this is me back in january of this year, 2010....right now, i'm about 10 pounds heavier
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After many years of fighting the obesity demon, I decided to combat it once and for all by employing the help of the Lap Band. I did not enter into this decision lightly and in fact, after 18 months of solid research, I decided to be banded by surgeon, Dr. Naaman, on June 4th, 2007. The procedure went well for a time, but in September of 2008, I underwent emergency surgery as my band had suffered a severe slip, and I nearly lost my life. By the time of my surgery, I ...
After many years of fighting the obesity demon, I decided to combat it once and for all by employing the help of the Lap Band. I did not enter into this decision lightly and in fact, after 18 months of solid research, I decided to be banded by surgeon, Dr. Naaman, on June 4th, 2007. The procedure went well for a time, but in September of 2008, I underwent emergency surgery as my band had suffered a severe slip, and I nearly lost my life. By the time of my surgery, I was vomiting blood and my stomach had lost all circulation and was coal black. Luckily blood supply was restored and I was able to keep my stomach and my life.
However, life is not all that great right now...I have managed to gain all my post lap band weight back, plus another 10 lbs in 2 years and I am miserable as I am at a all time high of almost 270 pounds. So again, I turn to Spark People for tools and support to reach my goal of 150 pounds.
Wish me luck!
My goal is to lose 120 pounds which will put me at goal of 150 lbs.
I will eat 3 small meals per day, drink at least 80 ounces of water a day, and exercise at least 3 days/week to begin with; both cardio and weight training.
My name is Trudie and I live in a small town just north of Houston, Texas. I am a 45 year old mother of 3, a wife and a 7th grade Language Arts teacher.
I am a very easy going person...a real "home-body". I care about my friends and love my family. I am a die-hard R.E.M. fan, but hold a second love for John Denver, Billy Joel, and James Taylor equally.
| current weight: 270.0
Well, I guess we can't ALL be from Oklahoma! I married an A&M graduate - complete with the big ole' ring and a stone saying such in our front flowerbed. Of course, we fly the OU flag from the flagpole and he's converted into quite the OU fan - we have 6 season tickets to the games. A&M's become our 2nd most favorite team - united together AGAINST UT! What Aggie OR Sooner in their right minds would root for UT? (Hate to admit it, but we DID root for UT when they won the national championship against USC - but it was more that we were rooting AGAINST USC than FOR UT). I'm glad to meet you too. I've been to Houston twice, both times just passing through. Last summer we took the Carnival cruise out of Galveston and it was quicker for us to drive down than fly with all of the stops......
Keep in touch! I'm down 0.6 today. My husband lost 3.0!!!!!!! pounds yesterday - can you believe that? Whatever food combinations we ate the past two days must've worked! I need to go back and look...
3217 days ago
no i don't mind at all. I just added you to mine. 5 cats is not to many. I always tease my husband that if i outlive him i'll become the crazy cat lady with a 100 cats. LOL I have 3 now. Just added 1 a week ago. They are adjusting as well as cats do. My husband was a little upset when i told him but i said you can name her and she will be your cat. (is that manipulating,LOL) anyway, he named her "Ray" and fixed a bed for her right next to his side of the bed. It's love, i knew it would be. We start school on the 21, teachers have inservice on the 16th. I'm ready to get back into the groove. Talk to you later.
3218 days ago
I am assuming you are from Texas? Which city? I'm from Oklahoma - Lawton in the SW corner near Ft. Sill. Sill is the home of the USArmy's field artillery and is gaining the Air Defense men/women in the fall next year due to the BRAC reassignments from Congress.....
3218 days ago
Congratulations on your life-changing decision - good for you! I saw your post on Deb's page and thought I'd comment on your decision. Do you mind if I add you as a friend on MY page?
3219 days ago
I want to wish you success with your lapband.. I considered it for a time myself. I LOVE to fish too.. I grew up on the water and my dad had a commercial license. I love to be out on the ocean and my favorite fish to catch is the silver salmon.. I prefer sturgeon and halibut for eating tho.
3220 days ago