by ~Fiâi-la-âlea~ - Posted Sat December 1, 2007 @ 12:15 PM
entire family on my mother's side is overweight or obese. So I hear you. My mother just had lapband surgery at age 66 after years of struggling on and off. She lost about 75-79 lbs I think now. But she is also on weight watchers and lost most of it first before the surgery. Her father died at age 35, he was a butcher but overweight. Died of a heart attack. It came from his line, as my grandmother remarried and had more children that did not inherit the weight issues at all. My mother has a full bio sis who uses a wheelchair and special van, takes insulin. She is diabetic, everyone is except the half sisters with the different father and maybe one aunt. I have to watch diabetes myself now too.
I'm on weight watchers and while I also lose very slowly, my doctor is impressed with the loss and my bloodwork numbers. After ten years of staying the same weight within 5 lbs or so, I've finally dropped the pregnancy weight from having my last child. I keep a graph, it's a non scale victory kind of thing that reminds me how far I've come. It will be a lifelong struggle so I will deal with that one day at a time. Accepting the downs with the ups is one of the biggest challenges and I'm learning how to deal with that too. I've already accepted who I am a long time ago and my weight, but I'm giving myself the gift of good health now and enjoying all the benefits that are coming along with that. My metabolism isn't exactly hyper either lol. We are who and what we are. Best to accept it and I'm going to make myself better now, my gift to me.
WW is supposed to be coming out with another new tool in a few weeks so I'm looking forward to seeing what that is.