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auntAgonist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-14-06 11:58 AM
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my BMI
has gone from 48.4 to 25!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! twenty five!!

the BMI calculator says I'm at an ideal weight as compared to super morbidly obese in March of 2005.


aA.

Check out YOUR BMI.

http://www.ccfos.com/bmi.htm#
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qnr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-14-06 12:32 PM
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1. Congratulations, nice work n/t
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auntAgonist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-15-06 09:17 PM
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9. thanks qnr!!
:hug:
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Longhorn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-14-06 03:04 PM
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2. Wow, almost a 50% decrease!
Amazing results! :yourock:
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auntAgonist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-14-06 03:08 PM
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3. and almost
1/2 the size I started at. 291 to 150lbs
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lavenderdiva Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-14-06 10:14 PM
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4. WOW!!!!! Aa!!!
That is simply incredible and amazing! Did you start your weight loss journey in March 2005? Again, fantastic effort and congratulations!!
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auntAgonist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-14-06 10:29 PM
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5. I've been forever
on some kind of diet. It took 3 years of research and self analysis to come to the realization that IF I was ever going to shed those pounds, keep them off and live a while longer weight loss surgery would be my tool of choice. In March of 2005 I had the Biliopancreatic Diversion with a Duodenal switch.

http://www.ccfos.com/switch.htm

It wasn't an easy decision and it certainly wasn't the 'easy' way out as some have tried to suggest.

It's still hard work, getting in enough protein, some exercise and a lot of water each day.

I have to take a LOT of supplements, drink protein shakes and have regular blood work done.

Was it worth it?





HELL yes!!!

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Shine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-15-06 05:46 PM
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7. Wow, good for you!
:wow:

How courageous of you to take that step for your health and well-being. I'm so glad you think it was worth it.

Very cool, aA! :hi:
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auntAgonist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-16-06 01:00 AM
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10. thanks ..
it's been a rough road some days! I feel truly blessed to have had the opportunity to take hold of my life again.

Family support is right up there too!

a huge thank you to my husband, without whos love and care I couldn't have done it.
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Shine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-16-06 10:09 AM
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11. Yeah, I feel that same way about my sweet hubby, too.
:loveya:
We're very blessed, aren't we?

Have a great day, friend!
:pals:
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Dervill Crow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-15-06 04:40 PM
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6. Good for you!!!
I started LA Weight Loss three weeks ago, and I've gone from "morbidly" to "severely" obese, so I feel good about being on my way.

I'm far too chicken to undergo the surgery, and I don't have enough comorbidities for my insurance to cover it. I admire you for doing it.
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auntAgonist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-15-06 09:17 PM
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8. keep up the good work!
It IS a huge decision to have surgery. I was fortunate to have blue cross blue shield insurance and enough comorbidity / family history to qualify. I had no fight with them at all.

It's an amazing transformation. Some times hard to get used to too!

aA

thanks for your kind words.
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ernstbass Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-16-06 10:29 AM
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12. That is fantastic!!!
Congratulations on all of your hard work!!! :bounce:
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loudestchick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-16-06 03:36 PM
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13. Congrats! It's not easy to change your life...
but sometimes it can save your life. I've changed mine...my BMI has gone from 35.4 to 27.3 since mid-June. Wooo Hoooo :woohoo:
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Cathyclysmic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-28-06 08:22 PM
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14. Wow!
Good for you!
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qanda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-29-06 09:06 AM
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15. Wow!
That is absolutely fantastic.
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Kathleen04 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-29-06 04:48 PM
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16. Wowza!
Great work..congrats!!
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cfield Donating Member (648 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-13-06 01:16 PM
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17. That's incredible!
Congrats! I'm at 26.2 and need to be 19-25. With Spring coming and us looking to get pregnant next Spring, I'm determined!

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auntAgonist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-13-06 10:44 PM
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18. you can do it !
welcome to our group :)
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u4ic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-14-06 09:25 PM
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19. You're quite the woman, auntieA!!
All that hard work (including the research for your surgery, and all it entailed afterwards) has really payed off! You look great, obviously feel great, and it means all your loved ones will have you around a lot longer!!

Bravo to you! :bounce: :applause: :yourock: :applause: :bounce:
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auntAgonist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-15-06 09:51 AM
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20. you are such an encouragement to me u4ic!
thanks for all your kind words and support.
How are things going for you? :hug:

aA
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u4ic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-15-06 01:45 PM
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21. Hi auntieA!
Errr...not so good; I gained a few pounds (almost 5), now I've got to try and lose again, on top of the 7-10 still to go. I was going through a bit of a rough patch emotionally, and I comfort ate. My comfort eating is having a chocolate bar a day - a bit too much trail mix - and a Harvey's combo once a week (in contrast to one every 2-3 weeks) - no wolfing down ice cream tubs or anything of the like. Since I can't be very active, due to health reasons, I have to watch my diet more than most. I really will gain easily.

I'm feeling better now, so it's back to the drawing board!! :hi:
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