Weight Loss Survey Responses
The following are Jeanette T.'s responses to the Weight Loss Survey:
- Describe your behavioral and emotional battle with weight control before learning about bariatric surgery.
- Battle really describes this whole business of weight control. Because I was very thin as a child, and quite a picky eater, I was encouraged to eat. I can't say that my mother was a believer in the "clean-plate" club, though, she just wanted to find something that I liked. Thus I was rewarded for being a "good" eater.
Throughout my adult life, I have struggled with keeping weight off.
Have lost about 500 # and gained back about 600. Pills, liquids, fat doctors, exercise, fasting, Dr.Atkins, Weight Watchers, Phen=fen,
a JIB in 1978 reversed in 1992. Nutritionist and Cardiac Rehab etc.
Emotionally, it is a hopeless, helpless feeling. This year, I've gained 30 lbs. I can no longer exercise adequately. Yet I continue to eat, perhaps due to being depressed about this weight and what I know it has done to my life.
- What was (is) the worst thing about being overweight?
- Poor health!
- What was your first visit with your surgeon like? How can people get the most out of this meeting?
- Read the literature provided and utilize the resources on the internet. Prepare your questions in writing for presentation when you see your doctor for consultation. I didn't have all my questions written down and so forgot some of the things I wanted to know.
- What made you finally decide to have the surgery?
- Realizing that I have gained 30 lbs since last year this time. That I am short of breath on least exertion. That I am taking 19 different pills a day and feel like I am 20 yrs older than I really am.