm ok then about me. I am 39 years old. I will be for just a couple of months. I am coming up very quickly on that milestone birthday. Am I happy about it? No not really. Am I realistic about it? Yes.
I am married to a great guy and have 2 great step kids. And we all live in Cleveland, Ohio. I have started and stopped so many things over and over in my life. I have found more failure than success when it comes to my health my body and my weight. I had severe diabetes with many complications. My body rejected most medications and I was on a slippery slope. I have made the poorest decisions in the past when choosing how to treat myself. But I made a decision to change that. I made a decision to re-invent myself. I made a decision to change my life forever. On October 22, 2009 I took the first step in what I know will be a new life for me. On that day I had Roux en y gastric bypass surgery. I made a choice that day to make my life better forever and I have not looked back since! I have worked soooo hard since then! I never really knew how hard it would be. It is not something I speak about often and really did not know if I would have the courage to actually put it on here. But I decided that this blog for me is about honesty. About being true to myself and trying to get rid of feelings of shame. Shame has plagued me my entire life. I have always felt ashamed of how I looked or what I ate or things I said. And many people make me feel shame about the radical procedure that I underwent to make my quality and length of life better. But here I will hold my head up high and celebrate every goal I achieve, every mile I run and every day that I choose to live the best life! And that’s just a little about me.