Real name: Minnie
Geographical location: Upper Midwest
Marital Status: Engaged
Children/Ages: 1 terrific son who is almost 18
Occupation: Work for myself
Pets: one dog, 2 cats and a few cows and chickens
Hobbies/Interests: Being a computer geek, fitness fitness fitness!, cooking and baking, traveling, scrapbooking, theater, boating, movies, interior design, going to concerts, just going out and living my life to the fullest with no regrets and enjoying every second of it..life is too short!
Eye/Hair Color: Blonde/Bluish-Green
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 7/12/01
Starting Weight: 370
Present Weight: 124
Goal Weight: I'm at goal
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Making the lifestyle and behavioral changes that comes with being a postop
Following any specific plan: Just a sensible diet..I only count calories
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: It forced me to really look at myself, face the issues that caused me to eat and become MO..it has humbled me.
Anything else you would like to share with us: Just do it for YOU..it will only work if you work it..and always remember..it's just a tool..nothing is forever..at this point postop..almost 5 years..it's like I never had surgery (cept for dumping *which is a GOOD thing*)..it makes those changes that are required come in handy..without making those changes..it will be a much harder journey.
Gastric Bypass -LAP RNY 7/2001..almost 5 years Post-Op!
Allentown, PA - Dr. Peter Rovito
Starting weight - 370
Goal & current weight 124