Hope Y. posted a discussion topic 11 years, 2 months ago
GOOOOAAALLLLL!!! - This is a little late but I was having internet issues :)   Sunday, the 11 month anniversary of my life-changing surgery, I hit my goal weight!  I was in tears standing ...

Hope Y. posted a discussion topic 11 years, 3 months ago
Onederland-a place I truly never thought I'd be :) - I will admit, I stood on the scale and cried this morning. 198 pounds. Complete and total awe, wonder, amazement, gratitude, disbelief, everything rolled into one... ...

Hope Y. posted a discussion topic 11 years, 3 months ago
Reevaluting my goal weight :/ - Originally, I had set a goal weight of 175-180 pounds.  I adjusted that because of the sizes I was getting into at different weights.  I had settled at about 190 pounds, mainly ...

Hope Y. posted a discussion topic 11 years, 5 months ago
Almost there!! - Holy whoa! I just updated my weight in my HealthTracker and realized that I only have 19 POUNDS TO GOAL!!!  I knew I was close but I guess I didn't understand how close!  14 pou...

Hope Y. posted a discussion topic 11 years, 5 months ago
A little perspective :) - It's not until I see things like this that I can truly appreciate the changes I've been through February 2012 - approx. 3 weeks post op Saturday of Labor Day weekend - ...

Hope Y. posted a discussion topic 11 years, 7 months ago
My amazing journey, 6 months out :) - Better late than never, I guess.  My 6 month annivesary was 7/23 and I thank God and Dr. Kam every day for the opportunity I have been given.  When I started this journey, I was 33...

Hope Y. posted a discussion topic 11 years, 8 months ago
The end of my first 5K :) - I'm the one in the middle with number 99.  On the right is a buddy who walked/ran with me and on the left is an old friend from high school I hadn't seen in over 15 years.  I have ...

Hope Y. posted a discussion topic 11 years, 8 months ago
Proud member of the Century Club - Yay, yay, yay is all I have to say!!! After 4 weeks of not moving at all, the scale was down 3 pounds today which takes me to -102 pounds...so very excited to be a member of the...

Hope Y. posted a discussion topic 11 years, 8 months ago
Right on the edge...grrr! - Let me start by saying I know this is normal! It's definitely not my first stall and won't be my last but dang it, I'm hanging on the edge of 100 pounds off!!! I've been sitting at...

Hope Y. posted a discussion topic 11 years, 9 months ago
NSV and need to set a new goal :) - I had an awesome coupon from Fashion Bug last weekend so decided to splurge.  It was online only, so I ordered 3 pairs of shorts and a tank top.  I went to the store to pick them u...

Hope Y. posted a discussion topic 11 years, 9 months ago
Obese - yay!!! - When I started this journey in January, I weighed 331 pounds and had a BMI of 50.8, or severe morbid obesity. Today, as I type this, I am at 242 pounds and a BMI of 37.9, puttin...

Hope Y. posted a discussion topic 11 years, 9 months ago
Oh, how I wish! - I haven't posted for a little while but am having some struggles recently and thought, "Who better to turn to than the OH board?!" I am almost 4 months out and have to say, I am...

Hope Y. posted a discussion topic 11 years, 10 months ago
Help! Need advice on compression garment - I am down a little over 80 pounds now (yay!) and would love to go from walking to jogging; the only problem is, too much belly/skin flops around and makes me uncomfortable and emba...

Hope Y. posted a discussion topic 11 years, 10 months ago
Uggh! First experience with stuck food! - I guess I'm lucky that I'm 3 months out and just had my first sticking experience last night.  I had a few bites of chicken and on the third bite, I knew it was too dry before I sw...

Hope Y. posted a discussion topic 11 years, 11 months ago
NSV-found body part - I am down 56 pounds and over 23" (5" off my waist alone in the last 2 weeks!) but like a lot of us, I can't see it. Well, today I was dressed up for an interview and wearing a s...

Hope Y. posted a discussion topic 11 years, 11 months ago
WOOHOO!!! Stall SMASHED! - Ok, here's hoping I don't jinx myself - last time I typed those words above, I went into another stall. I hadn't lost a single pound in over 3 weeks.  Knew I was losing inches, ...

Hope Y. posted a discussion topic 11 years, 11 months ago
NUT has me sooo confused! - Who to believe - surgeon and nurse practitioner or nutritionist? My surgeon and his nurse practitioner have given very good, solid advice/requirements that seem to line up with ...

Hope Y. posted a discussion topic 11 years, 12 months ago
Stall, stall stall - I have been doing great with my weight loss so I don't want to sound as if I'm complaining too much...however....I've been at a stall for almost 3 weeks (again!)!  I am almost ...

Hope Y. posted a discussion topic 12 years ago
Happy, happy, happy!! - I LOVE MY SLEEVE!!! Had to get that out there right away!  My first exciting thing this week was a trip to my PCP (no biggie) and finding out that, without meds, my blood pressu...

Hope Y. posted a discussion topic 12 years ago
Woot-woot! Smashed the 3 week stall! - The highlight of the day - after seeing the scale NOT move for 5 days, it went down 7 pounds today!!  Woot-woot, good-bye 3 week stall! On the downside, I am struggling with the...

Hope Y. posted a discussion topic 12 years ago
3 week anniversary - It's hard to believe that it's already been 3 weeks since I took the biggest step of my life. I'm down 37 pounds, including pre-op weight loss, 21 since surgery.  My biggest str...

Hope Y. posted a discussion topic 12 years ago
Buh-bye 300's!!! - I had my three week post-op appointment today, early because of vacations in the surgeon's office, so I'm actually only 2 weeks, 3 days out and.....I have lost another 10 pounds!!!...

Hope Y. posted a discussion topic 12 years, 1 month ago
Back to work - So I'm a homecare nurse and I went back to work last night.  Most of my family and friends were telling me I am crazy, that it was way too soon (I was sleeved 1/23).  However, like...

Hope Y. posted a discussion topic 12 years, 1 month ago
It's getting real! - I'm scheduled to be sleeved on 1/23 and can't believe how fast it's coming! A nurse from my hospital's bariatric department called today for a phone interview and pre-registrati...

Hope Y. posted a discussion topic 12 years, 2 months ago
Can't believe it's almost here! - Although it feels like I have been on this journey forever, I can't believe how fast the time has gone! I went to my first seminar with this surgeon on Sept. 7 and am scheduled ...
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Harrison, MI
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01/23/2012
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Sep 09, 2011
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