Larry Hobson 3/2010 So far I have only dealt with the office staff, Colleen Bates in particular and she is great as what she does. If you have any problems and need help, she is the go to person.
4/13/2010 Ok, today I finally met my Surgeon Dr.Larry Hobson. All of the good things I heard about him are true. I was just beginning to get the jitters as I am approaching within the two week mark of my surgery. Dr. Hobson's bed side manner was great. He sat and took his time to explain the procedure in his terms, just to make sure I had a complete understanding. He was kind with the words he used to discuss my FAT. My mother tagged along for the visit and she too was put to ease with her concerns. I am confident in the LORD and the skills that He has placed in the hands and mind of Dr. Larry Hobson. I look forward to my day 4/29/10.
MAKING MY DREAM A REALITY!NEW LIFE WILL BEGIN....... Hi, I'm Kelly, I have just made one of the best decisions for my life. After attending a weight loss seminar with Dr. Titus Duncan and his group of surgeons (10/08). I have decided to have this wls believing it will aid me greatly in loosing weight. If you haven't gone to a seminar, well you must. All of my fears were removed and all of my questions were answered. I have been somewhat overweight since age 14. I have 4 children. After each child I lost no weight at all. This took me over to being obese. I AM READY FOR CHANGE !!!!
Hi everyone, it has been quite some time since I last posted and this post will explain why.
Well let me start off by saying I am down to 230lbs. My surgery date was April 2010. Yes I have
lost but not nearly what I had set as a goal. Even though I was very successful thru the holidays
with my eating, I have been unsuccessful with my exercise since then. So my results of that is that
I have been at the 230lbs since November. I recently started up my exercise again, walking 2 miles
a day (4 days) and strength building 1 day. I have made myself busy around the home with small
projects so that I am not sitting. However the weight still isn:t moving and I must day I am feeling
really down about it. I see so many success stories and I want to be one of them. I am feeling better
health wise and I am down to a 16/18 in pants. My expection is still to reach 150lbs. But I don:t know
how to get past this rut that I am in. I have even done the 5 day pouch. My home is in a shamble, no
job, car problems, family relationships are in a upheval, son possibly not graduating this year etc....
Everything seems to be slipping but that good old faithful FOOD is always around and a steady comfort.
I am wanting to build back my strong desire that I had when I was waiting for my approval. I am in need
of a lot of encouragement, prayers, and a buddy in the battle.....
Well I am doing good and feeling great! I no longer am taking meds for an ulcer, I found that some of my food choices were not good choices and that was the problem. Now I know that anything vinagery I have to stay away from (like salad dressings). So no more left side pains.
I continue to wrap my head around the mind control aspect. I have good days and bad days with that, but my pouch is the boss of it all. Even on my bad days I continue to make healthy choics of what I let enter my mouth. Now Exercise is another thing, I have a ways to go with making and keeping that as part of my daily routine. I have gone about 4 weeks without any at all except for the running around I do with my teens. OMG I have 3 teens, none of them driving, a 22 year old who's car engine just quit. And my life is running them around to do their life. We need at least another car and a few drivers licenses. LOL. So I decided the only way to fit me time in is to try to work out at 7 am. (when I prefer 10 am). Any other part of the day just won't work.
Well my GOOD NEWS is that I finally rewarded my self with a bit of shopping yesterday. My shirts have gone from a 4x down to a 2x and..... dadadadaaaaaaa..... my pant size from a 26/28 to an 18. YES that what I said..... So what did I do girls? I BOUGHT ME SOME JEANS....... WITH A ZIPPER.... AND NO ELASTIC and a design on the pocket...!!! I know ya'll understand my excitement. Can you say take those jeans off girl or at least buy another pair or too. I forgot how good it feels to put on jeans and to take them off at the end of the day. I even had a good friend who just returned from Africa for 7 months not recognize me.
I am ready for my size 12's next ... so the journey continues...
I haven't been online in some time to give my update. I have had a bit of a setback with some stomach pains on my left side. It seems to occur when I take my iron pills (that my diagnosis). My surgeon has put me on meds for an ulcer. So far, as I prepared for my approval my original weight was 310 lbs., my start weight (the day of surgery) was 286 and I am 3mo and a week out and I am down to 243 lbs. I feel like that is going a bit slower than I thought but I won't be too hard on myself. The tool is great, and I am sure with more activity I can get the ball rolling a bit faster. I am still on all of my meds and that is the part of the day that I don't like when I have to crush and drink. So, that is my goal, to hear those words, " you can stop taking those meds now". I am feeling better with more energy than before the surgery. My knees hardly ever hurt me these days, and I am sure with in the next 10 to 15 lbs I am going to have to buy new clothes. My goal for the year is to come as close as I can to the 100 lbs. mark.
Well things are going slow (to me) but they are going. Since the surgery I have lost 32lbs and inches. I can still fit most of my clothes, and I am now also fitting some of my clothes that I haven't worn in about 3 years. (Because they were a size or two smaller). My arms are taking form, and so is my collar bone. And guess what I have veins in my hands!! ;). I can't fit any of my rings any more, so I'll have to get them adjusted or get new ones one day later on. Girtals are my friends. My stomach has really dropped downward, and so are my thighs. I hope to be able to tone my muscles from here on as I continue to loose weight.
I have more energy, I sleep better, and I go to bed earlier from all that I do in a day. My eyes are still bigger than my stomach, and I like that. I am happy, life is good...... Thank you Lord!!
Well you know how we are all shapped differently. Some have (or had) it all in the hips and thighs (pear shapers) , and some the apple shapers. Well, that's currently me the apple shaper. I am loosing inches but from my neck chest, arms, hips and thighs, even my ankles. I have done crunches, water aerobics for the waist and weights. Can anyone share the secret to loosing inches from the WAIST please?
When Dr. Titus Duncan sang this song ( I will have a singing surgeon) at the end of the seminar for WLS, it actually sparked a fire in my heart that I can do this. I actually cried with joy. There was a kabang, that said yes Kelly, your prayer is being answered. I knew that my longtime dream and prayer of permenant weight loss was soon to manifest itself. GLORY TO GOD IN THE HIGHEST! I can't explain it, I just know a change was catapolted that would be the beginning of many changes in my life. The words for this song are below:
To dream ... the impossible dream ...To fight ... the unbeatable foe ...To bear... with unbearable sorrow...To run ... where the brave dare not go ...To right... the unrightable wrong...To love ... pure and chaste from afar...
To try ... when your arms are too weary ...To reach ... the unreachable star ...
This is my quest, to follow that star ... No matter how hopeless, no matter how far ...To fight for the right, without question or pause ...To be willing to march into Hell, for a Heavenly cause ...
And I know if I'll only be true, to this glorious quest,..That my heart will lie will lie peaceful and calm,
when I'm laid to my rest...And the world will be better for this:That one man, scorned and covered with scars,
Still strove, with his last ounce of courage,....To reach ... the unreachable star ...
Well I am excited to be at the beginning of a new journey for myself. It has been years of dieting with no lasting results.
And now I have a chance to be healthy and feel good about my appearance and live again. I can't wait to run and dance.
I can't wait to ride bikes with my children and climb a nearby mountain. I can't wait to shop at a regular store and wear real
blue jeans with a zpper and a belt and be able to see the belt. I can't wait to tuck in my shirt and not be worried about hiding my belly with a large suppersized shirt. I am at the very beginning of my process and I already can't sleep at night with excitement. I have researched, and asked myself all kinds of questions to make sure this is my answer and I do believe that it is. join me on my journey.........
As a child I was very skinny, and I didn't care for eating that much unless it was tuna and fries, or chicken and noodle soup. I was so skinny that like you my mom took me to the doc to see if I was ok. I would sit at the dinner table for hours before my mother would finally give up and get rid of my plate. When my mom remarried, my stepfather (who practically raised himself from friend to friends house after his mothers death when he was 13) had a different look on wasting food. After sitting for hours (usually 2) he'd look at my plate and say. " hummm, that looks like that would cost about .70
cents" . Yes, I actually had to pay him for the food I wasted. Over time my money became important to me and so I began to eat the food regardless of if I was full or not. I suppressed my feelings in food as I began to enjoy the taste and let my bank grow. The next thing I knew I was being fussed at for asking for a 3rd pork chop and grandfathers house. That is where the weight began to enter the picture. I have had a weight problem every since. I had a limited life of activities, just food and tv. This is all I have known and all I have done. This is how I have raised my children. This is why it is time for a change. A change for the better, not just for me but for my children also. We have to totally recreate our way of thinking about food, dealing with our emotions, turning off the TV and getting on the move.....
MY CHOICE, MY CHANGE, MY CHANCE !!!!!
For an inspirational story check out Big Will "yc3".