Hi, my name is Tonya. I had a Mini-Gastric bypass on September 6, 2000. I did great. I lost a total of 257 pounds. I weighed 377 and I had to lose down to at least 345 in order to have the surgery.
I lost 30 pounds and the doctor performed the surgery. I did extremely well. I was determined to lose as much as I could because I had a miserable life because of the extra weight. I am only 5ft 1in tall.
It took me a little over a year and a half to lose down to 120 pounds. I went from a size 32 to a size 2. I finally settled in a size 3. I felt really good. I had never in my life to my knowledge been that small.
I stayed there until recently. I was diagnosed with cancer in 2005. I overcame that problem. I did not eat much and it did not bother me. I would eat a bite of a sandwich or a bite of this or that.
I did not eat the normal breakfast, lunch and dinner type meals. I grazed. I would eat when I got ready. That was a big mistake. I could eat anything I wanted. That was another mistake. I should have planned my eating habits.
Now, I am eating out of control. I eat more than I used to and now I am older and not as active as I was. I am 64 years old, but I am an active 64. I am afraid now because I feel that I am getting fat again.
I once wore a size 3, now I wear a size 10. I weighed 120, now I weigh 160 or more. I need for someone to please tell me what I can do to get back down to where I was.
I will get there. I will have to pick up my pace on activities, but I still don’t know how to eat. Does any one have any advice for me?
I am big around the middle and my legs, which had all of the added skin, are much larger. I was not financially able to have the flab removed through plastic surgery, so I covered it up. You would never guess in a million years that my body was flabby. I looked really, really good for my age.
Now, I am afraid again and I find that I have the same mentality that I had when I weighed 377. I really need for someone to help me out. I want to thank you all for listening to me.
Much love to everyone.