wikki thank you so much for starting this!
Real name: jane
Geographical location: northern new jersey
Marital Status: never married
Occupation: medical writer and editor; currently Editorial Director of a company that does continuing medical education for MDs
Pets: a spoiled black cat
Hobbies/Interests: music, needlework, reading, swimming, hiking, birding
Eye/Hair Color: brown/dark brown
Date of Surgery: January 29, 2002
Type of Surgery: Roux en Y gastric bypass
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: high school!!!!
Starting Weight: highest weight ever recorded: 506 in august, 2001
Weight at surgery: 409
Present Weight: 239 [down 267 since aug/sept 2001]
Goal Weight: 180 or so, although some docs think i should stop at around 200, but one doc wants me down at 150. we'll see!!!!
Biggest hurdle to overcome in managing after WLS: currently having trouble maintaining exercise and stamina
Anything else you would like to share with us:
i had the surgery not only because i was near death [really... a 5 week hospital stay plus 3 weeks in a nursing home learning how to walk again. it was awful!!], but also because i don't want to regain the weight!!
Start your day with a smile, and get it over with.
Keeping it off is a hundred decisions a day that help you maintain what you achieved. And that's the hard part. - L Sanders
start: 506 [Sept 2001]
weight at gastric bypass [Jan 29, 2002]: 409
current weight: 225
weight for plastic surgery: 200
final goal: 180
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Last edited by jiffypop; 04-20-2003 at 08:26 PM.