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    Joseph Kuhn
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  1. Rain91

    Almost 100lbs down

    It is one day from a year for me and I am almost 100lbs down. I'm so excited. I could have done much better but because I have been cheating and now I will force myself to get back on the band wagon. I have cheated with sugar and wine. I absolutely love wine and hard candy. I quit the sugar filled wine and candy. I am now back on my sugar free but imagine where I would have been had I not cheated. Please folks learn from me. Almost 100lbs down but could have been so much further. I will do better in the next six months. You can count on it.
  2. Rain91

    Bmi Reduction

    Hello folks, I am happy to report that my BMI has reduced from 51 to 38.4. That is more exciting to me than looking at the numbers on the scale drop. Slowly but surely I am becoming a healthier me. Yippy Skippy 312 to 224 and more to come
  3. Rain91

    Strange Or What?

    Don't worry! You are not broken. I thought that for the longest.
  4. I am happy I have made it this far with relatively no problems. Initially it was challenging learning to take in less food and managing my allergies but I have come to the conclusion that if you do everything they tell you, it will be easier than trying to reinvent the wheel (which is what I tried on my occasions) I am officially 82lbs down. I am officially five sizes down, CRAZY RIGHT. At six months your weight loss progress decreases. Now the challenge is I notice that I eat more and sometimes when I am not hungry. So I have to make sure old habits don't creep back in. NO MINDLESS GRAZING. Not too many carbs. I am making a conscious effort to cut back and recognize if I am eating because I am hungry or bored. I must keep my focus so that I can reach my goal of 100lbs down by June 20, 2012. I will keep yall posted
  5. Rain91

    Strange Or What?

    What does it mean that I can eat a chocolate cookie with no consequences? Is there something wrong with this picture. That makes me nervous. I am still loosing but is it going to stop at some point? In addition to that, I can eat more than I was initially. That scares me.....
  6. Rain91


    Well folks I can now report of more progression. Prior to the surgery, I would be embarrassed to tell folks if I could not eat something because of my allergies. I mean, really, looking at me you could not tell I ever missed a meal. So I would rather have an allergic reaction than not eat something someone had prepared for me. However, I have grown since my surgery on June 20, 2011. Now I not only refuse food I am allergic to but also refuse to eat more than I can handle. Victory? Yes!!!! Today my husband I attended an event in which he was speaker. A wonderful spread was prepared for us. I consumed a chicken leg and a few bites of veggies and that was all that I could handle. So I asked the waitress for a doggy bag, only to find out that they were not issuing them at that event. Of course that got the attention of all assigned to our table(so I felt) The old me would have been in panic mode; they are all looking, what waste, someone had to pay for that you know! I sat calmly and continued talking to those seated near me. I picked up my knife to cut another slice of chicken, and said "NO!" The gentleman sitting next to me said, "Excuse me?" I politely smiled and changed the subject. At that point I decided not to make myself uncomfortable anymore for anyone. It is my life on the line. I am going to fight for it. No more eating just because someone else wants me to or made it especially for me. The step I took today took bravery for me and I pray that I can continue. Something else that took bravery for me was to finally post a picture of me before surgery. I will upload some after surgery shots when I feel I have made significant progress. Kinda of scared of that one.... Just thought I would share.
  7. Rain91

    Chocking Sensation

    That is exactly the sensation. I explained it wrong. What did you do to fix it?
  8. Rain91

    Chocking Sensation

    I must know if I am the only one having this problem. Ever since my surgery whenever I eat in front of others I begin to feel as if the food will not leave my esophagus almost like it is going to chock me. This is not once or twice, this is every time I eat in front of someone else. , It bothers me so much that sometimes I will regurgitate everything I eat then go back to eat. It is more of a sensation of my food not going completely. Its so much pressure that I feel I cannot breath. Lately I have had vomiting episodes just so that I can breath. :angry: If I eat alone it sometimes not a problem, but because I am Madame Social Butterfly that happens rarely. Am I strange or does this happen to you too?
  9. Rain91

    Artificial Sweeteners

    UPDATE ----- I can now use Truvia without any dumping. I guess I am just one of those hypersensitive people. Thank goodness
  10. Rain91


    :rolleyes: Folks I am actually seeing progress. Right now six weeks post op, I am 50lbs down. :P Yippy Skippy. I celebrate not just by the scale but also in other ways as well. :blink: One other way is how my clothing fits, I am already a size down, some of my clothes literally fall off. EXCITING!!!!! Now I have to start putting in my time with more exercise. I have had it easy for a while because of having three surgical procedures at once. Back to the pool for me folks. I will let you know how that works out for me. :o
  11. Rain91

    3 Weeks And Four Days Post Op

    Thank you for your response. :P :P :P
  12. Rain91

    3 Weeks And Four Days Post Op

    :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: Thank you so much for the wonderful thoughts.
  13. Rain91

    Artificial Sweeteners

    I am trying. Just found out that it may just be that the sweeteners I have tried are too close to the real thing.So we will see what the future brings.
  14. Rain91

    Bad Breath?

    Thanks for being brave enough to post this topic. I thought it was only me. Oh my goodness, I felt so bad for my family. I had the same problem drinking water cuz of the smell and taste of my breath coming right along with it.
  15. Rain91

    Bad Breath?

    Altoids are sugar free. I had no idea. I love them. Thank for your post