Describe your behavioral and emotional battle with weight control before learning about bariatric surgery.
I went through my teens trying every diet imaginable. Nothing worked, and by the time I reached my late 20's I realized I was an anti-diet person. I was at a point where I said no to everything. I said there was no diet that would work for the rest of my life, so why try. Also, I didn't think I had the willpower to "diet", I was a closet eater. If no one was looking, I would stuff my face!
What was (is) the worst thing about being overweight?
Fitting in. Both size wise and emotional wise. I was a fat mom, not one of the outgoing "fit" moms. Chairs, and booths. If a chair had arms I didn't know if I would fit comfortably or not. Walking any distance hurt. Stairs? Forgettaboutit!
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 can walk without losing my breath! I can go anywhere and know I will be able to fit in any chair I want. I am actually looking forward to Disneyland because I can go on every ride with my kids. I am more outgoing when it comes to getting involved in activities that benefit my kids. I am less afraid to be myself in social situations. I am also amazed at how poorly I ate before surgery. I knew I had bad habits, but MAN, those habits have reared their ugly heads, and I am now well aware of my major shortcomings when it comes to controlling my food intake.