It's interesting to me that you can THINK you know someone and you really don't. Take me for example. I'm Breezy. You listen to me on your way to work. I'm fun, bubbly, I love my daughter, like my job, I love going to the gym, enjoy playful banter with Kid, I love posting photos of myself on Facebook; I MUST BE TOTALLY HAPPY! Right? Wrong.

See, everyone has a story. We all have secrets. We all have a past. What's mine?

Well, I was "the fat kid" growing up. Honest!!

When I tell people I used to be "fat," they look at me like I have two heads. It's true though. There was a time in my life when I weighed almost 300 lbs. I don't even know how I got there.

I blame a bad combination of genetics, an ankle injury, poor eating habits and lack of motivation to MOVE! That is a total recipe for disaster.

I look at myself now from the outside and think, who the hell was that girl?

I can't even look at photos of my self as a teen. I'm disgusted. I'm embarrassed. I'm ashamed. I went to my senior prom in a size 22 dress. Honest, I did. I didn't realize then how serious that was. I was a heart attack waiting to happen. A ticking time bomb. So, I had to take action.

About ten years ago, I had a gastric bypass. My foot and ankle Doctor strongly suggested I do so to alleviate most of my pain. I went from being almost 300 lbs., to 150 lbs. in just one year. THAT IS HALF A PERSON! That's a Backstreet Boy! Seriously. Big stuff, huh?

Long story short, I got pregnant shortly after that and zoomed back up to 200 lbs.

Now, my daughter is 6 years old and here I sit at 168 lbs. Shouldn't I be totally happy with that? I mean, I used to weigh almost 300 lbs. I'm not. See, as anyone who has lost a significant amount of weight will tell you, you can't lose that much weight and look great. You just can't. There are some things that cannot be fixed at the gym. Trust me, I've spoken with trainers and a few different locations and they have all told me that I will never achieve the result I'm looking for on my own. My solution? Plastic Surgery.

After doing a significant amount of research, I've decided to have a tummy tuck and a thigh lift. Dr. Branch and Dr. Harrington are not just great at what they do (I've seen photos AND have personal friends who have been patients of theirs) but they are also phenomenal people. I love them both. I trust them entirely. 

I am so thrilled for them to help me with this final step in my weight loss. So, there it is. Seven weeks from today I'll be headed in for surgery!

Stay turned for more updates as the surgery gets closer. I'm excited to share this journey will all of you. I think I'm mostly excited to share this with those of you who are in similar situations after losing a substantial amount of weight and feel the way I feel inside of my own body. I'm doing this for you! 

XO Breezy