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I’m beyond blessed to share that I’ve lost over 100 pounds in less than 4 months. My gastric sleeve isn’t just a procedure I’ve had, it’s truly a part of who I am, so much so that I feel like I HAVE to share my story with anyone who is struggling with a weight problem, like I owe them the guidance of how to finally beat it! At the end of the day, this isn’t a random success story, this is THE success story.

As I look back at pictures of myself from a year ago, or even five years ago, I’m literally disgusted with myself. Sounds harsh but it’s true. That isn’t me, I wasn’t being the best I could be, and not to mention, I never even noticed how bad it was. There are many reasons I took the leap of faith and had the surgery. When I was 13, my dad passed away. The pain of not having him by my side as I graduated, got married and have kids has been a big part of my life. If I don’t get this weight off and make a change for the better, my son won’t have a dad to cover for him when he gets in trouble. My daughter won’t have a shoulder to use to recover from a broken heart or an arm to hang onto as she walks down the aisle.

Now let me stress, being overweight doesn’t make you a bad person, or any less of a person than someone who is fit, but at the same time, it’s not where anyone wants to be. You can be better, happier and have more confidence. I can’t tell you the last time I’ve had this much confidence in myself and how I look. Every step forward puts me closer to my destination. No improvements can be made unless you pick a destination!