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New life….

Okay so Starting today March 14th I will be updating on my “new life”

I have gotten my smile back, My weight loss is slow right now but I am happy with my progress. I have been going to the gym (although a little less right now as my work and taking michael to work has messed us up!)


It’s been quite a few months of LONG drives to dentist but I finally got my new smile!

First pic is trying them out (wax setting)There are still marks on my nose and chin from them lining them up!

then there is one of me with them all done!



YAY – new truck!

I just picked myself up a new truck!

Less then 180,000 miles and only $3,100 !

It is a 96 but VERY clean and nice!

Goals are being met!

Before getting the gastric bypass I had a few goals i wanted to reach, i dident write em all down but here is a few that I can remember.

  • Be able to weigh myself on a “normal” scale
  • Fit comfy and not smashed behind the wheel of my car
  • Fit on rides at an amusement park again
  • Be able to buy a plane ticket without worrying about paying for 2 seats!
  • Buying cloths at a normal store (feb)
  • Fit into real jeans (feb)
  • Not get out of breath walking 30 feet (i can walk a mile!)
  • Be able to Mow the grass on my riding mower (April)
  • be comfy in a normal desk chair
  • Be able to go into a crowded place without all the anxiety
  • Wear a size 26 jeans (almost- they fit tight)
  • Wear UNDER a size 30/34 shirt (dec)
  • Loose 100lbs
  • Ride a bike

Now of course some of these are out of order & others I will not find out untill I actually am able to do them, but I have accomplished  alot of them!

New Goals with dates!

By May 15th

  • Under 290lbs (total of 150 lost/30 more )
  • Walk 3 miles
  • Ride a bike a mile


My 1 year anniversery July 28th

  • Under 240 lbs (loss of 200lbs) This one is gonna be hard!
  • Do a 5 mile walk




lol, im not SUPER OBESE anymore

lol,  my BMI is now at  Extremely Obese -

Better then off the charts at  a BMI of 62.6.  at 434.5lbs
You have a BMI of 48.4.
This indicates that you are Extremely Obese.
The table below shows value ranges and what they mean.

Range Meaning
less than 18.5 Underweight
18.5 – 24.9 Normal
25.0 – 29.9 Overweight
30.0 – 39.9 Obese
40.0 – 50 Extremely Obese
over 50 Super Obese


And another site says….According to your height of 5′ 9″ your ideal healthy weight is 152 pounds. Your recommended weight range is between 135 and 168 pounds. I was hopeing for 180-200!

Minus 110lbs

Minus 110lbs

Feeling Good!

100 lbs gone!



Recent pic!

Slower Month for loss!

October hasent been very nice to me, I am tipping the scale today at 362.5  …wich is about 65lb lost…I guess I should be happy I am still loosing!

My Goal for the future is to walk more, I did by a pedometer and said I was gonna start but my brother came home and its been a busy month! I think I am looking good in the pics!

He Finally admitted to seeing a weight loss, he is such a tough ass! and I can totally see it in this picture! We drove to SC to drop him off on the 14th and on my way home I went to the aquarium and to a Seafood Festival in Richmond Hill GA…where I had the most delicious White Fish-ka-bob ever! To bad I could only eat a few bites! So my Goal by Nove 30th is another 30lbs! That means I have about 40 days!

I can do it…Yes I can!


My Favorite at the Aquarium – Mama & Baby Turtles Holding hands!

Me in the Kids Boathouse in the Aquarium! HAHA

I just got a partial Bill for Surgery…WOW!

I just got a partial Bill for Surgery:

  • Pathology –      $26.00
  • Radiology –    $202.00
  • Surgery – $10,667.00

Crying Time..

Everyone knows guys NEVER comment about something unless we ASK them about it…well me and walty were out in the kitchen and grabbing a bite to eat and I was um, in the buff (everyone was sleep).

Out of no where he looks at me and down to my stomach and says ” I can really tell you have lost weight in your stomach” I busted out in tears…that ment soooo much!

SOMETIMES guys can be really sweet…this was one of them!

Hospital & surgery!

Went to Gainesville and stayed in a hotel on Monday, the day before my surgery. I was told to call Monday night between 7-9pm for the exact surgery time. We left here about 2pm and arrived at a very nice hotel in Gainesville by 4pm. I was more calmer then I thought I would be and swam in the pool and watched TV. I called at 7 and they told me to report to the surgery place at Noon.

Mom and Renee had a few drinks, and we laughed for a while! Then came bed time… I tossed and turned all night, the last time I looked at the clock it was about 6:30am.

I woke up about 10, and was very nervous (that’s when I took the pic in the bathroom… I thought about not coming out! But I mustered up the guts, took a shower and we were on our way to the Cancer center at Shads where the surgery was gonna take place!

I wasn’t allowed to have anything to eat or drink since 12 hrs before and I was soooo thirsty. We got there on time but sat in the waiting room for about 2 hours. They finally called my name and that was the point of no return! I walked back the Prep Room, and as I did I held my hands behind my back with fingers crossed!

They got me back there, I put on a gown and slippers and got banded and scrubbed and then asked 10001 questions. I sat there for a few before mom was able to come back to wish me luck. Next thing I know Mom left crying and I was shaking, they made me lay back and wheeled me into the OR. The OR was large, lots of lights, white and TV monitors. They put Oxygen on me and a dont remember a thing afterwards! They had told me it was just oxygen lol.

I woke up feeling drugged with lots of people around me, and someone patting my face with a cool rag. next thing I know i heard people saying “you did good Tina, everything is good Tina” I then remember being put into my room.

I heard mom talking to me and crying and soon woke up all the way. I was in a hospital room! Needless to say I was doped up and all I remember is waiting water and having that little spongy thing to suck on and a button I was pressing every 6-7 minutes!

Mom said it was late, and that I had been in the OR for a little over 3 hours and in the recovery for another two. She was worried and Renee and her stared at “the Board” above the waiting room receptionist waiting for me to get out of OR and then out of Recovery.   It was about 7pm before she was able to see me.

Finally later that night Walter came to the hospital and mom and Renee went back to the Hotel. I had lots of trouble keeping an IV, I kept Blowing them, I blew 5 about 5 hours apart. I would wake up and my arm was totally swallen from the liquid!

I also kept setting the Oxygen alarm off and was having a hard time sleeping cus when I drifted off the damn alarm would sound because my Co2 level would drop. They finally put me on Oxygen and I was able to fall asleep good. 

I went to the swallow test the next morning and a bunch of tests and shots in my arm every 5 or so hours for my blood clotting. I was deff bruised up all over my arms as well as the incision sites! I was able to walk and hold down the stuff they gave me to drink a capfull at a time. I finally left the hospital thursday.  

Awsome Gastric Bypass Video!

I found this Video and it was good to watch before I went into surgery, it shows the surgery and explains as it goes! They show both the actualy surgery & videos while the narrator who is sitting in the room talks to surgeon’s and shows models and pictures as he goes.

Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass (RYN)

Very Graphic and over an hour long…here is two screenshots:

Pills! Replaced with More!

One good thing about having the Gastric Bypass is that the amount of medication that I take now will be greatly reduced , if not all of it gone.

The only issue is, it will be replaced my protein shakes, multi vitamins, Citrate (calcium pills) and other vitamins and crap that I will need the rest of my life!

Well, One more day till I leave for surgery, so hopefully my next entry will be from Shands! Wish me luck!





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