My name is Samm and I have been overweight since grade 5. I can remember the way the kids in my class use to tease me on how huge I was. I use to be called Sam Sam the garbage man which I hated. I can recall I was in a woman's size 3 at that time. I always remembered looking through the sears catalogue and not fitting into any of there sizes. My parents seperated when I was 11 years old and that was very devestating to me and I became rebellous. I ate and ate and got bigger and realized I needed help. I tried diets like just eating salad and tuna fish, starving myself, weight watchers(but could afford the cost), joinned a gym and again the cost, nutriasystem, and even a dietitian. All this before I turned 18 years old. My weight yo-yoed up and down through my college years and eventually I decided to put a maximum weight I wouldn't go over of 250 lbs. well that didn't workout so good. I'm now 35 years old and at the weight I was pregant with my second son of 278lbs. I have however been able to maintain this weight level for over a year now. In my weight lost journey I have found that if I maintain my weight it's better than going up and down. I hate the fact that trying on clothes makes me depressed and useless. My husband has been very supportive and is behind me in this journey and I love him for it. I went to my family doctor and told him that I wanted a referral to Dr. Klein in Toronto and he was very hesitate about making the appointment and I told him it was my desicion to make that was in 2004. I got the first word from Dr. Klein's office in August 2005 and had my first appt. with him Nov. 2005 and he answered all my questions and concerns. I have my  upcoming nutriention appt Jan 16, 2007, dietitian and social worker March 7,2007 and the internist and Dr. Klein on March 8 2007. I am very excited that I will be finally getting started with this journey it has been a long 3+years. i also gained more weight before I seen Dr. Klein in March I was now 284lbs. That's a 6 lb gain in one year and he wasn't too happy about that and told me to try my very best not to gain anymore weight before surgery.

About Me
Sault Ste. Marie,
Surgery Date
Jan 01, 2007
Member Since

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9 month update
WOW do I need an update...or what!!!
I'm in Onederland!!!!
To finish off the month of June
More weight gone
I've lost 60.5 pounds !!!
I'm back from Toronto
Off to Sudbury and then Toronto!!
I've made it the big 5-0!!
I have pouch problems again!!!