I have been overweight my whole life. As a kid I was always plus size and I do not want that for my child. This is a hard post to put out on the web but I feel like it will help me. My heaviest weight was 383 back in 2003. It is very hard to share this picture but I am going to.
I tear up when I see this picture. It was at this weight that I decided something needed to be done. I had tried diets and exercise but nothing helped me lose weight. I decided at 18 years old to get a gastric bypass roux-en-y surgery done. I went in March of 2003 to have it done and did not get out of the hospital until after Easter of that year. I had ended up with a bad staph infection and got really sick after surgery. I was in the surgical intensive care unit for a while in an induced coma. I was out so long that my muscles were weak and I had to learn to use them again. It was very hard and just an altogether horrible time.
When I finally got out of the hospital I remember being scared because I was still on oxygen and did not know what was next. I ended up living with my mom for a bit and lost a lot of weight. My lowest weight was 198. I was able to stay at that weight for a long time.
I was so happy and could wear size 18 jeans. My whole life I had never been able to wear jeans comfortably. I met my husband and got engaged during this time. Then in 2011 I quit smoking and found out I was pregnant. I was so excited but so mad at the same time. I knew that this meant weight gain was soon to come. I had always told my husband that if I got pregnant I would not eat. I could not do that to the baby we had prayed for. I ended up gaining back almost 100 pounds (big sad face). My OB was horrible and kept telling me that I could stop gaining and that I would be fine if I didn't gain. Yeah like I was trying to gain all this weight back.
After I had my daughter I continued to gain weight for some reason. I do not eat horrible and I was exercising. Recently I quit because I am sick of no result. I drink plenty of water (most days). I am at a loss so I decided that I would contact the doctor who did my surgery. I am going in next week to see what he has to say. I just want to lose this gross weight and be happy again.
This is a recent pic of me. I was sick so ignore my weird face. Today I am weighing in at 328. I am almost up to where I was pre surgery and am not happy with myself or where I have gotten to again. I am not sure why I am here either. I just wanted to share this story with my readers because some of the reviews I do talk about weight loss or are products to help with it.
Toady is the day I did something about it and I am on my way to the life I want!