debican

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About debican

  • Rank
    Advanced Member
  • Birthday October 29

Profile Information

  • Gender
    Female
  • Location
    Riverside County California
  • Interests
    Love God, the outdoors, reading, family time, music, travel...LIFE
  • Age
    58

Information

  • Surgeon
    Dr. Suh
  • Hospital
    Inland Valley Regional Hospital
  • Height (ft-in)
    5-03
  • Start Weight
    262
  • Current Weight
    159
  • Goal Weight
    140
  • Surgery Date
    05/18/2011
  1. HELP I need/want to lose the 10 Lb gain before my wedding in Nov. Nutrition advice, exercise advice. Already working out, walking, swimming. Low blood sugar keeps me from reducing food intake but what types of foods are best for evening.
  2. debican

    life after wls

  3. debican

    Post your workout!

    3+ yrs post op. Walk, walk, walk. About 1 mile a day Pilates, yoga combo at home Swim and water aerobics 58 yrs old total weight loss 120 lbs kept off 110. BTW, getting married in November
  4. ok so I am feeling mostly great but I do notice that I still have trouble with being "regular" when I don't get in enough fluids. I also notice that I do get gastrointestinal pain about every 3 days when I do have a bowel movement and it is horrible. I gotta get the fluids under control. Also, I've had trouble with blood sugar dropping quickly several times and have been told by the doc to be sure to eat more frequently since it seems to happen mid-morning when I am active. Other than that, I feel great! I eat about 6oz per meal depending on what it is and try to get in 5 meals a day with protein first I lack on the greens . Still some things to work on but I no longer have any of the ilnesses and disorders I had pre-surgery YAY. I also am in a size 8 pant and medium top from a size 20 pant and 3x top. Huge boost to the confidence I would do this again in a hot second Thanks everyone for your support and I hope you all follow the rules and feel healthy.
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    Gaaassssssssss Ugh

    my surgeon is just fine with my using GasX and I still need it [/code]
  6. debican

    Really Need Help!

    I would call my surgeon.
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    One Month Post Op

    Awesome:) So hap hap happy for you!
  8. debican

    Hello From North Carolina

    Hi Bren- I'm from Southern California. Welcome Hope you find this site as friendly and as useful as I have. Debi
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  10. I still can get in a mourning mood now and then but it is all in my head and it is not that I am really hungry I've found foods to replace my old favorites and things to do when I am in a "comfort food" kinda mood.
  11. debican

    Alcohol?

    My surgeon says "no alcohol ever" because it turns into sugar and that can cause problems.
  12. debican

    Im Sooo Hungry :(

    I had to lose prior to surgery too and I used the high protein low carb approach so I was never hungry. Head hunger yes, real hunger no. It worked for me )
  13. debican

    Goal Weight?

    I picked 140 because it is a healthy weight for my body type, age, gender, etc. I am blown away by how much different I feel and look at my current 165 and would be quite happy to stay right here but I continue to follow the pouch rules and my body will stop when it is ready that way Congrats and many blessings to you. Debi
  14. debican

    A Touchy Subject Maybe....

    I've had a will and advance directive for a long time, it is a great thing to do regardless of surgery coming up or not and if a surgery prompts you to get it done, well that's a good thing
  15. ok so I had an appointment with my surgeon yesterday (about 8 months post op). I'm down to 167 (and that's at 3pm) YAY and my BMI is down from the 40+ range to 29 another YAY. I've gone from a womens size 20 pant and 3x top to a 10 pant and xl or large top WHOOOOOPIE. I can cross my legs and find that I do it automatically now. I get noticed a lot, yup even as a gramma of 5 Be prepared for the emotions that come with all these changes and I suggest you shop at second hand stores, yard sales, get clothes from friends etc because you are going to go through clothing sizes like crazy <br style="font-family: arial, tahoma, verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19px; background-color: rgb(254, 255, 255); "><br style="font-family: arial, tahoma, verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19px; background-color: rgb(254, 255, 255); ">My body feels so much healthier, more energy, less pain and no co-morbid isses, all labs are on target for the first time in decades. My digestion is just fine so long as I follow the pouch rules, when I don't I pay the consequences. Example-too much fat, too much sugar, not enough liquids, eat too soon after drinking or visa versa, don't chew my food enough. Each and every on of these examples causes some sort of discomfort ranging from mild to OH NO MR, BILL. My surgeon suggests eating a minimum of 4 times a day at this point and not eating more frequently than every 2 hours. My pouch hold about 3-4 ounces now depending on the density of the food. If I take one more bite after feeling like I need to stop eating, it can make a world of difference and not in a good way <br style="font-family: arial, tahoma, verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19px; background-color: rgb(254, 255, 255); "><br style="font-family: arial, tahoma, verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19px; background-color: rgb(254, 255, 255); ">Also on stalls, I've stalled for up to 2+ weeks without weight loss but as you can see above, its all good since the big picture is what counts. I have loose skin under my upper arms that wasn't there before and on my thighs, not terrible but enough that I asked the surgeon about it. His response was to give it time and continue exercise to build muscle. <br style="font-family: arial, tahoma, verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19px; background-color: rgb(254, 255, 255); "><br style="font-family: arial, tahoma, verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19px; background-color: rgb(254, 255, 255); ">I would have the RNY again in a nano-second so for those of you out there pre-op, follow your doctor's orders and remember this will change your life in a great way but you have to be prepared to follow the rules or you will get very sick and/or gain it all back.<br style="font-family: arial, tahoma, verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19px; background-color: rgb(254, 255, 255); "><br style="font-family: arial, tahoma, verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19px; background-color: rgb(254, 255, 255); ">Encouragement to all <br style="font-family: arial, tahoma, verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19px; background-color: rgb(254, 255, 255); "><br style="font-family: arial, tahoma, verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19px; background-color: rgb(254, 255, 255); ">Debi