Here is what my next 7 days looks like:
I picked this up at GNC, says you lose 7 lbs in 7 days. I sure hope so because I need to lose 14 lbs before May. "But wait here Julie, you aren't getting banded until June..." Yes, that's correct. I will make a long story short here and explain said 7 day fast loss kit. A little over a month ago I was approached by a couple who had been trying to have a child for a very long time now and have been unsuccessful. What is they wanted from me you ask? Eggs. I felt so honored that they would ask me to be a part of something like that. I was so excited and ready to do whatever I could to make this couples dream of a baby become a reality. So, she scheduled my appointment with their fertility Dr. right away. As my appointment approached I started thinking "what if i'm too fat and they won't or can't use my eggs?" I was really nervous about it, I mean I didn't want to be the one to dash their dream!
Appointment day came... can I tell you I don't think I've ever met a nicer Dr.! In the appointment she complimented me on everything, sono looked good, ovaries looked good. Then came the part I was dreading. "The anesthesiologist is going to have a concern because of your BMI. Right now it's at 45 and we need it at a 40" ........wow...... there's a dose of truth for ya right there. So this couple has spend hundreds of dollars on my appointment, and we hear this. I told her about the lap band and she was very enthusiastic about it and proud of me for taking control of my health. THANK GOD the couple was not discouraged and told me "don't worry about it, we'll get ya there!" wow..... no judgement.... this is a new concept for me. I'm used to being embarrassed about my weight....these people are accepting me and helping me...sweet! So we go to our counseling sessions, get the contracts from the lawyers all ironed out. Everything is ready to go... except me. I've only lost 11 lbs... and I needed to lose between 25-30. ALL the Dr's involved really want me to do this before my lap band... in june.
Enter 7 day fast loss. I GOTTA get these last few lbs off. But here in lies the dilemma.... If I lose too much my insurance won't approve my surgery. My BMI HAS to be above 40. Thank goodness the Dr. doing my 6 month diet will keep an eye on it for me and tell me when to stop losing. All these people working hard for me, it's a very strange feeling. I've always tried to hide from my weight and right now it's everybody's business and for once everyone is on my side! I gotta tell ya it's an awesome feeling and I hope I continue to have support every step of the way.
Anywhos, I guess that's enough for tonight. Sorry for the novel. I guess there's just alot to tell you about me here in the beginning. My first few blogs may be long... just to get some background out of the way!
Wish me luck!! :)