Sunday, August 26, 2012

Phase One: The decision

I have spent countless hours contemplating what my life could be like, how different it would be if I wasn't fat. I have yo-yo dieted from age 13 and have had success with weight watchers, but was never able to keep it off. It took almost losing my son when he was born to make this decision, and now that I have, I am not looking back.

My name is Sara and I will soon be a bander. My surgery is on August 30th and I am super excited, nervous, oh and did I mention EXCITED?! I am so ready to take this next step in my life. I am so ready to shop in the regular stores and to chase my son around without feeling winded. I am excited to present myself as a healthy person to my patients, and most of all to look in the mirror and be happy with who I am and what I look like! I can't wait to feel sexy in my own skin and not rely on spanx to make me feel good in a dress. But above all of this, I am ready to take control of my life, to grab a hold and to steer it in the direction I want to go and NEVER, EVER let my weight dictate what I can and cannot do ever again.

I wasn't planning on doing a blog about this, as I am not sure if I will even have time to keep it up, but because I utilized so many different blogs on the journey to my decision, I decided that it would be a good thing to share my story too. And maybe, just maybe, being held accountable by whoever decides to read this will help me along the way as well! Thanks for reading!


  1. I'm the first comment. Woooohooo! Glad to have you along in the Blogosphere. I love your positive attitude and your mission.

  2. Blogging is a great way to reinforce your dream EVERYday. and to follow and gain advice and help from people who have been in similar positions as you!

  3. Welcome to Blogland! It's so exciting that your surgery is this week. Good luck with everything. Hp[e everything goes smoothly.