- Username: MzNeke
- Location: Cincinnati, OH, USA
- Member Since: 10/20/2011
- BMI: 56.2
- Surgery date scheduled
- Surgery Type: RNY (05/22/12)
- Surgeon: George Kerlakian
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Describe your behavioral and emotional battle with weight control before learning about bariatric surgery.
I have always been the "BIG GIRL" with the pretty face. I've often heard, "Yes, you are a big girl, but atleast you have a pretty face". I've been overweight since I was about 12 or so but weight nevr got in my way. I had very low self esteem as a teenager. I always got picked over by the guys at my school and even at church. They always went for the skinny girls. It wasn't unitl I came into adulthood that made me realize that I was a beautiful women, inside and out, even with my extra pounds. I've tried just about every diet in the book, loss a few pounds, and regained it all and then some. The bigger I've gotten these last couple of years I felt my self confidence almost totally diminish.
Getting My Mind Right....for Change. on May 5, 2012 10:32 am
Hello everyone! Just wanted to update and communicate! I have 17 more days until the big day! (no pun intended). Right now I feel cool about everything. At this point I'm not too nervous or fearful, I'm just in the process of getting everything organized and ready to go. It's almost so surreal that my life is going to finally change for the better. Being overweight since my preteens, I've always envisioned myself being an average sized person ...and it's going to happen! I've been doing mad research! I'm on my third Gastric Bypass book. The books as well as various websites have really prepared on the good, bad, and the ugly. Still I will press on because I have a goal and destination to meet! Everytime I second guess my decision...the pain in my joints and bones remind me that I am on the right track. Failure is not an option!!! I tried my 2 week presurgery diet a week early, and I did good really good with a few cheats, but I got my self a head start any way. It prepared me with getting my mind right! That's my goal for the next few weeks is to get my mind wrapped around the fact the past 34 for years of my life of eating will be gone and the rest of my life will change. But Change is good. Change will enable me to fit into normal seats. Change will enable me to buy clothes smaller than a 28/32/34/36 Change will enable me to take my 20 mth old daughter to park and run and around and play with her. Change will enable me to be the me that I know I am inside! What will Change do for you?
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UNJURY TOTALLY ROCKS!!!! on April 22, 2012 9:58 am
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For anyone who is PreOp like me, or even PostOP, and looking for an awesome fantastic tasting protein shake, UNJURY Classic Chocolate rocks!! I was a bit apprenhensive to try the protein shake after I left my last preop dietician appointment. I kept looking at the little brown bag filled with protein shake samples, but I was scared to try it for the fear of nastiness. I don't do nasty well! (like my Multivitamins...yuck) If something doesn't taste good, I'm less likely to use it. Praises be to God, when I open up that pack, poured it in my 8 oz of (whole) milk, shook the bottle and took a sip, I was in Yummy Protein Shake Heaven! Whooo hooo! I was like, "Yay, I can do this"!! I was so excited that I called my bestie who is 2 years almost post Lap Band surgery and told her of my good news! She had problems with taking her protein shakes, so she was happy to hear of a new possiblity for her. So if you're trying to find a great tasting protein shake, hands down, UNJURY is the way to go! It has 20 grams of Protein. If you add Skim milk or Soy milk, you'll get 28 grams of Protein! Hope this helps someone!
Approved!!!!! on April 21, 2012 11:30 pm
Yay! I was approved by my insurance company for RNY last week!!! I was so estastic that I laughed and cried tears of joy! This has been a long time coming and I'm so grateful! I know that challenges lay ahead of me and although I believe that I researched this to no end, I'm still a bit fearful. Even through my joy and apprenhensiveness, I know that I'm making the right decision. It's either do or die for me, ( not literally) but I have to do something to change my limitations and now is the time!!!
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