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Old 03-21-2006, 11:48 AM   #91
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Real name: Angela

Geographical location: Houston, TX

Age: 38

Marital Status: In a committed relationship - Lesbian

Children/Ages: 3 nephews (8, 6 & 3) - the light of my life!

Occupation: Clinical Social Worker, not working right now

Pets: not yet

Hobbies/Interests: Shopping, Basketball, 'my boys', researching WLS

Height: 5'3"

Eye/Hair Color: Blonde/Hazel

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Birth! Started researching WLS about 3 weeks ago.

Starting Weight: 275

Present Weight: 261

Goal Weight: ?? No idea what weight will look good on me. Will shoot for 150 and go from there.

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Not eating everything in sight.

Following any specific plan: Weight Watchers, sort of but wanting WLS.

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: No difference yet.

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Old 04-21-2006, 01:02 PM   #92
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Oh my goodness... I first posted my "intro" in Summer 2004, and a **** of a lot has changed since then...

Name: Cat

Geographical location: Sacramento, CA

Age: 35

Marital Status: Single, w/BF

Children/Ages: BF's kids, 8, 10, and 13.

Occupation: Full time student

Pets: Maine Coon Mix: Robin. Irish Wolfhound: Boru. Chow/Retriever mutt: Ben.

Hobbies/Interests: Singing. Ethnic/ folkloric dance. Tribal (ATS, fusion, etc) bellydance. S.C.A./ Renaissance faires. Reading. Writing (songs, poetry, stories). Driving around No. Cal. The Ocean. All things medieval and renaissance. Mermaids. Ghosts. British, Scots, Irish folklore.

Height: 5'5"

Eye/Hair Color: Dark blue

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Since the end of high school..? No, I started the Kaiser WLS program on June 27, 2005.

Starting Weight: 419

Present Weight: 401 (I've gone up and down a few time, was down to 380 and came back up when I had other medical conditions set in).

Goal Weight: Eventually, 165 (though I know I should be like 145 or 150 or something).

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Overcoming overeating (a recent development in the last year), getting more active, eating the RIGHT foods, dealing with emotional eating.

Following any specific plan: I'm in the bariatric program at Kaiser South San Francisco, and have been since last June. I was working towards losing my 10% (with their 1200 cal plan), but had some other health and personal issues set in and have had a lot of setbacks. Because of said health issues, they need to get weight off me fast so they can get me in for surgery by the end of summer -- So, I start Optifast next week... whee!

I firmly and truly believe in bariatrics as an option to a life-long battle with weight and all the health issues inherent. I hope to become an inspirational/ motivational speaker after my surgery and am relatively open about my journey with everyone. The Optifast isn't something I'd ever choose as a long-term plan, but for 2 months to get the weight off quickly... I'll deal.

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Old 07-23-2006, 09:44 PM   #93
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Name: Nita

Geographical location: Northern Minnesota

Age: 35 almost 36

Marital Status: Divorced but w/live-in BF.

Children/Ages: Mine: 2 boys, 5 & 6, Ours: 1 girl, 11 days old

Occupation: Billing specialist but on maternity leave and looking for something to do from home so I don't have to go back to work.

Pets: Seems to change almost daily but as of today...3 cats, 1 dog, 2 fish, 2 ducks, a frog, & a hermit crab.

Hobbies/Interests: Right now I have no time for hobbies but I like to knit and scrapbook.

Height: 5'3"

Eye/Hair Color: Blue/reddish blonde.

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Well, they (the dr's) put me on my first diet (Dexatrim - ADULT dosage! ) at age 7, but my WLS journey started 1/16/03.

Starting Weight: 311

Present Weight: Back to 185 after losing the pregnancy weight, wanting to keep going now to get back to my lowest post-surgery weight of 154 and then on down from there.

Goal Weight: I would like to eventually get to 140.

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Emotional eating, drinking while eating, drinking WATER (ugh), getting my protein and exercising.

Following any specific plan: Nope, just wingin' it.
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Surgery date: 1/16/03
Starting weight: 311
Lowest weight: 154
Current weight: 185 - post-
1st mini goal: 154
Ultimate goal: 140


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Old 07-24-2006, 09:25 AM   #94
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Real name: Della

Geographical location: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Age: 28 (29 this september)

Marital Status: Single

Children/Ages: None

Occupation: Pharmacist

Pets: None

Hobbies/Interests: Videogames, Reading, Surfing the net, Shopping shopping shopping!, hanging out with friends

Height: 5'1"

Eye/Hair Color: Dark Brown X2

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 4th grade

Highest Weight: 286

Present Weight: 212

Goal Weight: 130

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: At first: Overeating beyong the limits of my new stomach. Now: Exercising.

Type of Surgery: Sleeve gasterectomy

Date of Surgery: March 19, 2006

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: Less effort and greater hope.. This time I actually believe I can make it!
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Old 08-20-2006, 10:40 PM   #95
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Real name: Sharon

Geographical location: Washington, D.C.

Age: 28

Marital Status: Married

Children/Ages: 3 kiddos -ages
-son- 10,
-daughter 6
-2 1/2 (WLS baby)

Occupation:Housewife & Mother!! (Where's my check dammit) :tap

Pets: None, but I love kittens

Hobbies/Interests: Fashion (Hair & Makeup), Interior Decorating, Reading, Writing erotica/poems... Supporting & Counseling, Spelling Bee's (don't ask) and correcting typo's :crackup , games, painting (art) & drawing, chatting, dancing, karaoke, vacations, swimming, cooking & baking, racing (competitions) & researching...

Height: 5'3 1/2"

Eye/Hair Color: Dark brown eyes, natural hair color is brown, but I mainly wear it black!

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey:November 22, 2002

Starting Weight: 303 lbs.

Present Weight: 147

Goal Weight: 130 or 140 (I dunno)

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Following the rules and seeing how my hubby became somewhat insecure about my wl. Watching others become jealous. What a bummer, but such motivation.

Following any specific plan: 95% of the time, I try to follow the WLS plan, but at times I do my own thang.

What is different this time in ur weight loss efforts than in the past: I lost more and it's really working for me. I've gained just as I did on a regular diet, but hey... I'm only human and

Anything else u would like to share with us: WLS & Plastic Surgery is the bomb!! I wish more people or at least the ignorant would educate themselves on it. --I met many wonderful people since having the surgery and I'm just glad that I was approved shortly after I started my process back in 2002. (I was approved 1 week after starting the process) Kewl huh ~My surgeon was Dr. Terrance Fullum (Washington, D.C.) and the surgery took place at Providence Hospital. Insurance paid for my WLS and it was $30,000

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Old 08-21-2006, 10:10 AM   #96
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hi sharon - it's nice to meet you. and since you've blocked PMs, i have to tell you that i edited your post for two reasons. first, i enlarged the type [i'm an old lady and i couldn't read it!], and second, i removed your email address. it's not that we discourage communication among members, but rather to help protect YOU from spam. SPAMBOTS are rampant!

as you meet more people around here, it's perfectly OK to exchange email addresses, but that's usually done through the private message [pm] feature. and it really and truly is private - admins have no access to a member's PMs.

so, welcome to our little corner! and i look forward to getting to know you better.
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Old 08-25-2006, 10:00 AM   #97
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Thumbs up Thank u dear!

Hiii Jiffy... That's cool. I'm ok with that. I'll check the settings to see what's going on there lol. Sorry about the email address. I meant to edit that before hitting the submit button
Btw... what's the best font number to use? I've been using #3.


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hi sharon - it's nice to meet you. and since you've blocked PMs, i have to tell you that i edited your post for two reasons. first, i enlarged the type [i'm an old lady and i couldn't read it!], and second, i removed your email address. it's not that we discourage communication among members, but rather to help protect YOU from spam. SPAMBOTS are rampant!

as you meet more people around here, it's perfectly OK to exchange email addresses, but that's usually done through the private message [pm] feature. and it really and truly is private - admins have no access to a member's PMs.

so, welcome to our little corner! and i look forward to getting to know you better.
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Old 09-11-2006, 08:47 PM   #98
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S/C/G: 254/254/140

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Real name: Fransisca, but just call me Chika

Geographical location: Placentia, CA (OC Area), Relocating to Houston, TX by the first week of January 2007.

Age: 30 (in 10 days)

Marital Status: Married

Children/Ages: none

Occupation: Exception Processor (processing home insurance documents for lenders)

Pets: Shih-Tzu (my spoiled little prince Raiyah), 2 betta's (Hummingbird and Rainbow-Brite)

Hobbies/Interests: watching movies, shopping, spending time with hubby and my girlfriends.

Height: 5'9"

Eye/Hair Color: brown/brown (hair color depends on mood sometimes LoL)

Date of Surgery: Septmber 27, 2006

Type of Surgery: gastric bypass

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Junior High

Starting Weight: 254

Weight at surgery: 254

Present Weight: 254

Goal Weight: 140 I haven't been below 190 in sooo long, so to be able to reach 140 would totally be a dream come true.
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Old 10-14-2006, 10:56 AM   #99
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Talking hi

I'm jan
I had Lap RNY surgery Sept 18, 2006
I'm 5'8" and my pre-surgery weight was 275
Now I am 4 weeks post op and my weight is 255.
My goal is to get down to where i was at my wedding which is between 160 and 170.
I'm divorced, and have been for 15 years.
I have 3 kids and 2 beautiful grandbabies
I work as a Medical secretary in the hospital here in town.
Don't know what else to say except i'm glad that i did it now. and the only thing i have to try and remember is to drink my water or liquids.
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Old 10-16-2006, 11:25 PM   #100
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Hello,My name is Trisha.
I am pre op.Still waiting for my doctor to finish paper work , in order to send it to the Insurance company.( My insurance wants a years worth of supervised diet,a letter from my dr.,And I'm begining to wonder if they are going to ask for my 1st born.) LOL!!
I've had my consultation,attended a pre-surgery class,support group,etc.
Now all I have to do is wait for my approval once everything is submitted.
Meanwhile I am stressibg over the fact that I have to loose 15-20lbs before surgery.I'm trying too belive me,it just seems to be a real battle lately.
I have changed my eating habits,its the lack of excersise I think that seems to be the problem.I want to do more,but I'm recovering from knee surgey,just had it done 2 wks ago.But I starting to be able to more and more every day!
If anyone had to loose some weight before they had surgery I would love to hear how you did it!
I need as much help as possible
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Old 11-04-2006, 04:24 PM   #101
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Congrats on your decision Trophy Wife. I love my band (most of the time!) and hope you will too. There are quite a few bandsters around here now, so if you have any questions, ask away.

Good luck!

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Old 11-08-2006, 10:56 AM   #102
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Geographical location: Chile

Age: 25

Marital Status: Single

Children/Ages: None

Occupation: Journalist

Pets: A little brother :LOL

Hobbies/Interests: Computers, reading, science

Height: 5'5

Eye/Hair Color: Blonde/blue

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 6/3/03

Starting Weight: 245

Present Weight: 165

Goal Weight: 118

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Sticking to the diet after the first year
Following any specific plan: Just the one my doctor give me

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: This one works

Anything else you would like to share with us: I was 125 pounds in March this year but i loose control and i gained weight. So don`t trust only in the surgery, is a complete lifechanger experience
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Old 11-21-2006, 06:47 AM   #103
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real name fiona
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age 34
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children/ages 2,1 of each ,dean 12 and shannon 8
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starting date for weight loss 20/01/2005
starting weight 365 lbs
present weight 170 lbs
target goal 140 lbs
achieved weight loss with gastric by pass roux en y ,im finding really hard to lose the last 30 lbs and im just starting the plastics journey .ideally need full body lift.i still find the head hunger issue a problem
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Old 11-24-2006, 09:22 PM   #104
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Hello,
I'm new to this site hope you dont mind if I introduce my self.
My name is Trisha I'm 27 and live in northern California.
I'm married and have a little girl named Taylor, who is 3 going on 13!
I just had weight loss surgey on monday 11-20,and today is my second day home.So far so good.I have lost quit a bit of weight.I went into the hospital at 277,came home and weighed myself....too much I.V.fluids I weight 289.
Today I weigh 272!! Yeppie!!
I would love to hear from anyone who has had weight loss surgery.I'm looking forward to making new friends,getting some in put,and to hear success stories.So please feel free to send me any advice my way.
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Old 12-12-2006, 02:19 PM   #105
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Real name: Tiffany (this is my very first post..Hi Ya'll)

Geographical location: Brooklyn, NY

Age: 30

Marital Status: Married for almost 3 years

Children/Ages: 15 month old son-Daniel

Occupation: Early childhood teacher but currently a SAHM.

Pets: 1 cat/tiger named White Socks

Hobbies/Interests: Researching WLS has become my biggest hobbies.

Height: 5'4" and a half (can't forget about my half!)

Eye/Hair Color: Dk Brown, Dk Brown almost black

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: I've been doing research for 2+ years...finally found a doctor.

Starting Weight: 305

Present Weight: 301

Goal Weight: I have no clue...

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Eating to live and not living to eat

Following any specific plan: Trying not to eat everything in sight...more than likely will have a gastric bypass (crossing fingers)

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: Well this time I think I'm hitting a "do or die" phase. I'm scared.

I have an appt. on Jan. 17th with the psychologist, doctor and nutritionist. We shall see what happens from there. I'm nervous but my weight has hit an all time high and my son needs his mommy.
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