Describe your behavioral and emotional battle with weight control before learning about bariatric surgery.
I have been over weight all of my life from childhood on. I have battled with my weight since I was old enough to know I was over weight. My school days were the most misterable time of my life due to my weight. I was made fun of and picked on from fist grade through 12. I have been looked down on and accused of being stupid and lazy just because of my weight even though I graduated in the Senior Scholastic Society. The ridicule does not stop after school either. People stop and stare and laugh at you in stores because of your size and give you this look like you shouldn't be eating at all when you go into a restaurant. I think restaurants are the worst.
What was (is) the worst thing about being overweight?
Not being able to do things for myself. When your weight henders your ability to perform basic daily personal cleansing duties you know it is time to do something. That and the fact that my mom has begun to worry about me. She worries about me dieing and she shouldn't have to.
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 not really that far out and haven't lost that much weight yet but the one thing I noticed I can do now I couldn't do before is reach down and tie my shoes without choking myself to death! LOL!