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Describe your behavioral and emotional battle with weight control before learning about bariatric surgery.
I hated my weight went round in circles. eat get fat get depressed eat get fat get depressed
Latest Surgery Support Comments
IN THE BEGINING:
The day of Surgery
12/21/03 I gained 10 pounds! I am now at 294, I am trying to lose and gained. After Christmas I am going to lose 10 pounds before surgery. I looked in the mirror, you would never believe what I saw......I am fat. I have been lying to myself all these years. It is funny because I have been big for 20 years and never really looked in a mirror. What a realization. Am I crazy has this happen to others? More later.
First of all I must say THANK YOU to the wonderful lady who did my profile, Leigh Ann Robert, isn't it beautiful! Today is a good day I got to talk with my angel for the first time on the phone. My children gave me some news today....1) My daughter told me "You are not fat you are just big boned. 2)My son Frank told me "You are not fat... everybody else is just anorexic". Man you just gotta love kids. I had to tell them they are wrong I am fat. I am at one with the universe. I am fat, I have a bunch of kids, a bunch of animals, a husband that worrships the ground I walk on and if people have a problem with any of this then to bad. I am having the surgery in 38 days(today is over) and I will live and lose just what I want and the world will be a beautiful place. My husband asked me to renew our wedding vows on the one year anniversary of my surgery, he has been talking about doing this for awhile because nobody was at the first wedding. I think it is beautiful what a wonderful thing for him to want to do. I have lost a few pounds. I have decided to make a list of things I am looking forward to after I lose my weight:
1) horse back riding
2) Hiking down the canyon on HWY 32
3) Playing with my daughter
4) having more kids
5) swimming (not feeling like a whale)
6) camping in places with out electricity (cpap)
7) take a long walk on the beach with my husband at sunset
8) shopping at Fredrick's of Hollywood
9) make love all night long
10) Oh yeah, most of all Live to see my children grow up, get married and have children of their own, and to grow old with my husband.
Hello, everybody I thought I would give a little update. I started my new college classes, College Algebra and Business English. Not my favorite classes but it has to be done. I lost 9 of the 10 pounds I gained. That makes me very happy. I am doing the measuring today, so I will know where I am now and have a reference when I start on the losing side. More later the children and hubby are all wanting my attention.
I finally got my mesurements done. So I am gonna list them here so i can keep track of what they are, so here it goes.
So I was right all these years "I have an hour glass figure .....It just happens to have three hours worth of sand in it." I never knew I am so well proportioned, everything is pretty much even. Well I can't wait to update how these go down. Only 28, (well 27 now), days left. I am so excited and not really scared anymore (yet). Love and Kisses to everybody, Dana
I decided it is time to do the last update before my surgery.
Yesterday we had a party so I could spend time with the people I love or like. I learned interseting things at that party. Like the fact that my stepmother and most of my sisters could not be bothered to come over. Out of my four siblings One came to the party, and one is coming to the hospital. Anyway enough of that.
I am not scared or even nervous. I am looking forward to it, I am ready, at peace. My life will be so much better when I lose half of me. I think Doctor Cooper is the greatest. He truely is a no bones about it, here are the facts, you can do what I say and be successful or not. That is what I like. I think it
makes him a great doctor. He is not a wishy washy doctor.
8/3/04 LIFE IS GREAT!!! EVERYTHING IS WONDERFUL!!!! I have gone from a 28/30 to a 12/14. I am down 90 lbs. I would do this again in a heart beat. I dont take any high blood presure meds or use the CPAP any more. I am doing almost everything on my list already. More later.
I still feel wonderful and very lucky. My life is so different and better, don't get me wrong things are hard. I love my life. I am able to do so much more then I ever thought possible.
22 March 2006
Ok sorry it took a year. I had an awesome little boy Oct 19th, had a few problems but he is stronge and healthy. I have a wonderful man in my life now and just bought a new house and things are wonderful. I did gain 30 pounds so I am trying to find the right weight loss plan or the doctor recomondations for what to eat after surgery. They real problem was my blood pressure it went up after I got pregnant and so it caused problems and i had to eat all the time to be sure baby got enough but he did and he is great. If anybody has any sugestions on getting the loseing started again please let me know.
I will get my new pictures up here soon.
Love and kisses to you all
26 November 2008