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I am 33 years old and mommy to four wonderful children. All through my childhood and teen years I have been curvy. I was a curvy size 6 through High School and although I was sometines called "fat" it never phased me. I was happy, healthy and had a positive attitude about my body.
At age 17 I became pregnant. It was tough I went from school to my house then to work. That was my life, I had broken up with my babies father since he was no good. That is when my adiction with food began. I tried to fill the void I felt with food, although my Mom was "keeping" me while I was preganant life was no picnic. She treated me badly and I understood because I had let her down. However I felt so alone, I was just a kid who made a bad decsion with my first boyfriend and here I was pregnant with all my dreams down the drain. My bestfriend and I would no longer go off to colleg and live in the dorms together. No prom or gradnight for me. I could not even sleep in because I heard it from my Mom "ohh but you where fast to get pregnant but not to get up right? ..... (mind you at 6am)".
I gained 65lbs (I weighed 190) with that pregnancy. I ate until I was so full I could barely move yet I still felt empty. I lived this way the first year of my son's life. I graduated and went to a vocational school which I gratuated on top of the class as well. I got a good job and my self esteem got better. Then I made up my mind to lose weight. By my son's second birthday the 2 hour workouts, no junk food or meals after 5pm had payed off. I was a cute size 5 and had a better body than back in high school. I lived life fully those years until 3 years later I got married. We became pregnant by our 2nd month of marrige and it was hell. My husband was so JEALOUS. He accused me of cheating on him so many times, he harrased me and picked on me. I began to balloon. Our soon was born week before our first year anniversary and things began to get better but I was left at 210lbs. I was so sad, that is when my yoyo diets began. I tried so many things, Atkins, Weight Watchers, Slim Fats, Alli, Xenadrin, the moon diet the grapefruit diet, you name it I tried it. I even drank chinese green tea!
Many ups and downs, 2 more babies and here I am over 260lb. I had actually wanted to have gastric bypass since before my last baby but we where blessed with a surprise. Now we are done having babies and I want to make sure that I am around for a long time. I like playing sports and being active, I want to be able to do this without feeling out of breath and tired. I want to be healthy and enjoy life again.