Describe your behavioral and emotional battle with weight control before learning about bariatric surgery.
I have always been on the larger side. Taller and heavier than any of my friends, or when I was younger my classmates. I always felt like I towered over them and definitely stood out the crowd. I was called their "fat" friend by people that didn't know my name. I hate to clothes shop. I always have. I hate that just because you need a plus size the only things you can find have HUGE flowers or tweety birds on them :( I am in my 20's. I like to be fashionable just as well as a skinny person, but it is MUCH harder to find anything. Esp if you are on a budget. I deal with constant feet, ankle, knee, and lower back pain. I have no energy. I have a hard time keeping up with work, school, housework, and my kids. Thank goodness my hubby is a HUGE help to me. I am the only one to blame for being like this. I LOVE food.
What was (is) the worst thing about being overweight?
no energy, constant body aches, feeling out of place and "stuck", clothes shopping, feeling like food controls you
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 just had surgery on 2/2/12.