Don't be Afraid

    Yesterday I finally had a conversation that I had been dreading. Well, technically it was all done via email, but still.  The owner of Barre Jazzercise Diane Hood reached out to me because I hadn’t been in class for a while and she asked me how I was doing.  She knows that I struggle with my left leg and various other health things.  Diane is also a motivational weight loss coach.       

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    Telling her I was having bariatric surgery was difficult.  I didn’t want to let her down.  Even though I wasn’t one of her weight loss clients I still hold her in very high regard.  I didn’t want her to see me as a failure.  She has given me a lot of advice that I have put into action, or tried to.

    Diane is truly a very caring individual. I have been very open and honest with her.  She just has that way about her.  You feel at home when you are with her.  You want to do your best with her, for her, for yourself, whenever you are around her. She is infectious. This little spit-fire is always on the go taking care of everyone she comes in contact with motivating them.  If you know Diane, you know what I am saying is true.  Check out her motivational page, Impossible Don’t Exist.

    As always, Diane was incredibly supportive of my decision to move forward with bariatric surgery.  She knows that I didn’t just wake up one day and say let’s take out ¾ of my stomach! She knows that I have put a lot of thought, prayer, and research into my decision.

    The moral of today’s post is, don’t be afraid to share your story with anyone, what is the worst that can happen?  The person doesn’t agree with your decision?  It wasn’t their decision to make.  It’s yours.  It’s your life.  Especially when it comes to bariatric surgery. This really could be a matter of life or death.  Do what is right for you.  Believe in yourself and the world believes in you. 

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