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Wow! Inspiring story! Let's keep in touch. I am counting the days until my surgery and the start of my new journey. Good luck to u and u will loose the weight, keep up the good work! Best wishes ????

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I'm so glad I found this thread....

I've related to everything that is said here. I went to the initial consultation in April and was only a BMI of 34, with High Blood Pressure and High Cholesterol, thrown in with a Pre-diabetic kicker. The surgeon said he wasn't going to log my weight that day, that I needed to hit every buffet in town and come back in 2 weeks. I obliged, then came back and my BMI was right at 35. After gnawing on my nails for a month during all the pre-op testing, I got insurance approval.

Surgery is set for a week from tomorrow...6/22. I'm on the pre-op diet now, a little hungry but manageable. Cutting out coffee and Diet Coke has been a struggle also, but also manageable.

We low-BMIers need to stick together and help each other along. Will be interested to hear your progress. I'm scared to death I'll be the only person in history that can't lose weight with the Sleeve.

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Those are my fears too! I keep having nightmares about it, waking up in a cold sweat! Ugh! Good luck to u on the 22nd! I hope everyone is right and we will loose weight! ????

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I also am a low BMI of 29 on my surgery date of 6/8/15. I paid out of pocket for my gastric sleeve. I have PCOS and had a lap band 6 years ago, I had it removed in October of last year, I gained 40 pounds in 8 months, all while exercising and eating well. I then decided to have the sleeve. I can't let me kids see this struggle with food, or me and my knees hurting. I want to be healthy for my kids & husband. I am 34 and have 4 girls, I don't want them to hear me constantly struggle and be mad my clothes don't fit. It's not good for their psyche. Anyhow, surgery was a breeze, I'm still at home and taking it easy, but I've already lost 10 pounds in less than a week. I'll take it! I was 174.5 on surgery day, I'm 164.2 today, with a goal of 130. It's so worth it not to struggle with food! Good luck everyone!

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Natalie080,

U are almost exactly me! Thank you for your response! I'm so excited, counting down the days. My goal is 125-130 too. Good luck on your journey, let's keep in touch! ????

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I had my surgery May 6th, 2014. Initial weight #221, Hgt 5'4". I was #211 the day of surgery. I was on 2 meds for hypertension, so BCBS approved me after a 6 month waiting period.

1 year later I weigh #126 & have never felt better!! BMI is now healthy and I'm off all meds ????. I can honestly say I would do it again in a heartbeat. Good luck to all the pre-ops out there!

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My BMI on surgery day was 26 (?)... I am 5' 6" and on surgery day I weighed 161 lbs. I had no comorbidities. My insurance company paid for my surgery. At first I was denied...but my doctor fought for me....then I was approved. I have the denial letter and the approval letter....they are dated 9 days apart. On my initial doctor visit my BMI was 37...but between that date and my surgery date...I lost approx 50 lbs on my own.

I had my surgery 6-27-14....by October, 2014...I had reached my goal weight of 130. And now, I go up a pound...down a pound. Today I was 126.

I couldn't be happier!

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That's awesome! Thanks for your response, Sanstan! I hope I reach my goal that quick! ????

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I'm at BMI 33 and I'm self paying. I'm pear shape and hesitate to tell people about my sleeve, scheduled on 7/9.

I've been on the diet roller coaster for the last 15 years and usually don't have any problems loosing the weight just keeping it off.

Question to you all, are you emotional eaters? I eat large portions and over indulge now and then. I met with a CBT therapist who's specializes in eating disorders and over weight people and she was concerned about my reasons for surgery.

I just want to physically remove the possibility to overeat and not having to jo jo diet constantly and always think about food. I want to be healthy and live a balanced life style.

What's the reasons for your extra pounds and will you keep it off? I don't want the therapist to be right and I know it's not a quick fix and it won't solve the reasons I eat, just give me the tools to deal with it. Do you agree?

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Mine was mainly caused by meds. But once the damage is done it's difficult to keep it off. I lost and gained back 250 pounds over the last 6 years. I can loose it, not a problem. Although I am not an emotional eater, I don't exercise as much as I should. My advice to you would be get to the bottom of your emotional eating first, try to deal with that and then think about the sleeve.

Smiles????

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The sleeve will eliminate your overeating. You just simply CAN NOT eat the same amount of food you do now....for emotional reasons or not. I could out-eat most everyone I know (I loved the taste of food and had zero will power) and now...I just simply can't...nor want to. Don't try to over think this...it will be easier than you think.

At least this was my experience. I hope it will be as easy for you, too.

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Thanks! I'll be seeing the therapist for 6 months all through the honeymoon face and I think that'll make me put everything into perspective, head and body ????

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