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Goody222

Gastric Bypass Patients
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  1. Goody222

    Before and After Pics

    You look great! You look extremely fit and I would never guess that you just lost so much weight. You look as if you have always been that size!
  2. Goody222

    February 2019 weight loss buds

    Take the weight loss win. I have the same thing, sometimes, I think I am doing everything right and the scale does not budge. Then, I eat more and lose weight. Go figure. Happy for you
  3. Goody222

    February 2019 weight loss buds

    I am totally considering both! I am hoping my insurance would cover the breast reduction but concerned if my breasts are no longer so big...what hides my stomach! Hence, considering both. Please keep us updated.
  4. Goody222

    February 2019 weight loss buds

    I am sure you will do it!congrats! 1 pound from goal is amazing
  5. Goody222

    February 2019 weight loss buds

    @sherribear, I left out you get five extra fashion point cause your phone matches your dress!
  6. Goody222

    February 2019 weight loss buds

    @sherribear... way to step up your fashion game! I love that dress and the boots and tights go very well. You have come along way. I remember reading your post complaining about big thighs. What thighs? You look great. Also, if you fit into a medium....nothing is big. Tell you what...let’s see if we can get a group discount on skin removal.
  7. Goody222

    Before and After Pics

    @viking that is a transformation. You hAve to be so proud of yourself.
  8. Goody222

    February 2019 weight loss buds

    We really are surgery twins we have the same surgery date and the same starting weight! I hope the EGD helps. It really is difficult when you are unable to eat . By this time you just want to feel normal. i feel you on the loose skin, I try to suck in my stomach most of the time but doggone it, I have to breathe. I still have about 40 to 45 pounds to lose. I am hoping my stomach goes away with those 45 pounds. Lets take a moment acknowledge the fact that you lost 87 pounds! That is amazing, I looked at some of my original post and I wrote something like if I lose 90 pounds in six months, I will be dancing down the street! Here we are. Did you think you would ever be able to say, I lost 87 pounds in seven months or so? I
  9. Goody222

    February 2019 weight loss buds

    You do look good. Take a minute to celebrate how good you look and how far you have come
  10. Goody222

    February 2019 weight loss buds

    Thank you. You are funny Gaby. How are you doing?
  11. Goody222

    February 2019 weight loss buds

    Thank you. You look so good. I am going to try to take the OOTD pictures.we do forget to celebrate how far we have come. Funny thing, I always offer to take the picture too! Hopefully soon,we will all allow ourselves the opportunity to shine
  12. Goody222

    February 2019 weight loss buds

    Thank you, can’t wait to make it to goal for both of us!
  13. Goody222

    Before and After Pics

    Thanks, I am trying. Everyone’s comments on here make it easier. We rock!
  14. Goody222

    February 2019 weight loss buds

    So I am finally posting the before and during pictures. Can’t wait to post the after. The first picture of my husband and me was taken in April of 2018 and helped me to confirm I NEEDED help. The second picture was taken this past Sunday at a play. Also , NSV Fit in the seat comfortably. Also, please pretend my eyes are open.
  15. Goody222

    Before and After Pics

    The first picture was about a year ego, I got heavier but allowed no more pics! Th last picture was taken Sunday. My eyes are closed and I still need to lose 40 pounds but I am getting there
  16. Goody222

    One year post op PICS

    You look awesome.
  17. Goody222

    February 2019 weight loss buds

    Whoop whoop congrats that is amazing .
  18. Goody222

    February 2019 weight loss buds

    OMG, on Thursday I had all sorts of issues and I just realized I added sweet and low to a coffee. I bet it was the artificial sweetener. Course it could have been the coffee. That was only me second cup since surgery. Funny, I did not think about it until I read your post.
  19. Goody222

    February 2019 weight loss buds

    So, your husbands employer basically has 44 days to get the paperwork out( 30 to notify insurance or the benefits administrator and 14 to mail it to you. If it has been longer than that reach out to the employer. It would be a violation of the COBRA regs. No employer wants to mess with the DOL on this issue. As far as paying and submitting receipts. If you can avoid it , I would. First, the insurance company is not authorizing whatever it is you are paying for. There is always a possibility that they deny it. Unless it is a routine doctor visit that is normally subject to a copay. The other concern is that insurance companies negotiate reimbursement rates with doctors. That rate is typically less than what the doctors office charges a cash paying person (unless the office is willing to provide a discount. You may run the risk of submitting a receipt for $200 and being reimbursed at$65 or some other low number. As far as dental, that is also eligible for COBRA coverage(vision too). I only have one caution, the cost of COBRA coverage can be quite a shock. As an employee your company typically contributes more than 5O% of the cost (obviously the employer contribution varies by company and the level of coverage I.e. employee only, family etc). With COBRA you pay the full premium plus 2% for administration. Hoping yours is not too expensive.
  20. Goody222

    February 2019 weight loss buds

    I wish you happiness with whatever you decide to do in your marriage. I would suggest you check into the cost of COBRA coverage if that is something you can Afford right now. it would continue your existing coverage and since you already met your deductible that is huge. Another option since your income has been reduced is to consider the ACA exchanges you might qualify for mostly subsidized coverage. Good luck and if you have any questions about coverage an options you can email me. I have manages benefits for various companies for over 20 years. I would be glad to help.
  21. Goody222

    February 2019 weight loss buds

    Size ten. That is my goal size so I can fit my “cute” clothes. congrats...you look great
  22. Goody222

    February 2019 weight loss buds

    You look great! Isn’t it crazy to think six months ago the jacket that is too big actually fit? Great job
  23. Goody222

    February 2019 weight loss buds

    I had the same problem with the ursodial, I got so nauseous I had to get an infusion to snap back. I have not taken it since. Hoping my gall bladder can hang in there. Also, @Sheribear68 I am trying the intermittent fasting 16/8 . Thanks for the suggestion. I will report back on how it goes. Like everyone else, the six month point (and a little before that to be honest), the stall happened. Do we ever get out of the stall or is it just a lot harder from now on?
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