About Me

Hello Everyone!

My name is Ashleigh and I am a 29 year old from Sacramento, Ca. and I work for a major medical insurance company (please do not send me your nasty grams-I do not raise your premiums!). I have been married for 2 years to the most wonderful man in the whole world. I love to read, garden, and watch movies. My all time favorite TV show is I Love Lucy. Some day I hope to visit New York and go to Lucile Ball's hometown Jamestown and go to all of the Lucy museums.

I was banded on 5/12/2011, and I can't wait to document and share my journey. My main motivation for getting healthy and ultimately deciding on the LapBand is that I and my husband want to start a family. At my highest weight/surgery date I was 287lbs. While there are plenty of women who have had successful pregnancies at my weight, and even higher, I feel that it is not the right decision for me. The potential risks are too high, and I want to give myself and my baby the benefit of the doubt and have the healthiest pregnancy possible. I go back and forth with my decision to wait, but I know that I have made the right choice.

This is my second attempt at blogging. I started my first blog about a month prior to surgery and was posting pretty regularly up until about a month and a half ago. The blog wasn't going in the direction I originally planned. There was more personal information than band related and in the end I decided I would need to delete a lot of information; so I decided I would just start over with a new blog and a fresh start! I feel like blogging will really help me with my weight loss, and I love reading everyone elses blogs as well. I can't wait to get to know you all. Please leave me your link/URL in any comments so I can be sure to start following you as well.

I have read tons of others posts about how others feel such a warm community here in blogland and have become good friends with fellow bandsters. I hope to join this sisterhood and offer as much support as I can as well as get some great encouragement from you guys. I can't wait for this chapter of my life!