Starting my 48th Year as a NewYear of Life Changing Experiences.

by Barbara
(Anaheim, California, United States of America)

Hi. My name is Barb. Today, June 25, is my 48th birthday. My first 47 years have been quite a learning experience. Although I appreciate what I have learned through the decades, I probably could have done with out some of the hard knocks :). lol.

The last 40 years I have struggled with my weight, and all the ups and downs...literally. During my 47th year I took myself through an emotional, spiritual and physical transformation in various ways. Realizing Stress and Drama a huge factor of my ill health and weight issues.

Today I weigh 260 lbs...the most I have ever weighed. Over the last 35 years I have probably lost more than 500 lbs...(sadly, the same pounds over and over).

I am starting my 48th year as a new person with a great positive outlook and I am powered with knowledge from lessons learned.

I have come to realize that unless I change my thinking and rid myself of bad habits, and commit to a lifestyle change, I will not lose weight, no matter what I try. Believe me, I have done all the weight loss programs and then some. I can't tell you how many times my body has cried out to me... "Please are all I've got!" In reality, I am all that my body has to rely on.

So, as I enter my 48th year of life with a new found thinking and commitment to myself to become healthy. I will undergo the Lap Band procedure on September 1, 2010.

This along with other tools, will help me reach my goal of a healthy weight and a disease free body.

I invite you to join me in my journey. All I can offer is my honesty and true feelings, in hopes that it will encourage others to face their demons, overcome them and move into a beautiful and healthy life.

I welcome constructive criticism, suggestions and comments, with an open mind.

Thank you in advance for your encouragement and support.

Welcome to my world :)

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Good Luck
by: Carole


My procedure is the day after my 45th birthday, so I kind of know how you feel. I will be starting my life all over. I am finally doing something for myself because I finally feel like I deserve it. We are all we've got in the end.

Stay strong and good luck.

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