I’m a 40 something years old, very happily married, mother of two supposed adults. I’ve worked in the high tech industry for the last 18 years. I’m a geek at heart. Never wanted to be the center of attention. Yep that’s me.I had my surgery, a RYN, on July 1, 2004 with Dr. Mueller at Sharp Memorial Hospital in San Diego, Ca. Originally weighing in at 275lbs, I lost 130lbs. I had several co-morbidities which due to surgery, are now resolved.
I like photography, dancing, listen to music, reading, and finding outlets for my creative always on brain. I’m thrilled to be doing BTV with the funniest and smartest people I know.
I am currently celebrating the 17th anniversary of my 29th birthday.. In otherwords – I am 46. I am happily married to my husband of 21 years. We have a 19 year old daughter. I have been working in IT for the last 20+ years. I am currently working for HP as the Accounts Operations Manager for the FDA account. I had my surgery on November 17th, 2003 and also with Dr. George Mueller. That is how Toni and I met, in fact.. In Dr. Mueller’s waiting room. On the day of my surgery I weighed 250lbs (give or take a few lbs – probably give). I lost 120lbs. I enjoy vintage clothes shopping both on eBay, ETSY and in stores. I love to swing dance and dress up in period clothing. I also enjoy scuba diving, reading, riding my bike around town, traveling to distant places and hanging out with my family and friends. I also absolutely love all you freaks! You all – and BTV – keep me honest! So Thank You!
Mike makes all the magic happen. He is the ‘man behind the curtain’.. the wizard.. the El Queso Grande of making all the pieces and parts come together.. and he makes Toni and Lynnda look good.. so Toni and Lynnda love him for that. Maybe one of these days Mike will put his picture up here.. Let’s all hope!
The idea for BTV was hatched when Toni and Mike decided that they wanted to do something that they could do together. Mike has been in video production/editing for years and Toni is a Surgically Altered Freak.. Hmmm.. what to do.. what to do.. Toni and Mike landed on the brilliant idea for BariatricTV and then approached Lynnda about working with them on it. Lynnda thought they were nuts but trusted and liked them both so she decided to give it a shot. BariatricTV.com was launched on Halloween, October 31st, 2008. We have over 3 years of content for Surgically Altered Freaks, their family and their friends. BTV is a site for Freaks by Freaks. Our content is driven by our viewers. We learn as much from you all as you learn from us and each other. We love doing BTV and we love all of you Freaks! Stay Freaky, my friends.