Why I decided to have WLS I’ve struggled with writing my story down on paper for some time now, why... because it makes it real. But after many months and lots of gut checking moments, I decided that “my story” needed to be told. As a child, I was never heavy.
Why I Decided to Have WLS After having difficulty conceiving our last child, my doctor explained the possibility that I had Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, P.C.O.S. However, once we were able to successfully get pregnant and deliver our son, I thought I had been misdiagnosed. After losing all my baby weight,
Why I decided to have WLS Three years ago, I was 47 years old and the single mother of a 17-year-old son whose father had passed away a few years before. I was 400 pounds and living a life that revolved around my son and my work – from the relative
Why I decided to have WLS Growing up, I was always heavyset, I never had much, and never had many healthy food choices. In elementary school, I was about 150 pounds and 5 foot 5 inches. By the time I reached high school, I weighed about 205 pounds. At that time
Celebrating the Before & After Gastric Sleeve with Becky H.'s Journey! In August of 2015, one month before I was to be the maid of honor in my sister’s wedding, I fell. My fall resulted in a herniated disc in my lower back that caused severe pain in my back
Why I Decided to Have WLS My story was that I always grappled with a food addiction even as a kid. However, as a kid, I also was able to quickly lose, regain and lose again. As I hit my adult years, this process began to be much more difficult.
At my highest weight, I astonished myself when the scale at my doctor's office read 345. How did I get here? I gorged myself without thinking of the consequences. I ate my feelings. Big Macs, ice-cream, pizza, you name it! An hour later, I would feel hungry again and ask what’s for
Why I Decided to Have WLS It took almost 20 years for me to finally be comfortable in my own skin. Being a survivor of domestic abuse and other types of abuse, I finally realized that I was beautiful – no matter what size I am. I did have insecurities
Why I Decided to Have WLS I have been overweight most of my adult life, beginning at age 17 when I gave birth to my oldest daughter. I went on a diet approximately every three years up to age 50, when I essentially gave up (I am 61 now). I
Why I Decided to Have Bariatric Surgery I was overweight pretty much my entire life. I always played sports and was generally active as a kid, so it never got too out of hand. When I went away to college and lost all of that "built-in" activity, I started to develop