madrid5465

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About madrid5465

  • Rank
    Advanced Member
  • Birthday 05/04/1965

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  • Gender
    Female
  • Location
    Pittsburgh.
  • Age
    53

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  • Surgeon
    Dr. Courcoulas
  • Hospital
    Magee
  • Height (ft-in)
    5-07
  • Start Weight
    274
  • Current Weight
    198
  • Goal Weight
    145
  • Surgery Date
    09/11/2013
  • Surgery Type
    Gastric Bypass
  • Surgeon
    Dr. Corcolous

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  1. So here we are almost a year later and yet again a year to the day another huge stressful event in my family. Last year on February 18 my 15 yo daughter was assaulted and this year on February 18th my Mom fell breaking her back in 4 places. I am the child that has always glued everything back together. My daughter has testified against 9 that's right 9 kids who physically assaulted her. So I am seeing someone with my daughter to treat her ptsd and she is a rock star who has prevailed. My mother knows nothing about this because it would have killed her. I have to start the control of my own life because I know I will be no good to anyone if I crash and I get that but the internal fight is taking over.
  2. I did buy the 5dpt book a couple of years ago. It seems to be how everyone else is getting back on track so I too will start it today! It made me not feel very well the other 2 times I tried but this was a couple of years ago.
  3. Please someone help me! I have gained 30lbs in the last 8 months. I have never, ever dumped either so I eat everything! I joined a gym and have been paying for it for a while but yet have not gone. I am afraid of making a fool of myself. I have had so many changes in my personal life that have let me stress eat. How can I start over???
  4. It feels so good to get this out in the open and I needed the input and the reality check. Sometimes we just validation regardless if it seems selfish or warranted. Thanks all.
  5. Your family is in my prayers!
  6. I am searching for a forum where I can view what successful losers are eating per day. I am a visual learner and know that this would benefit me and probably others.
  7. I am searching for a forum where I can view what successful losers are eating per day. I am a visual learner and know that this would benefit me and probably others.
  8. I logged absolutely everything. My protein grams came from my Premier protein from drinks twice a day, the tuna parmesan patties, eggs and chicken. I stayed between 700/900 calories a day. I am going to retry again starting Monday. I have a co worker who had a band placed several years ago and really needed a restart so I told her how I was doing and how confident I was last Thursday so she started Friday and just called me to tell me thank you and tell me she lost 8 lbs. I am going to ask if it is the Neurontin I am taking for the hot flashes.
  9. So I was very pleased with myself and confident that I had lost a few pounds after successfully completing the 5dpt test and even continuing on for day 6 & 7. But when I went for a doctor's appointment this morning and learned I gained 4 pounds I am totally disgusted! I followed the test to the T, I drank more fluid than I normally do, made sure I had at least 100 grams of protein each day and logged everything in my fitness pal. Could it be the medications I take our is it menopause? I just don't get it.
  10. Has anyone else experienced this? I started taking this 2 months ago for hot flashes and have noticed about a 10 lb weight gain since. The MD said it can cause weight gain but the dosage I am on it really shouldn't. I just completed the 5dpt and actually continued for 7 days and went to the MD this morning only to discover I gained 4 lbs? I am so very disgusted and barely ate anything days 3-7, increased my fluids, my protein was between 100 and 160 the whole time. What could possibly be going on????
  11. Well I finished just fine on Friday with no problems and was very proud of myself! Ate the same as day 4 & 5 Saturday and Sunday but got on the scale this morning and I gained 4 lbs!!! I am so disgusted and really don't understand unless it's the meds I am taking.
  12. I am trying both of these. What kind of protein powder are you using and can you heat it up?
  13. I track everything and am on day 3 of the 5dpt just to make sure I am still in compliance. I forgot to mention not only are we best friends but we also work together so maybe just maybe me seeing her hit the candy jar several times a day isn't good for either of us. Don't get me wrong I love her to death and could not ever have a better friend but you are right I am human and just needed to say it out loud so to speak. Thank you for the encouragement and enlightening me. I never thought of her feeling that way when we were younger and I am sure she did and needed to be reminded of this. You guys are the best!!
  14. madrid5465

    Pure Protein

    I buy a product call Premier Protein at Sam's Club and 12 is usually $18.99 but they were on sale this week for $14.99. Each has 30 grams of protein and 160 calories and I have to say they are very good. Worth a try.