5'9" / 165 lbs
"I am currently 'thin' because on January 11, 2016, I underwent bariatric sleeve surgery with the hope to reduce my BMI and better control hypertension and diabetes (insulin dependent).
The reason I chose this surgery is to improve my health, and losing weight will be the bonus. My whole life, I've battled weight issues, and tried diet program after diet program. I was not mentally ready those times to take this on. 2016 is the year for me, my health, and the hope I will be able to be around long to watch my beautiful daughter take on the world and eventually have her own family. I will enjoy it. Whether or not people agree or disagree with Bariatric surgery or what I've done, I don't really care. This is for me."