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goingtobethinin2010

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About goingtobethinin2010

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  • Birthday 04/25/1966

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  • Gender Female
  • Age 46

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  • Surgeon dr chistian mann
  • Hospital nash surgical center
  • Height (ft-in) 5-07
  • Start Weight 280
  • Current Weight 147
  • Goal Weight 155
  • Body Mass Index (BMI) 44
  • Surgery Date 04/28/2010
  • Surgery Type
  1. question for long-termers

    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.
  2. Living thin........

    I FORCE MYSELF TO GO TO THE GYM AT LEAST 3 DAYS A WEEK AND WALK BUT WOULD ENJOY WALKING OUTSIDE MORE.
  3. Can't drink after eating

    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.
  4. low blood sugar?

    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.
  5. Who is long term and maintained their loss?

    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.
  6. 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.
  7. Diabetes worse after surgery

    My husband also had his surgery to prevent his dibetes from getting worse he was on 3 pills a day and 2 insulin shots. He still had to take his shots and pills while in the hospital and once he came home he had to take all his meds and shots for 2 weeks then at his check up he was able to just take his oral meds at around 2 months out he was able to go off of all meds and was considered in remission. he is now almost 6 years out and has put back on around 30 pounds and is now boarder line again so he really has to what his carb in take to stay boarderline or it will get out of control again. Give it some time and I think you will see positive results it just takes time for some.
  8. Living thin........

    I have more energy to climb stairs and get around but really can not tell much difference at the end of a day I am pretty much as tired as I was at my heaviest. I am almost at 6 years and go to the gym 3 or 4 days a week but really have to force myself to do so. I hate to work out.
  9. Abdominal pain, bloating/gas

    I am almost 6 years out and have always had problems with constipation and not able to get in enough fluid as suggested. I may get about 48 ozs per day. I just do not feel good when I drink a lot at a time and with spacing out my drinking and eating I just can not get much more than 48 ozs a day. When I get the most bloating is late in the afternoon. i drink 2 cups of coffee aday which I use splenda in and suspect this may be the reason for my bloating I use 4 packs with each cup of coffee If I use the green gasx pills they work really well most of the time but the strips on the tongue do not work for me. When I do not go to the bathroom regular I will have pains up really high on my left side and this can get pretty painful so I try to take miralax if I go more than 4 days with out going. I think a lot of us have the gassy bloating the further out we get but it is worth the trade off for me. If you have not talk done so talk to your surgeon about what they suggest.
  10. Wow you look wonderful. If you were strong enough to have this surgery and lose the weight you are strong enough to fight your other addictions just remember how important this surgery was for you and why and apply those same principle. Best of luck to you for a healthy and happy future.
  11. Anxiety/panic after surgery?

    It is normal somewhat for your hormones to be out of wack and for that to affect your emotional well being early out. I would take it day by day and if you feel this way again talk to your surgeons office about it.
  12. HELP SEVERE PAIN WHEN BENDING OVER IN MY STOMACH

    MY APPOINTMENT DATE IS SET FOR 8/5/15 SINCE I ONLY FEEL THE SHARP PAIN ONCE EVERY 2 MONTHS OR SO WE DID NOT SET UP AN EMERGENCY APT. I WILL LET EVERYONE KNOW WHAT I FIND OUT.
  13. Okay...let's See Those Tattoos!

    I had 3 before surgery one on my big toe 1 on my ankle and a stamp tramp on my lower back none changed at all and I lost 135 pounds. I do think that the placement of them is the key to wheather they will sag after a lot of weight loss. my thighs and upper arms are saggy so if I had one there it would have affected the look of it no doubt. If you get one that you do not carry an excessive amount of weight in you should be ok.
  14. Okay...let's See Those Tattoos!

    Gina,   I think they hurt no matter where you get them at. I have 6 and they all hurt I think the one on my rib cage hurt the most it was a 4 hour setting at one time. I have a lady bug on my big toe and that one on my toe was very painful as well but it was not as painful as the one on the ribs. The tramp stamp hurt the least I would say of all 6 of them.
  15. HELP SEVERE PAIN WHEN BENDING OVER IN MY STOMACH

    After sending a picture of where I am hurting and explaining it in full they are almost sure it is an abdominal wall hernia. I will find out my appointment date next week to see my surgeon. I will keep everyone informed once I find out what it is.