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I have been overweight since the 4th grade. I was born a preemie and spent 3 weeks in the incubator. My mother died at 36 from a massive coronary, October 17, 1980.
My maternal grandmother died at the age of 36 from aneurysm in 1966 the year that I was born. She held me in March and died in November.
I am now 46, pre-diabetic and suffering from hypertension.
I was 14 years old when my mother died I was the last one to talk with her. She was morbid obese and had so many problems. My dad was obese and started walking 5 miles a day since 1980 and has consistently done so to this day. He reached his ideal weight of 160lbs years ago and maintains it. He will be 75 in October.
I exercise 5xs a week for 1.5 hours a day during the morning. Sometimes I add an extra hour of physical activity in the evening. I am have been vegan and now vegetarian with fish. I don't like breakfast and usually skip, but for the last month, I have been drinking a protein shake for breakfast. I realize breakfast is important.
I lost a lot of weight in 1989 and 1990. I have yo yoed for the last 22 years. I have gone through programs dealing with food addiction and have dealt with all of the emotional trauma that started in my childhood.
What is amazing to me is my ability to set a professional goal and achieve it without breaking a sweat. I have also achieved personal goals with very little effort.
I just can't seem to finally achieve my weight lost goal and maintain a healthy lifestyle. What I have realized over the past 10 years is...I did not have the right tools.
I know WLS comes with a set of tools. All of my PCP over the years have been against this procedure. I finally changed after spending almost 2 years on drug therapy combined with exercise and diet. I was able to lose 60lbs but once I got off the medication all the weight returned.
I have experience sucess in every facet of my professional career. I still battle weight-loss and have not been able to maintain a healthy weight since 1989. After 10 years of research, I now consider WLS to begin the journey to an healthy life-style.