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Before my Roux en Y (Gastric Bypass surgery)...April 2010

After surgery...April 2011...125lbs lighter.


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I'm an Air Force wife with an amazing husband of 13 years, a stay at home mom of 3 handsome boys ages 13 (14 in Sept), 11, & 7 1/2. I had Gastric Bypass surgery on August 12, 2010 & have maintained my goal weight for a little over a year. Words cannot express how much this life change has made me a better person. I'm proud of my accomplishments, & am so blessed to have such a strong support system!! I love my life!!

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I'm 5'7 & my goal weight is 155lbs. I am also working towards breaking my sweet tooth, & sticking to a daily exercise program.

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Currently trying to figure out an exercise program that I can stick to. I prefer the elliptical & dead weights over machines. As far as my diet, I mainly focus on protein intake (recommended for gastric patients is 80 grams per day) & carb intake (no more than 40 grams). The diet of a gastric patient is drastically different than normal people. At times it gets frustrating & difficult, but totally worth it in the end.

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Native Texan!! Currently living in Tampa Florida. Hubby is in the Air Force, & we've lived here for a little over 12 years. We've been trying to get orders outta here for years, but so far no luck. :-( I miss Texas like crazy!!!

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Random facts: I'm a social butterfly & have to be with friends & family at all times. I hate being alone. My favorite actor is Johnny Depp (I refer to him as my 2nd husband). I hate to read! Movies are my forte. My favorite color is red. I'm a huge Texas Longhorns fan...HOOK 'EM HORNS!!! I love animals, especially golden retrievers. Authentic mexican food is amazing & I could eat it everyday. I'm a great listener & have been told I would make a great therapist. I'm addicted to chewing ice. The best ice comes from Sam's Club & Sonic. My biggest pet peves are people who chew with their mouth open, gossip, slow drivers, and a messy house. I have a bit of OCD. I'm a "glass is half full" kinda girl. That's me in a nut shell.

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  • v MUTS801
    Thank you Linda! I'm so happy I decided to join SparkPeople. A friend of mine has been asking me to join for a while, but I never had any interest. Now I'm hooked! And the WLS forum/threads are so super helpful & full of great ideas & support. :-) emoticon
    2145 days ago
  • v SWEETINDY500
    Welcome to Gastric Bypass Sparklers! You’ll find plenty of support and encouragement here. No question is too stupid to ask, so post away and we’ll all put in our two cents worth. Utilize all the tools SP has to offer. I find tracking my food and exercise most helpful. Good luck on your weight loss journey!


    2145 days ago