| Originally Posted by ~*Lisa*~ |
So here's my question of the day....Have any of you thought of ever taking extreme measures to lose weight? I'm talking about medical procedures, stomach stapling (sp?), gastric bypass? Or have any of you done this? What are your thoughts on this?
Now, back to the question of the day (or yesterday, as it were), I've actually been really considering this, but I have my doubts, which is why I haven't gone through with it. I'm actually 150 lbs overweight, and my BMI is 45.9. However, with that said, I carry my weight very differently and my doctor thinks I'm crazy because I only look like I'm about 50-75 lbs overweight. I also don't have any health problems at all (aside from low iron, but that's not a weight issue, it's a bleeding-to-death-every-month issue). So because there aren't any directly-related health problems, simply self-esteem problems, he thinks it's not worth the risk. And FI simply shakes his head when I mention my weight, 50% because he's probably sick of hearing it, and 50% because he loves me exactly as I am. He doesn't think the risk is worth it either...
But I'm so desperate to change my body, I've been this size as long as I can remember, that I'm willing to do anything at this point, I don't care what it costs... So I'm glad that you asked this question Lisa, because I'm interested in reading the responses to see if it's really worth it.