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Goals

Inspire my daughter to make better choices than I did.
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Start working on my WLS scrapbook!
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Be able to sit on the swings at the playground with my daughter!
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Go to my Orthopedic Surgeon and have him say WOW!
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Surgeon Testimonial

Nauveed Iqbal
What can I say about Dr. Iqbal. He is the best. From the moment I went to his office for a consultation I knew he had to be my surgeon. He never rushed any of my questions and he's always explained things in terms us \"normal\" people understand. He's always there with a smile or a joke. His staff is incredible. They've never made me feel like I'm bothering them when I call. He does insist that this surgery relies on teamwork and he vocally insists on you keeping your end of the bargain. He never balked when I asked about risks or mortalities or anything. He's very honest about the whole process. When someone asks about my surgery, I pull out his business card and start rambling. He's the best!
Member Interests
  • Parenting - I'm a stay-home mom to a beautiful daughter.
  • Scrapbooks - I love to scrapbook when I can find the time.
  • Home Improvement - My home will always be a work in progress. I love remodeling!
  • Sewing - I love to sew....anything!

lv2beasahm's Journey

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Describe your behavioral and emotional battle with weight control before learning about bariatric surgery.
I wasn't a huge, constant eater. I was more of the skip breakfast, skip lunch and huge dinner type. I couldn't understand why I kept gaining. Food and I have always had a love/hate relationship.
Latest Surgery Support Comments

  • Comment by John W. 5/29/07 12:11 pm
    Cindi, You have been an inspiration to all of the Maysters. I think that by your posts that you've shared, you have one of the most hectic schedules of us all. I'm glad everything worked out for you. I know this is late, but it does not mean that I did not have you in my thoughts and prayers. Have a great recovery and let the melting begin. John
  • Comment by Kathy4678 5/25/07 4:47 am
    You day is finally here Cyndi!! Good Luck with everything! I'm sure it will all go well. By the time you get home- I'll be in for mine. See you on the loooooosers bench!! Kathy
  • Comment by Mrs. Songbird 5/23/07 7:46 am
    I'm so thrilled that your day is finally here. Congrats. Kick up your feet and enjoy the ride.
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18 Months Post-Op.....Some Reflections
posted 11/26/08 11:08 am
Yesterday I celebrated my 18 month surgiversary.  Today I got a shock with my lowest scale number ever....133.8.  I never thought I'd stay below 140 let alone THIS far below.  It's kind of surreal.  If I see 132.9 on the scale I'll be exactly half my highest weight.  That freaks me out.  When I took the picture of Susie and me in my pre-op jeans it hit home how really HUGE I was.  I've literally lost Susie plus a couple pounds.  Un-freaking-real!  I'm still in size small or x-small shirts and size 4 jeans.  The 4s are a little big in the waist but I can't fathom being able to wear size 2.

I've been a little emotional lately.  Mark had what they suspect was a mild heart attack two weeks ago Saturday.  I won't go into it but he's home and well.  However, his doctors were not communicating and he was dangerously over medicated.  Funny enough, his weight was working for him.  But, all is well now.

I've definitely had my ups and downs in the last 18 months.  I've had little to no to negative support from Mark.  That's pretty evident in my posts here.  But, ya know, I did this surgery for me and not him.  He's pulled the old "you have a mental problem still wanting to lose weight" trick.  I'm not "trying" to lose weight.  It's happening.  Whether I like it or not, I "am" Cyndirella with no help here.  I'm completely run down.  I forget to take my vitamins.  I'm just not doing what I know I'm supposed to do.  I do have to get back on track for my own good.

So, at 18 months out I'm down 132 pounds officially.  It's been a pretty great ride.



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