Describe your behavioral and emotional battle with weight control before learning about bariatric surgery.
I was never an over weight person untill about age 15. I was molested by a family friend and had also started taking birth controll pills.I gained 45 pounds in a 3 month time frame. I immediatedly joined weight watchers and started my dieting roller coaster. To this day I wish I would have just been okay with the extra 45 pounds. About 8 years later and 20 or so diet programs under my belt I managed to pack the weight on. I spent the next 6 years trying to get it off. You name the program and I have probably been on it.The end result was me weighing 290 pounds. I hated myself.
What was (is) the worst thing about being overweight?
It's hard to pick the worst thing. It was all horrible. I hated the way other people treated me. Like I was not even human. I also hated the way I felt. My legs, knees and ankles hurt all the time. It was hard to participate in any of the activities I love like water skiing, racquette ball etc....I was out of breath all the time and so tired.
If you have had weight loss surgery already, what things do you most enjoy doing now that you weren't able to do before?
walk, run, ski, raquette ball, buy clothes that aren't from the BIG ladies store