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.


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