Your WLS story... in 3 words!

on 2/6/18 6:05 am - MA

Last week at work we did an ice breaker. We had to describe our work year so far in 3 words. It was pretty entertaining, so I thought it might be fun to try it to describe our lives as WLS patients.

After your 3 words, you can elaborate a little to tell us more.

Here are a few examples:

  • Harder than expected.
  • Weight falling off.
  • I hate carbs.

Anyway, you get the idea! I will post mine below.

  • 4'11"
  • High Weight before LapBand: 200
  • High Weight before RNY: 160
  • CW: 121
  • below goal in 9 months

on 2/6/18 6:07 am - WI

Best. Decision. Ever.

HW 270 SW 236 GW 160 CW 145 (15 pounds below goal!)

on 2/6/18 6:07 am - MA

Here is mine!

Revision saved me.

I had my LapBand for 6 years and was sick almost the entire time. I aspirated acid in the middle of the night on my very first fill, and it went downhill from there. Even though I lost a lot of weight and kept it off, I was throwing up and miserable most of the time. I am so grateful for my revision to RNY!

  • 4'11"
  • High Weight before LapBand: 200
  • High Weight before RNY: 160
  • CW: 121
  • below goal in 9 months

Oxford Comma Hag
on 2/6/18 6:13 am

Far less fat

I fight badgers with spoons.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-8255

Gwen M.
on 2/6/18 6:19 am
VSG on 03/13/14

For me it's a combination of: Really ******g hard AND Really ******g awesome.

VSG with Dr. Salameh - 3/13/2014
Diagnosed with Binge Eating Disorder and started Vyvanse - 7/22/2016
Reconstructive Surgeries with Dr. Michaels - 6/5/2017 (LBL & brachioplasty), 8/14/2017 (UBL & mastopexy), 11/6/2017 (medial leg lift)

Age 41 Height 5'4" HW 319 (1/3/2014) SW 293 (3/13/2014) CW 149 (7/16/2017)
Next Goal 145 - normal BMI | Total Weight Lost 170

TrendWeight | Food Blog (sort of functional) | Journal (down for maintenance)

The Salty Hag
on 2/6/18 6:20 am
RNY on 05/20/13

Everything is easier.

Bending over, driving, cooking, sleeping, showering, walking, using (some stupidly small) stalls in public restrooms.. are all so much easier.

I woke up in between a memory and a dream...

Tom Petty

on 2/6/18 6:28 am
RNY on 07/23/14

I was always an outgoing person and did things even though I was morbidly obese...yes even joining bootcamp kickboxing at over 300lbs...but realized I was spending more and more time on the couch and the sidelines.... I realize even more than ever - now that I am on the other side- how true that was.

#choose joy #thebestisyettocome #lifeisanadventure #livinglifeoutloud

Cynthia 5'11" RNY 7/23/2014

Maintaining a 220lb Weight Loss
Plastic Surgery Dr. Joseph Michaels - LBL and Hernia Repair 2/29/16, Arm Lift, BL, 5/2/16, Leg Lift 7/25/16

Need to get back to Basics? The Five Day Meat Test



on 2/6/18 7:02 am, edited 2/5/18 11:03 pm

Feeling good now.

So many health issues are better or have resolved!

on 2/6/18 7:03 am - Nashville, TN
Revision on 03/18/15 with

do it again




Maritonia R.
on 2/6/18 7:11 am, edited 2/5/18 11:14 pm
VSG on 03/28/17

Reset button pressed.

I desperately wanted to go back to before I had gained weight and tell younger me all about carbs, intermittent fasting, and emotional eating. WLS has given me the chance to reset my metabolism so that I can use what I know now to stay a normal weight for life. It's as close to a fresh start as possible and I'm so grateful.

Height: 5'5" Pre-op 14 M1 23 M2 11 M3 13 M4 + M5 17 M6 9 Goal M7 5 M8 3 M9 3 M10-12 3

Below goal of 135 lbs in 6 months. Total 101 lbs lost, then 15 lbs regained and now losing again. New goal - maintain in low 120s forever.