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northern girl

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First let me begin by stating that reading the various personal journeys of all of you has been a God send to me. I am a super-newbie! I have had friends & acquaintances who have either the gastric by-pass or lap band surgeries with some more successful than others. I was super concearned regarding the nutritional-loss or imbalance which may occur w/ the two forementioned procedures, and then I ran into someone I knew who was just shy of a year from post-op Gastric Sleeve surgery. She looked amazing, & she stated that she felt equally as well. Ever since, I have been researching the procedure, and feel that it is "the one for me". I am registered for an educational class on Jan. 7th & I have scheduled a consult w/ a surgeon. There may be a light at the end of the tunnel after all.
For a bit about me...I've reached the big 50 year mark, I'm the mother of a 10 & a7 year old. My loving & supportive hubbie and I both work full time & have a veggie, cut flower & sheep farm which started out as a retirement project that has gotten a bit out of hand. Anyway, we are super busy and we go non-stop; however, "my busy" does not consist of regular aerobic activity. If I stop I drop, I'm sure there are many who understand what I mean. All of my life I have been involved in sports and working out, and my weight has always been an issue. My Dr once told me that I looked really good for being "that heavy", and that I carried my weight very well. Wow, was that a left handed compliment or what?
Well, like I said, I'm no-longer aerobically fit like I once was. I have realized that after having my children at 40 & 43, my body isn't what it once was; plus, I had to have a complete hysterectomy (for medical purposes), last year. Wow, I think that my metabolism has come to a halt. Now for my future health, and because I want to live a long life for my children, it's time that I take action. So here I am ready to take the next step. Again, I appreciate you sharing your personal journeys. They have already helped me immensely! Well, here's hoping to see all of you on the other side.

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