“My Great Reason”

It was about a year ago when I had the most impactful week of life. Many years of reasons and health issues had been leading me to this one life changing decision…..you know…” bariatric surgery”. As a mother of three and a wife of a great husband I regularly wake up happy and grateful but, with a bit of a low self-esteem and sadness within. The yo-yo dieting, exercising, HCG shots and weight loss programs had been consuming my life for 5 years. I tried everything except bariatric surgery. I woke up one morning and had no idea at the end of that week I will have found “My Great Reason”.

I started that week last October by getting injured in one of my aerobics classes. When I went to the doctor he said that it was too much weight to put on my joints. So I loved that catch 22….have to work out to lose weight and lose weight to work out. It was only two days later that I was walking down the street head held high, smile on and ready to take on the world. Then I saw my reflection in a store front window and I surprised myself by what I saw. I see myself as I am on the inside, but who I saw on the outside was not me. I then noticed the sadness in my posture with my smile gone. It occurred to me that I don’t own a full length mirror, perhaps I didn’t for a reason. The next afternoon I was shopping with my daughter who was 5. We saw a woman on the advertisement sign in aerobic clothes. My daughter then turned and asked” why don’t you look like that”, at that moment I did not have an answer other than I made bad choices and have some medical problems. She looked at me and replied” I still think your pretty but it would be nice if you could be healthy for me”. I went home that night and researched weight loss online for hours.

When I got back online the next morning I had found www.mygreatreason.com. I was in luck there was an informational meeting that week I could attend. I registered right online, went to the informational meeting and was greeted by a great staff. I had written down questions and brought my insurance information with. I didn’t even have to ask any questions they all were answered. I knew after meeting Dr. Selwyn and seeing the presentation I had found the right fit for me. I was full of fear when I first showed up for the meeting and walked out confident that I was ready to change my life.

My Great Reason: Being a healthy, happy role model for myself, my kids and all who are on the path to their great reason!

One thought on ““My Great Reason”

  1. Jennifer you’re amazing and I’m so happy for you!! Can’t wait to see you and be a part of this amazing journey you are on!!

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