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  1. SweetTee

    Update On Patrick

    Way to go Patrick! You are an inspiration for us all. For once I bet it feels great to be a loser! I can't wait to join you on the losers bench! I'll be praying for you!
  2. And MrzSongBird, I'm right behind you!
  3. I was discussing this with my friend earlier, I too am having my surgery done by Dr Almanza. Because of going to Mexico many people tend to think negative. They think you are going to receive substandard care and you are putting your life at greater risk. I am a Registered Nurse an although I want to lose weight I will not do this at any cost. I personally know several people friends and coworkers that have been sleeved through him and his care comes highly regarded. Having to face that type of scrutiny is the reason I will not be telling everyone I meet, at least not until it's over. I want only positive thoughts and prayers. This sight has a lot of positive and inspiring people, that's what attracted me here.
  4. Well as said before my husband and I have been together for 20 years, we have a marriage built on our love for God and each other. We have been through "for better or worse" and we still stand. Now don't misunderstand me Stein when I say I'm doing this for him, my children, and me. As much as we've discussed exercise it has always been about wanting to see me healthier. I complain about my back, knees, etc....and for those of us who carry around this excess weight because of what We've done to ourselves, I know you can relate. I have no doubt because he tells me everyday "I love you no matter what", but I'm not loving me. Me feeling sexy, healthy, with more stamina will improve our marriage, quality of time we spend together as a whole family, and our intimate moments. So this benefits my physical, psychological and social health. This makes it about more than just me. This is an all inclusive move! Whether he realizes it or not, this will put as big a smile on his face as mine, lol.
  5. Well put MrzSongBird!
  6. I totally agree with Wheetsin. My husband is so much of an advocate in exercise and he works out with the endurance of a jackrabbit! I would try bike riding, jogging, or whatever with him but just as she says afterwards I find myself eating like crazy defeating the purpose. He can consume truckloads of food and never gain a pound. We have been together for twenty years so he knew me at 115lbs and slowly I've skyrocketed to a whopping 232 lbs on this 5"1 frame. Although he says he loves me, I know this is not the kind of woman he's attracted to. He has also made comments about me going down this road. Sometimes I think he thinks a change in me is for attraction of attention elsewhere. It's so strange that he thinks that, but I can tell by his comments that he does. The truth is I want my active life back. I want to be able to keep up with him and not to mention our 4 kids. Being overweight impacts your intimacy, endurance, and overall perception of self. I don't think they really understand. It's not just about us, it's a choice for our entire family.
  7. I'm trying to decide on September or October! Who's going in those months?

  8. Can't wait to set my date! I'm on mind overload.

  9. SweetTee


    You look great! Keep up the good work!
  10. SweetTee

    Down 100lbs!

    You look great and I can bet you feel even greater!
  11. SweetTee

    Another before and current

    You look great! Good for you!
  12. I just checked my email and Dr Almanza approved me for surgery! Nov 2012 it is!

  13. SweetTee

    Panic Attack!

    NuStartInTx i think i have those same fears and anxiety as you. I guess you always ponder the what if's, I personally know that's why it has taken me so long to decide on doing it. My surgery won't be until November so the good thing about that is I get to have some motivation from others before me while I wait. I agree with Toni Day though, we do owe it to ourselves to be healthy and happy. I don't think anyone would say that they don't mind having difficulty with simply tasks such as lacing their shoes or picking up something from the floor. I will keep you in prayer. Think positive thoughts and imagine a more healthier and vibriant life.
  14. My friend had a VSG at Jerusalem Hospital in Feb 2012. She spoke very highly of Louise and I was also concerned when I noticed that she was no longer listed on the site. I had emailed her back in May to schedule the surgery for June or July but weeks went by with no reply so I dropped the issue. I emailed Melissa a few days ago and she responded first thing the next morning and got the ball rolling! I am looking forward to surgery in November if possible! All that's left is to secure the date and dream about my new life that awaits! I'm new to this sight so if any of you can keep me updated on your progress and experiences that would be great!
  15. SweetTee


    From the album: Before Pictures

  16. Excited and nervous at the same time!

  17. Excited and nervous at the same time!