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About Lori88

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  • Birthday 01/01/1971

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    LIVING life to the fullest - Trying new things, things I would of never done at my prior weight! Having as much fun as I can!
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  • Surgeon
    Dr. Pohl
  • Hospital
    Roger Williams
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  • Current Weight
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  • Surgery Type
    Gastric Bypass
  • Surgeon
    Dr. Deiter Phol

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  1. Lori88

    Advice from a 15 year by pass

    I am 7 1/2 years out (gastric bypass) and weight has stabilized 125-130 the last 2 years or so (my start weight was 240 - my lowest was108 - way too low did not look good!). 130 is the highest I feel comfortable at, I know what to do to get those 5 pounds off again. It is much harder maintaining now BUT so doable. I go up and down the same 5 lbs and I am ok with that. I now have different eating habits - what I hoped for when having the surgery. Following the rules so strictly for the first 3 years or so after my surgery has imbedded better eating habits in my every day life. I do not think of them as rules anymore, I don't even think about the rules anymore to tell you the truth, I just know what needs to be done. Now don't get me wrong sometimes I still "battle" with myself and have those days where I do over eat a bit BUT I move on and get right back on tract! I still do not eat white bread, pasta, or rice and no fried foods (except French fries). I can pretty much can eat anything now (just because you can does not mean you should !) but portion control is key and I can still say NO!. Mon-Fri, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack stays pretty much the same every day. Weekends (or vacations) is where I go off "tract". If I want ice cream I have ice cream BUT the difference now is I can have a serving size and be satisfied, also I will get a no sugar added or low fat. Before surgery I would eat a whole pint in one sitting. I might have a few French fries when I go out to eat, I also have low fat chips and so on but again only on the weekends and wil be a sat or a sun NOT both days. The key is the change in eating habits - have a bite to satisfy you and STOP! I also still exercise - I never thought that after 7 year I would still be gong to the gym. I just do 35 mins of cardio 2-3 times a week and strength training 1-2 times a week. Here's to still going strong!
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    I did it!

    So happy for you! Congratulations! You look stunning and what a great location!
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    Aunt Flo is Visiting Too Frequently!!

    I too use a cup! LOVE LOVE LOVE!
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    Song of the day Post -

    Live Like you were Dying - Tim McGraw! (yum)
  5. Lori88

    Contemplating surgery

    I am 6 & 1/2 years out -NO Regrets - I got down to 108 lbs 1year out and now stay 125-130. I went to CA in May here are some pics. I was so insecure prior to surgery I would have never taken this trip - RI to CA by myself - to see a friend that moved there about 10 years ago. I am so Happy I went had so much fun!. You can check out my profile for some before pic - my highest weight was 240 lbs!
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    Tooth loss after bypass surgery

    I posted about my teeth problems a while back...I too now have a partial denture on the top. I am 6 & 1/2years out and teeth problems starting about 3 years out. Still NO regrets about surgery (gastric bypass) just saying for the newbies that might be reading this thread.
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    Hi, Nice to "hear" from you!
  8. Lori88

    Reached my goal weight today

    Congrats! So happy for you - HAPPY DANCE!!
  9. Lori88

    14 months post-op VSG

  10. Lori88

    Tattoo After Losing 100 lbs

    Hi, I got a DOVE tattoo - it is actually one of the ancient symbols of love - I was finally starting to love my self!
  11. Lori88

    Post Surgery 5 years +

    I am 6 years out.... How can we help?
  12. Lori88

    7 years, should I be concerned?

    HI Jodi, I am 6 years out and just recently stopped smoking (10/31/2016 was quit day) and over the HOLIDAYS - I put on weight -up to 126 (8 lbs gain). It came on FAST!! I told myself that I was doing all the same things so WHY??? But after looking at my past logs (food and exercise) boy was I wrong. It seems just until recently I stayed the same weight no matter what so my exercising was not as aggressive as in the past - yes still going to gym but cut my cardio down and # of days going...also with food still eating the same things BUT was eating more and more often....so back to logging! and back to rule NO EATING AFTER 8pm. But like you said it just seems so much HARDER now to lose a few lbs....I still have a few more to go to get back to my low comfortable weight 118.