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About TammyP

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  • Birthday 01/24/1966

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  • Surgeon
    Dr. Davis
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  • Surgery Type
    Vertical Sleeve
  • Surgeon
    Dr. Davis

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  1. Coffee bars are the rage right now and I love this idea! I am very very proud of you honey for getting the help you need, and the progress you are making. As far as updates, I am up 5 pounds from my goal weight. And we leave on vacation for a week tomorrow So to say I am a bit apprehensive is an understatement. We are going home to my parents house in northern Minnesota, so the food will be plentiful I plan on walking with my Dad in the morning. He walks one mile every day at 7 am. I will try to be mindful of the carbs. Even 5# is a struggle for me to get back into the "
  2. I love y'alls use of cedar shakes in this porch project! So cozy!
  3. My exercise regime is pretty much walking so I was back on a treadmill within 2 weeks of my sleeve. However, verify with your surgeon since your exercise regime is far more extensive than mine.
  4. Ladybugzzz, I am sorry you have had so much pain and obstacles in your journey. I know that you know how to get back to the basics, and I really think you need to do this FOR YOU! I couldn't help but notice your Quote/signature at the end of your post: "Success is not final, failure is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts." Winston Churchill I admire your Courage, and I hope and pray you will get the boost you need here to "get back on the wagon". <3
  5. Trish honey, first of all I am SO PROUD of you for sharing this burden with your friends and family at TTF. I hope you can feel the love and support and understanding people have for you here. You have been through a lot, but you also have so much to live for. I can't help but picture my own grandbaby when you speak about Harper. He deserves to have his Nana with him for a very long time! That is my hope and prayer for you - that moment by moment you would have the strength to kick the alcohol IN THE FACE. And get the wine and alcohol out of the house. Love and hugs to you my dear frien
  6. Hi Tracy! The only time I have ever had any sort of reflux is if I eat right before laying down. So I guess I have been very fortunate. Did you only start having acid reflux after getting the sleeve? My husband has it pretty bad :(
  7. I lost 85# in 8 months with my sleeve. I do have excess skin, but it's not terrible. I am older also and really don't desire to go through the pain of skin removal. I feel great and only wish I had had my WLS sooner! Don't let the fear of excess skin keep you from feeling great and living a longer life.
  8. You look awesome Tracy! Well done! <3
  9. Hi Ruby and welcome! The pre-op liquid diet is difficult, but I can honestly say when you get past day two it will get easier. It is very important to stick with what your doctor allows as this will shrink your liver and make the surgery easier for your surgeon. Compared to how great you will feel post-weight loss, this will seem like a small sacrifice. Hang in there!
  10. Thanks for the prayers we appreciate it very much. It has got to be VERY weird not to have the restriction! I have recently started logging/weighing everything I eat into MyFitnessPal. I needed to combat the Covid binging! It really has worked for me to get back to my goal weight. I am super confident you can do this! You know all the rules and have the knowledge and I know you will succeed!
  11. Hi tracy! I am still here lurking and lingering as time permits It sounds like your surgery went well. I truly hopes this helps with the GERD. What sort of challenges are you having? I know I read your pain was worse with bypass I hope day by day you are feeling better. We lost my Father-in-law on May 14th to congestive heart failure. While I am happy he is no longer in pain, my hubby is going through a lot losing his dad. Hang in there hun and know some of us are still lurking
  12. Trish sweetie I am so so sorry for your loss. My heart breaks for all of you. I know this is an awful time to have a loved one pass, as my 101 year old uncle died on Monday and only 10 can be at a small graveside service. Lots of hugs and prayers for all of you during this difficult time <3
  13. Congratz first of all @Thallen84 ! What remarkable changes! I am almost 3 years post OP. I too have had to deal with being home more and I understand the struggle. My advice will be simple and perhaps seem silly, but the last week it has worked for me. Two things! 1) I have started to log EVERYTHING that I eat in the My Fitness Pal app. Now most people reading this may be like DUH - but I have never ever tracked my food intake like this. Three years ago I tried but got very frustrated with this app. It was not very user friendly at that time. I can honestly say that their app
  14. I am only (almost) 3 years out from my VSG surgery. My BMI was also 35, with sleep apnea being my only comorbidity. I did not suffer from acid reflux prior to surgery. Very rarely post-VSG have I had any reflux issues. I learned that it is important that I not eat anything an hour prior to sleeping (including any lovely Saturday naps). I was told that bypass has faster weight loss and is usually recommended for people with a lot of weight to lose, so they steered me to VSG. I am VERY happy with my VSG. As far as weight gain, I am at 158 pounds today and my goal was 155. I blame so
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