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  • Birthday 11/18/1994

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    Reading, spending time with family and friends, becoming a better version of myself every day.
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  1. Thank you! I think the biggest fear I was able to pin point it to was that I was fearful of what my GP was going to say. I think I was more scared that she would say I needed to try one more diet. I cant say that I would be surprised if I have to lose weight as a condition for a referral, but I guess it will just be clarified in the next week or so! Thanks for your support, and kind words, Jen!
  2. Thanks! At this point I’m not sure if weight loss is a requirement, but the surgeon in my area is the only one for about 2 1/2 hours out that specializes in bariatrics. I’m fine with that result. I’m pretty sure his office requires a referral. Even if he doesn’t, at this point, I think I just want to embrace the process and take things 1 thing at a time. I love and have a really great relationship with my GP, and she has been really wonderful about everything and I feel like the journey wouldn’t be the same if I didn’t do it with her, too. Also, I’ve tried a lot of things on my own and look wh
  3. I have this coworker who whenever she gets stressed out she says “Breathe, Tina.” I work in a call center and sometimes life can be pretty overwhelming. There’s always one more call to make, one more dollar that needs to be collected to hit goal, 1 more minute that I need to be chained down by my phone cord to make my productivity goal. I feel like all week I’ve been telling myself to breathe. “Breathe, Emma.” Not just because I’m overwhelmed by a lot of things, but because there are a lot of things in my life. Blessings, burdens, fears, anxieties, questions. Sometimes I jus
  4. @Animalrescuer18 thank you so much for your insight! I’m so happy for you for all of the progress that you’ve made! I’m excited to be able to follow your progress! Please keep us updated!
  5. @BurgundyBoy wow! Thank you so much for that! I’m definitely going to look into those studies! I really appreciate your wisdom on the subject!
  6. @Jen581791 thank you for the encouragement! I’m definitely going to check out that book! My first appointment to talk to my GP was today. She recommended that I read a book called The Obesity Code. (Has anyone else read that by chance?) she was also very supportive and we got a game plan together. It’s really encouraging me to hear that people have lost 1/2 (or more!) of their body weight and are able to keep it off! @Ladybugzzz86 I’m sorry you had that complication! What did they end up doing for you? (Originally I was in school for nursing but i decided that it wasn’t something I was p
  7. @BurgundyBoy thank you so much for the statistics! That’s really interesting and definitely worth noting! I’ve had 2 aunts on just my moms side (worth noting, she is one of 8 kids) who have passed away from obesity related conditions and I’m glad to be able to arm myself with even more facts. @msmarymac thank you for that piece of advice! Giving people “jobs” may help them feel important. I know my aunt who isn’t very supportive at this time loves Instagram for whatever reason so I’m contemplating starting a weight loss Instagram and allowing her to see inside my world that way too
  8. @athenarose thank you! You posted on my other question and I found your thoughts to be really helpful! Thank you! Also, I wanted to just tell you that you’re really beautiful! I think this world doesn’t really make enough space for women to compliment each other, and from your profile picture, DANG GIRL! I also can’t wait to have those NSV moments! Currently adding them to my list now!
  9. @Ladybugzzz86 I’m so happy for you! Also, thank you for the welcome! Thanks for the tip on making sure to adapt sooner rather than later. I have my first counseling appointment this Thursday to address my tendencies of coping with food. I also started implementing mindful eating, from which I understand is basically just normal eating after WLS. (Essentially it’s just chewing your food a lot more than what people find to be “normal” and allowing for adequate time for that bite to settle into your stomach before continuing) also, thanks for the tip on researching the complications. From wh
  10. Hello everyone! My my name is Emma. I’m 23 and I’m currently looking at my options for weight loss surgery. I’m leaning towards VSG. I love to read- my favorite type of book is Self- Development, and Leadership- and I love learning. My dream is to be a really confident, HEALTHY, loving, charitable, #LADYBOSS entrepreneur. My goal weight is 140 and my highest is 280, hence, HalvingEmma. (I’m 5’3”) I’m choosing to look into WLS because I’ve tried dieting and exercising- healthily and unhealthily since I was in late elementary school. My family has a history of obesi
  11. Hello everyone, I’m new here and to be honest, I find this forum really refreshing and comforting. I’m so thankful to have stumbled across this. I am 23, and 5’3”. My highest weight is 280. I have an appointment with my GP tomorrow to discuss options for WLS. I’m leaning toward VSG. I’ve dieted since I was 12, and I’m just struggling to keep it off long term. I also have an appointment with a counselor to start getting a grip on my relationship with food. I’m so excited but so scared to start this journey. My biggest fear though is talking to my family and friends about what I wan
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