COUNTRYMOM831's SparkPeople Blog COUNTRYMOM831's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Chris Powell's Choose to Lose update I saw Chris Powell on Doctor Oz and thought I would buy his book, CHOOSE TO LOSE for my kindle. Just trying to do what he said, on Dr. Oz not knowing what was in his book. I managed to lose 4.6 lbs the first week. While reading the book I again did what I learned by watching the show, and my second week I lost 5 lbs more. For a total of 9.6 lbs. <BR> <BR> I only exercised 2 times about 15 min each time. I know I have to up that and I will. <BR> <BR> I have now read the book and see the... Wed, 14 Nov 2012 18:42:03 EST Me Hi my name is Sheila. I have been married to a wonderful man for 26 years. We have two wonderful kids. Sarah 21 and John 19. <BR> I have steadily gained weight once I had my kids. Then finally came to a plateau 320 lb. Stayed there for several years. I was happy healthy and then my family moved from CT to SC and I thought I had injured my elbow in the move. I went to the doctor and he said, I was in 3rd stage hyper tension. Put me on Benicar HCT and then he said, he wanted me to do a 3... Fri, 9 Sep 2011 12:35:33 EST No Surgery after all Ok, Insurance rep called yesterday. Bad news...the doctor doesn't want to do the gastric bypass on me, just the sleeve. I don't have the money to have the sleeve. <BR> I am not upset...I am kind of relieved in a way. I was starting to get very nervous about what if something did go wrong and died during surgery. So when this news came I was ok with it. <BR> <BR> So I am back to doing it the old fashion far I have lost 9 pounds just doing the diet they gave me to do before the ... Wed, 5 Jan 2011 14:50:30 EST Disappointing day Well I was informed today that my insurance will NOT cover the gastric sleeve surgery. <BR> On the up side they WILL however approve the gastric bypass surgery...I don't get it. <BR> Anyway, I have cried today, because I had my heart set on the gastric sleeve. My surgeon even said that the gastric sleeve would be the best one for me....and they still did not approve it. It just goes to show you not all insurance companies are for your best interest. <BR> So now I am trying to get use to the ... Wed, 22 Dec 2010 15:50:30 EST Dec 14, 2010 Hello everyone, <BR> <BR> I have exactly 1 month before my gastric sleeve surgery. I am excited that I am having the surgery. Something I have thought about ever since these types of surgeries started. I finally got up enough nerve to inquire about them and now I am waiting for my insurance to approve it. The insurance adviser didn't seem like they wouldn't approve it. ....she keeps saying they are going to approve it, don't worry. So if all goes through then on Jan. 14th I will be havin... Tue, 14 Dec 2010 11:59:08 EST My Goals 1. Get closer to God, Read my bible and pray more. <BR> <BR> 2. Do low carb plan and exercise at least 30 min 3x a week..building up to once a day. <BR> <BR> 3. Drink my daily intake of water, which is more than 64oz. <BR> <BR> 4. Not to drink Caffienated tea. It is easy to drink decaf at home..that is all I buy. But, when you go to resturants they don't have decaf tea so I tend to just drink it anyway. But no more....caffiene causes stalls on eating plans as well as cause you to crave swe... Mon, 4 Jan 2010 16:41:50 EST Welcome to group info Hello everyone, <BR> <BR> My name is Sheila and I am 43 yrs old. I have been overweight for about 20 of those years. I have been on diet after diet and did well on every one of may ask, what happened? Well I would hit a plateau and fall of the wagon. My motivation dwindled after doing everything right for weeks with no progress and I would just stop and the weight would just pack back on and in new areas on my body. <BR> <BR> I am on meds for high blood pressure and type 2 di... Mon, 4 Jan 2010 16:40:43 EST