I was recently in touch with my physician and was very concerned that even though I’ve been making healthier choices my weight just continues to climb. Nothing seems to be helping at ALL. We came to the conclusion that my anxiety medicine is the culprit. It’s the reason I stopped taking the medication the first time around. However, you can only go so long without sleeping and this seems to be the only medication I’ve been able to take that actually helps me sleep. It’s very frustrating. I jokingly brought up thinking about having weight loss surgery. Except, he didn’t get the joke. He said he felt like that may be a good option for me since I’ve been going up and down with my weight and can’t seem to keep it off.
I’ve realized that when I was happy with my weight I was completely obsessing over everything I ate and how much I could exercise every week. Food and I have a very dysfunctional relationship. Would having a surgically altered smaller stomach be the answer? I have one friend who had surgery in December and while having lost a lot of weight, almost died due to complications. One of my best friends, Amy will have her surgery in 13 days. I’m scared for her. I don’t know that gastric bypass would be an option for me because of my body’s slow healing times but lap band definitely interests me. I’m on the research stage at this point and I feel like it’s one of the hardest decisions I’ve ever had to make. I don’t know if it’s right for me but I’m definitely considering it.