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My 1st question is: What Medifast recipes are there that uses the Mallorquian delicacy, sobrasada? Thanks for any comment. Second question.. I was.

Walking.

In a Wal-Mart Saturday when I saw me 10 years from now if I hadn't taken the path to wls and getting healthy..

There, headed down the aisle was a man in a wheelchair. He had a sports-team baseball cap, fleece pants and coat, a neatly-trimmed beard... And he weighed probably 600-650 pounds. At my heaviest in June of 09 at 497.1 pounds, I had trouble.

Walking.

Around and was probably just 100 pounds lighter than this gentleman..

I walked past him twice. I wanted to say hi, give him a head nod, but he would not make eye contact. He was in that place where he had no interest in communicating. He was separate, obviously in pain and maybe as anyone who has carried around hundreds of extra pounds was in societal shame..

I do feel great pity for the man. I also know that man could have been me. I had never seen him before. I don't know if I'll ever see him again..

I.

Hope.

To God I never forget him. There are reasons I'm on this wls journey. Even though I've already lost more than 100 pounds pre-op, there are reasons why I need to see this through and work my plan for the rest of my life. I may die on the table, I may have extreme complications, but I have set myself up, through pre-op Medifast diet and.

Exercise.

, for success..

I think God gave me a reality check this weekend. A chance to look in the mirror and say, "Hey, never forget, you're doing the right thing."..

Comments (9)

Good question... I dunno what is the answer to that question. I'll do some Googling and get back to you if I find an good answer. You should email the people at Medifast as they probably could answer your Medifast question..

Comment #1

MY HEART IS SO WITH YOU MAP...WHEN I GOT ON THAT SCALE THE MORNING OF MY.

SURGERY.

AND IT SAID I HAD LOST 127 POUNDS PRE-OP...I JUST NEARLY WENT TO TEARS...IT WAS THE HARDEST THING I HAD EVER DONE, AND THE GREATEST...I HAD LOST MORE WEIGHT THAN MY MOTHER EVEN WEIGHS...SHE IS JUST 122 POUNDS...SHE WAS FLABBERGASTED.....WHEN I STARTED THIS I WAS 419 POUNDS....IT'S BEEN SO HARD AT TIMES...NOW IT'S JUST A WAY OF LIFE, THAT I DON'T HAVE TO THINK ABOUT MUCH EXCEPT FOR ALL THE OTHERS WHO ARE AROUND ME AND THEIR CONSTANR EATING...SIGH...I CAN'T CHANGE ANYONE BUT ME...OH WELL.....

GOOD LUCK TO YOU BUDDY....

YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES...

Comment #2

Thank you for sharing this. I have tears in my eyes because it sounds exactly like my story..

Plus, I lost my dad in 2008, he was huge all his life and chose to do nothing about it. I vowed to do this for me and cannot wait to see his face when he tries to figure out who I am when it is my time to go home...

Comment #3

Great post, makes you really stop and think. Good luck on your continued success to WLS and I.

Hope.

Everything works out great for you..

Kathi..

Comment #4

I am a firm believer that God puts people in our live's and in our path for a reason. I am glad that you were able to make that connection but more importantly that "YOU" have taken the initiative to do something about your life and health..

It is discerning to see other people continue to live like that and if this sounds ignorant I apoligize but I can not pity or sympathize w/ individuals like that only b/c I have been there (am there still) and I know there is help, not necessarily w/.

Surgery.

But.

Support groups.

And other means. I chose life. I chose to get help. I chose to be a mother and be around for my family. I chose to love and respect me..

Would I have been able to tell you where my future was headed last year? Absolutely not b/c I frankly did not care enough about myself and look where it got me. All I knew is that everyday I was just getting by. What turned this around for me was asking myself do I just want to "make it through my life" or do I want to live it? That is a decision that as individuals we all need to make..

Congrats to you for having the courage to do this and not look back..

Best Wishes..

Josie..

Comment #5

I have had similiar experiences... seeing women my previous size and larger in wheel chairs and when they walk they wobble from the pain. I was beginning to wobble when I first stood up, had to get the joints in alignment. I KNEW without a shadow of a doubt that that would be me in a few years. I always knew that I would be dead by 60... to many health issues and weight played a role in the more serious ones..

I do feel for them... It is a struggle to lose the weight on your own..

Support groups.

Are nice but they are not there with you when you are home alone on a saturday night and not everyone has the money or the insurance for the.

Surgery.

Or the support that they need to go through it..

I also believe that God puts people in our lifes when we need them and I thank God for this website. Helped me stay sane at times, helped me to realize that so many of us have the same problems and if they made it to the other end so can I..

I am so happy that I made this choice when I did. Not sure I had the metal capability to do it at 33 when I first needed it..

Congrats on your weight loss and your decision to be healthy. I wish you luck on your journey..

Off to work.. Have a great day everyone.

Sally..

Comment #6

Thank you for so eloquently sharing this story. It is a lesson we all need to take to heart. Keep up the good work..

Good luck and good heaalth to you!.

Bonnie..

Comment #7

Sally:.

I understand that there are a lot of people that do not have the money for.

Surgery.

Or to seek assistance with a counselor. What I was trying to convey is that there has to be a "will" to want to change..

This is true of any addiction alcoholism, Medifast food addiction, drug addiction whatever the poison is the first step is admitting your wrong and the want to get help. No one can give us that but ourselves..

I am not saying that it gives anyone the right to treat people who are obese any indifferently as we are still people but how can others respect us when we dont respect or love ourselves enough to change those ways?.

I do feel to a certain degree a level of sympathy b/c I know what is like to watch life pass you by but we all have choices that we have to make. It is not normal to have to.

Sleep.

W/ a mask on, or.

Walking.

Around w/ an.

Inhaler.

, or be out of breath when you take a few steps, eating to the point where we feel we are going to explode...we recognize these things yet we ignore them until it's too late..

I am in no way cold hearted, trust me, I am there along with them but what separates me from those in my situation is that I opened my eyes and realized I needed help..

Respectfully,.

Josie..

Comment #8

Obesity has greatly increased the pain in my hips and knees, and this past year, my PCP signed the papers for me to get a handicapped placcard for my car. But I just couldn't bring myself to go get it. Even when I was in a lot of pain and having a hard time moving, I just couldn't bring myself to accept that placcard. I want a different future. So I'm having.

Surgery.

On 19 November. It'll be a good day...

Comment #9

I guess I am evil, but I figure I earned my handicapped sticker, I even confess to taking my walker to vote, and accepting handicap treatment, which really was valid, cos I can walk, but not stand in long lines..

There will come a day when the few "benefits" of being obese will be gone, but I think I can handle it..

I share my.

Hope.

In WLS with fat people I meet, who might benefit from it. I feel guilty not mentioning it, and People are always amazed to see the preop pics on my phone.....

Comment #10


This question was taken from a support group/message board and re-posted here so others can learn from it.