https://imgur.com/a/2XaTD8j These pictures were taken when I had already lost 30lbs. I was sitting at 303lbs/137.4kg
Gender : Male
Heaviest weight : 332 lbs / 150.5kg
Largest pants size : 44 waist
Largest shirt size : XXL
Current weight : 170 lbs / 77.1kg
Current pants size : 34 waist
Current shirt size : Medium
Height : 5'10 / 177.8cm
How I lost the weight : Gastric bypass, focusing on protein&veggies, minor exercise, eliminating 95% of junk foods from my diet.
Two years ago I was at my heaviest weight of 332lbs. I was miserable both physically and mentally. I had extreme anxiety, depression, diagnosed agoraphobia, and high blood pressure. Obesity runs in my family, no one was ever taught how to eat right, build a healthy relationship with food, or exercise. I was bullied through middle and high school, faced emotional abuse at home from my mother's husband, I was molested 3 times by a family member, so I turned to food even more so and shut myself off from the outside world. I made terrible choices and ignored my own physical health.
Several of my family members had gastric bypass or the vertical sleeve gastrectomy and had good results. After 14 months of preparations and losing 30lbs on my own, I decided to go through with the surgery and got gastric bypass. I don't want to advertise the surgery, nor do I want to argue about the morales of it. For me, it's what I needed and chose.
Right now I'm happier, healthier, and doing things I never thought I'd do. I'm checking off things that I had only hoped to one day have the confidence and health to do. I went to an anime convention, Pride, I'm working on my anxieties, my depression is so much better and only pops up every so often, I'm going outside now without too much worry, I'm building confidence, flirting with guys (no luck with dating or hookups yet but one day it'll happen,) I'm going to the gym, I'm planning for things.
I've still got a long ways to go. Losing so much weight in such a short period of time has left me with loose skin in the areas that carried the most fat. My thighs, stomach, pubic region, and butt will all need to be cosmetically altered before I am fully comfortable in my body. Eventually, I will be looking into a full body lift. In 8 months I can consult with a plastic surgeon, get the price, and start saving.
I've come so far over the past 11 months and I'm so thankful for the support I've had from friends, family, people I don't even know. I hope I continue to make progress both inside and out, make everyone proud, and find nothing but love and happiness in myself both physically and mentally.
Wherever you are at in your journey, I wish you the best. You are doing this for your happiness and your health. Keep fighting, pushing, charging headfirst into battle against unhealthy thought process', bad foods, and any struggles or obstacles that get in your way of finding that love and peace you deserve. It's a long road but it's worth it. You CAN do this. You WILL succeed. And always remember that regardless of the number that shows on the scale at a given time, you are amazing.
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