I had my weight loss surgery in November 1998. This operation was the turning point in my life. I have gone from a very miserable existence to where I am now: Healthier, Happier, and more Socially Acceptable. This is a very good thing!
I am a 46 year old male who was not a childhood fatty. I was not even a fat teenager. I lived and played in the rough country side of the Mississippi River Bluffs. I was not much into athletics, but I was very much into the outdoors: hunting, camping and tramping through the woods in search of adventure. As a matter of fact I still look upon pictures of me in my late teens with amazement. I was muscular and even had a washboard stomach. With a full head of hair and a strong body, I looked pretty good.
In my late twenties I began to relax my efforts with body building and my muscle definition began to fade. My weight began to increase and I was on my way toward obesity. At first I thought that it was just temporary and that I could cut back on what I was eating and loose the extra pounds. Not so easy... I found that I couldnt loose the extra pounds by just cutting back. Now I believed that I was going to have to go on a structured diet because I could see that I was not going to be able to do this alone.
Dieting gave me temporary success. I did loose some of the extra pounds, but shortly afterwards, the weight I lost came back and more! As soon as I relaxed the diet ritual -- Wham! the weight loss became, weight gain. Then I began to see myself as a failure. This caused me to start eating to console myself. What a vicious cycle, I was getting fatter so I would get depressed. Then I would go get some food and after eating I would feel better. As a side effect of this little eating binge, I would gain more weight! Then depression and I would want to go get more food.... The cycle had begun!
I ended up weighing around 370 pounds.
Then "Weight Loss Surgery," and now three years later I weigh around 180 pounds. Life is good.
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