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Describe your behavioral and emotional battle with weight control before learning about bariatric surgery.
I have been overweight since I was a child. As an overweight 5 or 6 year old, life wasn't always easy. I had some friends but was never "popular". I am so thankful that I always had a supporting family around me, telling me how beautiful, smart, and charismatic I was--because without that, I don't know where I'd be. Having such a "rock" in my family, I developed into a self-confident teenager who disregarded what my peers said. My sense of self got me through many "fatty" jokes and comments. But that's not to say that words don't hurt..because they do. As I got older, I ate out of boredom or depression. I wasn't going out on Friday and Saturday nights with my friends like all of my peers were doing. I wasn't invited to the movies or dance...