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WLS - My Journey - Liquid Diet Day 7
Monday, June 27, 2016      4 comments

Wow do I wish that the Protein shake pre-op diet was a sustainable way to lose weight. I have dropped nearly 14 pounds in the time I have been on this. But I know this is not a sustainable way to lose and keep the weight off. 7 days unt... Read more
WLS - My Journey - Liquid Diet Day 4
Friday, June 24, 2016      2 comments

Today I head to see the PA for my pre-op check up and blood work. I am down a couple months re pounds hopefully this bodes well for the liver shrink. Went for a nice walk with a dear friend last night that had not seen me since November. S... Read more
WLS - My Journey - Liquid Diet Day 3
Thursday, June 23, 2016      8 comments

Well the liquid diet seems to be a hit with the scale. Down 3 pounds from yesterday so making my goal of 330 by July 5th will be easy. Might even get to 325 woohoo. Picked up a Ninja blender/food processor yesterday so tonight I will make... Read more
WLS - My Journey - Liquid Diet Day 2
Wednesday, June 22, 2016      6 comments

It is day 2 of the liquid diet. I am glad that I went with 3 flavors: Chocolate, Vanilla & Orange Cream. This morning I had a scoop of vanilla & chocolate to have a 1/2 & 1/2 shake. Currently I am enjoying a scoop of vanilla & orang... Read more
WLS - My Journey Part 6
Tuesday, June 21, 2016      3 comments

So today I begin the liquid diet for 2 weeks. I chose to do the 4 protein shakes instead of the 3 and a frozen entree. I am sick of frozen meals and trying to get the processed food out of my life. I can have some veggies so that will help. ... Read more
WLS - My Journey - Part 5
Tuesday, June 07, 2016      0 comments

I have a date. July 5th I will have RNY surgery. I am so happy to his journey is moving forward. Liquid diet begins June 21st.... Read more
WLS - My Journey Part 4
Tuesday, June 07, 2016      1 comments

Well I have been approved by the insurance company for my surgery. Now I am just waiting for them to get that approval over to the Surgeons office so I can start the next steps and have surgery. I called the Insurance Coordinator this mo... Read more
WLS - My Journey Part 3.75
Thursday, May 26, 2016      3 comments

Well I am still waiting for Insurance approval but that is okay. I continue to closely monitor my food by weighing and measuring everything I eat. I know many would not agree with where my calories are sitting but I am following the instructio... Read more
WLS - My Journey Part 3.5
Monday, May 23, 2016      6 comments

Well the roller coaster ride is nearing the end. This morning I achieved the weight loss goal that the surgeon set for me to be at prior to surgery. So I went into the clinic for an official weight and it was even lower. I love their scale. ... Read more
WLS - My Journey Part 3
Monday, May 09, 2016      3 comments

Okay I have not blogged for awhile but mainly because there really was not anything new to blog about. I had the psych eval and attended the required Group Nutrition classes. I Met with the surgeon this morning and am 4 pounds away from w... Read more
Continued WLS - Journey
Tuesday, March 08, 2016      2 comments

Well I survived the Psych evaluation without getting put in a nice white jacket emoticon At the end of the visit ... Read more
WLS - My Journey
Tuesday, February 16, 2016      3 comments

Well so far I have survived the first Nutritional Group Session. Not sure I garnered any new information at that time but I have done a lot of research so I know they need to address the group as a whole. On March 1st I go in for the Psych... Read more
A New Year and soon a new Me
Monday, January 25, 2016      5 comments

As of 1/1/2016 my insurance company now covers WLS with pre-approval if I meet certain criteria. I re-started the process today with an updated consult with my surgeon. Tonight I will complete the Psyc online questionnaire. The next step ... Read more
Patience is a virtue
Thursday, November 19, 2015      2 comments

Or so I keep telling myself. I have been working on tabling my frustration over insurance as I know there is no other way around this. I am working on preparing my family for this major change in my life. I am also working on learning to chew... Read more
Frustrated with Insurance
Thursday, November 05, 2015      0 comments

So I received a jumbled response to my email I sent in Tuesday after seeing that Bariatric surgery would be covered as of January 1, 2016. So I decided to call them today and find out what the status was on my approval. Was told that a letter ... Read more

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