cinwa

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About cinwa

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  • Gender
    Female
  • Location
    WA
  • Age
    61

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  • Height (ft-in)
    5-05
  • Start Weight
    260
  • Current Weight
    130
  • Goal Weight
    130
  • Body Mass Index (BMI)
    21.6
  • Surgery Date
    09/24/2007
  • Surgery Type
    Gastric Bypass

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  1. Looking more than good! How does it feel not having to cart around an extra 146+ pounds?
  2. I like any tea Eric but being British, I have a preference for black teas with milk (Darjeeling, Earl Grey and Assam). Having said that, I love Celestial Seasonings fruity teas (never cold). I grow a lot of spearmint and regular mint too - that makes a lovely drink (summer or winter) with a slice of lemon and the leaves dry well for the winter months.
  3. Welcome to Thinner Times Havamal! Congratulations on taking steps to get your life back. I wasted 35+ years yoyoing myself up to 260+ lb. I'm glad you've made the decision to end that cycle.
  4. I didn't have plantar fasciitis Lynettski so I have no words of comfort but I suffered years of excruciating hip and back pain pre-WLS - all due to my weight. Getting on for 9 1/2 years post-op, those days are a distant memory.
  5. Happy 3rd surgiversary and congratulations for being a few pounds of your goal weight.
  6. Holly, What you're dealing with is pretty normal - surgery of any kind is a scary thing. But something that might help is to turn it around and do some research on the possible consequences of being morbidly obese. That was certainly a wake-up call for me.
  7. Dwayne - ask if you can have some warm tea. Even now, I can't drink much of anything colder than room temperature.
  8. I was open about my WLS but I know that isn't for everyone. Some told enquiring minds that they were following their doctor's weight loss programme.
  9. Welcome to Thinner Times Suzi!
  10. Do a search on hypoglycemia Nita. You'll find that it's not uncommon. I've dealt with it since early out. I don't eat breads or pasta etc. - that's usually a culprit but I know that if I have more than 1/4 cup of beans, it'll bring it on pretty quickly. Best advice I can offer (along with talking to your surgeon and/or PCP is to keep a detailed record of what you're eating and the amount, including the times. That'll help pinpoint the problem foods. It might help to carry glucose tablets with you in case you have a drop in your sugar levels.
  11. A reminder to both men and women that bloodwork will only detect calcium in the blood, not what's stored in our bones. For that, we need to have a DEXA/DXA bone scan. A painless process When calcium in your blood is low, your parathyroid starts secreting PTH. PTH starts pulling calcium from your bones and into your blood and ultimately, your bone mass decreases. Decreased bone mass can lead to osteoporosis, fractures, and disability. Osteoporosis isn't something that any of us want to deal with.
  12. Andrea, Up your fluids as much as possible. That will help - especially if they're warm.
  13. Have a smooth trip to the losers bench Dwayne.
  14. You're off to a great start Trish - congratulations!
  15. Welcome to Thinner Times Nelle! Just take along a notebook and pen.