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About Marella

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  • Birthday 11/24/1958


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  1. MARELLA! How are you?? I haven't been on in surgery was a year ago! Crazy! How are you doing? Looks like you are still shrinking!

    1. missmom57


      Marella this driving me nuts, it won't let me post and it says You have reached your quota of positive votes for the day, what is this? I asked the administrators without feedback

  2. You're missing in action. Hope you're well

  3. It's been along time. I love everytime...I buy new clothes. On the day of my surgery I was wearing a 26/28. Today I can wear a 18 and still coming down. That was the best decision I've made for myself in a longtime. Thank you for your support.

  4. Thank you for the lovely pic comment.

  5. Taken in December 2009 ... 10 months post op

    You look truly breathtaking... night and day from your heaviest. Not at all the same face. Your smile shows it all.
  6. Floaters in left eye

    I've had floaters for 20 years, maybe longer. All docs say there's nothing that can be done. Annoying, I know. I have a difficult time watching the sky divers. Once my eye finds a floater it then concentrates on finding all of them. My left eye is worse than my right. Best for me is to not look at the sky and use the computer under low-light conditions. Otherwise, I live with it pretty well. Never had them linked to cataract though.
  7. Needing a Revision

    I'm not at goal either and I'm coming up on 2 years at the end of April. I stalled last August at 196 and have fluctuated between 196 and 199 ever since. I joined a gym, I've dramatically increased my activity level and exercise. I journal everything, drink all my water, eat protein first and very little carbs with a eating schedule all day, and the scale still isn't going down. The only thing that's changed is my medication (hypothyroid) and I've been thinking that could be it. My next PCP appt, which is in April, I'm going to address this, but I doubt very much if this med would be increased to the level it was before. So now I have to lose my next 30+ pounds the old fashioned way, but the old fashioned way isn't working. I'm at a loss as to what else to do, so I'm just doing the program, but more intensely. The numbers aren't changing but my clothes are fitting better, and parts of me seem to be getting sculpted. Heck, it's better than gaining, though. I sure wish I was at 170 or less.... still trying, maybe even forever trying. Maybe that wishful tummy tuck will ultimately do the trick? ((( dreaming )))
  8. Hello from Mark Twain country!

    Welcome to TT, Donna... you're doing fantastic!
  9. new to site

    Hi Pete... welcome to Thinner Times. Wow, 69 pounds already! That's awesome. You're not far from goal.
  10. Brand new to forum

    Yeah, you're approved! Welcome to Thinner Times, Traci.
  11. 52 and starting over

    Welcome to TT, aubreysnana. This is a great place for support and friendships. You're embarking on a new phase in your life, and I declare you'll be better than ever. You have the great help of your daughters. You'll be there to be a grandmom and by the time you're grandbaby is walking, you'll have the stamina and body to run around with her. Congratulations. Nervous and excited is how I felt, too. The post-op side for me has been awesome. You've got so much to look forward to, I know it will be awesome for you.
  12. hello

    Welcome to TT, ms-R... congratulations, you're getting close!
  13. Band to RNY, new to TT

    We're so eager for those pounds to drop, but beware, the scale needle might not move for a week or two -- but then again, it may move dramatically. The most important thing right now is for you to heal... which you'll be completely healed up inside within 3 to 4 weeks. You must might see a 20 pound drop by this end. Glad you're home, glad it went well, now rest and walk, and follow you doc's program. Easy does it - every day it will get better.
  14. The object of the WLS game is success. I think that 99.9% of the people who've had WLS want success to follow them. When we're successful, the surgery is a success, the more people think about it, it becomes more acceptable, the more people follow the road, and the more happy people we have around the country and the world. We're no longer misery loving company... though we truly understand the pre-op misery... now we want to share a whole new world. Grab the brass ring! ... and may I add, Thinner Times is my life-line! Kari, I'm so glad you've found us!
  15. helloe from fort lauderdale Fla.

    I'd say the word is GREAT! that you qualify! Keep us abreast on how your road goes.