Sunday, September 07, 2008
Intragastric Balloon anyone?
Fall is coming very soon. I'm starting to see yellow leaves and the weather is getting cooler. That means winter is not so far and another year will pass. That also means that this is my 30th year as an overweight person. I've been living all my life with extra pounds and I'm tired of it! Tired, depressed, sick... you name it, I am. I think it's time to change my leaves as the trees do and welcome next spring as a renewed, better me.
I've tried all the diets and pills and exercise that you can imagine. And I always got back to my original weight plus some more as an extra. So I considered a bypass for a while. I'm sure that everyone has heard about the wonders of the gastric bypass. How people has lost huge amounts of weight with it and keep it off for years. But I'm sure you also have heard of the downsides and the scary stories. So I'm not very convinced by it, yet. I'm thinking about other methods. Have you heard of the Intragastric balloon? It's a balloon filled with saline that you have in your stomach for 6 months and helps you with weight lost because mainly, you always feel full. Besides you follow a one year treatment with a doctor, a dietist and a psycologist to help you learn how to eat right, exercise and the most important thing for me, to solve the internal issues that get me to overeat. I eat when I'm anxious, depressed, tired, bored, angry.... no wonder why I can't lose weight. So I'm thinking that this may be the answer to my prayers. It's not an easy solution. It's not a fade diet. It's a lifestyle change and by posting it here I'm compromising myself to make it work.
I have a daughter I want to see grow up. I have a husband I want to grow old with. And I have the power to change to achieve that.... I'll making an appoiment soon. Wish me strenght!