imready

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About imready

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  • Gender
    Female
  • Age
    58

Information

  • Surgeon
    Dr. Lael Forbes
  • Hospital
    Highland Hospital
  • Height (ft-in)
    5-08
  • Start Weight
    248
  • Current Weight
    165
  • Goal Weight
    160
  • Surgery Date
    03/25/2011
  1. I'm thrilled with Coolibar swim capris. They come in swim shorts as well as full length swim tights. http://www.coolibar.com/03212.html I wear them with tankini tops (no need to buy the bottoms) from Land's End. I almost feel normal in them!
  2. imready

    Popcorn?

    Is there any particular reason popcorn is BAD for wls patients? My doctor has no problem with me eating popcorn. It CAN be low in calories and is a good source of fiber. I have some every week or so.
  3. imready

    :)

    Congratulations! I'm thrilled for you. This will change your life!
  4. I had my annual mammogram this morning. In the past, no one ever said anything, but the "normal" sized women got a solid colored gown and the "plus" sizes got a flowered gown. This year, with no hesitation, I was handed a solid colored gown! Woohoooo! I guess I made it!
  5. I was diabetic too. Sugar levels were well controlled, but it still felt like a sword at my throat....only bad things could come of it. I left the hospital off all my medications. I still test my sugar several times a week and all is well. I would suggest you go to a Center of Excellence for this surgery in your area. They will walk you through the process over several months and by the time surgery day comes, you'll be ready. Take advantage of any support groups (even before surgery) and ask lots of questions. Anxiety is normal. If you weren't anxious, I would say you haven't given it enough thought yet! Information is the key~ Good luck~
  6. Try some other things besides protein drinks....yogurt (greek or otherwise), cottage cheese, FF refried beans, FF cream of anything soup with milk powder added, tuna with mayo, etc. Don't stress about the protein drinks. Try again from time to time, but you can get your protein in without the drinks if you have to. It will be even easier when you can eat more solid foods. Good luck!
  7. I've purchased kale chips from the Natural Foods section of the grocery store. They were very expensive, but very good! I'll have to give these a try!
  8. I heard that it has something to do with the fact that your food no longer passes through your entire stomach and is not exposed to some enzyme or hormone that is secreted there.
  9. Sounds good! I'll give it a try!
  10. I'm really not sure how the decision was made to send me home without diabetes medication. I guess the readings they took (several times a day) post surgery gave them the information needed. I'm 4 months post op and my glucosed reading have been great. I'm looking forward to my next pcp appointment in October to see my new and improved A1C number! Good luck!
  11. I'm not an expert, but I read that the "bounce back" is due to two things: 1. The malabsorbtive aspects of the surgery diminish over time ....your body relearns how to absorb calories from the food you eat. 2. The strict eating plan we follow after surgery is not sustainable for most people. Eventually sweets and other indulgences sneak back into our diets.
  12. I had GBS at Highland Hospital in March. I'm doing well and bet you'll do fine too! Good luck!
  13. I know I shouldn't weigh myself daily.....but I do! Thursday is my official weigh-in day. I only report to others how much I have lost as of LAST Thursday. Congratulations on your great weight loss!
  14. Are you drinking enough? Dehydration can have similar symptoms. Good luck!
  15. My wonderful hubby just took over everything and let me concentrate on taking care of myself. I took back duties as I was able.....and now I'm even doing some of HIS chores!