I am a 33 year old mother of 4.  I began to gain weight at the age of 13 when I broke my ankle and severed ligaments in a mountain climbing accident.  I was unable to do regular activity for the next 5 years when I finally had surgery to correct the problem.  By the end of that time I was about 100 lbs overweight.  I began dieting and lost about 100lbs over the next 3 years feeling great about my accomplishment.

I kept it off for 7ish years and then I got married :-)  I gained 60 lbs in 2 months from the birth control alone.  It only went down hill from there.  I gained roughly 90 lbs with each pregnancy (granted about 30-40 of it was water weight) but I never got back down to my pre-pregnancy weight before getting pregnant again.  (my kids are all just over a year apart each)  Needless to say in the end I was close to 200lbs overweight.   This was very discouraging because of my hard work to lose it the first time. 

I started looking into WLS but never had insurance that would cover it.  This year I finally got an insurance that would cover up to 15k of weight related medical treatment.  So, here I am :-)

I have lost a large amount of weight before so I am confident that I can do it again. I am excited to have this tool to help me keep it off once I get to my goal.  I am looking forward to having the energy and stamina to play with my kids AND get all the work done around the house I need to.  I am also looking forward to having a better self image again.  It is amazing the difference in how people treat you when you are slender vs overweight.

About Me
Surgery Date
Apr 30, 2008
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100 lbs LOST!!
Half Way!
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