- Username: Dee.spunk
- Location: Sacramento, CA, USA
- Member Since: 1/2/2012
- BMI: 25.7
- Post Op
- Surgery Type: RNY (11/30/11)
- Surgeon: Judith Park, M.D.
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Surgeon TestimonialJudith Park, M.D.Dr. Park is amazing! She is extremely gentle and listens to you. She answers any and all questions and takes her time with you. I had my surgery done nov. 30 2011, at Kaiser in Richmond and she came in to talk to me before the surgery which went well. I had no complications at all. She also spoke at our 3 month appointment, she is very intelligent. She's a great surgeon and I'd do it again.
- Dogs - I love my chihuahuas! Travel everywhere with me. Even went to my surgery with me
- Cars - Cute cars! I love minis & beetles. Actually, I love VW's. They are great cars.
- Dancing - I love Zumba!
- Movies - Who doesn't like movies?!
- Music - I like cumbia, merengue, salsa, bachata... Pretty much anything I can move to!
- Karaoke - OMG!!! I absolutely love karaoke! I can't even sing, but I don't care!
- Camping - I have been camping every year since I was born. I will never miss a year!
- Education - I'm a teachers assistant, have been for ten years. Great job!
- Cosmetics - Love makeup! Especially MAC, Urban Decay and of course Lançome
- Semi - I use to drive a semi, back in my trucker days.
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Describe your behavioral and emotional battle with weight control before learning about bariatric surgery.
Like many others on here, I tried them all...from fad diets to cabbage water, i was tired of trying and failing over and over again.
Memorial pic, take two! on March 27, 2013 6:56 am
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I was trying to post these last night and it was giving me a hard time. So lets see if it works on here...
I'm down to the lowest I've ever been at memorial. I'm 140 this morning. Can't seem to move any lower than that. The lowest gas been 136, but I bounce around from that to 140. Today a friend walked uP to my hubby and whispered in his ear, "Don't tell your wife I told you this, but she's a keeper! Very hot! And nice of course, but she's gorgeous!' Always makes you feel good to hear someone say something like that!
Anyways, here's a few pics.
Hmmm... Can I post a pic from instagram? on March 20, 2013 11:44 am
I'm just wondering if I can add pics here from instagram... I'm gonna try!
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NSV at our circuit convention :) on March 18, 2013 9:07 am
I posted this on the forum, but, I had to save it on my blog too...
So this weekend we had a convention and a friend walked up to me and said she needed to talk to me. I was thinking, "oh-uh, what did I do now?"
So she starts out with, "I don't want to offend you but you need to know. When people lose weight..."
(Now I'm thinking she's gonna say something about my dress or something, thinking she's gonna say people start dressing sexier or something. Not that I think I'm sexy, that's just what went through my mind! Anyways...)
She continued, " when people lose weight, a lot of them get really snobby. I've known a few that have gotten very stuck up. But you haven't! Matter of fact, you haven't changed at all! You're still the same cheery person I've always known. You always smiled and you still do! I just wanted to commend you on a job well done and for not letting it get to your head."
I said thanks and told her that getting skinny was never the objective of the surgery. I just wanted to feel better. And I do! Boy do I! Anyways, here's a few pics... Don't know if it'll work, but if not, they're on my profile.
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I'm tiny? on January 21, 2013 2:58 pm
I went to buy a wig this past weekend. The girl who helped me kept making comments about my size saying things like "you tiny little thing," "you're such a cute little thing", "you're so tiny and cute", "you're such a little cutie", "any smaller and I'd have to put you in my pocket" and so on and so forth.(This lady doesn't know me and doesn't know I was 307 lbs before) I kept saying thanks but didnt know what else to say to her. The word tiny seems foreign to me.
My husband even noticed the comments. He said later in that she was flirting with me. I didn't see it that way, but, he's a guy, he would notice those things.
Lately, though, I have received a lot of comments about how "tiny" I am. I don't feel any smaller, and I haven't lost any weight. I've been between 139-141 all December and January. My clothes for about the same. Yet I keep getting the comments that I look tinier or thinner than before. One friend said, " I know I haven't seen you for a week, but it looks like you lost ten pounds since the last time I saw you. You're so tiny!"
Even my mom, who I haven't seen since December, said I look smaller (we face timed today. She's in Central America). She said, "stop losing weight, or when I finally see you I won't recognize you!"
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I started my journey 3 years ago, just kinda reading info and getting knowledge. I think the reason I finally had it was because I was having problems walking and moving. My feet hurt, I had broken both my arches, which was extremely painful, and my legs would fall asleep from the weight of my stomach being on top of them. I finally started my journey in July of 2011 and started the pre-op diet in august. I lost 73 lbs all on my own before my surgery! I knew if I could follow that plan, I could be successful with my gastric bypass.
I had my surgery on November 30th 2011. At first I was like, what have I done?! But after a week I started feeling normal. My 3rd week I stalled, and I thought, this isn't working for me! Oh no! But in the end I knew it was normal so just kept drinking and eating right. I lost like 20 lbs the first month, and thankfully I was on here a lot so I read everything and knew what I should be expecting. It was and is a great help. I hated the 2nd food stage. I couldn't stand anymore cream of "crap", as I called it. I couldn't wait to get outta that stage. I am now 3 months out and doing good. I haven't had any complications and I'm glad I had this surgery. I'm down 115 lbs altogether. Even now I see huge changes. My feet don't hurt anymore. My legs dont either. I can walk for hours now and not need to take any breaks. I can sit in booths, tie my own laces, I could even do pull-ups! It's been an amazing journey so far! I look forward to seeing the end results.