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Transcript: Fear of obesity 

So the question people ask me is, was I scared about surgery? The fear of obesity for me was actually so much greater. Heart disease, diabetes, that fear I mean that is a given. If I was 305 pounds at age 33, and I was gaining an average of seven to ten pounds a year. I'm almost 48 now, what would I be today? 400 pounds? What would my health conditions be today? And I was smart enough to realize that whatever those health conditions were would be way (scarier) than the very low risk of surgery. Which is actually about the same as having your gallbladder removed which most of your friends have had their gallbladder removed and they don't get freaked out by that. So why should I be scared of something that's going to change my life so much for the better.