Nana Trish

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  1. That is AWESOME, @ktallon!! I'm wearing smaller shoes now, but no where near the kids section...crazy!! And HUGE congrats to you on maintenance!!! I hope you've been feeling much better lately ❤️❤️❤️ Congrats!!!
  2. I took a bath today!!!! I know that doesn't sound like a big deal, but for me it truly is! I've lived in my house for 16 years now, and have NEVER fit in the tub. I've taken a couple of baths years ago, but I was wedged in on both sides. Before I had my knee done, I didn't dare try, because even though I knew I'd surely fit now, I didn't know if I'd be able to get out due to my knees. Well today I did it!! There was so much room in the tub, it was insane...lol. And I'm light enough now that I was able to get out without much use of my knees, which was another plus
  3. That just sounds so cool, lol! Even if you don’t order anything else from them, still way cool I hear ya on the $$$, I just had to buy a new bra yesterday (my absolute LEAST favorite purchase) and it cost $27. That kills me lol.
  4. Thanks!! I get funny looks all the time when I eat out, lol...I’ve gotten used to that after almost 2 years now. Doesn’t bother me now!!
  5. Thank you, @Aussie Bear ❤️
  6. Thanks, BB Yes, still on track for surgery #2. Rescheduled it for April 3rd. Going for the first of my pre op clearance appointments today, so hopefully all will move ahead as scheduled. I’m doing much better now, just working to get the last of my strength back. This hit me pretty hard, but I’m bouncing back. The sleep issue is long term, but I never sleep in the hospital, so I was severely sleep deficient by the time I got home. I need more nights like I had where I only wake up once or twice, instead of every hour. I don’t ever expect to see a night where I don’t wake up once, because that hasn’t happened in over 20 years. Any suggestions you might have on that front would be really appreciated!! I hope you are doing well, my friend
  7. Thanks, Jen ❤️ I'm being very gentle with my pouch, and giving it what it wants and needs right now. I've put 5 pounds back on, thank goodness I even got some sleep last night!!!
  8. Noooo, CJ...I never expected, nor wanted, to see 125 on the scale again, lol. It was stark raving fear seeing that on the scale for me. Not that that amount is a horribly low number, because it isn't. I've just found my happy place hovering between 140-145. I feel like I look sickly at this weight. I was 130 this morning, so it is going back in the right direction. I am taking good care of myself, thank you so much!! Getting stronger every day, and closer to normal eating
  9. I'm doing better today, @Cheesehead...thanks!!! I eat weird cut up sandwiches like that, lol. When hubby takes me to PT or to the doctor...all of which are almost 40 minutes from home...we like to stop at The Healthy Living Market for lunch. He gets whatever, and I generally get a 4 ounce wrap (I'm assuming they don't include the weight of the actual wrap in that, lol). Turkey, cheese, lettuce, tomato, mayo. But we all know how dense those wraps are (these are not the same low carb wraps I eat at home, I wish they could make my sandwich on that ). So, I will take 1/2 of the sandwich, strip all the meat and cheese off of it, and put it on the other half of the wrap. AFTER tearing all of the EXTRA wrap off. Then I eat about 3 bites on the wrap, which tastes so good. Of course I start getting full after that, so I pull the meat and veg off the rest of the wrap and eat it with a fork and knife. Every time, lol. I'm quite a comical sight to watch eat at that place. Could I eat more of the wrap? Probably. But that means less protein, and I don't do well with less protein. So I just have a few bites of a "real" sandwich, then poof...turn it back into bariatric...hahaha. I sure hope you enjoyed your chicken sandwich!! ❤️
  10. Thank you, @Res Ipsa!!! I actually did put a small amount of butter and some peanut butter on the muffin. It tasted like the best thing in the world to me, lol. I do occasionally eat some type of bread product, when the mood strikes. I'm not afraid to allow something like that once in a while, like I was right after reaching goal. I know now that a muffin or a slice of bread instead of my usual low carb wrap isn't going to make me gain all of my weight back. It's hard to make the transition in your brain when you first start to maintain, but once you realize that it's still all about choices, and just become smart about it-like not continuing to eat something that causes cravings, but allowing the occasional food item in that doesn't make you crave (or dump)-it just works. I was terrified of maintenance in the beginning, but now it's just regular life. And when I'm not sick, I like it... a lot!
  11. Thanks, Tracy I will have bread or rolls, etc., now and then. If I feel like having it once in a while, I do...I just make sure I eat protein with it. My weight before getting sick had been stable for months, so I'm really not too worried about it...I just know how the words "English muffin" can cause a gasp on the forum, lolol. I think your half bagel sounds yum, and there definitely is nothing wrong with it! Once I started maintaining, I had to add a certain amount of carbs back in just to stop losing. And I personally believe that there is a big difference between adding in a little bread here and there, and trying to "get away with something". I think what I've been doing works for me, and once I'm back to 100% I will continue on with my normal maintenance diet. Which I'm hoping will be by the end of the week, but TRUST ME when I say I'm not rushing it. I do not want to make myself sick again!!
  12. Thats exactly how I felt about it, @cinwa. I haven't had an English muffin since last Mother's Day, lol, and it truly was the only thing that sounded good! And it was! I put some peanut butter on it, so at least I got a bit of nutrition too, but I enjoyed that muffin more than than you can imagine I figured most of us here have had something similar happen at some point, where the normal foods actually couldn't be tolerated for a short time, and would completely get this. I did much better yesterday, tolerating foods. I had an egg which (breadless turkey sausage and cheese on frittata "rolls") for breakfast, soup for lunch (because the turkey and cheese I had planned to try actually did make me nauseated just thinking about it), and I ate eggs for dinner. I had 2 yogurts and one protein shake for snacks through the day. The weight is already slowly coming back, so I'm a happy camper right now. Just have to work on getting my strength back. I can't believe how much this took out of me!!
  13. Thank you so much, sweet @Cindy Lou Who!! ❤️❤️❤️ I actually turned a corner yesterday morning, thank GOD!! It is utterly amazing how crappy pouch swelling can make you feel, and that you can literally forget this soon after surgery that that is what you’re actually experiencing. All I needed to do was get the swelling down enough to be able to hold down some protein drink, then yogurt, and I knew it would get better from there. I drank 2 whole protein shakes, ate 3 whole yogurts, and actually ate an English muffin last night. Please understand that an English muffin is NOT a normal part of my diet, but it truly was the only other thing that sounded good. I wanted to eat something non dairy based in the evening, because after not eating for almost 5 days, then having all that dairy, it caused some diarreah and I wanted to stop that. So I ate half, and let it sit for an hour. Then I ate the other half. It was glorious! I also was able to drink 80 ounces of water!! Last night was the first time in 6 days I didn’t lose any weight!! I’m completely exhausted today, but most definitely feeling a lot better. Thank you so much for the support and love!
  14. That’s so good to know, @tracyringo!! I’m so sorry to hear that you were that sick, but very happy to hear that you were also able to gain your weight back ❤️ Thanks!!
  15. @cinwa, It is actually a huge help to know that something similar happened to you, and now you are back to a normal weight. I have been able to drink 22 ounces of protein shake(s) today so far, and even some crackers. It is such a relief! I’m going to try some yogurt in a little while, and if I can tolerate that, I will try some cottage cheese for my dinner. If not, I’ll just do more protein drinks for today. I’m definitely not going to push it and make myself sick again though...that’s for the birds Thank you!! ❤️❤️❤️
  16. I’m trying not to panic, @Res Ipsa, I truly am. I’m praying this resolves itself in the next day or two, because if I’m still dropping weight later in the week, when I have my pre op clearance appointments for my knee, they won’t clear me. I had to reschedule the surgery from March 20th to April 3rd as it is, because I was in the hospital with this stomach thing and missed my pre ops for the 20th. If I can stop losing, I’m not going to freak out over how much I’ve lost. I know I’ll be able to gain some back once my appetite returns. It just feels like it’s never going to. As usual sir, thank you so very much for your support!! You know how much it means to me that you’ve got my back ❤️
  17. I’m losing weight wayyy faster now than I did right after surgery. I’m afraid if I can’t get myself to start eating SOMETHING today, I may have to postpone my knee surgery a second time. The good news, if I choose to see it, was that yesterday I WAS able to drink 2 ounces of a protein drink, then 1.5 ounces later, and earlier in the day I drank about the same amount of broth. The rest was hot tea, but I couldn’t even come close to 64 ounces of fluid. My stomach felt completely full ALL day, like I had just finished a full 3 course meal. The docs tell me my stomach is still swollen from the severe vomiting I experienced during my 3 day hospitalization for gastritis, and they say it will get better. I’m having a really hard time believing that at the moment. When I woke up this morning, I was able to drink 4 ounces of protein drink in one sitting, and I’m praying it continues on like that during the day today. At least if I could get 2 whole protein shakes down today, and the other 42 ounces of water/tea down, I’d have a little more hope than I do right now. I don’t know that I’ve ever been this frustrated...plus watching my weight plummet like this...I’m scared. I’m just trying to stay calm and reassure myself that this is temporary. If anyone else has had this horrible gastritis thing this season, ANY words of wisdom to help me get through this would be incredibly appreciated right now!! Thank you in advance!!
  18. Thank you, @Jen581791 ❤️ I was concerned about having to reschedule my knee at first, but now I’m just worried that this stomach issue won’t be resolved by then. I pray you’re right and this is just a quick blip, but as of this morning, hot tea is all I’ve been able to drink. I’m going to try some broth in a few minutes, then pray I can keep that down. Going to have hubby pick up some protein shakes on his way home tonight and give that a try if I actually can keep the broth down. ❤️❤️❤️
  19. Thank you both so much ❤️❤️❤️
  20. Just a quick update, I’m down another Six-ish pounds. I went to the ER on Tuesday night with severe vomiting. Yup, I got this horrible stomach thing everyone else has been getting. I’ve never been this sick in my life. IV antibiotics and nausea meds and I got released from the hospital earlier today. My pouch is completely reset, ugh...can’t even eat 2 full ounces of yogurt right now. Had to postpone knee surgery until April 3rd because I missed all of my pre op appts. yesterday I edited this entry because yesterday I was only down just a little over a pound from when I went in to the hospital, but when I got up this morning (after peeing all night from the IV fluids) this is what the scale read. I’m a little scared.
  21. That is exactly the reason why I still watch an episode here and there. I know I've made the changes necessary to be successful at this. But that doesn't mean I don't still struggle occasionally. And when I do, watching an episode of My 600lb Life DOES snap me back into reality. I can't imagine having to deal with people always trying to convince me it's ok to have a small this or that...I'd have a hard time not telling them off after a while. You're a better person than I am, @Aussie Bear, lol
  22. Amen to that, my friend!!! ❤️❤️❤️
  23. Thank you, @CheeringCJ!!!!!!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
  24. I know exactly what you mean about the reality shows, @Cindy Lou Who. My 600lb life is the only one I think I've ever watched. And I'm not truly sure why I ever watched the first episode, to be totally honest. But once I did, I really do find that watching it, when I might be having a particularly rough day with cravings, or head hunger, or just sticking to plan...it helps to kick me back into the straight and narrow. And I have to truly be struggling to watch it. I can't just sit down and watch if I'm having a good day. I know, weird. But I think your approach is much healthier, lol...because these shows can be very depressing, and that's not good for anybody.
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    @Kio ❤️❤️❤️ Hi!!! It's great to see you!!! But I'm worried about you If you have diverticulitis, you shouldn't be waiting a week for testing, my friend!! My last flare up was a year and a half ago, and my bloodwork was good, except for a slight blood count elevation. But my CT showed the culprit, and in the hospital I went for 4 days. If you don't feel any better, or God forbid you feel worse, please don't wait for a week to get further testing done ❤️ Please keep us updated on how you're doing!! Miss you, and hope to see you in Boston again this summer my friend!! Please tell me that if they suspect diverticulitis, they at least put you on antibiotics?