I’m a humble single mother of 3 amazing kids. I have a son who is 23 and two daughters 20 and 15.
Please join me as I blog about my weight loss surgery journey (and my life afterwards). It was not an easy decicion to make to under go gastric-by-pass surgery. I had seriously thought about it for 3 years before I decided to seriously make this big decision. It wasn’t a decision to be taken lightly. (Note: On July 23rd of 2013 I had the surgery.)
Personally, I knew that this was my only chance to live a long and healthy life. (Read more below). I had laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric By-pass Surgery on July 25th, 2013! This is my very personal journey addressing my weight issues, what I am going through, my struggles, my triumph and how I’m going to take charge of my life again and hopefully make the changes that need to be made. (And, now a year later… share my crazy life after a successful surgery and weight loss!)
Morbid obesity is difficult to talk about, (people can’t understand!!) and was difficult to live my life being a morbidly obese person (read my first post about how I hate being fat!). Obesity is not only a growing problem, but #1 KILLER within the USA.
More about me….
I’ve been a single mom for over 15 years and counting. Being a mom is such a wonderful and fulfilling experience. When I’m not with my kids, I enjoy playing on the internet with social media. (I do more now!) Overall, spending time with my children when they have time for me (ha ha)… it’s what I love most. But, I’ve learned since they are growing up… I need to develop my “own life and my own hobbies and mostly to learn to “like me”. Part of this is the reason why I need to get healthy!
Briefly, most of my life I had always been skinny (thin – under 127 lbs). I loved being thin. I loved everything that comes with thin!
However, sometime after having all 3 amazing children, went through a difficult a divorce, a crazy x-husband, financial crisis as a single mother, overcoming severe depression, family complications, life and whatever else… over the last 12-15 years of that journey, I began gaining weight – losing weight and gaining, gaining…
I got to my highest weight ever… 259 lbs on a small frame!
I’ve tried every diet that you could think of along the way… and, I could probably share some crazy diets with you! I’ve had Dr. supervised diets, Weight Watchers and, well… you name it. I would lose some weight and then… regain and regain more back!
When I finally decided to have Weight Loss Surgery, I didn’t want anyone to know. Maybe I was embarrassed, or didn’t want to face the uneducated criticism. (Read post here)
Then with the health complications that come along with being overweight, of which I truly almost lost my life (May 2013). I was in ICU (Intensive Care Unit) for 10 days!! Believe me…that experience truly confirmed that I absolutely, definitely without a doubt made the right decision! I’m was proud to be taking control of my life.
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Be Proud & Be Sexy,