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From Rearranging to Maintaining

I had to do some major rearranging in my life. At 5'3" tall, I was tipping the scales at 260 pounds. I needed to do something.

I have struggled with my weight all of my life. I can not remember a time when I wasn't on some type of fad diet trying to lose weight.

After many failed attempts, and the realization that years of abusing my body had taken a toll, I decided to look into Weight Loss Surgery (WLS)

Like many people, I thought surgery was the "easy ...
I had to do some major rearranging in my life. At 5'3" tall, I was tipping the scales at 260 pounds. I needed to do something.

I have struggled with my weight all of my life. I can not remember a time when I wasn't on some type of fad diet trying to lose weight.

After many failed attempts, and the realization that years of abusing my body had taken a toll, I decided to look into Weight Loss Surgery (WLS)

Like many people, I thought surgery was the "easy way out" and for years refused to even consider it. I found myself at wits end however, and it was starting to look like a possible option.

I did my research, attended a seminar given by the local hospitals Bariatric Team, and then, with all information in hand, I made an appointment with my family doctor. Together, her and I decided that WLS was a very viable option.

On April 10, 2012 I underwent Roux N Y Gastric Bypass Surgery. It was NOT easy. It was a struggle each and every day, but in the end was totally and completely worth it.

To date I have lost 137 pounds.
I went from a Size 22/24 to a 2/4

Best of all, I have discovered a part of me I never, ever, not even in a million years, knew existed... my inner athlete. Apparently, she was hiding deep inside somewhere I never knew existed.

I went from not even being able to walk up a flight of stairs to completing a 8 Mile Mud Run.

Now, that I have done all of the rearranging - it is working on maintaining all that I have accomplished.











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Member Since: 5/21/2010

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CMONCHERY11
7/14/2014 8:23:07 PM

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KIKKI-G
3/24/2014 4:29:28 PM

Thanks for the support girl!



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KIKKI-G
1/27/2014 1:17:16 PM

Its super cute! I am from a small town too but I have a feeling its a little bigger than yours. Love the heritage vibe.



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APRILSHOWER555
1/19/2014 7:42:12 PM

Thanks for dropping by and reading my recent blog. Wow! I had the surgery too, but I did not maintain an exercise program. Now, i'm suffering. Here goes… need to locate my "inner athlete!"
- Rachel



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CATTUTT
1/13/2014 2:32:37 PM

The gym did indeed go very well, thanks for the good wishes!



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