About Ciao-Me.Net

Welcome to ciao-me.net! I’m Marie, the girl who’s thoughts and experiences you’re reading about. I kicked off this blog in December 2016. This blog is my journal, a following of my journey into the world of bariatric surgery. Where I’m diving in and about to totally change my whole life, while you read all of my happy moments, rants, and sad moments.

But Marie, who are you?
I’m me, duh. I’m a 31 year old from Pittsburgh, PA (well, not really from here, but you know). I’m married to my amazing husband Calvin and live with him and my three crazy pets. 2 cats, 1 dog. I work full-time and am starting up my own side business. Somewhere in between all that, I find the time to blog here. To live my life. To cook amazing food. To follow my passion on makeup. To pray and spend time with our amazing father, God.

What else should we know about you?
I’m weird. I dance around my house on Saturday nights with my pets to EDM music and on occasion go out and dance. I lose myself in music, I find so much freedom in it. I love Hip Hop (…but you will still hear me listen to this new crazy crap time to time). I’m a beauty school dropout. Ok, actually, I finished and decided it’s not my career path. I aspire to follow my passion into Makeup Artistry. I love running. I’ve lived all over the country. I dunno, I guess I could keep going?

WHY weight loss surgery? Why blog? Whats your story?
You’ll find all that out if you keep up with me here. But long story short, I’ve always been the bigger girl. Even when I was active 6 days a week and had a flat stomach, I was the bigger girl. I’ve “dieted” more times than I can count. I’ve been successful and I’ve failed. I’m sure you’ve heard this story a million times. You get the idea.

I decided to look into WLS (weight loss surgery) after this most recent time where I gained back 50lbs. In late 2012, early 2013, I was at my highest around 290lbs. I was just out of a 10 year relationship. I was devastated and my world got turned upside down in a flash. Like most people, I focused on myself and started to hit the gym, started Couch to 5K, followed Weight Watchers and over the course of a year or two, I got down to 220lb. I ALWAYS plateau there. Never fails. I can never get past it. Since late 2015, I started to put weight back on after being frustrated. I wasn’t the weight I had hoped to be when I got married in 2016. Now I’ve been trying to get it back down while I prep for surgery.

WLS is a tool. It’s a tool that I think will work well for me.

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