Rain91

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  1. My gallbladder finally died:-(

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    2. Vogue

      Vogue

      hope ya feel better...Im working on getting mine taking out proavtively

    3. AnnaJean

      AnnaJean

      Had mine out three months after GB surgery. Had an attack that was worse than anything I've ever had, even the kidney stone! Had the surgery, only sore one day and was back at 100% three days later. Even left for a diving trip to Cozumel the next week, you never would have known I just had surgery!!

    4. Fat Bottom Girl

      Fat Bottom Girl

      Does this happen a lot? I still have my gallbladder.

  2. 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.
  3. I am almost 100lbs down. Almost there!!!! I'm so excited.

    1. flames428

      flames428

      wooooooooow, way to go!!!!

  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Strange Or What?

    Don't worry! You are not broken. I thought that for the longest.
  7. 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.....
  8. GP said I was doing wonderful. She was so proud of me. Thanks for asking.

  9. By the way, I baked a sugar free banana bread. It was delicious. Was that bad? It was sooooooo goood.

    1. NewMeNow2010
    2. San

      San

      Sugar free sounds great to me. Yummy

    3. Rain91

      Rain91

      The recipe remains the same. Just replace the sugar with sugar substitute. 26 packs equal one cup.

  10. I am a little nervous. Going to see my GP Tuesday; wonder what she will think of my progress...

  11. Bravery

    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.
  12. Three month visit today. I am officially 72lbs down...............

  13. Chocking Sensation

    That is exactly the sensation. I explained it wrong. What did you do to fix it?
  14. 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?
  15. Artificial Sweeteners

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

    Now artificial sweeteners have been a life saver for Gastric Bypassers around the world. Making life just a little more bearable to our restrictive life styles. For some reason I am what I guess one of the unfortunate few that has developed an intolerance for artificial sweeteners. All of sudden 3rd week post op, I am dumping every day and have finally realized that it is my sugar free powdered drink mixes. Even a light sprinkling into 16 oz of water will bring the cold sweats, heaves in the abdomen, watering of my mouth; and I think you now the rest. Does any one else have this issue with artificial sweeteners? If so what have you done as an alternative?
  17. Progress

    :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
  18. What's going on everyone? I think I am joining a host of other folks apprehensive about this journey but looking forward with confidence. Please feed me with positivity and I promise to do the same
  19. 3 Weeks And Four Days Post Op

    Thank you for your response. :P :P :P
  20. 3 Weeks And Four Days Post Op

    :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: Thank you so much for the wonderful thoughts.
  21. 50lbs down. 6 weeks post op. Excited. I finally found a protein shake I like.

  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. Bad Breath?

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

    I am so happy for folks that have never dumped. Oh my goodness, I am three weeks post op and have dumped at least seven times. It may be more than that. All of a sudden I am allergic to artificial sweeteners and was already allergic to milk. It has been so challenging staying away from foods that trigger my allergies. Before my surgery I would have something like dumping from my allergy to milk but of course vomiting after your body has been cut on is excruciating! So I find it has been a learning process, you have to follow the rules and know your body. Case in point, my doc recommended a protein shake and I purchased 2 boxes. Prior to surgery I noticed it would give me a little nausea. After surgery it went from a little nausea to full fledged vomiting. Something about it my body did not like. Really it has been a learning process. Everyone is different and you have to figure what works best for you. Again Kudos to those that have never had the displeasure of dumping. I wish I could be you