Boho Rosy

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About Boho Rosy

  • Rank
    Advanced Member
  • Birthday 01/15/1978

Profile Information

  • Gender
    Female
  • Location
    Baltimore, MD
  • Age
    40

Information

  • Hospital
    Johns Hopkins Bayview
  • Height (ft-in)
    5-04
  • Start Weight
    324
  • Current Weight
    252
  • Goal Weight
    180
  • Surgery Date
    11/15/2017
  • Surgery Type
    Vertical Sleeve
  • Surgeon
    Dr. Nguyen

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  1. Maintenance Month Two: Hold the Line

    Awesome update - thanks so much for sharing! My favorite part was what you said about being someone who used to gain on 1200 calories a day (ME TOO!!!), but post weight loss you need 1800-2000 to maintain. Not that I'm desperate to eat 1800 + calories, but I worry that when it becomes time for me to maintain, I'll have to starve in order to do it. Everyone's body is different, I know, but still, your comments give me hope!
  2. November Newbies....we outgrew our name....

    You bet! We had an amazing time. I will definitely be returning!
  3. November Newbies....we outgrew our name....

    Very, very good points. Thanks @CheeringCJ!
  4. November Newbies....we outgrew our name....

    You got it!
  5. No seatbelt extender!!!!!!

    How funny that we just had such a similar experience in the same place nonetheless! Congrats.
  6. My first surgerversary! (pics included)

    I love this. Congratulations!
  7. November Newbies....we outgrew our name....

    It's worth a lot . I am happy to receive opinions from any and all TT friends!! Thanks!
  8. Down 200lbs!!!!

    You look fantastic, and very happy. Congrats to you, and thanks for all of the inspiration!
  9. November Newbies....we outgrew our name....

    Hi guys! Always so wonderful to hear from/about all of you. I'm doing great. Just returned from Paris, which turned out to be a great opportunity to notice many of the ways that my weight loss progress has affected my life. As some of you may have read on here, I was able to comfortably sit in an airplane seat without the need of a seat belt extender for the first time in over a decade. I actually owned two different extender models that I used to carry on to every flight to save myself the embarrassment of having to ask for one, but I'm pleased to report that they are now in the trash! In Paris, we walked A TON - every day was at least 14,000 steps, and one day we even did 25,000! OH - and the STAIRS! So. Many. Stairs. I felt really proud that I was able to keep up - Adrienne 5 months ago would have never been able to go on this trip. Eating/drinking in Paris was a bit of a challenge, because there were so many things that I wanted to try, but so little room in my tummy. Being with a group of friends, it was also hard not to be able to eat and drink at the same time. Someone was always ordering another bottle of wine with dinner, and I found it hard not to indulge - so hard, in fact, that I was sometimes unsuccessful. I definitely had a couple of "I'm way too full and kind of drunk" moments, but luckily I was with good friends who knew what I was dealing with. The solution was always walking me around the block several times to get "things" moving. Long story short, I was far from perfectly compliant on my trip and have zero regrets. It's been nice getting back to my routine and also very meaningful to be able to prove to myself that I can relax my habits for a week of vacation, but then get back on track. I've never been able to do that in the past (as soon as I strayed from whatever diet I was on, it used to be game over). From a food perspective, I typically consume between 900-1000 calories a day. I have absolutely fallen in love with exercise if you can believe it, and if you had told me that I would ever be saying that a few months ago, I would have laughed in your face. I do around 35-45 minutes of cardio about 4 times a week and weightlifting 3 times a week and I feel awesome. From a weightloss standpoint, I'm on the slower side, I guess - about 60 pounds since my surgery on 11/15, and 78 pounds from my highest weight ever. The weight continues to come off though, slow and steady, and I have no complaints. Generally speaking, I've become less fixated on being a perfect post WLS patient and more fixated on making lifestyle changes that I can and want to sustain. In a shocking twist for a girl who has always had very thin, fine, hair, I haven't been losing mine. I was so sure that the hair loss thing would hit me hard, but so far, it hasn't. Here's something that I've been struggling with a bit - I used to be a couch potato. As a single, childless woman in a town where I have no family and only a small handful of work friends, I had become a person who could sit and watch tv for hours and hours and hours. Now I find myself feeling kind of antsy because I have no desire to sit around nor to watch much tv. I guess I need to get some hobbies! In closing, I'd like to ask for your advice, my TT pals: To date before reaching my goal weight and having plastic surgery, or not to date before reaching my goal weight and having plastic surgery? That is my question...:)
  10. No seatbelt extender!!!!!!

    Ha! Apologies for my negligence, lol. I’m having a fantastic time in this wonderful city. I’m halfway through my trip and each day has been unreal if not a little wet (it has been raining about 80% of the time). I am here with three of my girlfriends, and they have all been very supportive, helping me to remember fun things like getting enough protein, taking my calcium, and staying hydrated. They are all great about letting me share meals with them at restaurants and I have been having 2-3 bites of just about whatever I want. We are doing a ton of walking (more than 25,000 steps yesterday!) and have seen so much already. Yesterday we went out to Versailles and the day before we spent the day in Champagne (yes, I had a few sips of bubbly, but when in Rome, right?). We’ve been by many of the major landmarks and took a boat ride on the Seine - last night we explored the Latin Quarter, today we’re headed to Notre Dame, tomorrow to Sacre-Coeur, and Sunday to the Louvre and D’orsay. It will be interesting to see what the scale says when I get home, but honestly, I’m not overly concerned. I’ll reel it in when I return to Baltimore, but in the mean time, I’m thoroughly enjoying Paris two bites at a time!
  11. No seatbelt extender!!!!!!

    You guys!!! I just boarded an international flight (headed to Paris) and not only did I not need an extender, but I have many inches to spare. I am almost in tears.
  12. Talk to me about Body Pump

    Definitely. Just had to rip the bandaid off, but now I’m totally comfortable with the idea.
  13. Talk to me about Body Pump

    I survived! I even liked it. Thanks for the motivation @kristinwitha_k!
  14. I have zero control around chocolate. Surgery has not changed this. Now there is a big jar of my favorite kind of chocolate in our office suite, courtesy of my boss. WHAT DO I DO? I can literally hear it taunting me...
  15. What are you eating today?

    Ooooo I want to play. Maybe you guys can give me some ideas. My plan for today is: B: Egg Salad (one hard boiled egg, 1/2 tsp of mayo and 1/2 tsp of mustard) L: Small scoop of tuna salad over a small green salad with some light balsamic S: Chocolate Premier Protein Shake D: Morningstar Farms Spicy Black Bean Burger; 1/2 small avocado mashed with lime juice; 1 Tbsp of shredded Cheddar; Drizzle of taco sauce S: Kraft Cracker Barrel Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese Stick Water: NEVER ENOUGH! My Achilles heel Totals: 850 calories; 68 g protein; 26 g net carbs