Julie_T

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About Julie_T

  • Rank
    Senior Member
  • Birthday 12/23/1957

Profile Information

  • Gender
    Female
  • Location
    Houston, TX
  • Interests
    Travel, rock collecting, crochet, and crafting.
  • Age
    58

Information

  • Surgeon
    Erik Wilson
  • Hospital
    Memorial Hermann - Houston Medical Center
  • Height (ft-in)
    5-07
  • Start Weight
    289
  • Current Weight
    215
  • Goal Weight
    160
  • Body Mass Index (BMI)
    33.7
  • Surgery Date
    07/14/2015
  • Surgery Type
    Gastric Bypass
  • Surgeon
    Dr. Erik Wilson

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  1. Hi Julie, hoping you are well.  I have been well except that I am on a long, long, long term frozen, non budging plateau.  I stopped losing in January.  So weird.  I lost 40 pounds and in January I weighed 167 and gained up to 170 and am constantly fighting to not gain any more.  I do not know what to do! I have not been on Thinner Times much either because I am embarrassed that I stopped losing.  I knew it would be me.  I weighed 208 and froze after only 40 pounds.  Its crazy.  I hope you and your family are doing well. I see you haven't been on in a while, just know I think of you often. 

  2. Hi Julie, This is Lindy.  How are you doing.  I have come to a long term stand still.  I started at 208 and by December 12, my granddaughter's wedding, I had lost to 169 and in January to 167. These last two months I have been fluctuating between 171 and 168.  Talked to my surgeon, went in for my 6 month checkup and he was pleased.  He told me you are so close to our goal of 160.  I told him my goal was 135-140 but I just had not lost anymore.  I must saying I am not moving as much as before with the weird weather.  Recovering from the holidays is always a drag. Everybody leaves and I get stuck with putting everything up and it takes a while to get it out of here.  I hope you are doing well.  Losing enough, looks like you are.  There are days when I wish I had gone ahead with the bypass instead of the sleeve.  I am just not losing right now.  Take care and talk soon.

  3. I haven't been on for a few weeks maybe even a couple of months. Everything has changed since then. I've missed y'all. Y'all know my 12-yr-old, special needs grandson came into my care and still is. Well, his mom, my daughter has also moved in. After an 11 year relationship ended - domestic violence, cheating with her good friend for years - she says she fell into a deep depression and couldn't get out. When she chucked him out he snatched their 10-yr-old daughter and took off. She wrecked her car chasing after him when he came back and snatched her phone and took off. All that drama BS - who can stand that??? Now, she has moved in with me and come to find out, she's pregnant. She was devastated. Even talked about adoption! She is very far along, didn't know due to irregularity. She's due next month. It is a boy - Gabriel Alexander. I am so happy that my family is growing but I know that she will need a great deal of help to get her up on her feet and to the point of self supporting. It took a very long time but I finally found a place big enough for us but the rent is very high. Never, ever, ever try moving at the holidays...it has been a nightmare. My stress levels have been through the roof and I have learned a great deal about stress eating. It totally threw off my focus and has really slowed my weight loss. Please lift us in prayer, we need as many as we can get! I hope all of you are doing well. I think of you guys often!
  4. Totally transformed! Wow! That is an amazing difference!
  5. I agree with Cinwa, it is great to see your smile! And clearly you have much to smile about! You have made excellent progress!
  6. You look like a new person and now you get to enjoy a new life! Wow!
  7. Hang in there, this part passes pretty fast but it does take some time and some practice. Stay the course and drink what you can. I liked the Isopure diluted and over ice.
  8. I've read over and over that your body finds its new normal and stays there. I hope that is the case for you and that you feel comfortable at your new normal weight.
  9. Hooray! You made it!!! Welcome to the Loser's Bench Opie! You persevered!!! Hoorayyy for you!!!
  10. I am so sorry you and your family are having such a tough time of it. I will lift y'all in prayer!
  11. Okay, so keep us posted and let us know you made it to the Loser's Bench so we can officially welcome you!!!
  12. HOORAY!!! TODAY IS YOUR DAY!!! Congratulations on winning through! Now on to great success!! Way to Go Opie!!