Before & After RNY and Plastic Surgery with Stacey, losing 170 pounds!

Why I Decided to Have WLS From the time I can remember, food has been a focal point of my life. I love food, adore it actually, but I had an unhealthy relationship with it. It served so many purposes: a comfort when I was sad or lonely, a high note to a celebration, or a source of entertainment whe...

Meatloaf Meatballs Recipe, full of flavor and just 138 calories!

This is my take on the traditional meatloaf flavor but making it into an easy-to-manage portion of p...

Rosie Mercado to Motivate & Inspire as Keynote Speaker at #OH2017!

#OH2017 Keynote Announcement: Rosie Mercado Plus-sized model and VSG post-op, Rosie Mercado, will j...
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  • Last Weigh in


    Yay! I made it to my final weigh in 6lbs lighter than when I started this journey. My paperwork work is submitted to the insurance company, all I have to do is wait for authorization and sur...

  • Just Got Back from my First Bike Camping Trip!


    Hi guys, Big NSV: I went bike camping, aka bike packing, aka, on a mini overnight bike tour...something I only dreamed of doing 100 Lbs ago! My bike's back panniers were fully loaded, plus I...



    Wow this week flew by.  I can't believe my surgery is close to only a week away - I think it was March Break 2015 that I found out I was pre-diabetic.  That's when all the sirens went off.  ...

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  • Almost There!


    Good evening! I haven't been on here in about 5 months. Life has been interesting, to say the least. After 3 tries, my therapist under the WL program cleared me for surgery. Met the weight r...

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  • I'm going on my bike camping trip today!


    I'm so excited!  The weather and my gear are finally cooperating and I'm leaving for my bike camping trip shortly. I'm a bit nervous as I've never ridden a loaded bike before.  My back panni...

  • New hope, find out the 17th of Aug.

    Tammi H.

    I am believing that insurance AGAIN will have no probledff'ms reapproving me for the RNY revision. It will be a great blessing from God about this surgery, so I pray that I see the doc of th...

  • 10 week follow up


    Finally saw my surgeon today... what an ordeal but my barium swallow was ok minus confirming severe GERD.  Now i have to do an esophageal test and motility test. My surgeon said as long as m...

  • Its been awhile!


    7-20-17 Went to see my Dr for revision. He want to do distal rny. I have to do few things on checklist to get surgery approval. He will not touch the pouch....

  • Day 3 Update


    Surgery date 7/17/17  Highest Weight 415 Surgery Weight 375 Quick day 3 update. I am still on liquids right now, drinking water, protein shakes, sugar free jello, sugar free apple sauce and ...

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  • October, and now in July

    Tammi H.

    Hello fellow readers, if any? I was to have the gastric bypass revision back in Oct. but held off to see if I could lose any on my own with out going under the knife, well  I have been UNSU...