The elephant in the room

For more than 15 years, I have been trying to lose weight. And for more than 15 years, I have repeatedly been frustrated with the results. You name it, and I have done it: Weight Watchers, food tracking, personal trainers, psychologists, nutritionists, liquid diets, healthy meal delivery, weight-loss apps. I bailed out of some of these things quickly. Others, I stuck with for a long time. In every case, I didn’t lose much weight and became frustrated and disheartened — and quite frequently put back on more weight than I lost.

Recently, I began to consider an alternative that I had previously dismissed: weight-loss surgery. I thought about it for a few months, and then began talking about it with the Complementary Spouse. I have since told some friends, my parents, and my brother. For the most part, I’m keeping it a secret for now, as I know there will be people who tell me I just need more diet and exercise. That’s not very supportive and, frankly, a little insulting.

So, what’s the deal with this blog? I’ve decided to keep track of what’s going on, how I feel about it, and why this is important to me. Right now, I’m doing this for myself and not for anyone else. At some point in the future, I’ll be ready to share this journey and, at that time, I’ll let people know about this website.

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