“Having battled with my weight since puberty, I spent the majority of my life struggling with issues of low self-esteem, deprivation from constant dieting, and guilt over hundreds of failed attempts to lose weight. I was also on my way to high blood pressure and being pre-diabetic.”
A year ago I finally decided to break this cycle and undergo bariatric surgery. I contemplated my options and what would be the best tool for me and chose to have gastric bypass surgery through the Oregon Weight Loss Surgery program. I had little to no complications, just mild nausea for several months and I did grieve the loss of my favorite foods, especially in the first month. I have not felt hunger since the day I woke up from surgery. I carefully follow the nutrition plan that the dieticians have recommended and work out with a personal trainer 3 times a week. I remind myself that this is only a tool and I am still responsible for making smart choices.