Describe your behavioral and emotional battle with weight control before learning about bariatric surgery.
Well, it's been a journey. . .
I started gaining weight as an adolescent. I was hospitalized for depression at age 13 related to Weight. I watched as my mother losted and gained nearly 150 lbs over my teens through medical fasting. During this time I tried medically guided weight loss programs, weight watchers and Slim-fast all with minimal success and ultimate failure. I left home for College at age 20, and majored in bulimia that first year. It was dreadful, disgusting and emotionally draining. I went into recovery with a nutritionist for 6 months following, during which I believe I actually gained weight, but got rid of the anemia I had developed. 6 years later, here I am, at my life's highest weight - no longer engaging in disordered eating, basically living in a body that is a shrine to my past crimes. With all of this struggle, I love myself - It took me a DECADE to get to that point, but I do.
What was (is) the worst thing about being overweight?
Not fitting in places I want to be in - Physically (Emotionally/socially, there isn't anywhere I want to be that I am not).
If you have had weight loss surgery already, what things do you most enjoy doing now that you weren't able to do before?
Holding people close when hugging them.
Not fearing breaking chairs when I sit down
Not being the fattest woman in every room I go into gives me confidence to go in new rooms.
Training for marathon