Hey All :)
I'm up in Mackay North Queensland and getting my surgery done next April in Gold Coast...loooooong time to wait, but i had to sit out my 12 months through Medibank but I know it will be so worth it :)
I have been trawling over these forums for days now, learning about it all, i'm so excited! I have told a few people, seems to be the norm at the moment, as most I have spoken to are pretty blase' about it as they have friends or family who have done the same operation and I have heard nothing but amazing results.
I am 41 this year, I don't have kids as I was diagnosed with PCOS in my early 20's and back then told I would never be able to have kids so accepted that. I am married, and am step mum to 3 wonderful kiddies so I'm not too bothered if I cannot have my own, but you never know! it sounds like it could be a possibility with this operation :)
I have always tried to keep fit and healthy but I have a food addiction I guess. I try to keep myself active, i have horses and I have a cross trainer machine at home also. I try to do exercise every day and at least 2-3km on my Cross trainer machine, but to be honest i can hardly shift a kg. In fact since arriving in OZ from NZ 2 1/2 yrs ago I have put on 24kg...and although I try to keep active I am obviously eating the wrong foods as I have all the blood tests and don't have high cholesterol or blood pressure, no thyroid issues...so it must be a combination of my PCOS and not eating well. So I am hoping that if I can get the sleeve done and control my eating then I can get fit and healthy like I have always wanted to be :) fingers crossed anyways! At least I am in the right head space!
To be honest even just 6 months ago I was dead against this operation. I have always been so strong in my opinion that you should try and lose weight yourself and not choose "the easy way out", however after years now of yo yo dieting, trying all diets...and still exercising every day....and feeling so low in confidence in myself now I feel that this is my opportunity to shine again. I haven't ridden my horses in 2 years because of my weight gain and I want to get out and meet new people, take my horses to the beach and go for a gallop again...so next Winter will be my goal to do this!
So I just want to say Hello! and I'm always here to chat to if anyone wants to chat! I love reading about everyone's experiences and their ups and downs, the hints and tricks, these forums are amazing :)
Anyways, I have a tendancy to babble, so ill stop there!