I am a 38 year old wife and mother. I have a 3 year old son who is a gift. I have struggled with my weight since college, but remember thin days in high school and childhood. I know who I was made to be and this body conflicts with that in so many ways.
My husband is thin and healthy. My spirit and desire for activity match well with his, but my body doesn't always cooperate. Aches, pains, dizzy spells, breathing issues all make this a challenge for me. I can't wait for the day when I see my husband and son running and jumping around outside and have the energy and fitness to be able to join them (for more than 5 minutes!).
I am a person of strong faith and am devoted to my God. I believe that He made me and wants the best for me. I have allowed my body to become unhealthy. It says in scripture that if your hand causes you to sin, then cut it off (Mat 5:30). Well, my stomach (and my brain) have led me to the sin of not caring for this prescious gift that God gave me in my body. It is time to take drastic measures and not allow this part of me to rule me any longer. My surgeon will take care of the stomach, and I will have to make big changes to the brain, but I am confident that with God's grace and the support and love of my family and friends that I will overcome.