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Goals

Wear a "normal" size
29 People
 in progress, 
15 People
 achieved this
get approved for surgery and get to a healthy weight, finally!
177 People
 in progress, 
52 People
 achieved this
Surgeon Testimonial

David Dyer
Two years out from surgery and have maintained a 140 lbs weight loss -- Dr. Dyer was great to work with in this process. His diet plan and maintenance plan is strict but it works if you follow it. The support of the office and staff was wonderful too.
Member Interests
  • Animals - I am married with three kiddo's - 19, 18, and 5! Surprise!
  • Books & Literature - I love mysteries
  • Walking - Walking outside is my favorite exercise
  • Swimming - I use to swim when I was young and cannot wait to do it again.
  • Antique Shopping - I love the flea market and anything old

Latest Surgery Support Comments

  • Comment by Cyndi M. 1/30/07 7:03 pm
    ~~~~~~CONGRATULATION S ON YOUR UPCOMING SURGERY~~~~~~ (Everything in our lives happens for a purpose and that purpose is to prepare us) May God give you courage, strength and guidance throughout your new journey. You are about to embark on the most amazing transformation of you MIND, BODY and SOUL. Your big day is almost here, this is the day, your new life will begin, I cant promise it will be easy, cant say it will be hard, I can say that with all the complications and everything I had to go through, It was well worth it. I have never felt better in yearsss, I’m off all medications, have sooooo much more energy. So if you hit a bump in the road, hang in there and remember it will alll be worth it in the long run. Sending Prayers your way that the Lord will guide your surgeon’s hands. May the guardian angels wrap their loving arms of protection around you during your surgery and recovery. Remember your not alone in this journey, many of us have been down this road, we are here to offer love and support. Looking forward to hearing from you on the loosing side. Huggs and Prayers Link to my profile 8-19-04 surgery date weight 297.5 height 5f 2 -121 weight losss http://www.obesityhe lp.com/member/faith4 ever/
  • Comment by judyanne 1/28/07 9:15 am
    Thursday is your day! Just remember you are on the journey of a lifetime. Try to enjoy every minute. It may sound weird now, but know that you are cared for and prayed for here, and all too soon this will be but a memory and you will be an inspiration to someone else. I am waiting for you on the losers' bench! ~ JudyAnne
  • Comment by LavenderLoco 1/25/07 11:29 am
    Wishing you a smooth and safe surgery, speedy and easy recovery and all the best as you begin your exciting, life-changing journey. Many Blessings! ~Lavender
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Fall Update
posted 11/10/12 5:57 am

Well, it's fall and I remember last year I was heading to goal weight.  It's crazy to think that in a month it will have been two years since surgery!  How my life has changed!  For the good, for the bad, it's still life, even when skinny.  Ok, so here's where I am -- I have actually lost weight these last few months.  I weigh now 125 lbs.  --- CRAZY to think since my goal weight was 140 lbs.  I will say that the recent loss has been due to stress and I do need to gain back those six pounds at some point.  I feel bones and it's a weird feeling.  I am a size S or a 4 -- never in a million years did I think that would happen!  I have more clothes than I know what to do with and I get to wear my dream clothes -- always imagined wearing jeans, boots, and cozy, cute sweaters and looking good!  Love dressing up and going to parties -- went to my brother in law's wedding in September and wore a fitted silver off one shoulder dress that was amazing!  I felt like a princess!  Now, there are some things to remember about this surgery.  I have found that the study they did on drinking too much in the second year is true.  I had found myself having wine every night to unwind or go to sleep.  Previous to surgery, I could not drink too much as my body had it's own stopping signal where the drink would all of sudden taste awful and I would stop.  Not now, instead I have found that I want more after a glass or two and that is not good.  So, watch the alcohol use.  I have never been prone to anything more than social drinking but I could see a habit starting to form.  On to eating,  I still eat small meals throughout the day and do protein as much as possible with fruits and veggies as tolerated.  I have been living with a lot of stress over the last three months so eating has not been my priority.  

I still take my supplements and vitamins.  Trying to keep healthy is important.  The home life has gone through drastic upheaval and I am now a single mom of three kiddo's.  The hubby has gone through so much himself and has had a breakdown of sorts.  Didn't even realize to what extent until recently.  I still love him a lot but have come to the conclusion that I cannot be responsible for him.  It's been hard but a long time coming.  So, just losing weight and looking good doesn't stop life from happening.  Therapy is essential in this process -- coping with life isn't about mac n cheese anymore and neither is about wine.  It's about learning healthy ways to keep the stress at bay.  I have found in the last few weeks walking to the park with my little one and the dog helps me.  Projects around the house helps me.  Writing in my new journal helps too.  And always, God and faith give me hope.  That's my update for now.  Keep losing out there and God Bless YOU!




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