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!