I have been overweight my entire life and have tried every diet program in existence. At 42, I was 5’8” and 251 lbs with a waist that measured 43” with my weight only getting worse. I worked out 4 times a week but that simply gave me an excuse to eat more. I would say to anyone who is looking at weight loss surgery that this is the BEST decision I’ve made for myself in my life. I look and feel better and am carrying myself with more self-confidence than I have in my life.
There’s no other way to say this: I got my life back. And I got myself back. I have been freed. And other aspects of my life, relationships, work, everything, has all been affected for the better. It’s an amazing journey. And it’s still ongoing.
I used to weigh 354 pounds. My weight has been a struggle as long as I can remember. I was the largest girl in elementary school, junior high and high school. I was the largest in our family. I celebrate my surgery day as much as my actual birthday because this is when I began my new life! Today I have lost over half my body weight…and have never been happier.