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    Wichita, KS


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    Via Christi St. Francis
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  1. Hi Everyone, Do you have a specific app that works really well for tracking your food intake & exercises? I'm in week 1 of my 8 week pre-op class and they've already got us working on revising our diet and increasing exercising. So two that came up during class were MyFitnessPal and Baritastic. Does anyone have any feedback on either of those, or any others? Thanks!
  2. You guys are fantastic! I'm loving all of this input and support. I can't wait to get the ball rolling on this!
  3. Hi everyone! I'm in the pre-op stage and still about 4.5 months away from being "on the table". I feel like I've watched every YouTube video out there on gastric bypass and gastric sleeve but I keep bouncing back and forth between the two! So since I don't personally know anyone who has had either, I wanted your input. Why did you choose the route you did? My surgeon recommended the sleeve due to the fact that I'm young-ish (30) with no co-morbidities. But I could tell just by talking to him that he had a preference for the sleeve over gastric bypass in general, so I'm not sure if he just has an overall tendency to recommend that more regardless. Thanks in advance!
  4. Hi @Fro, Bummer about your insurance! Here in Kansas, the cost we were told is $20k for self pay (versus $37k for insurance billed). They do offer payment plans for the self-pay option. Good luck!
  5. I've never been great at managing a blog, but I plan to keep a short blog to reference days and details as I go through this journey. I attended a "Weight Loss Surgical Informational Session" hosted by Via Christi last night, which after my obsessive reaching lately, did help ease my nerves a bit. I have mixed emotions: Excitement - Ready to get the ball rolling, excited to see results Embarrassment - Haven't discussed this with anyone outside of my parents, who were the ones to bring it up to me, and my husband. I somewhat feel like I'm taking the "easy way out". Since I don't know anyone who's personally had this, I fear stigma of people gossiping behind my back about my weight loss. A mild amount of fear - What if I regret this? What if something goes wrong? Will I ever be able to eat my favorite foods again? I'm not too worried about the procedure itself (leaning more towards the gastric sleeve at the moment), but moreso the healing process after and the whole post-op stage as a whole. Weight: 249.6 lbs BMI per CDC: 48.7 "For your height, a normal weight range would be from 95 to 128 pounds." It's been a good 10 years since I've seen that on the scale, so I have a long way to go. MEAL DIARY 8:00 a.m. - Pre-workout 9:30 a.m. - Protein shake made w/ 6oz of almond milk 9:45 a.m. - 2 scrambled eggs with cheese (est. 288 cal. per MyFitnessPal) 1:15 p.m. - Nutrisystem Chicken Parmesan (270 cal) 2:00 p.m. - 13 Apple Cinnamon rice crisps (120 cal) 4:30 p.m. - Sugar free lemon lime jello (10 cal) 8:00 p.m. - 4 oz teriyaki chicken / 0.5 cup jasmine rice