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  3. Lankyliz

    Beautiful walk

    Terrible squint face
  4. Lankyliz

    Beautiful walk

    Great day my home in background xx loving life 113 pounds lighter .39 since surgery .life tastes good x
  5. Lankyliz

    Six Months Out and Hey from Italy!

    Wow you have lost so much in six months . Have a great time .enjoy the fruits of your hard work
  6. I also gained 8 lbs in water weight . Lost 14 in first moth but it varies a lot . Congrats exhaustion is your body telling you to sleep x
  7. Mrs.NA

    NSV of the Week - whats yours?

    I have a couple of NSV. 1: traveling on an airplane. Pre-surgery the first thing I always did when sitting down was to extend the seatbelt to its fullest so that when I buckled it, it would actually fit around me. This trip, I put the buckle fearlessly around my hips not knowing how small the person before me was and each plane still having room left in the belt. 2: hotel towels - I used to think hotels were stupid for making towels so small, but the last few stays I’ve had no issues wrapping the towel all the way around my body... and adding to that, the place we’re staying right now has those tiny little robes... that also fit!
  8. Mrs.NA


    Sorry I’m a little late to the forum here, but congratulations! Welcome to onderland I’m very happy for you... and your toes look great
  9. Mrs.NA

    Down 200lbs!!!!

    Wow @AustinJ Your progress is absolutely amazing! You must be incredibly proud of where all your hard work has taken you. I’m so happy for you
  10. Yes! Love those action shots! And you and Hawaii are a beautiful couple! Woo hoo!
  11. Sounds like you're in a really good place right now! Congrats on not just the WL but the personal insights and happiness. A tough mudder? Wow, that's an accomplishment. Good for you - looks like you had a great time!!!
  12. Welcome, @ReveNReveN. I was really exhausted for the first couple few weeks. I remember having to lie down and have a rest between taking a shower and getting dressed! Your energy will come back, but it does happen kind of gradually and slowly. As for first week losses, I'm afraid I didn't lose in the first week at all due to fluids from surgery. I felt like I must be a failure! However, I now realize I was being pretty unrealistic, like I was going to wake up thin afterwards or something. I lost 5 pounds shortly thereafter, though, and my losses continued steadily after that. It felt like it was taking forever at the time, but looking back, it was pretty fast. You'll need to figure out for yourself if it's mentally better for you to weigh yourself daily, weekly, monthly, or whatever until you get to your GW. Some people get depressed if they see no change or a little bump up while weighing every day, but others (me) like to keep close watch and weigh daily. I just kept track of the down days, and didn't actually log the same or up days. It made me feel better about things.
  13. Jen581791

    Slight weight gain. Help!

    Sounds like things are going wonky. I hope your system gets back into its regular old patterns soon If your wedding ring is suddenly digging in, it's definitely not fat that's making you puffy - double your water intake to help flush yourself out, maybe?? Don't stress the numbers too much.
  14. Jen581791

    Six Months Out and Hey from Italy!

    Looks like you're having a great time! Congrats on your 6 months. You've chosen a wonderful place to celebrate (despite cheese and meat plates and water with no ice) - Rome is a magical city. Enjoy the rest of your trip and the physical freedoms you're now enjoying! You can get back on track when you return.
  15. Great job so far and great pictures! Thanks for sharing.
  16. Welcome, ReveNReveN! I too was exhausted after surgery. I actually gained 11 pounds from the fluids that they pumped into me during my hospital stay. It took me a few weeks to see the scale start moving down. I weigh most days as well. But, I am not one to get upset with stalls or variances in water weight. I do hope that you heal up quickly and get your energy back soon.
  17. This time last year,I was just starting to come out of severe depression. I had spent the previous year getting married, buying a new 100 year old fixer upper, going to physical therapy so that I could walk or stand for more than five minutes, going blind in my right eye then being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis and as if all that wasn’t enough... due to a family crisis....gazing straight into the eyes of my co-dependency illness . I was staring at a selfie I had taken with my husband on our one year anniversary trip, and truly wondering who that woman was standing next to him. I had no idea who I was anymore. Then I had a moment of déjà vu. It was 2012 and a cold day in February on a Boy Scout trip to bodega bay and I was staring at a picture of myself and my ex/then-husband on the beach. The woman in that picture was a miserable hot mess. She was pathetic and I hated her. I vowed in that moment to kill her and never let her see the light of day again. And so I got a divorce, lost a few pounds, did a massive over-haul to my brain and a new woman was born. I loved this new woman, took care of her and we had a lot of fun. So 5 years later, I sat there gazing at this picture wondering what the hell happened to her and who let that pathetic woman sneak back in to our party?And even though I could walk for more than five minutes, I was finding it physically difficult to complete the most basic of personal tasks. That was when I first had the conversation with myself about bariatric surgery. Until that time, I felt the risks were too high, and that it would be a personal failure. So I gave myself 60 days to lose 10 pounds. If I met the goal then I would continue, but if not, it was clear that surgery was the right choice for me. I began doing my research, reading bariatric websites and chat forums, watching YouTube videos and talking to the few people I knew who had bariatric surgery. Not only did I not meet the goal, but I gained weight, and on July 31, 2017 I called my doctor for a referral. For the most part, you guys know what happened after that. But my support group got the brunt of my struggles and really had to scrape me off the floor at most meetings. I seriously doubt I would have made it to surgery day were it not for my online and in-person support. (thank you) I share all this again with you, here in one post, because I just had the most amazing NSV… And I almost can’t believe it myself. If you would’ve told me last May, that by May of this year, I would weigh 183 pounds, that I would have had an amazing adventure in Hawaii, and that I would not only complete a 5K but a light weight tough mudder at that....well... After I fell out of my chair with laughter....I would’ve told you that you were either insane or high on drugs. Either way, go sell crazy somewhere else, I’m all stocked up here!Needless to say....But I'm gonna say all this anyways...I’m 3.5 months post-op. I’ve lost more than 50% of my excess weight, I weigh more of everything else (bone muscle water etc) than I do fat, and that pathetic hot mess of a woman, is gone again.And THIS woman… Is REALLY friggin HAPPY!!!PS… It’s never too late to be young again! .... AliPat got her groove back!some pics.... because I know how much we all love pics… Enjoy!!!
  18. Readytobeme

    Six Months Out and Hey from Italy!

    You are looking good, Kristina! What a gorgeous place to celebrate your 6 month surgiversary. Hope that you have a great time!
  19. Awww, thank you!!! FWIW, I weighed in almost daily during my active weight loss. I knew there would be ups and downs and, for some reason, weighing in frequently made me less obsessed and helped me learn my body’s patterns so, when the scale did go up, it wasn’t quite so upsetting. Good luck on your weight loss and I hope you heal up quickly.
  20. Thank you Athenarose! I'm lucky I am not working and my husband helps me so much. ☺ I thought I would weigh weekly to be consistent but I am tempted to just see. Congrats on the weightloss, you are so pretty.
  21. I wish!!!! get ready for a mind blowing update!!! PS.... sorry I just saw this and I can't even begin to tell you how touched I am that you thought of me..... HUGS!!!
  22. athenarose

    Newbies in LA California area?

    Welcome! I hope you find a local buddy, but we’re all here to support you too if you want or need it.
  23. Welcome! I remember being super exhausted post op too. I think I spent a good chunk of the first few weeks pretty much sleeping all the time. Personally, it took a couple months before I fully felt back to normal. Keep resting as needed and listening to your body. In regards to my first week’s loss, it was about 7.5 lbs (I was 245.2 the day before I had surgery and 238.8 at exactly a week post-op).
  24. This is my first post so I just want to say hello. I had my surgery on Tuesday the15th. It's going ok but I'm just sooo exhausted i know it's to be expected somewhat... but like I don't have the energy to stand for more then 5min without feeling like I could pass out. Also, just curious, how much weight is possible to lose this first week. I haven't got on the scale yet and just wanted to know what y'all lost. Thanks everyone!
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  26. Res Ipsa

    8 months (and then some...)

    Your weight loss success and insights are amazing. Thank you for sharing them with us all. As your blog post notes, it is truly wonderful after you lose weight to be able to be active without quickly losing your breath.
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