- Username: DebiMcK23
- Location: Aston, PA, USA
- Member Since: 3/15/2007
- BMI: 34.8
- Surgery date scheduled
- Surgery Type: RNY (07/18/07)
- Surgeon: Brian S. Boe, M.D.
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Surgeon TestimonialBrian S. Boe, M.D.Dr. Brian Boe was very attentive. He made everyone laugh a few times during out initial group consultation. I felt very secure with the infomation he shared with us as a group and also alone in our one on one meeting. I am still pre-op, but am happy with my decision to go with Dr. Boe and Barix Clinics.rn
- Travel - I love to travel, and look forward to flying iwthout a seatbelt extender
- Cats - I have a lovely cat named Smokey, he is my first child
- Meeting People - I am always interested in making friends, even if we just talk on the net
- Parenting - I am the proud mother of 2 beautiful boys, Craig age 5 and Ben 1 year
- WLS in your 30's
6 months, already??? on January 20, 2008 7:22 am
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I can't believe it has been 6 months since surgery. It has been a wonderful journey.
I am now fitting nicely in size 1x or extra large tops, and size 18 pants. When I wear something that is a size 20, people tell me I need to go shopping for new clothes.
A bunch of us went out Friday night, to this bar in West Grove called the Red Rose Inn. My cousin's band was playing and they had a dance floor, which was the only encouragement I needed to drive 45 minutes!!! Alot of folks that I hadn't seen in years were there. And my dear friend Mike couldn't stop telling me how great I looked. Then we would tease me and look around for my Gary. LOL
I danced the night away and my face wasn't beet red after 2 or 3 songs...
I still need to work on my exercise. I get on the eliptical at work but not as often as I should. I had hoped I would be down 100 lbs by my 6 month mark, but I am thrilled with a loss of 83 lbs. I know I need to kick up the exercise, especially now that I am at the 6 month mark and I can feel the weight loss has started to slow down. In fact, I have been at a stall for almost a month now.
We are going to Orlando in March, which should be alot of fun. I might even schedule a day at Universal Islands of Adventure, because I will probably fit in almost all of the rollercoasters now. Although I am not a huge rollercoaster fan, so fitting in the seats might be a disadvantage.
I bought a new bathing suit one of those slim suits that suck in EVERYTHING. it looks very cute on, but I can't breathe. Someone told me you should buy a size larger, but of course I got that info AFTER I had already ordered the suit... and I ended up getting a size 16, which isn't even a woman's size 16... but I can wear it, and I know it will fit better in 2 months time. lol
Trying the new weight loss chart on November 15, 2007 7:10 am
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I like the new Weightloss Chart on OH. I added all my dates and weights and it made a pretty chart. I will keep using it.
on to an update about me. I am down to 237 lbs. Yeah! I have lost 66 lbs so far, and have 77 lbs to get to my goal of 160lbs. Although I have to admit, the closer I get to my halfway mark, the more tempted I am to lower my goal... I have been playing with the numbers, and even made a ticket were my goal weight was 137lbs. 137 lbs is what I weighed the summer before 6th grade, when I started my menstral cycle for the first time... I hit those number again in freshman year of college, but that was when I was popping diet pills like they were m&ms. God, did I love Phen/Fen...
Anyway, my size 20 clothing are starting to get baggy, and the size 18 clothing with a little stretch are starting to look good... I can't believe it. I haven't been to the gym in a while, but that's only because Craig hasn't been going to karate. My 6 year old has MRSA, (but is responding beautifully to the treatment) but I can't take him to karate for 2 weeks and karate class is when Mommy gets to work out too.
But starting next Monday, I am back to my 3 days a week workouts! I promise...
16 weeks since surgery on November 5, 2007 9:34 am
It has been 16 weeks since my surgery. I am down 63 pounds, and loving life. I have been wearing jeans/pants in size 20, but only if they have stretch in them. Just bought a pair of jeans in a size 18, but I can't get them on it. I know it is only a matter of time though.
I need to get myself back on a schedule as to working out. I try to go at least 3 times a week, but sometimes life gets in the way and I don't make it all three times.
I know my husbands 15 year class reunion is coming up in a few weeks. Don't know if we are going to attend. But this time, it isn't because I don't want to!!! I would love to have an excuse to go out and get dressed up. And I feel so much better about myself since losing this weight. I won't feel like people are looking at him and saying why is he with that girl!
Now, I know I still have a long ways to go. I am not even halfway to goal yet. and Dr. Boe warned me that my weight loss was going to start to slow down. So in a few weeks, I might need to look back at this post and remind myself that I was in such a good place emotionally... lol
Right now, I am 20 lbs away from my wedding weight... and the lowest weight I have been in 10 years... I am 13 lbs away from having a BMI under 40... and 40 lbs away from Onederland...
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Again, I have been a bad poster! on September 19, 2007 12:36 pm
I can't believe I am already 2 months out. and down about 32 lbs since surgery! I am thrilled to be wearing a size 22/24 comfortably again, and I can't wait to move down another size!
Life is good, I still believe this was the best decision I have made in a long time, other than picking my husband of course! LOL
I am getting used to eating real food. Has some issue with hamburger last night. It was too dry, and I ended up puking again. But trial and error, right!
I still haven't experiencing dumping. I haven't touched sugar at all since surgery. In fact, I have been so good, it is depressing that the scale hasn't dropped more! but I will get there eventually.
I can't wait till my blood work next month. I am so excited to see the health changes. I also haven't had alot of wow moments yet, but I think once I am down a couple more pounds they will start coming too.
All is good, I am very happy, and I can't wait for Lorie and Gina to join me on the losers bench. I have known both of them for almost 20 years! back when we only thought we were fat! LOL
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Can't believe how long it has been since my last post on August 5, 2007 11:57 am
Time flies when you are recovering from surgery!!!
I am still doing very well with the full liquids. Most of the time I am getting in all of my protein and liquids... I did add small curd cottage cheese (Low Fat) to my diet. I can put some salad dressing on it, and it helps me feel like I am eating something real. I have been having trouble with all the sweetness from the protein drinks. I needed something with a different taste. and the texture isn't bothering me at all.
I have started that obsession with the scale. At around 2 weeks, I started to get on the scale 7 or 8 times a day. I know it isn't good for my mental health, but at the same time, I can't stop myself. I think I would normally be going into the fridge 7 or 8 times a day, so if getting on the scale stops me from eating somehting I shouldn't, well, I am willing to take that tradeoff.
We just found out my father has prostate cancer. He is going to have surgery in the very near future. My brother died from colon cancer in 2006, so it is rough to have another family menber going thru cancer. but my father's was caught very early, so he has an excellent diagnosis.
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My name is Debi, I am aboutto turn 37 years old, and I am in the process of getting insurance approval for a Lap Band procedure. I am going back and forth trying to decided if I should do the LapBand or the full Gastric ByPass. My family is not 100% behind my decision, and they are more behind me doing the less evasive lapband, so I will probably stick with that.