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About jules_78

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    Advanced Member
  • Birthday 05/26/1978

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  • Gender
  • Location
    Madrid, Spain
  • Age


  • Surgeon
    Dr. Almantas Maleckas
  • Hospital
    Nordbariatrics Clinic, Lithuania
  • Height (ft-in)
  • Start Weight
  • Current Weight
  • Goal Weight
  • Body Mass Index (BMI)
  • Surgery Date
  • Surgery Type
    Gastric Bypass
  • Surgeon
    Dr. Almantas Maleckas

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  1. Thanks, Zyia!
  2. Hey! It's been a long journey, but it was well worth it! Being brutally honest I hate exercising, and I'm not gonna pay for a gym membership that I won't use. But I try to walk as much as I can and I play the Just Dance Wii video games - they're quite fun and at least I get to move and jump around a little bit! Yeah! Tattooed & Proud!
  3. Where in Europe are you? I'm in Spain!
  4. Thanks Res! Altough it's been only 8 months out of surgery, this has been a long winding road, with lots of ups ans downs and now the battle ahead is to keep these pounds away forever! Yeah, I guess I should be fine at my current weight. My nut said I could be somewhere in between 58 - 68 kg, so at 60 is perfect!
  5. Thanks, Gretta! That's very sweet of you, but I was very unhappy at my highest, altough I tried all that "body positivity" thing, but it didn't work. Regarding my tattoos, my tattoo artist said although I lost a lot of weight, my skin did not wrinkle and the tattoos look really good now!
  6. Thanks so much Jen! I am 170 cm tall, so I guess 60 kg would be good to me!
  7. Congratulations Ziya, you look great! Love your cat pin!
  8. Not very creative on my post title, but that's it! Above pics, me at my highest of 126,7 kg (too lazy to convert into pounds, sorry!) and below, me right now at 60,2 kg Some more info: My highest was 126,7 kg then I managed to lose 22 kg on my own (before considering surgery) - then had RYN at 104 kg. My NOW pictures are after 8 months of the surgery. My goal was to reach 55 kg, but now at 60,2 I guess I'm fine.
  9. Actually I've always had nightmares and after surgery they got worse, but luckily they went away. It's a horrible feeling when you wake up, but hang in there!
  10. I had horrible nightmares a few days after surgery, when I was discharged from hospital. Horrible vivid nightmares. They disappeared eventually.
  11. Absolutely, BB! This forum has been of great help and support during this journey!
  12. Oh Zyia, that' so true! There are so many things I'm able to do without getting breathless in a second, walk the dog, walk up a steep street etc. Oh boy, the tight gap! Actually I miss my tights rubbing each other (I remember having this problem ever since I was a child), strangely enough,it feels kinda weird when I walk, as it seems something is missing in between my tights, so I walk with my legs half open, it's just so weird! hahahaha! About clothes I went from a size 22/24 down to a 8 for pants and 6 for tops. Anyway there are so many things to cope with after WLS that one day you end up breaking down, as I did the other day. But fortunately I did not fall into the trap as you said, all the positive things are far much better.
  13. Oh boy, there were/are times I wanna bang my head against a wall. As you said, you can never be prepared for what comes after surgery. There are so many issues to deal with, people's opinions, people reacting to your weight loss and saying "enough, right? You're soooo skinny now", when before you were way too fat. Besides that, I'm thinner than I've never ever been in my life and I hope I'll be able to keep this change for good. Thanks for your support!
  14. Thank you guys for your supportive responses. It's been a rollercoaster of emotions since I've had surgery. What BurgundyBoy said defintely makes sense and it's actually something I do all the time, think about the bad and then instantly think about why I had WLS, obviously the positive wins. I am very lucky too, as my partner is very supportive - we both had RNY a few months apart (mine in September 2016 and his in December 2016) - and we're supporting each other on this long journey. Again, thank you all!
  15. Hi everyone, I just wanted to share something that happened to me last week. I had a kind of a nervous breakdown. All started when I woke up from a nap in a terribly bad mood. Then I took the dog for a walk, although I wasn't in the mood. When I got back home, I just broke down and started crying and yelling to my boyfriend (who also had RNY), saying I was just sick and tired of all this, that I would go to the store and buy 4 donuts and eat them all until I threw up. He asked me what was going on, if anything had happened in my business trip to Barcelona a few days before etc. I just told him I was tired of living with eating limitations for the rest of my life, that all this process is not easy and I felt overwhelmed. Then I cried a little bit more and calmed down eventually. I guess my trip to Barcelona was a triggering factor for my breakdown - I was amazed how I couldn't find anyhting to eat at the station before catching the train back to Madrid. And when I was going to restaurants with my colleagues, all the story again: " sorry I can't have this, can't have that" - really annoying and frustating. My boyfriend asked: "you knew you'd have limiations for life, you learned everything about WLS before going, why are you so upset now? Because you can't have a stupid donut?" I couldn't really answer him. I've wanted to have WLS for so long and when I finally had it I kinda regret it. Have any of you go through this? Thank you all!