When To Take The Next Step
In 2010, my doctor sent me on my way with a ton of papers in my hand to get weight loss surgery. I step up my first appointment and secured a baby sitter. While getting my head together to attend my appointment I decided that I was not going to do it. I was 275 lbs. I wasn’t a runner yet and I didn’t owe my bikes yet. It took me on year to start actually working on losing weight. I spent six months paying for a Weight Watchers account I didn’t use. I spent a summer of going to the gym, learning the 2011 Weight Watcher program and getting my head straight. That summer I was able to lose 20 lbs. By the summer of 2013, I was down to 215 lbs.
I successfully completed the New York City Marathon in 2014 at 220 lbs. The months that followed I dipped into a post-marathon depression. In 2015 I was able to complete the same amount of races I had got my body used to, however, no training happened. The end result of no training…a knee injury aka Charlie The Knee. The years to follow I slowly slowed down my running pace and the amount of races I completed. The weight I lost slowly came back. Being apart from my husband for a 14 month long separation took a tow on my emotions. My binge eating come back in full force. Since being back together with my husband, my old eating habits resurfaced.
Now that the dust has settled I am back up to 260 lbs and I’ve decided to take the steps needed to get weigh loss surgery.