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jenn97267

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About jenn97267

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Profile Information

  • Gender
    Female
  • Location
    Oregon
  • Age
    50

Information

  • Surgeon
    Dr. Michaelson
  • Hospital
    Everett Providence
  • Height (ft-in)
    5-06
  • Start Weight
    324
  • Current Weight
    210
  • Goal Weight
    150
  • Body Mass Index (BMI)
    35.5
  • Surgery Date
    09/23/2013

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  1. Everyone is different and sometimes it's hard to notice the loss. I lost weight in my breasts and feet first - I know weird right. Focus on staying on track and it will all fall into place.
  2. Hello- I think the best advice is to start with little steps and add more in gradually. You didn't say what you have been doing, but I would suggest starting by adding exercise with a goal of 5 days a week. Once that has be come a habit start tracking your calories and then making good choices. I wish you luck.
  3. I struggle with that sometimes too and all I do is ask myself if I really am hungry and do I really want to eat. Sometimes I will even grab a glass of water and ask myself again after I drink it and usually I don't want to eat. Good luck! I know it's hard.
  4. I have had many gym buddies and they have all dropped out. I bought a Kindle and while I'm walking or biking I read and there for have the company of a good book. The best part is that it never says it doesn't feel like going to the gym. Also if you like water I go to an aqua exercise class and have made many work out buddies there. Good Luck!
  5. I agree with the others. I had my bypass at the end of the Sept. and went to DIsneyland in December and the people we were traveling with didn't know I had surgery. I found that at most places I could find a kids meal that was friendly to me. I also ate appetizers and focused on protein intake. It was pretty easy to stay on plan, although I did get tired of all the "you need to eat more" comments.
  6. It's okay to be sad and I know how you feel and I find if I get myself out the door a walk makes me feel better. In fact today I really didn't want to go to the gym, but once I was there and going it made me feel better. The other thing that sometimes helps is a good cry. I read a really sad book or watch a sad movie and cry it out alone. Funny enough it makes me feel better. Hope you feel better soon.
  7. I agree with Jen. I didn't have any co morbidities and my insurance still approved me. Don't give up no matter what.
  8. Hello - Be your wonderful self and enjoy the outing knowing you are making progress. You may be surprised and they may notice but not say anything to you. I thin it's uncomfortable for people to say anything about someone's weight without worrying about making it awkward.
  9. I'd be happy to be your buddy. This is such a hard journey to go it alone. You need a cheerleader and sometimes an understanding ear. The only thing is, I had gastric bypass. Let me know.
  10. I'm always open to new friends. I had my surgery in Sept. but everyone can use encouragement on the journey. Glad to hear your house trained, it's is the requirement I have for all my friends.
  11. I know it's easy to let this set back totally discourage you. It will happen and muscle is probably the issue, it can also be water weight or a combination. Stay the course and you will be at goal in no time.
  12. I thought about trying an outing like this with my college aged kids, but I think skydiving is sounding better and better.
  13. I am so sorry and will be thinking good thoughts for you!
  14. jenn97267

    Exercise

    I love aqua exercise because it's also very social and I've met other ladies that are very encouraging as we are all trying to get healthier.
  15. My sister is the same way. So I asked her and she wouldn't tell me. I simply replied so you must not feel comfortable telling either. If she presses I just ignore her, but I'm sure it's because she's worried that I may end up weighing less. I didn't tell her about the surgery either.
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