My name is Vanessa and I am turning 40 on December 14th. My first 40 years, it seems, I have spent trying to manage a healthy weight with a string of diets and will power. All of that has got me where? To my heaviest weight to date. My next 40 years, I want to spend traveling...reaching my goals......raising healthy children. All without my body being a hinderance.
Earlier this year.....I couldn't ride a rollercoaster with my 11 yr old son. I couldn't fit in the seat. I was mortified for him...for me. That was my rock bottom.
For a fat girl...I have alot of energy and am pretty athletic as I am on a softball team and a yoga student. My mind believes that my weight, in general, doesn't keep me from living life. In part that's true. But my heart and soul wonder, what could the healthy weight girl do? What could she accomplish? How much "better" could she be!
I would be a rockstar....a super hero!
I look forward to meeting her once I dig her out of years of weight gain and disappointment.
I know she's there....I can hear her! :)
Height: 5 feet 4 inches
Starting Weight: 251 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery:
Current Weight: 196 lbs
Goal Weight: 150 lbs
Weight Lost: 55 lbs
Surgery Status: Post Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 03/16/2012
Surgery Date: 02/07/2013
Hospital Stay: Outpatient
Surgery Funding: Combination
Insurance Outcome: 1st Letter Approval
Spaness2012's Bariatric Surgeon