Minfit

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About Minfit

  • Rank
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  • Birthday 10/29/1963

Profile Information

  • Gender
    Female
  • Location
    North Carolina
  • Age
    53

Information

  • Surgeon
    Dr.James Harris
  • Hospital
    Wilmington NC
  • Height (ft-in)
    5-08
  • Start Weight
    262
  • Current Weight
    133
  • Goal Weight
    155
  • Body Mass Index (BMI)
    37.5
  • Surgery Date
    09/06/2016
  • Surgery Type
    Gastric Bypass
  • Surgeon
    Dr.harris

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  1. I have been sick today makes 3weeks. I have been to urgent care 2xs ER1x and my gastric dr. One time through all the blood work, CT scans, ultrasonics, they find nothing. It came on me in the middle of the night, cramps diarrhea, sweating, chills, can't eat, extremely nausea but not throwing up. This has been the worse I have been sick in years. The cramps are close to labor pain and the diarrhea does not stop. All the dr. Can tell me is to drink, don't worry so much about eating, well I have lost 12lbs. The best they have came up with is s gastric flu, the gas is unbearable almost makes you pass out. But THANK GOD I am some better. It is wield how it came out of no where. But this puts me at ,134lbs. I really don't want to lose anymore weight, I just look so old!!!! My arms and thighs hang down bad I am a shame to wear shorts. I am very proud of all the weight I have lost but I really didn't think I would be so wrinkled and old looking. Guess you can't have it all!!!! Has anyone else been sick like this??
  2. HI EVERYONE, I AM WRITING IN CAPITAL LETTERS SO I CAN SEE WHAT I AM SAYING,LOL. LIFE HAS BEEN SO GOOD THESE PAST 2 MONTHS!!! I AM GOING INTO MY 9TH MONTH AND I AM VERY PLEASED, OTHER THAN MY USUALLY SICK TO MY SICK I AM GOOD! I AM A LITTLE DISAPPOINTED WITH MY SKIN, ALL MY BREAST HAVE FELL AWAY, MY THIGHS HANG WITH FAT AND MY UPPER ARMS HANG WITH FAT. I HAVE BEEN USING TANNING LOTION WHICH DOES HELP WITH THE APPEARANCE BUT IT IS DISAPPOINTING. BUT HEY, I HAVE LOST 114 lbs.SO, YOU CANT HSVE IT ALL. I AM IN 10'S SND SOME 8'S. I DONT HAVE MANY CLOTHES AT ALL AT ONE TIME, AND I WEAR EVERYTHING I HAVE SOMETHING I AM TO DRESSED UP BUT I DONT CARE I LIKE NOT HAVING A LOT OF CLOTHES I NEVER WEAR. SOMEDAYS I CAN EAT GOOD AND BY THat I MEAN BREAKFAST, A LITTLE LUNCH AND MAYBE A SNACK BEFORE BED. BUT I DONT GET ALL MY PROTEIN IN, I TRY, I FEEL SO GOOD !! LIFE IS A LOT EASIER !! I FEEL SO CONFIDENT NO ONE HAD TO LOOK AT ME. I just feel that much better about myself!!! IF YOU ARE NEW TO THIS JUST KEEP TAKING IT ONE DAY AT A TIME LIFE CHANGES SO MUCH SO FAST, you don't think that while you are going through it but when you look back on it , at just a couple months at a time, you realize your life will never be the same!!!!
  3. thanks everyone!!! It's not an easy road but this is the road we have decided we want to become healthier and we hope happier. I have (as well as a lot of you) held my head over a trash can and cried like a baby from being sick, we keep going and learning what our bodies can take and handle. Don't give up!!!
  4. HI EVERYONE, I AM WRITING IN CAPITAL LETTERS SO I CAN SEE WHAT I AM SAYING,LOL. LIFE HAS BEEN SO GOOD THESE PAST 2 MONTHS!!! I AM GOING INTO MY 9TH MONTH AND I AM VERY PLEASED, OTHER THAN MY USUALLY SICK TO MY SICK I AM GOOD! I AM A LITTLE DISAPPOINTED WITH MY SKIN, ALL MY BREAST HAVE FELL AWAY, MY THIGHS HANG WITH FAT AND MY UPPER ARMS HANG WITH FAT. I HAVE BEEN USING TANNING LOTION WHICH DOES HELP WITH THE APPEARANCE BUT IT IS DISAPPOINTING. BUT HEY, I HAVE LOST 114 lbs.SO, YOU CANT HSVE IT ALL. I AM IN 10'S SND SOME 8'S. I DONT HAVE MANY CLOTHES AT ALL AT ONE TIME, AND I WEAR EVERYTHING I HAVE SOMETHING I AM TO DRESSED UP BUT I DONT CARE I LIKE NOT HAVING A LOT OF CLOTHES I NEVER WEAR. SOMEDAYS I CAN EAT GOOD AND BY THat I MEAN BREAKFAST, A LITTLE LUNCH AND MAYBE A SNACK BEFORE BED. BUT I DONT GET ALL MY PROTEIN IN, I TRY, I FEEL SO GOOD !! LIFE IS A LOT EASIER !! I FEEL SO CONFIDENT NO ONE HAD TO LOOK AT ME. I just feel that much better about myself!!! IF YOU ARE NEW TO THIS JUST KEEP TAKING IT ONE DAY AT A TIME LIFE CHANGES SO MUCH SO FAST, you don't think that while you are going through it but when you look back on it , at just a couple months at a time, you realize your life will never be the same!!!!
  5. THANK YOU ALL!! YOU ALL HAVE HELPED ME SO MANY TIMES!!
  6. i can't believe it has been 8 months, where does the time go? In the beginning a week felt like a month time went by sooooooo slow but now that I have the hang of it and my pouch which I named "the devil" has calm down life is good!! I have my little routine which is very important, my yogurt, lite lunch lite dinner and then a snack before bed I am doing great with my nausea as long as I stick to this. Still haven't gone shopping yet, other than Goodwill or Walmart. When I am more stable I will but I am coming out of a 12 and going into some 10s. When I do my laundry and I am folding my clothes it just amazes me that I can get into these little bitty panties and pants. No it has not been easy, but I feel so good!!! Like a different person Still getting unpacked and organized busy everyday but i can keep up I am not out of breath and barely walking at the end of the day Keeping good and learning it does get better!!!! H-262 DOS_246 Now 153 Old goal 150 New goal just be happy
  7. thanks everyone!! It has been very busy and stressful. In the beginning of my journey i had some bad carving and head hungry, I don't know if it is because I have been so busy or the process but I don't crave all the sweets and junk food I did in the beginning, which right now is great!!! Still don't eat much at one time and I still have nausea which keeps me on my toes. I am so happy with were I am at right now, my 12's are getting to big for me and it is so hard to wrap my head around the fact I can soon fit into a 10!!
  8. i have been gone for about a month or more, we sold our house 1 st day it was on the market (happy dance) in one state and moved to another state. It has been very stressful and tiring! We have been in the house 5 days and life is starting to slow down a little, I am almost 8 months out, missed my 7 th. I am down to 158 and my goal was 150 so I believe I will go under my goal by the end of my first year. I have done great with watching what I eat , if anything I don't eat enough and I still get nauseated I just ate about 12_15 mixed nuts and I am sick now. Life is so different, I am working in the yard getting down on my knees planting flowers and guess what? I can get right up on my own. Great feeling!!! Other than Goodwill and thrift shops I still haven't bought any clothes I am in a 12 misses and I have to wear a belt. ,
  9. march the 6 th made my 6 months post op, well the past few days I have been very hungry. I haven't over ate at one time but I have been eating more during the day. Is it normal for it to change just that fast from not eating much to being hungry all through the day? I am not exercising any differently, just wanted to know if this is normal
  10. i have gone through so many different sizes, day of surgery i was a 22_24 now 6 months later I am in a misses 12 and they are not tight. I keep going to thrift stores and buying off the $1 rack or $2 rack. 2 weeks ago I was in Good will and got the most closes I have bought yet at one time. Normally I can't find much at Goodwill but it was my day, 2 pair of shorts, 2 pairs of Capris , 1 skirt, 3 tee shirts and 2 blouses. They were 12s, and 10s and the skirt was large. I can't wear the 10s yet. My neighbor gave me some dress pants size large and medium, I was very thankful since I didn't have any dress clothes.
  11. i think some of it is the medicine coming out of our system. I did it a lot right after surgery, some now 6 months later but not like in the beginning.
  12. When I went for my 6 months check up my doctor was very pleased with my blood work. My vitamin B was a little high so he told me for the next 6 months for me to take it every other day. From my highest weight of 262 on March 16th 2016 to 170 on March 6 2017. Day of surgery i was 246 that was Sept. 6 2016. I am very happy with my results, my dr. Seems to think I won't loss but 25 _30 more lbs. I will be happy with 145 to 150. My face is so skinny now I do look a little sick. All my Weight is in my lower stomach and thighs now, so maybe that where it will come from. As I have said so many times before i still fight nausea , I might get lucky and go 3 or 4 days without it but it always comes back for a few days. I do get tired of the same thing everyday and I don't eat as much as I need to. I am trying. Life is really good!!!!! I can go and go all day I feel so much better my back dont hurt like it did my knees are a lot better. I have already had one knee replacement my Ortho dr. Was very happy about my weight loss. I have came off of lyrica, I have been taking that for 17 years for nerve damage from my back. At 342.00 every 3 months I will save a lot just from that one medicine. Still haven't told anyone about my WLS other than my hubby and one friend who had this surgery 5 years ago, when everyone ask me what am I doing I just say, I don't eat as much and I have cut out all sweets and soda which is true. Do I have head hunger? O yes!!!! Everyday!!! I just want to eat and it be good but in reality it's not. I don't eat junk just taking a bite of my protein and I am full, I ate a bite of homemade potato salad it wasn't good. It's only good in my mind! If you are just starting your journey DONT GIVE UP! There are a lot of hard days but it is worth it
  13. i can't believe it has been 6 months!!! Well, tomorrow makes 6 months. Life is a little easier it is still hard for me to get in all my protein, I am fine with the drinking just not eating. But I do feel better, I can cross my legs now and I can go all day long without a nap. It is a process for sure
  14. Only problem I had and still have is nausea, and not getting in my protein requirements. Most days I just can't eat that much but I am learning to be more mindful that I haven't ate in a while and I will eat a little. I am almost 6 months out and still can't believe how i look now, from 22_24 to 14_12. I love the fact I can't eat much but I still crave everything I use to eat but I don't give in.
  15. i am almost 6 months out and it does get better but it is a very slow process. For me anyway, I still get sick when I eat. I never meet my protein requirements but it is a lot better than it was. Yes, it is a lot harder than I ever thought it would be. I get tired easy because I don't eat a lot but at the same time I feel so much better. My knees don't hurt, my back is better, my feet don't swell, so hang in there because it does get better with time and you will feel better.