This all went down a few weeks ago, but it's worth mentioning (in my world). Gave me a boost anyway. XD
Earlier this year (much earlier), my grandmother and I were taking a long walk, talking and what not and, eventually, weight came up. She knew I was miserable, and pretty upset with the idea of going to another country at the weight of 349 (though I didn't know it at the time). I was unhealthy, embarrassed, and just...depressed.
At that time, she told me to get the surgery. Lap band surgery to be precise. She told me that I would be struggling with this problem until I was 30 if I tried to do this on my own (I'm 18). I told her I was scared and that I just didn't want to do it. She told me to suck up my fears and go through it.
And I was gonna do it.
I had called my mom, telling her I wanted to start the process, that I wanted to be cut open, that I wanted to do that surgery. My grandmother is never wrong, so I was sure she knew what she was talking about when she gave me the twelve year forecast of suffering.
That was months ago.
I didn't do the surgery. I really was (and still am) scared of the idea. I ended up telling my mom to just...tell my grandmother she was still planning it, but not to do anything about. I told her I would do it on my own.
After my little revelation thanks to a fat movie, I really did do it on my own and, so far, I'm down 76 pounds, so I know I can really do this.
Why the back story?
A couple weeks ago, while sitting with my grandmother again, she said, "Remember when I told you to get the surgery? Well, you sure showed me. You did it all on your own."
99.9% of the time, my grandmother is indeed right. But this time, just this time, she was wrong, and she admitted. I felt awesome, and I still feel awesome about it.
Now, I'm not doing it to shove it in her face, like, "Haha, I did it without surgery," but more like, "I'm gonna be okay with this. I'm not going to suffer anymore. :)"
It feels good.
Way to go girl!!! Awesome!
your story is very inspiring. you lost weight the healthy way. it sounds like grandma is very proud of you! :)
That is just amazing! Good for you!!
You sound like a remarkably mature young woman, and so lucky to have such a strong relationship with your grandmother, who also sounds great (at any age, it is a sign of maturity to admit a mistake). Congratulations on finding a path to happiness!
Just awesome! You are awesome!
Fabulous job on losing the weight! I'm sure your grandmother is VERY proud of you! Not only are you working to get healthier, but you have a positive attitude and a wonderful relationship with your grandmother.
Keep up the good work!
Much thanks to all of you. <3
way to go jaefuma!
Major congratulations! Very happy for your. Thank you for posting such an encouraging story.
That's fab! Kudos for such a success! Keep up updated with your progress!
great story! kudos to you for finding strength within yourself! keep up the good work :)
Way to go. You should be proud. Keep up the good work. But do you think maybe your grandmother knew how scared you were and new you would not go ahead with the surgery but she knew if she pushed you would do it on your own. You know she was worried about your health and happiness...
Maybe gramma had it all planned this way! She knew that you are determined and would 'show her'! Way to go.
Wow! You, your mom and your gramma are awesome together! At 18 years old, you have the wisdom of the ages. Terrific.
That would be cool if it were all a secret plan. ^^ I would think it very clever of my grandma.
way to go Jaefuma!...while i think what you have done is a MAJOR accomplishment, may i say 2 things to you....
1. like the rest of us, we all need to remember this is a life change, not a diet. Thats why many of us get on the yo-yo diet syndrome.
2. I struggled with weight all my life. I am older now, and have diabetes.
If I had it to do all over again, at some point I would have opted for the surgery.
Diabetes is a horrible disease, and proper weight control and exercise would probably have spared me this....
I applaud your success, please make it a lifelong plan!
I'm so proud of you and I don't even know you! By changing your routines and making healthier choices you have not only made yourself look & feel better, you have set the tone for an adult life where you KNOW you can conquer anything that comes your way. Best wishes to you, strong little sister!
Congrats hunni :) thats fab!
Tell us how you did it!!! :-)
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