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~*~*~ Gastric Sleeve Surgery Date - August 10, 2015!!! ~*~*~

I am a 40-year-old toddler teacher at a daycare center. I've received my Child Development Associate Certification in October 2017, and am pursuing Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education.

Current Weight - 256.5
Mini Weight Goal - 247
Final Weight Goal - 150

Total pounds lost - 01/01/2018: 73.5!
Total inches lost - 01/01/2018: 45!

My Journey

January 1, 2018 - Well, the beginning of another year. I had regained some of the weight I had lost, but now I really am back on track. I found an eating plan that is working well for me, but I need to stay focused and not allow myself to be sidetracked or tempted by foods around me that aren't on my plan.

February 14, 2017 - It's been a crazy beginning to this year. Had several illnesses, but am finally back on track. 18-month visit with the surgeon's office yesterday was very encouraging. But I know - one day at a time!

January 1, 2017 - It's been a long year, with many changes. Some good, some bad, some sad; but ultimately all that's best for me. I won't say I'm starting over, cuz I'm not; I've already come so far. But I am starting again, from where I am now. First goal - Stepping down another weight category; so that would be to get to a weight of 216!

April 24, 2016 - I've been having a tough time the last few months, I've been dealing with terrible neck pain, which has made it almost impossible to exercise. I have gone to several specialists and finally have a diagnosis - degenerative disc disease, affecting 4 of my cervical vertebrae. I will have to have surgery eventually to correct it, but for the time being, I'm going for pain management. I go for my first treatment, a nerve block, in about 2 1/2 weeks.

January 10, 2016 - Still moving along. The holidays and illnesses have made things tough, so I'm going back to basics. Down 80 pounds!

November 9, 2015 - 3-month post op - down another 19 pounds according to the surgeon's office scale! They are really happy with my progress.

October 4, 2015 - 2 months post-op - Doing great! I joined a gym a couple weeks ago, and I've been going every day. I don't do the same workout - I change the length and intensity so I don't burn myself out. Looking to start adding strength training this week.

September 8, 2015 - 1-month post-op appointment went very well. They were happy with the 16 pounds I lost since surgery. First goal - another 25-30 pounds lost by the end of the year. I was also cleared for exercise. I'll be joining Snap Fitness this week.

August 10, 2015 - Surgery went great! On my way!

August 5, 2015 - final pre-op weigh in! All set for surgery on Monday!!!

July 21, 2015 - pre-op testing done! It's getting really exciting!!

June 28, 2105 - I was able to move up my appointment with the surgeon to June 23, and I was approved! Surgery date - August 10!! I do have a few more appointments - pre-op testing, PCP clearance, and final weigh-in.

I also got my CPAP machine and have been using it a few days. It will take some getting used to. LOL

June 1, 2015 - Second bariatric program appointment went great! All tests/evals done and results in, and I lost 20 pounds! I am RFS - ready for surgery!

Meeting the surgeon July 21. I'm hoping surgery can be scheduled for the week I have off in August.

May 21, 2015 - I found out today I have mild sleep apnea. I'll be going back for a second appointment with the sleep center to be fitted with a CPAP machine.

May 10, 2015 - Only one more test to go - my endoscopy, scheduled for May 20. I've lost the 5% of the weight they wanted. Now I just have to keep it off, and hopefully, lose some more!

April 1, 2015 - I had my first appointment for weight loss surgery. I have a few more tests and appointments to set up, but the ball is rolling!

Followed The South Beach Diet for my pre-surgery weight loss.

Member Since: 2/6/2006

Fitness Minutes: 99,251

My Goals:

15 pounds lost - 05/02/2015: New PJ's and shoes!!

30 pounds lost - 07/01/2015: DVDs!!

45 pounds lost - 08/16/2015: Sneakers!!

60 pounds lost - 10/04/2015: Music!!

75 pounds lost - 11/30/2015: New laptop!!

90 pounds lost - Geocaching Premium Membership!!

100 pounds lost - Horseback riding!!

Goal Weight:

Weight Loss -

10 Pounds: 04/14/2015
20 Pounds: 05/30/2015
30 Pounds: 07/01/2015
40 Pounds: 08/16/2015
50 Pounds: 08/30/2015
60 Pounds: 10/04/2015
70 Pounds: 11/01/2015
80 Pounds: 12/21/2016
90 Pounds:
100 Pounds:

My Program:
Nutrition Plan: Bariatric Eating 'Back on Track'

Exercise plan: Bariatric Eating Full Body Workout (3x/week)

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Joanne P.
Orchard Park, NY

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