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About DebiW

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  • Birthday July 18

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  • Surgeon
    Dr. Wegner
  • Hospital
    St. Francis Hospital - Memphis
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  • Surgery Type
    Gastric Bypass
  • Surgeon
    Dr. Wegner

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  1. It's been four weeks since I've lost more than a couple of pounds. I don't normally get in the 100 carbs that my NUT recommends, but I will definitely be cutting back on them, and increasing my water and exercising more. My calories have been averaging 700-800, not any more than that. It's nice to know that others can sympathize and relate to these struggles. I need to keep reminding myself that I did not gain this weight over night and I won't lose it overnight.... Slow and steady wins the race.
  2. Please consider yourself hugged! That's what I needed too hear. I have been super stressed. I am going to do exactly as you suggested! Thank you a million times over!
  3. Oh these look interesting. I may have to get some of these. I need simple exercises that I can do from home.
  4. I love this site, it's so encouraging to see the supportive people here. I appreciate your kindness. I feel awful when people ask me how much weight have I lost since surgery and I tend to try to avoid answering it specifically. It is depressing knowing you've done all this work and lost the weight prior to surgery and now nothing. I am going to start drinking more water, trying to exercise more, and cutting my carbs. If this doesn't help I will do the Pouch reset diet. If anyone else has any suggestions I would love to hear them.
  5. Thanks for your advise Res, I always find your posts so helpful to others. I am going to dedicate myself to drinking more water. Plain water doesn't go down as well as decaf tea with Splenda does. That's my go-to drink that I have daily.
  6. Yes, I did get an eating plan that I followed for those six weeks. I also use MyFitnessPal to track my foods. I am noticing that I am getting around 700-800 calories a day at 10 weeks out. Do you think I should do the Pouch Reset diet? Thank you so much for your help.
  7. Yes, I have spoken to my NUT and she seems to think everything is just fine. I am eating mostly baked or boiled chicken, tuna, lean ground chuck, eggs, cheese after my proteins there isn't much room for many veggies. I was concerned that 100 grams of carbs was too much.
  8. I had my RNY surgery 10 weeks ago, and immediately afterwards when I was allowed to eat I began wondering if my pouch could possibly have been made larger than most or have I stretched it out already. I am feeling discouraged, and was hoping some of you could help. I am able to tolerate eating foods well, I know others who say they are only eating 2-3 bites, however I can eat much more than that at a meal. I can easily eat a whole cup. I could hold more if I wanted it, but I won't dare eat more. I don't have very much of the restrictive feeling that others describe. After surgery I lost 21 lbs, however, the majority of that was the first month, now nothing... I know the honeymoon stage won't last and I want to take every advantage of this time that I can and use this tool to help myself get healthy. My NUT has me on 60-80 grams protein, 30 fat, 100 carbs, and 64 oz water. Is this typical? I know each doctor has different ideas. I am wondering if this many carbs are ok. I am staying within these limits. Is it more about the carbs or the calories? Some days I do not get all of my water in. I do try to measure and weigh my foods. I eat three meals a day, and have one snack of fruit. I do not graze. I often get very hungry before my meals. My meals are typically quick, I chew foods well, and I follow the no drinking rules prior to eating and afterwards. I take all of my vitamins and supplements daily. I do not get to exercise as much as I would like to. I babysit our 8-month-old twin grandsons for 12 hours a day and am exhausted afterwards. Does age have play a factor in how you lose weight? I am 56 years old, 5'3" - 203 lbs. Do I need to do a pouch rest diet to jumpstart this? I don't understand why I am not losing weight. I want to lose 70 more pounds. Please help me with any suggestions you have. I am desperate. Thank you for taking the time to read this long post. I sincerely appreciate your help. ~Debi~
  9. I got mine when I arrived at the hospital at 6AM, I was told I was the second surgery of the day.
  10. Thank you all, I was just curious. I noticed that it hurts to drink water, but its fine for sugar free popsicles and warm caffeine free tea.
  11. I am super excited that I have had my bypass surgery 4 days ago and everything has gone smoothly. I feel like I am doing excellent. I am doing my walking, and am trying to get in my water but it hurts a little bit. I was just curious how long does it take before the tenderness goes away and I can drink as much as I want to? Thanks,
  12. Thank you all, I am so excited and counting down the days. I am finishing up day 11 of 14 tonight.
  13. After having my bypass surgery postponed twice, it's finally going to happen on ELECTION DAY Nov. 8, 2016! The USA may be getting a new president that day, but I am getting a new lease on life and I am so thankful. Today is day 9 on my liver shrink diet and so far, I've done well. I am pleased with the weight that I've lost so far these past few days. It's been a long road since June with numerous blood tests, x-rays, ct scans, pet scans, and biopsies, to get me well today and I thank the Lord for this. I intend to do all that I can to be as successful as I can possibly be. I just wanted to share my happy news with you, and thank you all for your encouragement to not give up! ~Debi~
  14. I have the same surgery date as you, and this liver shrink diet hasn't been any fun, but we can do this. It's going to change our lives for the better.
  15. Thank you for your thoughts on this. I don't want to do anything to jeopardize myself in any way or sabotaging my goals. If it could lead to unhealthy habits I don't want any part of it.