Q. If you had the option again, would you have the surgery?
A. In a heart beat. I believe it was the right decision and option for ME.
Q. Do you still struggle with food today?
A. I still do at times. I did not realize how much attachment I had to food. Food was my best friend. So it is a struggle to literally break up with my best friend.
I had to accept the fact that it was a toxic relationship. Now, every time I throw up, I remember that we have a different relationship, and that food no longer makes me happy but sick instead.
One of my sisters gave me an article titled "Skinny Stomach Fat Brain," about a gentleman with gastric bypass surgery which narrowed down exactly all the emotions that I went through after my surgery. The article was very helpful for me.
Q. How are you doing today, and what would you say to those people contemplating this option to lose weight?
A. I'm doing great today!! Loving myself more and more each day. My outside is finally matching my inside. If you are contemplating this kind of surgery I would say Go for it!! as long as you evaluate that this is the right option for you. Personally, it was the best decision that I have made in my life. It has changed my life forever.
Jeannette wants to thank her entire family for all their support and love. Her beautiful sisters, her awesome parents, her handsome son and her supportive boyfriend. They all stood by her side through her struggle with weight and her journey with this surgery. Their support and love have meant the world to her. She extends a special thanks to her mom whose unconditional love have been more than she can ever imagine.
Jeannette Sena is a 32 year old single mom. She has great son. She works full time as well as attends college part-time. She is the second oldest of four girls, whom are all in great shape.
Her relationship with food has changed. She is learning to cope with her emotions without turning to food.
She is learning to eat healthier so she won't go back to old habits and become over weight again. She claims that she would not change her journey for the world.
Editor's Note: I want to thank Jeannette from the bottom of my heart for this candid interview. I can relate to her feelings on losing weight, and I wish her all the very best. I personally have the privilege to know some of the Sena family, and they are awesome people. Jeannette is a beautiful woman inside and out - I am very happy that her inner life and outer life are finally in harmony. All my love,