NerdyToothpick

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About NerdyToothpick

  • Rank
    TT Master

Profile Information

  • Gender
    Female
  • Location
    Boston and LA
  • Age
    44

Information

  • Surgeon
    Dr. Corvala Lopez
  • Hospital
    Angeles Hospital, Tijuana Mexico
  • Height (ft-in)
    5-10
  • Start Weight
    225
  • Current Weight
    137
  • Goal Weight
    165
  • Body Mass Index (BMI)
    20.4
  • Surgery Date
    04/04/2017
  • Surgery Type
    Gastric Bypass

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  1. NerdyToothpick

    I'm going to change things up - Wish me luck!

    @Aussie Bear I’m catching up and want to know how you are doing. Do you think your new diet is helping your woes?
  2. NerdyToothpick

    Oh life!

    Oh @CheeringCJ! Your post made me cry. Thank you for sharing your challenges and highs of being a mom of a kid on the spectrum. We are doing 20 hours of ABA, plus OT, PT and speech. I love her to the moon and back but I’m tiiired. A bunch of her therapies are at home, so I always feel like my house needs to be clean. I can relate! Your family is adorable and your son’s happiness shines through! Here is my little one Thank you again. Much love.
  3. NerdyToothpick

    Whew!

    @delilas YOU ARE HAVING A BABY??? Tell me everything!!!! Katya’s names when she was in the womb were Bat Baby and Umlaut. Hee
  4. NerdyToothpick

    Hi guys

    @Kio I have no doubt that you are a good mom. Sometimes the most loving thing we can do is to let go. My heart aches for you. I’m glad that Xander is regaining some of his kitty self! Chairman Meow is the same mean and bad humored kitty. He’s my precious baby angel and can do no wrong...except *&^%, puke and occasionally bite.
  5. NerdyToothpick

    Whew!

    I missed all of you. It’s been a rough few months. I’m hoping to be back on a regular basis. @Aussie Bear Just for you.
  6. NerdyToothpick

    Is this unusual?

    Well, the protein shakes are off. I’ve heard good things about Unjury chicken broth. Maybe that would be easier to handle? Ah the irony! A couple of years ago, you might have gained weight from consoling yourself and a more sedentary life.
  7. NerdyToothpick

    Is this unusual?

    I’m not a doctor but I think it’s safe to say that you shouldn’t worry. Your body has been through a lot and you aren’t exactly in your normal routine. Have you thought about supplementing your meals with protein shakes? That might be easier to get down and help keep you fed. Rooting for you.
  8. NerdyToothpick

    The journey so far...

    In my previous life, @Aussie Bear I was a civil rights activist. I have toured chicken and pork plants. You just don’t want to know. Truly disgusting.
  9. NerdyToothpick

    Out of surgery, and eating!

    Yikes @Nana Trish I’m sorry to hear about your anxiety. You are right, pain killers and Xanax are not a good mix. I’m praying for your speedy recovery. I broke my knee/leg slipping on a piece of ice. Ice! It was the size of a dime and I managed to slip and fall. I felt so dumb.
  10. NerdyToothpick

    Whew!

    That's just for you, @Aussie Bear!
  11. NerdyToothpick

    Some footage of my surgery for anyone interested.

    Wow! Thanks for sharing. What an amazing process to make us healthier people!
  12. NerdyToothpick

    Jumping pouch/muscles?

    Hi all! *waving furiously* I've had a weird experience lately. When I lie down at night, my pouch seems to lightly jump/spasm. It doesn't hurt or cause any issues that I'm concerned about but its enough to make me wonder WT F is going on. My poor Googling skills havent brought up any articles. Anyone have any idea what may be going on? I've got a crying toddler on my hands. Gotta run!
  13. NerdyToothpick

    The journey so far...

    I don't know why you don't eat beef but my reason was because of the way beef is raised in the US. If this is a concern, try buying ethically raised beef. It might make your heart feel better. Congrats!!
  14. NerdyToothpick

    Out of surgery, and eating!

    Several years ago, I shattered my knee and broke part of my leg. I know how grueling PT is but its worth it. Grit through the discomfort and know that you are doing this for a healthier you. Can you take an ativan/xanax before your next appt?
  15. NerdyToothpick

    Slider foods

    I think I've been existing on slider foods these past few months. Life has been so easy that its easy to grab a handful of crackers than to sit down and eat a meal. Plus, not wanting to eat meat has made me a bit lazy. I've been blaming my hectic lifestyle but I need to make time for myself. Thanks for the reminder @Jen581791 and @CheeringCJ