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  1. 50 pounds lost since 07/18/2012

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      Congrats!! I'm 2 weeks post-op, it's inspiring to see that! Keep up the great work!

  2. Intimidated by all the perfect eaters

    i'm far from a perfect eater. i think a lot of people post the positive and not so much the negative because they don't want to seem like a failure. because lets be honest surgery or no surgery there are still people that will judge for every piece of food you put in your mouth. the way i see it as unhealthy to not have those days i mean its a very hard hard habit to break. i dont harp on people because i know i'm just gonna stress them out and that's not helping them. just take it one day at a time if you mess up dust yourself off and start tomorrow a new. everyone's journey is different and we have all had to deal with the fat girl/fat guy in the mirror at one point and time. u have already proven yourself a strong person by having this surgery so i know you have it in you to succeed.
  3. mid back pain

    i have been having back pain in the middle of my back. its like a sore throbbing pain and it only happens when i'm getting hungry. has anyone been experienced this? both me and my friend who also had wls are experiencing this. it happens randomly though out the day and at night.
  4. update since surgery

    haven't written in awhile so i need to update on how i'm doing. i had surgery on July 18, I've lost 30 pounds since surgery. I've been losing weight to me very slowly like some days i wont lose anything and then a few days later i'll lose like 2 pounds. my weight isn't going up so i know i must be doing something good. i usually eat Greek yougert for breakfast or protein shake 16oz snacks are usually babybel cheese lite, sugar free pudding, applesauce, egg whites, re fried beans, or pumpkin seeds. lunches and dinners are usually leftovers or i cook fish, chicken, lean ground beef, beans, morning star burger no bread. finding it hard to find veggies i can eat one i've found i can eat is squash. i haven't tried fruits yet. as of exercise i still have a open wound i have to pack from surgery so no swimming or hard core . i got back on my adderall and celexa today and its helped me get up and move. sorry my thoughts are so everywhere having to get this medicine back in my system is really throwing me for a loop.
  5. i'm feeling a little sick today. but gonna keep hydrating myself. diffidently having less tolerance to my kid going crazy. hoping the crabbiness goes away. next week is going to be a busy busy week but i'm excited . hoping to lose 5-10 pounds on this liquid diet wish me luck.
  6. liquid diet day one blah

  7. surgery date!

    got my surgery date for july 18. sooooooo happy! i've been having a great week so far. i had my last junk food yesterday. i had to stop and think is the taste really that great to have allowed my self to get as unhealthy as i am. the food wasn't really that great it satisfied my for a few minutes. it saddens me that i let food control my happiness. I'm more ready to expel that negative thinking out of my life!
  8. so i have everything done other than my appointment with my nutritionist and my EGD. i have even been told to expect surgery late may or early june. well this past week i got some bad news. i have to get the OK from my psychiatrist. even though i have already gone through psychological sounds simple enough to just ask my doctor to fax a letter giving the OK. but my doctor has personal feeling about this surgery and has brought up looking at alternatives(which i have looked into and tried). i see her for ADD and anxiety. i have also talked to her about changes i have made. so i feel i am fully ready for this step. but what worries me is she will deny me just because she doesn't believe in the surgery or she doesn't believe in me. i'm suppose to talk to her earlier next week. so pray that i get my ok. i would be very sad to find out all this preparation for surgery would be wasted all because of one person's decision.
  9. Tricare Denial Questions

    hello, I'm on my way getting stuff ready for my approval from tricare. i was wondering what things would they deny me for surgery. i'm 254 and 5'7. my bmi is 39.8 i have no co-morbidablities. but do have a family history of obesity,high blood pressure, and diabetes. i had been seeing a tricare approved nutritionist since may 2011-nov 2011 til i got my referral. so do you think i will get the final approval? if not what else do i have to do aside from the usual psych eve, blood test, seminar.
  10. some progress today.

    the program that i'll have to follow doesn't mention baby food. think its just chicken broth,sugar free jello, and shakes for about 6 weeks and then to pureed soft food. i brought a 1 lb protein shake tub today but i think i will get some samples just t see what i like. i know a few ppl have told me over time your tastes will change or that certain foods will bother you. the not feeling hungry or craving things is what i hear a lot. and also some people will feel more energized after surgery.
  11. some progress today.

    well got in touch with my surgery head nurse. she put in my labs,EKG, and ultrasound into the computer. go to go get labs done tomorrow and schedule a ultrasound. than it's just waiting til the call to make my EKG appt. I'm surgery 18 out of 18 i'm pretty excited that things are moving forward this fast. hope all will go well with my labs. I've been making list of foods i need to stock up on and things i need to buy. hopefully will be having surgery before sept. if anyone has any advice on where to buy protein shakes and which to buy let me know.
  12. it's been a good day

    been having a really great day today. glad to have some energy today for once. should hear something about surgery in about 2 weeks or if they call. they started back doing surgeries at darnell so not switching hospitals unless there is a big stand still. a lot of people i know from a support group i'm in on facebook are getting their surgery dates so i'm super excited for them. i am also gathering info and recipes ideas for pre op and post op. will be nice to see my grocery bill go down for once.
  13. update on things

    left a message with the head nurse at the surgery department at the hospital here on base about switching me to a off post hospital. still haven't heard back but still going to wait i guess. it seems that there are a lot of people on the list for surgery around here. i'm a little put off with the lack of communication. i don't like to be a bother because i know that they are busy but i do think that they should let me know something. i have had to call tricare twice about the two refferals that was put in for me that they never called me about. i'm on a weightloss surgery support group on facebook and they help a good bit on information. but there is still a lot they even they don't have info on. i'm just gonna pray on it. one way i look at it is that there are people in a lot worse health condition than me and that i should be grateful to be able to be considered for surgery. on a happier note i have been back on my medicine and it has been helping get my mind off things that worry me. i have also been making some progress lifestyle wise. today my husband got me a soda even though for the past two weeks i have been only drinking water. i didnt have the want or need to chug her down. i just looked at my husband and said "soda but i have been drink water these past weeks". it wasn't that i was mad i just found it funny. i have also made plans to walk a 5k here at the base if everything goes right. btw today was pay day and for the first time in a very very long time we didn't eat out. wishing all of y'all out there a good thursday
  14. Scott And White Rocks!

    since i have already done the psyche ev would i have to redo it. i figure i give darnell a few months before switching because i would hate to redo everything.
  15. Tricare Denial Questions

    yeah lately i haven't been able to make it go under 40. like you i have had family members with weight related problems such as high blood pressure and diabetes. even a few of my family members has had weight loss surgery and so far they have kept it off. i'm starting to realize tricare doesn't call you back. we'll for me i have been having trouble getting info. i had to call tricare to find out about my referral because they never called me.
  16. got to make my psych ev appointment today. super duper happy!

  17. A Nice Enough Day

    so up to date nothing new has changed. i went to my doctor last Thursday to get my referral suppose to hear something 5-7 days. almost being the seventh day it makes me nervous like my referral was somehow denied. i'm not a patient person at all when it comes to waiting. but like everything with the army it's hurry your butt up and wait. we got paid today that's something i can say good news. can't wait til tax time and get bills paid off and some nice stuff for the house. trying to fill my list of things i want with non food items. i think the only spurge i want today is some ganghis grill. which lucky what i get from there is about 400 cals . lost some weight but i keep changing weight between 250 -260. i figured how to do a healthier pizza and cheap. reduced fat white cheese, fresh mushrooms, fresh spinach, and whole wheat crusts. ok so maybe not the best but it's a healthish comfort food. what are some of your healthish comfort food or recipes with slight healthier alternatives?
  18. so i was told today that if i want to go off post i have to a 40 bmi with co morbid. now there is a chance that the surgeons on base wont have room and will have to send me off post. now does that 40 bmi with co morbid still have to happen if i get sent or is it just if i chose offpost? right now i'm am wanting on post but there is a chance that might not happen and then tricare would just send me offpost. right now i have a 40 bmi and i am completely covered to have the surgery on post. i hope someone can help clear this up.
  19. Going Off Post With Tricare

    the things that on base surgeons require is: 1 visit with a weight loss support group,going to a seminar, and getting my psych ev done. i probably will go to more than just one meeting though. only because i know more questions are going to have to be answered than i will remember in one visit. one thing i am excited about is getting to see a nutritionist after surgery. i have been seeing one for the past 6 weeks but after surgery i'm gonna have to be educated on what to eat post op. i honestly love on base because they will not do this surgery unless you are ready body,mind, and soul.
  20. Going Off Post With Tricare

    Thank you thank you! I am wanting on post super badly. I know a lot of people who don't trust on based. But to me a lot of doctors off base is just doing it for the money
  21. Went To My Seminar Today.

    so i went to my seminar today got some questions answered which i'm very grateful for. wish i got a clear answer if tricare would cover me on post or not. what i was told is that to be seen off post i would need a bmi of 40 and a comorbid. but on post i just need a bmi of 40. it make no sense to me seeing i could get the go ahead from one person and a no from another. drives me nuts seeing on post they have been very booked and have already told me there is a chance i will be sent off post. at least i know i can get approved on post. just gonna pray. tomorrow me and the baby are going to a play group and going to see a friend who just found out she is having a little boy. keep me in your thoughts guys!
  22. Tricare Denial Questions

    thanks guys! yeah the diet thing has me worried. i did have however have a nutritionist so I'm hoping that will follow under the diet part because it was supervised and documented. i did get lucky in the fact the my nutritionist is also the after surgery and seminar nutritionist. but thank ya'll for every piece of advice.
  23. I'm sure many of you have during one point another have been told you don't need surgery. that is one of the reasons i have decided to not tell that many people about my decision. i don't want to hear "just exercise and eat right, that's what i did" i have to bite my tongue from telling them, "I'm glad that worked for you but honestly if you think i haven't tried that you are very mistaken". it aggravates me that people who have had no problem losing weight or who have been fairly healthy think this way. Yes, i know that for a lot of people I'm sure it works but for me it hasn't. for one I'm not your stereotypical overweight person. i don't eat a lot, i maybe eat 1 meal a day only because i don't want to eat. i don't sit on my @*# all day eating pom poms and watching soaps. though I'm sure a lot of my doctors think i do. I'm sure a lot of you are a lot like me. that you haven't made the right decisions health wise and now no matter what you do you can't lose the weight. so you turn to surgery and instead of the people you trust trying to support you they just bring you down. i see being overweight this way: it's a like lot depression sometimes pills work, sometimes exercising works, and sometimes you have to have brain surgery to fix the problem because the depression is so vast. but no one tells the depressed person not to try surgery after they have tried everything. I'm not proud of my body, i want to change, and i need to change.
  24. Tricare Denial Questions

    yeah my weight has been changing back and forth my official bmi was 41 something. i asked if i lost weight if that would make a difference and they said no that after my official weigh in if i lost weight it wouldn't matter.
  25. Got My Date For The Seminar... Yay!

    My insurance requires me to go to one along with going to a weight loss surgery group through the hospital. A lot of doctors require seminars and usually you can do them online.