It’s been over 3 years since my last blog post. I am in Texas. I am working for my previous employer in California, remotely. I am still happily married and we now have a cat.
So all is well, for the most part.
It’s funny, I looked back through some old posts and it’s the same ol’ bitching – I’m fat, waaah, waaah. Oh, if ONLY I were as “fat” as I was then! I am pushing maximum density these days, despite my efforts. These efforts include Weight Watchers, Atkins, Noom, Modere, hypnotherapy, and more! I hate how I look, sure. But as I’m in my mid-40s now, it’s more than that. My blood pressure is high, my cholesterol is high. My feet swell if I stand or walk for too long. My joints (back, hips and knees) ache constantly.
A few years ago, I was doing 5Ks. Now, I’m as sedentary as they come.
Well, I’m doing something major about it. I’m getting Gastric Sleeve Surgery. I feel like an asshole saying it. I feel like a dick blogging about it. But that’s what I’ve decided to do. I’m getting the surgery, following the rules, and getting healthy. And I’m going to write about the process — the good, the bad; the ups and downs. Because I think that will help ME in the long-run.
Still, I feel like a self-absorbed tool. Being all *look at me, look at me*
I know that some people will not agree with what I’m doing. But in the end, I have to do what’s right for me. All I can ask is that people wish me well during the surgery, and that I have an easy healing process.
Surgery is scheduled for 11/6.