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I’ve been overweight my entire life.
Diets? I’ve tried them all: Weight Watchers (3x), low calorie, low fat, low carb, cabbage soup diet, phentermine (3x), comprehensive weight management clinic– if it promised weight loss, I’ve probably tried it.
In about 2004 I went on a diet of my own, loosely based on Weight Watchers (first time). I lost 127 pounds in ten months and felt great. I manage to keep it off but got married and the weight started to come back. Then we seperated, I put on more weight ! My highest weight was 302 lbs now I'm at 270.3 lbs. So disgusted!
I really thought long and hard about weight loss surgery but the complications kept me from surgery.
But one thing I wanted was information on exactly what I was getting into. Would I regret the decision? How would having a gastric bypass change my life?
I’ve always been intensely self-conscious about my weight, so it wasn’t really an option to talk to the other women I knew who’d had weight loss surgery. But when I turned to the internet, it was very hard to find honest, objective information on what life was like after a gastric bypass.
Everyone was either sunshine-and-roses, or incredibly disparaging about the surgery. There just wasn’t a clear picture that I felt could help prepare me for what to expect.
But with the information I could gather, I made the decision that a gastric bypass surgery was right for me. I based this on:
There is a person I’ve always wanted to be. I’m not talking about idolizing someone else – this person is what I imagine the perfect version of me to be. She’s exuberant, full of joy and energy, can make you laugh, and just makes you feel good by being around her. She’s also hot – and let’s be honest, all women want to be beautiful. I’m not going to apologize for that.
But the bottom line is that my decision was based on a desire for better health but also it was a highly emotional, self-esteem issue for me.