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TammyP

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About TammyP

  • Rank
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  • Birthday 01/24/1966

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  • Gender
    Female
  • Location
    Dallas

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  • Surgeon
    Dr. Davis
  • Hospital
    Baylor-Dallas
  • Height (ft-in)
    5-08
  • Start Weight
    234
  • Current Weight
    162
  • Goal Weight
    155
  • Body Mass Index (BMI)
    24.4
  • Surgery Date
    06/15/2017
  • Surgery Type
    Vertical Sleeve
  • Surgeon
    Dr. Davis

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  1. Trust me, your body is still in "freak out starvation mode", so you will have plateaus. You must try very hard to get more liquids in. Keep following your plan and you WILL lose. My only regret is that I did not have my WLS sooner
  2. My experience with my sleeve was a positive one. 3.5 years after my sleeve, I still feel constriction when I try to eat too much. Weight loss surgery is not a magical pill, it is still a LOT of work. But I have a tool in place (much smaller stomach) that gives me a massive advantage over other conventional weight loss programs/philosophies. Best of luck to you in whatever route you choose. We are here if you have any further questions
  3. It's been Armageddon here in Dallas and most of Texas. We lost power for 16 hours and single digit temps made things awful. I am grateful we only had 16 hours without power, many have had no power for days. I grew up in Minnesota so I am no rookie to the cold. Major differences in the south for those not familiar: 1) No snowplows or salt on the roads. You just wait for it to thaw~ 2) Black ice is no joke 3) No one even owns a snow shovel here 4) There is very little insulation in the homes here so any heat dissipates very quickly. We are fortunate as no pipes hav
  4. My favorite as well! And so convenient because it is pre-mixed. I prefer mine refrigerated, and be sure to shake well before drinking.
  5. TammyP

    Hello!

    Hello sweet @Nana Trish! It was really good to read your post! I am glad you all are hanging in there honey. I was so excited to see you have a new family member, as we do as well! Teddy joined our home 4 months ago. He was 6 months old this week. He is 3/4 maltese and 1/4 yorkie (referred to as Morkies). This little man has brought a lot of joy to our home, and of course some frustration at times. Let's face it even the most adorable puppies can be little monsters LOL. My hubby had a procedure yesterday to alleviate his horrible reflux. He had a Linx device inserted around
  6. April, you need to do this FOR YOU. Only you know the pain you feel every day being trapped with all this weight. I am sorry your children are not being supportive. We support you, and are here for you!
  7. There is NOTHING wrong with you @hilllsister! I am sorry your family is not being supportive. Most of that may come from a lack of understanding the benefits of WLS. But at the same time, if they don't want to listen to your reasonings, you cannot force them to do so. I really talked about WLS a LOT while I was going through the process. Sometimes I needed to hold back and realize my husband may not wanna hear about this so much (even though he was supportive). Sometimes I just needed to step back and focus those around me, to still stay in touch with their lives and needs. It is easy t
  8. Good to hear from you @msmarymac! You summarized so well how many of us are feeling. Thank you for sharing. For some reason there is comfort in knowing we are not alone during these crazy times. I am also up and over goal weight by 8 pounds. It's sort of a balancing act as some people try to rationalize letting me know I still look good, 8# isnt a lot, you look fine blah blah blah. Which then in turn I struggle with accepting their rationalizations and have a very hard time buckling down like I know I should. People who have not had obesity issues just don't really understand what
  9. Great job @Ladybugzzz86! 15 pounds is fantastic! I need to get off 7 pounds to be back to goal. I am trying to be more mindful of fullness vs. mindlessly just eating everything on my plate, as well as less carbs, and getting back on my exercise bike. What was your strategy to lose the 15 pounds?
  10. Great job Charlie! Personally, I lost about 80 pounds and I have loose skin. Keep up the good work and stay diligent
  11. @Nana Trish Wow just wow! You both look so good! Like much thinner and younger versions of yourselves. Do you even recognize yourself now in the pre-surgery pics sweetie?
  12. Hiya honey! Miss you too! How are things going? I am definitely enjoying carbs too much. So frustrating in that I know what to do, but the mind games I play with myself to rationalize these carbs! Ack!
  13. I had a uterine ablation about 12 years ago and never had a period again! At that time, I was bleeding heavily and cramping a lot, sort of like I was suddenly 13 again LOL. Ablation did wonders for me. I was past childbearing, so make sure to discuss that with your doctor as well since you are only 35.
  14. Hello @CheeringCJ! So good to read your post! I am glad yall are healthy. Unfortunately Covid is affecting many of us in the weight gain category. I am up 7#. I do feel like I am definitely not exercising as much either with all this stay at home stuff, so I started focusing on that this week. Congratz on 3 years!!! I hope the time at the gym is good to you. Please stay in touch when you can - your posts always made me smile
  15. Looking good! You are doing fantastic!
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