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Describe your behavioral and emotional battle with weight control before learning about bariatric surgery.
I had been overweight my entire adult life, but then gained over 100 additional pounds after a significant life trauma. That put me in the Super Morbidly Obese BMI category. It was impossible to walk more than a short distance without getting winded, it was difficult to fit in restaurant booths, airplane seats, and certain chairs. Fitting in amusement park ride seats was out of the question. I was very aware of people staring at me in public; some people made cruel comments just loudly enough to be overheard. I tried many diets, including a medically supervised liquid diet; each time I lost only a moderate amount of weight and quickly gained it back each time. I felt "doomed" to living the rest of my life trapped in a huge body.