Becca52

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About Becca52

  • Rank
    Senior Member
  • Birthday 07/10/1960

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    http://www.dailystrength.org/home/profile

Profile Information

  • Gender
    Female
  • Location
    Springfield Oregon
  • Interests
    Water color painting, hiking, cooking healthy meals, reading, and doing my homework! :)
  • Age
    54

Information

  • Surgeon
    Jessica Folek, MD
  • Hospital
    Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend
  • Height (ft-in)
    5-08
  • Start Weight
    322
  • Current Weight
    179
  • Goal Weight
    185
  • Body Mass Index (BMI)
    27.2
  • Surgery Date
    07/24/2013

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  1. I need your help

    Thank you for the support and ideas. Right after surgery i was on soft foods for two weeks, then regular diet. My food log says i ate about 800 calories a day. Maybe I'll give that a try.
  2. I need your help

  3. You are my hero! I even think about carbs and i gain weight
  4. I need your help

    Hello everyone! I have not posted here in a LONG TIME! I have just been uber busy with work and grad school... Ok, yeah, that is an excuse, I know it. I need your help. I had RNY 7/24/2013. A little over 2 1/2 years ago. I lost 143 pounds total and regained my health and freedom. I maintained this loss for well over a year. BUT... (there is always a but, huh?) I have gained about 15# from sliding off the wagon and stress/emotional eating for a bit. Now NOTHING I do seems to make it go away! My surgeons office is like "Well, that is normal". Ummmm.... I am NOT ok with this and want it gone! I think had I been on plan and gained it, it **might** be easier to live with, but I know I gained it from old habits that I have now cleaned up. I get in my protein, water, vitamins. I eat very few carbs (20 or less). My calories run around 1200 a day, give or take. I swim laps and walk miles several times a week. I have tried all kinds of things, more calories/carbs, less calories/carbs. Change exercise.... cut dairy... My fear is that my bodies metabolism is just like it was b4 surgery. Non existent. And that scares the you know what outta me! A friend tells me to drop my calories to like 6/700 a day, but i just don't see that as sustainable. To me that is crash diet thinking, and I did that for years with no luck, why go back to it. Anyone else had this happen? Any tips on how to make my body get in sync with all my efforts? I knew when I fell off track, it was on me to get back. Now I am back. For MONTHS. And nothing. I lose a couple, gain a couple. I am truly stuck and frustrated. Thank you for listening!!
  5. I need your help once again!! I had to redo my survey!! PLEASE take this survey to help with my teams Grad School assignment. THANK YOU!!!! If you are post op, you can consider the questions in relationship to the amounts of food you can now eat. For example, you might not eat more than a non surgery person, but would be be more than fellow WLS folks? OR you can answer from pre surgery experiences. Totally your call! https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/LD6978G THANK YOU!!!!!!!!
  6. Please help me with my grad school project!

    Thank you for doing our compulsive eating behaviors survey! It stopped taking input at 100 (unless I upgrade to the paid for survey monkey) so I am pulling them down. And a special thanks to those who caught the poorly worded question with the double negative. That was a test! LOL! No, just kidding!! Some of you wanted to see the results, and here they are! THANKS AGAIN!! https://www.surveymonkey.com/results/SM-7HX7QXCD/
  7. The journey has started

    Whoooo hooooo! Your time will come soon!! Never did the fiber preop... but years ago I did. Not that brand, but I use to take what I called alfalfa pills and drink a glass of water... They were like those little things that kids play with in the tub. The outside melted and they turned into dinosaurs! At least thats how it felt in my tummy!
  8. Thank you for doing our compulsive eating behaviors survey! It stopped taking input at 100 (unless I upgrade to the paid for survey monkey) so I am pulling them down. And a special thanks to those who caught the poorly worded question with the double negative. That was a test! LOL! No, just kidding!! Some of you wanted to see the results, and here they are! THANKS AGAIN!! https://www.surveymonkey.com/results/SM-7HX7QXCD/
  9. I am sorry to hear how much you're struggling... it is so frustrating!! I am fighting some of those similar things. I have an appointment with an eating disorder counselor this Friday (provided I don't have to go do jury duty. uhhh!) and am really looking forward to her help!
  10. I so love reading all your comments!! Thank you all for sharing!!
  11. I am always amazed, and slightly envious of folks who experience this... I wonder why it's so different for some.
  12. Helicopter Pilot Positive!

    yup. did the deal and all was well
  13. As I approach my 2 year mark, I've been pondering the empirical research data on success rates. This is just my ever so humble opinion I believe that the reason 50% have a substantial regain as some point is NOT because they aren't following the perfect program, but because they didn't figure out how they got huge in the first place and find ways to change. aka; Head work. And yes it is the hardest part by far for many on this journey... It is easy to see why some don't make it. I fear for my own success fighting this battle, every day. I don't think a piece of pie, bag of chips (whatever) on it's own, while not the most nutritional choice, will undo all my work.... BUT eating to cope, numb, hide, punish, avoid, etc etc etc... Will take me right back where I was. Morbidly obese and miserable. As long as we feed our emotions vs nourish our bodies, we're skirting disaster! Yet, learning how to NOT do these things is the hardest personal growth thing I have ever struggled with. Every. Single. Day. As I approach my 2 year point, and struggle with getting a small regain off, I am humbled by the work it takes to do this deal. For those in their first year, during your "honeymoon stage", there is often a time when you feel like "I got this!"... Know that that rug can be pulled out from under you at any time. I am not trying to scare you, just enlighten!
  14. stalled

    I had a 7 week stall at about 6 months out... Surgeon had me up my calories and I started losing again.
  15. Crash

    Wow! That IS low! I've taken levothyroxine for years, never had that problem!