My name is Annette. I am a 24 year old female. I am single with no kids. I am currently a certified nursing assistant, I work in a nursing home. And I am starting an LPN program on 04-02-12.
I have been overweight all my life. My Mom and Dad like to tell me stories about how when I was a toddler I would eat until I literally got sick. My mom even took me to a Doctor and they Doc had told her that I just didn't ever feel full. Whether that was true or not who knows lol. So for as long as I can remember I've always been a big girl.
I believe when I got older their were a lot more contributing factors to my continued weight gain. I would eat really bad all day. I lived on fast foods, fried foods, processed foods, and restaurants. As I got older my levels of activities decreased and the amount of calories I was taking in was increasing. I was was gaining an average of 10lbs a year after high school.
Being overweight is so depressing. I know it sounds cliche but when you are morbidly obese you really feel like a prisoner in your own body. And I was so depressed about the way I looked that I would eat more to make myself feel better. It became a vicious cycle. I was depressed and anxiety ridden due to my weight so I would eat, that in turn would make me put more weight on. I also would like to mention that my insecurities about myself caused me to purposely sabotage any relationship that I have ever been in. It's very hard to love anyone when you can't love yourself. I tried weight watchers, fad diets, diet pills and although I would initially lose weight I would always end up putting on more weight then I started with.
In the end I would always give in to my temptations when it came to food. You see through the years I had developed a very serious relationship with food. and when I finally realized my emotional attachments to food thats when I knew I had to do something drastic if I ever wanted a chance at the kind of future I've always dreamed of.
I started going through the process in November of 2011 and I had my surgery on 02-13-12 (One day before Valentine's Day!)
I weighed 310 lbs in November and now I weigh 284 lbs. And my battle with my weight has just begun I am learning slowly and I am 100% commited to formulatting a healthy life style through better eating and exercising.
My long term goals are to weigh 180lbs, eventually get a BSN, meet the man of my dreams (:-D) and have kids. Wish me luck and if you're further interested in me and my battle with weight loss you can tune into my vlogs at youtube.com/users/iHeartNettie.
Height: 5 feet 3 inches
Starting Weight: 309 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery:
Current Weight: 240 lbs
Goal Weight: 180 lbs
Weight Lost: 69 lbs
Surgery Status: Post Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 11/16/2011
Surgery Date: 02/13/2012
Hospital Stay: 3 Days
Surgery Funding: Insurance
Insurance Outcome: 1st Letter Approval
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DETROIT, Michigan 48084