Madhouse Heidi

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About Madhouse Heidi

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    St. Alexius
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  1. Madhouse Heidi

    14 months post op and a lil gain !

    Hi @SuprFlyLas! I lost very steadily for the first 10 months. Then it slowed to almost nothing. Part of that was due to lots of traveling and events over the summer. The scale is moving slowly again, but I haven’t been faithful about my exercise or food journaling. When I do that, the results are more consistent (imagine that!) I’m down 91 pounds, and I’m thrilled with how I am feeling! I would love to lose another 10 or so. But slow and steady will get me where I want to be!
  2. Madhouse Heidi

    14 months post op and a lil gain !

    I am not to my goal yet, so all of my slowing down has been frustrating. But the idea that I am maintaining and/slowly still losing a bit at a time is very positive after years of gaining! You are doing great! Keep up the hard work!
  3. Madhouse Heidi

    Eyelid twitching—vitamin deficiency?

    Update: the last 3 days I have had little, if any, twitching. I’m not sure if it’s due to the increased magnesium, but I’m hopeful that the problem is resolving! I do have an eye exam scheduled in a couple of weeks as well.
  4. Madhouse Heidi

    Eyelid twitching—vitamin deficiency?

    @msmarymac Thanks for the good questions. I had cataracts removed from both eyes a year ago, prompting bifocals. I don’t feel like my vision has changed a whole lot in the recent months, but I am planning an eye exam in two weeks. I do spend too much time on my phone, so I’m trying to cut back on that. The headaches along with the eye twitch could definitely point to eye strain and fatigue.
  5. Madhouse Heidi

    Eyelid twitching—vitamin deficiency?

    @cinwa, Did you have any other symptoms? Headaches? I’ve consistently had headaches since the eye twitching started. I have added magnesium, more B12 and electrolyte water. Hopefully that will help.
  6. Madhouse Heidi

    Eyelid twitching—vitamin deficiency?

    Thanks @msmarymac and @tracyringo! I called my doctor today. They said that they didn’t actually look at magnesium when they did my blood work. They only check that level for gastric bypass. So I could call my primary doctor and have them do blood work. Or I can start taking magnesium and drinking electrolyte water. I think I’ll start with that and see if it helps. I also know I should spend less time on my phone and computer. I don’t think giving up caffeine is a feasible choice! Lol
  7. Madhouse Heidi

    Eyelid twitching—vitamin deficiency?

    Oh my gosh @cinwa! Thank you so much! I’m heading to the pharmacy tomorrow to get some magnesium! I really appreciate your input!
  8. For the last few weeks my left eyelid has been twitching. Some days it happens constantly, multiple times per minute. Other days it is barely noticeable. It is quite annoying, and I was hoping it would have gone away by now. I was reading that a lack of magnesium can cause this. I had forgotten to take my multi vitamin for a few days, so I figured maybe that was the problem. I got back to taking them every day, but it hasn’t helped. Last night I looked at the label of my vitamins, and there isn’t any magnesium in them! So I’m looking for some direction. Do your multi vitamins have magnesium in them? Have you had any similar issues with muscle twitches? Is this completely unrelated? As a side note, my blood work in July at my one year checkup looked good. Thabks in advance for any thoughts you might have! *Could you share what multi vitamins you all use? Other supplements? I have been using a children’s chewable for the last 15 months plus a chewable B12. For 6 months I also took a hair, skin and nails supplement, but I haven’t been using that for a few months. Heidi
  9. Madhouse Heidi

    One year surgiversary pics and celebration

    @Learningtolovemyself PS. Your legs are knockout!!
  10. Madhouse Heidi

    One year surgiversary pics and celebration

    @BurgundyBoy, thanks for the encouragement! Now that school is back in session, my eating is back to a better pattern. I’ve increased my activity a bit and I’m definitely doing better with the protein to carb ratio. I’m down 3 pounds in the last week, and it’s the first time in months! It’s so great to know that others out there are on this same journey! You rock!!
  11. Madhouse Heidi

    One year surgiversary pics and celebration

    This. So much this!
  12. Madhouse Heidi

    13th Month post op

    Congratulations @tracyringo! I am always inspired by you and your journey!
  13. Madhouse Heidi

    One year surgiversary pics and celebration

    My head can’t really figure out what I truly look like either. Sometimes I look at myself and feel trim and good. The next day I look in the mirror and feel lumpy and big. It’s so frustrating! Shopping in the regular sizes has been a challenge. I struggle with feeling like a fraud. Like people are looking at me and thinking I should be in the plus size section. It’s getting a little easier the longer that I am in those sizes, but I still feel a little out of place. Probably because I’ve been shopping plus size my entire life. I also relate to the slow down I have basically been at the same weight since May. Finally in the last two weeks the scale is moving down a small bit. Keep celebrating! Keep working! Keep sharing! Congratulations on your fantastic success!
  14. Madhouse Heidi

    New here

    Welcome! And WOW!! Congratulations on your hard work and progress! I will echo what others have said—what seems like a slow loss will add up quickly!
  15. Madhouse Heidi

    1 year Surgiversary today ! GOAL !

    Holy cow! You look amazing!! Congratulations!!