- Name: "LADYbug-j" L
- Username: jbug32007
- Location: Laurel, MD, USA
- Member Since: 1/29/2007
- BMI: 44.0
- Surgery date scheduled
- Surgery Type: RNY (03/20/07)
- Surgeon: Peter Liao
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Surgeon TestimonialPeter LiaoMy first impression of Dr. Liao, A Calm & cool demeanor, but yet confident with his knowledge of knowing so much about \"Gastric Bypass surgery, which made me comfortable and at ease. He is very professional & organized. During my hospital stay, when he ordered certain things to be done? and \"If\" the hospital staff, didn't comply in a timely fashion he took, matters into his own hands, and got what needed to be done and completed, Done!! I do remember that much. He is a no- non sense type of Doctor. Dr. Liao's weight management staff is Great!! Friendly, organized pretty good, and professional. Two really smart Nurse Practitoner's Aretha & Kate. The Nutritionist, Anne is wonderful too!! even down to the greeting staff, in the weight management ctr. were friendly & nice, during my many office visits. I was extremely \"Blessed\" to have a Excellent weight management team, who is so knowlegable in bariatrics. What did I like least about Dr. Liao? At times he seems too rushed? What should future patients know about Dr. Liao? That \"he\" is is Good!! at what he does!! Dr. Liao's program does have a good after care program & he emphasize's the importantance of follow up, after \"wls\" The after care program seems to be very structured, although I'm just a little over a month post-op. I have a six week Post-op appt. scheduled. How did he address the risks of surgery?? Clearly & calmly. I would rate Dr. Peter Liao?? \"Cream of the Crop!! His, Bedside manner is a some what serious demeanor & straight to the point, of taking care of business!! Surgical competence? \"Oh He know's his stuff!!\" Did I say that already?? ;-) |
Who was I fooling?Not the scale for sure!! on March 8, 2013 1:37 pm
I've been battling this wt. "Seriously" for weeks now. However the scale has been mean to me, down, up! up! down... finally again!
I will admit, I really need to get "moving with the exercise!! wt. loss and it go hand and hand. Meaning no real success with one, without the other, and I will honestly admit, I did a little something, but..... I really have to step up my game!! It's just that I hate it with a passion. I remember going through this after surgery,wt. My initial loss was a little slow, but once I really moved my ASS!! the wt. did begin to melt off literally. That honeymoon faze is forever gone! I have to do this now!!
So what part did I not understand!! ...........it's not going to work, as well with out it for sure. I know, this, that's why I said; "who was I fooling"
only my self and then getting angry & mad. So today, it was on.......I pulled that "step" back out, and, let me tell you, I have this really high impact step video, it is so old. from the 90's. but it's the bomb.com. I mean I thought I ran 10 miles or something. I could not finish the whole work out, today, but that day is coming when I will once again master doing it all!! but today, Whew!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! was not the day. I have to build my self up my endurance for sure. It is really serious! and so am I about getting this forever.........60lbs. off. Well now my ticker says, 55.5 lbs. but that's up to ultimate goal of 185lbs. the 1st-goal is getting to onederland!!! I can't wait to take that picture of how everyone does it of the scale reading 199..... Yeah that's going to be me!!! Okay so with that being said, the scale can make or break a persons flow, therefore, I will not weigh in again until March 20, 2013, which is my anniversary date of wls.
I read a thread, that said- Protein & Exercise! is the key. I was doing well with my food choice and so forth, following a low-carb moderation, but i left out the most important part of losing wt. EXERCISE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Can not lose wt. without, doing and incorporating it in for sure!!!............ so let me stop fooling my self, because that beloved scale was not lying to me!!To all you "newbies" you gotta move to lose! I so knew this already, I was just being lazy, because I hate exercise. So with that being said, it ON.....................keep you posted for sure. It's going to be a lifetime battle for some of us? And I except this, but I have to do my part to help my self be as healthy as possible. Gaining wt. after wls. does and can happen. But honestly ask your self, am I doing what I need to do? only we can. Or at least try! so that's what I am doing, I am trying to lose wt. again with no revision, I can imagine, some do, I am not judging, to each's own. For me it's just not an option, and I do not consider my self a failure either, just struggling through the battle. wt. as I have been doing for most of my life.
Peace and much luv, jbug ;-)
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It's a start!! 8lbs. gone ;-) on February 20, 2013 7:10 pm
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A battle for life is what I will call it. For now, I look forward to "seeing" how much wt. I can loose before my sixth yr. anniversary.
March 20th. For now this is the life I am living. Life after wt. loss surgery. Gained wt. & trying to loose?????????? HELP...... What is different now?? a whole lot?
I need to be here right now, to see my self through..THIS Journey now!! I graduate next yr. and truthfully, my dream is to be at goal? well my new goal of 185lbs. Some folks start there? but I came from the REAL-big girls world of : 354lbs. being my higest wt. shortly b4 surgery. So to weigh one-hundred and????????????? what?? anything will work. I came from the 350-LB. plus club. and that's the real heavy wts. People having surgery at 220, makes me want to puke!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (sorry, not to offend, I'm just keeping it real. ) but if I could have lost it at 220 b4 wls, then how did I end up there in the first place. I had a co-worker say... she gained 3lbs. I wanted to slap her?? to her, 3lbs. was like 3 inches for me! but in her mind it was thirty lbs. right??
60lbs. wt. loss is better than 170lbs. right?? Oh yeah. Bitter sweet. Now just get there.
Down 8lbs. What did I expect in almost two wks. 80?? All I can say is right now I am a work in progress. But we always want it NOW!
I no longer have any friends from my time, six yrs. ago. 2007?? A year I will never forget. So I am in search of new friends, to support me on my new journey of wt. loss. NO REVISIONS-here. Only using the tool that I have had along, but got to comfortable with. Honestly it does happen. What made me wake up was the scare of a 40lb. gain, Thankfully to find out it was 25, but as I said before, wt. gain is that wt. gain. So as the song says'"Let's get it started!!" and I have. I am content with my low-carb moderation. Doing my Protein shake and everything, just like b4, why did I stop? I am not really sure?
I will be incorporating some exercise here asap!!. treadmill, a walk/run, Jump rope? and I love to walk out doors. It's cold but spring is just around the corner.
Here is the catch- Always knew what to do, but actually doing what makes it happen..... is the KEY!! so I will blame no one except my
self. And when I finally make it, to my first goal, I will pat myself on the back.
I plan to "vent" until that sweet day! I have been looking to get there for yrs.!! Six yrs.
Chat soon, for now at least a wkly. vent/post!! I need you right now OH!
I AM BACK!! & this is so urgent!!
40lb. wt. gain? Weight gain is weight gain!!! on February 10, 2013 5:36 pm
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Thankfully it's really 25lbs. but "thinking" it was 40lbs. got my attention big time!!
My surgiversary is coming up!! March 20th. I will be 6yrs. post opt. Wow! is all I can say. I have been living too good, and past being too comfortable with eating & no exercise, so all you pre-opts. watch out for this kind of behavior. It's real easy to slip into. My honeymoon of wt. loss ended yrs. ago. I have only tried to loose again about 1 1/2 ago WW. but did not work for me! so I did what was easy and gave up.
Honestly---------I will never be able to consume the amounts that I was able to post surgery, but I can eat a lot right now. Since I had the 40lb. scare!! let's call it, that!! got me to wanting and seriously committing to SERIOUSLY trying again. It's always a battle. Remember that if nothing else. I am going to go back to one of my old faithful diets of low-carbs!! I was saving the best for last. ( I guess!!) Know this; weight loss will not happen without ............. MOVING!! okay call it beloved exercise, so I am going to get back on my treadmill, walk/jog, & I love step aerobics!! I will be back on the board for support of any type, keeping anyone interested posted on my progress! I am trying to be positive is all. So let's end like this for now! And the "JOURNEY CONTINUES!!!" it never stops really.
I will try to post wkly. of how the journey is going??
Peace & Love, jbug ;-)
Wow!! YES....5 YEARS!! & It's my anniversary!!... on March 21, 2012 3:13 pm
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I am day late & thousand... dollars short!
Wow it's hard to believe but the time has come to me being 5 yrs. post op.
Wow, is putting it mildly. And recently people have been saying it looks like I am loosing? and a friend who had not seen me in a long while, said I was maintaining my wt. loss well?
I am shocked! I never made it to my own personal goal, it's my own fault, but I still want to get there? How is the question?
I have not weighed my self in a long time, I was too afraid, but I may soon?
My down fall was my beloved "apple martini's " that stomped " continued wt. loss. I must post a pic as soon as possible I promise, I just got a hair cut for the spring baling time! High-lites and all.
I just wanted to say hello!! My son & I are surviving as the song goes! I am still pushing my way along with school via-on-line and working 7 days, a wk. not by choice. And raising my love child! Jaden James! he will be 3!! in June.
I promise to post a pic of us both real soon! it's been too long, but OH will always be my friend! always!
Peace & Much love!! jbug ;-)
Five year anniversary coming up!! Wow........ on January 14, 2012 9:22 pm
This coming March will be my fifth year surgiversary!!! Wow..... I have yet to reach my own personal goal, and that would be to loose right now about 50-60lbs. Will I ever? I can honestly I have not tried to loose for a while.
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But I still want too!!
I was thinking about getting back on board with my protein supp. and eating healthier as they say?? but we are two wks. into the new year, and I have not as yet, but..............at least I can say I am thinking about right? I am here still. Battling the buldge, & for the record it never ends! sad to say but true.
Life is keeping me more than busy! I did pass both my beloved math courses, this pass summer! Amen to that!
My son is doing well, grownig and changing almost daily! He will be 3 in June? What?? lol....
I too am doing well, with my hectic schedule and so forth, but God gives me the strength to endure it ALL...
I may step it up and gear up for spring, since it's so cold outdoors, I can stay indoors and do walk away the pounds? Well I have been thinking about it, I can say that much. Let the journey continue! I will try to update more frequently.
Everyone have a blessed and prosperous new 2012!! & I hope good things happen for us ALL!
Peace & luv, jbug ;-)
Hello!! My name is " "LADYbug j " but " you can call me "jbug" and this is my story:
I'am a 37 year old (SBF) I have been thinking about "wls" for about two years and officially started my journey, April 2006.
As a child I was skin and bones (go figure huh?) As an adolescence I started to develop early, before my friends, with hips and bust. Over the years I gained weight gradually? In my early twenties, I had gallbladder surgery. Which is the organ that helps break up your fatty foods in the digestion system. The doctor cautioned me that I would have to be on a low fat diet for the rest of my life!! . Shortly after that, my weight increased over time. Like everyone else I tried all types of diets and fads to lose weight. I would always lose weight on the diets, but was never able to maintain, and of course I would re-gain all my weight and plus more!! This cycle went on for years. The most successful diet for me ever, was the Atkins, with that diet I lost 60lbs. within a few months. I was looking and feeling great!! In the beginning I was under Doctor's care to monitor my cholesterol levels and any other health issues. The Atkins diet has gotten a bad name. We all know any diet will work "If" we can stick to it, I will admit because I was always so impatient with weight loss, The Atkins diet gave me what I wanted. "Results!!" I was loosing weight, muscle, fat, water, tissue I didn't care the scale was moving down quickly, and I loved it, but all good things come to an end! I got stressed on the job and couldn't cope. I continueously kept getting off track. I lost that battle!! :( A low carb. diet does work! I said "low carb. not "NO" carbs. If all goes well with my surgery, I will do low carbs. again, in moderation. I was a true "Atkins Kid" My sister used to call me, the"carb. police" Anyone can and may, bad mouth Atkins all they want. Atkins worked for me, and I loved it. So you may say why didn't I go back to it?? I did repeatly, how many times I tried and tried. Atkins for Life!! Okay enough of that.
Did I metion that I work in a Bakery? Don't worry I used my will power then and I will use my will power again!! As I said, I started thinking about "wls" two years ago, I had a false alarm preg. and decided after I got my results back, not PG. I would seriously look into having surgery. My family was against it originally, a year or so later I metioned it again, and they were a little more supportive of me having the surgery. For approval, from my health insurance carrier a "wls" canidate must be in a weight management program for 6-months to a year. I searched for a weight management program for a few months, I found a program, and my journey began. I lost my patience more then once and wanted to give up, but two really good friends, encouraged me to "hang in there" with everything. After getting really fraustrated yet again with all the test, and red tape!! It was then that I turned to God, and prayed for patience with everything going on in my life. Including my mixed feelings about "wls" Finally!!! I got a tenative date? I am so excited & scared too!! because I do really want this to happen for me. At times I can't believe it may actually really happen? and at other times I still worrie over it? I will continue to pray, over it as well :) For me it will not seem real until I'm driving to the hospital the morning of surgery, or when I'm in the hospital bed getting ready to go under perhaps that's when I'll know it's really happening? I will continue to pray that it does!! & It really did!! On March 20th 2007!! Amen!!
Thanks!! for reading my story
"jbug" :) Ladybugs are Good Luck, I wish You!! Luck on your journey!!!
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Before "wls"& After!!