I never learned how to eat healthy even in my thin days when my Metabolism was sky rocket high. It was Captain Crunch Cereal for breakfast, Hamburgers from McDonalds for lunch and Pizza for dinner. When I got older and was going to college all my focus was still on unhealthy choices. I remember raiding the vending machine before classes stocking up on almond Joy bars. I didn't gain an ounce!
I first started putting on weight from an anti-psychotic medication when I turned 21 back in 2003. In one Summer I gained seventy pounds because the food cravings and hunger were so bad. Because I had not learned how to eat right this affected me more then I could have ever have imagined!
Through the years I struggled with critical comments sent in my direction by those I loved. I am the heaviest one in my family. It hurts and it's made me almost agoraphobic going outside because of my weight.
The straw that broke for me was when my Primary Care doctor who is against Bariatric Surgery was actually pushing for it due to my liver not doing well and other health risks.
You see ever since I have been Morbidly Obese I have been an ER patient several times, seen the doctor on a regular basis and specialists on a regular basis.
I go in for my surgical consultation August 19th,2015: My story isn't over and I'm continuing to write it as I go along this process.
Height: 5 feet 7 inches
Starting Weight: 302 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery:
Current Weight: 269 lbs
Goal Weight: 160 lbs
Weight Lost: 33 lbs
Surgery: Gastric Sleeve
Surgery Status: Pre Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 08/19/2015
Hospital Stay: n/a
Surgery Funding: Insurance
Insurance Outcome: n/a