Let me start at 1998, third grader.. I was the new in class, over weight, and outcast !
I grew up in that environment till I graduated from high school..
that over weight i started with turned into morbid obesity + type2 diabetes + high blood pressure at age of 20
I was always criticized for being this enormous.. badly.. especially by my family.. I never had friends anyway..
2009 I started college, physical therapy was my major.. through out my studies I kept finding problems in my body..
from bad joints, to sleep disorders.. not to mention my mental state..
all my problems were linked somehow to my obesity..
2013, I graduated.. I started working..
all this time i was always on some kind of a diet.. nothing really worked.. i wasn't really working on myself..
like i just wanted to lose weight but I just kept it as a desire at the back of my mind not a goal that i sweat to reach !
I needed to work on my will to lose this weight..
2015, I received a scholarship to study Masters abroad, so I moved to the states
when I came here, I had the chance to confront myself and actively change my life..
September 2015 i weighed 265 with BMI of almost 43 ..
I decided to change, so I did..
I started exercising.. mostly walking..
I started following up with a nutritionist.. i changed everything about my eating habits ..
My weight dropped.. my measurements changed..
the only thing that i couldn't fix was my diabetes.. my blood sugar was high all the way..
nothing really affected it.. not even medication..
so I decided to go for the gastric sleeve, since i read many articles about its effect on diabetes..
It was my last hope.. so i had the surgery on June 1, 2016..
and it did fix my blood sugar ! immediately !
today, i'm pushing through the 6th month post surgery..
lost approximately 65 % of the excessive weight..
I changed.. at different aspects..
I'm more confident.. Stronger.. Optimistic.. Happy.. (most of the time, much more than I've ever been)
one negative change I noticed is that i became less patient.. I'd lose my temper much easily..
I changed.. from size 22 to size 12/10 in a year..
I changed.. when I decided to change, I did ..!