Amy Williams

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On May 27th, 2004 Amy WilliamsĀ  life was forever changed from weight loss surgery, the procedure was the Gastric Bypass (open RNY). She was 615 pounds at her highest weight and home bound for nearly 3 years.

Amy could only walk about 5 feet and had to sit down. She had to use a wheelchair to go long distances.

With the help of this surgery and making other serious life changes she was able to lose over 350 pounds.

You may recognize her from MTV’s True Life “I’m Obese” back during the summer of 2004. Since the show so much in my life has changes and I owe that to the help of my wonderful surgeon Dr. Martindale.

Weight loss surgery is not an easy choice nor is “easy way out” or “quick fix”. It takes just as much effort as any other means to lose weight. It’s only a tool to assist your weight loss and not the magic pill to end your emotional attachments to food This surgery is not for everyone.

The thing to remember is this is a permanent choice and lifestyle.

You have to be ready to change your eating habits and stick with them. You have to understand what you were doing wrong and fix those issues.

You have to relearn how to eat, what to eat and learn what portion control means. The surgery opened my eyes to what I was doing wrong and helped me see what I need to change to make the weight stay off and to be successful.

I designed my site to help educate people about weight loss surgery , and educate people about the other condition that I have: Lymphedema. She currently works for Obesityhelp, Inc.

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