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Well here it is.......the evening before our "Big Day." The past month has been rather exciting for Allison Manning-Williams and Joddy Amerson, the duo who started on this journey to weight loss back in the Summer. We have spoken with the insurance company, paid remaining co-payments, received well wishes from co-workers and friends, had our pre-op appointment, done our final Christmas shopping, gotten our children "squared away", and last but certainly not least...we have been on a 40 grams of carbohydrates or less per day for the last two weeks. This low carb diet is very important because it shrinks the liver so the Surgeon can have better visualization of the organs during the procedure. So we think of it as a safety measure. The first two days of this diet was the most difficult and then it became easier especially at work when we held each other accountable.
True friends go through best of times and the worst of times together. This describes the friendship between Allison Manning-Williams and Joddy Amerson. We have been "Pearl" friends for over ten years. We have been pregnant together and birthed our babies together and we have experienced sickness and death of loved ones together. One of the many things that we have in common is our struggle with our weight which has made us even closer friends.
Our journey on this path started this past summer when we both agreed that we had had enough of being overweight and miserable. While knowing that we have a long road ahead of us, we realized that not only do we need to do this for ourselves, but we have to do it for our kids. Neither of us have had the energy to run and play outside with our kids. We decided to sign up for the Nash Surgical Weight Loss Program which started with an informational session. We made a pact then that we would walk every step of the ...
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Way to go Amy! I love the picture of you on the bike!
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I could not have said it better myself. I feel EXACTLY the same. Thought I was alone. Are these feelings...
Ed, I am new to crossfit and couldnt have said this more better myself! Congrats on your progress and...
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Thank you for your story and sharing.. I am thinking about having the surgery. I loved the turtle story...
Keep it up Ed. Your CFRM family is with you all the way.
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I related to you reading this. Some of this is me. You word things perfectly as always. Thank you for...
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Ed I'm proud of you man. That is not an easy struggle and it looks like you are doing incredibly well...
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what an inspirational journey and story! Thanks a lot. Anticipating surgery soon. Wish me well.
What an amzing story! I really admire your courage in sharing this. THANK YOU!