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A couple years ago, I came back on Spark People for what I thought was the last time, determined to stick with it. I was doing really well, but then I got in my own way again. It was very disheartening for me, and I became very depressed.

I realized for the first time, that I was the problem. I let my desire for junk food and my discomfort with change take over. I allowed myself to accept being fat. It was horrible. I was at a real low point in my life.

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A couple years ago, I came back on Spark People for what I thought was the last time, determined to stick with it. I was doing really well, but then I got in my own way again. It was very disheartening for me, and I became very depressed.

I realized for the first time, that I was the problem. I let my desire for junk food and my discomfort with change take over. I allowed myself to accept being fat. It was horrible. I was at a real low point in my life.

My best friend had had Gastric Bypass surgery the year before, and she had lost a ton of weight. I was happy for her and jealous all in the same blow. I had a really negative view of weight loss surgery for a long time because I felt like it was cheating. I know a lot of people feel this way as well. After a life time of struggling with my weight and failure, I had to ask myself some very hard questions.

Through much introspection and soul searching, along with a massive amount of research and therapy sessions, I decided to explore weight loss surgery.

It was not an easy decision for me. I still felt like I was cheating. When push came to shove however, I had to admit that what I really wanted was to be healthy, and I needed help to accomplish that. Weight loss surgery is not for everyone. It's a personal choice, and it is by no means an easy road. I understand now that you still must eat right and exercise to lose weight. The surgery is simply a tool to help you.

I understand that some people will not believe this and still think it's cheating, and that's okay. I don't blame them for thinking that. I did at one time too. For me, weight loss surgery was the right choice. For you, it may be something else.

It's been 6 months since my surgery. My total weight loss (before and after surgery) has been 81 pounds. It is the most weight I have lost in my life. I'm feeling better, have more energy, and I am more confident in myself.

I'm still plugging away with school as well. I'm in my senior year at UCLA, and can't wait to graduate in June. I've been chronicling my weight loss journey through my personal blog. Feel free to check it out sometime. http://fatasthedickens.blogspot.com/
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Member Since: 6/12/2010

SparkPoints: 3,422

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My Goals:
To chew thoroughly, eat slowly, and be active as much as I can.

My Program:
Right now, I walk as much as possible. Strenuous activity has been hard up until this point. I'm looking to add in some muscle training exercises.

Personal Information:
I am 33, married, and a mom. I am currently in my senior year at UCLA, studying literature. I had Gastric Bypass surgery on July 22nd, 2013.

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My motto: You cannot blame others for what you choose not to do.

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ABEAUTIFULMESS1
2/24/2012 4:43:04 PM

Your blog led me to your spark page and I just wanted to let you know that reading your introduction/about you section really touched my heart and encouraged me!



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QUEENMOXIE
2/24/2012 2:56:25 PM

Thinking of you and hope that you are well. emoticon emoticon emoticon



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KILLERANGEL47
2/19/2012 5:02:33 AM

Thank you for the Valentine!! emoticon I hope you had a great Valentine's day, too! emoticon



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ALYSSA40
2/15/2012 11:25:35 AM

emoticon , Thank you so much for the lovely heart! I loved it. I hope you had a wonderful Valentine's Day too. Also, I have to read your blog now- I just noticed the title! (I almost cried)- so I hope it's nothing bad! Smile and remember to Be Happy❤Be Healthy!



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RACHEALTHACKER
2/13/2012 10:22:50 AM

Im just checking in on you to see how your journey is going emoticon



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