My obsession with my weight has preoccupied too much of my life.  I believe it has hindered me from living a more fulfilling life.  Too many times the fact that I am overweight and ashamed of my appearance has kept me from enjoying or participating in something a thinner me would have jumped at.  

No more!  Once and for all I want to conquer my weight issues and do all the things I want to do.  I truly believe that WLS and my commitment to this new life style will finally grant me good health and a longer life.

Diets I have tried in the past:  Medical Weight Loss (2 times), Weight Watchers (several times), Jenny Craig, Trim Line, Vegetarian Diet, Atkins Diet, Rice Diet, Cabbage Soup Diet, the list goes on and on.  Most times I was successful in losing weight, but the weight always came back within a few years along with extra pounds I didn't have when I started.

The decision to have WLS was difficult for me initally.  I felt like I was asking to have my internal organs mutilated because I don't have enough self-control to master my eating disorder.  My feeling was, it's no different than cutting off my hands so I can't feed myself.  But I came to see how WLS has changed so many lives and how thankful these people are that they made the decision.

My surgery date is March 3, 2008 - the first day of the rest of my life!

About Me
Clinton Township, MI
Surgery Date
Feb 17, 2008
Member Since

Friends 7

Latest Blog 18
Nine Month Update
6 Month Update
Over 1/2 of my excess weight is gone!
Three Month Update
Two Months Out
People are beginning to notice
Wish my weight loss was an April Fool's joke
Food is my enemy!
It was worth it