Hi everyone! I’ve been a member of the OH network since July 2005, but only became active in October 2007. I’ve read lots of profiles and figured it was time to write my own story. I live outside
I’ve been overweight my entire life. But, as a child and then as a teenager, I was very active and the weight wasn’t a big deal. After college, I really packed on the pounds. It was a slow, gradual gain of about 15 pounds a year. I graduated high school in 1993 at 201 pounds. On the morning of my gastric bypass surgery, July 6, 2007, I weighed 410 pounds.
I have struggled with weigh loss for the last 10 years, especially the last five. I tried Weight Watchers (11 times), Jenny Craig (2 times), South Beach (2 times) and nothing ever kept the weight off. I can admit that I celebrated weight loss success with more food. Ridiculous, huh? I didn’t truly understand how deep my emotional connection to food ran until I met with my therapist during my pre-op regiment.
I am looking forward to the changes in my life that surgery has afforded me. I am ready for the journey and I look forward to meeting lots of folks on OH.