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Old 11-25-2007, 08:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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5' 8"
Height:
301 lb
Start Weight:
168 lb
Current Weight:
170 lb
Goal Weight:
133 lb
Weight Loss:
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44.1860465116 %
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Howdy, Y'all.

I don't post much because I am a newbie. I enjoy what you are all saying. Please keep this forum running, because come next April when I (hope to) have my surgery, I will need you bad!

So, in accordance to my ins. co and the medical group where my doctor is assigned (I live in So. Cal., where most insurance is a form of managed care ... HMO/PPO/POS, etc), I am attending 2 one-hour bariatric surgery preparation classes per month for 6 months.

2 sessions ago I attended an exersize class where we were taught how to exercise. I guess. The gals who teach the classes work for the "health education" department and I know one is an RD. Anyway, the other gal was teaching and she asked for examples of us doing increased activity. I said I am walking my new dog daily. She said, "OK, I guess. But when you walk your dog, aren't you pretty much just standing while your dog does his business and sniffs and walks around trees?" I sheepishly said, "I suppose. It seemed like a big step for me." She moved on in her talk with other participants.

I was ticked (no pun intended...get it? dog...tick?) by the time I got home. For me to get up early every day to walk that dog for even 10 minutes and for me to even be outside and not in my car for 10 minutes is a MAJOR miracle! FWIW, that dog also gets walked by me every weekend for at least 2 hours total at the local park. When we walk, true that he stops me so he can do his business, and we will never be able to keep a treadmill on for very long, but at least it is SOMETHING!

Now I have a bad taste in my mouth. I have other gripes about these classes but at least I have documented them here and I can copy/print them for the course evaluation when it is all over. lol

Thanks for the "ears".

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Old 11-25-2007, 09:37 PM   #2 (permalink)
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260 lb
Start Weight:
152 lb
Current Weight:
165 lb
Goal Weight:
108 lb
Weight Loss:
-13 lb
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41.5384615385 %
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22.4440243646
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i say even if there is no real benefit. go so that your requirement is met. yes, it may tick you off, but dont let anyone, or there snide remarks, stand in the way of you getting to where you want to be ultimately.

and yes, if it frustrates you, by all means come on here and vent. thats what we are here for
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Old 11-26-2007, 03:38 AM   #3 (permalink)
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355 lb
Start Weight:
179 lb
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175 lb
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176 lb
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Sometimes we have to just keep on keeping on..if it's a REQUIREMENT then -go-

don't let someone who doesn't have any idea what it's like to be obese get to you and screw it up for you.

Personally I wish programs ONLY used people for these classes who have had the surgery themselves.
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Old 11-26-2007, 10:52 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Start Weight:
132 lb
Current Weight:
125 lb
Goal Weight:
101 lb
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7 lb
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43.347639485 %
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39.9899902344
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When I was doing my research before surgery I found a lot of articles about the mental abuse that obese people suffer, and that a lot of it was from people in the medical community - of all groups to know better!

Hang in there Judijo. Grit your teeth and get through this so you can get the surgery you need. Good job on getting up to walk the dog - that's why I have a cat, I'm too lazy. LOL
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