I am 33 years old and have a 10 month old daughter. I've been overweight for most of my adult life but this is the heaviest I've ever been...weighing in at 315lbs. My goal weight is 165lbs and I've never been so determined in my life to get there. Unfortunately, I don't have a lot of supporters. My family doesn't like the idea of surgery and my husband doesn't think I can really do it. (yeah, I know what you're thinking)
Luckily, I have good friends and a good support group behind me. And I have my daughter who is the most precious person in the world and I want to be around for her when she grows up.
I never really minded being overweight until my mother got sick. She has cancer, diabetes, high blood pressure and GERD. I don't want to have these ailments and, darn it, I'm still young!
I believe that God has opened a door for me so that I will not have to go through all that my mother is going through.
It's been a year since my surgery and I've lost 124lbs so far. I am at a plateau but I'm still very happy with my loss.
These last few months have been the hardest of my entire life. My mother passed away in April. I now have a TODDLER and my husband was out to sea for over 6 weeks. I've found that I replaced my emotional eating with emotional shopping...not good.
My self-esteem isn't what I thought it would be with the weight loss, because I have excess skin issues. With clothes on, I look good but out of clothes.....YUCK!.