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Can someone please tell me how to get the little weight tracker everyone has at the bottom of their profiles?

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Hello... go to your profile page and scroll to the bottom, there you will see 3 tabs... hit the ticker tab and it will guide you through.. hope this helps

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I only have two tabs....My surgery and Activity

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I honestly don't know when my next weigh in is. I have my psych eval next week but I doubt they'll weigh me for that. But the week after I have my first meeting with the dietitian so I'm sure that will involve a weigh in. Although my surgeon doesn't require any weight loss before surgery. I'm just on a mission to not gain!

They weighed me in at every appointment, good luck at yours!


HW 242, SW 236- (Bypass 12/20/17)
GW#1- 199 [emoji736] (2/11/18)
GW#2- 180 [emoji736] (4/2/18)
GW#3- 160
CW 173
5’6”

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I had my first Dr. Visit in October. I immediately finished all the pre op appointments ie psych evaluation, meeting the nutritionist. I just finished my 6 month supervised diet last Monday and now I’m just waiting to hear back from insurance so I can schedule my surgery. My Dr. Is shooting for June and I’m having gastric bypass.


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so who here has weigh ins coming up i have one in tuesday. i am so not looking forward to it. lol. its mostly because i think i have gained again and i know from this point i know i have to really give up the heavy carb food which will set me into tired mode again for a while and so yeah anyone else here have tips to get past that initial tired feeling when giving up the major carbs ie bread stuff like that


I have a weigh in on Wednesday and I *think* I may be at my goal? My highest weight was 380-390lbs a year and a half ago. When I started the Bariatric program in January of this year my weight was 339, I had lost 40 or so pounds from exercise and mild/inconsistent dieting. They wanted me to get to 322 to approve me for surgery. My scale says I’m at 316 now... but that’s my naked weight- so I figure as long as my clothes don’t weigh more than 6lbs I should be okay. My *personal* goal is to get below 300 before surgery.

The reason why I’m so focused on hitting these goals before surgery is I know my weight is a result of diet. If I can consistently lose weight before the surgery, it means I’ve started to really tackle the root cause. I have had some success- like now I actually prefer Water or no calorie Powerade to soda. I’ve gotten better at portions and self control. I’ve really got more work to do with meal planning and breaking up with my good friend the potato... [emoji23].




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I feel like my process has been a bit arduous. I went to my first appointment in January and have met with surgeon and nutrition once a month ever since. I’ve had to have an endoscopy, primary doc letter of medicinal necessity, sleep study, pulmonary function test, two rounds of labs, psych evaluation, and cardiac clearance.

The endoscopy tested positive for h. Pylori so I had to do 14 days of antibiotics and will have to do a stool sample [emoji58][emoji58] to see if it is gone. I get my sleep study and pulmonary function test results on Wednesday and my cardiologist had to cancel my appointment last week- so I won’t see them until May now.


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On 4/21/2018 at 1:40 PM, Chrisb428 said:

Can someone please tell me how to get the little weight tracker everyone has at the bottom of their profiles?

At the top of this page, right hand side you'll see your username. Click the down arrow next to it to get the menu. Towards the bottom you should see "My Tickers". Go in there to set your's up.

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I'm behind on posting as I wasn't able to get on this weekend - so welcome to all the newbies!!

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Maybe its because im using my phone and kindle. I will have to try on my pc later. I dont see it anywhere on my page. (Im really not stupid, i swear) lol

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Maybe its because im using my phone and kindle. I will have to try on my pc later. I dont see it anywhere on my page. (Im really not stupid, i swear) lol


Ah - Yes you won’t have that option on those devices as they are just condensed versions. You will have to access the full website in a computer. And then perhaps post in the Help and Suggestion Thread about being able to access that option through the app. Lol


~Emily

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My psych eval is this morning - in about 2.5 hours. I'm not really nervous, I just don't like going into something when I don't know what to expect. lol

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Ylime, mine wasnt that bad at all. I'm sure it will be a breeze compared to some of the pre op stuff...lol Let me know how it goes!

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I would love to make some surgery buddies now so we can go through all the pre-op requirements together and stick through surgery and beyond. Anyone else already know their surgery will occur this summer?
My surgery is going to fall in the July or August time frame. Most of this is dependent upon checking all my surgeon's boxes, the rest is dependent upon my financing since I'm self-pay. I'll be getting the sleeve.
I love my surgeon and feel really lucky to have found him. So far the pre-op stuff has gone smoothly, but I am just at the beginning stages. I've scheduled all my evals and classes and attended my first weight loss class last week. I found it to be mildly helpful. It was certainly geared more toward those that hadn't already read through the surgery binder and/or those that had no clue what healthy eating consisted of. I'm hoping future classes focus more on the post-op eating.
My first visit with my PCP about this surgery is next week as that's the soonest I could get in to see her. I'm hoping she'll be supportive as my surgeon knew of her when I told him that's who I see. But if I have to find another PCP so be it.
My first dietician appt is next week and psych eval is the week after that. I only have to get these three meetings out of the way to schedule my surgery. So I'm anxious to get that done!
I'm excited to hear from others along the same timeline as me!



As long as my Psych Eval and Endoscopy go without a hitch it looks like I will have a June surgery. Mixed emotions of course!


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My psych eval is this morning - in about 2.5 hours. I'm not really nervous, I just don't like going into something when I don't know what to expect. lol

Psych evals are super easy peasy just be honest and and be yourself. Don't try to put up a front because you think they can't handle your issues trust me they have heard it all before worse and are not judging you ok

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