Let’s show some love to Brandy. She lost 175 pounds over the course of 2 years with weight reduction surgery and changing her lifestyle habits. Here is what she shared with us about her journey to greater wellness:
Hello, my name Brandy. I was 410 pounds at my heaviest weight. I decided to have the gastric bypass on may 26, 2011. I am now at 235 pounds. I have lost a total 0f 175 in two years.
I am a native of Mobile, Al where I currently reside. I decided to lose weight with my mother Mary McDonald in mind as my inspiration. My family medical history was a nightmare; diabetes, heart disease, kidney failure, etc. I was 410 pounds after I had my second child and began to have pre-symptoms of diabetes (pre-diabetes). I watched my mother take insulin shots all my life, so I didn’t want to go down that road. Therefore, I decided to look into the gastric bypass surgery. Several woman I worked with had the surgery done and where looking great. It was the hardest thing I have ever done for myself!
I didn’t want to go through all the medical problems my mother had to go through. Unfortunately, I lost my mother to her 8th Heart attack on July 14th 2013. For anyone trying to loss weight, who is truly serious about a life change, I would say that for me the surgery was the best decision to me. Every aspect of your life has to change, from eating right to keeping up a with an exercise routine. I would not change my decision for nothing in the world!