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About cindynels

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  • Birthday 01/03/1972

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  • Surgeon
    Dr. Verboonen
  • Hospital
    Obesity Goodbye Clinic
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  1. I had gastric bypass in 2012 and lost 125 pounds. I felt great and I was happier than I had been in years. I swore I would not gain back the weight; I just couldn’t go back to a body in which I felt trapped. Well, life happened and I hadn’t established healthy eating habits. As my life started to spiral out of control I turned to food for comfort. I started smoking and drinking soda again, and as hard as I tried to get back on track the worse things got. Then I found out my dad had cancer, and I felt the bottom drop out of my world. I was struggling with personal issues as well as my da
  2. I am going to have a revision surgery in Mexico and was wondering if anybody has gone to either Dr. Sarinana at Hospital de la Familia or Dr. Huacuz from Certified Bariatric Surgeons. I would love to hear about your experience!
  3. Maybe someday I will come up with a more original title for my blog entries, but it will have to suffice for today. Day two started off really strong. By mid-day I was drained of all energy and felt like I was moving under water. And I had a terrible headache. On top of that I got some bad news about my dad, who is nearing the end stages of terminal cancer. When my sister texted that her dog is very ill and they might have to put her down, I lost every ounce of willpower I had in me. When I got home from school (actually work but I'm a teacher so I always refer to it as school) I was fee
  4. Yesterday was my first day of starting over and getting back to the basics. I'm happy to say it was a success! I am doing the five day pouch test, and the first two days are all liquid. I was able to stick to the plan and I didn't feel like I was starving or about to have a panic attack because I couldn't eat food. I had 83 grams of protein and stuck to just under 800 calories. I even got in some exercise. I did the treadmill and elliptical for a total of 20 minutes. I'm into my second day of liquids, and so far it's going smoothly. I'm seriously considering continuing with the a
  5. I had my RNY on October 18, 2012. By seven months out from surgery I had lost 126 pounds, exceeding my goal weight. I absolutely loved how I looked and felt, and I vowed I would not gain the weight back. Fast forward 3.5 years and I have gained back over half the weight. I could spout off every excuse in the book, some of them valid, but they would be just that--excuses. I regained the weight because I ignored every instruction given to me and reverted back to old eating patterns. I started drinking soda in enormous quantities. I reintroduced simple carbs back into my diet and let prote
  6. You look AH-MAZING! I hope you don't mind my saying this, but I'm so jealous that you still have boobs! I went from a D to an A(: But truly you do look stunning!
  7. I used to question why some people on TT seemed to drop off the face of the earth as they approached their one year surgiversary. TT was critical to my success in the first several months; Why would I ever stop coming around?? Of course now I'm the hypocrite and am one of those people:( Sadly I know exactly why it happens. Anyway, my question is this, how many calories does your clinic recommend to maintain your weight loss? Mine recommends 800-1000, but I was losing an average of three pounds a week at that caloric intake. I would love to lose another 5-10 pounds, but then I need to be
  8. Thanks so much for the comments everybody! I'm happy with the weight I'm at...now I have to work on maintaining.
  9. I bounce between 137-142, which makes me nervous too. As long as I don't go over that I'll be fine:)
  10. I'm done losing. My goal was 140 and I reached that around 7 months I think:)
  11. I can't believe it's already been a year since I had my surgery. The before picture is my 2012 school picture. The after was taken earlier this month. This is the first time I've tried to do a side by side, so I hope it works!
  12. I've been having problems lately too. It's gotten to the point where I have to admit to people that I've forgotten about something. The worst is at home...I'll run upstairs to get two things and I'm lucky if I come down with one!
  13. I'm almost a year out and I think my hair loss is finally starting to slow down. I started this process with super thick hair, and now I can't believe how thin it is. The diameter of my ponytail is about half what it used to be!
  14. You look amazing!!! What an incredible job you've done!
  15. My repeat of day 3 was a success! I have a plan for tomorrow while I'm at the state fair so that I can stick to the plan. I plan on doing the 5DPT again next week. I want to see how I do when I have no obstacles in my way.
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