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About Sharksgrl99

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  • Birthday 05/21/1968

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    San Francisco Bay Area
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  • Surgeon
    Dr. Robert Li
  • Hospital
    Kaiser South San Francisco
  • Height (ft-in)
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  • Current Weight
  • Goal Weight
  • Body Mass Index (BMI)
  • Surgery Date
  • Surgery Type
    Gastric Bypass

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  1. Struggling - stalled for 6+ weeks now at 5-1/2 months PO

    @Stephtay @tracyringo @Jen581791 Thank you guys for the support. It means a lot to help keep me in check mentally at least. I had my hubby hide the scale for a couple weeks hoping that might help me mentally, too. I'm going to give it some time with the new workouts along with possibly doing the pouch reset just to shake it up a little. @Gretta I've been doing low carb/mostly keto already and have the strips already (hence my major distress about increasing the carbs). Our nut does not believe in low carb (let alone keto) and wants at least 15-20 carbs per meal and with snacks. I'm having a really hard time thinking about doing that. I have done the egg fast before. Maybe I'll try going back to liquids for a couple days then trying the egg fast and slowly work back up. It's worth a shot at this point. @Trish13 Girl, I feel ya. I've been following you and your posts (admittedly I don't comment much though). We are very similar in so many areas. I'm turning 50 this yr and already went through the change 5 yrs ago. So I know it's not that. I've had a few people in my support group think that I'm not eating enough either, yet I see others losing at such lower calories and am scared honestly to up them and gain. This is sooo hard mentally and finding what's right "at the moment" and frustrating when there are gains. Ugh. Yes..Monday..pouch reset I think is the best thing right now. Can't hurt, right? We will see in a few weeks if the changes will help. I'm leery about going to my 6 month post op next Thursday for weigh in. On a good note, I did do my blood tests already and all is well there!
  2. I've been stalled since Christmas, 6+ weeks now and it goes up and down the same 2 lbs. I'm 5-1/2 months out now. I'm getting in my protein (80-100g) and water (64oz+), keeping carbs below 40 (mostly below 30), calories are usually 800-1000, and exercising 2-3 times a week. Just this week I started weight training with some friends on another night. I don't know what else to do. Our nutritionist suggested changing everything - changing the foods I eat, the times I eat, the exercise I do, etc. I have been doing that for 2 weeks now and still nothing. He wants me eating around 1100 cals a day and about 100g protein and carbs around 75-80 (I feel like that's too many carbs). On top of my weight loss being very slow compared to others (yes, I KNOW - don't compare yourself to others, but it truly is hard not to). I'm at a loss, frustrated and just want to cry. I feel like my honeymoon period is closing in fast and I'm not losing as much as I should. I'm down -54 lbs in 5-1/2 months. Suggestions?

    @CJireh hope all went well on your surgery today. I know you waited a long time for this.
  4. Normal BMI.

    I think that is totally a HUGE deal. Congrats. It's funny reading this now, as I was just looking at the BMI charts today to see how many more lbs I need until I go down the next level. Thank you for the inspiration.
  5. notice anything different about me?????

    congrats on finally getting a date. it's almost here. I'm excited for you.
  6. Just realised it's my turn to say goodbye to 100lbs!!!

    That is so awesome. Congrats. As a newbie, I so much look forward to that day.
  7. I hit the 100 lb loss mark this morning!

    Congrats. That is an awesome milestone!
  8. does anyone have TMJ and use a CPAP machine?

    I have both as well. I had no idea I had sleep apnea until I did the testing for surgery and I have it pretty severe. I do have the nose pillow one (Dreamwear) and it's not much better. I am glad it's not a mask type though and it is pretty comfortable. Due to the cpap, i have to keep my mouth closed. To hold up the nose pillow it seems I clench my jaw and grind by teeth unconsciously and wake up with horrible headaches and jaw aches. Dentist now wants me to wear a mouth guard. I just got it today and will start to wear that to see if it helps. Do the best you can with the cpap though or it will just delay the surgery. You are lucky, ours said we had to wear it 5-6 hours a night and they can see the results on their end via wi-fi reports.
  9. I keep thinking of something my psychiatrist said....

    Just remember too, that not everyone that has RNY will get dumping. I read that only about 30% actually get it. I have 5 people in our in person support group that had RNY and never experienced dumping. So even if you get RNY you might not get the affect you want.
  10. When did you truly start seeing weight loss regularly post op?

    @Skinnykat At what point in your journey did you start IF? 16/8? 20/4? How long of a window do you give yourself?
  11. How do you count your months post op?

    I know this is probably silly, but how do YOU count your month's post op? Say if you had surgery on the 5th of the month, do you count 4 weeks from that or do you go to the 5th of the following month? Just curious at how everyone counts theirs.
  12. I hit goal!

    How freaking awesome is that? I'm so happy for you!! Thank you for all your help and wisdom and humor. I love it. I look forward to the future when I can say the same.
  13. When did you truly start seeing weight loss regularly post op?

    @NerdyLady thank you for that link. I've read it back and forth like 3 times now and saved it. Very informative. @Jen581791 thank you for your insight. You seem a lot like me. I think I just need to take a step back and not let it get to me as much right now. We will see how it goes.
  14. I'm out!

  15. When did you truly start seeing weight loss regularly post op?

    @Gretta @Jen581791 thank you. As frustrated as I am at all this at this moment and the dietician, your words are comforting. I just keep thinking all this for 8 lbs in a month and nothing else? I can only hope it will start moving again. I'd be happy with another 8 next month if that much. @Jen581791 in the beginning when you had the same issue, before the losses kicked in, how did you handle it mentally?