Glad you asked. I was just getting to that on the home page, but then I found this “About” page. Now where was I? Oh, yes. We’ve already established that I’m a Millennial in her early 30s (as of the date I posted this), working remotely for a company out of state as a contractor, and that I did a thing.
What is that thing, you ask?
I lost some weight, and it was enough to where I spent the past two years of my life getting to where I’m at now. My confirmed highest weight put me in the obese class 3 category. However, I know for sure there was a time I was bigger than that. It was for like a nanosecond in the scheme of things, but that time definitely happened.
Based on my best guess, I likely hovered right on the edge of super morbid obesity. Back then, and this time three years ago, I qualified for weight loss surgery based on my BMI alone. However, I had no resultant health conditions (knock on wood).
I knew it was only a matter of time before that would change for me. The problems that often go with the territory were ones I definitely didn’t wanna come face-to-face with.
I didn’t wanna have a problem. I knew something had to give. I explored options for weight loss surgery, as I’ve mentioned in my story, and that was my next step if the diet and exercise route didn’t work.
I have nothing but major respect for those who have undergone weight loss surgery. I’m gonna make one thing clear: there’s zero shame in needing it and getting it. Some people may call it the easy way out, but fuck them and the horses they rode in on.
It’s not the easy way out, and neither is the diet and exercise path. Either way, I’m telling you right now, there’s nothing easy about any part of this process, nothing even remotely easy about it.
You may have noticed that I haven’t posted any “before and after” photos. I considered it, but ultimately I’ve chosen not to. This is largely due to the noise I’ve gotten over my weight loss in the 3-D world, and also because there are unsavory companies who aren’t above lurking on forums and sites where people post progress photos to use what they find to market their lame (and sometimes even dangerous!) diet pills or programs.
I don’t want anyone to fall prey to a company like this on account of me, nor do I want some sleazy company using my likeness without my knowledge. I value you too much for that.
I also won’t be posting numbers, beyond BMIs and BMI classes. For some people, depending on their histories, numbers related to height and weight can be a trigger for them for multiple reasons. If this is something any of you readers need to take into consideration, as my favor to you, I will make a point to leave out numbers where possible. I don’t want you readers, or anyone who finds this to compare themselves to me, or feel like they have to reach a certain size range on account of me.
At the time of posting this, I’m close to where I’d like to be. As someone who’s been down that road before, now someone who’s formerly obese, it’s time to show you readers what life is like for me on the other side, life after weight loss, and how I’ve dealt with the drastic changes that come with it.