20 Years Old
So I haven’t always been overweight.
Back in July 2012 I was 140lbs and doing great! But after a visit with my foot surgeon, I ended up needing three surgeries done on my each foot (starting with the right) to correct issues from previous surgeries. I was bedridden for months on end and started to put on the pounds day by day.
Getting into PT after being unable to bear any weight for months was amazing! Things were going well and I was feeling a litte more confident. Only to find out my insurance wasnt going to cover my left foot unless I had the procedure done by the end of 2012. So a week before Christmas I ended up having my left foot operated on. 4 more months of bed rest and even more weight gained, i’d had enough.
I visited my doctor, who was very concerned about how quickly I had put on 72lbs and he started me on Phentermine. Skeptical at first, I was concerned about the effects it would have on me. Though it doesn’t work for everyone, it really helped kick start the process. I don’t have any photos to show the first few months from 222-189 (Since I was still having trouble with walking at that point), but once I started taking them at 189lbs I didn’t stop. It helps me whenever I slack off to take a look back at the whole process.
Odd enough, I would actually look at this page for motivation, seeing how much people were transforming themselves, hoping some day i’d be able to post on here too. I started to take things more serious over the Summer of 2013 as I was able to go on walks, eating much healthier and cutting out all of the “treats” I was indulging in while stuck in bed. Doing yoga and not letting others comments get to me.
I’ve had my ups and downs over the past two years, and know I still have a ways to go.. But if I can help motivate someone else like you all have helped me, then posting these photos is most definitely worth it! (: