Describe your behavioral and emotional battle with weight control before learning about bariatric surgery.
My life was a mess. I was depressed and angry all of the time. I had battled with weight most of my life, but it just kept getting worse. I was 135, then 175, then, 200, then, 220, then, 245, I topped out at 261. I was at an all time low emotionally, my relationships suffered, I couldn't hold a job, I didn't even want to be around me.
What was (is) the worst thing about being overweight?
The worst thing for me about being overweight was, ummm, I really can't just pick one. I was sad because my body ached so bad all of the time i never did anything with my children, I laid around cried, yelled and ate. Not being able to find cute clothes was another one. I also missed out on a lot of fun things with friends, no swimming, no going out, and no shopping. My sex life became non-existent, there was no-way I was going to be caught naked, that's for sure!
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 had surgery May 17th 2011 and I , 100 % ,hands down enjoy playing outside with my kids, and I do not ache anymore. oh and I can paint my toenails again!