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Well my name is Robbin, but please call me Sasha . I'm a newly wed,(8/21/2010), I have a great husband, and I'm 41 yr old mother of 7! Actually I have 5 children, 21,18,16,14,and 9. My husband Andre, has 2- 22,and 18. My 3 oldest are doin there own thang, while my 2 youngest are home with me and my husband. Dre's oldest in in college in Las Vegas, and the youngest is here in md.
Hmmm, where did my obesity start???? I would say when I was about 12? maybe??? From what I can remember, I was always a big girl. I had boobs from the time i was 12. The kids use to make fun of my boobs. I never knew anything was wrong, I just thought thats what I was supposed to look like. I wore a 46c in the 7th grade, and I was the biggest child in my class. The kids use to call me fat , piggy and fatso. You know all the typical names kids would call fat children. I never had friends, and always tried to fit in, from middle school all the way to high school. It got worse in high school!!! I was always very attractive, so I thought the boys would like me. I lost my virginity to a boy That I really liked, and thought he liked me to. But sadly he went and told everybody, and the teasing became worse then usual. Now I became a FAT FREAK, who had bullet tiddys. I was terrorized all through school. Eventually, I learned to try not to pay those people any mind, however it still hurt terribly. I didnt want to change for gym class, because I didnt want the other girls to see my body, for extream fear they would make fun of me. U know how they say, "sticks and stones will break my bones, but words will never hurt me", well thats the biggest lie that ever left hell!!! Because at 18yrs old in the 11th grade and weighing 250lds, those words DID hurt me!!! Then I got pregnant @ 18, had my oldest son when I was 19, and the weight just kept coming. My weight always fluctuated (i think i spelled that right), even now. I still got lots of attention from men (and women to as a matter of fact) however it didn't change the fact that I was still very obese all my life and just didn't realize it, or want to accept it. I went to the Dr one day for a physical, and when the Dr told me I was obese, I was very affended, and asked him who did he think he was talking to! I called and reported him, because I felt like he was disrespecting me (real stupid right!!! yeah I know!). I began to have more children and again my weight went up and down, but I figured I still looked pretty darn good to be a big girl. (Fast forwarding my story), In 2007 my mother passed away, (I'm still dealing with that. I miss my mother so much!!!!) and I just stopped eating. I was depressed. I had lost like 40lbs. Then all of a sudden, out of nowhere, I just started gaining weight. Not quite sure what was goin on at that time in my life, but I just kept gaining , then losing, then I just stayed where I was and didnt gain or loose. It was crazy! Then in november 2008, I went to the Dr for an ingrown toe nail, and was told I was a diabetic ( type 2). I was in total shock!!!! I cried so bad, my boyfriend (at the time, now my husband) had to come a pick me up from the Dr, because I was so upset,that I couldn't drive! I couldn't stop crying! I finally came to the realization that This weight was not healthy for me. I started the low carb diet, the slim fast diet, weight watchers, jenny craig, all of them, and it just didn't work for me. Now the straw that broke the camels back for me, was when I went to the Dr a few months b4 my wedding for meds refill, and got on the scale. When the nurse told me that I was 310 lbs, I WAS LITERALLY SICK!!!!!! I was hurt to my soul!!! At that time I became desperate to get this weight off of me!!! I wanted to live for my kids, see them get married, finish college, have kids of there own and Most of all, grow old with my husband. Now I have a very close friend (Her name is Tia), and she told me about this thing called The Sleeve Gastrectomy. She had the surgery on 6/15/2010, and to this day (2/5/11) she has lost 140lbs. She looks great!!!!! I want this surgey!!! My husband and I have decided to do this together( he has sleep apnea).. We've reserched the sleeve, and decided that this is the right surgery for us. Our Sugeon is Dr. David Von Rueden in Catonsville, Md @ Saint Agnes Hospital. We're so excited, and can't wait for the surgery!! In my closing, I think now that u know a little bit about me, I'm sure we can all be friends, and support each other. We are a Christian home, and I believe that God does things for a reason. The Bible states that, "Faith is the substance of things hoped for, and the evidence of things not seen" and I believe that we can all reach our ideal weight if we can be a support each other, not judge each other, Pray and HAVE FAITH! That's all for now. SMMMOOOOCHES! Sasha