My name is Jenn. I’m 29 years old, and currently am merely overweight, due to a weight that fluctuates within five pounds of 160 lbs. But that’s fine by me, because for a very long time, I was overweight. I was a chubby child, an obese teenager, and a morbidly obese twenty-something. At the age of 25 I reached my highest weight of 331.5 lbs. I was too fat for the plus-sized clothing sections of regular retail and department stores, and was on the verge of being too fat even for plus-size-only stores and websites. I was too fat for roller coasters, too fat to properly play with my children, and my knees ached.
On November 18th, 2009, I had gastric bypass surgery at Hershey Medical Center. My surgery was performed by Dr. Ann Rogers, who also performed four other surgeries on me: cholecystectomy (gallbladder removal), two small bowel resections, and an emergency ulcer perforation repair on my small intestine. On the day of my surgery I was 286.6 lbs.
In August of 2010 I reached ONEderland (199 lbs), and in the winter of 2012 I reached my goal weight of 160 lbs.
That Fat Chick is a blog that chronicles my journey in weight loss: research and preparing for weight loss surgery, adjusting to life after weight loss surgery, losing and maintaining a weight loss, and general post-op life as a bariatric patient.
Page last updated on October 30, 2013.