Describe your behavioral and emotional battle with weight control before learning about bariatric surgery.
I was always very overweight from birth and as I grew older my weight so much so that it began affecting my health. I tried all the diets available to me and if I lost half a stone, I put on two stone straight away, nothing simply worked for me so I resigned myself into believing that I was destined to stay this way forever. I can't say my diet was the healthiest because by far it wasn't but I did eat healthy just as much as unhealthy- my problem was portion control which was out of control!
What was (is) the worst thing about being overweight?
For me it was being restricted to where I could go and what I could do with friends and family. I had to spend so much money on larger clothes which would cost a fortune to buy and last a short time as I would keep out growing them.
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 have always loved walking, even when I was overweight so now I can walk for miles quite happily with my iPod in and not have a care in the world.. also, I do so much more with my friends that I could never do before, we travel to events all over the UK, we go kart etc etc