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About tracyringo

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  1. Hey, haven't heard a peep out of you for awhile now.  Hope you are doing ok.

  2. tracyringo

    I DID IT!!!

    You look great !! Isn't it strange walking by to see a reflection of yourself that makes you do a double take ?
  3. @Kim M Prayers that you heal fast and start feeling better .
  4. tracyringo

    Weight Loss

    If I remember correctly, I think I was tired and sluggish the first 6 weeks. Hang it their it gets better !
  5. tracyringo

    How hard has it been to change your behaviours?

    The difference for me this time is that I weigh and log my food everyday, when I start going up on the scale past my 176 zone I start paying attention and if it keeps rising I snap back and white knuckle it till I get under 175. My weight can yo yo a good 6 pounds. The tool will keep you in check as long as you center your 3 meals around dense protein. You wont be able to overeat and if you do it will be painful.
  6. tracyringo

    How hard has it been to change your behaviours?

    It was easy for me in the beginning after the surgery to do what I was suppose to. I looked at it as my last chance. I still look at it that way and I had to reign myself back in already. It didn't just go away. The tool definitely helps me to stay in check when I eat like I am suppose to.
  7. tracyringo

    15 month post op

    I am feeling hungry also. I try to wait at least 2 to 3 hours in between eating meals and snacks.
  8. So sorry you are having problems Kim. Hoping you get some answers and relief soon. How is the GERD ? Is it gone now ?
  9. tracyringo

    15 month post op

    Sounds like a good plan. We are celebrating at my brothers, so I am not planning on bringing stuff home that would make it hard for me to say no to. Also after I have ate too many carbs I have urges for the next few days for them, so I have to detox ugh lol
  10. tracyringo

    15 month post op

    Yes the tool works if you work it, as far as snacking though not so much. I have to eat protein first every time or I could gain. I have to keep the snack foods out of my house and with the holidays starting next week I can already feel anxiety creeping in. I am preparing for the holidays by staying at 1000 calories till the big day. I wont track that day either. I agree with you and Michael, I will always be a recovering food addict.
  11. tracyringo

    15 month post op

    Rob this is the 3rd time I have heard of the fasting technique. The first time was before my surgery, I read about it in a magazine. Some men with desk jobs had complained about gaining weight and decided to try the fasting. They didn't allow themselves to eat after 8 pm. The 2nd time I was about 4 to 6 months post op and a Dr. had done a video on ketosis and the fasting, but at that time there was no way I could do that. ( I couldn't eat enough) So yesterday after reading your post I decided to do it. I am doing 10/14, I see how this can really help me with wanting to snack at night. It is now almost 11 30 and I am going to eat my first meal.
  12. tracyringo

    18 month surgiversary on 11-17-18

    Congrats on your 18 month post op and success !! My head still spins when we talk about how long ago these journeys all started, seems like yesterday.
  13. tracyringo

    Post Op

    I am doing okay. I haven't been able to come off the meds for my GERD and I am reminded when I don't take my pill right on time or sometimes early. Glad you are getting some relief from the Acid.
  14. tracyringo

    Post Op

    Kim just wondering about the Gerd and if they still have you on meds for it? Sorry you are having pain and hope you have a speedy recovery
  15. Wow 15 months have gone by now, it all goes so fast. I am back down to 174.4, everything seems to work fine when I do what I am suppose to. I am trying to maintain here or go as low as I can over the next few weeks for the holidays. I am sure others out there, at goal do something similar for Holiday gatherings? I went in for a consultation on Tuesday for a breast reduction and lift. Looks like that will be a go, but will be a few months before we can proceed. I have been noticing that I want to snack more, even when I am not hungry. I know I still have this drive to eat. I have been fighting it lately and some depression. It just goes to show that we can lose the weight but the problems are still there. I am very seriously thinking of getting into counseling again to try and figure this all out. I know that regain cannot be an option for me, so I need to stay on point and get some help if I cant get things resolved.