Weight Loss Survey Responses
The following are Kym A.'s responses to the Weight Loss Survey:
- Describe your behavioral and emotional battle with weight control before learning about bariatric surgery.
- I think like most overweight people, I tried to tell myself that I was "ok" with my weight, I wore a mask around others and protected myself from others stares and comments by avoiding social gatherings.
Looking back now, I think I was more fortunate than some, in that my faily and friends never nagged me about my weight, I didn't have to put up with the usual comments like "can't you just push your plate away?" or "why don't you exercise more?" I think they thought I was happy the way I was, I never tried the "miracle pills" I didn't go on "yo-yo" diets, I tried a low fat diet when I was about 34 and lost 17# in a month, I was thrilled with that, but then I got pregnant and piled it all back on and more. I didn't bother trying again after I had my baby, I just loved food too much:)
- What was (is) the worst thing about being overweight?
- Fo me, it was that I couldn't participate in my young son's lives as much as I wanted too.
The one thing that really upset me, was one day I heard my 7 yr old telling his friends "Mom doesn't do fun things with us like Daddy does, she just helps us with our homework" that just about broke my heart!
- How did you first find out about bariatric surgery and what were your initial impressions of it?
- I had heard about it about 10 yrs ago back home in England, but it was hard to find information on it then.
Then I heard about Carnie Wilson having the surgery and started to follow her story, I watched the surgery "live" on the internet and was convinced that I just HAD to have it too, I thought she was really brave doing all this in the public eye, she was and continues to be my inspiration:)
My first impression of the procedure, was that it was a "miracle"