I came across this forum today and thought I could use the extra support. I started my weight loss journey on Dec.19th, 2012, weighing in at 291 lbs. I had weight loss surgery (VSG) on March 5th, 2013 and so far have lost a total of 55.2 lbs.
My main reason for having surgery, and my realization that I needed to change my lifestyle, was due to poor health. I have diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, sinus tachycardia, PCOS, and chronic pain. And I'm only 26 years old. My doctor told me that if things didn't change, I would be lucky to see 30. That was my wake up call.
Happily, since I started this journey, I have been taken off of my diabetes medications and all of my other medication dosages have been lowered. My doctor is certain that after a few months, I will be off of them completely.
I am so excited to see what is in store for me. I can't wait to be healthy, for the first time in my life, and happy.