Describe your behavioral and emotional battle with weight control before learning about bariatric surgery.
I had battled obesity most of my life & was tired of being overweight. I hated the fact to walk into a room & wonder which chair I could fit in! Tired of the stares & snickers! I wanted to be to be energetic & enjoy life again. I had been thinking of having gastric bypass surgery for sometime but never had the "nerve" to persue it.I had high blood pressure, mild asthma, arthritis in my knees, & feet pain. I was also having marriage problems & thought if I had this surgery & lose thew weight, it would "fix" my marriage. I was wrong! The first year and a half, I lost 153 lbs. Then I noticed my weight loss was not going to make a difference so I once again fell into the same pattern. Food was my comfort.You see...this surgery only is done on your body not your mind! You have to "fix" your mind too.I gained all but 50 lbs. back in no time. I stayed in this miserable state for about 4 years. Then I decided I had enough! I wanted my life back!! I started making plans to divorce my abusive husband of 19 yrs. & get a job which also included getting my weight back off for good. With much prayer, I found a job & lost my weight. I did it correctly this time which means fixing my brain by eating healthy & exercise. It took me a year to get my weight off. So now I have lost 185# and feel wonderful! I have kept it off ofr 2 years now & keep a very close watch on the scales. I am determined to keep this off this time! I found a company that has all natural health suppliments that give me so much energy and a total new outlook on life!
What was (is) the worst thing about being overweight?
Not being able to do a lot of things. Knowing what people were saying about me behind my back because I was so huge. I couldn't go shopping anymore without the support of a cart.I had a very hard time finding clothes that fit me. Very low self esteem.
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 am SO full of life, very energetic. I work 10-12 hours per day and do not take a break and am constantly on the go. I cannot explain my happiness!