Best decision ever
Mar 24, 2021
My journey started in the spring of 2017 when I really started thinking about my weight and now depressed and unhappy I was that I couldn't do all the things I wanted to do with my husbandand my 2 young adult children. I was watching 2 members of my church having bariatric surgery and seeing their transformation made me think about how I was a beautiful butterfly trapped in this cocoon and I needed a way out. Having been over weight since the age of 9 and tried every diet out there as an adult I finally had my breaking point when I looked at myself in the mirror and started crying and thinking how did I do this to myself.
So the next day I picked up the phone and called Dr. Aranow's office and made an appointment. June 2017 I went and started the beginning of something life changing. I did everything that I was asked to do. 6 months later on Dec 19 2017 my life was about to change. There was no turning back. I was scheduled for Gastric Bypass.
My Dr's goal weight was set for 150. Well in 10.5 months I lost 161 lbs. He was beyond excited for me. Now fast forward 3 yrs and 3 months out I'm maintaining my weight at 135 lbs and enjoying everything life has put In front of me. Running 3-5 miles every other day and running tons of 5k's to hiking to zip lining. Theres no limit to what I can do.
This surgery has taken me from broken to making me new again. The person I was ment to be. My next steps are to have skin removal surgery and fat grafting to my butt and breasts. So I can continue my career in health and fitness field. There's nothing more I want to do is be an inspiration to others.