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scrappinlaurie

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About scrappinlaurie

  • Birthday 07/13/1960

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  • Gender
    Female
  • Location
    Pittsburgh, PA
  • Interests
    Scrapbooking, card making, Zumba, walking
  • Age
    56

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  • Surgeon
    Dr. Michael Felix
  • Hospital
    Sewickley Hospital
  • Height (ft-in)
    5-04
  • Start Weight
    253
  • Current Weight
    177
  • Goal Weight
    160
  • Body Mass Index (BMI)
    43
  • Surgery Date
    07/21/2009
  • Surgery Type
    Gastric Bypass
  • Surgeon
    Dr. Michael Felix

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  1. Burgundy Boy I am so glad to hear from a fellow alumni! You have had much success also with your weight loss. Congrats! My husband has brought up trying that hanging by the ankles thing, but I don't think that I could actually do that. It just scares me a bit. I have tried yoga, but to be honest I just didn't enjoy it. I guess I need to be moving with music so I am not really thinking about the exercise itself. That is why I do Zumba. To each their own right? My back has been doing better. I definitely am not having nearly as much pain as before. I just hope it continues. I hope we get through to some more July 2009 alumni and they start checking in with us and letting us know how they are doing.
  2. Hi to all my fellow July 2009 Alumni, It has been years since I have posted. It was great to see Wusang post and so glad to hear that he is doing so well. I wish I could say the same. My weight has been slowly going up over the years. I stay between 175 and 180. I am not real happy with that. Everyday I say I will do better, but it never happens. My personal life is stressful. Husband has gotten a new job working in MD. We live in Pittsburgh, PA. So he travels back and forth each week. It is very hard on him, but I try not to show how hard it is on me...but internally I hold all my stress and I eat my stress when no one is looking. I know that it isn't the best thing and I wish I could figure out a way to stop! I have found a new love and that is Zumba. I do it pretty religiously Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. I should do it every day. I do have a video I can do when I don't make it to class. I also have a new dog and walk her every day, but not any great distance. My biggest issue is that I am having back pain. I just had an MRI and I have disc degeneration with nerve impingement. (Sciatica) I have an appointment with orthopaedic doctor 10/6 but I have a fear of having a shot into my back which will more than likely be what she recommends. I am definitely not doing any surgery. Having this pain makes everything even harder. When I do my Zumba by the end of class my back feels better (which I believe is weird) but I guess it loosens up everything? Well anyway it is good to check in with everyone. I would love to hear from more fellow Alumni and hear how they are doing. Maybe they could inspire me to get back on the wagon. I wish everyone well and hope that you are continuing to be helped from you decision to have WLS.
  3. Hi Vicki, It was amazing reading your story and how your life has been going. I can so relate to what you have been going through. I too have been struggling in so many ways. Don't get me wrong I am happy with my new size, but it doesn't change everything that you think it will. It doesn't change the struggle with the food....that is still there. Like a lot of people have said the surgery is on your stomach not on your head. The head games still go on.... I too have gained back some of the weight about 15 lbs. and let me tell you I can feel everyone of them. I have decided to get back on here and try and get back to the basics and get help from some of my old friends and maybe some new ones too. We went though so much to get here...it is not worth going back to the old ways.
  4. I have not been around in a while. I would really like to start checking in more often. I had my surgery in July 2009. I am still very thankful for everything. I have gained about 10 lbs back since my losest weight which I am ok with. In answer to your question, my stomach always makes noise after eating. You will just have to get used to it. It really isn't so bad.
  5. I have not been around in a while. I would really like to start checking in some more. I had my surgery in July 2009. I am still very thankful for everything. I have gained about 10 lbs back since my losest weight which I am ok with. In answer to your question, but stomach always makes noise after eating. You will just have to get used to it. It really isn't so bad.
  6. I consider it a learning experience, not really hard. Just have to figure out what my "pod" can handle and how much and how to be creative in protein/liquid.

  7. It is really hard in the beginning...but believe me it does get easier...

  8. Thanks, Laurie. I'm working very hard on the 64/64 rule. Protein's not a problem but liquids...Ooy!

  9. I am so sorry I just realized that you left me a message on 2/8/10. I just saw it today. How did your surgery go? I hope all is going well for you.

  10. Your stats are in line with what I want with my results after surgery. I want to stay around 170. They told me to work with the nutritionist to get to my goal and stay. My surgery is tomorrow, any advice?

  11. Yes I think you are right. Its just easy to compare ourselves to others.

  12. I feel the same way about the weight loss. I wish I could lose a bit quicker, but of course I am thankful to be losing. I keep thinking I am doing something wrong. I can't get down about. I just have to keep plugging along. We all lose at different rates, right?

  13. I feel the same way aboutr the weight loss. It seems slow to me too. I keep wondering if I am doing something wrong. But I too am happy to be losing, I really can't complain. I really like the bariatric advantage vitamins...except for the iron..I can't wait to be rid of those...

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