Typical story. I was born fat (9 lbs. 3.5 oz), was a fat kid, fat teenager, fat woman. Thing was that I never minded that. I thought I was the sexiest thing alive. UNTIL about five years ago when the scale stumbled over that 300 lb. mark. I couldn't believe it. I was ashamed and depressed. I didn't think I was sexy anymore and so I fell into a depression. I ate and I ate and I ate. And I got bigger and bigger until I weighed 330 lbs.
One day a co-worker asked me to go with her to a weight loss surgery seminar because she wanted to get the Lap-Band. I went with her initially to support her, but by the end of the thing I was ready to make a consult appointment. I met with the surgeon shortly thereafter and about six months later I had my surgery. Since then life has been a bit interesting. I can't eat as much as I used to, I have more energy than I used to have, and I'm starting to think of myself as that sexy mama again! So it is totally worth it.
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