Let me began by saying I have been over weight all my life. To be honest, it didn't bother me because I was a (active) Fat kid. In school I had many friend, I was in the "In Crowd", and was considered the "Class Clown." Maybe my surroundings made my weight issue not a issue.
As I begin to blossom into the person that I am today, I have come to the realization that my body isn't in a health state. My BMI to me is getting to be off the charts.
I went on my first diet in 2002, 2 years after I graduated from High School. My starting weight was 250lbs. I went on a low carb diet and work-out 5 days a week. I got down to 178 lbs in 2 years. Ever since then I have been on a battle with weight. YO-YO dieting and trying to meet goals. I'm at rock bottom now. Now my weight is 230lbs and my surgery is scheduled for November 5, 2007. What a blessing from God!!!!!!!!!
Before I considered surgery, I prayed long and hard. Then I went to my mom for approval. It was granted by the love of my life (My Mom)! From there I went full force on planning for surgery. At that point since I had my mother's blessing and God, I didn't care what no one else said.
I had told friends that I have been approved to have WLS, and they say your not big enough and your crazy. You won't look right real skinner! I know I will look right and feel 100 % better! I think to myself you don't know the struggle of a "Fat Girl". Always being told you have a pretty face, but not body, not being able to shop for clothes at the mail, having to wear extra clothes when working out.
Lords knows! I am so ready and I will make him and myself proud when that day comes and I will post before and after pictures. Friends Pray for me! The big day is around
the corner! "Only The Strong Will Survive!"