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  • Birthday 07/03/1966

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    Aberdeen, NC
  • Interests
    Camping, gardening, reading, homesteading, raising chickens & goats.
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  • Surgeon
    Dr. James A. Classen
  • Hospital
    Cape Fear Medical
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  • Surgery Type
    Gastric Bypass
  • Surgeon
    Dr. James A. Classen

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  1. Thank you for the feedback. I am a lot more active than I've been in the last 10 years. I live on a farm so there is seldom "down" time. Add to that I am on the elliptical for 30 minutes each day AND I bike 2-4 miles every other day. I think swapping up my food a bit might help. Not sure what else I can do since "managing" Hasimoto's isn't something you can do since it's an autoimmune disease.
  2. Ok, I'm needing some help. I am stalled at these last 22 pounds. I had surgery March 2015 and for the last 4 months have been stuck at 162#, I'm at 1200 a day and I'm watching my fat/protein/carbs. Two of my big problems before surgery was PCOS and Hashimotos. Now I have had a hysterectomy so the PCOS is not an issue but I am full on menopausal. My Hashimotos is also flaring up these last 6 months. Any ideas on how to get over this speed bump?
  3. I understand about keeping it quiet but at minimum I think you need to share with your husband. You will need someone supportive that's close to you. It helps IMMENSELY. If you do the surgery, the first 6 to 9 months you will lose a lot of weight fast. Folks will ask questions...esp the ones that don't see you everyday. For me, the folks I didn't want to go into details of what I was doing I simply told them I was working on my weight and was on a Low Carb/High Protein High Fat diet along with exercise. And kept it at that.
  4. welcome to Thinner!! You sound a lot like me when I realized I needed to make some changes in my life. This forum and these folks helped me move down the path to a happier/healthier life. I used to hide at home because I was just so ashamed of myself and what I had become. Add to it the depression, fatigue, pain, etc...I was miserable. Not so much now Folks here will be very helpful and supportive.
  5. Welcome to Thinner! And Yup..nerves are normal. The way I look at it is that isn't it worth being healthier? I'd rather feel/be healthy than eat pasta, rice, etc. It isn't that you can't eat those...it's more you choose not to. I'm a year post bypass surgery and I couldn't be happier.
  6. Welcome to Thinner! Everyone has different weight loss amounts. You're doing just fine. Don't panic when you hit plateaus either. It's a normal thing. I counted it as my body "adjusting" with all the changes.
  7. Welcome to Thinner! Nerves are a normal thing, but trust me on this...it's well worth it. You're stepping off on a journey that will change your life.
  8. Welcome! Had WLS a year ago and my diabetes was in remission within the first week. Been testing "normal" on the A1C ever since.
  9. Looking forward to seeing you around! Welcome
  10. It's been one year since my surgery and boy, did time go by fast! To say I'm blissfully happy with my progress is a mild understatement. I started off July 2015 @ 282# (49.9 BMI). I was wearing size 24 clothing and was .2 of a point from being full blown Type 2 Diabetic. I was on a lot of medication for blood pressure and other ailments. As of today, I am down 116#. I weigh 162# and depending on how it's made sizes 10/12, Large in shirts. Yes, there are some things that aren't "attractive" like loose skin and the thinned hair. BUT my skin is rebounding some so there is hope that it won't be as bad in some areas. I know my chest, upper arms, stomach, thighs won't be ideal but being sick and tired all the time wasn't either. My hair has been growing back noticeably these last three months and will be good within a year. I'm patient. That was all the "meh" stuff. The "OMG, my life is GREAT" stuff is that I'm rarely tired now. Rarely am sick. I have energy once again and I sleep without a CPAP. Only meds are for my thyroid and of course vitamins. I flew to San Francisco and was giddy over the fact that I didn't need a belt extender AND I had plenty of hip room. If I could give pointers that might help folks it would be the following: Don't let the struggle of the first few months get to you. It gets better. Hair loss stops usually around month 7 and then starts growing back noticeably around month 9-10. Start using a GOOD Probiotic. It will help you with bathroom issues. And you will have them as you sort out your "eating". It will help you get regular. PB8 is awesome Drink lots of fluids. It helps with everything...your skin, your thinking, your bathroom fun, etc. Find tools to help you stay on track. I used Mango app on my phone to remind me when to take my meds, drink, walk, etc. It helps tons. Same with MyFitnessPal and a good food scale. DO NOT BUY new clothes. You'll change sizes so much that it's a waste of money. Goodwill and resale shops are your friends. Trust me on this. You'll out weird stuff like you'll lose weight in your feet and head. WHAT?!?! Yup...loose shoes and hats. Be good to yourself. Remind yourself of all the reasons you're doing this. There will be days that other's will be negative. Walk that off. All in all, it's all I hoped it would be and more. I can't wait to see what this next year brings me.
  11. What Probiotic do you use? Do you use pill form or chilled in the frig form? How long before you saw it "working"? From what I understand, it helps with digestion and constipation so I want to start including it in my daily "supplement" routine.
  12. One of the reasons I was questioning it was due to the lack of communication from my dietitian and group regarding what/how many carbs, protein, fat I needed after the three month mark. I went 2 months still eating about 10 Net carbs and 800 calories (to month 5) before I complained loudly that I couldn't exercise (BodyFit, BodyPump and weights) as I kept getting the shakes and almost passing out. I wasn't sure if I was to gradually increase my macros until I only lose about 4 pounds a month for the last 6 month stretch. Thanks for the info!
  13. Perfect! That was what I was wondering how folks transitioned into. I'm a "planner" (work as an Analyst) so these lil' things help me wrap my mind around where I'm going. The 150-200 a day/check my weight after a week or two is a good go-forward once I hit my goal weight.