Yesterday I wrote about the Authentic Friendships Bible study.  I talked about my struggle with being capable of writing something like this.  Today, I’m going to share something that I’d rather not… well, I’m excited about it, but I know it’s going to create some comments that I may not want.

I considered whether I’d share this and I went to one of my trusted girlfriends and her words to me were “Girl, you KNOW you’re going to tell everyone.”  And she’s right — I will tell everyone.  I don’t have that KEEP IT QUIET gene.

I’m having weight loss surgery today — actually the official name is Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy — but weight loss surgery is easier to type and say.

This isn’t something I take lightly.  I’ve studied, researched and educated myself over the last year.  I’ve considered options. I’ve prayed over this decision and I am at peace with this choice. I’ve been on more diets than I can count.  My weight goes down 2o and up 25.  And I have more to lose than just 20lbs – much more.  I’m fat — officially I’m considered Obese with an unhealthy Body Mass Index.  I have several health conditions that are directly related to my weight, but I’ll stop there because I tend to overshare — and really, you probably aren’t incredibly interested in my medical health.

I’m just sharing the journey.  And that’s what I’m going to do from time to time — share the journey.  I’m not just having surgery, I’m changing my lifestyle — completely.   I’m excited to take this step!

I know you may have an opinion on my decision and I respect it, but while you’re reading this I’m in surgery.  I ask for your prayers and your support — and feel free to join me on this journey.  I promise it will be interesting!!  I won’t hold back — and I’ll be authentic.

I’m trusting God!!