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  1. Cindy one year ago during weight loss phase I had a wedding in Pa I went to, then we went on to D.C. and from there Ohio. We were gone a week or more and I didn't track during that time. I didn't gain nor did I lose weight that week. Try not to stress on it and have a great time on vacation, you deserve this.
  2. I am having a bone scan done next week. My WLS team had me request my Dr. for it. I have really bad arthritis that took out both hips at 45 and back problems ( lumbar stenosis is severe bilateral in L5) I was wondering if any of you have had this done and what the process is. Thanks in advance
  3. Do you want to lose more at this point Aussie? What do you weigh in lbs now?
  4. YAY !! How is your restriction at this point?
  5. I totally get the emotional eating and I also indulged in a few things I would not eat during weight loss. Thank you for your words of wisdom ! Do you still have GERD since having the by pass?
  6. @Kim M I am curious to know what happened at 4 years to make you start gaining? Obsessing is what I am worried about . I obsessed the whole journey and even after I hit goal and I think a lot of it was the tracking of food constantly, but I do believe I needed to do that to hold myself accountable at that time.
  7. Awesome, I was hoping someone would join me !!! Whoohoooo I have gone back to 3 small meals and 1 or 2 snacks (yogurt and almonds for snacks at this point). I also found myself grazing at night sometimes, so I knocked that off too. I also find if I have even 1 or 2 glasses of wine the scale goes up ( so no more of that while I am trying to lose 10 more ) How much more are you wanting to lose CJ ?
  8. I decided to bite the bullet and see how it goes, 10 more pounds !! I don't like failing and so I think this has been what has held me back. I have been having wars in my head about it. I am pretty sure I can do it but maintaining that extra 10 pounds is what I am really afraid of. I was at 175 last week and am sitting at 170 this morning. My plan is to get to 162-164 and hold it. I have been holding 171-174 since January without stress for the most part, a few days of 175( holding water I am sure or I would not have dropped 5 in a week) Just wondering if anyone else has gone back to lose more this far out ? If so were you able to maintain it?
  9. I do keep a journal and have since the start of the 2 week liquid diet. It really helped me in my journey to see how my body was losing, so I didn't give in or up. I would go 3 weeks and not lose, then BAM 7-10 pounds over a week to 10 days. It was like getting a prize at the end for all my hard work and not giving up or in. I also tracked my food with sparklepeople for 17 months, I no longer track but I am mindful of what I am eating in a day. I still weigh daily and will for the rest of my life. I cant have any surprises here.
  10. I was told the same thing and mine didn't whiten up either. I was told by the hygienist of a tooth whitening system that works but haven't gone down to buy it yet. I have tried several since surgery but they didn't really do anything.
  11. Mine sure did and I like spicy food also. If and when I do eat it I have antacids I take immediately but most of the time they wont work well enough and I regret it
  12. Twelve more days !!! Happy 2 years, hope you are doing well.
  13. tracyringo

    well hey!

    @bellamoma just checking in to find out what happened and how you are doing?
  14. Two years sure did fly by quickly !! Congrats on all your successes.
  15. It took me a few weeks to get rid of all the IV fluids they pumped in me. Congrats on your revision and good luck with your new journey Did you have regain with the sleeve and how long before this revision?
  16. Thank you @CheeringCJ I feel better. The head cravings are alive and well and like you said not in the house !!
  17. Thank you @Res Ipsa @Jen581791 and @Cindy Lou Who for your words and encouragement.
  18. Glad to see you Nerdy !!! Happy Mothers Day !
  19. Hi all, I am weighing in at 172.6 this morning. One pound up from last month but still in range of where I like to be, so I am very pleased. The scale had dropped to 169 earlier in the month and swung up to 176 for a high ( not in my range) I am not finding it difficult to stay in range and still weigh in almost daily. At some point I may decide to lose another 10 pounds. I guess I am afraid if I do I wont be able to hold that weight without a lot of effort. I deal with the head cravings of wanting sweets and do indulge from time to time. Some things just never change. Hence that 10 lbs, Decisions decisions !! I am mindful of grazing and keep foods out that I can do that with. My portion sizes have not changed in the past 10 months and I have great restriction still when it comes to any protein. I can still feel a yogurt on a empty stomach but have no problem eating it all. Any kind of meat feels me up quickly and I still cant eat more than 3 oz unless it is fish and I can get in 4 but with nothing else. A lot of times I will finish a meal as a snack if I am feeling too full. I am all healed up from my mastopexy and thinking of having my arms done. Going to see Dr. Mystrick for my last follow up on the Ta Tas and plan on asking her about it while I am there. Adding a picture of me at nephew graduation. It is strange seeing myself in pics still for sure.
  20. I am sorry that you are feeling disappointment. Your body may just like that weight. How long did you maintain the 164 pounds? Vitamins are good for you but wont help you to lose weight.
  21. @LadyFLrebotTX how are you doing? Your surgery is soon ?