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Old 06-23-2014, 10:00 AM   #196
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Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Denver, CO
Posts: 348

S/C/G: 219/175/130

Height: 5'1''

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Real name: Rachelle

Geographical location: Colorado

Age: 41

Marital Status: Married

Occupation: Management at a University

Hobbies/Interests: Writing, traveling, yoga, nature hikes/walks, knitting, cooking

Height: 5' 1"

Eye/Hair Color: Blue/blonde

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Age 12

Starting Weight: 219 lbs at last doctor visit

Goal Weight: 125 lbs

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: emotional eating to avoid feelings

Following any specific plan: low carb

Anything else you would like to share with us: My insurance company denied me weight loss surgery-only offered another diet plan. I have spent thousands on those and they work short term but I gain it all back. I wanted a permanent tool to enforce portion control, so I went to Mexico on May 26th for VSG and am re-learning how to eat. It's been easy with physical hunger (there is none) but head hunger is a different story. It's strange to have so much time now and to realize how much of my life was devoted to food-shopping for it, cooking it, going out for it. It is truly a new life.
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Old 07-08-2014, 06:20 PM   #197
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Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: SF Bay Area, CA
Posts: 3,979

S/C/G: 250/see ticker/150

Height: 5'2"

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Hi - I figured I'd introduce myself even though I'm still a few months away from surgery.

Real name: Michelle

Geographical location: Silicon Valley, CA

Age: 51

Marital Status: Single

Children/Ages: None.

Occupation: Website Designer/Programmer

Pets: Santa (white Miniature Schnauzer)

Hobbies/Interests: Spending time with my boyfriend and with my dog, reading, writing, watching movies, going to the gym

Height: 5'2"

Eye/Hair Color: Blonde/Green

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: My entire adult life, but for the purposes of this, I'll use the official starting weight/date for my WLS:: 6/26/2014

Starting Weight: 244

Present Weight: 240

Goal Weight Required for Surgery: 224

Goal Weight After Surgery: 140

Biggest hurdle to overcome in pre-surgery weightloss: Dealing with emotions, rather than stuffing them down with food.

Following any specific plan: 1,200 calorie/day to get to my required weight for surgery

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I feel optimistic that with having surgery I'll be able to lose the weight and keep it off.

Anything else you would like to share with us:
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My Mini Goals:
1) Exercise 6 days per week at least 45 minutes per day
2) Every day burn at least 500 more calories than I eat
3) Goal weight for bariatric surgery (need to reach by 11/7): 224
4) Make the most of each moment
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Old 07-09-2014, 10:03 PM   #198
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Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: California
Posts: 994

S/C/G: 285/224/160

Height: 5'9"

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Real name: Kirsten

Geographical location: California

Age: 26

Marital Status: Engaged (wedding date: 10/4/14!!)

Children/Ages: None

Occupation: High school English teacher

Pets: None

Hobbies/Interests: being with my friends and families, reading books for fun, cooking, travel

Height: 5'9"

Eye/Hair Color: Blue, Blonde (or at least when I keep my roots up)

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: goodness, forever? I started looking into WLS in August of 2013

Starting Weight: 285

Present Weight: 235

Goal Weight Required for Surgery: 265

Goal Weight After Surgery: 160

Biggest hurdle to overcome in pre-surgery weightloss: pre-surgery, I hated having to add breakfast into my diet... I still hate breakfast post surgery.

Surgery Date: 6/10, Vertical Sleeve

Following any specific plan: WLS

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: 80% of my stomach is gone... really, I'm much more focused than I have been before. I have PCOS and am nervous about my fertility and ability to carry a child. A very good friend of mine has PCOS too and had a horrible experience with pregnancy and it really scared me. I feel much more in control of my diet and eating now and am confident I made the right choice with surgery.
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