I have be overweight my entire life...the thinnest I can recall being as an adult, is a size 14...and maybe [i]squeezing[/i] into a size 12 for a hot minute. Most of my dips in weight, were generally surrounding a bad breakup, which lead to not eating and lots of emotional stress. Not exactly a healthy weight loss.
But these days, I'm happily in love and have been for 3 1/2 years. So that means I've had a lot of time to pack on the pounds, and eat things I shouldn't...and now it's next to impossible to get the weight back off! YIKES! Like most people who are here, I've tried anything and everything to loose weight, and nothing has ever really been successful for me, because I can't keep the weight off...without starving myself.
I've never been one to subscribe to get thin quick schemes. So when my sister said that she was having VSG surgery, I was skeptical (but mostly scared). She too had tried everything under the sun. Could this really work for her? It has!! She is doing fantastic! If she keeps loosing, she might just disappear!
I couldn't be more proud of her, her bravery, and her success!!
So now, it's my turn.
I've been hesitant to tell people that I'm having the surgery. First off, I'm a little embarrassed of my weight. More importantly, I've not wanted to deal with judgement or skepticism from others. Especially since I'm having my surgery done in Mexico! But you know what?? I'm actually quite proud of myself for making this decision, and each day I worry less about what other's might think. Contrary to what many people may believe, weight loss surgery is not a [i]quick fix[/i], or [i]easy way out[/i]! This is going to be a difficult journey, that is going to require an immense amount of determination and hard work!
I have never been more motivated that I am right now, but I know that I will need the support of those around me (and here on the site) to keep that up, when things get tough. Thank you to all of you who post pictures and share your stories...it's inspiring!
Here's to the start of my journey on December 5, 2013!
Inside of me, there's a skinny girl just dying to get out! This is her chance! And this is her story...
Height: 6 feet
Weight Lost: 12 lbs
Surgery: Gastric Sleeve
Surgery Status: Pre Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 12/05/2013
Surgery Date: 12/05/2013
Hospital Stay: 2 Days
Surgery Funding: Self Paid
Insurance Outcome: n/a
SkinnyShanny's Bariatric Surgeon
Tijuana, BC 22670