Describe your behavioral and emotional battle with weight control before learning about bariatric surgery.
I began my first diet at 12 and at the age of 57 I had spent 45 years "dieting" my way up to 268 pounds (at 5'6"). Once I passed menopause, it was extremely difficult to get any weight off and reaching the point where I needed to lose at least 100 pounds, I realized I could never get it off on my own.
What was (is) the worst thing about being overweight?
The shame I felt at not being able to control my weight, and the physical limitations being that overweight caused.
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 my weight loss surgery close to 2 years ago and have been maintaining a 115 pound weight loss for close to a year. I love walking again and being able to move much more freely.