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  1. As of today I am down 115 lbs since my highest weight ( 255 lbs) and 95 lbs. since my day of surgery (235 lbs) at 5'7'' that has be losing 38% of my body! more than 1/3 of my has disappeared! I went from a size 16/18 to a 4/6 ( the tiniest I have every been as an adult). I was told when I did this that it was unlikely to work as well since I had been on insuling and medication for my diabetes for soo long, but even my doctor has been blown away by my results. I still don't recognize myself in the mirror sometimes, but I am adjusting to thin girl problems; such as, being cold all the time, needing extra padding to define my breast which have gone through a deflation, needing to shop in the talls because normal people aren't my size and height apparently and shirts/ pants are too short, oh and being boney means pain when on hard surfaces. I have been insulin free since day five after surgery and my A1C at 6 months out was 6.0 down from a 8.9 at two weeks prior to surgery. I am taking absolutely nothing for my blood sugars and they are between 85-120! This surgery has given me back my life. I went in with being told I'd be losing 20-30 years due to my insulin needs, and came out with such better prospects. With it has come a lot of other new things. I got a new boyfriend the january prior to surgery and 4 days ago he proposed in disneyland! We've been slowing integrating our lives ( we both have children with prior partners) and he has made such amazing strides with my daughter and with understanding my weightloss journey. I am excited to try on dresses! I was engaged once before, and I refused to try on anything besides A-lines and everything was awful( I was a size 20-22 in a wedding dress then). Tomorrow will be my first trial, I'll get sized, and try silhouettes, its so exciting now that I am not worried about them having my size or the whole world seeing my big butt and flub because dresses only come in tiny sizes. Its like the last year has been building my confidence specifically for this moment, where I am look at myself and see what everyone else does. The picture with the red shirt is from our first date (248 lbs) and the one with Minnie mouse is from this Monday minnie is showcasing the ring.
  2. On April 5 this year I had my rny. A year ago I was told that I was looking at losing 20-30 years of my life because of my insulin need and weight gain. I wasn’t even 30 yet. Now I’m 10 lbs from goal and scared to loss that much because I am just so happy were I am now. I went from a size 18 to a size 4/6 on bottom and a 2-3x on top to a small. I’ve never been this tiny and looking in the mirror is hard some days because I don’t know who I see. But overall I am so much happier. I’ve been off insulin since less than a week after surgery. My asthma is better. And generally my moods have been so much more stable. I am learning to deal with emotions and not eat them (I’ve tried and the physical pain isn’t worth it). And now I am just trying to see how to do these last few pounds till goal without freaking out! Workouts are in my future but for maintenance and maybe I’ll build some muscles [emoji123]. But being so small feels weird. I don’t know what to do with that feeling yet but at least I know it’s there! Anyone else struggle with this? Hw-255 Sw- 235 Cw- 155
  3. kplumlee1205

    6 months out and amazed every day

    About 600-1000. I don’t track because it stress me out [emoji29]
  4. kplumlee1205

    6 months out and amazed every day

    About 600-1000. I don’t track because it stress me out [emoji29]
  5. kplumlee1205

    what is your ht/wt and clothing size?

    Current weight is 160. Highest 255. Goal is anything between 135-155. I am going shopping this weekend for some clothes because my size 12/ large 10s don't fit on bottom and my shirt size is now a sm/med [emoji15] Personally I have a fear of getting sickly thin. But right now my body is happy at this weight and my wl has slowed down now at 5 months post op. Everything now that I am in abnormal range is gravy truthfully. I am tinier now then I was since junior year of high school. It's like looking at a stranger some days. No regrets just the unknown of when it will level out and I can maintain keeps me cautious.
  6. Hospital orientation done... Tuesday is last meeting with Dr. Legah and then April 5th here I come!

    1. Newme17


      Nice! At the end of your beginning! 😊

  7. What clear Protein drinks did you all use? They suggest one for us but I forgot to write it down and it smelled like it looked, plasticy! I thought I would be able to use Premier Protein but it isn't clear. Suggestions please! Have to stalk up in the next week!
  8. Blue shield CA here. No required weight loss unless over 50 BMI but that my my Doctors requirement. I was approved first time around with 6 nutritional meetings and two visits with my doctors and 2 visits to my weight management dr that was focused on exercise, though we discussed it at nut appts. too. I have insluin dependent diabetes though and severe asthma so my comorbidies might be the reason for the 3 day approve. Surgery is 4/5! and I've lost 5 lbs since December. I can't gain... that was he only requirement the whole time for me with a low BMI .
  9. kplumlee1205

    Pre op clear protein

    Did you find any that didn't taste/ smell like plastic?
  10. Getting nervous and excited and anxious! offcially got my approval from Blue shield CA this weekend! Just over two weeks now! Only liquids for 4 days before! 

    1. Newme17


      Ooh, lucky you. Just four days!? Nice.

  11. kplumlee1205

    April surgeries

    April 5th here too! So very nervous recently! Taking photos this weekend because I keep putting it off.
  12. March 5th can not come fast enough now! Next week is all the pre-op appointments and labs! Crazy!! Can't wait to be on the losers bench and hopefully not need insulin anymore!

  13. I'm with you all. I'm scared because the idea of surgery is vary but at the same time I'm so excited to see the new beginning. I want to see if I will be released from the chains of diabetes and if I can use this tool to make all the changes I keep trying actually stick instead of fallin apart. Keep up the spirit y'all we are almost there!
  14. Mandy how has everything been going? Have you tried attending the support group meetings? I've been finding them more helpful than the nut appointments. Hearing from the source ( like on here) has been vital to keep my spirits up. How about you ? Our journey is getting closer to starting officially! Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
  15. kplumlee1205

    Psych Eval tomorrow!

    Sounds awesome! April is gonna be great! Two months ya'all! Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
  16. kplumlee1205

    Psych Eval tomorrow!

    Let us know how it went! I was scared for mine and it was actually a relief when I left, because everything seemed so much closer!
  17. kplumlee1205


    From the album: February 2017

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    February 2017

  19. Got a tentative date!!!! April 3rd!!!! Wohoo!! Just two more appts. till submitted march 7!

  20. Wohoo! Official date unless insurance sucks. Is April 3!! I can't wait for this journey to start [emoji294]️ Sent from my iPhone using the BariatricPal App
  21. Well I have to find a way to get the last NUT appt in before March 5th to even think of my ideal date... but it isn't a completely out there idea! Here's to figuring it all out!

    1. Armygalbonnie


      How many nutrition appts do you have to attend and how far a part are they? I had to have 3 but at 1X a month for 3 months. Of course that gave me time to get all my other required medical evaluations done. Good luck!



  22. second orientation today.... i get to drive two hours in a rain storm yay.. the things we do to get healthy

    1. Newme17


      be careful! Have fun too. :)

    2. shedo82773


      We gotta do what we gotta do!! RIGHT LOL

  23. Is it even possible to get a date without having finished all steps? I am so worried I have my hopes up and next week they will be crushed... guess I'll ask tomorrow at the orientation. :(

    1. BayougirlMrsS


      Prob. not. but, what my dr did was have me do all my appt.'s and he compiled all the results and sent as one packet along with a surgery date. At the time i had UHC i was approved first letter.

    2. Armygalbonnie


      Not with my surgeon. I had to finish the 3 months of requirements before my paperwork was submitted to insurance. After insurance approval, I had a 1/2 prep class and was given my surgery date. It took 4 months for the entire process.

    3. kplumlee1205


      Everything is finished except the NUT. I had two prior NUT appts but they fell outside of the time frame for the 6 months and they just told me. I am hoping that what Bayougirl said is what they will do. My insurance is already aware I am going through the process so they are just waiting for the packet and a date. :(

  24. Orientation#2 Thursday... Two more Nut appts. then all pre requisites done! Feb. See the Surgeon and coordinator to see about a date!

  25. kplumlee1205

    California friends

    I'm in central Cali. Santa Cruz area. I am worthing with a Dr out of Mt. View though through Sutter/PAMF. I have my second orientation this Thursday and Feb. 7 I am hoping to get paperwork submitted and a date set for my surgery. It is all nerve wracking but exciting too!