OneSeventyFour…174Kgs!

So this is me, July 15th 2011, my all time low.

0001 July 15 2011 copy

 174kgs (27.4 stone /383.6lbs).

Aged 31 and weighing 179 kgs I had been single for 6 years with no self confidence or social life. I comfort ate just to get get some pleasure, my weakness was biscuits, crisps, chocolate, fizzy drinks, topped with sugar and salt on everything. I work in a demanding job where I am on my feet all day, this played havoc on my knees and lower back. Constant pain at the end of the day i’d just come home, eat then go to bed. I constantly suffered from migraines, stomach cramp, extremely high blood pressure, which resulted in regular random nose bleeds.

With absolutely no exercise the weight crept on rapidly and on this day i decide to take drastic action; Bariatric surgery.

On the 17th of August 2011 (weighing 174 kgs) I went under the surgeons blade and has a gastric lap band fitted. Through this blog i will share my struggles and goals, It has been over a year since my operation but I have finally plucked up the courage to share my story..but its far from over, so welcome to my mission, a weightloss mission that is!

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