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About saramedic

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  • Birthday 02/21/1986

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    Zeeland, MI
  • Interests
    I have a ton of interests and things I would love to be able to do...however have been limited due to weight. A few of those include playing ice hockey with my partner (HUGE hockey fan...GO WINGS), fit in roller coasters again, be able to return to work as a paramedic, be able to go for jogs. I am a huge music listener/singer/player. I also am an aunt to 4 adorable nephews.
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  • Surgeon
    Dr. Schram
  • Hospital
    Spectrum Health-Zeeland
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  • Surgery Type
    Gastric Bypass

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  1. Thank you all! What a journey I am on. Feels so good to share pictures that I am not embarrassed by.
  2. Thanks! And trust me...my ankles weren't too happy with me at first...but thankfully, they have since learned.
  3. Hey all! In May of 2014, I made one of the best decisions of my life. Before my RNY, I weighed 378 pounds. I was essentially disabled. I sat on the couch most of the time and hated myself and life itself. Today...I weigh 157 pounds. I play hockey at least 2 nights a week. I am in school working on getting my paramedic license back (I had to leave my job a few years ago due to my weight...never thought I would get back to doing it). I am able to run around with my 4 little nephews. My couch no longer has a permanent indent from me constantly sitting on it. And going shopping for clothes makes m
  4. Hey guys! Life has been so hectic lately (in a good way), so I haven't been able to be on here much. But...I do want to let you all know that I am doing wonderful. Not many people get a second chance at life...and I am making the best of mine. I am cherishing every day that I get to run around with my 4 little nephews. I celebrate every hockey game I play in, whether my team wins or loses. I enjoy every quiz, test, and homework assignment in my Paramedic class. This was the best decision I have ever made. Sure...I have my bad days. I have days where nothing I eat sits right. I have days where
  5. I am not able to add my ticker either....from ticker factory. Have tried both sizes, but tells me it is too big.
  6. Well thanks! I have a lot of excess skin that I do a bit of work to hide...lol. (Plus...with all the hockey playing, think I have definitely gained some muscle mass).
  7. Oops...meant to update them earlier. I am down to 169 now!
  8. Hey guys! It's been a while since I have checked in. Today, I decided to go through all kinds of clothes. In doing that, I managed to be able to come up with outfits that I wore at my heaviest compared to similar outfits I now wear. And thought I would share these pictures with you all!
  9. Well, it isn't what I am wearing today, but it is the only recent picture I have that is more than a selfie. I'm holding my new nephew in the picture. He will be the first nephew to not know me when I was super obese. I'm so very thankful!
  10. I recently celebrated my 1 year 'surgiversary' and thought I would share these. The first is the picture my surgeons office took at my very first consult. The second one is from last week at my 1 year post op visit! Even I am shocked to see the difference!
  11. Hey all! I just had my one year surgiversary on the 19th, and as a reward, I was able to do something I have been longing to return to for over 10 years...go to Cedar Point. I fit on all the rides, and had an absolute blast! On one of the coasters (which shoots you from 0-120mph and then straight up 420 feet then straight down...it's called Top Thrill Dragster), I about passed out...but it was so worth it. Beside playing hockey, going back on roller coasters was at the top of my list of things I would do if I lost enough weight. I never thought it would happen...and it DID!!! Had my one y
  12. Hey all. Just checking in as I haven't been here for a while. I'm almost a year out, and it definitely has not been an easy year, but it has been an extremely REWARDING year! Here are some highlights: I recently entered ONEderland! Haven't been there in over 10 years. I play on an official womens ice hockey team. I did my first ever 5k a couple weeks ago. I can run around with my nephews. And there is a whole lot more, just amazing stuff I never thought would be possible. For my one year surgiversary, I am finally going to be able to go back to a place I LOVED as a kid...Cedar Poi
  13. Hey everyone! It has been a bit since I have posted, and I can't seem to find the NSV of the Day post, so thought I would share here. Been quite proud of myself lately, and want to share these NSV's -played first official hockey game -took the dogs for a JOG -bought (and wore) a pair of both skinny jeans and yoga pants -signed up for my first 5k run/walk -bought clothes at a "regular" store (i.e. Old Navy, Target, Walmart, Dicks Sporting Goods, etc). -gone are the days of only being able to fit in clothes from specialty stores that always have sequins -dove off a diving board -
  14. Going to call his office in the morning and hopefully can get in sooner. The cruise was AWESOME!! I stuck to my plan, and even lost weight during the cruise! The weather was great and it felt so good to be able to fit in an airplane seat.
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