Readytobeme

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About Readytobeme

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  • Birthday 12/02/1962

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  • Gender
    Female
  • Location
    South Carolina
  • Age
    56

Information

  • Surgeon
    Dr. Eichhorn
  • Hospital
    Hillcrest
  • Height (ft-in)
    5-04
  • Start Weight
    292
  • Current Weight
    209
  • Goal Weight
    162
  • Surgery Date
    03/26/18
  • Surgery Type
    Vertical Sleeve

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  1. It’s ok I seriously thought it was gone for good. I know that I don’t post much but you can bet that I am here reading. I would hate to lose touch with you guys!
  2. Was this forum offline since last Thursday or was it just me that was not able to open it? I thought that it was closed for good.
  3. Ok. There is an older couple in my new neighborhood that walk their dog all of the time. Very nice couple with a very large and rambunctious “puppy”. I keep telling my husband that I know this dog has standard poodle in it. Now that you have described Rosie, I think that the dog may just be a labradoodle. I am going to ask the next time that I see them.
  4. I must say that it not only feels right to you but, it sure does look right to me i am only too familiar with the heartache of losing a beloved pet. I am very sorry for your loss. So glad that you found room in your heart for Rosie. She is a very lucky girl indeed.
  5. Cinwa- please do let us know how the fish turns out. So many great looking recipes with high protein/low carb to choose from.
  6. I have tried a few of the recipes in the past. All were very good. I plan to make the yogurt chicken this week. BB- I too love my Instant pot and use it often. I had a long distance move plus lost two more people in my family over the past 6 months. Embarrassed to say that I went off my eating plan back in September and really struggling to get back on it. I am determined to do it though.
  7. I found this earlier and thought that some here may like to see it. The recipes look really good and healthy. They were created for bariatric surgery patients. https://mayoclinichealthsystem.org/-/media/local-files/eau-claire/documents/medical-services/bariatric-surgery/bariatric-surgery-recipes.pdf?la=en&hash=D624574B942C016AF80E55554A2C8AE38234D8D2#page36
  8. Wow. You look great. Thanks for sharing. I am coming up on my 1 year mark and can use the encouragement.
  9. Really good points, Tracy. I agree with you. I don’t know much about the newer Keto and paleo type diets but, we were meant to be hunters/gatherers. I have always felt best and had best results losing weight with a high protein/ low carb diet. If it does end up shortening my lifespan a bit at least I will be healthier and feel better along the way.
  10. Fair enough. Thanks for the reply.
  11. What do you guys think of this? https://www.google.com/amp/s/medicalxpress.com/news/2019-02-high-protein-diets-unhealthy.amp
  12. Hi guys. A lot has happened in the past year. We moved back to the coast. Next my father in law passed away. Next my mother went under hospice at home care and then passed away last week. 

    I am not doing horrible losing weight but have hit a stall that is completely of my own doing. Darn emotional eating has grabbed ahold of me. 

    I am reading here and hope to feel well enough to post and participate soon. 

    Been one helluva year

    1. tracyringo

      tracyringo

      Sorry you are having a rough time right now, prayers.

    2. Readytobeme

      Readytobeme

      I am down 73 pounds since surgery which isn’t bad. Only problem is that this is where I have been since September. I must find the motivation to get back on track. 

      I am very thankful that my mom was able to see a thinner me before she passed. Also, I physically feel so much better. 

      I have been fairly depressed for several months now. Giving serious thought to seeing my dr in order to get something to help me through this. 

    3. Readytobeme

      Readytobeme

       I clue where the first paragraph of my post disappeared to but, I said thank you so much for your kind words, Tracy. 

  13. Congratulations! August 23 will be here before you even know it! Exciting times ahead for you. Please continue to keep us posted on your progress.
  14. You may want to check with your Dr/hospital ahead of time. I read a post at some point in time about a person that had a dilemma because their hospital would not discharge them unless they had a person that would sign responsibilty for the person for the first 24 hours. Maybe because of the pain meds. Not sure. Better to be prepared. I think that person ended up using Uber but, arranged things with the driver ahead of time to sign him out. If you were just a little closer to the Upstate of SC, I would gladly give you a ride home. I have seen many people talk about not having friends or family near to help with these things. Seems like the hospitals could come up with a solution for them by now.
  15. Welcome, Princess!!! I think that you have come to the right place for support. Certainly WLS is not for everyone. I have not been here as much as I normally am lately because I have many irons in the fire keeping me very, very busy. But, I will be more than glad to support you on your journey when I am able to be online. You will find many others here that will support you as well. Feel free to post any questions, concerns or problems that you are having here. Don't forget to include the good things that you experience as well