Hi, my name is Christine, I have been overweight all my life and now I'm ready.....I'm ready to be who I always new that was meant to be.
Well I guess it all started the day that I started to use food as a way to escape. My life was pretty normal growing up but a few things happened along the way that kinda made me turn to food to block out the other things that were or happening in my life.
I have always hated my picture taken because when I looked at pictures of myself, they never looked like the person I thought I looked like. Does that make sense????
Well, last September I turned 40 and I realized that I had to do something about myself or I wasn't going to be here to enjoy the person that I truely am inside.
I have had depression most of my life and then, high blood pressure.....now.....very very high cholesterohl. Next down the road is diabetics.....and I won't be able to handle that, I hate needles (I faint).
I was at my dr.'s office one day after trying every diet, diet pill(s) or anything else that would maybe help me lose weight. I asked her, "is there anything else that we can do", she looked at me and said, "there is one other thing I could suggest, it is surgery", my eyes open wide and the first thing that came to my mouth was "Yes".
My heart started to race faster and faster, I wanted to know everything. So when I got home I started the internet search and wow, what I found was almost overwelming. I had no idea that it was so popular.