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Hi! I'm a 38 year old New Yorker trying to lose weight for health, and for myself.

~*~*~ Gastric Sleeve Surgery Date - August 10, 2015!!! ~*~*~

I provide childcare for 4 kids - ages 13, 11.5, 6 and 3.5 years.

Total pounds lost - 04/24/2016: 80.7!
Total inches lost - 04/24/2016: 51.5!

My Journey

April 24, 2016 - I've been having a tough time the last few months, I've been dealing with terrible neck pain, which has made it almost impossible to exercise. I have gone to several specialists and finally have a diagnosis - degenerative disc disease, affecting 4 of my cervical vertebrae. I will have to have surgery eventually to correct it, but for the time being I'm going for pain management. I go for my first treatment, a nerve block, in about 2 1/2 weeks.

January 10, 2016 - Still moving along. The holidays and illnesses have made things tough, so I'm going back to basics. Down 80 pounds!

November 9, 2015 - 3 month post op - down another 19 pounds according to the surgeon's office scale! They are really happy with my progress.

October 4, 2015 - 2 months post-op - Doing great! I joined a gym a couple weeks ago, and I've been going everyday. I don't do the same workout - I change the length and intensity do I don't burn myself out. Looking to start adding strength training this week.

September 8, 2015 - 1 month post-op appointment went very well. They were happy with the 16 pounds I lost since surgery. First goal - another 25-30 pounds lost by the end of the year. I was also cleared for exercise. I'll be joining Snap Fitness this week.

August 10, 2015 - Surgery went great! On my way!

August 5, 2015 - final pre-op weigh in! All set for surgery on Monday!!!

July 21, 2015 - pre-op testing done! It's getting really exciting!!

June 28, 2105 - I was able to move up my appointment with the surgeon to June 23, and I was approved! Surgery date - August 10!! I do have a few more appointments - pre-op testing, PCP clearance, and final weigh-in.

I also got my CPAP machine and have been using it a few days. It will take some getting used to. LOL

June 1, 2015 - Second bariatric program appointment went great! All tests/evals done and results in, and I lost 20 pounds! I am RFS - ready for surgery!

Meeting the surgeon July 21. I'm hoping surgery can be scheduled for the week I have off in August.

May 21, 2015 - I found out today I have mild sleep apnea. I'll be going back for a second appointment with the sleep center to be fitted with a cpap machine.

May 10, 2015 - Only one more test to go - my endoscopy, scheduled for May 20. I've lost the 5% of weight they wanted. Now I just have to keep it off, and hopefully lose some more!

April 1, 2015 - I had my first appointment for weight loss surgery. I have a few more tests and appointments to set up, but the ball is rolling!

Followed The South Beach Diet for my pre-surgery weight loss.

Member Since: 2/6/2006

Fitness Minutes: 78,328

My Goals:

15 pounds lost - 05/02/2015: New PJ's and shoes!!

30 pounds lost - 07/01/2015: DVDs!!

45 pounds lost - 08/16/2015: Sneakers!!

60 pounds lost - 10/04/2015: Music!!

75 pounds lost - 11/30/2015: New laptop!!

90 pounds lost - Geocaching Premium Membership!!

100 pounds lost - Horseback riding!!

Goal Weight:

Weight Loss -

10 Pounds: 04/14/2015
20 Pounds: 05/30/2015
30 Pounds: 07/01/2015
40 Pounds: 08/16/2015
50 Pounds: 08/30/2015
60 Pounds: 10/04/2015
70 Pounds: 11/01/2015
80 Pounds:
90 Pounds:
100 Pounds:

My Program:
Nutrition Plan: South Beach Diet

Exercise plan:

Cardio: 45-60 minutes, 4 days a week; 30-40 minutes, 3 days a week

Strength training: Tue, Thu, Sat

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Joanne P.
Orchard Park, NY

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    Just to let you know I just love, love, love, your Spark page. The pictures are all awesome. I hope you feel better soon. Can't wait to here that are doing what you do and looking awesome doing it. emoticon
    230 days ago
  • v DADIESGRL1966
    I'm staring my medical weight loss for bariatric surgery. I'm having the duo denal surgery. I'm scared,but who would not be. Instead of loosing I have been gaining. do you have any suggests for me?
    245 days ago
  • v LDYHAZ
    Saw your blog and just wanted you to know I was thinking about you. I had gastric bypass back in 2001. I understand the journey and wish you all the best :) It is still a process and I have had ups and downs but the tool (surgery)still works That is as long as I do my part :)
    326 days ago
    Thanks for the friend add- we're just days apart in our wls so it will be nice to follow our journeys together.
    420 days ago
    Hope you are doing well. Miss your vlogs. Please keep us updated on your journey. emoticon
    510 days ago
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