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About Brattykid

  • Birthday 08/24/1974

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    Hastings, MN
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    United Hospital
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  • Surgery Type
    Gastric Bypass
  • Surgeon
    Juan Jose Blondet, MD

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  1. Avocado Turkey BLT wrap! Use either a large lettuce leaf as the wrap, a flat out flatbread, or a low-carb tortilla. Sliced turkey, avocado, lettuce and tomato with a little mayo and it's super delish!
  2. Amazing!!! What a spectacular accomplishment!
  3. Thank you! And...you are kidding me! We love Cayman also - this will be our 3rd trip in 6 years. We'll be getting married at Smith Cove on May 7th! We'll be there from May 2-9th this time. Small world we live in! We're staying in Bodden Town this time. We've stayed in a friend's condo on the north end not too far from Rum Point and we've stayed at Morritt's Resort before also and loved both of those, we decided to be in the middle of the island this time so that it's only 20-25 minutes from everywhere we need to go. We're so excited! Hoping that the terrible sargassum that has been an issue the last few years in May is non-existent this time. This will be our first trip there at this time of year - usually we're there in March.
  4. Hello all! It's been a while since I've been on here. I assure you it's not because I don't miss ya'll! I definitely do. It's been a crazy several months of extra work (1 full time / 2 part time jobs) to earn money to pay for our wedding and reception next May so I haven't had a lot of time to be online other than a quick peruse of Facebook. Anyway, I thought I'd pop in and let you all know that I'm 3 days away from my 1 year surgiversary. I met with my surgeon and rest of the team yesterday for my annual visit and it went wonderfully. I've officially (according to them) lost 102 lbs aka 71% of my excess weight, according to me I've lost 104 lbs since my high weight. LOL I was down slightly (3lbs) lower sometime in the last month, but I've been playing with the same 5lbs for literally the last 6 months now. I met with the dietitian and she suggested I either do a 16/8 fast or a whole 24 hour water and bone broth only fast to try to kickstart a little more movement again. I have started working about a bit more and even volunteered to do the United Hospital/Allina Clinic's bariatric team for the Twin Cities 5K next Oct/Nov. My surgeon told me to add a protein shake after working out on the days that I do because otherwise I'm not getting enough protein. I'm hoping to drop another 20 lbs before next May when I get married in Grand Cayman. I feel like my body may have decided it is where it needs to be, which I would be fine with that also, but to be even more healthy is where I'd like to be and 20lbs would get me into or at least close to that normal BMI. Any tricks and tips that you all have that are tried and true to break the honest plateau/stalls? I've done more water, more protein, I have picked up a sweet tooth, but my doc and my dietician told me that it's not enough to make me stall. So....any ideas to kick it or just stick with the fasting thing? Some days I do feel like I'm definitely able to eat a lot more that I probably should be able to and some days I feel like I barely eat at all and end up grazing. I do not want to graze myself into complacency yet! I'd appreciate your suggestions Thanks! Cori
  5. It's amazing what can happen when we transform. I'm glad that you are doing so well! Keep up the good work! It's not an easy journey, and you've had added changes which can add to the stress and you've kept going strong. Proud of you! Glad to see you're in a much better place!
  6. Brattykid

    I did it

    You got this!! It's an amazing journey. Keep rocking that pre-surgery weight loss, it pays off in the end. The journey is difficult for sure and you'll have regrets like many of us did that first few rough weeks. LOL But it's all great later. From what I understand it's like birthing a baby...it sucks and is horrible and then you see it and forget all the pain and suffering you had during pregnancy and birth and suddenly you want another one. I have zero regret now! Keep us posted!
  7. Congrats on your beautiful little girl!!
  8. You know how "Ladies" clothing is always small and crazy? Like work uniforms and such...the 2XL is always like a normal person's size L or would fit the teeniest of people? Well we are ordering some new polo shirts for work today and I would always ALWAYS order the men's xl or 2xl to fit because women's sizes never fit me. Not true anymore! I ordered a LADIES large and *gasp* MEDIUM (it's tight, but I'm only 5 months out and I WILL lose more lol) I cannot believe it! Although it's funny, I still fit nicely into the women's 2XL jackets and t-shirts that I've bought in the past that never really fit or fit really tightly. Women's clothing is so messed up.
  9. My heart breaks for you and your loss. I agree with others that sometimes the loss of that furbaby can almost be worse than losing a human love. They loved you unconditionally and especially since they were there for you through the loss of your husband. I tend to bake or cook large amounts of food and give it away when I want to emotionally eat. I bring it all into work or put it in baggies for homeless that I see on my way into work. I don't know how long that would last for you though since it would quickly get expensive if you were doing it daily. It's a nice temporary distraction. Everyone on here has some wonderful ideas though. One suggestion I did not see on here yet is maybe volunteering at a shelter. They always need people to come in and help clean, feed, bathe, and play with animals of all kinds at most shelters. Donate old blankets, old large clothing, towels, and various other items to them also if you can. It will help you heal and help those babies feel love while they are there in the shelter. Know that you are not alone. Continue to reach out to us, to others, to friends, and family. Pick up a good book. Write a book. Write in a journal. Work for Rover.com and walk other neighborhood pets or offer to pet sit for others and make some money while you're at it. Those precious babies will live forever in our hearts and we'll never forget them.
  10. Brattykid

    Med Check

    Hey! So my program doesn't do any blood testing until maybe the 6 month mark, and I just really need to know where I'm at so I have my PCP doing a med check for me tomorrow morning. I want to make sure my high dose of blood pressure meds and cholesterol meds don't need to be changed (I hope they do!!!) and I want her to check my vitamin levels. I know the big ones to check are B-12 or all B vitamins, iron, vitamin D, and is it possible to check calcium? I just switched to the patch vitamins a few weeks ago because I wasn't remember to take all of my multiple doses of meds all day long. I was always good in the morning and the evening, but missed my iron, calcium, vitamin D3, etc that I would take throughout the day for better absorption. Anyone recommend all that I should have her check or just the basics for now since they will do another check in a couple months at my 6 month mark?
  11. Brattykid

    still here!

    hope you're feeling better already @Kio
  12. Kind of! They ask your approximate size when you sign up. I think they basically have a "one size" and a "plus size" that they send out.
  13. Thrift stores are a wls patient best friend <3. I've gotten some great deals!
  14. Yep! It's a stretchy black suit with these white polka dots that you put on and it takes 12 snapshots of you at different "clock positions" to read your measurements. It's creepily accurate and very cool. I'm not even sure I will order anything from them eventually because that's pretty spending - I'm usually a $20 or less jeans girl. LOL!
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