How to Conquer Being Overweight
“My Weight Loss Testimony”
|In this report you will receive an overview of obesity in general and many of the underlying causes and effects that derive from unhealthy behaviors and attitudes.
This program will support the physical, environmental, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual health of those who follow healthy practices as a “lifestyle” rather than as a diet.
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To Gastric or Not To Gastric?
My Weight Loss Testimony?
|Obesity is an excess proportion of total body fat. A person is considered obese when his or her weight is 20% or more above normal weight. The most common measure of obesity is the body mass index or BMI. A person is considered overweight if his or her BMI is between 25 and 29.9; a person is considered obese if his or her BMI is over 30.|
|“Morbid obesity” means that a person is either 50%-100% over normal weight, more than 100 pounds over normal weight, has a BMI of 40 or higher, or is sufficiently overweight to severely interfere with health or normal function. http://www.webmd.com/diet/what-is-obesity|
|This is my story?
My oldest weight loss memory would be as a child of about maybe five or five years old. One Saturday morning I pulled my stool to the cereal cabinet which was my Saturday morning ritual. I plucked a cereal box out the cabinet but it was an odd looking cereal with a rooster on it . I put it back on the shelf and I felt around pulling unfamiliar cereal box after cereal box out of the cabinet. I went to my mom in total distress looking for my coveted Captain Crunch Cereal, I just knew someone had stolen it and if they had we had to call the police quick. I looked forward to my Saturday mornings and Peanut Butter Captain Crunch was a staple. My mom assured me that nothing had happened to it but we were going to start eating healthier and my cereal hadn’t made the cut.
After that I remember somewhere around the age of nine or ten I joined “Thin Kids” which laid the foundation and discipline for the things I do now. It was like a child’s “Weight Watchers” we would meet in a room at a hospital get weighed in and have a meeting once a week. During the week my mom would make me jump rope 500 to a 1000 jumps a day. I did that until I became a teenager. During which time a lot of the baby fat dropped off and I was comfortable at 175 lbs and that was where I stayed until the age of nineteen.
I have to be honest and say that in order to maintain that weight I would only eat one meal a day. I did not care what the meal was as long as I only ate once a day. I wasn’t raised or taught to eat like that, but that’s what happens when we get lazy. We look for short cuts and quick fixes instead of doing the work. By I the time I was nineteen, I became pregnant and to complicate things my daughters father loved to cook. He would make me things my mom would have never cooked. Deep dish macaroni with tons of cheese and ham with cranberry glaze that tasted like candy was dripping all over it. His family would tell me I was eating for two and oh boy wasn’t that the truth. I ate for two, three and maybe even four. Needless to say I put on 100 pound. I was now 275 pounds and my daughter was born weighing only 7 pounds. So after her birth I got on the scale and I still weighed 275 pounds. I was traumatized when I weighed in at 275 because I expected to be seven pounds lighter. I tried every diet and gimmick I could get my hands on. I tried Atkins, South Beach, Xenadrin, Diet Just for women, you name it. And I was only able to get to 220. It was as if I was stuck and although I was in a size 26 dress when I started, I was still in a size 22 dress and that just wasn’t good enough for me. I had gotten to a point where depression kicked in and I couldn’t stand to look in the mirror. It was such a saddening and heart breaking moment because I was only in my early 20’s. The weight and depression affected every aspect of my life.
I hated to go shopping because the selection was so slim that’s when they only had Ashley Stewart and Lane Bryant if you couldn’t find something there you basically wouldn’t have anything to wear. To top that off I wore long nails, extra big hair and my clothes a little tight and revealing to distract from the fact that I was heavy. My dating life was a shambled mess because deep down inside I could not believe somebody would want to date me. So dating me was like dating a watch dog in a skirt when we went out I watched their eyes to see if they were checking anyone else out. I wanted to stay close so they wouldn’t have the chance to talk to anyone else. I would feel uncomfortable eating out because I would be worried that someone would scrutinize what I’m eating because I was always on a diet. I wholeheartedly believed they were not trying to be mean or offensive but they really didn’t want me to blow my diet.
I finally got to my depressed wits end because I just couldn’t take it any more I felt so bad I wished I would just die. Someone would just harpoon me and put me out of my misery.
I was working at a job at the time where a lot of heavy people were becoming very skinny in short amounts of time. Nobody would say how they would be 300 pounds one month and in the next couple of months they would be down 50 pounds or better. Whatever it was it was that they were doing, it was so noticeable I wanted in on it right away. I was desperate, if they told me all they ate was salt and pepper all day I would have done that because I was so desperate. I found out then about the secret Gastric Bypass society and I wanted to join and “join” I did.
I had Gastric in 2004 during that time it was a fairly new procedure. But I will say this, I so was fortunate to have found a great doctor to perform my gastric bypass. His name is. Dr. Biloft out of Milburn, New Jersey. For those of you in the area look him up should you decide that gastric is for you. I was blessed to not have any major complications. There are things I still can’t eat because they give me gas or make me “dump” which means you get flu like symptoms that can be evidenced by loose stools or vomiting. People always ask me If I had to do it over again would I? And my answer is always HECK YEAH!!! Even though I met a great natural specialist who would have helped me through the weight loss process. I just was not mentally and emotionally strong enough to do it the natural way. You have to know who you are. But what you learn and if you have a good Doctor he or she will explain this to you, Gastric just jump starts the weight loss after the first year you’re on your own the weight loss slows from the Gastric and you then have to have a weight loss and exercise lifestyle that works with your body. In my program I have developed tools and videos to help you with the Gastric Process from start to finish I am sharing everything I have learned through this process. I pray this will be helpful to you.
You can DO IT !! I believe in your success. You will overcome poor eating habits, food addictions,the lack of self control and be motivated to get out and move.
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