I am a 40 year old mother of four beautiful girls, 13, 11, 8, and 2.  I am married to a great guy.  We have been through a lot together.  I decided to have WLS after 3 years of thinking and researching it. 

 I was a very skinny kid until about the 5th/6th grade when I gained a lot of weight. I lost a good portion of it after I got sick going into the 7th grade.  I was never skinny again, but I wasn't overweight.  All through High School I thought I was fat because I was bigger than a lot of the girls, even though I was a majorette.  I started gaining weight when I went to Penn State and gained the freshman 10, sophomore 20, etc.  By the time I left college, I was probably wearing a size 16.  When I met my husband, I was probably in an 18, then it when I started having kids, my weight kept picking up.  I was also yo-yoing as I tried many diets:  Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig, LA Weight Loss, Atkins, and so on and so on. 

 While I was pregnant with my youngest child, I developed gestational diabetes.  I think this really made me start my journey.  I had to give myself shots and I did not want to continue doing that.  I also wanted to get healthy for my children.

About Me
Pittsburgh, PA
Surgery Date
Jan 17, 2007
Member Since

Friends 28

Latest Blog 21
100 pounds gone!
On track again!
Update for October/WOW moment
Long time no post!
Post Vacation
Recommitting myself to WLS
It's coming off!
OK - 2 pounds is better than nothing
I am on a roll!