Cindy Lou Who

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About Cindy Lou Who

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  • Gender
    Female
  • Location
    Houston
  • Age
    56

Information

  • Surgeon
    Brian Mirza
  • Hospital
    Bellaire Surgical
  • Height (ft-in)
    5-04
  • Start Weight
    242
  • Current Weight
    169
  • Goal Weight
    140
  • Body Mass Index (BMI)
    29.0
  • Surgery Date
    02/28/18
  • Surgery Type
    Vertical Sleeve

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  1. Cindy Lou Who

    What Are You Wearing Today?

    OH, I love this one!!! So pretty!! Where did you find the shrug? And is the dress vintage? SO CUTE!
  2. Cindy Lou Who

    NSV of the Week - whats yours?

    Tops to match!
  3. Cindy Lou Who

    NSV of the Week - whats yours?

    Land's End. The top is a sunscreen. And the skirt is a swim skirt. Then they have tops to make. Lots of colors and styles... Thanks for the kind words, @Stephtay!
  4. Cindy Lou Who

    NSV of the Week - whats yours?

    WOW, WOW, WOW! Love all the NSV's!! Incredible! Carry this one with you every day, every minute! What a great one! So glad you got to hear it! These are all great! Love all the exercise and trying new things! And 5 sizes! Yeah, Baby! Way to go!!!!! I can totally relate to this one! Will I ever not fear chafing? That's a huge accomplishment! I've had an NSV this week too. My husband and I got invited to go on a boat and swim with some friends of his from high school whom I had never met. Wait - I had to wear a bathing suit around people I had never met before? Anxiety for DAYS leading up to it! After the event, the next day, my husband said, "You looked really nice yesterday in your swimming outfits. They looked great on you." People, he NEVER comments on how I look. I've always liked that because I usually it makes me feel selfconscious, and I appreciate that he loves me for my "inside." Upon hearing his comment, I instantly got tears of joy in my eyes! This journey has so many joy moments, and this is one I'll hang onto for a long long time. Here is a pic. I also had a solid turquoise top on underneath to swim in. Sorry, don't know how to turn the image! Haha!
  5. Cindy Lou Who

    SURGERY TOMORROW MORNING

    @Michellerene618, I had a hiatal hernia repair too, and had to have a patch put on it. In the days and weeks that followed, when I told my surgeon about the pains and physical feelings I was having, he told me that the hernia repair is actually more disruptive to all your organs than the sleeve because it kind of repositions them. That was the pain I was having. I was encouraged about the healing process, though. Know that you are healthy, so the healing will go well and fairly quickly. Just rest and be kind to your body. It's busy healing, so make sure you do all your protein, and liquids as prescribed. And stay here with us, and the TTF is a great support system!
  6. Cindy Lou Who

    Life changes

    What, what a transformation, and I agree with the others, you look so relaxed and happy and comfortable with yourself. It just radiates from the photo. Thanks so much for sharing it. It's inspiring to see!
  7. Cindy Lou Who

    Just stopping in to wave

    We are all here for you! Slow and steady wins the race! Don't get discouraged. You've come SUCH a long way, and YOU CAN DO THIS!! One day at a time, one tracked meal at a time, one cup of water at a time.... It all adds up.
  8. Cindy Lou Who

    Struggling a bit

    @Kio, looks like you're on the right path. Great plan. Good for you!! RUN, don't walk to that GW! You're doing great! @CheeringCJ, thanks for your kind words. We are very similar by the numbers, aren't we! I even have blonde hair too! Haha! Thanks so much for the encouragement. It really helped me on a stressful day. HAPPY 4TH EVERYONE! I THANK GOD AND COUNTRY FOR OUR FREEDOMS! And this year I'm especially grateful for my freedom from obesity and my ongoing path to freedom from compulsive eating! YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  9. Cindy Lou Who

    Changing bra sizes as the pounds drop

    @CheeringCJ, thanks for the suggestion! I needed a bra right away for the weekend because my last one was driving me nuts. Went to Lane Bryant and tried the back smoother and loved it. New smaller size. AND all bras there $35 on sale! Not bad. That's worth it to keep the girls happy! Now I can wear my smaller t shirts because my bra isn't so giant! yay!
  10. Cindy Lou Who

    Condiments???

    I've always loved eggs too, all except for poached. But after surgery, I've had a hard time with scrambled, fried, or hard boiled. BUT, I read from a bariatric surgeon that alot of people tolerate poached, so I tried it. YUMMY now! I have a poached egg with a teeny amount of pesto sauce for breakfast now at least 3 times a week. And it was one of the first "real" foods I tolerated well.
  11. Cindy Lou Who

    Changing bra sizes as the pounds drop

    Thanks everyone for the input! I still have a ways to go, but totally frustrated at the moment. I have alot of old, smaller shirts that i think will fit if I have a better fitting bra. But I've always had such a hard time finding bras I like, and I still have a ways to go, so I don't want to do the online thing yet. I'll try Lane Bryant, thanks for this tip. And if they don't have one, maybe I'll try a stretchy type until I quit losing. Wish me luck! I'd like to find one today before we go on a July 4 weekend getaway!
  12. Cindy Lou Who

    One week out in Brooklyn

    Welcome! Hope all is going well!!
  13. Cindy Lou Who

    Struggling a bit

    First of all, read again all the positive things you have done during this period! Walking, sleeping right, swimming, eating 1/2, not whole hot dog, etc! Even your struggling time now I bet would have been an incredibly good time a year ago! You are doing great! And I can relate to the paragraph quoted above about getting complacent and maybe happy where you are. I had a big goal of 50 pounds loss, and when I hit that, I found myself coasting for a couple weeks, and hard to get re-motivated. It wasn't where I wanted to be in the long run, but I was happy that I had gotten to where I was. My unprofessional opinion/theory is that I maybe needed a little time for my mind to catch up. Kind of like when there is a stall in weight loss but a loss of inches where your body is catching up. I had a stall while my mind accepted where I was, and then geared up to lose some more. After 2 weeks of stalling by making less than optimum choices, and feeling complacent, my motivation returned, I set another goal, and I was off and running again. So don't panic if this is happening to you, as long as it's only a week or two. Maybe, when you're ready, it would be helpful to set a new goal, whether it be through the scale, exercise, clothes size or outfit you want to get into, or something else. I tend to lead myself around with goals, so that helped me. Anyway, you're not alone, and you've come to the right place to read and share. TTF helps to focus us! Keep updating how this is going for you.
  14. Cindy Lou Who

    Low Carb And calories

    Amen, Sista!
  15. Cindy Lou Who

    What Are You Wearing Today?

    Beautiful!! So glad you shared the picture!!