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I have been heavy all my life. My mother is heavy too, but my dad is all of 135 lbs soaking wet. We know whose genes I got!
It was always hard being overweight - I have a twin brother who is thin. Right before entering high school my father gave me some words of wisdom - boys don't like fat girls. He wasn't trying to be mean, just help me, but it really was insensitive. In high school I was technically overweight, but liked the way I looked. I wore a juniors 13. After high school, I met my husband and the weight started coming on. My wedding dress was a size 18. I found out I was pregnant about 2 months after gettng married. I had the mindset that I was pregnant and could eat anything I wanted. I did and gained 60 lbs. I also had gestational diabetes and pregnancy induced hypertension. I was on bedrest at the end of my pregnancy and delivered 5 weeks early - she was healthy though!
In 2006 I went from 258 to 213 lbs in about 5 months. I loved the way I looked. Unfortunately I went off of the diet and gained it all back, plus some. I am currently 278 lbs and miserable. During the summer of 2007 I learned I had high blood pressure and that I am insulin resistant. I decided that WLS was the best option for me and here I am today!!!!