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on 4/9/12 12:13 pm - Romulus, MI
RNY on 04/25/12
Hello Lightweights!

My name is Susie and I will be having my RNY surgery on 4/25/12. What are the qualifications to be considered a lightweight?
My current pre-op weight is 215 lbs and I am 5' 4" my goal weight according to my surgeon is 120 lbs.
I was looking over your posts and the topics and would really like to be able to chat with other people that are willing to share their experiences.

I live in Romulus, Michigan and I am also looking for local WLS support groups.

Thank you and have a wonderful day!
Mandy R.
on 4/9/12 12:16 pm - Callahan, FL
Welcome to our little group, you will love it, all of these ladies are so supportive and drama free !

HW-298  SW-251 Loss/Month post RNY(1)-23.5,(2)-23.3,(3)-9.9,(4)-10.6,(5)-8.9,(6)-7.7,(7)-4.2,(8)-7.5,(9)-1.7,(10)-10.8*first goal reached*,(11)-6,(12)-1.3,(13)-0.3,(14)+2.9-*changed scales that weigh 2lbs heavier*,(15)-0.3(16)-4.7(17),+5.8(18)-1.5,(19)+4.4,(20)-+4,(21)-1.2,(22)+3.5,(23)


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on 4/9/12 12:37 pm - Romulus, MI
RNY on 04/25/12
Thank you for your response...drama free is always better. I live a very simple lifestyle, it works for me.
on 4/9/12 3:35 pm - Northern, CA
There's no hard and fast rule. Basically, if your BMI is in the 40-ish range or lower, then most people think you are "too small" for surgery so that makes you a lightweight.

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on 4/9/12 7:12 pm - VA
Welcome aboard!


5'1" -- HW 195/SW 187/GW 115 July 08/CW 121 Dec 2012

Starting BMI between 35 and 40ish? 
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on 4/9/12 7:39 pm - Madison, GA
Welcome!  Looks like you are in exactly the right place!  Best wishes with your upcoming surgery....I'm so excited for you!
  HW/SW/CW/Goal.....219  / 206 /  122 / 130

on 4/9/12 10:20 pm - PA
RNY on 08/11/11 with
Your surgery date is approaching fast!   Good luck!

Michigan is a great place - my DD lives in Ann Arbor and DH grew up in MI.
Consult:239   SW:217  1mo:195  2mo:182  3mo:169   6mo:139  9mo GOAL CW: +2 from underweight
Price S.
on 4/10/12 12:26 am - Mills River, NC
Welcome aboard.  Glad you found us.  Hang on for a wild ride. 

    LW-Apple-Gold-Small.jpg image by PlicketyCat  66 yrs young, 4'11"  hw  220, goal 120 met at 12 months, cw 129 learning Maintainance

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on 4/10/12 1:39 am - Romulus, MI
RNY on 04/25/12
Thank you to everyone for being so welcoming into your little group. I really appreciate your enthusiasm and support!

I am really looking forward to my new beginnings and I am very happy that I found all of you here on OH.

on 4/10/12 2:10 am
Welcome to the LW forum, will enjoy it here.

My dh & I lived in Monroe, MI for almost six years.


Duodenal Switch (Lap) 01-24-11 | Surgeon: Stephen Boyce | High weight: 250 in 2002 | Surgery weight: 203 | Lowest weight: 121 | Current weight: 135 | Goal weight: 135