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” Everything is loose, saggy, wrinkly, and deflated ,” she said, referring to the excess skin on her belly as her “apron.” ” It hangs and moves around, and it induces me seem and feel style bigger than I truly am .”
Although Kayla was an active child, engaging in hockey, softball, track, and volleyball, she still gained weight due to her poor eating habits and an unstable home situation.
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She was diagnosed with depression at age fourteenand began eating food to cope.
” People like to say I made the choice to be fat on my own[ but] this was definitely not a choice of mine ,” said Kayla, who insists stress at home contributed to her condition.” There were drug dependencies and craving, as well as far too many issues between my parents that they did not keep from the kids .”
She left home at sixteen, moved to a new city to go to college, and put on around 145 pounds.
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The massive weight gain stopped her from playing softball, as she couldn’t run to the basis. Her boyfriend also broke up with her and she failed two courses, causing her to lose her financial aid and drop out of college.
In other terms, she felt like she’d hit rock bottom.
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While it devoted her the jumpstart she required, every day is still a struggle.
” Gastric bypass induced losing the weight easier and more possible, but it’s more a mind game than anything else ,” she said.” It’s like discontinuing your medication of choice cold turkey .”
Her gastric bypass surgery wascovered by the Canadian government, but cosmetic surgery to remove the excess scalp is not. Is he were to get a tummy tuck and have the excess scalp removed from her limbs, legs, and breasts, she’s looking at a $20,000 bill.