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Status Updates posted by KathyM

  1. Feeling motivated and happy today. Just joined the thread for the Easter goal - wish me luck!

  2. Lovin my sleeve, I can't believe that I will see my goal this year, possibly in a few months. Almost makes me cry when I think about it.

  3. How did it go?? Email me! I am dying to know!!!

  4. Can't wait to see what 2011 brings!

  5. Thanks! This has been a dream come true for me - I hope you are as happy as I am! :)

  6. I have been weighing every day just because it is so fun to see the scale go down every day lol, I think I will try to wean myself to every other day, then maybe get to once a week.

  7. I am super exicted about the 19lbs - I can even remember when the last time was that I lost 20lbs on my own. It is funny though how quickly the feelings of self doubt and failure can creep back in. If I have several days where I don't lose anything, then I start to wonder if this too will not work for me, that I will fail just like I have with every other diet. But......then I take a deep breath and get a grip and know that THIS time will be different. I already FEEL better, my knees don't ache as much and I am sleeping soooo much better at night. I used to get up several times a night and go to the bathroom or just toss and turn and now I go to bed and sleep until morning - I feel great when I wake up! I can't wait for you to be there too!

  8. hi Renee-- I am doing great! On Friday I will be 2 weeks post op and as of this morning I have lost 19 lbs. Just after surgery I did one week of liquids and now am in the soft/mushy stage. The liquid phase was pretty good, I found after surgery that I could drink liquids without any problems and when I had foods, I could do about 1/4 cup at a time. I did lots of jello and popciclesl, and when I wanted something with more substance, I would take campbells soup and puree it in my Magic Bullet which by the way is really awesome, then dish it out in 1/4 cup servings. Also the Yogurt Whips are super good if you put them in the freezer - then they are just like eating ice cream. I could only eat about 1/2 of a container at first, but now can eat a whole one. Do you have your date set yet? Last I remember you were shooting for some time in August or September.

  9. Thanks so much for your kind words. I have been able to talk to all of the girls that I was with at the Recovery House and they all confirmed the things that I had said. I even talked with the girl who had the leak who he had supposedly talked to that said that she asked to be taken back to the hospital to get away from me and she said that was absolutely not true, she only went back to the hospital because she had to go back to surgery due to her leak and that she never even met any male persons during her rehospitalization, nor did anyone ever even bring up my name. I feel much better about that, just wish there was a way for everyone to know I am not some kind of bitch (excuse the language) because I really am not.

  10. Wow! Aug 27th will be here before you know it!! The whole experience is kind of mind-blowing, it is soooo life changing! I am so happy with my decision to do it and will never look back. I have absolutely no problem getting my fluids in and I am taking a gummy vitamin twice a day. Protein is hard, because I really haven't found a protein source that I can stomach. I am going to work really hard to make sure my food sources are as high in protein as possible. Learning to eat for your body and not your head is really a new concept, and I am learning every day. I cant help but feel excited when I think about where I will be weight-wise next summer.

    The procedure itself wasn't too bad so try not to worry too much. The first few hours after surgery were pretty uncomfortable but I think that goes with any surgery. I had mine about 6 in the evening and by morning I had NO pain or nausea! I hope your procedure goes just as smoothly.

  11. I am soooo sad over this I can't stop crying. What he says is really not what happened - he wasn't there when I was, he doesn't know!!! I never meant to bash anyone, I was just posting my feelings about my experience. What I said was that my pt coordinator wasn't there for us and that I wondered if I would get the amount they owed me back. Was that wrong? I said that I was happy with Dr. Almanza and that the staff there were nice and took good care of us - how did I make this big of a mess??? When I wrote my post I thought I was so careful to word it in the most positive way possible. My point was meant to be that this is a huge experience alone and being in another country alone was hard. I was just saying that if you could take someone with you then you should. This is so awful it makes me sick

  12. I am doing great!!! I have lost 17lbs in just over a week, no hunger whatsoever and plenty of energy which I was really worried about! When is your date and remind me again where you are having it done?

  13. KathyM


    Just click on my tracker and it will take to you the site to make them. :)

  14. Hey girl!

    Sorry I am just now answering, I ended up having my surgery on the 16th due to some flight delays. I didn't go in to surgery until about 6pm and the first night was a little rough - not so much pain (there was some, but not too bad) but for some reason I was really nauseated so I spent a good portion of the night gagging and dry heaving. By morning though I was much better, I got up and took a shower and wanted to nap alot which I did but every time I woke up I made myself get up and walk 3 times up and down the hall before I napped again. I really didn't have alot of gas like I read about. Anyways, I went home on the 19th and have been relearning this whole eating process but feeling well. I have lost about 11 lbs since surgery and keep getting on the scale to make sure it isn't a fluke haha!

    I know this is short, but I don't want to just ramble on, so if you have any questions, please ask.


    Take care


  15. I'm back home and feeling great! I got home about midnight last night and have been a little lazy today getting caught up on my sleep but I feel good and am so happy to be home!

  16. Thanks for adding me - I am sure you are tired of hearing this, but you are such an inspiration to me - I almost cry when I look at your pictures knowing this could be possible for me - Thank you!!

  17. Where did your pictures go????? When you look at your album it just says it is an invalid album!!!!!

  18. Please tell me how you felt about your experience with Dr. Reyes. I am going to have him do my sleeve on July 15th. Unfortunately I managed to find a thread where there was alot of Dr. bashing going on and it was really impossible to sort out. BTW, you look wonderful and you could be a twin for the girl who was my best friend when I was a little girl!! :)


    I would really appreciate your input as to what to expect, what to bring to the clinic, how you felt, etc. I am so excited to get my life back!!!




  19. I hear you on that. This is such a highly emotional subject already - making a decision that will affect the rest of your life - having to go to another country to do it and then add in trying to sort out who actually knows what they are talking about and who is just running off at the mouth when they don't really have a clue. I am going no matter what. I love my patient coordinator that I have been talking with, and I truly believe this is going to give me my life back. I am not looking for someone to hold my hand, I just want to get through it without any complications. I truly hope that your surgery goes well and it will be everything you want it to be. Please let me know how it goes.

  20. Hi -


    i was reading the thread about Dr. Reyes. I am going to him July 15th and all of the bashing going on on the thread I was reading was making me crazy. Are you still planning to go to him? And will you please message me and tell me your honest opinion of your experience? Thanks a bunch.

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