Weight loss Surgery

Huge changes!
Midway City, California
August 9, 2015 10:30pm CST
A lot of you may not recognize me now. When I was here way back when, I was quite a lot heavier. I had Weight loss Surgery December 17, 2014. I have lost 150lbs. so far! I am so much happier now. I am NO longer a 'diabetic' nor do I have 'High blood pressure', or High cholesterol. 5 year's ago I was sent home in a wheelchair & told "You will never walk again". **NEWSFLASH** I am now walking anywhere from 4-7 miles every single day! I have lost a whole person! And I am still losing. my goal is to lose another 80-90 lbs. I do NOT regret this surgery at all.. Do you all have any questions at all about this 'Life-Saving' surgery? I would be happy to discuss anything at all about this with you...I started out @ 376lbs. My surgeon just told me Friday that I am his star patient. No one else has lost as much as I have in such a short amount of time...
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
15 Aug 15
That's just awesome. You know, a co-worker had that surgery some years ago, and lost weight but put a lot of it back on. I suspect she didn't change her habits enough despite the surgery.
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• Midway City, California
15 Aug 15
Thank you very much! That is a shame that she didnt follow what she was suppose to do.. This surgery is NOT easy! It is just a tool to be used in combination with eating right, & exercising.. These last 2 days, I have put on 5 lbs! Because it is so freaking hot herre (in the 100's) I am drinking water like therre is no tomorrow..lol.. But it will come off starting tomorrow when i start the lasix again..lol
@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
15 Aug 15
@positivelypink I'm just assuming. I don't really know what the issue it.
@Hatley (164524)
• Garden Grove, California
19 Mar 16
@positivelypink yep good old lasix now im on it every day but at least mu l;egs are pretty again and not big and ugly hatley here lol.
• Philippines
10 Aug 15
You are clearly an inspiration to me, I mean when the hell did i ever stop walking long distances like that. Im thinking of sleeping early tonight and start walking again tomorrow, I don't even know why I ever gave this up, Im young and lately I'm too lazy to walk. more good luck to you friend and congrats on that surgery.
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• Midway City, California
10 Aug 15
Well I wish you all the luck in the world to begin walking again! It is such great exercise, & cost's absolutely NOTHING!! I LOVE walking.. Thank you very much! This surgery has literally saved my life! Good luck to you also.. Start walking today!
@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
10 Aug 15
My roomie had this 5 years ago. She's lost 150 lbs too, but she still needs to lose more. I'd love to have the surgery, but my insurance won't cover it... However, even at 220 I don't have high blood pressure or diabetes, and my cholesterol is only borderline... I don't like fried foods that much, and I have always hated greasy foods... I just like pasta - a LOT...
• Midway City, California
10 Aug 15
HI ElicBxn! Nice to see you back here again!! Wow that is great.. It all depends on how much you started at , as to how fast you can lose the weight..Your lucky that you don't have any health issues! Pasta is a BIG no-no for us.. NO carbs at all...lol
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
10 Aug 15
@positivelypink she still eats carbs, but can't eat as many as she used to, for some strange reason... LOL
• Midway City, California
10 Aug 15
@ElicBxn well for one her stomach is way smaller than it was in the beginning.. BUT if she is eating carbs, then she won't lose weight...very sad to do this after all that hard work!
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• United States
10 Aug 15
Hi my friend. What a great lady you are. So glad to c u back here and hope that you are doing just great! I remember u had that surgery and I hope that it has done some good for you. Wish I were there to walk with you Honey*hugs*
• Midway City, California
10 Aug 15
HI OceanTiara!I am so happy to see you back here also! I am doing very well, thank you so much! I wish you were here also to walk with & visit with! Hugs sweetie.. U know I love you!
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• United States
10 Aug 15
@positivelypink Yes I do and I love you too thanks xo
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• Midway City, California
10 Aug 15
@TiarasOceanView Your welcome sweetie!
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@Shellyann36 (11283)
• United States
14 Aug 15
Wow that is great! You have lost an entire person. I really need to lose weight as well. I should think about the surgery.
• Midway City, California
20 Aug 15
The surgery is an amazing 'tool' to help you lose weight & keep it off! You should look into it, you can always back out if it is not for you! Good Luck!
@WeeRisky (78)
• Falkirk, Scotland
11 Aug 15
Wow !! That is absolutely amazing !! Well done you
• Midway City, California
12 Aug 15
Thank you so much! I still have about 80-90 lbs. to go..
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@allknowing (68463)
• India
10 Aug 15
There will be many hear who would to know your secret. Do share.
• Midway City, California
10 Aug 15
There really is NO secret! I had the surgery to make my tummy where it will ONLY hold 4 oz. of food at a time..Anymore than that & I will get very sick.. (called 'dumping') Very painful.. BUT as long as you will follow exactly what your Dr. tells you to do, you will be a success just as I am! It is NOT an easy fix. This is serious business. You must follow the guidelines after the surgery in order to do well.. I eat apprx. 100-120 grams of protein a day. Drink water all day long, & walk as much as possible. Usually 4-7 miles daily.
@GardenGerty (101592)
• United States
10 Aug 15
Tell them who you are so your old friends can follow you. You are doing lots of great things for your health.
• Midway City, California
10 Aug 15
My previous name was 'dumblnddzzy' .. I have changed my body & everything else a lot! So the 'new' name...positivelypink...lol
@Hatley (164524)
• Garden Grove, California
19 Mar 16
Dee you are awesomme, you have ac complished so much you always were pretty but nw tyou are gorgeous, proud of y ou, hatley here. you really won out now.I have even lost a little weighyt too from walking most mornings. you look awesome now.