Jessica: LAP-BAND Surgery
I was sick of being fat! The day I realized it was hard for me to tie my shoes I knew I had to do something. I had lost the weight several times with diet pills, working out at least 6 days a week and watching everything I ate. This was a miserable way of life. As soon as I would relax just a little bit, I would gain the weight back plus some.
I had 60-80 lbs that I put on and took off every 2 years. I wanted a permanent control over my weight problem. I wanted to be able to enjoy food without feeling guilty for everything I ate. Cooking is a hobby of mine, but since I had no control I had an eternal struggle on enjoying my hobby or dieting.
Now I am able to enjoy life again. If I go to a birthday party and want a piece of cake. I eat it. While it may be a very small piece, that is all I need to satisfy my craving. Don’t get me wrong. I still watch what I eat and work out but it is so much easier. I have control over my body’s cravings and weight now. This has changed my life. The support the staff gave to me is amazing too. I feel like I have a team of cheerleaders with all the staff and doctor supporting me.