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“Happy #transformationtuesday folks!
Who would have known this body was in there?? For years I denied it. I said I was big boned. I told myself when I started my weight loss journey that I understood I would probably never get below a size large because “that’s just how my body is.” I used every excuse – my slow metabolism, I told myself it was probably a genetic predisposition. I figured I had always been fat, so I always would be fat. I started to embrace the fat positive messages online, and figured I could still do everything I wanted to, i could keep up, so why should I care?
Here’s the thing. Sure, I didn’t have any diagnosable issues related to my weight. Until I did. Suddenly I had doctors concerned I was close to developing sleep apnea. My blood sugars were raising. My blood pressure was higher. I had been diagnosed with exercise induced asthma. My knees ached, hell – everything ached. And still, my eating was out of control. My weight and habits weren’t just affecting me physically, but mentally. I was diagnosed with depression, I was very anxious when I had to do anything physical or was in a crowded space.
I remember seeing a therapist in college for depression. She asked me if my weight played a roll in my perceived depression. I said no – it was my job, school – anything but my weight.
I saw a great quote the other day – “I’ve never seen a transformation that didn’t begin with the person in question finally getting tired of their own bullshit.”
My transformation would not have been a success if I hadn’t finally hit my breaking point. Surgery does not fix anything or make it easy – hitting the point of realizing life will only get harder if you don’t suck it up and change your life – that’s what makes it easier in the end. Finally hitting that moment of being committed and not giving up – that’s when the weight comes off.
If you are looking into weight loss surgery and found my page – you may be at your breaking point. And if you are, and you are ready to take back your life – do it. It’s hard work, but man. It is so incredibly worth it in the end.”