I'm 46, a mom, a wife (two boys 8,10) and a management consultant. For the first time in a long time, I've elected to prioritize my health and "attack" my weight problems. Last year losing weight no longer meant looking good in clothes, to me it was addressing my hypertension and pre diabetes. I want to be emotionally and physically available for my kids. Also I switched firms in the spring and my new insurance covers lap band surgery. I went through the steps and got banded 9/15/2010. I've lost 11 lbs in the last 3 weeks and feel optimistic. To be honest I love blogs but I never would have thought to blog because the nature of my work and a desire to preserve my privacy. But I realize that blogging world has a wonderful community that I want to be a part of. I've learned so much by reading people's blogs.
Looking forward to making friends...and learning.