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!