Real name: Tracy
Geographical location: Nebraska
Marital Status: Engaged
Occupation: Contract Administrator
Pets: 2 Cats (Lily and Lou)
Hobbies/Interests: Fixing up the house, biking
Height: 5' 7"
Eye/Hair Color: Hazel/Blonde-Brown
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: I would like to say my whole life but April 20, 2009 I had a rouyen y gastric bypass - I was supposed to have a gastric sleeve and the doc had issues so they opened me up and here I am today.
Starting Weight: 351
Present Weight: 204
Goal Weight: 165 lbs
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: I really need to learn to get away from the sugary foods. They make me very ill when I eat them but I still do it. In 2 1/2 years I still haven't learned that I can't have them any more. Plus I have hypoglycemia so it is really not good when I have sugar. I have been as low as 196 but found myself endulging in sweets so my weight went up to 210 - I thought I can't go through all of this again so I am trying something new.
Following any specific plan: Trying Metabolic Research Diet to lose the remainder of my excess weight.
Anything else you would like to share with us: I used to think WLS was the cheaters way out but I have found out it has been one of the hardest things I have ever done. Very difficult to change eating habits but it truly was the best thing for me. I have had a hernia repair, a tummy tuck and feel such much better about myself - better than I have in almost 20 years.