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About goingtobethinin2010

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  • Birthday 04/25/1966

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  • Surgeon
    dr chistian mann
  • Hospital
    nash surgical center
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  1. I lost 135 if I had lost 140 I would have lost half my body weight as I started at 280. I was a little under weight after losing the 135. I gained back around 20 pounds around the 3rd year or so and am now maintaining.
  2. I agree she stuck her foot in her mouth and should never have said what she did. Maybe she was not commenting on how much weight you have lost in 7 weeks but that you had the surgery and now have blood pressure problems when it normally helps with high blood pressure? I know it took my husband 3 months to be able to come off of his diabetes medicines after surgery. He was able to stop the insulin shots immediately but had to take his pills about 3 month after surgery. I hope this does not make you second guess yourself in any way. You are doing great everyone loses at their own rate. Best wishes for your continued success.
  3. I have been on ambien since about 6 months after my surgery. I am almost 7 years out now. I just can not sleep anymore since I los the weight with Ambien I can lay awake 3 nights in row and maybe only sleep 2 hours in 3 days. I am not sure why but it did change my ability to sleep good with out using something.
  4. Jodi, I think you look beautiful and should be very proud. If you feel good then just let it roll off your back.
  5. My surgery date was 4/28/2010 so I am almost 7 years out. I have had a very easy time since surgery I have always followed the rules of no drinking with eating and no sodas or carbonation. I have eaten mostly what I have wanted and just stopped when I would feel full and that worked for me for the first 5 years. At around year 5 I noticed I started to be able to eat a little more than early on and I started to pick up a little weight. I have put back on a total of 25 pounds from my lowest weight to now. I lost 10 pounds below my goal weight and was a little to thin. I have maintained now for about 6 months or so I am watching what I am eating and trying to stay away from sweets. I eat to many sweets and know that is my issue so It is something I have to work on. It is easier than before surgery but you do still have to have some self control to maintain.
  6. It sounds like to me he is feeling very insecure and is some how trying to make you think less of yourself. He sounds like a real jerk. Even if you do not let what he says effect you someone who loves you should never say such negative and hurtful things to any living person.
  7. We are afraid of change even if the change is good it is scary.
  8. Jodi you look great. I had my surgery 4-28-2010 and went down to 147 this was too small for my height of 5'7 and I felt I looked sick. I maintained for 5 years and then bounced back with a 20 pound gain and have now been stable for the last year and half but I have always eaten any thing I wanted only small amounts. I do not ever drink with meals though and do not drink nothing but water and coffee. I just starting watching what I eat again Monday and am going to try to get 8 to 10 pounds off just to have my clothes fit more comfortable. I just wanted to tell you you look beautiful and have a great shape you should be very proud.
  9. I don't get that anymore since it has been going on 7 years but I use to get it a lot people would walk right by me and you could tell had no idea it was me until I spoke. Its a good feeling nothing people see you different since you feel so different.
  10. I have started eating very low carb to try to kill these cravings for sweets I have lost 3 pounds in 3 days but have noticed I have been moody. I hope it will pass after about the 1 week mark.
  12. I am almost 6 years out and still feel sick if I drink to much liquid at a time. I sip all-day except I wait for 30 minutes after a meal to start sipping again.
  13. I have this if I eat sweets with out a protein I have had my sugar drop as low as 37. I now have a meter and glucose tabs I carry with me and I make sure I eat a protein if I am going to have something sweet and I eat at least something every 3 hours max.
  14. I will be 6 years out in April 2016 I lost a total of 135 pounds and have put back on 20 pounds however I have eaten anything I wanted and not worked out until about 1 year ago so the 20 pound gain came before I started working out. I am holding steady at the 20 pound gain. I am told this is normal to have a rebound of about 15 to 30 pounds from your smallest weight. I am being a lot more careful now to make sure everything I eat counts and is healthy for my body also I do not and have never drank and eaten at the same time. As long as I am now being more aware of what I eat I have not put on any weight in over 6 months.
  15. I drank socially before surgery and now but It does hit me a lot quicker than before surgery. I can drink a few sips and feel it but can finish a drink and have another one and feel tipsy but not drunk. I did switch my addiction from eating to shopping for the first 2 years after surgery there is no telling how much money I wasted buying stuff just because it was a good deal wheather I need it or not.