S: Waters Weight: Our Weight Loss Journey 2011-2012
BC: "The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph." - Thomas Paine
FC: Waters Weight | Our Weight Loss Journey 2011-2012
1: We were both approved to have surgery 02.2011
2: Pre-surgery 02.2011 394 lbs | Tyson
3: Pre-surgery 02.2011 397 lbs | Aimee
4: On the morning of Friday, February 18, 2011, we both went in for surgery. Dr Steven Simper performed our surgeries and Dr McKinley assisted. We were scared, but glad we had each other and our families with us.
5: Aimee had complications and had to have a 2nd surgery to close a hole in her stomach. Tyson came to visit and we had a date in the ICU.
6: Tyson left the hospital after three days, and Aimee got to go home after five. The above EOB is how much the hospital charged for Aimee alone. The first few days home were stressful and exhausting. We stayed for almost a week with David & Maureen.
7: During the first month, we established our vitamin regimen and slowly started transitioning to solid foods again. Initially, we were full after about 4 ounces of protein and vegetables. We measured diligently, and used lots of hospital cups and tiny containers.
8: We started taking pictures of ourselves weekly to document our weight loss. We were on a strict no carb, no sugar diet. Meals were comprised of 70% protein and 30% vegetables.
16: “It’s not that some people have willpower and some don’t. It’s that some people are ready to change and others are not.” ~James Gordon
19: “Our greatest battles are that with our own minds.” ~Jameson Frank | “The key is not to prioritize what is on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.” ~Stephen R. Covey
20: today you can be anything you imagine | In Sept 2011, we participated in the Walk from Obesity. It is a great cause and we hope to participate every year.
21: In Oct 2011, we were asked to be part of a panel of patients who have had weight loss surgery to help prospective patients decide which surgery is best for them.
23: We celebrated each and every milestone ... no matter how BIG or small!
25: "Write it on your heart that every day is the best day of the year." - Ralph Waldo Emerson