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I was wondering how everyone did their initial weight in (clothed or gown)? I think I will need the extra few pounds of clothes & shoes to qualify.

What was your experience?

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They did mine with clothes and shoes on because of covid (no more taking shoes off they said).

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Clothes and shoes

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Clothes and no shoes (they provide a scale foot cover) . I always try to wear close to the same amount of clothes during my weigh ins. I can play really bad mind games with myself and I just want to keep it honest. Even in my past when my weight was 116 pounds, I played games with the scale so my relationship with it can be very unhealthy.

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I joked with my husband that if I lost too much weight to qualify for insurance I was going to buy a padded bra, remove the padding, and put those 5 lb wrist weight things in each cup. I managed to skate in right above the line, no weight manipulation needed.

Your surgeons office is very unlikely to make you strip for your weigh-in. The scale is in a public place and I doubt they want that!

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That's funny, but I'm in the same boat. I weigh enough with my shoes & jacket on...but a few pounds short without items.

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On 2/22/2021 at 4:59 PM, HAPPYTRACE said:

I was wondering how everyone did their initial weight in (clothed or gown)? I think I will need the extra few pounds of clothes & shoes to qualify.

What was your experience?

They did mine fully clothed shoes off... but then they subtracted a bit for clothing lol. I was on the cusp of qualifying... so honestly I hate a lot of food the week prior so I would be a little more bloated. I also knew I had to be able to prove that I lost some weight pre-op so I wanted to be up just enough to qualify and lose a couple pounds to stay qualified. The thing is.. if I tried, I could lose weight... but no matter what I did it wouldn't STAY OFF... so I knew I needed to do surgery at that point since nothing else worked even under physician guidance and prescribed weight loss treatments.

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Thanks everyone for replying! I had my 1st weigh in & was fully clothed w/ shoes on. I just made 40bmi but have 6 months of diet plans & weigh ins ahead. My insurance is Arizona Complete Health (medicaid in AZ) & requires 6 months diet plan w/ Primary doc, Cardiologist (EKG), Pulmonologist (chest x-ray), sleep study, nutritionist, psych eval, endoscopy, & letter of rec from primary care doc. It is a lot, but you got to do what you got to do!

If anybody has suggestions for me or doc recommendations, please let me know!

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Where are you in AZ? Near Tucson? And if you ARE near Tucson, who is your Bariatric doc and which hospital are they associated with? I might be able to help!

Edited by momof3_angels

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3 minutes ago, HAPPYTRACE said:

I am in Tucson

I will answer on your other thread... I am in Sahuarita... so my surgery was in Tucson.

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