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Throughout my life, I have been the "girl with a pretty face." It's hard for me to remember times when I was not considered overweight or when my activities were not limited by size or stamina.
Although my obesity has limited my activities and involvements, I have led a successful life. I am a firm believer in the proverbial master plan, so I prefer to think that this is how I was supposed to go through this portion of my life. Being obese has led me to where I am today. I have graduated from high school and from two colleges with honors. Even though I've battled obesity (and lost thus far), I have achieved other victories and successes.
Like most people who are obese, I have attempted to lose weight more times than I can remember. I have also been subjected to the comments and jokes that many overweight people endure. There are so many reasons to consider weight loss surgery. For me, those reasons including health issues such as gall bladder disease, fatty liver disease, hypertension, and chronic back pain related to disc disease. I came to the decision that I no longer wanted my health - or my life - to be limited by weight. I am excited about this journey, the possibilities, the changes, but most of all the health.