This is the story of a girl.




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.



About meredithelaine

forty-something. jersey girl in texas via california.
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