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Joseph E. Podany, M.D.
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Tammy Douglas's Journey
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Describe your behavioral and emotional battle with weight control before learning about bariatric surgery.
Yo-Yo life long
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Started at 5'3/5'4 and 310 pounds on July 31st 2006. BMI: 54.9
Recommended book to read before surgery: "before & after" by Susan Maria Leach.
Aug. 8-294 BMI: 52.0
Aug. 24- 285 BMI: 50.4
Aug. 27-282 BMI: 49.9
Sept. 4-280 BMI: 49.5 Est. One month
Sept. 9-276 BMI: 48.8
Sept. 12-273 BMI: 48.3
Sept 18-271 BMI: 48.0
Sept. 20-268 BMI: 47.4
Sept 21-266 BMI: 47.1
Oct. 4-260 BMI:46.1 Est. two months
Oct. 19-254 BMI: 44.9
Oct. 21-253 BMI: 44.8
Oct. 26-249 BMI:44.1
Oct 29-248.2 BMI: 42.9
Oct. 31-246.2 BMI: 43.6 Three months
Nov. 5-241.6 BMI: 42.7
Nov. 11-240 BMI: 42.5
Nov. 18-237 BMI: 42.0
Nov. 25-235 BMI: 41.6
Nov. 31-232.4 BMI: 41.1Four Months Men's size 44 pants and women's size 24
Dec. 5 - 230.2 BMI:40.7
Dec. 7 - 229.4 BMI:40.6
Dec. 9 -228.2 BMI:40.4
Dec. 10 -227.6 BMI:40.2
Dec. 15-226.2 BMI:40.0
Dec. 16-225.0 BMI: 39.9
Dec. 17-224.4 BMI: 39.7
Dec. 19-223.6 BMI: 39.5 I put on (standing up) a men's pants 42 today!
Dec. 26-220.0 BMI: 39.0 Wore the 42's today.
Dec. 30-31-219.2 BMI:38.8 Wore Miss Jr. size 21 and Miss Jr. Size 18 FIVE MONTHS
Jan.4-217.6 BMI:37.2 Seven more pounds to go! to 100 pound lose.
Jan.6-216.0 BMI:37.0 Six pounds to go to 100 pound loss. I swam for the first time since surgery. I joined a health club.
Jan.7-215.4 BMI:36.9 Five pounds to go to 100 pound loss.
Jan.10-213.6 BMI:36.5 Three to go (100 loss). 63 pounds to Goal. (150)
Jan.15-210.8 BMI:36.0 100 POUND LOSS SINCE SURGERY!!!!!!!
Jan.19-209-BMI:35.9 101 pound loss
Jan.21-208.8 BMI: 35.7
Jan.24-207.8 BMI: 35.5
Feb.1-204.0 BMI:35.0 SIX MONTHS POST-OP
Feb.16- STILL 204.0 First plateau
Feb.20-200.4 BMI: 34.3
March.19-197-203 STILL...... GRRrrrrrrr
March.22-194.6 Lose finally but had tooth extracted and can't exersice for several days. This Sucks!
April.27-186 to 190 still stalled here (fluctuated)
April.29-This morning I was 186 and this afternoon I am sure to weight between186 and 190.
May.3-186-189 (picture Below) Size 12m tight or baggy 14m
May.11-185-191 I graduate tomorrow with my BA degree.
May.26-182- Thats so Cool I am fininally lossing But for how long?
June 11-179 pounds. A loss of 131 pounds.
June 16- 177.4 A loss of 133 pounds. 3 pounds to overweight.
June 18-176.4 --- --- 134 down 2 pounds to overweight and 27 pounds to Doctors goal. I wear a size 12 jeans But can also wear slightly tight a size 10 Regular. Sizes for women are crazy. 14W,14m... nOW ITS 10 M and 10R and 11 Jr.... This is so fun. As for shirts I still wear shirts that are too big a L and XL. They are just so comfortable. I'll try on shirts soon and find out for sure what I wear. My hopes are to be an 8 by July 30th. I hope to be closer to goal. But I hear that you have 18 months to loss the weight. So since I am finally lossing again and am in a size 10 I should be able to make it. I have also noticed that one pound or even a half a pound when your smaller is a lot of weight. It can make the difference between one size and another. What a wonderful and interesting journey this has been.
June 21- 175.8 and counting.
July 05-175 Day Time weight. I am not really moving in weight right now. It is hot here and I wonder if I am not moving enough water or what. I will keep track and hopefully I will continue to loss. It is fustrating to be not reallu over weight yet during the day. That four pound fluctuation really gets me. These days I am often sad. I am really struggling with the emotional effects of drastic weight loss and the loss of food and figuring out what it is I need to do to just live a life where weight is not the center of attention. Yet I want this weight off so SOO SOOOOOO soooo bad. I need to loss no less than 23 pounds. I am also ecited to see finally the huge HUGE difference I see now in what I was verses what I am now. I so need to figure out how to get in excersises. I am so weak. I have lost so much muscle mass. I need to figure out how to get to my goal so I can work on muscle development.
July19-167 and still lossing. Slow but happening. I have a total loss thus far of 143 pounds and a goal of a loss of 28 pounds in the next 6 months. I then hope to stablize and seek out plastic surgery. Who knows though.
July 25-165 and still going. 10 pounds away from being HALF THE WOMAN I WAS... LOL... and 25 pounds to MY goal!!!!!
July 31- 165 One YEAR 2007
Sept 14- Still around 159.
Sept 26th- I am so fustrated. I seem to be stuck floating between 163 and 158 depending on what I am wearing and what time of day it is. I don't understand why I am stuck here. Is this it? Am I going to stay this weight? What can I do to change that? I have thought about going back too just protein drinks for a week. I eat hardly anything. I guess I need to pick up the physical activity pace hu? Don't get me wrong now I think that 160 on me is okay. I am overweight according to the BMI but wow what a difference and what a journey thus far. I so want to loss about 20 more pounds. I wish I had guidance. My surgoen has moved and no longer has his private practice. I am alone and there are very few people here who know of WLS. The medical people here are really not up to speed either. Its a headache to get B-12 and labs and they really do not see the issues I have with common medical concerns after WLS since they do not know. grrr with the medical model. I am fustrated with things.