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I am new to Lightweights forum

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on 4/9/12 7:13 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 7:16 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)


(deactivated member)
on 4/9/12 7:37 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 10:35 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.

HW - 225 SW - 191 GW - 132 CW - 122
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on 4/10/12 2:12 am - 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 4/10/12 2:39 am - 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 4/10/12 5:20 am - 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 7:26 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

Between 35-40 BMI? join us on the Lightweight board.  the Lightweight Board

(deactivated member)
on 4/10/12 8:39 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 9:10 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


on 4/10/12 9:43 am - TX
Hi Susie...Welcome to the Board.  I too am relatively new to this board.  I did not find it until not too long ago.  You will love this forum, the way it runs and the people on it.  Congratulations on your upcoming surgery date.

Kermit P.
on 4/10/12 3:35 pm
This is a great group and all are welcome.

Keep reading and checking in....I have learned so much from this group.

My grandparents were from Canton, MI, and I lived in Ann Arbor until I was 8.....great area!

Good luck!

HW/232       CW/145.2       GW/???