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Transcript: Fear of failure

I didn’t tell anyone until I was probably into month five or six of my pre-op diet, just because I was worried that I was going to fail it and then I’d have to go back and say I screwed this up and I didn’t get to do it because it was just something that I wanted so bad. And I didn’t want people’s negative opinions to even affect me. I had come to the conclusion that I wanted to do it for the right reasons.  My parents were supporting me and that’s all I needed.