JENJEN3383's Blogs

Almost 3 Months out and 70lbs gone :)
Saturday, October 08, 2011      3 comments

Well it's definitely been a while since I blog'ed. I am well overdue. Next week is my 3 month surgiversary. I'm doing really well! My doctor is lowering my blood pressure medicine and I will probably be off my CPAP by 1 year out. I can't wai... Read more
1st Goal Met - 50lbs Gone Forever!
Sunday, August 28, 2011      3 comments

Today it happened, I stepped on the scale, and the numbers 299.7 blinked back at me..... HOLY COW was I excited. I've been waiting to hit this for the past couple of weeks and I am soooooo ecstatic. Meeting my first goal is so fulfilling. I w... Read more
Holy One Month Out Batman!!!!
Sunday, August 14, 2011      3 comments

Today is my one month anniversary of my surgery. I feel great! I've been back to work for two days and it's been ok so far. Let's see how I do when the real stress comes back.... I won't be able to turn to food. So I think I'm going to exerci... Read more
40 lbs gone!
Saturday, August 06, 2011      3 comments

It's been a little over 3 weeks since my GB surgery and so far I've lost 40 lbs. I feel great. People have noticed the change and I have as well. This is 1/5 of my goal so I definitely have a way to go but my confidence is already improving. ... Read more
2 Weeks Out
Thursday, July 28, 2011      5 comments

Today was my 2 week check up with my doctor. Everything is going well and she moved me on to mushy foods. Next week I can try moist meats. Thank goodness, I was getting so bored of liquids. Today I tried some macaroni and then I made a noodl... Read more
11 Days after surgery....
Monday, July 25, 2011      3 comments

....and I've lost 35 lbs since July 1st. My BMI is officially under 50 :) Yay! Super bored with my diet but hopefully only a few days until I get to move on. Follow up appt is on Thursday! I called work today to check on my team an... Read more
My face looks different!!!!
Saturday, July 23, 2011      3 comments

Ever since my surgery I've had my glasses on. No big deal, I just take them off before I go to bed. Yesterday I decided to go back to my normal contacts. Well those glasses were hiding a slimmer face! It freaked me out. I seriously stood in ... Read more
6 days after surgery....
Wednesday, July 20, 2011      5 comments

So much has happened since Thursday when I had my gastric bypass surgery. I was really nervous and it seemed like it took forever to get into surgery. The IVs were ok, but the lovenox shot they gave me before surgery hurt and stung a lot. It ... Read more
Happy news today!
Friday, July 08, 2011      3 comments

I got a call today from the surgeon's office saying they received my lab results (they just took my blood yesterday) and everything is normal! They were even able to get me back on the schedule for my original date and time. How awesome is that... Read more
Surgery Postponed????
Tuesday, July 05, 2011      3 comments

Well isn't that a kick in the butt? Got a phone call from surgeon's office today. Blood work came back and thyroid levels are too high for surgery. Surgery postponed until I can get it back to a healthy level. Super bummed. I made an appoin... Read more
12 more days
Saturday, July 02, 2011      5 comments

Yesterday I had all of my pre-op testing. I had to be in Richmond super early and there was a lot of testing but I made it through. I took the rest of the day off to rest. It was very needed. Last night Stephanie and I went to the grocery st... Read more
Bring on the LSD
Tuesday, June 28, 2011      4 comments

T minus 2 days until I start my liver shrinking diet. I have mixed feelings.... excitement over being that close to my surgery.... nervous about my surgery, scared that I'll be too hungry, or get cranky because I'm hungry. Either way, I'm read... Read more
One month away!
Tuesday, June 14, 2011      5 comments

My surgery is one month from today! Woohoo! Tomorrow I have my 4 hour nutritional class and I'm excited. Get to learn the good, bad and ugly about what I can and can't eat. I've heard a lot more about hormonal changes after surgery and I need... Read more
Meet the Surgeon
Thursday, June 09, 2011      8 comments

My surgeon's name is Dr. Bautista and I got to meet with him yesterday. Stephanie and I went down to Richmond for the appointment. Since she'll be with me in the hospital they asked that she come along. I was really impressed with his personal... Read more
On the Road to Gastric Bypass
Monday, May 30, 2011      4 comments

Well well well.... I'm back on Spark People and ready to tell the tale of my weight loss before and after gastric bypass. I decided to have surgery at the end of last year and began the insurance approval journey in November. At the suggestion... Read more

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