- A year ago, Marilia Brocchetto wrote about her decision to pursue bariatric surgery
- Now, she has lost close to 100 pounds and is a triathlete
Marilia Brocchetto is a news editor on the CNN International Desk. She is on Twitter: @mabrocchetto.
(CNN)Nothing prepares you for the feeling of walking into a store and finding something that fits, off the rack, after years and years of having to order from specialty stores. No one can prepare you for the feeling of being able to sit down in an airplane seat, cross your legs and not need an extender for the seat belt. And absolutely nothing in life prepares you for the feeling of sleeping without snoring, walking up a flight of stairs without getting winded and exercising without feeling like you're dying.