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About JenJen45

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  • Birthday 01/22/1971

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    Willington, CT
  • Interests
    My pets, working out, reading, hiking, the beach
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  • Surgeon
    Dr. Tishler
  • Hospital
    Hartford Hospital
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  • Surgery Type
    Gastric Bypass
  • Surgeon
    Darren Tishler

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  1. Thank you. I appreciate your response. I think you are correct that if I just stick to what I know, most of the foods I eat are on the free list!
  2. Thank you. I have tried the 5 day pouch test. i do know that my pouch is still operating fine. I guess I just need to be sure to get control and the group will help.
  3. I like many I am sure, have had the dreaded weight gain after surgery. This has been due to stress, eating the wrong things, drinking alcohol etc. I have decided to join weight watchers again. The problem I am having is that they don't seem to know what the heck to do with a former WLS person. They are not at all mean or judging but they don't seem to be able to tell me how to adjust my points based on the size of my stomach. Has anyone else joined and if so, any advice?
  4. Hi LoriW! I haven't been on here in months (clearly!). I just saw your response to mine and was so glad to see it, albeit 7 months later! How are you doing at this point? I have been on a steady gain, however I am determined like heck to get the weight back off. I am totally in agreement with you. I seem to either eat too much or not enough and I can't seem to find the perfect solution! I know there really isn't one, however I am so frustrated because I have gained 30 lbs in the past 18 months. I see that you and I had our surgeries within a week of each other! Mine was 5/20/14. I can't believe it's been almost 3 years. I agree that getting away from the plan is a big mistake. They warn you that this can happen, but you just that won't happen to me! LOL. It does! Hope to catch up and see how you are doing and was so glad someone knew exactly what I was trying to convey!!
  5. Hi Wendy, I agree with your statements, however there has to be more folks on here who have had success with a certain amount of calories in order to lose weight. I do know that not all calories are created equal. I have slipped into some bad eating habits again and do know the correct way to eat however, I need to know roughly how many calories I should be taking in as a 45 y/o woman who is 5' 6" looking to continue weight loss, not maintain. On another note, I see you had the sleeve and have done tremendously well! My stepdaughter is going back and forth on which surgery to have (sleeve vs. bypass). She is concerned that the sleeve will not give her the percentage of weight loss she is looking for. It looks like it was great for you though! Any thoughts/comments/advice for her? Her starting weight would be probably about 30 lbs more than yours was.
  6. Hello! I am trying to figure out from folks, how many calories do you need to take in to continue weight loss, not to maintain. I keep getting answers on how many to maintain, but I really would love to know how many to continue losing. I am very active and go to the gym at least 5 times per week. I have gained and am looking to lose again! Input would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!
  7. I am having a hard time getting an actual answer on this topic. I am 2 years out and lost about 120 lbs. I have gained 20 back in the past year. Just lost 5 of that in a few weeks, however, I feel like I don't have a good grip on how many calories I should be eating to CONTINUE my weight loss. I do not want to maintain at this weight. I work out at least 5 days a week including cardio and strength training. Does anyone know how many calories I should be taking in to lose? Thanks in advance for help on this topic!!
  8. I had the Gastric Bypass surgery two years ago (5/21/14) and I had my period once or twice after that. My doctor didn't think i was in Menopause, however i went for my appointment in April and the bloodwork showed that i am indeed in full Menopause. I am 45. She thought it could possibly be from the surgery, but not for certain.