Starting my 48th Year as a NewYear of Life Changing Experiences.
(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 Barb...do something...you 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 :)