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I have struggled with my weight since I was five years old. Late in 2016- at 28 years old at my heaviest weight- I had my first appointment with a bariatric surgeon in Akron, Ohio where I live and began the steps towards gastric bypass. I was so scared. But I knew that I would rather risk my life than live like this forever. I feared that my parents would bury me in 20 years and that my sister would become an only child. I knew I had to do something. I had tried everything. Between the ages of 8-28 I had tried everything under the sun. I could not lose/maintain the weight loss.

On June 26, 2017- I had gastric bypass surgery. I have lost/maintained 180 pound weight loss. I have a whole new life. It is quite beautiful. I look forward to living everyday. I share my journey on Instagram - (my name on there is Maddie5088) and I also have a public Facebook Page called Mornings with Maddie. I created a blog almost a year ago that focuses on sharing my journey, creating/sharing healthy recipes. You can find it here - foodfitnessandbeauty.com

I share body positivity, kindness, self love, inclusivity, healthy recipes, grocery hauls, I do monthly giveaways, how to meal prep, affordable/easy meals for bariatric patients and I do Q and As for Bariatric patients.

I have felt very called to share my journey with the bariatric community! I hope you come follow along my story! It’s been a heck of a ride!

Xoxo

Maddie

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What an AMAZING change in you. You deserve great big congratulations, as I am learning the surgery is only the beginning. It's up to you after that and you have taken the ball and ran with it. You look (and I suppose you feel) absolutely wonderful. I'm happy for you!

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On 03/20/2020 at 15:53, IAmGrace said:



What an AMAZING change in you. You deserve great big congratulations, as I am learning the surgery is only the beginning. It's up to you after that and you have taken the ball and ran with it. You look (and I suppose you feel) absolutely wonderful. I'm happy for you!


Thank you so so much!!!! It has been an amazing journey and I have found that this new life is just the beginning. I feel brand new!!! Thank you for your kind words!! Xoxo!!!

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