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About Brattykid

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  • Birthday 08/24/1974

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  1. Another newbie!

    Hello everyone! I'm just 4lbs under the heaviest weight I've ever been. I've struggled over the years with my weight. I've done Seattle Sutton Healthy Eating (lost 25lbs and it was wonderful because I never had to worry about shopping or cooking but it was too expensive to keep going), I've tried weight watchers multiple times over the years (most lost on that was 25lbs in my 20s), Atkins, South Beach, Slim Fast, you name it....I've done it and been just a smidge successful, but then always end up gaining the weight back. This is the last time. It is time to make a physical change to help me train my body & brain to get used to smaller portions, less calories, and demand more of myself in the way of exercise (which is currently just so painful to do.) I'm hoping by looking through these forums that I can get an idea of the successes that you have all had with either the sleeve or bypass so that I can become more informed of my options as I start the process. I just recently got a referral from my doctor to go ahead and work with the bariatric unit of the clinic system I belong to and am waiting for them to contact me. I'm ready to be a healthier me. While I was always afraid to have this type of surgery because I've seen different results on my mom and some friends, I know that this is the path I am determined to lead. I know that in the long run, this will help me get off of (or at least super lower my doses) of my medications, help with my sleep apnea, and lessen my risk of dying at a young age. With my family health history, it's time to make this change so that I can live the healthiest life I can. I look forward to reading your success stories, concerns, and everything in-between. Glad to be a part of this community!