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Describe your behavioral and emotional battle with weight control before learning about bariatric surgery.
Before menopause I never really struggled with my weight. If I needed to lose weight, dieting with Atkins or just cutting back would work and I could usually drop the weight fairly quickly. However, upon entering pari-menopause at about age 45 everything changed. My fat distribution changed (I had back fat for the first time ever). Menopause was long and worse than puberty for me. Finally after seven years the docs got my hormones settled and I was able to lose a good deal of the 70 lbs. I had gained. I dieted and was truly conscientious about exercise and food for the next seven years. Then in 2007 I quit smoking and within 3 years all of the weight I had lost plus some came back. It was a dreadful three plus years. My daughter had Bariatric...
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