andread7644

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About andread7644

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  • Birthday 11/25/1991

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    Female
  • Location
    Indiana
  • Age
    21

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  • Surgeon
    Dr. Olsen
  • Hospital
    Centennial
  • Height (ft-in)
    5-08
  • Start Weight
    325
  • Current Weight
    195
  • Goal Weight
    140
  • Body Mass Index (BMI)
    29.6
  • Surgery Date
    02/04/2013

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  1. onederland...never thought I would get here :)

  2. ARE YOU FREAKING KIDDING ME! OH MY GODDDDDDD. I don't even personally know you. Nor do I have any idea of who he really is. But this just pissed me the hell off!!! God you deserve so much better than that, love. Freaking ridiculous. I just want to go punch him in the face for you.... lol
  3. First week of school is over, and I honestly cannot be anymore sure that I made the right decision of changing my major to Food and Nutrition with a concentration in dietetics. I have learned so much in my dietetics class already and it has only been one week I love how I can sit through the entire class and still be intrigued by everything that comes out of the teachers mouth by the end of the class period. It is sort of complicated learning things that go against what my diet plan though if that makes any sense. For instance, the last class we talked about low carb diets and some of their effects (one study even found an atkins diet made patients with diabetes worse!) and how our brain need carbs. Protein is not the energy source our brain uses. I stayed after class that day to talk with the teacher about it (shes also the program director. Great lady!) and she was really surprised I'm suppose to be on 15g of carbs a day. She did mention that it is probably because of the addicting factor carbs have and that is probably why my dietitian recommends this (which i know is one of the biggest reasons). I'm a newbie to all of this though, so its not like I am going to take my diet into my own hands lol. I will definitely be following my dietitians recommendations! I just find it intriguing how much things differ in the field of nutrition. There are so many different opinions on what works and what doesn't work!
  4. We do have a strict plan! And I completely understand why they want us to stay away from the snack food/bread carbs. Because it never fails, the second I add them in, my cravings do go crazy and I just want more and more. But I hate that we are not allowed fruit and much veggie carbs. I feel like if it is coming from non starchy things they should be just fine! But, they are the professionals and I am trying to follow there rules all I can! lol is the 600 to 800 after you make their goal weight for you? I see people who are only a couple months out and they are encouraged to get 1000cals a day. Just blows my mind the differences in plans like that
  5. Thank you dees. I really didn't even notice that...how I only refer to processed foods as "real" when in fact...theyre the fake ones! You are exactly right! Well, I made it through day one of my liquid diet. I told myself I was staying away from the scale for 2 weeks but of course I just couldn't. Got on the scale this morning and 3 lbs were gone. So I guess it is safe to say my gain was mostly water weight from so much sodium. While that is a relief, it is still no excuse. I'm feeling very in control now. For the longest time, I couldn't even make it one day on only protein shakes anymore, but I had my head in the game and I did it. I am definitely going to keep this up for awhile before going back to solid foods. I think having no solid food right now helps me to not mess up more. Today is the first day in some time that I have woken up happy and determined. Thank you everyone <3
  6. High carb things do make me sick. Fried foods more so than sugary foods. I don't ever throw up, but my heart will race for 10 or 15 minutes or I will feel really nausous for awhile. And yet, it doesn't stop me. The second I feel better, its like I forget about feeling like crap and want the food all over again.
  7. Thank you so much for the advice everyone. Today I started protein shakes only again, and have made it through just fine. I think one of my problems is that with the plan I have...pretty much any food is cheating unless its meat, cheese, or a very low carb vegetable. So since I will feel the same guilt by "cheating" with a more healthier alternative like pizza on a tortilla, i say screw it and just cheat with the real thing. Or you know, I could grab a handfull of grapes for a snack, but since that is cheating as well I just decide to eat the real cheat that I want. If that makes since... I'm scared this thinking is going to really mess me up long term. I think it will be much easier once I can eat balanced meals. Right now, my whole view of food is warped since I'm so used to meat and cheese being the only okay foods I can have. I really appreciate everyones response though, last night especially was a real breakdown night for me. I am going to keep the protein shakes up for at least a few days though, and then go back to my normal meals. I AM NOT going to give into the food monster inside of me anymore.
  8. I have finally decided to start tracking my journey through youtube. I hope I can get some support from yall who also document your journeys through video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p504YSvERx0&feature=youtu.be
  9. I need some help.. bad. I don't know what happened... the past month and a half have been very hard. My cravings started getting out of control which I know is probably my fault because I had allowed carbs to slip back in. But these last two weeks...they have completely destroyed me. I completely fell of course for one day, and ever since I can't get back on track. My eating has been horrid. Ice cream, pizza, fried foods, anything and everything. I feel like I can eat endless amounts. I am so terrifed of failing right now. Last weekend... I managed to put on 5lbs...5lbs in the course of 3 days. I just cant believe this is happening. I am failing at only 6 months out. I keep telling myself I'm started the 5dpt and then by the end of the day I'm so ravenous I stuff my face. I always felt like I could eat more than everyone else from the get go, but it has beenn excessive lately. Someone help me I need encouragement and advice now more than ever. I'm afraid I don't have the willpower to get back to where I was...
  10. 1. the leggings look fabulous on you 2. Your hair is so pretty! No reason to keep it up. Let your hair down woman!
  11. andread7644

    Who am I?

    6.5 Months Post Op -113lb 212lb We all come to that point in our journey where you no longer know who you are. You spend so much of your life blaming everything on your weight...and you promise yourself that once you lose it, you will also lose all the doubts you had within yourself. That once you lose the weight, you will know who you are, and what you stand for. Then you suddenly hit that point where you realize that you still don't know who you are. That the one thing you thought would set you free was merely a coverup for every other emotion and doubt that lies inside of your soul. And although everyone that has already came to this point tells you what lies ahead, you choose not to believe it. You choose to close your eyes to reality. Today, I hit that point straight on. It's the most terrifying yet freeing realization you can come to. You spent so long focusing on one thing...that you shut down when it came to anything else. Today, I realized that I still need to spend some time finding out who I am and what makes me happy. The one thing that I thought would make me happy, has made no difference in the way I think of myself. As terrifying as this is, it also means that I don't have to spend my life chasing the happiness anymore. I can create it myself. I can choose at any point to be happy, and to find what makes my soul feel alive. I no longer have to just keep waiting for the day to come... Maybe none of this makes any sense at all, but it has been one of the greatest revelations I have ever felt. I am completely lost within myself and with who I think I am and who I want to be....but I am completely content with that right now.
  12. andread7644

    Who am I?

    6.5 Months Post Op -113lb 212lb We all come to that point in our journey where you no longer know who you are. You spend so much of your life blaming everything on your weight...and you promise yourself that once you lose it, you will also lose all the doubts you had within yourself. That once you lose the weight, you will know who you are, and what you stand for. Then you suddenly hit that point where you realize that you still don't know who you are. That the one thing you thought would set you free was merely a coverup for every other emotion and doubt that lies inside of your soul. And although everyone that has already came to this point tells you what lies ahead, you choose not to believe it. You choose to close your eyes to reality. Today, I hit that point straight on. It's the most terrifying yet freeing realization you can come to. You spent so long focusing on one thing...that you shut down when it came to anything else. Today, I realized that I still need to spend some time finding out who I am and what makes me happy. The one thing that I thought would make me happy, has made no difference in the way I think of myself. As terrifying as this is, it also means that I don't have to spend my life chasing the happiness anymore. I can create it myself. I can choose at any point to be happy, and to find what makes my soul feel alive. I no longer have to just keep waiting for the day to come... Maybe none of this makes any sense at all, but it has been one of the greatest revelations I have ever felt. I am completely lost within myself and with who I think I am and who I want to be....but I am completely content with that right now.
  13. I would love them! I am just about out and have been freaking out about how I'm going to be able to afford my vitamins this next month :/
  14. I don't really understand why I feel like this at times, but it happens to me a couple days every week. It's a very clear cut feeling of just not feeling like myself, physically and mentally. I will wake up and feel very off. When I'm feeling like this, I have trouble getting out of bed, I don't want to workout, I don't want to eat right, I don't want to see people, and I'm really irritable and mean to people :/ Today I felt like this and just figured I needed a nap and would wake up feeling like mee...but nope I woke up feeling the exact same. I hate it! Normally I'm happy, i like life, I wanna do my best with my food and excercise as well as everything else etc. I can also switch within minutes. I could go all day not feeling like myself and then suddenly, I feel normal again. I don't know. Not sure if maybe it could be depression or maybe even mild bipolar? My brother is biplolar, but I'm very different from him and not violent so I never considered myself to have it. I just want to feel like myself every day
  15. andread7644

    I did it!

    6 Months Post Op 214lbs -111lbs total Finally!!! I finally completed day 1 of couch to 5k! I tried to do it multiple times a few months ago and just could not do it. I was so exhausted at the half way mark, but I wanted it bad and I pushed through! I'm very proud of myself today. I did it on the treadmill ..wondering if this is kind of cheating? It felt a bit easier than every other time when I would try it outside. Reguardless, definitely an accomplishment! I'm gonna keep going A year ago today, I would have NEVER even thought about attempting to run on a treadmill in front of people. Life is good