I'm back! I had my first surgery in August 2007 when I had a lap band placed. I did well for the first 5 years or so, maintaining my 96 lb loss (within 20-30 lbs), but I had to work HARD to maintain, including trying other approaches (keto, low-carb, bio-hacking, noom, and even prescription meds including contrave and phentermine at the same time) and eventually burned out a few years ago.  I'm now 16 lbs above my pre-surgical weight.

I started insurance approvals for a revision to RNY 2 years ago (Aetna's bureaucracy is insane), and got my approval a few weeks ago. 

I was going to have surgery after the holidays, but found out my employer switched insurers starting Jan 1, so I'm scheduled to have surgery Dec 21, 2021.    14 years gone, and I'm back to the beginning!  

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Jun 19, 2007
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50 lbs!
3 months post-op - almost!