I was obese my entire adult life. I tried multiple times to lose the weight. I had some success over the years but I was never able to keep it off. I made the very hard decision to begin the process towards getting Gastric Bypass Surgery almost 2 years ago. During that time I found out that I suffer from Binge Eating Disorder. My mental health was at an all time low. I suffer from depression, ptsd and anxiety due to childhood trauma and low self-esteem issues. I also had sleep apnea, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and I was pre diabetic.
My highest recorded weight was 328lbs and I’m 5’4” I ended up getting my surgery 7/28/17. Since then I have lost a total of 155+lbs. Some people like to say that weight loss surgery is taking “the easy way out.” I’m here to testify otherwise. I have busted my ass to get to where I am today. I fight my demons daily. Staying on track with low carb eating and going to the gym at least 6 days a week is not easy. Some days it’s hard for me to see how far I have come because the loose skin is covering up all of my hard work but practicing to love and accept myself as is has been keeping my head high. I have confident moments and that is the best feeling.
I want to encourage someone to not compare themselves to what they see in the magazines, or television. I want to encourage someone to embrace their individuality with no shame. I want to encourage someone to have positive self talk with themselves. What anybody else thinks about you is not your prerogative it’s yours and that is all that matters. I want to encourage someone to love themselves enough to leave their comfort zone and make a change for the betterment of their health. If I could just reach just one person that was is the same dark, miserable and unhealthy place that I was in almost 2 years ago and encourage them to take risks, work hard and BE THEIR BEST SELF then I’ve done my due diligence. Seeing other woman have success always inspires me. Being the healthiest most active mother to my family is what keeps me motivated to continue on my journey.
Life has changed drastically over the course of my journey in the most positive way. I’ve made new friends. I’m now adventurous, I’m setting a positive example for my family. Also I just finished my first gym gear campaign which did pretty well and I’m extremely excited about that. Things are looking up and I’m excited for the future. I am currently working on losing my last 30-40lbs and leaning out. I hope to get some skin removal surgery very soon. Much Love Always Beautiful People.
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