ARN2

Members
  • Content count

    144
  • Joined

  • Last visited

About ARN2

  • Rank
    Advanced Member
  • Birthday 12/11/1984

Profile Information

  • Gender
    Female
  • Age
    26

Information

  • Surgeon
    Dr. Marshall
  • Hospital
    OSF St. Francis
  • Height (ft-in)
    5-04
  • Start Weight
    333
  • Current Weight
    255
  • Goal Weight
    150
  • Surgery Date
    09/23/2011
  • Surgery Type
    Duodenal Switch

Recent Profile Visitors

3,296 profile views
  1. I finally broke my stall!! 8lbs in 2 days! BINGO!!

    1. Show previous comments  3 more
    2. RogaDanar
    3. ARN2

      ARN2

      got no clue how i did it but glad it worked!!!!

    4. ARN2

      ARN2

      got no clue how i did it but glad it worked!!!!

  2. haven't been on the scale since before jan 4th lol...I wonder if my dang stall is over...?? lol maybe tomorrow :)

    1. AnnaJean

      AnnaJean

      I don't know how you do it! I'm on that stupid thing twice a day!!

  3. haven't been on the scale since before jan 4th lol...I wonder if my dang stall is over...?? lol maybe tomorrow :)

    1. RogaDanar

      RogaDanar

      As long as you are eating well, you will either lose weight or inches, both are wins!

  4. thanks guys. I feel a little better since I put up this blog. each day is a new day!
  5. sodastream! I have the mixes and never thought about just not adding carb. Makes sense that it gives the flavor without the gas lol. Thanks for the idea :) I have a few of the diet kind still hanging out in the kitchen

  6. sodastream! I have the mixes and never thought about just not adding carb. Makes sense that it gives the flavor without the gas lol. Thanks for the idea :) I have a few of the diet kind still hanging out in the kitchen

  7. I actually have some of that sodastream mix, coke and root beer. Theres no fat or sugar and i just mix it with cold water. I don't have the carbonation which sucks, but you get the flavor. it stills seems real sweet. I can't drink too much of it!

  8. So here I am wondering the same thought over and over again day after day. Am I adjusting to the new me? Or am I failing and not even seeing my faults? I've let my busy life take over again. I know that I did not gain all my weight over night but there are those "habits" that I've created over time the help me succeed in weight gain. After high school and the birth of my first baby (baby born two weeks before my senior grad) I my weight ballooned. Depression? Most def had something to do with it. I was in a dead in relationship that was so unhealthy it almost got me killed. I wasn't moving as much, sitting rocking my baby and cleaning my small apt ect. Just typical day to day life that wasn't canceling out the food I was putting into my body. Fast forward with me in nursing school, snacking between classes, eating on the run, going from one life altering event to another...I put myself last. Well...I had the surgery after years of attempts of fad diets, medications, weight watchers ect. All had the same result. I did well...then let my other responsibilites run me into the ground and the results ended the same way. Weight back on...if not more each time. Present day: Over three months since surgery and I'm at another stall. This one has lasted what seems like a dang month but really is only a little more than a week. I start to blame myself (which for me is automatic). I'll start thinking I took in to many cals for the day or didn't get enough water so this is my punishment. A clear head would think that I've finally hit my peaks and now I'm going to go nice and slow with a good solid weight loss in smaller numbers but just the same, coming off! Nope, not my mind. I need to put me first again. I didn't have surgery to be a failed case that ten years later states it must not of been my path. NO, it is my path. I am not quiting. I'm not going to sit around while my weight creaps back up. Thats one of the reasons I'm going to make myself blog at least once a week. I have to take responsibility for my actions, words, and behaviors. If I can't talk to my friends or family about something then maybe writing it down or blogging as a outlet can help. I'm a nurse. Thats my skill and curse. I put every patient first and myself last. I continue that at home. I now am putting myself as a patient while I'm at work. When its my med time its my turn. When its my lunch hour I'm going to let my coworkers watch my pts so I can concentrate on my own food! I'm a control freak so babysteps lol. I'm not going to be worth anything to my patients if I don't take care of myself. Same with my family. A wise friend of mine, who is a nutritionist for my work floor once told me the best motto ever. She states we give others our over flow. If our cup is half full we need to take care of ourselves. If we give out what little liquid is in our cup we dry out. After we are empty we can't care of ourselves or others. Its our over flow from our own glass that must be shared with others. Not what is for us. To me, it makes perfect sense...only I'm always almost empty LOL and I allow myself to become dry daily. Time for me...I'm not going to fail because I'm going to put me first. Its a new year and a new day Time to shine
  9. A cold coke would be great!!!! Do u think you'll ever try flat diet soda?

  10. A cold coke would be great!!!! Do u think you'll ever try flat diet soda?

  11. Sitting between 268 and 266 for over a dang week! Feeling like a failure :(

  12. Sitting between 268 and 266 for over a dang week! Feeling like a failure :(

    1. Show previous comments  2 more
    2. Kirabelle

      Kirabelle

      A week is normal. Please don't beat yourself up! Change up your diet and push fluids and see what happens.

    3. AnnaJean

      AnnaJean

      Girl!! I am in a stall more than I am losing lately. I lose a pound or two then stall for a week. Your doing great!!

    4. AnnaJean

      AnnaJean

      Girl!! I am in a stall more than I am losing lately. I lose a pound or two then stall for a week. Your doing great!!

  13. How is it going?!?!

  14. How is it going?!?!

  15. Wishing I had no cravings...but glad I do. It shows me I'm still human and I have to fight harder and stay focused!! I've had my days of regretful bites/sips. Learning day to day!