My tag line should read “Fat at 50”, but that website was already taken. My name is Sharon Pulido and I am 51. I have been overweight in some form of another since I can remember. I was 10 years old and the doctor said not to gain any more weight, that I would grow into the weight I was at the time, which was 120lbs. I have not weighed anywhere near that since that day. My highest has been 267 my lowest has been 178. I go up and down like a roller coaster. Let’s say I am tired of the ride.
I thought about doing the gastric sleeve, I was even approved for it, but I got nervous and postponed the surgery out a month. I guess it was just timing because I changed jobs at that point and was not able to take the required time off for the surgery.
I want to state that in no way do I feel this would have been an easy way to lose weight, but a tool to keep me on track. I try and do well for a while then can talk myself into eating anything. I am sure I am not alone.
I want to be thin some time in my life and feel it is now or never. I need accountability and am hoping sharing my journey with others who struggle may just be what I am searching f0r.