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About MottTheHoople

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  • Birthday 07/17/1989

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  • Location
    San Diego


  • Surgeon
    Dr. Garth Jacobsen
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  • Body Mass Index (BMI)
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  • Surgery Type
    Vertical Sleeve

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  1. Hello Everyone! On the 10th I was officially 2 months post op! As always let me get this out of the way: I weighed 203lbs on that day. Which if you're keeping track, is only 12lbs down in a month. HOWEVER, I weighed Friday, three days AFTER my two month mark, and I came in at 199.2. I am NOT celebrating onderland yet because I'm baaaarrrrrrely under 200. Let me get to about 195 and keep it there for a couple days and I'll be partying in the streets! I attempted to take my measurements this month, but it didn't really work out. I have no idea if I'm putting the tape measure in the sam
  2. I don't have "BCBS Federal" but I do have BCBS Anthem... so maybe I'm not even qualified to answer your question, BUT I got my approval and surgery date less than a week after I finished everything they needed me to do.
  3. Hello everyone! This is just a mid-month check in. I have not weighed myself recently since it was stressing me out so much. I'll make sure to update my weight and inches lost at my two month mark in a couple more weeks. I feel like I'm really flirting with the 200lb mark, I'm really hoping to be under at my two month weigh in buuuuut if I'm not, that's ok too. There are just a couple of things I thought I'd share with you all today. 1. It's very difficult to talk about my surgery with my friends. For the most part I have surrounded myself with other over weight women. I guess I've a
  4. Search the forums for "3 week stall" its super common, no worries. Just keep on keepin' on.
  5. Hellllllllllo everybody. Today I am officially 1 month post-op. I'll get this out of the way; I started at 230 and I've lost around* 15lbs and about* 14.62 inches since surgery. (*Around= I've gone up and down a bit the last couple weeks, lowest being 212. *About= I suck at math and I'm not totally sure I measured in the exact same places this time and last time). I would be lying if I said I didn't find my results a little disappointing, only because I feel like I've been working really hard. But I know its a process, and no, I certainly didn't get overweight in a month, I shouldn't expect to
  6. Hello everyone. I know this is super specific and odd but has anyone experienced post-op nausea around the same time every day? I work over night and go to lunch around 1-2am. Around 4 am every morning, I start drinking water again and BOOM. I feel so nauseas I'm just positive I'm going to vomit. It's so bad I've contemplated leaving work with just one hour to go (which would incur attendance points for me). Just wondering what to do or if anyone else has had this random feeling? Thanks
  7. I don't think this has been said yet BUT, I initially wanted gastric bypass for the same reason; maximum weight loss. However when I went in for my consultation (at almost the exact same beginning weight that you're at) I was told my BMI was not high enough to qualify for bypass. I'm not sure if that's totally true or across the board, just adding my 2 cents. If I would have had the choice, I would have went with bypass personally. That being said I was sleeved a little less than a month ago and I've already lost 15lbs. It may not be as high as somebody who had bypass a month ago, BUT it
  8. You look fantastic! Completely transformed and totally inspiring!
  9. Girrrrrrrrrrrl you look like a totally different person! You look fantastic! Inspiration for me
  10. Looking wonderful! Congratulations on your journey!
  11. I agree with the others, sounds like you're making pretty good progress. When you're feeling down and slow, remember how long it would have taken you to lose that much weight before VSG. Slow and steady wins the race.
  12. That's awful, I'm sorry you went through this horrible experience. I didn't go through anything quite this terrible, but I did feel like one of my nurses treated me as though I should suck it up. I had to beg for over 24 hours for something for the migraine I had. I think that some of it (I'm inferring a lot here) comes from the attitude that its an "elected" procedure, and not something medically necessary, there fore they have less sympathy for us. I also felt like they kicked me out of the hospital before I was really stable enough or ready to go home, like I was literally dry heaving
  13. I am about 24 days out. I'm currently on purees, for another week or so and then I'll transition to soft foods. I'm doing ok, I have achy headaches quite often. I think because I'm not getting enough water or protein or something. I lost about 15lbs since surgery but havnt lost much, if at all, this last week. I guess that's the infamous three week stall. How did your surgery go?
  14. I don't know if this well help but its just something I've picked up from my own personal experiences and those of people I know; maybe try on clothes with some kind of shape wear underneath, nothing crazy constricting just something to smooth you out a bit. I always feel like clothes look better on me (well, probably because they do) when I'm wearing a little something underneath. Also for me, I have to be in the mood to shop for clothes. If I'm just not feeling myself that day, shopping is going to go really badly. But, hugs! I know we all know the feeling of breaking down in a fit
  15. Thanks for all the advice! Congratulations on your progress!
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