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Old 12-12-2002, 10:51 AM   #16
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Real name: Amy

Geographical location: Connecticut

Age: 27

Marital Status: Happily Married

Children/Ages: None Yet

Occupation: Cubicle Dweller (Accounting)

Pets: four annoying cats

Hobbies/Interests: Scrapbooking, Photography

Height: 5'4"

Eye/Hair Color: Light Brown/Hazel

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 08/07/02

Starting Weight: 308

Present Weight: 231

Goal Weight: 140ish

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Protein, Protein, Protein

Following any specific plan: WLS

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I am actually consistently loosing!

Anything else you would like to share with us: My personal goal originally was to loose 100 pounds by my DisneyWorld trip in January. I am at 231 now, so not sure I will make it, but still trying hard!
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Old 12-14-2002, 09:04 AM   #17
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Real Name: Janie

Geographical Location: South Central Kentucky

Age: 47

Marital Status: Very happily married

Children: Shelly - 10 year old Sheltland Sheepdog, Mulloy - 4 Year old Sheltland Sheepdog, Rose P. Budd - 2 year old Maine Coon Cat

Occupation: Teacher

Hobbies: Sewing, Embroidery, Scrapbooking, cooking, reading, spending time with my husband and babies

Height: 5'6"

Hair/Eye Color: Colored enhanced Brown w/artifical grey roots/ Brown

Starting Date of Present Weight loss journey: December 10, 2002

Starting Weight: 262

Present Weight: 262

Goal Weight: 145

I have just begun my WLS journey. I went to an Introductory Seminar on 12/10/02. I have an appointment for a consultation on 12/31/02.
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Old 12-31-2002, 09:41 PM   #18
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Real Name: Crystal
Geographic Location: SW Pennsylania
Age: 45
Marital Status: Very happily married (okay most of the time Happily married)
Children: Abbey-11 year old cat; Zoe-3 year old cat; Isabel-3 year old golden retriever; Baylee-1 year old retriever
Occupation: Department CoordinatorAdministrator
Hobbies-my children (see above), reading, cross stitching, surfing the web
Height: 5'9"
Weight at start 274
Surgery Date: Dec 13, 2001
Present Weight: 217

I had my WLS a year ago and I am what is considered a revision. I had a stomach stapling proceedure done approx 22 years ago and did keep off about 80# but as time passed by, I packed on a few more pounds than I care to admit and become diabetic.

I would do this surgery again in a heartbeat (and have..lol) but one problem I am having is that revisions do not lose as much or as fast as a newbie (according to my surgeon). So I only want to lose another 42 pounds and it just isn't happening. I do stay positive with the fact that I am no longer considered a diabetic and am no longer on my diabetic medicine. I also feel pretty darn good.

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Old 01-24-2003, 06:16 AM   #19
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Real name: Hazel

location: McDonough, Ga, but originally born and raised in Central America (Panama)!!

Age: 36

Marital Status: Married 8 years to a Wonderful man!!

Children/Ages: 4 sons, I am the Queen of my castle!!!
Matt 15, Chris 7, Jacob 2, Andrew 1!!!!!

Occupation: Stay at home mom

Pets: Chi-chi our 4 pound chihuahua princess and Miss Piggy our Guinea pig (see the trend I live with all males except our pets)I have to add our new baby pig her name is Piggy!!!!!

Hobbies/Interests: Anything outdoors, candy making, baking,

Height: 5'3"

Eye/Hair Color: Hazel/was brown now brown and gray

Date of Surgery: Febuary 5th 2003

Type of Surgery: Lap Roux en Y gastric bypass

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: April 2002

Starting Weight: highest weight ever recorded: 325, August 2002

Weight at surgery: 282

Present Weight: 199

Goal Weight:140, anything under 200 would be great but the charts say 126!!!

Biggest hurdle to overcome in managing after WLS: Don't know not there yet!!

Anything else you would like to share with us: can't think it is too early in the am!!



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Old 04-09-2003, 02:53 PM   #20
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Real name: Lori

Geographical location: McKeesport, PA (13 miles SE of Pittsburgh)

Age: 41

Marital Status: Single and love it!

Children/Ages: None

Occupation: Plus Size Model/Actress/Freelance Journalist

Pets: Two domestic shorthair cats that I took in as strays: Tigger, age 5, a Bengal/Ocicat/tabby mix, and Noah, 3, an orange/white tabby. They even have their own website

Hobbies/Interests: Drawing and painting, theater, ballet, classical and oldies music, collecting cat-themed artifacts, TICA and CFA cat shows, volunteering at animal shelters, reading non-fiction and classic fiction works, classic movies, watching football and NASCAR

Height: 5'6"

Eye/Hair Color: Dark Brown (front and sides frosted blond)/Blue

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 3/1/03

Starting Weight: 351

Present Weight: 329

Goal Weight: 195 (for the moment)

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Restricting the fat intake and cutting down the sugar, but I am managing

Following any specific plan: 1500 calorie plan recommended by the American Diabetes Association; I have also made an appointment with a bariatric surgeon for 8/25/03

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: Finding this forum

Anything else you would like to share with us: I have more energy and my knees don't hurt as much and aren't as stiff as they were!

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Old 05-08-2003, 01:24 PM   #21
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Hellooo? Is this area still active-ish?

I'm just so excited that I wanted to post EVerywhere I go!

I finally got a date for my gastric bypass. yahooo!

Will talk more later, hope you're all doin' ok!


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Old 06-15-2003, 10:46 AM   #22
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Real name Cathie

geographic location Georgia

Age 38

marital status.. Married 16 yrs to a career navy guy..

Children 3 boys.. Joshua 15, Tyler 12 and Austin 8

Occupation .. Stay at home mom and Navy wife.. going to look for employment after summer though..

Pets 2 dogs.. Bailey a 1 yr old Boston Terrier and she is a Mess.. And a weiner dog/Rottie mix.. named Stubby. He looks like a weiner dog on steriods.

Hobbies, collecting bear figurines, water aerobics, clearanceshopping hence the name LOL>..


Height 5foot 3 inches


Hair dark brown/blackish

Starting date of weight loss journey 9/3/02

Weight loss surgery date 3/17/03

Starting weight 251 ( highest weight 256)

Present weight 205

Goal weight 135

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss HEAD HUNGER, and getting enough water

Following any specific plan: Following the plan the surgeon gave me.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I am actually loosing weight . The scale is going down not up LOL

Anything else you would like to share with us: I just wanted to say this surgery has changed my life. I had my first normal cardio appt in 10 yrs.. I hope to make my goal weight by Christmas but if I dont thats ok.. I went from a size 24/26 to a 16/18 and loving life now
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Old 06-21-2003, 10:16 PM   #23
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Real name: Tiffany

Geographical location: Illinois

Age: 33

Marital Status: Married since 1/03

Children/Ages: 15 year old daughter, 15 year old step-daughter and a 9 year old step daughter!

Occupation: Deputy County Clerk

Pets: Tazz, a somewhat prissy male Pomeranian.

Hobbies/Interests: Baking, reading, travel, internet.

Height: 5'8"

Eye/Hair Color: Blue Eyes, Brown Hair

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 6/18/03

Starting Weight: 283

Present Weight: 283 (Just getting started)

Goal Weight: 150-170

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: I anticipate it will be drinking the water and getting in enough protein.

Following any specific plan: WLS

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I am committed to making this work. I will not have another failure.

Anything else you would like to share with us: I am so glad to have found a place to talk with friends who understand what I am and will be going through. Thank you all.

E-mail: TiffanyWolfe@mchsi.com
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Old 07-10-2003, 04:33 PM   #24
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Real name: Sandi Custer

Geographical location: Sylacauga, Alabama (half way between Birmingham and Montgomery)

Age: 35

Marital Status: Happily Married!

Children/Ages: Two Step sons ages 10 and 7

Occupation: Administrative Assistant at a Textile Mill

Pets: Two Wienner dogs, a boy and a girl. Names General George Armstrong Custer and Elizabeth Bacon Custer Tabby Cat named Tabitha

Hobbies/Interests: Reading vampire novels and watching Buffy and Angel on DVD

Height: Some where between 5'5" and 5'7"

Eye/Hair Color: Green Eyes and Bottle Blonde Hair

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: ????

Starting Weight: 330

Present Weight: 330

Goal Weight: Would settle for 190 but would like to be smaller.

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Getting up my nerve to make an appointment to discuss the surgery and making up my mind to do it.

Following any specific plan: Have consultation appointment with bariatric surgeon on 7/17/03. Hopefully it will not take long to get approved by my insurance and get a surgery date.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I want to do it for my health rather than because I want to look better. It now hurts me to walk any distance and I use to love to walk. I want to be able to again.

Anything else you would like to share with us: I am a very friendly person and ask a LOT of questions. Hope to get to know some nice people here and hope I don't run anybody off by asking too many questions! LOL!
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Old 07-19-2003, 04:39 PM   #25
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Real Name: Jennifer

Location: Hanau, Germany

Age: 30

Marital Status: Married 10 happy years

Children/Ages: 8 yr old son, 4 yr old daughter, 30 yr old husband

Occupation: Army wife and mother

Pets: None

Interests: Reading, Writing, Movies, Outdoors

Height: 5'5"ish

Eye/Hair Color: Hazel/ Blonde (Clairol #98 LOL)

Start date of Weightloss Journey: The beginning of time

Surgery Date: July 1st, 2003

Start Weight: 256

Current Weight: 231

Goal Weight: 145-150

Biggest Hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Learning new eating habits like eating slower and chewing thoroughly. Also getting in
enough protien, water, and vitamins.

Following specific Plan: WLS/ High protien-Low Carb

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I've had enough dieting. I need to adopt a healthier lifestyle for myself and my children and I felt WLS was the last resort, as well as a good tool to accomplish my goal.

Best wishes to everyone!!
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Old 08-07-2003, 06:06 PM   #26
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Real name: Bev
Geographical location: Iowa
Age: 50

Marital Status: divorced

Children/Ages: 14 yearold son, 24 year old daughter, one son-in-law and two granddaughters and another ont he way.

Occupation: Child abuse investigator

Pets: 2 Cats, calico and 2 dogs, one older and one a puppy and a pooping machine...

Hobbies/Interests: My family, working on my house, quilting, reading

Height: 5'3"

Eye/Hair Color: Dark Blonde

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Just started
Starting Weight: 375

Present Weight: 375
Goal Weight: 150 (or even a size 14)

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: food, stress
Following any specific plan: ADkins with trying to convince my doctor that WLS is an option.

Anything else you would like to share with us: I just want to be one of the 'normal sized' people. Not too thin, a size 14 would be nice.
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Old 08-09-2003, 04:15 AM   #27
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Real Name: Heather

Location: Mill Creek, WA (in the Seattle area)

Age: 30

Marital Status: Married 9 years 9/10/03

Children/Ages: 5 1/2 yr old son (Alex), 4 yr old son (Jack), and 1 1/2 yr old daughter (Grace)

Occupation: SAHM

Pets: 13 yr old mini doxie (Molly), 8 yr old pomeranian (Abby), and 2 yr old guinnea pig (Brownie)

Interests: Rubber stamping, scrapbooking, reading

Height: 5'2" or 5'3"

Eye/Hair Color: Gray eyes, brown hair

Start date of Weightloss Journey: pretty much since I was born

Surgery Date: I don't have a date yet, but I do have an appointment with my PCP to get the referral to see the surgeon

Start Weight: 288

Current Weight: 288

Goal Weight: 125-130

Biggest Hurdle to overcome in weightloss: We are always on the go, so I don't exercise good eating habits

Following specific Plan: Nothing yet, but I hope to go the route of WLS

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I've been exercising regularly for the last three months; that was never really something I did before. Also, I'm looking into take more permanent measures, such as WLS.
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Old 08-10-2003, 08:14 PM   #28
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Hi to all I am glad that I found this sight. I am schudled for laproscopic ruex ny gastric by pass on Aug 29 and am very excited. Would like to hear from all how have had the lap as opposed to the open. How long is the recovery? I know that the eating of liquids and soft foods has to last about 6 weeks and that all insides need tender loving care but was wondering how I am going to feel about 2 1/2 weeks after the procedure. I have a trip planned but am willing to forgo this trip depending on how I feel.

First Name Marsha
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height 5'1"
happily married 33 years
2 children both married daughter and a son
5 grand children who are my life
surgery date 8-29-03 can't wait
highest weight 267
present weight 205
goal weight 115

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Old 08-12-2003, 10:43 AM   #29
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NAME: Tonya
Location:SC
Married:very happy 11 years
Children: girl/9 & son/4
Hobbies:spending time with my family;dancing;an walking
Height: 5'5
Weight:227
Goal Weight: 150-165

I wanted to say to all those who have had WLS..You are very brave....And much congrats on your weight loss.....I am new to this site and have alot to learn...But if there is anything i know, i know diets...I have lost 7lbs. in the last week and wish to stay on this losing train...I hope to make many new friends here...I also know someone who has had this surgery and she has lost 40lbs. the first month....I am thinking about checking into this surgery myself....

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Old 08-19-2003, 02:57 PM   #30
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Hi All!

I'd like to join in if you don't mind! Here are my stats:

Real name: Tammy

Geographical location: New Jersey

Age: 32

Marital Status: Married

Children/Ages: 3: DD-12 yo, DD-3 months & DS-3 months

Occupation: Accounting

Pets: Cat-Angel & Parakeet-D.W.

Hobbies/Interests: Flea Marketing

Height: 5'3"

Eye/Hair Color: Brown/Brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 7/18/02

Starting Weight: 265

Present Weight: 180

Goal Weight: 130-140

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Protein,Water,Exercize,Protein,Water,Exercize

Following any specific plan: Low Carbing

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I'm never gonna gain it back!!!

Anything else you would like to share with us: I probably would have been at my weight loss goal but two months after my open RNY, I became pregnant but not with one...with twins. I don't regret the pregnancy or the twins, especially since my husband and I tried for 5 years to get pregnant. But I'm back on my journey and better than ever!

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