My name is Tierney, and this is my weight loss surgery journey. I…
Surgery Weight: 450 Pounds
Current Weight: 285 Pounds
I NEVER THOUGHT I WAS GOING TO GET THAT BIG TO SAY I WAS 450 LBS!
From a young age, I had back problems, weight problems, and self-confidence problems. I was the kid that had to convince myself that it was okay not be able to fit on rides at the amusement park, or that I didn’t want to go on the hike with friends. I had to adjust my life to my weight. My health history included being diagnosed with diabetes, a family history of heart disease and high blood pressure. And I finally after having a child and 2 more on the way, I had to make the decision to get healthy not only for my health physically and mentally, but I also want to be healthy for my wife, children and family. To set an example for my children on how to be healthy and care for yourself.
I also want to teach my children to take pride in their life and to not repeat the same unhealthy habits I had as a child onto adulthood. The gastric bypass surgery gave me my life back. It gave me the ability to think differently and do all the things I couldn’t do before, really live life fuller. IT GAVE ME A LIFE THAT I NEVER HAD prior to surgery. I wanted to share my story and my experiences in the hope that it will help others know a better, healthier life is possible.
As The BariGirls say, love yourself enough to make a change!!!!
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