Considering Bariatric Surgery? Bill’s Story (part 3)
I just cannot say how very important this time was to me. I could eat in a restaurant. Inside a restaurant – in a booth! I could walk the few steps to my work without having to stop several times because I was winded. Understand I was still large – VERY large but for the first time I had hope! Every day seemed to bring a new landmark. People talk about belt notches cinching up – for me it was actually wearing a belt!
People were beginning to notice after the second month. I was getting high fives and kudos right and left. I can tell you that this did a lot for me at this time. It was difficult to receive but my friends love me and they loved seeing me get healthy.
It was amazing that even thought I still had lots of weight to lose – my numbers were coming into healthy levels. My blood sugars were normal quickly as I wrote last time but all my blood levels were coming into a normal range.
I was so excited, happy, blessed. My whole life was turning around. My relationships were blooming, my family was supportive. People were not worried that I would die tomorrow. I continued to lose and bariatric surgery became a joke! Why would anyone do that when this plan is available? It may not work for everyone but it is so healthy and life giving it should be tried first! As I said before the plan is used by post bariatric patients as it is so nutritionally dense – why not try it before!!
I began to think about coaching myself – paying it forward. I can so identify with being morbidly obese! I wanted to be a Certified Health Coach as well!