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Goals

Wear a bathingsuit in public and be proud!
17 People
 in progress, 
1 Person
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first, get below 200#'s...
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Go shopping in a regular sized store.
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16 People
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I want to get out of the X's (2X,3X)
57 People
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24 People
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To be able to make love to my husband w/the lights on!!!!!
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Surgeon Testimonial

Alejandro Aguirre M.D.
My first impression of Dr. Aguirre was pure comfort. From the moment we met I was at ease. The staff all worked with me very well and even though I hardly know any spanish they never seemed frustrated with me, it was like they understood exactly what I was saying...Dr Aguirre and the 2 other doctors have been to see me everyday. I would give him a 10 every time. My incision was sticted with such a delicate hand, I can imagine the scar will be hardly noticable once I'm healed. Dr. Aguirre promised me this one thing, that he can not promise that I wouldn't have issues with my surgery but he did promise he would take care of me, and he did just that..He expressed the importance of sticking to the diet in order to be successful. I would do this over again a million time.
chanakurtz's Journey

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Describe your behavioral and emotional battle with weight control before learning about bariatric surgery.
I never was an emotional eater like so many struggle with. My issue was always the inactivity. I would eat and stay in the same place, day after day. Not just at home but at work, the same thing. An office with no windows, and a master suite with all the ammenities. I was a big kid and the older I got, the bigger I got not to mention the weight gain behind 3 children..an abusive husband, dealing with my history of molestation and rape...all these "weights" made dealing with my physical weight very difficult.
Latest Surgery Support Comments

  • Comment by mrsmabrya 8/2/09 12:49 pm
    hey Chana..you should now be over on the post-op side..my day is tomorrow...wishing you success on the WL journey!
  • Comment by JustMeee0609 8/1/09 11:06 am
    Congrats Chana! Hope all goes well in your healing process, I hope to be joining you on the losers bench soon. Sending prayers for you. Linda
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3 years down and counting
posted 12/4/12 12:50 pm

Hello my fellow WLSers...Its been 3 years since surgery and I must admit I have maintained my weight just fine..however, I've been an emotional wreck...I knew this was going to happen however I had no idea the magnitude...I have been up and down, side to side and I still can't quite seem to gain momentum...I have so many business ideas and things I want to do but for some reason, I can't seem to get it together enough to complete anything...this year I completed and published my first book..well now what? Oh boy do I need help...so much so, I'm going back to my first love and going to attempt to finish my degree in psychology...if you do not know how this surgery is going to affect you...please consider strong support before going under the knife...it is crucial..

Next January I am planning on starting a support group in my office twice a week..I'm working on the curriculum now, those of us who have undergone the surgery know exactly what I'm talking about as far as support...nontheless, I promise to become more active in here...I pray you all are doing well!!!




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