Had my surgery on Jan 13th. Have lost 82 lbs. since then. Very happy that I did it. I started at 367 and currently weigh around 285 lbs.
I was so excited today! I stepped on the scale and it read 250. The last time I weighed 250 I was pregnant with my 24 year old son. I always tell everyone I am losing "old" weight - weight that has been with me for a long, long time. I am so thankful that I had this surgery. I cannot believe how much weight I have lost - 117 lbs. to date. This is certainly an answer to prayer. I feel so much better already. My knees don't hurt as much as they used to, my feet feel better (and I have already gone from a size 12 shoe to a size 11), I can go up and down step so much easier. What a wonderful 50th birthday present I gave to myself.
I am now down to 222. I have now gone from a size 30-32 to a size 18. I am so excited because I am no longer the "biggest" person in the family. I have happily passed that crown on to others. Everyone in my family is happy for me and proud of my accomplishments. I just found out I am going to be a grandma again. How wonderful to know that this grandchild will never see her grandma as MO.
The weight is coming off much slower now. But I don't care. I am still losing. I am now down to 210 lbs. I am only 10 lbs away from onederland. Can't wait. I was hoping to be at onederland by my one year anniversary. Probably won't happen, but that is okay. People who have not seen me for ages (pre-surgery) are not recognizing me when I talk to them. I went out for lunch with DH and ran into an old friend from church. We talked for a few moments and he said, "who are you?" I told him and his jaw dropped. He said, "you have lost a lot of weight" It was great. Christmas time was tough - food wise. I did eat a cookie now and then. But I am still losing. I am glad to have gotten all the junk out of the house and can now get back on track. I worked to hard to get to this point, only to go back to old bad habits and gain weight again.
03-13-2006 Today I stepped on the scale and I am now officially in Onederland! It took a while to get here, the weight is moving really slowly now - about a pound a week, but that is okay! It is still going down and I am dropping clothes sizes. I am now in a 16, with my 18's being baggy and I need to get rid of all my 20's. The 18's were my 3rd set of clothes. All my tops are too big. I now wear a large in women's blouses vs 4x previously. WOW! My pants were a 30-32. The last time I was in onederland, was my first year of marriage....1975. That makes it 30 years ago. My kids have never seen me at this weight. We had lunch out with them Saturday and they told me how great I looked. I sure appreciate hearing that. I am finally starting to see myself as a more normal size - instead of MO sized. I don't like seeing all the saggy, droopy skin, but I will take the droop to the weight and know that surgery for the skin is always an option. So, now the official numbers...starting weight - 367. Current weight - 198. Total weight lost: 169 lbs!!!!
Well, I weighed myself today and I am now at 190 lbs. I am below what the doctors projected my weight loss would be, so I am ecstatic. I wear either a 16 or 18 in pants. It depends on where I shop. Total weight loss is now 177 lbs. Unbelievable!
No problems as long as I submitted everything they asked for from me.
I recommend you fulfill all their requirements before you submit ie 6 months nutrition counseling etc.