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I am a 42 year old mother of 1 son, and have been married to a wonderful man for 22 years. I am a nurse and love it. I am planning to have my lap band surgery on July 1, 2008, in Tijuana, Mexico, by Dr. Verboonan.
When I was Younger:
I was very active with dancing, softball, and many other sports. So I didn't have any problems with my weight. But I matured before all the other girls and looked bigger compared to them. I was taller and had curves. When I was 12 I had several boys call and ask me out on dates thinking that I was 16. I was also very muscular (which I am hoping to get back). On track day, the last day of school in the 6th grade we were lined to run the 100 yrd race. I tripped and fell, and still won the race. One of the other mothers made a comment to my mother that she couldn't believe I won being as fat as I was. My mother told her, "she's not fat, she has muscle and is obviously stronger than your daughter. By the way, has she hit puberty yet?" My mom always had a wit and a sharp tongue. I'm afraid I got that from her, and have to bite my tongue alot. (Did I mention that I'm a redhead?)
Anyway, I always had a boyfriend and was friends with EVERYONE. I was well known for my dancing abilities and was on the High School Pom-Pon squad for 4 years. I usually weighed about 125-130 and wore a size 9/10 all through school.
I didn't start gaining weight until just before I got married, but it wasn't much and it was probably because I had my own money to buy what I wanted to eat and drinking beer. So I eventually gained more weight through the years. I wasn't really thinking about what I was eating because I was always used to being able to eat what I wanted, but I wasn't as active as I was in high school.
Went on several diets and would lose about 25 pounds and then gain it back plus more.
Health Problems due to my weight:
Tired all the time
I'm hoping this will help me get my health back. Wish me Luck!
I can't change yesterday, but I have a chance to make tomorrow better, starting today!