The American population faces a serious health problem – obesity and obesity-related diseases.
People often find excuses for their obesity and weight problem, but the reality is that every one of them is an excuse.
Nikki Webster, 34, was extremely obese and unable to care for herself or even stand. She said her body was always in pain. She said her addiction to food was killing her.
Her story was showcased on the My 600lb Life, a TLC show. On the show, it was revealed that she weighed a terrifying 649 pounds. In an effort to take back her life, she moved to Texas from Little Rock, Arkansas to work alongside Dr. Nowzaradan, a weight-loss surgeon that specializes in extremely obese patients.
Dr. Now informed Nikki she must lose 50 pounds naturally through a limited diet plan before she could go through surgery. Nikki spent three months losing the weight and, once she was able to meet that goal, she underwent the gastric sleeve operation.
It was successful, and she lost more than 200 pounds the first year.
Nikki said she constantly talks to a therapist to deal with the issues that made her gain weight in the first place. She said she wants to avoid problems that would sabotage her weight loss success.
Her weight loss success about came crumbling down after her best friend Michael died. He also underwent a weight loss surgical procedure. She said his death has haunted her.
In an effort to find motivation again, Dr. Now let Nikki know that losing more weight means the possibility of having skin removal surgery to eliminate the excess skin.
When Nikki lost 348 pounds, she was approved for that surgery, having 56 pounds of extra skin removed. Due to internal bleeding, she had to go back under the knife.
With all the weight loss, Nikki has been able to ride a bike, purchased her first pair of jeans ever and was even asked out by one of her long-time friends. She weighs roughly 194 pounds today.
What an incredible story! Great job Nikki!
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