onyxlion

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About onyxlion

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  • Birthday 11/18/1983

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  • Gender
    Female
  • Location
    Pennsylvania
  • Age
    33

Information

  • Height (ft-in)
    5-06
  • Start Weight
    353
  • Current Weight
    195
  • Goal Weight
    175
  • Surgery Date
    11/01/2016
  • Surgery Type
    Gastric Bypass

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  1. Lol thank you! And I could definitely think of worse things
  2. Thank you so much!!
  3. I'll be 10 months RNY POST-OP and I'm down 110 lbs. I've lost a total of 158 lbs since I started my weight loss journey. For anyone reading this post and looking for some encouragement or may be on the fence about getting the surgery... All I have to say is get off the fence and take or regain hold of your life and get the surgery! I have gotten my life back! The ONLY regret I have is not doing this sooner! I feel better than I have in my entire life. I'm back down to what I weighed in college! I would even be close to high school weight if I were to get my loose skin removed. I was on the fence about getting a weight loss surgery for a very long time mostly because I grew up as an athlete for most of my life. After college and too many head concussions I was deemed unable to play contact sports for the rest of my life. Back in 2013 when I first thought about getting the surgery I wasn't educated enough about things and thought it was "THE EASY WAY OUT". I lost the required 10% in the first 2 1/2 months of the 6 month preliminary program. I decided I didn't need the surgery bc I lost all of that weight on my own... 3 years later and much heavier I had a different outlook on things. I was sick of the yo-yoing, losing and gaining, losing and gaining, losing and gaining... I had a closet full of a variation of sizes ranging from 8 - 28. My doctor said the extreme up and down in weight can be very rough on your body and internal organs. I was fed up. I had had enough. I have a daughter that I needed to keep up with and be around for. Long story short... Don't wait another day bc you're not sure. You are worth it. And you most certainly will not regret it. Getting gastric bypass gave me my life back and I feel amazing. If you look in the picture you'll see I went from a spare tire around my waste to almost having abs back... Start losing your excuses and you'll gain a whole new perspective. I'm less than 20 lbs away from my goal weight and it hasn't even been a year since my surgery! If you need any more words of encouragement just let me know! The best of luck in your weight loss journey!! God bless
  4. So I'm down 30 lbs since my surgery. I had gastric bypass done on 11/1. I'm down a total of 80 lbs since I started the 6 month program prior to surgery. I have to say... I really had no idea all of the different ways I would have to make adjustments in my life... This whole thing really is completely life altering. I'm still getting used to the changes... Having surgery really doesn't change your attitudes towards foods it just changes the way your body functions... Examples: I got my period and I still crave chocolate. I watch a football game and still want beer and wings... Those cravings don't change, your mentality has to change. But my saving grace is that I physically can't eat those things if I wanted to. You have to chew your food so much that by the time it's ready to swallow you really don't want to ingest it anymore. And the things you can swallow quickly, like chocolate, make me nauseous. I know I'm only less than 2 months out so I know it will get easier but right now is quite the transition period. Another big thing is that all along I've tried to keep me getting gastric bypass done my private business. However now I think I'm beyond the secret part... I've had differing comments from many co-workers and acquaintances varying from "are you ill and dying?" to "oh you HAD to have gotten gastric bypass." I feel like most of me is quickly melting away so I can only imagine what people are thinking... But part of me just wanted to make the changes in my life and get things going in a positive direction without any comments or interference. I can't explain my attitude right now but I have mixed emotions on how I should feel... Anybody experience these feelings or something similar?
  5. Random question I should have asked at my 2 week follow-up appt yesterday... I've been cleared to do all forms of exercise expect lifting weights or anything over 20 lbs but I didnt think to ask if swimming was okay at this point. I had gastric bypass done laparoscopically 2 weeks ago and all of my incisions are almost completely healed.... Is it safe for me to go swimming?
  6. I wish you the best of luck with everything!
  7. Thank you! I'm glad to be on the other side! I haven't had any teas post op yet but I will start them up again soon.
  8. Thank you! I'm glad to be on the other side! I haven't had any teas post op yet but I will start them up again soon.
  9. Yes, thank you, I have found I really find comfort in the chicken broth. Trying to not drink too much bc of the sodium but it sure does hit the spot!
  10. Well, I'm happy to report my surgery went well and only had to spend one night in the hospital. So far things have been fairly manageable...(I'm doing my best to try not to jinx myself) Now that I have the neck and back aches under control the only challenge facing me now is meeting the fluids and protein requirements for the day... It's taking it all one day at a time and learning along the way. This website has become an invaluable source of information for me to just sit and browse through, I'm grateful for it!
  11. Thank you so much for all of the greetings and support! I'm sure the continued support will be much needed in the weeks and months to come. As the week countdown to surgery begins I'm starting to get more and more nervous with each day. I've worked very hard to get to where I am today but I guess my mind wanders and thinks about all of the possible complications that can occur. I just keep telling myself to keep the eye on the prize and remember the reasons for starting this journey. Power of positive thinking, right?
  12. Hello all! I'm new to this but I'm pre-operative and on day 7 of pre-surgery liquid only diet... I'm getting gastric bypass. My surgery is scheduled for 11/1