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About Ellen119

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  • Birthday January 19

Profile Information

  • Gender Female
  • Location Bronx NY
  • Age 50


  • Surgeon Jenny Choi
  • Hospital Montefiore Medical Center
  • Height (ft-in) 5-09
  • Start Weight 280
  • Current Weight 185
  • Goal Weight 175
  • Body Mass Index (BMI) 27
  • Surgery Date 02/07/2012
  • Surgery Type Gastric Bypass

Ellen119's Activity

  1. Ellen119 added a post in a topic Apollo Overstitch - Endoscopic Revision   

    I joined Overeaters Anonymous. It seems to be going well. J highly recommend it!
  2. Ellen119 added a post in a topic Apollo Overstitch - Endoscopic Revision   

    Hi all. I've hug ad this procedure twice. First time in December 2014 on my stoma alone and just had my pouch done on July 1st. Still on pureed though I did cheat today ( which is a big no no with this procedure). I do feel some restriction but nothing like my original surgery. If you're expecting results to be the same as originally, you will be disappointed. Im down 10 lbs but I'm sure if I go back to old habits it will be short lived. Work hard to get to hoal. This P procedure alone won't do it. Also it is. Very easy to tear the sutures by overeating so be careful. Good luck!
  3. Ellen119 added a post in a topic almost 2 years!   

    Hi! Although I agree that logging is key to losing/maintaining I disagree that the scale tells the truth. Everything from a high sodium meal toggetting your period can fluctuate 5-10 lbs which is why I hid my scale. I'll tell you though, regardless I am back to weighing
  4. Ellen119 added a post in a topic almost 2 years!   

    Thanks. I may have to go back to logging on a regular basis. I find that when I stick to my food plan, i trust the process and don't worry about what the scale says. Good advice!
  5. Ellen119 added a topic in 2 Years Post-Op (GB)   

    almost 2 years!
    I will be 2 years out in February. I'm very concerned about regain. I feel as though there, are days where I am a bottomless pit. I started weight lifting about a month ago. I decided to hide my scale for now and go with how my clothes fit since the scale has a way of sabotaging my efforts. I decided to weigh in on my 2 year follow up appointment. Do any of you avoid the scale and measure yourself instead?
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  6. Ellen119 added a post in a topic Back on track   

    thank you! ELLEN
  7. Ellen119 added a topic in Post-op Gastric Bypass   

    Back on track
    Im back. I decided that I need to utilize anything and everything to prevent regain. I have been stuck at 188-190 since November but I we t from 191 yesterday to195 today. That scarex me. Additionally, im going on a cruise in less than 2 weeks and 8 want to make sure 8 c9me back under 200.so 8 am back...
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  8. Ellen119 added a topic in Post-op Gastric Bypass   

  9. Ellen119 added a topic in Post-op Gastric Bypass   

    Pouch and stoma size
    I had an endoscopy done on Wednesday. The test showed that my pouch is 5cm and my stoman is 2 cm. Does anyone know if this sounds about right for someone 10 months out?

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  10. Ellen119 added a topic in Post-op Gastric Bypass   

    I started the 5 Day Pouch Test today in order to rid myself of carb cravings. I had such good results last time. Anyone else starting today?
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  11. Ellen119 added a topic in Gastric Bypass Nutrition   

    Question about nutrition
    I am 8 months out and have had a bad couple of months food-wise. I am in the process of getting up and dusting myself off and going back to my basics. I find however, that right now, it seems I am able to eat more than I probaby should. My question is if I go back to basics, measuring, only eating things I'm supposed to, logging etc, will it help my pouch to feel tighter again?

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  12. Ellen119 added a post in a topic I NEED to be here right now   

    Thank you, bookreader
  13. Ellen119 added a post in a topic Getting back on the horse   

    I soooooo need to do the same. your post inspired me. Thank you.

  14. Ellen119 added a post in a topic Help! Feel like time is running out on honeymoon   

    Thank makes alot of sense Technogirl. I'd say it was worth a try!