Last week at work we did an ice breaker. We had to describe our work year so far in 3 words. It was pretty entertaining, so I thought it might be fun to try it to describe our lives as WLS patients.
After your 3 words, you can elaborate a little to tell us more.
Here are a few examples:
Anyway, you get the idea! I will post mine below.
Here is mine!
Revision saved me.
I had my LapBand for 6 years and was sick almost the entire time. I aspirated acid in the middle of the night on my very first fill, and it went downhill from there. Even though I lost a lot of weight and kept it off, I was throwing up and miserable most of the time. I am so grateful for my revision to RNY!
For me it's a combination of: Really ******g hard AND Really ******g awesome.
VSG with Dr. Salameh - 3/13/2014
Diagnosed with Binge Eating Disorder and started Vyvanse - 7/22/2016
Reconstructive Surgeries with Dr. Michaels - 6/5/2017 (LBL & brachioplasty), 8/14/2017 (UBL & mastopexy), 11/6/2017 (medial leg lift)
Age 41 Height 5'4" HW 319 (1/3/2014) SW 293 (3/13/2014) CW 149 (7/16/2017)
Next Goal 145 - normal BMI | Total Weight Lost 170
I was always an outgoing person and did things even though I was morbidly obese...yes even joining bootcamp kickboxing at over 300lbs...but realized I was spending more and more time on the couch and the sidelines.... I realize even more than ever - now that I am on the other side- how true that was.
#choose joy #thebestisyettocome #lifeisanadventure #livinglifeoutloud
Reset button pressed.
I desperately wanted to go back to before I had gained weight and tell younger me all about carbs, intermittent fasting, and emotional eating. WLS has given me the chance to reset my metabolism so that I can use what I know now to stay a normal weight for life. It's as close to a fresh start as possible and I'm so grateful.
Height: 5'5" Pre-op 14 M1 23 M2 11 M3 13 M4 + M5 17 M6 9 M7 5 M8 3 M9 3
Below goal of 135 lbs in 6 months. Total 101 lbs lost, then 13 lbs regained and now losing again. New goal - maintain in low 120s forever.