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About goingslimfast

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  • Birthday 01/02/1975

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    Dr. Michael Schmidt Bismarck N.D.
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    Saint Alexius
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  1. Find this to be very interesting that the vit D issue is still up and running after all this time. I had my visit with my Dr. a month back and my vit D levels are great (right in range) and I'm only taking 2,000 IU's per day. So overall, taking vit D varies per person ~ some need more, some need less. Overall do what works best for YOU.
  2. 1. How long ago were you operated on? July 19th 2006 2. How much have you lost since your highest weight? 112 lbs 3. How much do you still need to lose to reach your goal? 15? Eventhough, I'm happy at my current weight. 4. Do you follow a healthy eating plan? Estimate in percentages how well you stick to the plan. Probably 80% stick to the plan. I eat more organics now. 5. How much can you eat in one helping? Hard to say as my appetite varies. I never do seconds!!! I eat like what a dietician advises - meat the size of one's palm etc... 6. Are there any specific foods which cause dumping for you? None 7. What exercise (if any) do you do? walking, biking, hiking, basketball 8. What complications (if any) have you had? Zero 9. What supplements do you take? Multi vitamin 10. Is there anything you are still struggling with? Nothing 11. Do you have any hints, tips or advice to share (regarding living as a WLS patient). Be patient and be disciplined! 12. Do you have any regrets? No! Would do it all over again. Well worth the change. 13. Are you still taking and chronic medication? None at all.
  3. On another note, it is also funny how I've had an encounter of a newbie from Ohio attack me after every comment I make here on TT. I feel like I am being followed, just to be attacked - or she knows more than I do etc..etc... (she seems to have all the answers!)
  4. I was thinking that about 10 mins ago. Where do the one's we shared our surgery year with go? Don't we still need the occasional support?
  5. Still rooting for you here in Cleveland Ohio. Been thinking and praying for you. Stay strong, and fight the fight!!!
  6. It's been awhile since I've been on the site, but to bring everyone up to speed here. When I last seen a different Dr. and they found out that I was on 50,000 IU's of Vit. D they took me off of it immediately - no one needs more than 10,000 IU's. ??? The potassium level, I have no idea what my numbers are of today, and I should really have a follow up to get blood levels re-done. What I have noticed recently, is that I'll get low blood sugars in the lower 40's just out of the blue. Not cool! Also, a few months back, I passed out and found myself laying on the kitchen floor not knowing how I got there. I had no indications that I was going to be passing out. Could this be from the high level of potassium?
  7. Eventhough It's been several years since I had my gastric bypass surgery, I at times suffer from low blood sugar - even to this day. The best thing is eat small portions throughout the day, and if that's not possible, you can always buy glucose tablets which are quite tasty, and will bring up the sugar levels back to normal in a few minutes. The tablets are inexpensive and can be found at Walmart. Hope this helps.
  8. Thinking of you Donna all the way here in Cleveland! Hope things turn around for you fast. We love you so much here on TT. Hugs, Teresa <><
  9. Glad to have you here on TT. There are some cool peeps on here.
  10. Donna I had no idea. I have tears in my eyes.....
  11. hugs to you from a gay friend. We're everywhere.....
  12. I would have to say, you are losing at a nice rate and should have no concerns. 115 lbs in 7 months???? WOW!!! Again, it took me a little over a year to lose my first 100 lbs. You're doing great! And for a few days of being stalled - that's normal. Your body is trying to adjust.....let it catch up! Again, you're doing great!!!
  13. I took me a little over a year to lose my first 100 lbs. and I got to that point of losing hope, but the weight came off eventually. Even to this day, I'm still losing... So keep your chin up, and before you know it, you'll see a new you.