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  • Comment by Randall Culpepper 12/16/08 2:28 pm
    Hi. I'm following up on my OWN coffee talk challenge of yesterday posting to some support pages. I realized I hadn't posted to your's! CONGRATULATIONS on your surgery and WEIGHT LOSS!! YOU GO!! So awesome! Have a blessed week!
  • Comment by robincgarcia 3/9/08 1:13 pm
    Charlotte - called and spoke to someone on your cell number the day of your surgery. Hope all is well.......... Robin from Texas
  • Comment by future former fat chick 3/4/08 5:01 am
    Congratulations on your upcoming surgery! I am post-op Laparoscopic RNY; my surgery was on 5/24/05. Anyway, I will be praying for you, and I know you will come through surgery with flying colors. Pretty soon, you will be a big ol’ loser!! I’m not going to tell you that the first few weeks after surgery will be a bed of roses because it was pretty bad for me. But today, I feel fine and the only thing that I regret is that I didn’t have surgery in 2004 when I first started researching it. So, if you find that you’re having a hard time coping right after surgery, please know that it DOES get better. Don’t ever hesitate to email me if there is anything I can do for you – even if you just need a pep talk! So here’s to you… may you have a successful surgery, improved health, energy galore, many “wow moments”, and fabulous before-and-after pics! God bless! Hugs, Tracy
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Ok so let me introduce my self... I'm 38 1/2 years old, I've been married for now nearly 17 years, with a 13 1/2 year old daughter, and 4 1/2 year old son. 

16 1/2 years years ago, I got on the scales and they read 163 ilbs. That was on June 1st, the day I got married.

From that day, I seem to have gained and gained.  Having my first child, I my weight got up too 236 ilbs. Never lost the weight, then nearly 10 years later, I had my son, weighing at 256 ilbs.  From there, i have just kept gaining and gaining.  Always looking for that miracle diet/pill..  Guess what! there's not one!

About 8 months ago, I started talking with people that I personally knew that have had the RNY surgery, and I started thinking about checking into it for myself.  From there, I met with Dr. Suggs and got the ball rolling.. My journey has been pretty simple.  Went through 6 months of documentation and all the paper work you have to do, and got approved 2 days from my last visit with Rosie my nutrionist.

From there, 2 weeks before my surgery, I get a call from Dr. Suggs office telling me that I'm going to have to pay alot out of pocket for my surgery.  $900 + for Dr. Suggs, $223 for program fee and that's not counting the hospital deductible that's going to be $500. 
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About my days!
February 27, 2008 11:49 am

9/23/08 Within 6 months & 18 days, I'm down 64 ilbs. yeah go me.  I am feeling so much better about myself and can actually cross my legs now... It feels gr88t to have become a looser!! And thanks to my bestest buds for all your kindness and support.

9/8/08: 6 month checkup today with Dr. Suggs.  Still down 60 ibs.  Stalling again of course.  Dr. Suggs inform me that the weight loss will slow up now.. and I was like.. Oh no... it can't becuse I'm already a slow looser..

9/5/08: 6 month Surgery-versary today.  Down 60 ilbs.. kindda slow looser here... But hopefully in the next 6 months I will have lost another 60 ilbs... Woohoo go me!

8/7/08: Rite now I'm really disgusted at myself... Up this week 2.5 ilbs.. Stalling and gaining too... Whatz up wiff this.. first time I've gained since my surgery.!!! HELP!!!

7/28/08: Well I made it through my 20 year HS reunion... What a Blast I had.. I'm so glad I went... Pics are posted... BTW: down 55.50 ilbs as of today....

7/17/08: OK you all have got to listen to this....Make sure your speakers are on.... click the link! God Bless America!

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7/16/08: Finally as of Monday, the stall is over after 3 long weeks... I'm down 7 more pounds as of today...


7/7/08: Here I am again.. whinning.. Still stalled at 233.. Man this is for the pits.. Went to Kenny Chesney, Keith Urban, LeighAnn Rimes, Sammy Hagar, Gary Allen's concert on Saturday in Nashville... SO much fun.. not to have to squeeze into those stadium seats for the first time... Not to mention that Jennifer from SugarLand showed up. Now I've got to start working hard for my Class Reunion on July 26th... need this 33 pounds gone by then... HELPPPPPPPPP!


7/3/08:  Well I'm back on track of stalling again.. I am only at 233 and have been for over a week now... What'z up with this??? HELP!!!


6/20/08: Weight at work this morning @ 8:15  was 233.5.. wooohoot... down 44.5 ilbs.. Starting to show alot of difference in my clothes.. Getting really baggy.. Trying not to buy new ones until I absolutely have too, but when you work in the public like I do, what are you suppose to do?


6/11/08 Well doc appt. was yesterday, 41 ilbs lost with his scales... Will have to say that he didn't fuss...Sheww that was a relief... but the hair loss has started as of last week and that scares me to deff... I'm open for advice... Know I need to eat more proteins...


6/5/08: 3 month anniversay today.  Lost 40 ilbs exactly by my scales here at work.. Will visit doc on Tuesday for true weight loss... sheww do i dreed it.. 'OH YEAH' HE'S GONNA FUSS... I know I would have lost more in the 3 months if I would have been walking more.... IT'S SO HARD....too thou....


6/2/08: Had a pretty good weekend.. Will have to say, that I really did'nt eat that much... just did'nt want anything... but the good news is ... Since Friday, I've lost another 3.50 ilbs.. woohoo go me...  Class Reunion Here I come... 



5/27/08: Weighed in at work again this morning and I've lost another 2 1/2 pounds since last week.... will have to admit that I really didn't eat alot this weekend due to being busy with boating and working cleaning out closets over the Memorial Day weekend.   

5/20/08: Ok since yesterday, I've lost 2 pounds.. Hopefully I will get alot of this weight off by my 20 year class reunion... which will be July 26th..... I would love to atleast hit the 200 mark by then.. but since I'm loosing so slow.. I doubt it.. errr


05/12/08 : Since Friday 5/9/08, Ive lost 2.5 ilbs.. yah!!!


05/02/08: Weighed this morning at 10:15 ; lost 2.5 pounds since April 30th from the scales here at work. yeaaaa!.. go me... finally... stall is beginnin to disappear, or atleast for a while.. Hope FOREVER...

4/29/08: Again.. no loss... Now I'm gettin bummed out!

04/23/08; Well I weighed again this morning here at work, and scales are not moving at all.. and that scares me... what am I doing so wrong not to loose.. this was one of my biggest fears, :"not being able to loose..." Yes I'm drinking the water.. or as much as I can.. and I'm walking...!! UPSET yup.. tat's me..

04/18/08: Been a few days since I've posted.  Weight loss is so slow..  weighed at my work today... scales read 159.. yeah! below 160.. but weight loss is so slow... that's a bummer... think it would help if i'd exercise and drink more..

04/07/08: Well i have updated my pic...  Felt kindda drained and tired this weekend.. Didnt do anything but lay around... No energy at all... 

04/03/08: Seen regular doc today.. he's doing blood test.. gave me some samples to help me sleep... guess we'll see if they work tonite.. woohooo.. sleep here i come.. "I HOPE"
BTW: down 20 ilbs by his scales....Hmm figure that...!

04/01/08: Dr. Appt. today with Dr. Suggs but he had surgery so I had to reschdule till next week... But I'm down 13 pounds and 20 oz.   From Feb.  I was 278 today I'm 264.8. Thought I would have lost more than that... BTW: BP is up.. Going to see my regular Dr. on Thursday for my BP.. Never had BP problems before untill now...

03/28/08: At work today feeling ok... Slept a little better last nite.. Rosie told me to try eating peanut butter w/ crackers be4 bed... Guess i woke up about 5 times.. but atleast I went back to sleep.  No weakness today.. or not yet atleast..

03/24/08: Today's not such a lovely day as far as my feelings... I'm a little weak today.. Having problems sleeping.. go to bed about 11 pm and wake up at 3 am and cant go back to sleep...Forgot to mention that to Dr. Suggs so I'm giving him a call.

03/21/08: Went to see Dr. Suggs today and I'm down to 269 but not sure the exact weight lost since I went to his other location.  Gotta go back in 2 weeks and weigh at Parkway where I normally weigh at.

03/17/08 :"Happy St. Patrick's Day" Well I'm back at work today like a dummy.. Had to have my gallbladder taken out this past friday.(3 days ago)... Man that was a pain I'll never forget.... Had the attack on Tuesday 3/11/08 and thought I was going to die.... I had lost 24 ilbs from Friday when I left the hospital after my RNY up to 2:00 am when the readmitted me becuse of my gallbladder.... Weak but I'm making it... Just trying to figure out what to eat is the hardest thing rite now.... Peeps had dinner today at work,, and that was hard not being able to eat with them....

03/04/08: Went to work, Had to do all clear liquids all day today.. and I'm telling ya.. It's ruff.. I'm about to starve to death... But Tomorrow is my bid day.. so I'm not about to blow it by eating... I'm still SCARED.. but not as bad as I was... Guess I'm thinking more about my belly hungry today... Gotta be there at the hospital at 6:00 am.. man that's early...

03/03/08: Went today for my pre-admit at 11:30. Spoke with the guy that will be putting me to sleep.. He seems really nice.... Made it clear to him that I have a terrible time waking up sick after being put to sleep.... Have to be at Parkway at 6:00 Wednesday morning.. Surgery should start about 7:30... I'm SCARED!!

02/29/08:  Happy Leap Day!!  5 days and counting..

02/27/08: 1 week from today is my big day! WooHoo!!
02/29/08:  Happy Leap Day!!  5 days and counting.. 02/27/08: 1 week from today is my big day! WooHoo!!

 5/20/08: Ok since yesterday, I've lost 2 pounds.. Hopefully I will get alot of this weight off by my 20 year class reunion... which will be July 26th..... I would love to atleast hit the 200 mark by then.. but since I'm loosing so slow.. I doubt it.. errr05/12/08 : Since Friday 5/9/08, Ive lost 2.5 ilbs.. yah!!!05/02/08: Weighed this morning at 10:15 ; lost 2.5 pounds since April 30th from the scales here at work. yeaaaa!.. go me... finally... stall is beginnin to disappear, or atleast for a while.. Hope FOREVER...4/29/08: Again.. no loss... Now I'm gettin bummed out!04/23/08; Well I weighed again this morning here at work, and scales are not moving at all.. and that scares me... what am I doing so wrong not to loose.. this was one of my biggest fears, :"not being able to loose..." Yes I'm drinking the water.. or as much as I can.. and I'm walking...!! UPSET yup.. tat's me..04/18/08: Been a few days since I've posted.  Weight loss is so slow..  weighed at my work today... scales read 159.. yeah! below 160.. but weight loss is so slow... that's a bummer... think it would help if i'd exercise and drink more..04/07/08: Well i have updated my pic...  Felt kindda drained and tired this weekend.. Didnt do anything but lay around... No energy at all... 04/03/08: Seen regular doc today.. he's doing blood test.. gave me some samples to help me sleep... guess we'll see if they work tonite.. woohooo.. sleep here i come.. "I HOPE"BTW: down 20 ilbs by his scales....Hmm figure that...!04/01/08: Dr. Appt. today with Dr. Suggs but he had surgery so I had to reschdule till next week... But I'm down 13 pounds and 20 oz.   From Feb.  I was 278 today I'm 264.8. Thought I would have lost more than that... BTW: BP is up.. Going to see my regular Dr. on Thursday for my BP.. Never had BP problems before untill now...03/28/08: At work today feeling ok... Slept a little better last nite.. Rosie told me to try eating peanut butter w/ crackers be4 bed... Guess i woke up about 5 times.. but atleast I went back to sleep.  No weakness today.. or not yet atleast..03/24/08: Today's not such a lovely day as far as my feelings... I'm a little weak today.. Having problems sleeping.. go to bed about 11 pm and wake up at 3 am and cant go back to sleep...Forgot to mention that to Dr. Suggs so I'm giving him a call.03/21/08: Went to see Dr. Suggs today and I'm down to 269 but not sure the exact weight lost since I went to his other location.  Gotta go back in 2 weeks and weigh at Parkway where I normally weigh at.03/17/08 :"Happy St. Patrick's Day" Well I'm back at work today like a dummy.. Had to have my gallbladder taken out this past friday.(3 days ago)... Man that was a pain I'll never forget.... Had the attack on Tuesday 3/11/08 and thought I was going to die.... I had lost 24 ilbs from Friday when I left the hospital after my RNY up to 2:00 am when the readmitted me becuse of my gallbladder.... Weak but I'm making it... Just trying to figure out what to eat is the hardest thing rite now.... Peeps had dinner today at work,, and that was hard not being able to eat with them....03/04/08: Went to work, Had to do all clear liquids all day today.. and I'm telling ya.. It's ruff.. I'm about to starve to death... But Tomorrow is my bid day.. so I'm not about to blow it by eating... I'm still SCARED.. but not as bad as I was... Guess I'm thinking more about my belly hungry today... Gotta be there at the hospital at 6:00 am.. man that's early...03/03/08: Went today for my pre-admit at 11:30. Spoke with the guy that will be putting me to sleep.. He seems really nice.... Made it clear to him that I have a terrible time waking up sick after being put to sleep.... Have to be at Parkway at 6:00 Wednesday morning.. Surgery should start about 7:30... I'm SCARED!!02/29/08:  Happy Leap Day!!  5 days and counting.. 02/27/08: 1 week from today is my big day! WooHoo!! 02/29/08:  Happy Leap Day!!  5 days and counting.. 02/27/08: 1 week from today is my big day! WooHoo!!

 

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My Story

Well my story is much like anyone else's on here. 

After I had my first child (Brittany) in 1995, my weight started creaping up slowly.  Throughout the years, I tried diet and diet, looking for that just rite diet to help me loose weight.. And even looking for the miracle pill, but guess what< there is not one....

Then after my son (Cody) was born in 2003, my weight was well around 230+ and started once again creaping slowly.  From never loosing over the years from my first child, then getting preggy 8 years later, shore enough put a strain on my weight.

I am 1 week from the big day, and I'm so scared.  My husband has not supportive of my decision to have the RNY surgery.  So I have went through 6 months by myself.  And to this day, he is not keyed on the ideal that I'm having the surgery.  Say's it doesnt matter to him, but it should, because this is going be a life changing expierence for the better. 

I pray that this surgery is the right thing for me to do and hope I do as well as others.