Tired of Being Tired - New Orleans, LA

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Every since I can remember I've always been larger...

Every since I can remember I've always been larger than everyone I was around. I was embarrassed by this and was a very shy child and always kept my head down and kinda stayed out of the way. I didn't have any boyfriends in school and attended my junior and senior prom alone. I'm going to fast forward this story to my four marriages in which each one cheated on me and ended in divorce. My last husband was very verbally abusive towards me. Always commenting on my weight and even putting me through different diets he would read about and even paying for me to join a weight loss clinic. Nothing worked and he became very angry because I couldn't loss the weight. After our marriage was over I was determined that I was going to prove to him that I could lose the weight without him nagging me about it. Of course it didn't happen and I ended up gaining more weight.
I met a friend that I became quite fond of and was so overwhelmed that he would even be my friend that I soon stop thinking about my weight. I soon started noticing
that I was getting tired a lot just from walking a short distance and my knees would hurt all the time. I went to my doctor for the pain a found out I was almost 300 lbs and I almost burst into tears. After that I couldn't stand to look at myself in the mirror. My doctor referred me to a surgeon for weight loss and so began my journey.
I went through all the steps and was approved for surgery. I didn't tell anyone I was having the surgery except my close family members. I had a few complications with the surgery but I'm finally pain free now and doing good dieting and exercising. On yesterday I sent my friend a picture and he text back saying I looked good. Words I thought I'd never hear. I feel very motivated to keep trying hard to be successful!
I'm 5 weeks post op and have lost 29lbs.
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