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!!