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From Rearranging to Maintaining

I had to do some major rearranging in my life. At 5'3" tall, I was tipping the scales at 260 pounds. I needed to do something.

I have struggled with my weight all of my life. I can not remember a time when I wasn't on some type of fad diet trying to lose weight.

After many failed attempts, and the realization that years of abusing my body had taken a toll, I decided to look into Weight Loss Surgery (WLS)

Like many people, I thought surgery was the "easy ...
I had to do some major rearranging in my life. At 5'3" tall, I was tipping the scales at 260 pounds. I needed to do something.

I have struggled with my weight all of my life. I can not remember a time when I wasn't on some type of fad diet trying to lose weight.

After many failed attempts, and the realization that years of abusing my body had taken a toll, I decided to look into Weight Loss Surgery (WLS)

Like many people, I thought surgery was the "easy way out" and for years refused to even consider it. I found myself at wits end however, and it was starting to look like a possible option.

I did my research, attended a seminar given by the local hospitals Bariatric Team, and then, with all information in hand, I made an appointment with my family doctor. Together, her and I decided that WLS was a very viable option.

On April 10, 2012 I underwent Roux N Y Gastric Bypass Surgery. It was NOT easy. It was a struggle each and every day, but in the end was totally and completely worth it.

To date I have lost 137 pounds.
I went from a Size 22/24 to a 2/4

Best of all, I have discovered a part of me I never, ever, not even in a million years, knew existed... my inner athlete. Apparently, she was hiding deep inside somewhere I never knew existed.

I went from not even being able to walk up a flight of stairs to completing a 8 Mile Mud Run.

Now, that I have done all of the rearranging - it is working on maintaining all that I have accomplished.











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CATTUTT
9/11/2013 4:58:38 PM

Ooooh I bet that is yummy! Most of the time I eat the Boca "chicken" patties, and I love Swiss on it, but that's a lot of extra calories. Laughing Cow cheese is the perfect substitute. Yay you!

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CATTUTT
9/6/2013 2:55:07 PM

I really appreciate your comment on my blog. It's good to be reminded that other people have problems too. Also, it's nice to hear that other people have foods they just cannot have around. I felt like a willpowerless wuss. So thanks!

I like your idea of writing a note or posting on a message board, too. I think if I am going to have to fess up RIGHT THEN what I am eating, I might not be inclined to eat so much.

Thanks for your suggestions. Looking at your success, I'm d@mn sure gonna listen!

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STEPH-KNEE
9/3/2013 1:43:29 AM

Thanks so much for the kind words on my blog, it really means a lot! emoticon I'm glad I'm not the only one who doesn't like strength training! I don't know why I have to be such a baby about it, I know I should do it, I just gotta get used to it lol. I will definitely look into the kettlbells.



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WHOVIANGIRL23
8/30/2013 11:00:36 AM

Thank you for the blog comment. Those guys are shallow insensitive jerks, and someday will probably end up married to some shallow insensitive woman and they will lead a wonderfully miserable life together :P mean while ill be over here, still getting fabulous.



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LOVINGAFRICA
8/30/2013 8:16:04 AM

Thank you for reading my blog and for your comment!
Jip, can't relax around lady docs, as you so precicely put it!
Have a great day, Friend!



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