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Gastric Sleeve Sarah

“I was living but I wasn’t human living. I wasn’t happy...”

How long have you been overweight?

In that picture I was about probably 278 and it was awful. It was hard to tie my shoes, it was hard to paint my own toes. It was embarrassing. I hated going shopping, I didn’t want to put any clothes on in front of anybody. I was embarrassed in front of my husband at the time. It was not fun. Definitely not a pleasant time.

How long have you been overweight?

I’ve been heavy my whole life. Even in high school I weighed 205. 205 to 210 the whole time. I remember in the summers just being at home, I wouldn’t have any activities or anything to do and so I gained – it would be nothing in the summer to gain 20, 30 pounds and just pack it on. Snacking all day and being bored, watching TV and stuff like that.

How did you feel at the time?

I was always tired. I was always wanting to take a nap, and I just didn’t have the stamina that I have now. And I knew having kids later on down the road that I would need to do something about it. I’ve tried doing the yo-yo diets, and I’ve tried phentermine and all that kind of stuff and none of that worked for me. I just gained it back ten folds. And I wanted something that could stick.