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About lilrosie

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    New Jersey
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  • Surgeon
    Bernadette Profeta, MD
  • Hospital
    Our Lady of Lourdes, NJ
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  • Start Weight
  • Current Weight
  • Goal Weight
  • Body Mass Index (BMI)
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  • Surgery Type
    Vertical Sleeve

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  1. ThinCVT~ like everyone else, your post speaks to me profoundly! Our surgery dates are ONE day apart and for the most part my experience mirrors yours. I was the "perfect" VSG patient and followed my eating plan to the letter. I dropped most of my excess weight going from 234 pds to 141 pds at my lowest. While not hitting my "goal weight" of 128, I did hit my "goal size" of size 10. Around year 2.5ish, I developed hypoglycemia and re-visited my bariatric nut for some help on how to manage it. Of course, I had to add the dreaded "carbs" at timely intervals. So, one kind of carb, led to another kind of carb, and before I knew it, I was "slip-SLIDING" away! Not that I could eat huge amounts, but small and frequent tastes made their way back into my mouth. Thanks to my weight loss success, I was able to exercise quite vigorously on a daily basis and thought that would be my saving grace for weight re-gain. Wrong! Then, in May of 2017, I had to have Rotator Cuff Reconstruction Surgery (again thanks to my newly attained "athleticism" Haha). I was out of commission for months and just went back to a watered down version of my old routine in October. That period of inactivity coupled with the slip-sliders added 13 MORE pounds. Let me add that I realized that my water consumption was down to MAYBE 16 oz a day and that the exercise was what made me thirsty. I am currently doing the 5DPT to reset. I'm on Day 4 and my spirits are really starting to lift. I feel optimistic again and am even thinking I might try to "make it" to my goal "weight". (let me just add that the entire 5DPT series of books is AMAZING! There isn't a page that goes by that doesn't relate to ME!) All the best to you ThinCVT and it was nice to check in with all of you once again!!
  2. Me too!! {{{{{{healing vibes too}}}}}
  3. My best wishes too! Get ready to re-claim your life!!
  4. Slept on the couch with multiple pillows strategically placed for support for about 3 weeks. I found that the bed gave me "too much room to move" and become uncomfortable.....

    it's been a couple weeks now since I've been following the low sugar guidelines and it's been MUCH better. Cinwa~ thanks for the article....very interesting!
  6. Shoe size ?

    This was a change I was not prepared for! Literally "walked out of" my size 7's at about the 15-16 month/85 pds+ mark! Now a size 6. (one of the more $$$ surprises) Wedding ring size 4.5 in 1985, put aside at my heaviest, is now a 4! @Gamzap~ wait, you have a long way to go!
  7. It seems I now have this "diet induced" issue. I am over 1.5 years post op and pretty much finished losing (I hope) so I guess the low/no carb diet has caught up with me. I was wondering how many of you have had this happen & what changes did you make to correct it....particularly which foods did you choose to add to your diet. I have now added peanut butter, tiny amounts of potato, graham crackers, apple sauce and feel a LOT better! It's Jersey tomato time here and I even managed a "Jersey Tomato Sandwich" on a sandwich thin and got 1/2 of it in. Appreciate any input....
  8. Some concern

    ^^^this exact thing for me too.
  9. Want spouse overnight?

    Same here with my husband.....and I will NEVER have Dilaudid again! Ever!
  10. Being gentle with fat friends

    This^^^ You should add this one to your recent thread about things you never thought of......I can definitely sense a "change in the dynamics" of many of my relationships~ friends and family~ large or small......
  11. my latest list of thing no one thinks about.

    And can I add a "Wow, just wow"!! Very, very well-said!
  12. Exactly....exercising (toning, etc) doesn't get rid of loose skin but an overall "toned" body can divert the attention from it. And, of course, a story: Just went to my first GYN appt since losing the majority of my weight. I am "aware" (but not obsessed) of my arm skin. The very first thing my doctor commented on was how beautiful my arm MUSCLES were and how defined they are!! What? Who? Me? I have a relatively small pooch of tummy skin and I notice that when I do a lot of core (like Pilates) it is a LOT less noticeable (in clothing).
  13. Wedding bells and dress size drama

    Not a wedding dress story but one that is relevant: I am now 1.5 years post op and my rate of loss has slowed to a trickle (not a problem!). At the beginning of this year I decided I was pretty much "done" losing & made the "new bra" investment. I spent close to $300 on all new bras. At some point in February, I lost 1 (ONE!) pound.....guess from WHERE?? Yep, the bust! None of those bras are wearable & I am now replacing them VERY slowly!! While this is nowhere near as dramatic as a wedding dress, I would make a note of it and try to WAIT as long as possible to purchase the most important dress of your life!!
  14. How does one choose their goal weight?

    My "goal" was/is a size, not a weight~ a size 10 which I met and am now in some 8's. The weight you see in my stats is the "top number" of my "healthy range". A tidbit for ya: When I got married in 1985 at age 25, I weighed 118pds and was a size 10. Here we are 30 years later at age 54 and I'm 145.5 and a size 10 and some 8s. The only thing I can figure is that I actually work out more NOW than when I was younger! (See, so it's never "over")
  15. Premier Protein?

    I use Premier Protein chocolate pre-made shakes from BJ's and am very satisfied with the taste, convenience, how I feel afterward & with the "numbers" on the label. They were recommended by my surgical group's nutritionist along with BiPro mix which is just NASTY! Some people in my NUT classes LOVED the BiPro but me, ewww! Pick the best product that you can afford, keep down & oh yeah, enjoy!! Good Luck!