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About NerdyToothpick

Profile Information

  • Gender
  • Location
    Boston and LA
  • Age


  • Surgeon
    Dr. Corvala Lopez
  • Hospital
    Angeles Hospital, Tijuana Mexico
  • Height (ft-in)
  • Start Weight
  • Current Weight
  • Goal Weight
  • Body Mass Index (BMI)
  • Surgery Date
  • Surgery Type
    Gastric Bypass

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  1. I just got my surgery

    Congratulations! I’m 44 and I wish I had been as courageous at your age. You made the right decision and I’m glad you are here to share your story.
  2. "At goal" pics

    PS: I meant the hips as a super compliment. I don’t have hips and it’s embarrassing.
  3. "At goal" pics

    My dad hasn’t lived in Colombia for 56 years but my entire paternal family still live there. maybe my blood cousins have met her??? Who knows? Side note which I may have already shared. My family thinks the US is tacky and Miami is the only place worth visiting because of the great shopping. LOL
  4. Tubal ligation

    Have any female reproductive having people had a tubal ligation Post RNY? I’m 100% certain that we won’t have another child and I’m tired of the eternal birth control woes. I’m also tired of getting a monthly period which seems to be getting heavier and heavier. I haven’t asked my new WLS doc or my GYN about the procedure. Any personal stories would be appreciated.
  5. NSV of the Week - whats yours?

    Go girl!!
  6. NSV of the Week - whats yours?

    On somewhat of a similar note, I have mom jeans that are a size 8 instead of 4. I need wiggle room and comfort when I’m chasing a toddler around music class!
  7. Postponed

    The memory will soon fade and you’ll be post op before you know it. I don’t need to tell you that this journey is not for folks who are easily deterred. Onward friend!
  8. My body has gone crazy!!!!

    YouTube, my friend. YouTube.
  9. Happy!

    We have been missing each other! Katya has needed PT because she is a tiptoe walker. The therapist suggested that some of her behavior share traits with autism. Of course, I freaked out and have been preoccupied with getting her care. Now that I’ve calmed down I realize that her suggestions were based on a casual remark I made. Nevertheless, I want to provide her with help if she indeed is on the spectrum. Tomorrow she has a three hour evaluation with four (!) therapists at our home who will make suggestions on next steps. That’s why I’ve been away. I’m fine and calm about tomorrow. I’ll keep You posted.
  10. "At goal" pics

    Aw @tmcgee! You know how to make me smile. You are quite the sweetheart.
  11. What a year can do

    @Michael_A You were one of the first people to reach out to me. I tried to be upbeat in my first message but I wrote it with tears steaming down my face. Your kind words made me feel better. You continue to be a cheerleader for folks on the forum and it’s a testament to your open heart. I think you were quite handsome in your before pictures but hot diggity dog (!), you are quite dapper these days. Isnt it great to be off of insulin and other diabetes related meds? I had a similar experience at the pharmacy. The staff cancelled a recent order because they thought I no longer needed meds. At the time I was annoyed but your post makes me realize what a blessing I have in my hands. Hip, hip, hooray!!!
  12. "At goal" pics

    I echo @CheeringCJ. I know it must be hard to see that before picture but I love the photo with you and your husband. He clearly loves you.
  13. "At goal" pics

    PS: look at that slim waist and rockin’ hips. To quote my cousin* Shakira, hips don’t lie. *Shakira is not my cousin. She’s from my dad’s hometown, so I claim the right to say I’m related to her.
  14. "At goal" pics

    WOWWWWWW! You are a completely different person. I’m not even talking about your weight loss, which is *dramatic* and proof that hard work and determination pay off. I’m talking about the light the radiates from your smile and body language. You are positively glowing. I’m elated for you. Thank you for being open and vulnerable with us. I’m honored by your trust.
  15. Happy!

    @Nana Trish I’m happy and proud of you. Here’s to kicking diabetes in the butt and Harper never knowing you as an obese g’ma. xoxoxo I will humbly admit that I have a gift for smart azz and catchy names. Some are hits while some are misses.