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My story is no different than most that are on here. I was born a "chunky" baby and it's pretty much been downhill from there. I have tried everything from not eating to every new diet pill on the market. I've eaten nothing but cabbage soup, I've detoxed...there's not much I won't try once in the name of weight loss! After I graduated from college I moved to Las Vegas and then onto Los Angeles. By the time I got to Los Angeles I was the heaviest I had ever been so I joined the gym and Weight Watchers and managed to lose about 60 pounds. At that time I weighed less than I did in high school. I eventually moved back to Oklahoma to be closer to my family. I also ran into my high school sweetheart and we picked up where we left off so many years ago. This lasted for about 3 years and this is what I refer to as my "blinded by love" phase...I was apparently blinded by the fact that I was packing on weight at an alarming rate. Needless to say, as I was rediscovering myself after what in hindsight was a bad relationship for my soul, I happened upon a mirror and was horrified at what I saw looking back. I decided that I should probably go check in with the doctor and make sure that everything was OK and let her know that I was to take care of this problem. I don't know why I was compelled to do that but I felt I needed someone to confirm my weight and I NEEDED to explain how this happened to someone...I ended up leaving the doctor with 3 prescriptions (2 high cholesterol, 1 water pill). This in itself was hard enough because up until that point, at age 33, I have never had to take any kind of medication. I left the doctor's office with a renewed commitment to get my life and my weight back under control. About a month later, I went to an internal medicine doctor for a second opinion and was MORTIFIED to see that I had gained 10 MORE POUNDS!!! I broke down in the doctors office and cried and cried and told him I didn't know what to do. I had stuck to my goal and had completely changed my eating habits and this is what happened. After a lot of blood work he determined that I was insulin resistant and that my body was basically working against me at this point...so I left that appointment with 2 more pills. I also left that appointment with the resolve that I WAS going to have WLS and take back control of my life and my weight...for good this time.