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Well I like many stories I've heard have been overweight most of my life. I am 5'6" and I currently weigh about 293. Yuck!!! I never dreamed I would be this heavy and I can feel it every time I move in every part of my body. I am the mother of an incredible 5 year old little boy who is VERY active. Over the past couple of years I think I have been merely surving. I am a very very active person normally but these past couple of years as I have gotten heavier and heavier my activity has beocome very minimal and I am always tired. My head and back hurts a lot.
I have a great job that I think would improve drastically with WLS. I have been on a diet off and on since I was at least ten years old and I've probably lost as much as I weigh throughout the years.
I have a great life that I really would like to be happy and enjoy! My son is wonderful, job is incredible and I have a very amazing boyfriend who is incredibly supportive of me in every way including my desire to have WLS
Here is what I DO NOT like about my life because of my weight:
Hurting when i play on the floor with my son
my constant back pain
being tired when i wake up and exhausted when i go to bed
sitting on a plastic chair scared that its going to break
sliding into a booth and getting embarassed cause my fat has to be squeezed into that space made for normal people
not enjoying exercise (i used to enjoy it alot)
CPAP machine (UGH)
looking in the mirror and seeing a round basketball for a face
wearing a size 24 and not being able to shop in a regular store (as much as I love the ladies who work at my local lane bryant I DO NOT want to shop there anymore)
MY HUGE BOOBS (i don't want tiny ones but good grief they are like milk jugs and are part of my back problem i'm sure)
shaving my legs...if you are big you know exactly what i mean
not being able to wear a cute belt cause it only accents the WRONG curves (or rolls)
being winded after only very little exertion
And other private things that i'd rather not mention but if you are or have been an overweight woman you know what i'm talking about as well....So there it is....my story to some extent.