I didn’t tell anyone about my surgery.  Friends used to say it was the easy way out and why can’t people just stop eating and exercise.  So many times I felt ashamed and embarrassed.  I was really struggling accepting what I had done and that people would say I was weak. Julia, You taught me to love myself, my body and helped me change destructive habits of a lifetime. You have supported and motivated me all the way through this journey and it has changed my life.