- Username: Anewme2see
- Location: USA
- Member Since: 5/18/2009
- BMI: 49.2
- Surgery date scheduled
- Surgery Type: RNY (06/24/09)
- Surgeon: Paul E. Macik
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Surgeon TestimonialPaul E. MacikI had my Pre-Op today and I must say that Dr. Macik was in a very happy mood. Usually, he doesn't show expression or talk a lot, but he did today. I was very comfortable after leaving and getting everythng finalized for Wednesday. Tiffany and Honorae (nurses in the office) are fabulous! |
4 months Out on October 24, 2009 3:42 pm
Hey OH family. Today marks my fouth month after my RNY! I am proud of the progress that I have made thus far, but I must admit that it is a bit challenging. I am still only down 52 lbs. The scale has not moved in two weeks. I am 18 pounds shy of one of my goals, which is to be at a 70 lb weight loss or more at my 6 month mark. I am going to try to achieve this goal within the next 4 weeks.
I must say that my exercise program has slowed down compared to what I was doing in the first three months after surgery. I am looking for that initial "drive" that I had in the beginning. In two more months, I would like to see my body start defining itself. I am so ready to get that "coke" bottle shape! When is that coming? How can I speed up the process? I wonder if I can detox and put myself back on liquids only for a while? What do yal think? Oh well, just wanted to update you gus. Talk to you soon.
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3 Months Out on October 11, 2009 7:29 pm
Been a while since I have been on here, but I felt like progress was really slow. Well I had my three month visit and I am doing good. I am down a total of 52 lbs. Yeah! I can't believe the inches that I have lost so far. I must admit that when I look in the mirror, I see no change. However, when I take a look at my pics, side by side, I can start to see my transformation. I have posted my three month pics in my photos. I love looking at them. I have vowed to only take photos in three month intervals. So the next time I take photos and post, I should be a skinny minnie !
Also, during my 6 weeks and 12 weeks, I had not exercised as much as I did before and I fell into a little slump, but I went into Layne Bryant on Saturday and I have dropped two pants sizes! So that put a little spark and fire back under my feet. Like I said before, I am hoping to be down another 50-60 pounds by Christmas. Well OH, I gotta go. See ya soon!
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8 weeks out! Small Epiphany! on August 20, 2009 11:42 am
It has been a minute since I have been on this site. However, I just wanted to share that I had a small epiphany on Saturday, August 16, 2009. This was the first time that I put on a pair of jeans and had ROOM in them! I was so excited. I wore these same pair of jeans two months ago and damn near had to put on cooking oil to get them on. I did not even have to suck in to button them. I can't tell you the feeling that came over me. On the other hand, the scale is moving, but I feel as though it is moving slower than it should, but so many people are starting to tell me that I look good and they can see a difference. Some people are even telling me that my clothes look too big on me!
Well, this is all I have for now. I will keep working towards my goal. See all of you on the looser's bench!
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6 wks Out! on August 10, 2009 2:56 pm
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This has been quite a journey thus far! I know that I am still on the beginning of my journey and I have miles to go, but it has been just that...a journey. I can say that I feel more comfortable with the three meals a day now because I am able to eat baked tilapia. I eat it for all three meals sometimes because I know that I am getting in my protein that I need for the day. After much trial and error, I have finally found vitamins that I like, so I am finally taking all of my vitamins everyday!
Last week, I saw one of my co-workers who had not seen me since the close of the school year ( the first week of June) and she did a double take. She realized it was me and she came up to me and said that I looked really good and that my face was small ! Although I could not see it, this made me feel really good and then I saw two more people on different occassions and they said the same thing. For the first time, I took a pic of myself on yesterday and I noticed how much smaller my face was. I liked the look. NOW, I am striving for the rest of me to get smaller. I am anxiously awaiting my "Ah-Ha" moment. The moment when I can shop and buy clothes that are smaller.
I have decided that I will take pics every 6 weeks and I will keep you guys updated!
4 Week Post Op Update on July 22, 2009 7:04 am
I haven't been here in about 2 weeks. Within those two weeks, I have gone through a lot. Early in week three, I was extremely tired and fed up with liquids only
! I did not know what else to do. The only thing that I can seem to drink is water. I must admit, I had some days of relapse, where I ate or drank something that I wasn't supposed to. The amount of what I ate and drank were not to the point that it made me sick or have the dumping syndrome.....thank GOD
However, I am thankful for my friends and support system who have undergone this procedure before me and told me that I needed to jump back on the right track. They knew what I was feeling and told me NOT to do it again!
Well, today marks week 4 post op for me and my diet says that I can add honeydew melon, cantelope, and watermelon. While I am not a fan of honeydew or cantelope, I love watermelon. I am so glad that I can add something with flavor and substance to my diet. I will try a little today and see how my stomach reacts. I must admit, the hardest part for me has been sticking to the liquid diet. I am looking forward to week 5 and 6 when I can add some tuna and chicken salad to the diet.
On another note, I have to confess that I have incorporated more exercise. I have joined a water aerobics class that I absolutely LOVE
and I purchased a Wii Fit board that I will start using this week! I have lost a little more weight, but not in the double digits! I guess this will eventually change back!
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I am not really sure where to begin, so here goes.
As far as I can remember, I have always been the "thick girl" with the pretty face, personality, and friends. I was always bigger than my parents and my siblings. No one understood why because I was very active, playing volleyball, softball, dancing school, and loved to swim. I mean could swim like a fish! This was cute in elementary and somewhat in middle school. I can remember truning 13 and my mom taking me to the doctor becasue I had gained weight and the rest of the household was small. He told her that my body structure and metabolism was different than those of her and my siblings. He told her, don't worry, it could also be "baby fat" and this will eventually fall off.
Once I got to high school, I developed and gained a little more weight, but maintianed my weight because I was still very active. By this time, I was still playing recreational sports and was even in the marching band at school. Well, before you know it, 4 years had come and gone. All during this time, I never had an issue with self-esteem nor did I ever "FEEL FAT" or overweight. I went onto college where I reall begin to notice that I was gaining more weight as the years progressed. Away from home meant eating a lot fast food. Something that I did not get while living with mom! Before you knew it I was 5 years out of high school and heavier than I had ever been, but once again, never had a self esteem issue, still had friends, still had relationships, etc.
At 20 yrs old, I was pregnant. This was the first time that I could recall my eyes pooping out of my head when the scale read "225 lbs." Although this was pregnancy weight, I knew that if I had subtracted 20 lbs. I still would have been over 200 lbs. Each year I kept saying that I would do something about it. I tried, everhything you could think of weigt watcher's, Jenny craig, Adipex, and any other diet that was out there. NOTHING seemed to remain consistent. I would lose 10 lbs. then gain 15, lose 20 lbs., gain back 5 more. It was up and down, up and down. Now, low and behold, the years have gone by and the weight has piled on. No matter what I do, NOTHING seems to be consistent!
In 2001, I saw and read about Carnie Wilson, a celebrity who had undergone gastric bypass surgury. For two years after that, I did my research on the procedure and knew that I wanted to have this done. However, my issue was always with the insurance company. I can remember a lot of insurance companies saying that this procedure was cosmetic. Wel eight years later and more knowledge under my belt, I am happy to report that I am finally getting my procedure done. I am scheduled for surgery on June 24, 2009!