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I can track down having some sort of weight issues since I was about 9 years old. Every Summer I would lose some weight, but during the school year I would pack on the pounds. This all culminated to being 14 years old and a freshman in High School who weighed 225 pounds. The Summer after my freshman year I started having panic attacks and the weight started coming off. After that I started to really work on it and sometimes I ate much less than I should have. I constantly dieted from that point on. I would go up and down a constant rollercoaster of 30-40 pounds. But I never went of that 200 pound mark again. When I was 211 I had brain surgery and went back up to 200 pounds during the three month time period that I wasn't getting around and walking or doing much of anything. Once I was cleared to exercise I think I started to diet because I was afraid of the weight I had gained. I reached about 160 pounds and would fluctuate from 160-180. In 2004 I became pregnant with my first child. I gained 100 pounds in 9 months. After returning to work I started to gain even more weight. I have been on a vicious cycle ever since and haven't been close to under 200 pounds in a long time. I once lost as much as 86 pounds in 7 months and was so frustrated that I was still so fat that I gave up and gained it all back plus more. This up and down pattern now fluctuates between being Morbidly Obese and Super Morbidly Obese. I am sick of it. I am sad that I lost my 20's being out of shape and unhealthy and unable to enjoy my life. I want to dance again and play sports. I don't want to be on 4 prescribed meds everyday as well as a slew of other dietary supplements. I never thought surgery was an option until my new Doctor told me she thought it was my best option. I have done the research and I am beginning to believe this will be my best hope.