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Old 10-09-2007, 01:56 PM   #121
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AGE: 36

LOCATION: New Jersey

MARITAL STATUS:Married

CHILDREN: None

PETS: 6 yr old calico cat, 5yr old Shih Tzu mix

OCCUPATION: Data Entry Clerk and Massage Therapist

HEIGHT: 5'5

PREOP WEIGHT: 282

SURGERY DATE: 10/15/07

TYPE OF WLS: Gastric Bypass

PRESENT WEIGHT: 282
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Old 12-12-2007, 11:31 AM   #122
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Real name: Melissa (Missy)

Geographical location: Valparaiso, IN

Age: 28

Marital Status: Happily married to Randy

Children/Ages: Two step-daughters...Jessica (14) and Jamie (13)

Occupation: 8th grade reading teacher

Pets: an outside cat named Oliver (he's a Russian Blue)

Hobbies/Interests: photography and scrapbooking

Height: 5'1"

Eye/Hair Color: brown/dark brown

Date of Surgery: July 18, 2005

Type of Surgery: Roux en Y gastric bypass

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: day of surgery

Starting Weight: highest weight ever recorded: 270 right before my surgery

Weight at surgery: 265

Present Weight: 145-150 (depends on which day of the month it is LOL)

Goal Weight: Currently I want to be at 120, but I will stop when I feel comfortable at my weight.

Biggest hurdle to overcome in managing after WLS: Food is not an issue. I haven't touched a piece of chocolate cake or a candy bar, etc. since before surgery. My biggest hurdle has been exercising. I love to do it, but it's hard to find the time. I have to MAKE the time.
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Old 12-12-2007, 11:43 PM   #123
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Real name: Angela

Geographical location: Idaho

Age: 41

Marital Status: single

Children/Ages: 1 - girl - 18 and married in Nov. to her DH that is entering the marines; no grandkids

Occupation: artist, teacher and gallery owner

Pets: Rook, my 6 year old shelty...ladybug (AKA girlie or girliebug), my 4 year old miniture pincher and... Ginny who is 1 and a half, also a min pin but is actually my brother's in the paperwork, nights and weekends. LOL I care it her during the day.

Hobbies/Interests: Art (myspace.com/paintingsbyaks), music (myspace.com/silvansongs)

Height: 5'9.5"

Eye/Hair Color: hazel green and dark brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: when I was 16....in 1982 LOL but for surgery...6-04

Starting Weight: 326

Present Weight: 299

Goal Weight: 170-180

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: fighting with ins. and getting the surgery actually done

Following any specific plan: WLS

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: having a physiological tool to help me stay on track.

Anything else you would like to share with us: I hope to use the patience and determination I had to have to actually get this surgery to be able to make it work for me!

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Old 12-14-2007, 09:45 PM   #124
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Real name: Carol

Geographical location: Texas

Age: 63

Marital Status: married 34+ years

Children/Ages: 3 grown - 3 granddaughters

Occupation: RN, retired teacher

Pets: Buster (wirehair), Oreo (1/2 Yorkie 1/2 Shih Tzu), Sport (Yorkie), Roxie (mini-dach). Roxie is 18 - the others are <2 years - all more or less "rescues"

Hobbies/Interests: reading, music, Red Hatters, crafts, retired DH

Height: 5'1" (I've shrunk!)

Eye/Hair Color: blue/grey, dark brown with grey

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: This time - just recently really serious

Starting Weight: 250 (2 yrs ago); lost to 183 after surgery, gaining it back

Present Weight: 210

Goal Weight: around 130

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: making the decision to have LB surgery and making this permanent life change

Following any specific plan: WLS (probably in February '08)

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: finally realized I can't do it alone on a regular "diet" - need some serious help before it's too late to benefit

Anything else you would like to share with us: just want to regain at least part of my health so I can live pain-free (relatively speaking). My DH had RNY 2 years ago and lost 180 lbs - he's my greatest support and cheerleader
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Old 12-25-2007, 11:02 PM   #125
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Geographical location: Kentucky

Age: 24

Marital Status: married

Children/Ages: 1 - boy- 7 years old

Occupation: Nurse

Pets: Bebe- boston terrier, Gizmo- miniature pekingese, lots of fish, a tarantula, a hamster who is MIA right now, a coon hound, a bird dog, three calves and a rooster

Hobbies/Interests: reading, swimming, exercising

Height: 5'6

Eye/Hair Color: brown and brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: August 2005

Starting Weight: 332

Present Weight: 140

Goal Weight: 130

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: motivation and avoiding things I am not supposed to eat

Following any specific plan: spark people diet

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: having the surgery as a tool to help me

Anything else you would like to share with us: This isnt the easy way out no matter what people may think. It takes a lot of motivation and strength to do this and is by no means easy
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Old 01-05-2008, 06:47 PM   #126
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Real name: Carole

Geographical location: West Michigan

Age: 54

Marital Status: Married

Children/Ages: 2 sons age 17 and 20

Occupation: LPN

Pets: Dusty a blind/deaf old loveable ****zu and Mena (short for Willamena-the daughter my husband-William never had) a goofy black lab

Hobbies/Interests: Quilting, gardening, fishing

Height: 5'5"

Eye/Hair Color: Graying/hazel

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey:Hoping to have surgery 2/2008

Starting Weight: 240

Present Weight: 240

Goal Weight: 150s

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: emotional eating

Following any specific plan: WLS

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

Anything else you would like to share with us: I am so blessed to have a great
support system of family and friends.
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Old 01-11-2008, 12:03 AM   #127
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Real name: Terry (or Theresa

Geographical location: Arizona, just outside of Phoenix

Age: 50

Marital Status:married f9r 25 years! I cann't believe it

Children/Ages: duaghter-24, son-21

Occupation: 6th grade teacher-God help me!

Pets: The laziest cat in the world and a goldfish who has more personality than our cat!

Hobbies/Interests: reading, crafts, painting, home makeover

Height: 5'5"

Eye/Hair Color: graying brown/brown hazelish

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: since the dawn of time

Starting Weight: well, to make it easy lets just say way too much

Present Weight: 329 I've gained back most of the 35-40 lbs I lost a few years ago

Goal Weight: around 170

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: emotional eating and keeping up with the exercise

Following any specific plan: WLS (probably in February '08)

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I've accepted I'm fat not just because I eat too much which I sometimes do or I'm lazy which i can be but because there are some tall, thin people walking around out there with my metabolism!

Anything else you would like to share with us: I'm just starting this whole process and have a long way to go!
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Old 02-03-2008, 09:17 PM   #128
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Real name: Wendy

Geographical location: Central NJ

Age: 47

Marital Status: Blissfully Divorced

Children/Ages: DD(12) and DS(11)

Occupation: RN

Pets: Duke (12 pound Bichon/Toy Poodle mix)

Hobbies/Interests: reading, theater, learning how to eat dairy/egg/wheat free, travel

Height: 5'4"

Eye/Hair Color: Hazel/Blonde

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: long time ago...but had WLS (RNY) on 5/14/01

Starting Weight: 486

Present Weight: 272.8

Goal Weight: 210

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: figuring out what I CAN eat, within the parameters of the food plan!

Following any specific plan: from my nutritionist

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: It's for ME, with a particular non-weight goal in mind (my trip to Scotland in July 08)

Anything else you would like to share with us: I have had 6 abdominal hernias post op. I am VERY anemic. I have several nutritional deficiencies (which I am working on). And I would STILL have WLS, even knowing what I'd go through. WLS saved my life. Now it's up to me!!
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Old 02-04-2008, 05:08 PM   #129
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marital status- married 6 years on feb 16 together 16 years on feb 18

children/age- olivia m'lynn is 4 and ella claire is 5 months

occupation-i am a dme manager (medical eqiupment like beds, walkers, 02)

pets- none, we dont have a fence

height- i am 5'7 or so

starting date-i had lap band 01/28/2008

starting weight-that am i was 368 highest 379

present weight-dont know have not been back to dr

i hope to gain lots from you girls and guys to help me go to disney world with my husband and my girls. ha ha
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Old 02-08-2008, 04:19 PM   #130
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Geographical location: San Francisco Bay Area

Age: 49

Marital Status: Blissfully Married, no Children, no Pets

Occupation: Researcher

Hobbies/Interests: reading, making jewelry, anything having to do with fiber (knitting, weaving, sewing) Swimming

Height: 5'4"

Eye/Hair Color: Blue/Dark Blonde veering to Brown

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: High School (think 70s). My first appt with a surgeon is Mar 4

Starting Weight: 267

Present Weight: 242.5

Goal Weight: 140

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: exercise and nervousness about surgery

Following any specific plan: watching calories and percentages of nutrients

What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: It's really about my health. I don't want to go into my 50s with high blood pressure, cholesterol, sleep apnea and pre-diabetes indicators

Anything else you would like to share with us: I really want to do somethings that I no longer can, like horseback riding and backpacking. I'm nervous about whether surgery is the right step and can use all the help and support you can give. :-)
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Old 03-25-2008, 08:13 PM   #131
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Marital Status: Single
Occupation: Student
Pets: 2 cats, 1 dog
Hobbies/Interests: medicine, coloring, chemistry, biology
Height: 5'3"
Eye/Hair Color: blue/brown
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 1.1.06
Starting Weight: 262
Present Weight: 176
Goal Weight: 135
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Eating the bad stuff, getting enough nutrients, exercising
Following any specific plan: lapband (6.18.07)
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: This is fool-proof and it is time for me to be healthy and ME

Anything else you would like to share with us: 3FC is an amazing forum with a lot of information and motivation! Getting banded was one of the best things I've done in my short life.
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Old 04-01-2008, 11:24 AM   #132
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Hi, I am in my 5 month of supervised dieting before surgery. I have been a yoyo dieter all my life. 2 years ago i lost 100 pounds for my wedding. 2 years later I have gained 59 pounds back. It has been higher. I am very confident in my surgeon, but the nutritionist don't really thrill me. Not that they aren't nice people I guess they just don't seem to know how to encourage people. Last month I went to the meeting and I had gained 14 pounds. My husband and I went to California in our 18 wheeler for 2 weeks. I said I was going to watch and started out good but it went all down hill. Anyhow I gained the 14 pounds. She was all over me about some insurance will not approve of the surgery if you have a weight gain. So I tried really hard and I lost 13 pounds at the weigh in last night. Now, I didn't want a gold star on my head or anything, but a hey that was really good job, would have been nice. She said nothing. I am .6 pounds from my starting weight. So I needed to find a support group that understands and is in my corner because right now I feel like I am out in left field by myself. I have heard wonderful things about this group so I am hoping it words well.
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Old 04-01-2008, 12:22 PM   #133
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This is one smart group and I have learned so much from them and their support is wonderful. Keep us informed and great job on taking off the put-on pounds. I'm not crazy about the life-long nutritional plan given by my clinic, but the NUT is really nice, but not too involved.
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Old 06-23-2008, 09:35 PM   #134
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Evn then the new low-carb slim fast aren't bad. AND EXERCIZE!
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Old 06-23-2008, 09:51 PM   #135
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Geographical location: Virginia now, soon to be Cali

Age: 27

Marital Status: Married

Children/Ages: Arabella, nearly 6, Kerrigan 4 1/2

Occupation: RN

Pets: None

Hobbies/Interests: Running, Crocheting/Knitting & Reading

Height: 5'

Eye/Hair Color: Green

Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Surgery was 7/08/06

Starting Weight: 244

Present Weight: 122

Goal Weight: 104

Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: I have 2 small children who take after their dad, some junk does need to be in the house. Luckily, I buy thing I would never possibly eat!

Following any specific plan: Not anymore, just count my protein & carbs

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What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: It really works, I had roux en y, you have to be sadisitic to mess w/ that!

Anything else you would like to share with us: My family, especially my husband loves that I've had to surgery however now my Mom & husband are pressuring me to get a tummy tuck (the mucles are tight, the skin is loose & pumping some juice into my boobs!)
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