I remember not being allowed to leave the table until I finished my plate. Afterward we had to sit for 30 min and let the food digest...LOL Every night we would have a snack. That consisted of some type of cake or cookie with a cup of milk. Week day breakfast would consist of a sugary cereal minimum of two bowls and on the weekends we'd eat hot dog, burgers, fried eggs and fried spam. As a result by the time I turned 18 I was 280lbs. I had been on many, many diets, have taken countless diet pills.
I had been researching weight loss surgery for years, but I felt shamed by all these diet and exercise purists and their morally superior, "if you'd only eat less and exercise more" attitude....LOL
So, I made the appointment then I got scared and cancelled it...using the " I have to babysit my grandchildren excuse". Meanwhile, I kept trying on my own with no success.
Later, my Dr. tells me that I have high blood pressure and she would have to prescribe medication ...OH the fear!! Everyone in my family is obese with high blood pressure, diabetes, arthritis and every other sickness caused from being over weight. I didn't want to take meds for the rest of my life and no matter how hard I tried I couldn't seem to loose the weight.
Fast forward: I made another appointment, followed through. Because of my insurance I have to do 6mo of supervised weight management, 3 down 3 to go!