Saturday, February 14, 2009

Recovering Fatty


 In 2006, I had gastric bypass surgery. As a result of losing 135 lbs within 8 months, I went through emotional and psychological struggles.  I refer to these struggles as “Reality vs. Mentality”.  Reality – (on the outside) I’m thin and healthy.  Mentality – (on the inside) I’m still obese.  I give accounts to my weight loss journey and how I struggle to accept and embrace the “new me”.


 I’m 38 yrs old, have been mostly a staunch conservative Christian my entire life, and struggled with obesity until 2006.  At that time, I decided to undergo gastric bypass (aka wls, weight loss surgery, RNY) as I was facing three out of five cardiac risks.  My life was miserable.  I lived to eat, go to work, and pay bills.  I had no future or hope that I would ever have children, get married, even get a date because I hated my body and my self esteem was so poor. 


Since my gastric bypass, and dropping 135 lbs, my entire life has changed. I am happy now, and enjoying the life that I always wanted.  Obesity stole so much from me, and I have taken everything back! 


Originally from Illinois as a child, I moved to Tennessee when my family relocated over twenty years ago.  I live in Nashville, TN and work in the healthcare industry.

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  1. What an original subject for a blog! I haven't seen another one like it. You are a brave and strong woman to share this struggle.

  2. I hope your journey helps you to discover the way people perceive things. After my pregnancy years ago...I weighed 200 lbs...and though I lost the weight rapidly...I will never forget how I saw myself as this thin person on the inside and yet there I was recovering from preeclampsia. It made me look at how our body image is a powerful tool.

  3. Interesting blog. Knowing what to expect after surgery plays an important role in making the decision on whether or not to have the surgery performed. I am planning for my own surgery with Dr. Nilesh A. Patel and the team at the Texas Bariatric Specialist. He suggested me Laparoscopic gastric banding, it is one of the least invasive weight loss surgery and also the safest. For any queries pleases visit and consult

  4. A very real and sicere blog. Thank you for sharing it!

  5. The beauty far outweighs any of the storms that we may encounter... What a great sentence! I love reading your posts. You are a brave and bright woman. Thanks for sharing :).

  6. A great boon for the persons wo wants to reduce weight