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Hi Sparkers!!!!

My name is Mari, I am 21 and recently got married. Since I could remember I have always been the chubby kid. When I hit puberty age I gradually started gaining weight. At 12 I wore a size 8 in juniors and well since that age I have never seen single digit size. I have always been the larger one in my family until recently and always have been the larger one of all my friends. I have a great personality but this amount of weight outshines me :-( I am tired of hearing ...
Hi Sparkers!!!!

My name is Mari, I am 21 and recently got married. Since I could remember I have always been the chubby kid. When I hit puberty age I gradually started gaining weight. At 12 I wore a size 8 in juniors and well since that age I have never seen single digit size. I have always been the larger one in my family until recently and always have been the larger one of all my friends. I have a great personality but this amount of weight outshines me :-( I am tired of hearing people tell me "You have a beautiful face and personality if only you would lose weight" that's the worse to hear. It was even worse when my husband parents (whom he rarely ever talks to) told him while we were dating "Break up with her she is only going to lead you to heart ache when she has diabetes and hypertension" but my husband knew otherwise and loved me for me.

It really hit me that I needed to lose weight now, unfortunately it took this long. I visited an endocrinologist because my hormones have been acting WACKO! and he gave me a HUGE wake up call. Even though I have heard it from my family it was even harder to hear it from a doctor. He went over my family history with arteries, diabetes, hyper tension and obesity issues (since my whole family is on the heavier side of the scale) and I realized that I don't want to give my children the same lifestyle I was given. Feeling like you can't accomplish things or do what you want because something that I can control became so out of control. My doctor told me I have no major issues in my health however and I will always remember these words "Even though you have no major health issues I am NOT going to wait until you have one for you to lose the weight" and I realized if a stranger like my doctor who I've had a couple of consultations with believes in me why shouldn't I believe in myself.

Therefore, this is where I am today I am 250 lbs and I hope by the end of this journey I could say I am 138 lbs with a healthy BMI. I know it won't happen from one day to the next but I am committed and have a husband committed with me to start the next chapter of our lives.
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3/16/2010 5:00:29 PM

Welcome to Gastric Bypass Sparklers! You’ll find plenty of support and encouragement here. No question is too stupid to ask, so post away and we’ll all put in our two cents worth. Utilize all the tools SP has to offer. I find tracking my food and exercise most helpful. Good luck on your weight loss journey!

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9/23/2009 7:28:26 PM

Just checking in on some friends today and I noticed your name and that I hadn't heard anything from you in aaaaggggggess - I hope this just means life is busy and fabulous and everything is going well but you can't be bothered to spend time online. :)



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5/23/2009 1:42:25 AM

A belated congrats, DGOTD! Keep on truckin! You're doing GREAT!



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Congratulatons on being DGOTD!



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