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Describe your behavioral and emotional battle with weight control before learning about bariatric surgery.
I have always been heavy, always. I was a big baby (over 10 lbs at birth), was well over 100 lbs by the first grade, 200 lbs by the time I was a freshman in high school and 300 lbs by the time I hit 20. I tried many diets, but none of them ever worked for me. Food was everything for me, I ate when I was happy, when I was sad, when I was stressed, it was my coping mechanism for everything. There was nothing in life that could not be fixed by a double cheeseburger (although that too was a lie, and deep down I knew it!) I understood that I was killing myself, but felt like there was little or nothing I could do to change my weight since I had tried so many things and failed so many times. I felt hopeless and broken and lost, especially after I started a...
Latest Surgery Support Comments
I have always been fat, always. I finally got sick of it and jumped in with both feet and got the Lap Band, wasn't the best decision I ever made but I would probably not be here today to tell my story if I hadn't done it. My revision to the VSG was the best thing that ever happened to me. I am finally the wife, mother and friend that I have always wanted to be.
Oh and I am super hot now, so that is a plus.