No Shame

March 8, 2016

For awhile before I had my surgery, I struggled. I am a Christian and I have been told for years that God makes us exactly how we should be. Well, I was morbidly obese and in severe pain. I was not always that way, I was once “skinny”. I was once living pain free. So…

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5 Years

February 8, 2016

5 years have gone by since I had my Roux en Y Gastric Bypass. 5 years and I don’t regret it for a second. Even the days that I want to do nothing more than shove my face in a cake-I am actually grateful on those days because I know I can’t, so I do…

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September 22, 2014

Have you ever noticed people freaking out at 3 weeks out from surgery because they stopped losing? How about the people at 3 months out? Stalling is a completely normal thing to happen. It is not a stall if you havent lost any in a couple days. It is if it lasts over a week.…

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Jamie, The Decision

September 15, 2014

Jamie’s turning point! Part one is located HERE. Part two is located HERE.   This brings me to the present. In January of 2014 I got a position as a field engineer and I ended up getting injured my second week, my left knee again. I ended up having to resign because my company could…

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Jamie, Transitions

September 8, 2014

More on the story of Jamie! Part one is located HERE. I left Norwich to have my rotator cuff reconstructed. My only saving grace was working at Walt Disney World. There I met my husband. I felt like a million dollars regaining my confidence as a life guard and as a person. I strutted my…

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Jamie, The Early Years

September 1, 2014

This is my friend, Jamie. I met her recently, and she has agreed to share her story as she goes through the Bariatric Process. We thought it would be fun to share the process and HOW it occurs, before, during, and after.   I grew up in Rochester, NY as a very active kid. Growing…

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“I Can’t Do It!”

August 18, 2014

“I can’t do it!” I see this so often it breaks my heart. Friends, family, people I happen to just be in a Facebook group with. People who are 150 pounds or more overweight. They say they have tried it all and are looking at yet another fad diet-and has anyone else tried it and…

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Official Stats-3 years and 2 days out

February 10, 2014

Official start in Sept ’10. Start weight of ~234 pounds. 5’4” tall. BMI of exactly 40.0 This was after I had already started eating better and making sure I no longer overate. I wore a size 24 pant, and a 2-3x top. This pic was in Nov of ’10. Surgery day 2-8-11, weight 218 pounds…

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Three Years

February 3, 2014

It has been THREE YEARS since my RNY Gastric Bypass. Well, technically in 5 days it will have been three years. Three years of going between “This is the best thing EVER!” to “What on earth did I do that for?!?!” Logically I am thrilled to have had this surgery. I have extended my life,…

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