Tresey1034

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About Tresey1034

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  • Birthday 11/03/1973

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  • Gender
    Female
  • Location
    Memphis, TN
  • Age
    38

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  • Surgeon
    Virginia McGrath Weaver, MD
  • Hospital
    St. Francis Center for Surgical Weight Loss
  • Height (ft-in)
    5-05
  • Start Weight
    268
  • Current Weight
    181
  • Goal Weight
    170
  • Body Mass Index (BMI)
    36
  • Surgery Date
    03/28/2011

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  1. Well..hello everyone. It's been 9 years since my Bypass surgery. Been doing really good until about 2 years ago. So now I have decided to do a revision surgery this year, and hopefully a body lift by next year. This last time I posted, I was about a year postop about 185lbs. Lost 97 lbs, but now my weight has been creeping up, so now I am 230lbs. Starting a better journey than the first time...I have had my consultation with surgeon which referred me to get a endoscopy done for evaluation of the stomach...that's been scheduled.. It was pushed back because of the virus, but now the progress has started again..

     

    1. Res Ipsa

      Res Ipsa

      Welcome back!  What kind of revision surgery do you expect to have?

      We are here to support you. :)

    2. Tresey1034

      Tresey1034

      Bypass revision...I am a little nervous but I had a great outcome with my surgeon 9 years ago so that's comforting me a lot. Didn't do everything I should have done, but this give me a second chance to do a lot better. .Its a process of being healthier...still doing great as far as my health. BP 103/76, still not a diabetic, still no health problems. Trying to keep it that way. I take about 15 vitamin supplements daily. So I'm feeling great...just need a little help to maintain it.

  2. During great and feeling wonderful! Still eating small portions, and staying on a somewhat health kick, but still trying to get regular exercise routine!
  3. Well....from my experience so far...there's nothing you really can do about the stresses of life, but what helps me is to look at everything in a more positive way. Read up on inspirational quotes and how to better your the situation at hand. As far as the emotional cravings after surgery, you won't have any in the beginning, but as time progresses...those certain cravings will come slowly, but having the surgery is to help you manage your eating habits and learn how to portion your meals, & etc. Not totally sure how the sleeve works, but with the bypass, eating things like chocolate, pizza, wanting drinks( love cokes) was out of the question. It was just like being pregnant, the smell of it made me sick...I am about 2 1/2 years post op now, and I am at the point that I can eat basically the same things I ate before surgery, the only difference is that....I don't want to go back to the way I was, so that makes me very self conscious of the things I do and eat. Always trying to eat 5 small meals, trying not to over indulge on my cravings, and some type of exercise....Just to let you know...Its ok to have pizza on occassion, but not the entire pizza. About 2 slices, & a small cup(8 oz) of drink and that's it! Hopefully, this will give you a little more encouragement! Take care!
  4. Feeling great today! For the new year, I finally started on the P90X challenge, and sure enough, it is a challenge, but I am not as tired now as I would have been this time last year before my surgery. I finally got a chance to buy me a few new outfits and new uniforms, and people smile and tell me I am looking great. I don't have any excessive skin hanging and my weight is slowing coming off. I will admit that I haven't been putting 100% total effort in it lately. My eating a...

  5. Tresey1034

    Before & After

    Looking good! Can't wait until I get to that size! I am still excited about my weight now...I am almost out of the 200s! Feeling good and look great...people tell me I am glowing...same glow that you have on this pic! Doing good...so proud of you!
  6. Feeling great today! This is the middle of May & I have accomplished everything I wanted to become a better me this year. I have a new attitude, got the surgery done, & staying on track with health, my ex finally moved out(stressfree), and I am truly feeling like I am a BETTER ME! Still working on my protein & food intake, plus increasing exercising.

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    2. finnadothis

      finnadothis

      I can feel you glowing; great going!

    3. finnadothis

      finnadothis

      I can feel you glowing; great going!

    4. Tresey1034

      Tresey1034

      Thanks! I am truly glowing & feeling great! Life is looking good!

  7. Feeling good today! I was able to exercise today! 35 minutes of Hip Hop Abs! A little sore from shoulder to knees. That total body burn is good! Have a good day TT! Check out my updated pics!

  8. Doing great today & ready to start exercising. I healed up good, & no complications.

  9. Well, I had my surgery March 28, and I did good! Didn't have any pain, just a little sore! Doing so good, my surgeon took me off the puree food diet at my 2 weeks check up! Still eating about 2 meals a day, including protein shakes, bars, and plenty of water with Crystal Light. Trying to increase my protein intake, but that is coming along, too! I am trying the Unjury protein powder, I heard it tastes great! I hope they are right! I have lost 22lbs so far! I weigh myself every week, so far I am losing about 2 1/2 pounds every week. My surgeon said I will be able to exercise on week 3, I can't wait! I am taking the Bariatric Vitamins, iron, and B12, and I they are ok. Just a little update!
  10. I am excited! I started my livershrink diet yesterday, and I am doing just fine! I think I like the protein bars better for this! For some reason, I feel fuller than the protein shakes, but it could just be all in my head. I am still a little nervous, but I am so ready to do this! I have started taking my vitamins that are required to, I want to get use to taking them. I thought about it, taking the vitamins now won't hurt, it will only help! Plus, I am not as nervous, because my support person had her surgery 02-15, and I was there every step and still check on her! So I have an idea of what exactly to expect, and I know that everyone is different, but it gives you confidence when you have someone doing the same thing with you! Like a motivation person! It helps alot! Well, my surgery was moved from March 30 to March 28th. I am so ready! I enjoy the Snickers marathon protein bar! It have a few more calories than recommended but it is high in protein, and that's what matters, plus it tastes great! No after taste!
  11. I am scheduled to get a bypass. My understanding from research and seminars... the band is the least effective, but it works only if you follow the rules exactly. With the band, it is basically just like you doing it on your own, because that is how hard you have to work at it. For me, going back and forth to the doctor for fills/unfills and adjustments are a little to much for me. I wasn't looking for a quick fix, but something to help me stay on track and focus more. The bypass is the most effective, but it is still a tool, and you will have to do what the surgeon and nutritionist tell you to be successful for life. The people that has gained their weight back went back to their old habits, and in my opinion, why would you go through with the surgery and sacrifices, just to go back to your old habits and risk the chance of regaining all of your weight plus some? That's crazy to me! My advice to you is to do your research and sit down and choose what is best for you. Only you know what you are able to do, only you know what you will or won't do....It is your choice regardless of anyone else opinion!
  12. looking great! what is your everyday workout routines?
  13. Thanks! I am working on my small steps everyday! I would love for you to talk about your journey! You can email me at tresey1034@gmail.com anytime. We can discuss any & everything if you don't mind? Thanks & I appreciate it!

  14. i have been totally out of touch these past few months, but I'm back on track. Dr. Weaver is great. But I can tell you all about that if you want to talk, I'll send you a message and I'll be glad to do whatever I can to help you out. It's truly a journey.