emilyann

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About emilyann

  • Rank
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  • Birthday March 2

Profile Information

  • Gender
    Female
  • Location
    Vista, CA
  • Age
    33

Information

  • Surgeon
    Dr. Callery
  • Hospital
    Pomerado
  • Height (ft-in)
    5-03
  • Start Weight
    250
  • Current Weight
    180
  • Goal Weight
    150
  • Body Mass Index (BMI)
    34.5
  • Surgery Date
    01/12/2016
  • Surgery Type
    Vertical Sleeve
  • Surgeon
    Dr. Callery

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  1. Yes, absolutely. You're not alone! I remember my doctor telling me it wasn't uncommon for people to feel depressed after WLS and I thought she was nuts. How could something that is supposed to make everything all better, make you depressed? Well, it did. I was down in the dumps for about 4 weeks. I cried for several days after surgery. I'm much, much better now. We all still have our days because we're human, but it does get easier.
  2. Finally got past my plateau!!! I've lost 52 lbs since surgery, and a total of 62. 38 lbs until my goal!!!


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    1. Sleevalicious

      Sleevalicious

      Congratulations on a great achievement. Keep up the good work. You're more than halfway to goal!

    2. Res Ipsa

      Res Ipsa

      Great job so far!  The plateaus can be upsetting, but they are a normal part of rapid weight loss after weight loss surgery.  

  3. Thank you both for getting back to me! I went to Vitamin Shoppe and picked up some Oh Yeah! One bars...just popped open the lemon cake flavor and it's actually good. I know a lot of people love Quest bars, but I can't stomach them for some reason. Glad I asked before buying the Rx Bars
  4. Thank you both so much! I appreciate your words of encouragement. I'll stay off the scale and see how it goes, while I do my best to follow the plan. Keeping my fingers crossed that my body gets over its own "comfort weight," so I can move on sooner than later!
  5. Yes, I think about it ALL THE TIME! It's always been an issue for me though...I obsess over my weight and food. I've recently hit a stall after a 55 lb weight loss (surgery was 1/12/16), and I'm having nervous breakdowns every so often. I wonder what I'm doing wrong constantly. I wish I could be helpful, but I'm in the same boat as you. Just wanted to let you know you're not alone <3
  6. I follow someone on Instagram that had VSG, and she posted a picture of Rx Bars. I looked at the nutritional facts and it looks like each bar has 14-15 grams of sugar. I'd like to give them a try, but is that too much? They also have 12-14 grams of protein per bar, and about 4 grams of fiber. I'm not sure if it's something that would be good, or that I should steer clear of. Anyone have any input?
  7. Hi!!! Just thinking about you :) I haven't used the forum very much, but I think I need to! How are you doing? How is your recovery going? Hope all is well <3 

    1. Punk_Noodles

      Punk_Noodles

      Hiya Emilyann! I haven't seen ya for a while! Same here, I haven't really been online lately. I'm doing great! I'm no longer a "Scale-Watcher" but I do Gage things by clothes size, lol, how have you been doing

    2. emilyann

      emilyann

      I'm still watching the scale, but probably shouldn't because I've hit a stall, and it's driving me crazy! I've gone down a couple of sizes though, so that's been nice...finally an excuse to go shopping ;) Just trying to keep going on the right path!

  8. I'm currently struggling with a plateau that I've been on for probably a couple of weeks now, and it's really frustrating. I think what scares me most is that it's the same weight range I would get stuck in for years before I had surgery. No matter what, I could never get below 190 lbs. I wound up gaining 60 lbs and had surgery after a 10 lb loss, at 240 lbs in January. So, I've lost a decent amount of weight in 5 months. However, being stuck in this current spot has been really psychologically and emotionally challenging. I can admit though that I haven't been *perfect* in my efforts. There were several months that I could kinda slack with my eating and exercise, and still lose drastic amounts of weight. Now that's not happening, and I feel like my stomach can hold more food...also scaring the sh*t out of me :/ I could really use some encouragement or tips please!!! <3
  9. At the time I wrote the original thread, I was super frustrated. I found out that it's really normal to go through a stall so quickly, and soon after, I started to drop weight. As of today, I've lost 20 lbs since surgery. I can't complain since my surgery was only 5 weeks ago! A friend who had VSG reminded me that the faster the weight comes off, the looser the skin becomes. I'm just taking it day by day and enjoying the process. We will all definitely get to where we want and need to be! Thanks for the support!
  10. Thank you for your reply, Wendy! I've become somewhat scale obsessed and weigh myself every day. I'm going to make it an effort to weigh myself once per week and see how that goes.
  11. I had my VSG on 1/12 and I've lost 11-12 lbs, depending on the day. I lost that wait the first week and then haven't dropped another pound since then. I knew this weight wasn't going to come off over night, but it scares me that it's been stalled so quickly and it makes me wonder if/when it will pick back up. I don't know if I'm doing something wrong, or if it's just my body adjusting. It's making me feel super depressed though and horrible about myself...like, how do you fail at this when you've had 85% of your stomach removed?!?! WLS was my absolutely rock bottom, last resort. It's frustrating because I follow people who've had VSG on Instagram and they all seem to have dropped their weight in months, while I'm already almost a month out with only 11 lbs lost. Has anyone else experienced this?
  12. Thank you for replies, everyone! I appreciate each of them.
  13. So, I had my VSG on 1/12 and took a pic of my incisions. I figured people would start asking me how I'm losing weight so quickly and I'm an honest, straight forward person so I decided to post in on Instagram with a little info about what I've been dealing with in my life that got me to this point. The first comment was from someone I went to school with for 3 months in 2011 and he tells me he's "disappointed" and that I took "the easy way out." I was hurt, angry, frustrated, not to mention blown away by his audacity to judge me. He lost 100 lbs over two years, which is great, but it gave him the idea that he had the right to decide that my method was wrong. SO, with that being said: I will not be telling anyone else, and I deleted the picture. Has anyone else had to deal with this?!
  14. I had VSG on the 12th and feel exactly the same right now! I've had a rough few days and I'm kinda angry that I don't have food anymore to help me get through my emotions. It's been awhile since I realized I'm a food addict, but nothing has made me truly KNOW it until having surgery. My mind just hasn't caught up with the sudden change in my body. I'm debating joining OA or even Weight Watchers once I'm at point where I can eat again, just to help me with accountability. Just know that you're not alone out there! I'm right there with you! We can get through this though and it will all be worth it.
  15. Congratulations!!! I'm with you on the frustration and stress. I started this process back in May and my insurance required me to go through six months of seeing the doctor and going to meetings before they'd consider covering it. Then two weeks ago, I was told my insurance dropped me and I LOST IT. Fortunately, it turned out to be an error, but that really messed with me. I spoke with my insurance company this morning and they said everything is ok now and that they already approved the surgery, so my date is January 12. I'm super nervous and excited! Have you had surgery before? I've had c-sections, but I've never been "put under."