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Introduce yourself to the community!


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Hi everyone, my Endeocrine consultant has said she will refer me for surgery, already i am a nicer person, my GP refused on 3 seperate occasions with a different exuse each time, 1. I was too Obese, 243lb, BMI 43, 2. i had to have a phyciatric report????, still waiting for the referal, 3. Now in mid May and funding for new year had yet to be released, I am over weight NOT stupid, consultant said she is lying on all 3 counts, i have connective tissue disorder on so many meds, steroids occasionally for anaphalaxis and pain, apparently if i dont lose weigjht i will end up needing much more surgery on my joints, i have yoyod all my life, age 10 as a family we went to a wedding, i had to wear a maternity dress, was that my fault, i was 10yts old, that is when the emotional eating started, IKid you not, my mother told everyone who would listen i was so fat only a maternity dress fitted me, i remember dying inside while eating the buffet, i also hated my mothef from that day to this, i left home at 16yts old, had a couple of skinny yts as i couldnt afford to eat, early 20s i settled into work as a nanny which i loved and of course i have to feed the kids therefore myself, so begins the yoyo, 48yrs old now the biggest i have ever been, very unhappy i am looking at over eaters annonymous to fixmy food issues before surgery and i have arranged my own councelling to rid myself of my mother forever. To me it is simple, i have reached a point in my life where i want to get better and realise my mortality, i want to see my kids grow up, i will mostlely never be a grand parent but i have my kids and i love them all so much, sad thing is i dont think they know that, but they will, good luck to everyone

I am Nandakumar A - Wellness coach from Herbalife, Will help you reduce your weight loss

with your co operation, I had lost 20kgs through this..

Keep in touch,

Getting close to surgery time. Will be having gastric sleeve. I'm stocked up on most things I'll need, and it's not like I won't be able to shop for a long time. I'm glad to find this group. And a little surprised...I don't know why.

Hi everyone, I am new to the group and I am currently on the pathway for weight loss surgery via a referral from my gp. I am currently attending group sessions to help my understand a wide variety of things including myself and the way i eat. I am looking for help and support on this journey

Hello! My name is Cathy. I am 48 years old. I'm a single mom with no help from their fathers. I have 2 daughters, ages 11 & 17. I live in the Midwest.

I started my journey toward roux-en-y gastric bypass surgery in April. At that time, I weighted 332 lbs. My highest weight was 340. I am 5'8. So my bmi has gone from 51.7 to 44.4. This is really exciting for me. My last appointment with my NUT is 9/19.

Per my NUT, I started eating a high protein, low fat, low sugar, low carb diet, under 1400 calories. At first the weight fell off. I started walking at least 30 minutes per day because my NUT said it will help me get approved by her & then my surgeon. Now that I've been walking, I'm gaining a little. I'm not eating more or different.

I'm hoping to have this surgery to become healthier. I have high blood pressure, high triglycerides, sleep apnea & type II diabetes. (since eating healthier & losing 41 lbs, my a1c went from 8.8 to 6. My blood pressure has been around 128/80.) As a single mom with no Dad in the picture, I need to be here for my daughters. I also want to stick around to see some grandchildren.

Another thing I want to do is start living life again. I have isolated myself, in my home for a few years. I pretty much go out to grocery shop & get the things we need. I want to ride a bike again. Go swimming. Join a club. Possibly go back to school or get a job. Go to the movies & fit in the seat. Fly with one seat. I took my daughters to a concert & was so uncomfortable, that it wasn't very enjoyable. I want to be able to sit in a booth, at a restaurant. I really hope to join our gym. I want men & women to look at me like I'm beautiful & not disgusting & a fat pig. I feel that with having weight loss, I will have more self esteem & confidence to go out in public more. I will have more energy to do the things I use to love, like tennis, racquetball, walk with my daughter & enjoy our time together, instead of timing it, so I can be done & can go home. I want to live, to feel alive.

Hello all,

My name is Terri and I live in Fort Collins, Colorado.

I had the gastric Bypass in 2010 and lost over 250 pounds and still have it of. Now I am not going to lie, but it was kind of scary cause I knew it was a big change in my life and my family and most of my food habits. When you get the surgery, just don't think ,"Ok it is all done". You have to work at it for the rest of your life. Trust me. I had it done almost 7 years (in November), and I still can tell you that for me if I eat too much or eat the wrong thing, having it come back up hurts even now 7 years to the first time you can eat foods( which for that after surgery, well be in your about 3 months or so, before you can even have like soft food types, like mash potatoes, jello, pudding, etc.

Now that I lost my weight , I have had 2 skin removals , which I had to wait for about 2 to 3 years, before they would even do that cause they need you to reach your Plato in your weight to do this. For me ,had has my lower front part done, which they call if you had children, "the umbrella" , and the 2 skin removals was the total weight of another 32 pounds.

Now for the psychiatric , mentally and physically, they will make sure that you can handle the big change, and it is a very big change, and very few can't handle it. I still to this day, see myself at 482 pounds before surgery, so yes it is a big change in your life, mentally, physically, emotionally, for you and your family and friends around you.

Just remember to be strong, don't give up and if your area offers support groups, before and after, go to them. It helps you through the good and the bad. You need to have a great support team to back you up and be there for you.

I hope you have a blessed day and hugs from Fort Collins, Colorado.