My weight problems began when I became pregnant with my first child. I gained 72 pounds, lost only 40 after giving birth and just kept adding to that. Yes, I hated how I looked and I had several health issues but the thing that saddened me most about being overweight was the feeling of weakness. I felt like my life was spinning out of control and I was not strong enough to stop it. Years of dieting, losing very little and regaining will do this to you. This struggle continued for 17 years and then I had gastric bypass surgery.
Now I have a very effective tool to help me in my weight loss endeavors. In the 5 months since I had RNY I have lost 65 pounds and have more energy than ever. I have 15 more pounds to my doctors goal for me. Right now I am not sure what my personal goal is, I am just taking it a day at a time and will know when I have hit MY ideal weight. The journey has been really pleasant and without any major complications. Hooray! The only regret I have about weight loss surgery is that I did not do it sooner.