I am 36 years old and live in the Nashville area.  I am currently in the process of getting a divorce from my husband of 17 years.  I am the mother of two boys, ages 15 and 10.  I am the Office Administrator for a local dental practice.  Okay....enough of the boring stuff.

I have been overweight my entire life. I can't remember a time when I didn't consider myself "chubby".  Although, looking back, I was not near as overweight as I felt.  When I was 14 my older sister was killed in a car accident.  I have always felt that I dealt with that situation pretty good, but I can also see that it was around that time that I began to really struggle with my weight.  I had SOME success my senior year of high school losing weight,but the Freshman 15 was more like the Freshman 30.

I got married at 18 years old and had my first son when I was 20.  I gained about 40 lbs with each pregnancy, but only lost about 20 after delivery.  My weight has gradually increased every year, but has seemed to plateau the past 5-6 years. 

I am 5'4" and currently weigh 300 lbs (heaviest was 309 lbs).  I wanted to have
WLS three years ago, but my ex-husband wanted me to wait a few more years to see if I could do it on my own. 

So, here I am.......beginning this journey on my own.  I am very fortunate to have the support of my parents and friends.  And I am really excited about my future.

About Me
Antioch, TN
Surgery Date
Aug 30, 2009
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