“Make sure I wake up.” That was the last thing I said when I was laying on the operating table getting ready for surgery. The anesthesiologist was about to put the mask on my face and put me to sleep, and all I could think about was ensuring I would be alive come the end of the day. I was terrified of the surgery, but I was even more terrified of what my life would be if I didn’t get it.
Looking at the title, you might think this is an article about advice on how to lose weight from someone who lost a bunch of weight. Unfortunately, this is not one of those articles. Weight loss is a hard journey, and a lot of times along the way you lose a lot more than just weight. I know every time I’ve tried to lose weight, I only ended up losing hope, self-esteem, sleep, confidence, and motivation. My aim in this is to share my experiences as someone who has tried to lose a significant amount of weight in the past and has been very unsuccessful. Hopefully, this article can shed some light for others in the same situation feel less alone in their journey to weight loss.