So I've been messing around with my blog, trying to design it and make it all cute and stuff, when I realized that I have never introduced myself...or my journey. So here goes it...I'm Lolli, and I'm a southern girl deep in the heart of Texas. I have a twang and you'll see my southern pride by droppin' the G in 'ing' (see!) throughout this blog. I'm 29 years old, and I've been married for almost 2 years. I haven't always been heavy. Growing up, I was very active in dance, in shape, and was pretty good at eatin' good. About 10 years ago, I graduated high school, stopped dance, went to college, met my husband, and have been battling my weight ever since. I've lost weight...ALOT of it, but every time it comes back, I pack on more...and more...and more. So much more where I've forgotten what it's like to feel good, feel pretty, and to love myself. I find myself hidin' most of the time. We never go out, not because the hubby wont take me, but because I don't want to be seen. I don't dress myself well because fat girl clothes just aren't cute!
I've been researching the Lap-Band procedure for about 1 1/2 years before I was 100% sure it's what I wanted to do. I had called many times, set many appointments, but never showed up. This past March (right after my birthday) I had an appointment at 10am...mind you this was about my 2,430,924,098th appointment I'd made... and I was doin' what I do best at about 9:15am, watchin' TV. I almost didn't go. I remember almost not goin'. But I did; and boy I am glad that I did! I went to my seminar, and I found out that my insurance would most likely approve it! They gave me a break down of all my requirements and that I would have to have Dr.s visits for 6 months, medical exams, nutritional visits, psych evals, etc., and in Sept. 2011, I would be able to submit everything to insurance, pray for an approval, and have surgery in October. All went according to plan!! I have my surgery scheduled on October 27, which is like 5 days away...and I am ready! I've been on Pre-op liquids for 9 days, hence my last post and all is going well. So that's it for me, for now. :)