Before & After Gastric Sleeve with Armyofficerwife40!January 5, 2016
Celebrating Armyofficerwife40's Gastric Sleeve Journey!
I forgave myself for past failures which gave me the freedom to embrace future success. I have been given a second chance at life and I don't take that lightly.
My journey with my weight began at 20 years old, after the birth of my oldest son. My weight went from 167 lbs to 247 lbs and continued to climb from there. I was able to lose about 20lbs and join the military but my weight continued to stay around 215 lbs to 225 lbs. The extra weight caused me to have stress fractures in my hips, along with planters fasciitis and bone spurs in my feet. I also battled with ovarian cyst and irritable bowel syndrome as a result of being overweight.
I became pregnant with my second child and my weight went from 225 lbs to 297 lbs, this was my largest weight thus far. I was only able to lose about 40lbs after the birth of my second son. I was Honorably Discharged from the military and the stress of that transition caused me to gain even more weight and eventually my weight got back up to 282 lbs before surgery.
I forgave myself for past failures which gave me the freedom to embrace future success. I have been given a second chance at life and I don't take that lightly. This surgery has been the best decision of my life. I had tried just about every diet remedy known to man before making the decision to have the surgery. I have been given a second chance at life and when I reached my weight loss goal of 184 lbs, I knew that my life would never be the same again!
My Milestones & Non-Scale Victories
I had grown a fear of going to amusement parks believing that I would be too overweight for the seats to properly fasten, so I avoided them at all cost. My youngest son had been asking me for years to go to the amusement park with him and ride the rollercoaster. Well my milestone was a year ago, this dream became a reality for us both. I was able to take my son to the amusement park and we rode every single roller coaster ride in the park! I fit so perfectly in the seat and was able to fasten the safety belts with no problem and my son told me how proud he was of me. That was my most proudest moment of the decision I made to have the surgery.
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