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Befores @ 216:[list]
[*]Wanting to or actually falling asleep at my desk at work or while driving.
[*]Stress incontinence.
[*]Joint pain in hips.
[*]General feeling of malaise.
[*]Swollen feet, sometimes not fitting in my shoes.
[*]Having to leave the waist button undone on my capris because even those fat pants got too tight.
[*]Bra stretching out and having to be readjusted.
[*]Not being able to sit a a row of regular chairs next to more than one person because another 1/3 or so of space was needed on the other side.
[*]Having to hunt, often unsuccessfully, for something new to wear, sometimes for work, that was marginally suitable but the only thing that fit or was even remotely decent (usually Wal Mart or Target).
[*]Never wanting to be in a photo.
[s]January, 2012 - 1st Weight Loss Information Seminar
May 24, 2012 - Psychological Assessment
June, 2012 - 2nd Weight Loss Information Seminar
July 2, 2012 - Consultation
July 10, 2012 - Xray, Bloodwork, EKG
July 14, 2012 - Upper GI Test
August 24, 2012 - Nutritional Assessment
September 4, 2012 - Pre-Surgery Meeting With Dr. Woodman
September 26, 2012 - Surgery Date
October 1, 2012 - Return to Work[/s]

Durings @ 155lbs
I just noticed from a self photo that the whites of my eyes are very white. They had been a muddy color many months ago that worried me (pre surgery). I had even tried Visene that didn't change them.
I am down to the last few pair of pants that still fit. I think I may still have 5 pairs of 12s or 14s (not sure). I had to get rid of 2 pairs today because they were so baggy (dress pants) that they looked silly.
Lots of hair loss. Lots.
Skin quality has improved but lots of loose skin.
Feet are smaller. Some shoes are slightly too big.
I have somewhat of a waist for the first time in around 10 years.
I'm wearing a 38 DD bra and could possibly wear a 38D (not sure, just guessing).
Added vitamin D3 taken with calcium after a 6 week stall. Feel SO much better and am slowly losing again.
My legs cross differently (closer together).
Headaches are virtually gone (unless I drink too much wine).
Have gone from a XXL shirt to a M in tshirts and work golf shirts.
Bought size M exercise pants from Wal Mart. They fit just right.
Can wear heels longer and walk easier in them.
Feel much, much lighter in body.

Height: 5 feet 3 inches
Starting Weight: 219 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery:
Current Weight: 127 lbs
Goal Weight: 125 lbs
Weight Lost: 92 lbs
BMI: 22.5
Surgery: Gastric Sleeve
Surgery Status: Post Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 01/01/1970
Surgery Date: 09/26/2012
Hospital Stay: 2 Days
Surgery Funding: Self Paid
Insurance Outcome: 2nd Letter Appeal Denied
delta_girl's Bariatric Surgeon
Memphis, Tennessee 38301

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