Janer

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About Janer

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  • Birthday 09/11/1970

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  • Surgeon
    Dr. Stephen Sundberg
  • Height (ft-in)
    6-02
  • Start Weight
    331
  • Current Weight
    229
  • Goal Weight
    190
  • Surgery Date
    10/06/2010

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  1. Are you kidding? 110 pounds lost in 4 1/2 months is AMAZING!!!!!! Just keep up the great work! Nothing about gastric bypass is easy! I know, I am trying to lose the last 40 pounds, plus the 10 pounds I put on......and I haven't been out two years yet......
  2. Yesterday I ate 1250 calories all day....mostly protein and veggies: chicken, fresh spinach, cukes, and green peppers, some eggs, oatmeal, and a small sandwich at supper.... THEN after supper in the evening, I went for a 2 1/2 mile walk with a 1/2 mile run in there.......the buzzards were hovering as I ran (it was the first attempt since my amputation....it was quite the experience, but I did it).....weighed in yesterday at 243....this morning....completely nekkid and not an ounce of water in me, I weighed 245.8...... I have been sooooo good.....trying to exercise, eat right and everuthing....have had a six month stall, a 10 pound weight gain, and need to get off 50 pounds now, instead of the last 40 before I hit goal..... I don't drink soda, or any carbonation at all. Am avoiding all white carbs....potaotes, rice, bread, and pasta......in fact, I eat little carbs whatsoever... HELP HELP HELP HELP HELP HELP HELP HELP............... It is NOT the TOM, either........I have been in tears all morning.......
  3. Last night I microed a whole lb of turkey bacon and regular bacon. Put it in a zippy bag, and can take it anywhere. Throw in a low carb tortilla, a slice of ff cheese, and some spinach, and I have my meal.....have eaten it for three days straight at lunch, and I teach...... you can grab some boiled eggs and tuna or canned chix. good protein bars that you like are always good. Nuts, nuts, nuts.... Im not the best adviser because I haven't made goal, but, I always appreciate advice when asked! Perhaps I will get some good ideas, too!
  4. Thank you for this question!!!!!! I have about 40 more pounds to lose, and am doing what you are all suggesting. I started Fitday.com, and pretty much gave up the white carbs completely........eating the fruits, veggies and lots of proteins....even broadened the horizons to lentils.......kind of like them! I cannot exercise much due to an amputation, however, since the weather is warming up in Iowa, I am starting to walk at night while my children ride their bikes..... I am quite tall (6'2") and bought a scale that tells me my calorie intake for the day to maintain........being as tall as I am, and at 240 right now, I am going to try to eat 1500 calories a day, and see what happens this week. I am hungry all the time, so I eat many little meals a day. Today marks 8 complete days of soda soberness!!!!!!! No carbonation whatsoever in me.....just lots of green tea and water!
  5. I have been watching my carbs like a hawk, as well as becoming one week soda sober......I've walked two miles after school, drank nothing but water, tea, and Crystal Light for the past 6 days.....yesterday I weighed 241.2.....where I have been for the last 6 months or so.......and this morning, I weighed 248!!!!!!!!!!!!! OMG!!!!!!!!! Im going to go to Fitday.com and track everything...... Yesterday: Breakfast: a low carb tortilla w/ fresh spinach, 2 slices of bacon, and ff cheese and 1/2 pear. Lunch: 1 oz steak, 1/3 c lentils, 1/4 baked beans Supper: Bacon and spinach egg casserole: microed turkey and pork bacon, fresh spinach, green peppers, eggs, milk, and pepper....no cheese. Deviled egg, and celery with peanutbutter...... My snacks during the day were minimal and more protein and veggie related. I have been at a stall/gain for the past six months. I am trying to cut out white carbs, and am starting to measure and track the food......I am really frustrated, and that isn't good! Too much sodium maybe yesterday from the bacon? But it equaled to about 3 pieces total. The lentils were flavored with chx broth...... Grrrrr........... all and any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
  6. This is what my day looks like so far: Breakfast: 1 sm low carb tortilla w/ 6 spinach leaves, ff cheese slice, and 2 slices microed bacon. 1/2 pear Lunch: 1 oz ribeye steak, 1/3 c lentils, 1/4 c baked beans, and 14 cuke slices Supper: to be determined. SIX DAYS SODA SOBER!!!!!! snacks: cucumber slices, protein bar bedtime smoothie I am HUNGRY ALL THE TIME UGH!!!!!!!!!!
  7. When I was a WW member, I used to get ideas for my meals from other members. Thought I might try it here..... Breakfast: microed egg w/ turkey bacon, ff cheese, and fresh asparagus 1/2 apple Lunch: 1/2 C 90% ground beef with ff cheese slice 11 cuke slices, 1/4 green pepper, and 6 prunes Supper: cod or leftover turkey breast brussel sprouts, and fresh spinach Snacks: greek yogurt (I hope to get it down) I don't like yo -gag- gurt string cheese and 8 turkey pepperoni slices liquids: 1 large green tea with Splenda, 32 oz water, and DAY 3 OF SODA SOBERNESS....SO FAR..... :0) What does your day look like?
  8. I've been at a stall for about 6 months now, and in the last few days of Iowa Assessment testing, I've had some time to peruse this site for advice, laughter, tears, and OMG that's me moments! Usually at the end of my workday I'm exhausted.....but the last few days have been inspiring. Living in a small Iowa town, I don't have the exercise facilities that some of you might have. I had an amputation this past summer, and so anything is a little uncomfortable and honestly, a little embarrassing......I fall upstairs a lot! I do take walks when I can......I went for two miles two nights a go. A 70 degree day in Iowa! I still have weight to lose, and I'm going to do it! That last two days, I have done things a lot differently....here is what I have discovered: 1. I am a food addict. I need it all the time. I think about it all the time. It is the one good thing in my life that never disappoints me. It is always around. I have easy access to it. It is my DRUG, NICOTINE, AND HIGH. 2. Carbs are a problem. I read up on the 5dpt, and Im a "slurrier" Love them crackers! 3. Exercise doesn't just happen like the weather, I have to MAKE it happen. Losing a foot is nothing....it could've been my knee, leg, etc......It was due to diabetic complications.....and now I am almost diabetes free! 4. Hearing your stories makes me feel "NORMAL".....I don't know how many OMG moments I have had on here being able to relate to farts, bloating, meds, binges, stalls, comfort zones, telling people, and even caca poo poo stories.......you make me smile, laugh, and cry! MOstly laugh and once in awhile, tinkle in my panties! 5. The GBS is not the answer, it is the tool....the hoe in my garden, the driver of the screw, the hammer to the nail that hold things together, and the thing that has and will continually change my life. Today is a another new day for me. Yesterday I ate exactly what I was supposed to. No white carbs.....bread, rice, potatoes or pasta. For meals today: Breakfast: microed omelet with: spinach, turkey bacon, ff cheese, and two eggs 1/2 pear Lunch: fresh spinach, cukes, peppers, and real turkey breast. (not processed or deli meat) Supper: I have a whole turkey breast roasting in the crockpot......Im going to be tired of turkey, however, right now, that sounds great to me. Probably have some steamed broccoli, and feed my kids some kind of carb on the side.....they are great, healthy eaters most of the time. My 6 year old will eat a bag of brussel sprouts if my daughter and I don't get there first! Went to the grocery store and bought some cod, (baked in the oven last night with lemon, salt and pepper, and olive oil. It was the only thing I ate for supper, and it was about 6 oz.) Tilapia, and tuna. Gotta love those Lenten fish sales!!!!!!!!! Well, I've mumbled enough. Just cannot tell you how much this site means to me. Cinwa, if you are out there, Mistyme....you two are precious precious gems.......your advice and comments are both uplifting, inspiration, and honest....thank you. And Cinwa, I haven't been called Babe, Honey, or Dear in a long time, and I appreciate your pet names...... Im 30 hours soda sober......drinking a cold green tea with splenda, and getting my Crystal Light appletini chilling in the teachers lounge.....for the afternoon..... I hope I can continue my positive mentality. Blessings to you all! Keep up the great work you big losers!
  9. I've been at a stall for about 6 months now, and in the last few days of Iowa Assessment testing, I've had some time to peruse this site for advice, laughter, tears, and OMG that's me moments! Usually at the end of my workday I'm exhausted.....but the last few days have been inspiring. Living in a small Iowa town, I don't have the exercise facilities that some of you might have. I had an amputation this past summer, and so anything is a little uncomfortable and honestly, a little embarrassing......I fall upstairs a lot! I do take walks when I can......I went for two miles two nights a go. A 70 degree day in Iowa! I still have weight to lose, and I'm going to do it! That last two days, I have done things a lot differently....here is what I have discovered: 1. I am a food addict. I need it all the time. I think about it all the time. It is the one good thing in my life that never disappoints me. It is always around. I have easy access to it. It is my DRUG, NICOTINE, AND HIGH. 2. Carbs are a problem. I read up on the 5dpt, and Im a "slurrier" Love them crackers! 3. Exercise doesn't just happen like the weather, I have to MAKE it happen. Losing a foot is nothing....it could've been my knee, leg, etc......It was due to diabetic complications.....and now I am almost diabetes free! 4. Hearing your stories makes me feel "NORMAL".....I don't know how many OMG moments I have had on here being able to relate to farts, bloating, meds, binges, stalls, comfort zones, telling people, and even caca poo poo stories.......you make me smile, laugh, and cry! MOstly laugh and once in awhile, tinkle in my panties! 5. The GBS is not the answer, it is the tool....the hoe in my garden, the driver of the screw, the hammer to the nail that hold things together, and the thing that has and will continually change my life. Today is a another new day for me. Yesterday I ate exactly what I was supposed to. No white carbs.....bread, rice, potatoes or pasta. For meals today: Breakfast: microed omelet with: spinach, turkey bacon, ff cheese, and two eggs 1/2 pear Lunch: fresh spinach, cukes, peppers, and real turkey breast. (not processed or deli meat) Supper: I have a whole turkey breast roasting in the crockpot......Im going to be tired of turkey, however, right now, that sounds great to me. Probably have some steamed broccoli, and feed my kids some kind of carb on the side.....they are great, healthy eaters most of the time. My 6 year old will eat a bag of brussel sprouts if my daughter and I don't get there first! Went to the grocery store and bought some cod, (baked in the oven last night with lemon, salt and pepper, and olive oil. It was the only thing I ate for supper, and it was about 6 oz.) Tilapia, and tuna. Gotta love those Lenten fish sales!!!!!!!!! Well, I've mumbled enough. Just cannot tell you how much this site means to me. Cinwa, if you are out there, Mistyme....you two are precious precious gems.......your advice and comments are both uplifting, inspiration, and honest....thank you. And Cinwa, I haven't been called Babe, Honey, or Dear in a long time, and I appreciate your pet names...... Im 30 hours soda sober......drinking a cold green tea with splenda, and getting my Crystal Light appletini chilling in the teachers lounge.....for the afternoon..... I hope I can continue my positive mentality. Blessings to you all! Keep up the great work you big losers!
  10. I am a teacher, and cannot eat the school lunch at all: I try to bring this daily: tuna/pepperoni slices, or chicken chunks, 14 cucumber slices, 1/2 C blue berries, a string cheese, and usually something to kill the sweet tooth, a SF pudding, jello, or piece of hard candy. When there are leftovers, a cup of casserole, and some kind of raw veggie....usually cukes.....I eat one every day throughout the day. I need to plant the garden soon! Lately my kick has been some kind of protein wrapped in fresh spinach leaves......kind of like lettuce wraps, but smaller.....tuna/spinach. pepperoni/spinach with a little cheese chunk inside.....I like to eat 5-6 of them. I am trying to avoid the carbs, and so I am starting over......no breads, pastas, rice, and very little potatoes if any.
  11. That is me.......I am hungry all the time! ALL THE FLIPDIPPEN TIME! I am nibbling on cucumbers and blueberries daily. I think my pouch has an endless opening.......everything just seems to sneak through it. I ate a 60 calorie low-carb tortilla for breakfast with a piece of micro'ed bacon, spinach, and cheese in it for breakfast. For lunch, it is tuna, spinach, cucumbers, and blueberries......I seem to need to snack and am craving food all the time. I don't eat the school food (I teach) and have not lost a pound in nearly 6 months.......Im a recent amputee, and exercise is difficult. I will be so saddened if I gain anything. The lowest I got was 229, and currently weighed in at 240 this am.....I've been at this weight for almost 4 months now....and I need to lose another 40+ pounds....... I use Unjury protein powder in smoothies - banana, yogurt, orange, strawberries, powder, and a little ice and splenda. Freeze them, and eat them like ice cream........ Bacon is a staple at my house. Along with the blueberries and cucumbers. I eat a cup of BB a day, and a whole cucumber throughout the day......it tastes so clean and fresh to me.........just plain...no salt, and with the peeling. I eat a lot of tuna, salmon (in a pouch, or canned), turdey and real bacon, (only microwaved). chicken, and fish. Not a pork eater, (except bacon) and red meat. Ground beef is okay, but a steak, roast, or anything else is pretty much wasted. I don't drink alcohol, but I do drink a lot of cold, green tea with Splenda. I limit my bread, no pasta at all, and hardly any potatoes or rice. I teach full time, and then work in a Sub shop at night........any suggestions??????? I have given up carbonation.....one of the ladies on here gave me a great quote: "Soda doesn't make you gain weight, but those who gain weight, drink soda...." Hmmmmmm......very interesting thought...... What can I do to curb my hunger? I don't want to go the next 40 years of my life wondering what is the next thing going into my mouth......... I do eat a lot of Healthy choice, and Lean Cuisines at school.......easy, and all the food groups........ Im not a big added salt person, either. I like vinegar on things...... All your help is appreciated. I love this site. You are all beautiful, healthy, and happy people. Thanks in advance for your advice. Wow....as I read this, I sure don't sound like an English teacher.....this is all a mess!!!!!!!!! Blessings to you all.
  12. I am hungry all the time. I had surgery Oct 7, 2010, and have been at a stall for over 4 months. About 6 months ago, I had a partial foot amputation so exercise is different for me. I have lost 100 pounds, but have never made it to goal because I got so sick 4 months after surgery. (it was NOT surgery related) Now, I am struggling.....literally. I am hungry........I teach during the day and have a second job at night about 2 days a week and on the weekend. Im busy, and all I think about is food, food, food......... Since waking up this morning, ( 5:30 am) I have eaten: 1/2 C Blueberries ( I eat these three times a day....about a 1/2 cup every time) 1/2 cucumber (same thing....3 x a day, 1/3 - 1/2 each time) mostly plain, but at times a shake of salt on them. WITH peel 2 oz ham 1 slice american cheese Liquids: 1 8oz V8 juice 1 8oz glass water and I am currently sipping a diet Mt. Dew....(I know, bad....but....I limit myself to only one carbonated beverage per day, if that.) Normally I would drink tea, mio, or crystal light. What can I do to curb the appetite. At almost 18 months out, Im starving all the time.....I don't want to go the rest of my 50 years wondering what the next thing I am going to put into my mouth is going to be. I know the honeymoon is over, and now it is up to me......it is getting hard. For lunch, I am having: blues and cukes, a cup of chili what can I do???????? this is getting hard, and I want to lose about 40 more pounds........ I am 41, 6'2", this morning I weighed 239, and I am female........and I am a food addict....... Many thanks to all of you.....I'm going through a separation from my husband, and I think the WLS journey is harder........ Boy, as I reread this, I just aired all my laundry, huh. Hugs to all of you.....I read this forum daily, and knowing you are all here, helps a lot. 1000 Blessings to all, Jane
  13. I am in need of losing about 40 more pounds and have stalled....completely.....for almost three - four months now. (It doesn't help I had a foot ampu a few months ago, either.) I just purchased a Ninja Professional blender, and tonight am going to try it out. It says it will make ice into SNOW. I live on cukes, blueberries, and protein of some kind.....I love the fresh blues and I crave the cukes...... Tonight I am going to play around with smoothies - Im thinking: fresh blueberries, honey, vanilla yogurt, vanilla soy milk, and my Unjury protein powder..... I am constantly hungry....and the cukes and blueberries are low in calories, and I nibble on them all the time. I will take all smoothie recipes you've tried, and what you like, what doesn't work, etc........ I plan on putting them in the freezer, and taking them for breakfast at school when I teach. Im thinking this would be a very positive thing for me .......and right now I need all the help I can get! Have a happy day you big losers!!!!!
  14. I just have to tell you....I LOVE THIS THREAD! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!! I feel this is truly the hardest thing I have ever done in my life, and it is hard to do it with a smile on my face everyday. Thank you thank you thank you for making me feel NORMAL!!!!!!!!