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  1. I have low thyroid so I started taking meds for it today. I'm not happy about having to take another pill but I'm relieved to get some answers.
  2. Well I decided not to do Noom.
  3. I can't believe it'll be 7 years in March. For the past three years I have been gaining some and then losing it and I am so far off from how I used to eat. Its pretty bad. I want to lose about 20 pounds so I can be back at my goal weight and get back into some old clothes. Has anyone here used Noom? One of my friends has had a lot of success with it. I started a free trial today, it uses cognitive behavioral psychology. They said based on my age and weight I should be able to lose 20 pounds by June. I also got blood work done because I'm peri menopausal and I think my hormones aren't helping.
  4. Going back to basics does not seem to be helping. I need to start working out regularly. I think part of this is menopause. I am looking into getting bioidentical hormones and maybe that will help as well.
  5. Well this is odd. I was 204 last week with clothes on first thing in the morning. I have been walking at least a mile every other day. I started tracking my food last week and over the weekend I reviewed the VSG rules and decided to get back to low carb, low fat and only eating 4 oz at a meal. For some reason I am 196 this morning. It has to be water weight. My pants do feel looser. I took my waist and hip measurements and put them in my fitness pal too. I wish they went back more than a year on that, I haven't measured in over a year. I would like to know what my lowest measurements were. Oh well.
  6. Well I don't think I have the time/energy/money for a revision any way. I'm going to have to get back to basics, log my food and my exercise. I think I'll track blood sugar too. I'm working with a wellness coach so I hope having that accountability will help me.
  7. I think you are right. The problem with pouch reset is when we come home from surgery, we don't have to do much, are on pain killers. I didn't even want to eat anything for a few weeks. Now I work full time and I'm in school full time. That doesn't give enough nutrition for a brain to be functional during that time. I also have a teen daughter and a dog and I live alone. Im not sure how to basically starve myself while living a normal life. The first few days I wouldn't have enough energy to walk my dog much less work and think and not feel completely sick. Maybe I should look at a revision. I don't know what the requirements are but I feel like my sleeve has stretched a lot.
  8. Oh, they definitely are not your friends at all! They are there to keep your employer's expenses as low as possible. Honestly I don't know how anyone can work for those places in good conscience. It seems to go against the Hippocrstic oath. I'm sorry that they made you feel bad about yourself!
  9. I just have the sleeve and I think in 6 years I have maybe thrown up three times.
  10. The team you were working with were chosen by who? Were they hired by your Employer? I hope you find a way to get back on a good track with all of your wellness.
  11. So my low weight was 165 but I looked terrible. My goal was 185 which I maintained for about 4 years. I have been creeping up and down the last two years. Now I'm at 204 and I don't even know what to do. I am tracking my food intake and walking. I know part of it is Covid, staying home, working from home. I think I am having hypoglycemia a lot too. It pisses me off because I could go so long without eating for all these years without getting hypoglycemic. I did read that during perimenopause your blood sugar is more unsteady. I'm afraid that doing the pouch test or doing some thing very low carb is going to have my blood sugar going even lower. Where do I start? I am going to get my hormones checked next month and try to get on bioidenticals but I need to have more of a plan in terms of eating.
  12. That dog is the reason why my leggings have a hole in them.
  13. Ok I didn't feel like doing hair and make up so whatever.
  14. No seriously. I looked under weight. Plus I have a big head and it made my head look even bigger. Thank you for the compliments!
  15. It helps me not be an irritable shrew. I was also waking up covered in sweat every night, I hated it! Keep in mind there are different types of it. Some of it is made from the urine of mares. The one I'm on is bioidentical and made from peanuts. I did lose about five pounds in two weeks. Not sure how I did that but I didn't have much of an appetite. If I could get myself to exercise, that might be helpful too. Its actually pretty amazing I'm staying within ten pounds of goal without exercising. I don't recommend this to anyone. It's just been circumstantial. Tomorrow is the day. I'll have my daughter take a body shot and I'll do before and after. I do think at 165 my face looked gaunt and at 47, it did make me look older. I'm kind of digging being a D cup again actually.
  16. Thank you all! I'm so grateful to this forum for the support and education.
  17. I can't believe it. I don't have any recent body pics. I'll put one up on the actual day. My lowest weight was I think 165 and I'm at 188 now. I would like to get back to 180. I got off track for a while there. Right now it's just odd because I have no appetite again. I have zero head hunger and I have to make myself eat. For a while there I had a lot of head hunger. This is such an odd phenomenon. I started taking progesterone for perimenopause and my breasts went up a cup size so that might account for two pounds. Lol.
  18. I'm 4 years out and I'm to the point where I'm not surprised anymore. Having said that I was thin until my 20's, but had 2 decades of up and down dieting. I kind of missed the shock of seeing myself in a store window actually. That was kind of fun. Good for you, keep up the good work!
  19. why so many GI effects from a patch? Thanks for the info!
  20. This is my new normal. I used to feel so self conscious in a swim suit. I used to feel like I just didn't even want to do one of my favorite things because I felt so down about my body. I seriously can't believe the difference. Even with my extra skin, I just don't even think about what other people think. I wear board shorts and a fairly modest tank, and I just never even think about it. Sometimes I do catch myself looking at women who are younger and have no stretch marks and think "I wish I could look like that for one day," then I realize how silly that is and just focus on being in the sun and the water and feeling the breeze, and looking at the clouds. It's just an amazing feeling. Even better when I'm with my daughter and we can play and mess around with the pool noodles like little kids. Best decision ever to have the surgery.
  21. Does anyone know if there is an NSAID that can be taken I'M? I'm already giving myself a shot for something else and it's no big deal. I am having chronic ankle pain and the Dr said I should really take an anti inflammatory. I could take one but then need to take omeprazole but that causes anemia and I've already been down that road and just can't do that again. Just curious. Or is there a topical?
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