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January 21st 2011 (Update)

Saturday, January 22, 2011

It will soon be 9 months since my lapband surgery I have came a long ways and have just about reached goal weight. Now it is a different ballgame. I have to learn how to maintain my weight and not give in to temptation so easily. I must remind myself I have worked really hard for this and I will be celebrating my 27th Anniversary with the love of my life on Thursday January 27th 2011. I have went from 221 pounds to 145 pounds and from a size 18 to a size 8 and from 5 prescriptions to 1. I feel Awesome! Take a look at my pics and tell me what you think:)Thanks for all your support My SP Friends!


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OCEANLUVR 1/23/2011 5:55PM

    Way to go!!! Hop on the Southern Oklahoma Sparkers every now and then to keep us informed! Great job!

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TEXASGIRL48 1/23/2011 2:45PM

    Lookin' good! emoticon

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KATRINAKRAUT 1/22/2011 12:44AM

    Beautiful pictures. You radiate. Congratulations!

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Just an Update!

Thursday, July 08, 2010

Hello Friends,
I had my surgery 2 months ago April 28th 2010 and I never thought I would be doing this good! I am down to a size 11 from a size 18. I have lost a total of 56 pounds since I first began my weight loss journey, I am loving the new me underneith all those pounds! It feels good to look in the mirror and for once like what you see. I use to never try on clothes when I bought them and now I can't wait to see what size I will fit in to next. I like seeing peoples response when they haven't seen me in awhile. I like the way my Husband looks at me and smiles and I know he is proud of my success! So for all the times of trying to resist all the temptations out their you might ask is it worth it and I would have to smile and say you bet it is worth it! I will try to post a new pic each month to show you all my success!
Loving My Band!

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HOPE2BE 7/9/2010 3:47PM

    That's wonderful Stacy. A lot of people would like to get it including my daughter.

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My Weight Loss Survey Responses

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Weight Loss Survey Responses
The following are Stacy Frederick's responses to the Weight Loss Survey:

Describe your behavioral and emotional battle with weight control before learning about bariatric surgery.
I have struggled with my weight most all of my life. I was always the chunky kid. I was always told its hereditary and since most of my family was obese I just figured I was doomed to be fat. I have tried almost every over the counter diet pill there was, I would lose some weight but always gained it right back after I quit taking them and I really didn't like the way they would make me feel.I would do Weight Watchers and I lost 70 pounds and decided to have my 3rd and final child so guess what weight was back and my daughter is now 14 years old and I am the largest I have ever been. I am 5 ft 3 and 217 pounds.This is my battle with weight control.
What was (is) the worst thing about being overweight?
Not being able to shop for cute clothes. Not being able to wear a swimsuit and look good in it.Not being healthy. Not being able to play with my kids and grandkids like I should. Getting out of breath when doing most anything that required energy. Being tired all the time.
How did you first find out about bariatric surgery and what were your initial impressions of it?
I found out about baratric surgery from a couple of friends who had the surgery themselves and my initial impressions was I think that this might be for me and after attending the Seminar I knew it would be a great thing for me.
Describe your experience with getting insurance approval for surgery. What advice, if any, do you have for other people in this stage?
It has not been good so far I have had 1 denial and think I will have a fight on my hands but I am learning from others on the OH website and plan on fighting until I get approved!
What was your first visit with your surgeon like? How can people get the most out of this meeting?
I had a really good first visit with Dr. Broussard. He answered all my questions and said if I needed anything or had any questions that I could call the clinic anytime. He described each different type of weightloss surgery and all the different risks. He was willing to try and help me get my insurance to approve the sleeve. You can get the most out of your 1st meeting by having a list of questions written down before you go.
What made you finally decide to have the surgery?
I want to improve my Health first and formost. Get off of all my medications, I want to feel good about myself and have others family and friends fell good about me as well. I am hoping that my insurance will give me approval for VSG surgery because this is the only one I want and the only way I can have the WLS.
How did you decide which procedure to have?
I decided on the VSG after learning about it at a seminar and studying about it on the internet.Also I have a friend who has had this surgery and I have seen her progress, it is Amazing! I know This is just a tool and I have to work had at this and I am willing to do just that!
What fears did you have about having complications or even dying from from the surgery, and what would you tell other people having the same fears now?
I guess I could say I have no fears so far but I have not got a surgery date yet and am still waiting on approval from my insurance company. I am sure I will be nervous somewhat when the time actually gets here, but for now I am ok.
How did your family and friends react to your decision? Would you have communicated anything differently if you could now? How supportive were they after your surgery?
My Family and Friends have been really Great about my decision for WLS. I am very Blessed in that category. I haven't had a surgery yet but I know when I do they will support me in every way because they love me
How did your employer/supervisor react to your decision? What did you tell him/her? How long were you out of work?
I am self employed and still waiting for my surgery date. So I will update this section after the fact.

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TWEETS9401 1/25/2010 12:19AM

    What ever you do don't give up. Just keep trying and the will approve you in time and trust me they take there sweet time about it. I have a lady tell me that a lot of them do that so people will give up. As for mine it's been 6 mths and now the have agreed to pay for it only if I jump there hoops. I will and in the end it's all going to be worth it. Good luck!!

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Going with the sleeve if insurance covers it.

Sunday, January 03, 2010

Hello my SP Friends,
I am in the process of working towards the sleeve (VSG) I am meeting the nutritionist and I am scheduled for my blood work and sleep study January 14th 2010. I think after attending the seminar and researching this procedure that this is the one that is right for me. If there are some of you out there that have considered this procedure or have had it yourself please share your thoughts with me about it. I am praying that my insurance BCBSIL covers this procedure.I will keep everyone updated on my progress.

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MOPARMEMAW 1/24/2010 5:45PM

    I started out wanting the band too, but now I am scheduled to have VSG on 2/23. I am self paying for it, because BCBS Iowa doesn't cover it. I just didn't want to put myself through a surgery that I really didn't want. The surgeon in Kansas City is charging $11,999. We paid 3 x that much for our pickup truck and it lost value when it rolled off the lot! Good luck in your journey. I hope you are able to have the surgery of your choice.

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Lap Band Journey!

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Hello everyone, I am beginning a new Journey and Lord willing it will be the right one. I go to Edmond, Ok. this Saturday December 6th, 2009 from 9:30 to 11:30. I am excited about this journey although I know it will take some time before the actual surgery, I am ready! I will keep all my Spark friends updated with my progress. Merry Ch   

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JIBBIE49 1/18/2010 12:12PM

    Good luck.

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LEEANNE1980 12/2/2009 1:18PM

    Remember is not a race it is a marathon. You can do this and the beginning is so exciting! I am about a month out from surgery and I am so glad I did it. I feel better, have more energy, and am becoming more positive, everyday! They say that LapBand surgery is a tool but I think of it as the missing key I needed to get my life going in the right direction!

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CTENBRINK 12/2/2009 10:49AM

    Good luck! It wiil all work out for the best

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AXISLADY 12/2/2009 9:02AM

    Good Luck to you. My son-in-law had gastric bypass a couple years ago and has done very well with it. still have to exercise and be healthy!

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LOLEMA 12/2/2009 8:35AM

  Wish you the best!

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