Soooooooooooo I've been waiting a REALLY long time to tell you all this buuuuuuuuuuuut the day has finally come that I can make my BIG ANOUNCEMENT!!! (No, I'm NOT engaged...I know bummer...right??? Unless your a single, on fire for God, burden for the lost, kind-hearted, patient, organized, take charge, has a job, has a car, tithe paying, pastor obeying, righteous, Apostolic Warrior, man of prayer, Then your probably not bummed that I'm still single, go ahead, BREATH that sigh of relief!!! Heh, heh!;)
ANYWAYZ, here is my BIG NEWS...
I'm having weight loss surgery!!!
I got the phone call today or yesterday, that I'm approved for my surgery!!! August 25th is my date!!! We all know that I have NO secrets, sooooo I just had to get it all out there...I've only been waiting for THE ACTUAL DATE TO TELL YOU ALL!!!
Sooooooooo I know that there are A LOT of different opinions out there on weight loss surgery, buuuuuut I've been considering, researching and praying about this for at least two years now!!! At first I was like, NO WAY! I can do it! I can lose weight myself! I can't just GIVE UP!!!! What will people think if I do this? People say that's the lazy way...then I was like, WAIT since when have I EVERRR cared what people think???? So I started the program at St Lukes and then I got freaked out and decided, Then I was gonna do it...then I was like, NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO I"M GOING TO LOSE WEIGHT MYSELF!!! Sooooo for like another year I lost and regained the same 30 pounds over and over again...
Welllll my mom really, really, really wanted me to do this! She said it wasn't about what anyone thought, it was about MY LIFE, my health and she didn't want any of her kids to have to live their lives like she did!!! she kept bugging and bugging and bugging me to do this!!! Come on Mary, lets go, lets do this...I remember her telling me that YES, I've lost A LOT of weight, and that I've done it over about ten years, but she was like, in another ten years you'll already be in your forties...
Finally in December, she was in the hospital and I went downstairs in the hospital and started the process...its BEEN A LONG 7 month process, monthly doctor visits, weigh-ins, meeting with a nutruionist, a phsycologist...btw: He works with the bariatric weight loss program at Honor Health, and he said he's NEVER had a patient with as high self-confidence as me...Surprise, surprise!!! ;)
Sooooo anyway, this isn't just a on the whim decision for me, like I said, I've been considering, researching, talking to a lot of different people and praying I feel like this is THE RIGHT thing for me to do...I know that NOTHING is permanent, this is just a TOOL to get me to my goal!!! I know that there are a lot of people that have died from this surgery, buuuuuuuut my surgeon that I've met with said i'm THE PERFECT candidate for this because I don't have health issues besides being FAT!!! No heart problems, no high blood pressure, no high cholesterol, no sleep apnea, ANNNNNND I"M YOUNG!!! (Although, I think we were actually close in age but he was treating me like a daughter soooo hey whatev!!! LOL As long as he wasn't like the surgeon at St Lukes that kept saying I was going to look so good...that was CREEPY!!! Please treat me like a daughter...PULEEEEZE!!!)
Just last Monday they said there would be a delay and i was thinking it wouldn't happen til at least November and now not even a week later I'm APPROVED!!! I can't believe I found out on MY BIRTHDAY!!! (Happy birthday to ME! 🎉🎁) I'm like FREAKING OUT!!! I'm sooooo excited annnnnd nervous!!!
♥Mary Frances :)
P.S. I can't wait for ALL THE CUTE OUTFITS I'm GONNA BE ABLE TO WEAR!!! Annnnnnnnd I'm SOOOOOOOO GONNA HIKE DOWN THE GRAND CANYON AND GO WHITE WATER RIVER RAFTING...Theres so many things I want to do...I"M SIKED... yaaaaaaaaaaaaay!!! I'm sooooo excited!!! Whoop, whoop!!! Purrrrrrrrrrrr!!!
p.p.s One of the other reasons WHY I am telling you all this is so that you can be praying for me on my surgery day, AUGUST 25th, at 8 am!!! PRAY FOR ME!!! I'll Remind you all before then!!! :)))