Many of us tend to have struggles with our weight. When we do not like what we see when we look in the mirror, this leads to a great deal of stress and unhappiness. While many of us have relatively minor struggles with our weight, there are others who find it difficult to control their eating. There are also those who struggle to keep their weight down for legitimate medical reasons.
Amber’s battle of the bulge had become essentially insurmountable. She had reached a weight of 660 pounds and she was only 24 years old. Amber is an emotional eater by nature and she was enabled by her parents and boyfriend. She would consume large meals several times each day and she has since admitted that she was eating as a means of comforting her own anxieties.
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Gaining this amount of weight this rapidly took a major toll on the young woman’s body. Her legs became severely swollen, making it difficult for her to walk for extended distances. She decided to drop out of college. From there, it did not take long for Amber to become a bit of a recluse. The isolation only served to make her anxiety even worse.
According to Amber, her weight progressed to a point where she no longer felt full. Even after consuming a sizable meal, she would still feel hunger pangs. Amber knew that she could not continue to live her life in such an unhealthy manner. She decided to visit a gastric bypass surgeon to find out more about the options that were available to her.
The doctor was quick to let her know that he was not willing to perform surgery until Amber proved that she could take the initiative to lose weight on her own. He told her to return to his offices once she had lost 22 pounds without his assistance. She was forced to unlearn all of her bad habits and change her ways for good if she wanted to live.
The results have been absolutely tremendous. She finally shed the necessary weight and was able to receive a much needed gastric bypass procedure. The pounds have started to melt away at an astonishing pace. She dropped 267 pounds in a year and while she has yet to reach her goal weight, she is well on her way. To learn more about her weight loss journey, be sure to check out this awesome video.