While this month's question is a good one, it actually made me think of something else that I'd like to share about.
Question: What started you on your writing journey? Was it a particular book, movie, story or series? Was it a teacher/spouse/coach/friend/parent? Did you just "know" suddenly you wanted to write?
This question prompted another topic in my mind: My decision to undergo vertical sleeve gastrectomy, or VSG.
The procedure is a gastric surgery to help with losing weight.
I've struggled with my weight for most of my life. The early years were, unfortunately, due to not realizing that I didn't have to look like what society's beauty standard's insisted I should look like. After gaining weight with my pregnancy fifteen years ago, my struggle worsened as I dealt with divorce and a relocation from Texas to San Diego, CA (quite the culture shock!) in the Fall of 2007. I eventually got to a place of being good with me, myself and I so my struggle turned into this seesaw of diets and walk regimens I just didn't commit to.
|This is me in 2013 at a book signing for Neverlove.|
After that cruise, I knew it was time when I realized I didn't take a single picture of myself from the cruise. Not like me at all. Definitely not the phone hog, but nope, not one of me enjoying Cozumel.
|Me, October 2019, posing lol!|
I'm not sure how far down the scale I will go. Pounds aren't my focus. Fitness? That's got to happen or this surgery will have been for nothing.
So, that's it for now. I'll sprinkle more of my experience as this journey continues.
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