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VSGAnn2014
on 5/18/19 3:55 pm
VSG on 08/14/14
Topic: RE: good news

P.S. I was on his waiting list for a year before I became a patient of his.

ANN 5'5" AGE 73 HW: 235.6 (BMI 39.2) SW: 216 GW: 150 CW: 134.0

WEIGHT LOSS: Pre-op: -20 M1: -10 M2: -11 M3: -10 M4: -10 M5: -7 M6: -5 M7: -6 M8: -4 M9: -4
NEXT 10 MOS. -12 TOTAL: 100+ LBS.

VSGAnn2014
on 5/18/19 3:54 pm
VSG on 08/14/14
Topic: RE: good news

I live in Missouri and drive two hours each way once a month to see my therapist whom I've been seeing for five years. He doesn't specialize ONLY in bariatric issues, but it's one of his specialties. And yes, he is very busy and only recently began accepting new patients.

ANN 5'5" AGE 73 HW: 235.6 (BMI 39.2) SW: 216 GW: 150 CW: 134.0

WEIGHT LOSS: Pre-op: -20 M1: -10 M2: -11 M3: -10 M4: -10 M5: -7 M6: -5 M7: -6 M8: -4 M9: -4
NEXT 10 MOS. -12 TOTAL: 100+ LBS.

Roselane
on 5/18/19 12:50 pm
Topic: RE: Did music help you through all the weight loss stages?

I LOVE that song! It is very inspirational!

My mom did some modeling in her 60s and one time she did runway for a Reba McIntire clothing show. She said that Reba was super friendly and down to earth. Of course, that is what she seems like, but you never know with celebrities, I hear some can be real turds!!!

Highest weight: 350, Surgery weight: 317

VSG: 1/9/19

No longer obese goal: 185, Healthy weight goal: 150

Weight loss per month: 1=22, 2=12, 3=9.5, 4=11.5

Melody P.
on 5/18/19 12:25 pm
Topic: RE: Did music help you through all the weight loss stages?

My big passions include music! I listen to a lot of stuff...different stuff.

i'm a little afraid of taking my iPad to the hospital...i'll Be on my own during the night. We'll just have to see!

i'm a huge Corey Taylor fan. I listen to slipknot & stone sour when I need a pick me up. I also listen to country, the Beatles, The Rolling Stones, some pop.

VSG on 3-14-18 and a revision to RNY scheduled on 5-29-19.

White Dove
on 5/18/19 10:17 am
Topic: RE: Did music help you through all the weight loss stages?

I married young and faced an empty nest at 40. Reba McIntire's song "Is There Life Out There" inspired me to start a new career and a new way of life without leaving my husband behind. Music has so much effect on us whether we realize it or not.

Music, songs, lyrics reach into our emotions and our hearts. It is such power to change us.

Real life begins where your comfort zone ends

Roselane
on 5/18/19 9:27 am
Topic: RE: good news

I am in a rural area of the midwest and also struggling with this. To make matters worse, when I searched, a lot of the therapists in my area either use therapies that are not evidence-based OR they were Christian therapists. If I need to, I will drive an hour away to get therapy, but being stressed about being too busy is at the top of my list of problems. So, I am going to try and muddle through a little longer to see if I can pull out of this. I am also wondering if insurance would cover remote therapy (telemedicine) and plan to at least look into that. I hope you are able to access what you need!

Highest weight: 350, Surgery weight: 317

VSG: 1/9/19

No longer obese goal: 185, Healthy weight goal: 150

Weight loss per month: 1=22, 2=12, 3=9.5, 4=11.5

Roselane
on 5/18/19 9:20 am
Topic: Did music help you through all the weight loss stages?

I was thinking today about how much music has helped me to cope through the different stages of this entire process. I especially remember the night I was in the hospital because I did not sleep well at all and I was so glad that I had a "relaxing" music list full of the songs that help me to self-soothe. I played it through my earphones all night long. I also have a waterproof mp3 player that is full of music that motivates me to swim a little harder and a little longer. However, what has probably helped me the most is the song, "I am Changing" by Jennifer Hudson from the Dreamgirls soundtrack. From the beginning of the pre-op process, I have asked Alexa to play it whenever I start struggling.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwuZMAZgMok

I would love to know if there are songs that you have found inspirational!

Highest weight: 350, Surgery weight: 317

VSG: 1/9/19

No longer obese goal: 185, Healthy weight goal: 150

Weight loss per month: 1=22, 2=12, 3=9.5, 4=11.5

Ajeffries
on 5/18/19 9:04 am
VSG on 01/27/16
catwoman7
on 5/18/19 7:32 am
RNY on 06/03/15
Topic: RE: Keeping hunger at bay

I'm in maintenance, so this won't apply to everyone, but I've added more (healthy) fats to my diet to keep myself satisfied longer (e.g. a couple of tablespoons of avocado in my protein shake - or a tablespoon of tahini in my Light & Fit (or Carbmaster) yogurt (depends on the flavor, though - tahini goes much better with some flavors than others!). I also sometimes eat a serving of Trader Joe's high fiber cereal with unsweetened almond or cashew milk to keep myself from grazing. It's very filling - but I have to watch it. Too much and I'll have cramps all night!!

RNY 06/03/15 by Michael Garren (Madison, WI)

Plastic Surgery 08/10/18 and 03/29/19 by Lawrence Zachary (Chicago, IL)

HW: 373 SW: 316 GW: 145 LW: 138 CW: 150

MarinaGirl
on 5/18/19 5:29 am
Topic: RE: Weigh in - State lawmaker wants to ban people from using food stamps to buy junk food

kairosgrammy: You're quick to label people that they have poor comprehension skills when you can't even input your surgery date accurately. Have you noticed/comprehended that there are 2 different dates listed for your RNY in all of your posts?

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