Krystle G.

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Obesity & Me

Describe your behavioral and emotional battle with weight control before learning about bariatric surgery.

My weight is the one thing in my life that has always been out of control. A healthy weight is the one thing i have yet to achieve. I don't want to say I've failed, because I havent given up. It's definitely not easy for me, everything i've ever wanted I worked hard for and achieved in a fairly short amount of time...for example, ever since i can remember i have wanted to be a firefighter. the day i turned 18 I turned in my application, I passed all the screening and went to the academy, graduated and was a career firefighter at 18. I'm used to setting goals and reaching them, I've always viewed a healthy weight as something "out of my reach" ...but now ...I'm on my way :-)

What was (is) the worst thing about being overweight?

Not being able to participate in all the sports and activities I'd like to, and worrying about weight limits on things like amusement park rides and airline tickets.

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 havent had the surgery yet but i am looking forward to running in the Hero Rush, the Warrior Dash, and going to India.

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