407 lbs. —> 255 lbs.
There are so few photos of me at my highest weight that it took forever to find these. I was so unhealthy in the two left pictures. Walking even for a few seconds left me out of breath, I had zero energy to do anything. I was so ashamed to be seen by other people that I would avoid leaving my house whenever I could, let alone have pictures that documented just how bad things had gotten.
Flash forward to now: I weigh less than I did in high school. I work retail on my feet for hours at a time. I pick my little sister up from school because now I can walk the two blocks without feeling like I am dying. I’ve taken my life back, and I won’t ever, EVER let myself go back to what I was. Weight loss surgery was absolutely the tool I needed to get me on track to a better, healthier, longer life. I will be thankful that I made this decision for the rest of my life.