Jackie D.

So here is my story
My name is Jackie, I have been struggling with my weight as long as I can remember. When I was in high school I got myself down to 119lbs but did not do it in such a smart way. Starting my senior year the weight kept creeping up. I didn’t think much of it at the time. But it just kept going up.

I got married to my best friend when I was 24 (still married to him my biggest supporter and best friend) and I honestly didn’t think I was as big as I was until I tried on dresses and they ordered me a size 20. I was humiliated. So the following year my sister got married on the beach and I was determined to lose weight. I got a trainer and went 5 days a week to the gym but the weight did not move. I did get stronger but I still was not happy.

Fast forward 2 years and I got pregnant with my first son and found out I was gestational diabetic I was in tears. I got to my highest weight while I was pregnant – 250lbs. I didn’t even want my husband to hear me say that weight when we went in to have my son.😕  I remember taking my son to the zoo for the first time and hearing a little boy ask his mom why my belly was so big, I honestly felt like I could crawl in a hole and never come out.

Well 2 years after my son was born I found out I had a really bad herniated disc and needed surgery right away. While I was in the process of recuperating I found out I was full fledge diabetic. I tried very hard to keep it under control but I still could not lose much weight. I got myself down to 190lbs but guess what, it all came back.

Once I had my second son I decided I needed to do something about my weight so I decided to look into wls and honestly, was very scared what they would say. Everyone was super nice and my surgeon steered me in the direction of RNY. I was hesitant but I kept going to at least see if I qualify. Well I did and I had RNY 7/3/2017 and honestly it has been the best decision of my life. I did not drop weight fast I am only 3 1/2 months out and only lost 40 lbs but that is 40lbs I could not do on my own. It is still very hard for me to pick the right choice when I eat but I try my hardest. I may not be the ideal patient but I am finding what is working for me and loving my new life. I have more energy and not afraid to wear nice clothes. Thank you for listening.

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