GRANDMA

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About GRANDMA

  • Rank
    Advanced Member
  • Birthday 03/02/1955

Profile Information

  • Gender
    Female
  • Location
    FLORIDA
  • Interests
    SWIM, SHOP, VACATION, FAMILY TIME
  • Age
    61

Information

  • Surgeon
    DR. KIM
  • Hospital
    FLORIDA HOSPITAL CELEBRATION
  • Height (ft-in)
    5-07
  • Start Weight
    253
  • Current Weight
    240
  • Goal Weight
    150
  • Body Mass Index (BMI)
    36
  • Surgery Date
    10/21/2016
  • Surgery Type
    Vertical Sleeve
  • Surgeon
    DR. KEITH KIM

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  1. I am a great believer in doing what works for you! I cannot have crackers yet bit I might give it a try when I can. Keep up the good work!☆
  2. Jen You are an inspiration! With all you are going through you are able to focus on your program. I don't know if I would be ablessed to do that. I pray things work out for you!!!!
  3. I TAKE ENOUGH MEDS. I REALLY DON'T WANT TO TAKE ANYTHING TO HELP ME SLEEP. I THINK THAT WHEN I WAS HEAVIER, I HAD SLEEP APNEA SO I WAS ALWAYS TIRED. NOW THAT I DON'T HAVE IT ANYMORE, I AM NOT WALKING AROUND TIRED ALL DAY. WHO REALLY KNOWS????
  4. YOU ARE DOING A FANTASTIC JOB! DON'T COMPARE YOURSELF TO ANYONE. EACH JOURNEY IS DIFFERENT AND AS LONG AS YOU FEEL GOOD ABOUT WHAT YOU ARE DOING AND THE SCALE IS MOVING DOWN......THAT'S ALL YOU NEED! I WAS AT THE DOC THIS WEEK FOR MY 6 MOS. CHECKUP. I ASKED HER ABOUT SETTING A GOAL. AMONG OTHER THINGS, WE DISCUSSED WEIGHT LOSS. SHE TOLD ME THAT THERE ARE SOOOO MANY THINGS THAT MAKE THE JOURNEY DIFFERENT FOR EACH PERSON: AGE, HEIGHT, BUILT, GENEICS, EXERCISE, FOOD EATEN, ETC. SO FEEL GOOD ABOUT YOURSELF. YOU DESERVE IT!!!!
  5. HI I'VE NOTICED THAT NOTHING IS "NORMAL" SINCE I WAS SLEEVED 10/21/16. SLEEPING, EATING, SNACKING, ENERGY, ETC. I NOW I HAVE MORE ENERGY WHILE I AM UP BUT I DON'T SLEEP LIKE I USED TO. I KNOW MANY OF MY WLS PEEPS ON ANOTHER SITE, HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM. IT'S SOMETIMES HARD FOR ME TO DETERMINE WHAT IS AGE AND WHAT IS WEIGHT LOSS. FUNNY YOU MENTIONED HOW YOU LOOK. I STILL THINK I WANT TO LOSE ANOTHER 20-30 POUNDS BUT I JUST DON'T KNOW. I TOLD MY HUSBAND THAT WHEN I LOOKED IN THE MIRROR TODAY, I THOUGHT I LOOKED OLDER THAN I DID BEFORE SURGERY. ON THE OTHER HAND, LOOKS WERE NOT THE REASON FOR SURGERY, IT WAS IMPROVED HEALTH. OH WELL....
  6. Hi anne Wow, you went back to work! I am in awe of you. There would have been not way I could have done that. I would have fallen flat on my face. Good for you that you planned and prepared your meals. Be careful with beef stew and the BBQ sauce. they are rich and might hurt your stomach. I hope not. Keep up the good work and take it easy (as much as you can).
  7. Hi Anne Welcome to the loser's bench. Don't forget that you have just been through major surgery. You cannot rush your recovery. Doing so will only lead to problems. I do not know how old you are, but it took me about 8 weeks to start to feel like myself and gain my energy back. Be kind to yourself and listen to your body!!!
  8. Hi SuperMom69 I am happy you like my post. As you can see, I am no youngster. I am 61 and went into this because my health was deteriorating quickly. I have 3 Beautiful grandchildren I want to see grow. I have a loving husband I've been married to since I am 19. I want us to enjoy the fruits of our hard work......and I have been willing to do whatever I need to to be able to live my life fully. If I look better, it is an extra bonus. So think carefully about what you want and why and what you are willing to do. GOOD LUCK!
  9. Thx. Except for my energy , I think I am there. My energy was never the greatest. I hope to join a gym and start working out next week . That will help!
  10. IT'S HARD TO BELIEVE THAT ONE MONTH HAS PASSED SINCE I WAS SLEEVED. HIGHEST WT. 261 LBS. WEIGHT AT BEGINNING OF JOURNEY 251 LBS. DATE OF SLEEVE OCT. 21, 2016 WEIGHT ON DAY OF SURGERY 241 LBS. CURRENT WEIGHT 213.1 LBS. IF YOU ARE HAVING BARIATRIC SURGERY AS THE SOLUTION TO YOUR WEIGHT LOSS ISSUES, YOU COULDN'T BE MORE WRONG. I AM SURE YOU HAVE HEARD IT IS JUST A TOOL.....AND IT IS. HAVING BARIATRIC SURGERY REQUIRES A LIFE CHANGING COMMITMENT . HOW YOU ASK? WELL, MOST REQUIRED PREPS ARE VERY DIFFICULT. FOR ME, IT WAS A STRICK DIET FROM THE DAY OF MY CONSULT UNTIL 2 WEEKS BEFORE SURGERY . THEN, IT WAS A 2 WEEK LIQUID DIET . THIS DOES NOT INCLUDE ANY AND ALL LIQUIDS. NO CAFFEINE , NO SODA, NO ALCOHOL, NO SUGARY DRINKS AND NO CARBINATED DRINKS. I LOVE THE WEIGHT LOSS I'VE EXPERIENCED AND THE COMPLEMENTS . SINCE SURGERY I'VE HAD TO FOLLOW SEVERAL EATING PLANS. WEEK 1: SAME LIQUID DIET AS PRE OP WEEK 2 & 3: PUREED DIET. 1 1/2 OZ. PROTEIN AND 1 OZ. FRUIT OR VEGGIE. NOT ALL FRUITS OR VEGGIES. WEEK 4 & 5: SOFT DIET. SAME AS PUREED EXCEPT FOOD IS NOT PUREED. WEEK 5: I AM NOW ABLE TO EAT MOST FOODS AND UP TO 4 OZ. OF PROTEIN , IF POSSIBLE. THERE WILL BE ANOTHER DIET PLAN AFTER THIS. IT IS IMPORTANT , ALTHOUGH NOT MANDATORY , THAT YOU HAVE THE SUPPORT OF FAMILY AND OR FRIRNDS. EACH PERSON HEALS AT A DIFFERENT RATE SO YOU MAY NEED HELP FOR LONGER THAN YOU THINK. IT TAKES A WHILE TO GAIN YOUR ENERGY BACK. I AM STILL WAITING. BUT I THANK GOD EVERYDAY THAT MY HUSBAND HAS BEEN HERE FOR ME AT EACH TURN OF MY JOURNEY. FOR ME, THESE ARE THE HARDEST LIFE CHANGES: NO DECAF FOR A MONTH AND NO CAFFEINE AT ALL. NO BREAD, PASTA OR WHITE POTOES UNTIL MONTH 6. AND....TALK ABOUT LIFE CHANGES . .NOTHING TO DRINK BEFORE EATING, DURING EATING AND FOR AN HOUR AFTER EATING. EATING HAS CHANGED, TOO....TAKE A BITE, PUT FORK DOWN, CHEW AT LEAST 20 TIMES PER BITE, SWALLOW, COUNT TO AT LEAST W0 BEFORE TAKING ANOTHER BITE. NOW DON'T GET ME WRONG. I AM HAPPY TO MAKE THESE CHANGES. MY PURPOSE FOR THIS SURGERY WAS TO GET HEALTHY, NOT TO WEAR A BIKINI. SINCE SURGERY , MY BLOOD PRESSURE MEDS. HAVE BEEN CUT IN HALF, I AM OFF SOME OF MY HEARTBURN MEDS AND WILL BE OFF THE REST BY THE END OF MY 2ND MONTH. I HAVEN'T HAD TO HAVE A STEROID INJECTION IN MY BACK AND AS I SAID IN A PREVIOUS POST , I AM ABLE TO WALK BETTER THAN I HAVE IN YEARS. SO READ THIS CAREFULLY . USE IT AS PART OF YOUR RESEARCH TO SEE IF YOU ARE ABLE TO OR WILLING TO MAKE THE NECESSARY CHANGES. GOOD LUCK WITH YOUR DECISIONS!! Clip on the pictures below. The top picture was taken at the end of week 4. The bottom picture was taken the day before surgery .
  11. Hi Alexa 21 Congrats on your decision to begin this new journey! As far as I know, surgical dates are usually set for after all appointments are completed and results are sent to the doctor for review. My guess is that your surgery will take place within 2 to 4 weeks after everything is completed. May the roads in this journey be filled with few bumps. If I can help you in any way, feel free to contact me!!
  12. HI ALL I HAVE 2 BAGS OF TOPS. THEY ARE SIZES XXL, 1X, 2X. THEY ARE CASUAL AND WORK APPROPRIATE. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED AND CAN PICK THEM UP, THEY ARE YOURS.
  13. THANKS TO ALL OF YOU!
  14. IT'S HARD TO BELIEVE THAT ONE WEEK HAS PASSED SINCE I WAS SLEEVED. I HAVE TO ADMIT THAT DURING THIS WEEK, I HAD SEVERAL TIMES WHEN I ASKED "WHY DID I DO THIS?" AND "WILL I EVER FEEL BETTER?" THE PAIN WAS PRETTY TOLERABLE. I USED PAIN MEDS IN THE HOSPITAL AND AT NIGHT FOR THE FIRST 2 OR 3 NIGHTS I WAS HOME. I COULDN'T SLEEP IN MY BED, SLEPT IN MY RECLINER. GETTING THE LIQUIDS DOWN AND THE PROTEIN DRINKS WAS DIFFICULT, TOO. THE ONLY "EASY" THING WAS WALKING, BELIEVE IT OR NOT! AS I LOOK BACK ON THIS PAST WEEK, I HAVE TO WONDER IF I DID ENOUGH HOMEWORK. MY ANSWER IS NO! I GUESS THAT I WANTED TO BE THE SUPER PERSON WHO WENT THROUGH THIS PROCESS UNSCAVVED. GUESS WHAT? CAN'T HAPPEN........NOT ME, NOT YOU, NO ONE. WE ALL HAD MAJOR SURGERY AND FOR ME, I HAVE THE EXTRA BURDEN OF MY AGE. GETTING REAL, I DON'T HEAL LIKE I USED TO AND I DIDN'T HAVE THE ENERGY BEFORE SURGERY. BUT THE SUN IS SHINING. I AM WALKING LIKE I HAVEN'T BEEN ABLE TO IN YEARS. YES YEARS!!!! MY DOUBLE (OR TRIPLE) CHIN IS NOW ONE AND THE CLOTHES I BOUGHT FOR THIS TIME IS CALLING MY NAME. THIS DID NOT HAPPEN OVER THE WEEK BUT SINCE I STARTED THE PROCESS AND THE PRE OP DIETS. YES, DIETS. 2 TO BE EXACT. AS I FEEL BETTER (AND I DO), I LOOK FORWARD TO THE NEXT ROAD OF MY JOURNEY AND ALL IT WILL BRING.
  15. HI CONGRATS ON ALL YOU HAVE ACCOMPLISHED. I CANNOT TELL YOU HOW MANY SAMPLES OF PROTEIN I WENT THROUGH. I COULD NOT STAND THE SMELL OR TASTE. BELIEVE IT OR NOT, I STARTED USING SLIMFAST 20. MY NUTRITIONIST WAS NOT IN LOVE WITH IT BUT SHE SAID IT WAS BETTER THAN NOTHING. THE ONLY OTHER WAS ISOPURE GRAPE FROST. THAT'S IT! PLEASE BE CAREFUL WITH ALL THE STRETCHING AND BENDING YOU ARE DOING. DON'T FORGET IT TAKES A MONTH FOR INTERNAL HEALING (ALTHOUGH EVERYONE IS DIFFERENT). YOU ARE LUCKY LIKE ME. WE BOTH LIVE IN WARM PLACES SO WE CAN GET OUTSIDE. GOOD LUCK WITH THE REST OF YOUR JOURNEY!!!!