Describe your behavioral and emotional battle with weight control before learning about bariatric surgery.
I have tried many attempts at losing weight. Everytime I was mildly successful only to gain more weight back than I lost. I really have no self-discipline. Emotionally I have no self esteem and I compensate by being sarcastic and outspoken hoping that humor will take attention off of the fact that I'm obese.
What was (is) the worst thing about being overweight?
The worst thing about being obese was the overwhelming feeling of "blah" or being depressed all of the time. I have a phenomenal life. I have a wonderful husband, two beautiful daughters, a home and a very successful career, yet I always felt extremely depressed. Not to the point where I needed medication, but it was puzzling because with such a great life you'd think I'd be a very happy person. For a normal weight person, maybe, but for an obese person "no."
If you have had weight loss surgery already, what things do you most enjoy doing now that you weren't able to do before?
I enjoy walking every night without feeling like I'm going to die when I'm done. I overall just enjoy the increased energy.