Celebrating 3 Years

Stone Mountain Top

Today I meet with several of my friends to climb Stone Mountain and celebrate me surviving my Vertical sleeve gastrectomy surgery back on July 12, 2010.   At the time of the surgery I weighed 634 lbs.  When I had the surgery they were very concerned because, anesthesia is fat soluble and there was a good chance that I would not wake up after surgery.  But I did, and that was the day my old life stopped and my new life began.   Some people think that bariatric surgery is a magic bullet when it comes to weight loss, I am here to tell you its not.    It is a tool, a tool to help you get started, you still have to change your life.  It requires countless hours of work, and many miles logged on the road.  Also you need to find a support group,  I have been able to use Facebook, to help extend my network of supporters, and so can you!  I want to take a minute and personalty thank all of you for your support!  I know that I would not be where I am today without the support of so many of you.