San

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About San

  • Rank
    Senior Member
  • Birthday 03/15/1968

Profile Information

  • Gender
    Female
  • Location
    Alabama
  • Interests
    My family, church, my fur and feathered babies, a Shih tzu named Annie, a Shih tzu named Baylee, and a cockatiel named Grace. I also love to help people and enjoy anything made by Apple.
  • Age
    48

Information

  • Surgeon
    Dr. Lee Schmitt
  • Hospital
    St. Vincents East, Birmingham AL
  • Height (ft-in)
    4-09
  • Start Weight
    208
  • Current Weight
    95
  • Goal Weight
    100
  • Body Mass Index (BMI)
    20
  • Surgery Date
    10/19/2011
  • Surgery Type
    Gastric Bypass

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  1. SURGERY IS JUST A TOOL

    I saw that one too. It was very discouraging. I actually looked it up on the Internet and there are a lot of people who are totally disgusted with her and her husband. I am hoping they will do a follow up on her at the end of the season. I am hoping she got some help and listened to those trying to help her. She did not care to have anyone hold her accountable. She has issues that run way way deeper than food addictions. They actually discussed that at the start of her bio. She really needs help with her issues and that may help her journey to lose weight and I think a gastric bypass would have probably worked better than the sleeve with her. JMHO.
  2. Just another day? Maybe....

    Congratulations on getting it all done. It will be here sooner than you think. I have not had a carbonated drink since February 2011. It is so worth it though!
  3. I can't seem to get back on track

    I know they say not to but I weigh every morning. I think that helps keep me on track. I will allow a 2 lbs. water gain but anymore than that and I am cutting back. I still dump on certain things but can tolerate a lot more than I could in the beginning. When I do cut back it is on things like creamer in my coffee or an extra snack and that usually does the trick. I guess it is a fear I will live with the rest of my life. I watched my 600 Lbs. life and that keeps me on track too. Their stories are so inspiring and some like the last one are not...But just to see where it can all lead and what can happen if the surgery is not used as a tool. Okay..Sorry I got way off topic.
  4. My hair came back frizzy too...I was lucky to have thick hair because it did not all come back....I have to use a straightening iron to make it look halfway decent now and it has curl to it... I has not been falling out in a long time... I take biotin along with everything else and I love the premiere protein bars. They are a good way to get a lot of protein in one or one and half meal. Hope you find a solution.
  5. Agree with Cinwa...I have fought the urge to loose too much..I have gotten down to 92 lbs. before but always just increase my snacks a bit to stay at 95. The best fit as far as clothes goes is American Eagle size 00 because they are little in legs..I am only 4'9..
  6. Hope your having a great day!!!

  7. Sweating

    Me too. I can not even eat fruit. I really have to read my labels. But it does keep me very honest. I use water with my protein shakes and have to use a special one they carry at GNC. but it is all good. It just all comes with time oh and if sugarss are your problem watch eating BBQ sauce.
  8. 5 Months Out And Discouraged

    Your doing wonderful
  9. gastric bypass reversal

    Praying for you!! (((hugs))))
  10. My GB Surgery is today

    Good luck on your upcoming surgery. The first day of your new life
  11. Surgery time

    Good luck on your upcoming surgery !!
  12. Good luck on your surgery tomorrow !!

    1. freegirl

      freegirl

      That was sweet, San, thank you!

  13. Week one is over

    (((( hugs)))) sounds like your having a rough day. Tomorrow will be better. I struggled with all that too. I guess the among for me was the hardest. But honey believe me if I can do it anyone can. I drank diet coke when it was called tab only. And smoked for 25 years or so. You will begin to feel better. This surgery can also mess with your hormones so that may have you feeling a bit out of sorts. One of the first thoughts I had when I woke up after surgery is what have I done to myself but now I would do it all over again. It has been the biggest blessing in my life next to my kids and husband. Try to keep your chin up. Your parents are so proud of you!!! Blessings to you. If you ever need to talk I am here. Believe me once you start losing and gaining control of your life you will feel 100% different than you do right now
  14. Ready for discharge

    Congratulations and good luck for a speedy recovery!!!