Four... no matter what language you say it in... I just fit into a pair of size FOUR jeans... yes, me! I love thrift store, bargain hunting. Its a huge thrill to me to find something that i love for less then $10. From my amazing, full length wool coat for $8.88, to my wool peacoat for $6.88 to my Ralph Lauren cords for $3.33 or my Stuart Weitzman pumps for $4.50... I love a bargin, but I have to admit, pulling those 4's off the endless jean rack and looking at them and thinking "no way" - t
If you were to meet me, not having known me in my past... you would probably never guess that I used to be a fat girl. People are always surprised when I tell them, or when they see a picture of me pre 2006. People who have known me a long time do forget how much space I used to take up in a room! I showed my mom my "before" picture from the OCC Facebook page... and she said "that's not you!" she couldn't believe it because her mind has made that switch... this is Lori... this is the space s
Its been a long time since I posted. We are so active over on Facebook these days where interaction occurs immediately, that blogs just aren't what they used to be... But I intend to start posting here more, because the information is easy to find and more permanent, so I want to start updating here more.
I get a lot of private messages from people asking how i've done with my sleeve, how i've REALLY done long term... i think so many things have failed for us over the years, that we are af
So, last Sept 2016 I had a total hysterectomy with complications. I was on bed rest for 3 months, low bp, low blood count, huge hematomia in pelvic area. so to say really sick. Since getting back on my feet, the hormones or lack of hormones are killing me. I have gained 25 lbs back. It seems I can gain weight overnight. Help Help please.
The first step to a move to Hawaii has turned into a successful relocation from the Bay Area, CA. in June of 2015. It is now New Years Day 2017. I'm in need of a lifestyle change and have committed to discipline myself this year in order to accomplish this goal. I love the plication I received in 2011 and now know that I will always be an emotional eater. "In my own way", so to speak. I have a good support system here and intend to use every advantage God has given me to get out of my own w
So frustrated, so I watch the others that had surgery around the same time as I did. I have been doing the diet and vitamin routines to a "T". Why are my mates dropping pounds and my scale is goose eqq of loss every week I weigh in? Is this really a reboot? My surgery date was July 20 2016. I am down 18 pounds AND HOLDING. not sure what the heck is happening.
pre op weigh in was 255 (down about 8 pounds for my liver shrinking pre op diet)
1 week out 245 (water weight I am hearing from my body
Many people post pre-op about their concerns, but then do not post following surgery to hear how everything went both physically & emotionally. Would appreciate knowing how you are doing following surgery in 2016.
I am seriously considering surgery at OCC because I do not qualify in the US. My Bmi is 31, however it might as well be 51. I am so uncomfortable in my own skin that I need to do something. Excercise, dieting and food logging isn't getting me out of the obese category!
Does the hospital at OCC abide by the same or similar standards as US hospitals?
Is it inspected by a team to make certain that it's up to par? How often?
How do I know I will be getting the gastric sleeve that
In just 2 weeks I will go for my first pre-surgery diet and exercise appointment with my surgeon's office (5/16/16) that is required by my insurance in order to have weight loss surgery. I need 3 months of documented diet and exercise with some progress of weight loss to get approved for surgery by my insurance. This is the third time I have started this process. The first time I missed a weigh in and had to start over. The second time I was denied by my insurance because the documentation by m
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Well today is my one year anniversary and i am more then proud to say i have dropped 120 pounds.. and regained my life and smile. i no longer hurt every time i move and have more energy then i know what to do with... for the first time in years i actually went horseback riding which was a huge milestone for me.. Thank you OCC for allowing me to get back to what i love you guys are awesome
Yes my lovies, I finally did it. I had that arm lift I have been waiting for... I've always had large arms, I am of mostly Norwegian, German, and Irish descent... and we are known for thicker arms, and I for sure got that from my Norwegian Grandma. It had come to the point that when i was working out (or waving to someone) that my upper arms kept up the motion long after I had stopped... It was also causing some pain and friction during my workouts. I was going in to have a fix to a breast l
I thought I would share this post about hair lost after surgery from the OCC Nutritional Team.
Many patients experience early postoperative hair loss, which is mainly due to telogen effluvium, an alteration in the normal hair cycle, a dormant or resting stage, that results from emotional or physical stress (i.e. surgery). This event is unrelated to protein malnutrition or vitamin and mineral deficiencies which is a common misconception.
Hair loss experienced 3-5 months after surgery,
I've been M.I.A. for 3 years and a lot has happened. I graduated from graduate school this summer and now have a master's degree. Kyle and I have been dating for 4 years now. He is currently finishing up his last year in graduate school as well in Boston. So we're currently long distance. The last time I was on here I wrote about me getting an unfill. Well I went 3 years with an unrestricted band. Needless to say I gained my weight back and I'm currently at 319lbs. I'm really disappointed in mys
I am almost 3 months post op. down 61 lbs from start. went from a size 16 to a size 10. I am feeling great and getting use to the mirror and how I look. I dont have much more to loose, but I have hit a wall for the past 3 weeks. My family says I shouldn't loose any more cause I look great, but that scale still calls me. Any words of wisdom.
Glad to have come across all this positive feedback about the OCC and making this decision to have Bariatric surgery. My surgery is on July 21, 2015, I am a little bit nervous because I am a revision patient. Here we go again, God willing this time is for keeps....
I am anxious, feeling hiper alert and just plain excited that I am finally going to have the sleeve done. I made the decisión only a month ago, but after researching for entire nights and consulting my family gastroenterologist, decided to go with Dr Ortiz. I could not find a bad review for him or the center and If I am going to take the risk (no doubt any surgery is a risk) I should look for the best odds. I have come to terms with the fact that it is a selfish decision, I am doing this fo
Minus 30 today!!! 2 more to go and never again will I see the 200's!!! I am exactly one month post op and onto soft foods. I was a little excited about the whole soft foods things but after having the poached egg, not so excited anymore. Interesting how the food did not go down so easy, its kind of hard to explain, but slow going and by the time I was done the egg was cold and I had enough anyways. You sure can feel how somethings are easy to go down and others cause you discomfort. That's a go
Wow Wow Wow thats all i can say.. I am 3.5 months post op and down almost 80 pounds never in my life have i felt as good as i do.. i have gone from a Size 26 jean down to a loose fitting 20 almost ready for the next drop.. I walk 5 miles a day when before walking a block was a chore.. Thank you OCC you have given me my life back
My first post. Surgery date is booked May 08, 2015. Day 4 of liquid pre op diet. surprised that I am not hungry. Protein shakes, veg soup and jello. down 17 lbs from start weight. Started to get a bit teary eyed thinking about the change. Was supposed to have surgery 1 1/2 ago but had infected gallbladder which required surgery and then 6 months of waiting. So cross fingers and hope that everything turns out fine this time. Looking forward to family wedding in July. New dress.
Hello Everyone!! I am officially past the 1 month mark from when I made my decision and started the PRE OP diet. I am down exactly 20lbs for my 1 month anniversary. I am now on day 10 POST OP, I am still on the liquid only part of the diet and can not say I am bored with it. Soup is my friend! Yogurts and Protein Shakes get me through the day. If I feel the need to chew I get a piece of gum. I can not believe how EASY this whole thing has been. I think today was the first time I felt hunger. I