My name is Barbara
Nov 13, 2020
My name is Barbara. I grew up as a very overweight kid and ended up as a very overweight adult. I thought I was normal! It wasn't until I went to a baby shower for my neice and saw the posted picture of myself did I really realize that not only was I a few pounds over weight but I was morbidly obese.
I cried when my neice sent me the picture. How could I have not cared about myself enough to let this happen to me. My answer for that statement is denial, depression, more denial and alot more depression.
There comes a time when you have to say enough is enough. The picture was the object that made me rethink my life. If I did not start taking care of myself now I would never do it. The day I saw the picture was the day I called my Doctor for a referral to the Bariatric Treatment Center. I made my appointment for May 29, 2020. That was the day of my rebirth. That was the first time in my life that I decided to love myself. That was the first time I had decided to put me first instead of putting me at the back of the line.
I have not looked back. I weighed in at 407 pounds. I was horrified that I had broke the 400 mark. Today is November 13, 2020. I weighed myself this morning and was 374 pounds. I can bend over and tie my shoes without holding my breath. Many people won't understand why that is such a big issue. If you weighed 407 pounds you would.
This is just the beginning of my life. I will keep you posted how the rest of it turns out.