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Describe your behavioral and emotional battle with weight control before learning about bariatric surgery.
I am an extreme emotional eater. I have struggled with my weight since I was ten. I would lose at times, but mostly gain. I eat when I’m bored, sad, angry, you name it. And then I sit around and berate myself afterwards.
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Well here I am
After years of allowing myself to be second best because of my weight. Feeling like I was an embarassment to my family and friends; going clothes shopping with my "skinny" friends, and watching them roll their eyes when I suggested Lane Bryant or Torrid, since they wouldn't find anything they liked there, to feeling rejected by guys during my dating "career" because I wasn't their ideal type, I took this brave new step. I feel so bold right now. But I also feel scared, believe it or not.
I am married with a two year old, and I want to be able to keep up with him and not have to leave the park early because I'm tired from not being able to breathe right, or just not having enough energy to play. This sucks, and this is now who I am!
My surgery is scheduled for December 30th and I am have been trying to be as proactive as I can about changing my mindset. I've been seeing a therapist for a few months now, and when I revealed my plan for WLS, she admitted that she has had it too, and we've been each other's cheerleaders. She is showing me the mental ropes to this new lifestyle, and I'm confident I will succeed. I've also done a lot of research on healthy foods, and have started being very good at portion sizes, and saying "no thank you" to seconds. I joined a gym at the end of September, and I try to get in at least 3X a week. So far, so good!