The Good, Bad, Pretty and Ugly Accounts of One Woman’s Weight Loss Journey

The Good, Bad, Pretty and Ugly Accounts of One Woman’s Weight Loss Journey2019-01-04T08:21:32+00:00

Blood Sugars Since Taking Lantus

Date Time Blood Sugar 9-Aug 1:20 AM 154 9-Aug 2:27 AM 154 9-Aug 7:46 AM 115 9-Aug 2:00 PM 142 9-Aug 10:50 PM 126 10-Aug 4:46 AM 138 10-Aug 12:14 PM 162 10-Aug 7:16 PM 113 11-Aug 3:04 AM 164 11-Aug 1:49 PM 143 11-Aug 8:43 PM 119 12-Aug 12:41 AM 114 12-Aug 11:18 AM
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Exercise and Me – What I’m doing in the Gym Pre-Op

So several people in my life that are keeping up with my blog for info on what is going on with me in regards to my surgery have asked quite a bit about what I am doing for my exercise routine. When I started exercising a few months ago, I set out to walk a
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The Sleep Study

I went in yesterday for the Sleep Study that I have to do pre-op. Now I have been diagnosed with Sleep Apnea for about 10 years. I was first diagnosed back in my early 20s the first time my weight hit 350lbs. Later when I lost all that weight when I first met Jason, and
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One Month working on Pre-Operative Requirements

Yesterday was a busy day. First it was up early to drive into downtown Portland again for my last appointment with the Psychologist; Dr. Ude was a very nice lady who made me feel very comfortable talking to her. She told me a bit about the results of my personality test and I have to say
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Getting a Sleep Study is Difficult

So after much fuss and much confusion, I finally got my sleep study ordered. Apparently my insurance requires that a “Sleep Specialist” order the Sleep Study, so I had to make two appointments, one to go in and see a Sleep Specialist which I’m gonna do on the 4th, and then he will order the
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Checking off the Psych Requirements

Writing here is turning out to be harder than I thought, it seems I’m just in go go go mode constantly and by the time I wind down the last thing I want to do is sit here and blog about everything I just finished doing. However, it is important to me to share my
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Blood Sugars from 7/15-7/29

A couple members of my Family were asking about my blood sugars so I figured I would share the actual numbers that I’ve been hitting the last two weeks to give them an idea where I stand. This will seem pretty boring to anyone that’s not extremely interested in diabetes and blood sugars, so for
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Amazing Changes

The days are going by faster than I expected them too, but perhaps that is because I want to get to the point where I can have this surgery so bad that I can taste it, and yet, I have a lot of things to achieve before I get there. Some days I look at
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Trying to be Prepared for Changes

I don’t think that anyone that is not severely overweight can really understand the pain that we go through. I don’t think they can understand the constant insecurity, the constant stress and worry about what other people are thinking, the fear of how we are looked at, the embarrassment of being pointed at as you
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Something Other than Waiting!

Alright, so, I heard back from the WLS coordinator at SWMC and we found out that for sure the insurance covers 85{6e74c841b8f362d8aea590534016dc569fd3035eeb9e530df8846b42682c6656} and not 100{6e74c841b8f362d8aea590534016dc569fd3035eeb9e530df8846b42682c6656} so from here on forward this is what we know for sure. Insurance will cover NOTHING pre-operative. Insurance will cover surgery, up to $25,000 Lifetime Maximum so long as all
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