Every human has obstacles that we need to work through. Whether it’s money issues, or addiction issues, we all have things that we need to overcome. When we see someone conquer their demons, we can’t help but feel inspired. This woman’s story is nothing short of miraculous. Keep reading to find how she woke up one day and had enough of her life, so she did something extremely drastic to change it.
This young woman from Kentucky is named Sandi.
Sandi has spent most of her life being overweight due to a food addiction. “I used to be the girl that didn’t leave her house because i hated how much weight I had gained. I was embarrassed. It hurt to walk, clothes didn’t fit me, always in doctor offices, and the list goes on,” said Sandi.
One day, Sandi looked at the scale and reached her breaking point.
“When I stepped on the scale and saw I was over 400 pounds I knew I needed to change or I was going to die,” she explained. Sandi decided to take charge and began to research ways to lose weight in a healthy manner.
Sandi was at 420 pounds and was facing a myriad of health issues.
Not only was she overweight, but she also was suffering from polycystic ovary syndrome, thyroid disease, depression, and anxiety. Sandi decided that watching her calories and taking short walks was the best way to start out.
Eventually, Sandi knew she needed to do more to lose weight.
“When I started my weight-loss journey I knew this time things were going to be different this time I wasn’t going to give up. I didn’t care how many times that I was going to fall down I was going to stand back up and keep going,” she explained. Sandi and her doctor agreed that it was best for Sandi to get the gastric sleeve surgery. On July 11, 2016, Sandi went in for the surgery.