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Got a question, hope someone can answer... Windows 7 my page has stretched across and can't see start Medifast menu? Thanks for any response. Another question I got... Ok so all my life ive been the chubby kid. Always being told by my dr's I need to.

Lose weight.

,.

Exercise.

And eat right... When I was in jr high and high I was decently active in sports and extra curricular activities that kept me moving- and yet I was still the chubby kid! I used to think that being fat wasnt a big deal to me. After all, 'I' didnt see myself as a monster. I never really had dates or anything during.

School.

, aside from one guy. I loathe the socialistic view of fat people! We arent grosse, disgusting or lazy (well most of us). Now days being fat is basically like having a race. Its a stereotype. Just as society says if your from iraq then you are a terrorist, or if you are mexican you are poor. Not all this is true! I live a decently normal life.

But because I fall into the 'morbid obese' category due to a number that gravity gives me when I step on a scale, I am considered disgusting or a slob. People like me have been asked to buy two seats on a plane, or even kicked off cause they couldnt put the armrest down. I ask this... If a handicap person were to fly and the plane crashed... Could they have the mental compacity to swim or make it out alive? Obviously not.

I used to think when people said most obese people get it from genetics that that was a crock of shit! But now that I'm older I do beloeve it. Its not a 'fat gene' but other underlying problems that aid to weight gain. I was diagnosed as hypothyroidism when I was in jr high. Recently I was diagnosed with an autoimmune skin disease called HS that I have had since age 12. I am also the lucky winner of having Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome.

Up until about two - three years ago I was somewhat ok with being the fat kid. But now- not so much. I am uncomfortable in my own clothes and my own skin. I have gone out in a social atmosphere less and less, partly cause I have no clothes I feel pretty in. I no longer like my body.

Weight watchers.

, LA weightloss, low carb, or just plain old calorie counting. Maybe I would lose about 12 pounds in 3-4 months. To me that wasnt enough and I would get discouraged and give up. This would make things way worse because I felt like a huge failure to myself. And thats the worst feeling. My eating habits would only escalate as I got older and became a stress and emotional eater.

My parents.

Divorce.

In 2007 really topped my stress level. I would find myself eating more junk and not caring. This played a major role in my PCOS and insulin levels because I would have very high highs and very low lows. I ended up having to buy a glucose monotor kit and watch my sugar levels so I wouldnt pass out at work. I also had to buy some protein bars and some glucose chewable tabs to carry with me. I had a coworker have.

Gastric bypass surgery.

And benefit greatly from it. I found myself.

Talking.

To her more and more about the financial process. Our insurance didnt cover it, no if's, and's or but's. So here I am... 5'1, 220 lbs, bmi=42%, and socially unacceptable, but more than that... Im 'me' unacceptable. To be obese is unlikeable, and even so much so as to be unloveable.

Unacceptable by society and unacceptable by insurance companies obviously. To have gastric bypass is not only a want in my case but also a need. I need this because of my underlying medical conditions. The bigger I am, the harder it is to maintain my medicines, lab work, body from failing and frankly keep my sanity. I have been working on a plan to get this.

Surgery.

For a few months now. Many have inspired me by their aftermath of GBS and i.

Hope.

I can do the same to someone else.

Walking.

In my shoes. Being obese is nothing I would wish upon my worst enemy. Its a cruel, heart wrenching plauge that eats at your mind, heart and soul. It can literally kill your inner spirit way longer before it kills the body!..

Comments (14)

I would like to know the answer too. Anyone here know what is the answer. I'll do some poking around and get back to you if I find an decent answer. You should email the people at Medifast as they probably could give you an answer..

Comment #1

It was the best thing I did and while it was scary, and I resisted for year, in my 53rd year, I finally said I couldn't do this on my own...heaven knows I'd tried all these years/.

I think we can all appreciate the struggles , and issues being obese brings...we've been there. I too was morbidly obese. I'm presently 116lbs lighter and at 187 # am still obese. My personal "next" goal is to reach the 160's when I'll be simply OVERWEIGHT...woo hoo. LOL.

It is a personal decision and one that shouldn't be made lightly or without much thought,.

Research.

And preparation (testing etc). Find a good dr., a "Center of Excellence" if you have a hospital specializing they may have earned that distinction. That is important because of the follow up care and processing and how it's handled for the patient..

You are fortunate to have found this group. It's a supportive, open group and you can feel free to visit often, ask any question and know SOMEONE will respond, likely having dealt with the very concerns you have or wonder about..

Welcome..

Cindy..

Comment #2

Me and you are the same age and I got the.

Surgery.

Last month. It was a personal decision and had nothing to do with how others looked at me or what they thought about me. I was and am completely over that stage in my life. I didnt have the.

Surgery.

To look good in a bathing suit and get all the guys, I got it to get healthy and be able to run around with my children one day..

Its really a personal decision just make sure you do it for the right reasons...

Comment #3

WOW.... Im gobsmacked..

I am so sure a lot of us will remeber how we felt being the fatty..

What and awesome post Ade.....

I do.

Hope.

You find GBS a resolve, it has done wonders for me both emotionally and health wise......

Please dont be down on yourself hun, it's hard enough having others think that way about us without us turning on ourselves..

You seem to be pretty clued up and you have now joined an exceptional grou of friends who will encourage, motiavte and support you during this adventure....

I really do wish you well and every success....

Buzz xxx..

Comment #4

Wow, that is exactly what it feels like to be a fat slob for sure! Brutally honest to say the least. It's so strange but FYI I'm only 14 weeks out and no longer feel that way about ME. You'll be fine in no time at all, but be aware this is not a piece of cake!..

Comment #5

Thank you for such an honest and heartfelt reflection. I am so impressed with your finding your way out of the denial so many of us lived with for years at such a young age. I know a couple of other folks with POS in my WLS.

Surgery.

Support group, and they have never regretted their.

Surgery.

And the bright future it offers them...

Comment #6

Thank you all for the responses! I am fighting my insurance company head on! I know this is a life changing.

Surgery.

, but thats exactly what I want, a life change! Im doing this for me- a happier skinnier me! :) thanks again yall!..

Comment #7

Girl you brought me to tears. I remembered all too well being that same girl before my.

Surgery.

..

Good luck and keep fighting..

Comment #8

I'm just so very touched by your message and as I'm sure many of us who have read your words, it brought tears to my eyes and memories of not too long ago when I knew that society viewed me as "less than" others who are not obese. You are a very special individual and I will pray that you continue to "fight" with your insurance company based on your co-morbidities and eventually WIN. Carolyn..

Comment #9

Your'e in my head! So much of that is the story of my life. Hang in there, you can do it. I tried everything. THIS works, and inspires you to keep going. =) Were all here for you! It took me years of planning and waiting for insurance and fighting them all the way. Keep on them...

Comment #10

Ok so all my life ive been the chubby kid. Always being told by my dr's I need to.

Lose weight.

,.

Exercise.

And eat right... When I was in jr high and high I was decently active in sports and extra curricular activities that kept me moving- and yet I was still the chubby kid! I used to think that being fat wasnt a big deal to me. After all, 'I' didnt see myself as a monster. I never really had dates or anything during.

School.

, aside from one guy. I loathe the socialistic view of fat people! We arent grosse, disgusting or lazy (well most of us). Now days being fat is basically like having a race. Its a stereotype. Just as society says if your from iraq then you are a terrorist, or if you are mexican you are poor. Not all this is true! I live a decently normal life.

But because I fall into the 'morbid obese' category due to a number that gravity gives me when I step on a scale, I am considered disgusting or a slob. People like me have been asked to buy two seats on a plane, or even kicked off cause they couldnt put the armrest down. I ask this... If a handicap person were to fly and the plane crashed... Could they have the mental compacity to swim or make it out alive? Obviously not.

I used to think when people said most obese people get it from genetics that that was a crock of shit! But now that I'm older I do beloeve it. Its not a 'fat gene' but other underlying problems that aid to weight gain. I was diagnosed as hypothyroidism when I was in jr high. Recently I was diagnosed with an autoimmune skin disease called HS that I have had since age 12. I am also the lucky winner of having Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome.

Up until about two - three years ago I was somewhat ok with being the fat kid. But now- not so much. I am uncomfortable in my own clothes and my own skin. I have gone out in a social atmosphere less and less, partly cause I have no clothes I feel pretty in. I no longer like my body.

Weight watchers.

, LA weightloss, low carb, or just plain old calorie counting. Maybe I would lose about 12 pounds in 3-4 months. To me that wasnt enough and I would get discouraged and give up. This would make things way worse because I felt like a huge failure to myself. And thats the worst feeling. My eating habits would only escalate as I got older and became a stress and emotional eater.

My parents.

Divorce.

In 2007 really topped my stress level. I would find myself eating more junk and not caring. This played a major role in my PCOS and insulin levels because I would have very high highs and very low lows. I ended up having to buy a glucose monotor kit and watch my sugar levels so I wouldnt pass out at work. I also had to buy some protein bars and some glucose chewable tabs to carry with me. I had a coworker have.

Gastric bypass surgery.

And benefit greatly from it. I found myself.

Talking.

To her more and more about the financial process. Our insurance didnt cover it, no if's, and's or but's. So here I am... 5'1, 220 lbs, bmi=42%, and socially unacceptable, but more than that... Im 'me' unacceptable. To be obese is unlikeable, and even so much so as to be unloveable.

Unacceptable by society and unacceptable by insurance companies obviously. To have gastric bypass is not only a want in my case but also a need. I need this because of my underlying medical conditions. The bigger I am, the harder it is to maintain my medicines, lab work, body from failing and frankly keep my sanity. I have been working on a plan to get this.

Surgery.

For a few months now. Many have inspired me by their aftermath of GBS and i.

Hope.

I can do the same to someone else.

Walking.

In my shoes. Being obese is nothing I would wish upon my worst enemy. Its a cruel, heart wrenching plauge that eats at your mind, heart and soul. It can literally kill your inner spirit way longer before it kills the body!..

Comment #11

You forgot to say how beautiful you are. With those eyes and dimples...Watch out world! Here comes Adesh!.

Keep your chin up!.

Joanne..

Comment #12

Thanks everyone! Its SO VERY AWESOME to know I'm not alone and I have so many people behind me on here! Yall are so awesome! Thank you all for every kind word and motivation! Yall are what truly make the world go round!..

Comment #13

Wow these post really hit home. I am 5 months post op and although my outside appearance has changed greatly, it is my mental state that really transformed..for the better..

This was the hardest and greatest choice I ever made..

Best wishes...

Comment #14

Reading.

Your post and your bio I share so many of the same awful issues that brought me to my decision to get this.

Surgery.

My PCOS was out of control. The meds I took to help made me gain weight and made my legs swell terribly. I also had HS and that was horrible in itself. Keep fighting with the insurance. Get pics of the HS in fatty areas and document rashes, etc, and any other co-morbidities. DOn't give up.

Surgery.

That was a huge plus. This will change your life in ways you can't imagine right now. My prayers are with you and I'm here for you if you have any questions or need help of any kind. I am so thankful I found this group today. I already feel so welcome. Please keep me posted...

Comment #15


This question was taken from a support group/message board and re-posted here so others can learn from it.