Raeme

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About Raeme

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  • Gender
    Female
  • Location
    Georgia
  • Age
    51

Information

  • Height (ft-in)
    5-06
  • Start Weight
    246
  • Current Weight
    124
  • Goal Weight
    153
  • Body Mass Index (BMI)
    20
  • Surgery Date
    05/14/2015
  • Surgery Type
    Gastric Bypass

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  1. I didn't feel judgement from your post more curiosity. Congratulations to you! I'm 2 1/4 years out, stay within a few pounds of my goal, and haven't faced complications. At one point I came here sometimes multiple times a day, but now it's occasionally. I got a promotion that takes more of my time, play tennis tournaments, do road races and I have just been busier in general. I enjoy reading posts and am still a little obsessed with the "what are you wearing" and "nsv" threads lol. If I check nothing else I will check those.
  2. I still can't get used to this. I work from home most of the time but travel in spurts that include courtrooms and other formal presentation settings. In the past when I had to travel I knew I had to go shopping or send out rush dry cleaning at the hotel because I never had a weeks worth of business clothes that fit at any given time much less two weeks! Now I still feel like I have to try everything on but it's more of a fashion show when I realize stuff still fits and I have lots of choices lol!
  3. I'm so sorry you lost your dad. I hope you find comfort in the wonderful memories you have!!
  4. You've gotten really good feedback on here from people at all different stages. I hope it helps you! It's a scary decision for lots of us. Fear of the unknown is very real and can become overwhelming. I caution you to weigh the facts and not the opinions. Ask your surgeon about complications in his or her practice and get their real numbers. After that go with your gut for what's right for you. I honestly believe that if you can change your diet and lose weight and not need surgery then that's what you should do. I couldn't. I tried. I really really really tried. I had sleep apnea, rarely got even a cold, had occasional migraines, and was 50 when I had my surgery. I was pretty active but was beginning to struggle with even walking and every day maneuvering. As a result I was becoming more lazy, eating more, moving less. Although I liked myself, I honestly didn't like my body. I thought about surgery for about two years before I did it. My work insurance changed and dropped the benefit the first time I looked at going through the process. I was thinking about self pay but momma guilt over kids in college stopped me. Finally my insurance added back the coverage it so that was it. I'm glad I had to wait because I think it has helped me stay committed. I'm 27 months out and don't have one regret about the surgery.
  5. I personally would own it and tell the surgeon the truth. If you trust your surgeon then you know she/he is on your side and has your best interest in mind. If she/he doesn't want to operate because of the popcorn just take it as a reminder to stay on track for the next time. Don't beat yourself but be honest with yourself up just move forward. I had some food funerals before my preop but once the two week liquid diet started I stuck to the rules until I was at goal for quite a while. I got to goal in less than 9 months and have been here for 18 months. Now I will occasionally have a cookie or 2-3 tortilla chips when I eat out for Mexican food but that's maybe once a month or so. I stick to the rules because I'm determined not to go back and I've seen too many people at support groups who never got to goal or have gained most or all their weight back.
  6. Today I did the Peachtree Road Race. We got there at 5:00 a.m. to volunteer before we ran. My Fitbit says 68 flights of stairs and 11.6 miles (race is 6.2) as of 3:30 this afternoon. I'm tired but don't feel like I need to stay in bed for a week to recover like I usually do. It was a hard run but I actually felt fit during the race!!
  7. Thank you!
  8. Last week looked like this: Monday Pilates and strength class 2hrs Tuesday tennis practice 2 hours Wednedsay Barre class and weights 2 hrs Thursday tennis match 2 1/2 hrs Saturday tennis match 2 hrs Sunday tennis match singles an hour and a long hike about 1 1/2 hours with my DH and crazy doggie Actually kind of weird how different life is without an extra 130lbs! I was always pretty active but now I just don't even think about it lol! I'm still blown away when someone comments on how strong I look!
  9. Thanks! I gotta admit that it's pretty awesome!
  10. Super casual outside wedding on Sunday. Michael Kors XS pink and black dress and black patent leather sandals. Sorry for the hotel potty in the back lol.
  11. I had severe sleep apnea before surgery. Literally scared the crap out of my family if I fell asleep without my cpap machine!! I have always been a super vivid dreamer and had pretty severe insomnia when thin or heavy. It has only gotten worse after surgery. The only thing that has helped a little tiny bit has been strong medicine that I won't take all the time. Not sure what the answer is.
  12. Looking amazing!!
  13. My Ann Taylor clearance rack score!! Sleeveless black dress size 4 that had to be taken in on the bottom, Ivanka cheetah sling back shoes and Target xs red cardigan I left in the car.
  14. So cute!!
  15. Thanks!! I can't believe it's been two years!!! Tennis was super fun even though we came in second.