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  1. Happy 1st surgiversary to @PapaDavid!! I missed posting this by 2 days. It was on September 25th. His start weight was 272, and he weighs 169 now. Great job, sweetie!! I love you and I’m so proud of you! ❤️ Great job ❤️❤️❤️
    4 points
  2. Nana Trish

    Just checking in :)

    Thank you!! We love the coffee bar, and I’ve had a latte almost every night since I’ve stopped drinking. I’m 28 days sober today! I’m continuing my counseling and meds as scheduled, and so far, so good. It’s still pretty shaky ground some days, but I’m still making it through ❤️
    4 points
  3. Nana Trish

    Just checking in :)

    Hey guys!! just checking in to see how you all are doing today. It’s a cool 57 degrees here in northern NY today, and I love it! I’m not a big fan of summer weather...give me spring and fall anyway, and I’ll be a happy camper, lol. Today is day 15 of my sobriety!! It’s amazing to wake up every morning with no hangover, no injuries and no regrets ❤️ I’ve had 3 sessions with my addiction counselor so far, and Wednesday will be my 2nd session with the psychiatrist. I also have a tele visit with my regular therapist on the 30th. I dare say that I’m starting to get some of my confidence
    3 points
  4. delilas

    Hi!

    It was the hello bello gummies, hahaha. They came free with the diaper subscription we get, and I subbed them in once a day. Thatll teach me! I think I used Fusion before, I may have to go back to them because I hate flintstones! I attached a picture from this week of my little mini me, and she makes it easy to remind myself that as frustrated as I am with my complications and struggles currently, she's heckin worth it.
    3 points
  5. jmartin99

    Here we go!!!

    My name is Jeff and I an anxious for my upcoming RNY gasric bypass surgery! My journey has been a very fast one so far. I went from dreaming about being able to get this surgery to 10 days away from the appointment with my surgeon when I will learn of my surgery date. I have fought weight issues all my life and diets have not been my friend. I am very hopeful that this journey will get me to the healthy weight I need to be at and that I will have the tools to maintain it for years to come!!
    3 points
  6. I agree with this dietician's core argument that everyone needs to have an individualized plan for how to avoid weight regain. For me the key points are eating a high protein healthy diet with occasional treats (like a cookie or a few potato chips) to prevent a feeling or being deprived, leading a physically active life, always having breakfast, and relying on eating foods that I love that also happen to be relatively healthy. But other people might find that eating a few potato chips a day would be a big mistake, as they would not stop and eat the whole bag or feel deprived when only a few
    3 points
  7. Thank you, @Nana Trish! I love you too ❤️
    3 points
  8. This summer has not been a total disaster for our family. I don’t know how @PapaDaviddoes it. Usually he does his remodeling projects after work/on his days off from work. Since he was furloughed at the end of March, he’s had a lot of free time this year. Well kind of. As I’ve mentioned in other posts, he has spent the better part of this year basically babysitting me. But late last year/early this year, we had decided to replace our back deck. Luckily we had purchased most of the materials before he was furloughed, so at least that wasn’t a huge issue. Not only did the deck need to be replace
    3 points
  9. cinwa

    Just checking in :)

    I Googled "I'm Sorry Did I Roll My Eyes Out Loud?" ... It brought up a good few stores. I'm going to get me one. You can even get it in a T-shirt and apron version. https://www.teeshirtpalace.com/products/im-sorry-did-i-roll-my-eyes-out-loud-funny-sweatshirt?color=ash&size=L&gclid=CjwKCAjwwab7BRBAEiwAapqpTA_tciEKIOlu2m0CF0T9qwyJJBC0yi-ZI_va76fvO_8xNmZ56lcUcRoC7JMQAvD_BwE
    3 points
  10. Also: https://www.webmd.com/lung/news/20200805/obesity-ups-odds-for-severe-covid-19-but-age-matters#1 Obesity Ups Odds for Severe COVID-19, But Age Matters By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Aug. 5, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- If you're younger than 65 years old and obese, COVID-19 poses a special danger to you. A new study reports that the more obese you are, the more likely you are to either die from infection with the new coronavirus or require lifesaving mechanical ventilation to survive. Morbidly obese COVID-19 patients are 60% more like
    2 points
  11. Bigfuzzy

    Protein Shake

    Found it, the protein shake with the most protein I have found. Fairlife Core Power Elite 42g of protein. regular Fairlife core power has 26g of protein yes i didn't pay attention or read the label before i bought or worse before i took a drink. it has 230 calories carbs 9g sugars 7g I couldn't drink made me feel it after 1 drink & I threw the rest away, but if you have to have a lot of protein. drink at your own risk!!!!!
    2 points
  12. Diet is just a word that describes what/how we eat. Like it or not weightloss is all about "diet". I wish folk would stop demonising the word. It doesn't mean crash diet, fad diet, etc. It simply means the food we eat.
    2 points
  13. Hope all is well I'm 2 weeks out from 12 months post op. just want to update things on my end. the surgery has helped me so much it is amazing. I've noticed my metabolism is so much better now I'll be honest whilst I've been n maintenance mode I've had a few treats here and there and it has not affected my weight loss at all. I've been in maintenance roughly 6 months but I actually dropped a kg the other day I'm not sure why but I'm not complaining. My highest weight before surgery was 146kgs (322lb) my lowest weight now is 74kgs (163lb) i look good, I feel great
    2 points
  14. I wanted to update that surgery went well and today is my second day back at work. I did have to go back to the hospital for three nights for a bowel obstruction. My bowels are very sluggish post op. I am walking outdoors every day and very focused on a protein based diet. I would like to drop 10-15 pounds by the end of the year to give myself incentive to continue to follow a healthy diet. I dont intend to go back to eating filler food junk, consuming and alcohol. I also avoid sugar. I do get some stomach cramps at night. I think I need to get back to no food after 6 pm. It is the hardest rul
    2 points
  15. Sorry this has taken me so long to get around...life happened pretty quickly the last couple of days. She starts out by talking about medical professionals, fitness coaches etc concentrating on how to lose weight, but not on how to keep it off once the weightloss phase is over because goal weight has been reached. These are the common lifestyle habits she talks about to be able to avoid regain. These are from a compilation of past studies that date back decades, using the national weightloss registry amongst other resources. It's not bariatric surgery focused, but rather of folk who've
    2 points
  16. Good evening everyone. I'm glad I've found this forum. I'm officially one year post surgery and I'm from Australia. i had a great surgeon, he helped me understand things and he agreed with me that RNY would be my best choice. i made sure I did plenty of research so that I was prepared before surgery. i ended going via private insurance and it was a pretty straightforward process. the surgeon told me he did a 120cm bypass; I'm not exactly sure what that will mean. he also said that he personally doesn't do the super small egg like pouch common in the USA; his
    2 points
  17. cinwa

    Hi!

    delias - "mini" you is adorable!
    2 points
  18. Aussie Bear

    Hi!

    What a gorgeous little lady!
    2 points
  19. jmartin99

    Here we go!!!

    Hurray!!! I FINALLY have a surgery date!!! My surgery is scheduled for Oct 19th! I am very excited to get it done and start on my new journey!!
    2 points
  20. Clifford

    Hello All

    I am 13 days status post vertical sleeve gastrectomy. Male, 61, I look forward to sharing experiences!
    2 points
  21. Welcome! I am 13 days post-op. Are you feeling anxious about the surgery, and its effect upon your life? Let me tell you: You are safer on that operating room table than you are when driving in your car for the same period of time. As for any concerns about how you will enjoy life without being able to eat huge meals: You will NOT miss the exaggerated eating at all! You will be so busy doing the things that you wanted to do, but were not able. The change in your eating habits will actually please you!
    2 points
  22. Congrats, that's so wonderful. You're looking healthy and happy.
    2 points
  23. To be successful following weight loss surgery you need to follow the eating plan that your bariatric team will give you. Also, do NOT weigh at home for the first 6 weeks, just at your doctors office. Be prepared to have plateaus that last about 2 weeks where you do not lose weight but you will lose size (sounds strange but it happens). Come here and discuss what is going on because we understand or go to a weight loss group (I lived to far out in the country to go to one, which is why I came here). Realize that not all your family or friends will be happy for you that you are losing weight
    2 points
  24. Happy 1st surgiversary David! Nana Trish has every right to be proud of you ... you've done an amazing job. I have a question .... how the heck do you keep away from those amazing cookies you make? Truly, they were THE best I've tasted (still can't decide whether it was the lemon or chocolate ones that were my favourite).
    2 points
  25. Just one latte a day @Nana Trish....I have at least 4 at the moment. Yes I know, in the volume I'm having them I'm definitely drinking my calories....sometimes in life though we just seem to need a vice. I actually drink mine for a reason as I generally won't eat until 2-3pm. Once I eat I won't usually leave home, so the lattes get me through everything I need to do away from home on the daily.
    2 points
  26. Nana Trish

    Just checking in :)

    Thank you, my sweet friend!! ❤️ Your words of encouragement always make me smile! I’m pulling for you to maintain, or at least keep the gain to a minimum while on vacation. The walks should help with that. I’ve really got to start walking again too. I know what you mean about getting back into the weight loss mentality! Last year at this time, I was desperately trying to gain, and now I’ve put on way too much, and have to start over again. I’m working on it, and I think you’ll be fine! You’ve done a phenomenal job over the past 3 years, and you’ll get back to where you want to be. I have faith
    2 points
  27. Stephanielocara

    Limitations..

    I know this is old, but I’ve had this issue where i craved some type of wrap or chicken quesadilla. My doctor told me if you miss the crunch or just simply have your food wrapped you can put some shredded cheese in a pan until it gets crispy and use it has a tortilla. I’ve tried it and it works amazing. Just to let anyone know this trick works if you can’t have bread yet. I’m currently 6 weeks out.
    2 points
  28. You certainly married a very clever man. I readily admit I miss mine, especially when it comes to having someone around that knows their way around fixing things.
    2 points
  29. Nana Trish

    Just checking in :)

    I thought the mug was hilarious!! We haven’t been spending much money on extras at all since COVID started (with the exception of all of that EVIL wine I was drinking ) but we stopped by Home Goods on the way home from my therapy appointment on Thursday. Another thing I rarely do since COVID, is go into stores. We needed a few mugs for the coffee bar, and when I saw that one, I said “That’s me”!! Lol...if I ever find a sweatshirt with that saying on it, I’ll buy it and ship it to you!! ❤️ Did you notice the two mugs on the on the second shelf? They say This Gema belongs to Harper and This
    2 points
  30. Nine years ago when I had surgery, I had been married just six months. He only knew me as 265 pounds. As the weight came off, he seemed to expect that I would be more physical with him and essentially worship the ground he walked on. I think he expected an emotional metamorphis too. Instead I saw his jealousy over my weight loss grow and rage. He was not overweight, but he was very, very insecure. He re-established relationships with women behind my back. He wasn't terribly good at hiding them, so I figured out what was transpiring and we split in an unkind way. Looking back, I wish I
    2 points
  31. I never had any restrictions on caffeine let alone caffeine free. Different surgeons have different rules for their patients, and for their own reasons. Ask your surgeon is the best answer that I could give, but I can't see any reason why they'd restrict caffeine free tea....it's just flavoured warm water.
    1 point
  32. thank you for sharing your journey. it gives hope to those of us earlier in the process. i have a ways to go and dont use shakes but eat high protein foods and limits carbs. i recently got back to working out and hope that assists with the weight loss. thank you for sharing your stats. congratulations on your wellness
    1 point
  33. In the psych evaluation the psychologist will be asking questions to ensure that weight loss surgery is appropriate for you from a mental health point of view. Although every psych evaluation is different, typical topics include the following: (1) if you have a mental illness are you treating it appropriately with medications, visits to therapist and/or physicians, etc., (2) do you have a positive support system in place (family, friends and (if appropriate) a therapist) to help you get through the stresses of weight loss surgery, and (3) are there other things in your life that might make su
    1 point
  34. delilas

    Just checking in :)

    And I'm sure now you're a full month! Congratulations! We have a tiny little coffee bar and it's my favorite corner of the house most days! I love a good latte and now that it's chilly, a little decaf after dinner is nice and cozy.
    1 point
  35. cinwa

    VSG to RNY, Aug 3

    I'm just over 13 years post-RNY and to this day, I haven't been able to vomit. I wish I could to get rid of whatever is upsetting my pouch but nope - I just have to up the fluids and ride it out.
    1 point
  36. Hello everyone! Bariatric Surgery is close to my heart because it saved my life 3 years ago. I was severely overweight for my age and needed a tool to help me successfully lose the weight. I have regained a confidence that I never thought I would get back and have been determined to help anyone in my situation.I am proud to be casting for a new medical series with a major TV network. We are currently looking for people who are in need of weight loss revision surgery (bariatric and/or plastic).We are working with an elite team of bariatric and plastic surgeons based in the Dallas/Fort Wort
    1 point
  37. Aussie Bear

    Please help

    Definitely warrants a call to your surgeon.
    1 point
  38. I had gastric bypass in 2003 lost 115lbs. In 2005 had a tummy tuck. Kept the weight off until about 2015. I had smartlipo in my abdominal area but I didn't get the results I had hoped. I had some other injuries I stopped working out. I was gaining weight, so by 2016 I was seeking revision treatment. They went in and was unable to get passed my scar tissue. I was hurt. So disappointing. In 2018 I had total knee replacement packed on even more pounds. 2020 went to the Bariatric center to attempt revision again. I thought that because they specialize in weight loss and weight loss surgery that m
    1 point
  39. tracyringo

    Please help

    Have you been to see your Dr. ?
    1 point
  40. Fairlife Milk also makes protein shakes. The chocolate is really good.
    1 point
  41. Even over three years out from my revision I still dish up a portion serve on smaller plates and eat just that amount and stop. I do often have to force myself to have a meal, but having meals already prepared and ready to go really helps me move past the can't be bothered attitude I can get. If I'm eating at siblings (I don't ever eat at restaurants etc anymore) then I usually dish up my own meals and manage the portion size that way. I'm not the only person in my family that has had WLS, so it's accepted that we dish out our own portions (and also very telling if we are all there together...
    1 point
  42. I am a little over 4 months post op revision to RNY and doing okay. My weight seems to be stable at 158.2 to 159.8. I go through phases of wanting to eat and not caring either way. I am starting to think it is because I have to watch what I eat and sometimes it doesnt seem worth the trouble. Its a day to day thing. I am much better at stopping now even when I dont feel anything because I dont want to get sick and I get violently ill when I eat something my body says no to.
    1 point
  43. I love y'alls use of cedar shakes in this porch project! So cozy!
    1 point
  44. I had a RNY (but I don't thing the guidelines between the different bariatic surgeries are too different) and was restricted to walking until 6 weeks post-op.
    1 point
  45. @Aussie Bear...I forgot...here is a recent picture of my Harper!! He’s such a little man now! Gonna be 4 in November
    1 point
  46. Hi! I’m new(ish) too (left for a few years and came back), now 9 years postop. This forum isn’t as active as it used to be but there’s some really inspirational stuff in some of the older threads. Good luck with your surgery!
    1 point
  47. No - losing 148 pounds is not "pretty awesome", it is very very awesome! (Or as a Bostonian would say, "wicked awesome").
    1 point
  48. surprised my wife with "intro to ballroom dancing" for our wedding anniversary something I never would have done due to my weight First picture 400+lbs (2015) second picture 187.2lbs (this week)
    1 point
  49. I still don't like having my picture taken. Something that hasn't changed, but maybe it will someday. But I thought I would share the photo that my surgeon's office sent me. This is a picture of what they recently hung in their hallway. I still don't see that much of a change, but I think my eyes might be prejudiced... Anyway, here it is:
    1 point
  50. Not sure what you define as a "newbie" I am almost 8 months post op and down 1lb short of 100lbs. That being said I learn something new everyday. Alot of what I thought I knew early out I have since learned was incorrect. What I have also learned is that this journey is a very individual one. We all became obese as a result of over eating the wrong foods. However the reasons why we did it differ from one person to another. The surgery is a tool that helps to control the amount of food we consume and to some degree, if you are affected by dumping, the types of food we eat. The reali
    1 point
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