I've been fat forever.  I looked into the eyes of one of my grandchildren one day and knew that if I wanted to have a chance at seeing him and his cousins grow and being able to play with them, I had to have this surgery, that I would have to get a tool to help me eat to live instead of living to eat.  I've had to quit smoking.  That same grandchild said "Mamaw, I KNOW you can do it."  My husband has been so supportive, as has my family, physicians, employer, insurance company and others. 

Wow, it's September 22, 2008 and I am seven days post-RNY surgery.  I am doing great!  I am so glad to be working toward achieving my weight loss goals.  Somehow it doesn't seem real.

Six weeks out from RNY, and I LOVE my pouch, most of the time.  I don't miss eating and i don't miss smoking, but I don't know sometimes what to do with myself when I'm looking for those lost vices! 

Six months out from RNY, I've lost 103 pounds, and I feel great!  I'm more active than I can ever remember.  I no longer have sleep apnea or diabetes.  I can run!  I do water aerobics, floor exercises and walk on the treadmill 5 - 6 days a week.  On the 7th day, I take a break, but usually find something active to do to compensate.

Eight months out from RNy and I've lost 120 pounds.  I am in a size 16 headed toward 14 fast!  Just spent two weeks in Hawaii and was able to kayak 2 1/2 miles to a waterfall.  Spent some time everyday doing something physical.  I am in excellent health and have had NO problems.  I'm so thankful for this new me!

About Me
Columbus, MS
Surgery Date
May 05, 2008
Member Since

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