One Year Surgiversary

Amber S.
on 8/22/14 1:49 am - VA
RNY on 08/21/13

Yesterday marked 1 year.  I have not reached goal and I have had discouraging moments during this past year.  What I do know is, this is a LIFE LONG journey and just because I haven’t been able to reach goal doesn’t mean I’m not accomplished (no matter what my surgeon says).  I am off ALL medications (4 daily shots of insulin, diabetes pills, 2 High BP pills, High Cholesterol pill and my endo telling me I was going to need to be put on an insulin pump).  Since my surgery I have ran a 5k (and wasn’t last to finish), been to NUMEROUS zumba-thons, and can play with my toddler without needed to take breaks!  I am writing this because there are surgeons out there (aka MINE) that will beat you down for not meeting your “weight loss” goal, but the number on that scale does not determine what kind of a person you are.  You are loved, you are special, and you are the person God has you on this earth to be.  I don’t know all of you but I know for a fact that each and every one of you are LOVED!  Love yall and good luck on this journey of LIFE!  




on 8/22/14 1:53 am
RNY on 08/21/12

You've done fantastic! Great job.

6'3" tall, male. Maintaining a loss of 280 pounds.

Highest weight was 475. Consult weight 04/12 was 411. RNY on 08/21/12 at 359 lbs. Current weight 195.

M1 -24; M2 -21; M3 -19; M4 -21; M5 -13; M6 -21; M7 -10; M8 -16; M9 -10; M10 -8; M11 -6; M12 -5.

Amber S.
on 8/22/14 3:49 am - VA
RNY on 08/21/13

Thank you!!!!

on 8/22/14 2:18 am
RNY on 12/19/13

I think you look amazing! How much more does your surgeon want you to lose? I love your attitude!


Amber S.
on 8/22/14 3:52 am - VA
RNY on 08/21/13

Thank you Queen!!!  He said because of how young I am (31) that I should have lost all the weight which was 88 lbs all together to reach 150, I have 33 more lbs to lose.  He walked into the office at my follow up and asked me what the hell I was eating again because all this weight should be gone.

Needless to say I am not going back to him nor his support groups for my follow ups.

on 8/22/14 2:46 am - Brighton, IL

What a transformation! You have done just fine and if you continue to make wise choices you will get to where your body wants to be. You have already given yourself a new healthy life and that is why you are already a success! Congratulations!!



Amber S.
on 8/22/14 3:52 am - VA
RNY on 08/21/13

Thank you Karen!  I have fallen off the wagon but I just get right back on and push forward.

Caroline K.
on 8/22/14 2:53 am


Referred to Guelph, Dec. 3/12. Orientation: Mar 7/13. NUT/SW/RN Jun 18/13. Nutrition Class Jul 3/13. NUT/SW/RN Aug 19/13. Post-op Nutrition Class Dec 30/13. Approval for surgery from Dr. Jules Foute Nelong Feb 10/14. Surgery Apr 23/14.

Amber S.
on 8/22/14 3:53 am - VA
RNY on 08/21/13

Thank you Caroline!

on 8/22/14 4:00 am

AWESOME!!! totally BEAUTIFUL! Congratulations!!!

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autumnsiggy2RNY 2/5/07 no regain having implemented lifestyle changes....