Cindy Lou Who

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About Cindy Lou Who

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  • Gender
    Female
  • Location
    Houston
  • Age
    56

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  • Surgeon
    Brian Mirza
  • Hospital
    Bellaire Surgical
  • Height (ft-in)
    5-04
  • Start Weight
    244
  • Current Weight
    185
  • Goal Weight
    140
  • Body Mass Index (BMI)
    32
  • Surgery Date
    02/28/18
  • Surgery Type
    Vertical Sleeve

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  1. Be kind to your body, and let yourself rest. It's busy healing! I wish you all the best! I don't regret my surgery for a second! So glad i did it and so glad I had the nerve to do it. So good on you!
  2. Cindy Lou Who

    9 Months Post Op

    @EmmaNoel, Wow! Congrats on all your hard work so far! And I want to really thank you for sharing your thoughts and fears. I'm only 2 1/2 months out, and still have alot of weight loss ahead of me, but "looking into the future" is so helpful, and your current fears are very insightful. I've yo-yo'd my whole life and I am determined to use this surgery tool as the end of that. I think all the advice here will help you as well as the fact that you are aware of the demons and want to fight them. Please check in here after one month and let us know how you are doing. Everyone is here for you, and we want to know how the dragon-slaying is going. You rock! Keep up the good work! Now go out there and slay!
  3. Cindy Lou Who

    In 5 days, I will be one year out

    Wow, I had never heard your whole journey. Truly inspirational! And thanks so much for posting the picture. What a lovely lady, inside and out. My wish for you is that this year will be a year of settling down to a normal, healthy life. YOU SO DESERVE IT! Thanks for all your words on TTF. They really help all of us! If they get a picture of surprise on the doc's face, please post it!
  4. Cindy Lou Who

    A belated one year anniversary!

    Wow, you are SOOOO inspirational!! And thanks so much for posting pics. They are SO helpful. You are a brave soul. They really so help us. I'm touched you would give that to us. Thank you. I agree with others about the lack of loose skin - I'm jealous how little you have! I've only lost 57 so far, and I have more than you. You have good genes! Keep it all up, and know you are awesome! Thanks again.
  5. Cindy Lou Who

    I need a better sushi strategy

    I love all things sushi. This week I had poke (sashimi with some nice spices and a little sesame oil). With all that taste, I didn't even have the sushi rice, and didn't miss it!
  6. Cindy Lou Who

    One year on!

    Congrats, @Aussie Bear on your one year! Know that you are an inspiration to us newbies! One year sounds like a long time to me! You've come SOOO far and handled so many different things with grace. I hope you're celebrating!
  7. Cindy Lou Who

    3 months post op

    Way to go!! I'm so impressed you went through the stressful lambing period and had your huge body accomplishments! How multi-tasking is that! Walking is my favorite exercise, cash strapped or not. Congrats again!
  8. Cindy Lou Who

    I'm doing the happy dance!

    Gorgeous!!
  9. Cindy Lou Who

    I had my initial appointment!

    Great milestone!! Good luck! Everyone is cheering for you!
  10. Cindy Lou Who

    It's about time!!!!

    WAY TO GO, CheeringCJ !!! And I like the new picture too! So happy for you! Can't wait to join you in the 170's. I mean can't "weight" to join you! hahaha, see what I did there?
  11. Cindy Lou Who

    Give me an L!

    Thanks for all the kind words! (I still don't know how to refer to people's names in blue, so I'll have to reply the old fashioned way): NerdyToothpick: I Love the Lovely Loser! Yes, I'll carry that around with me on gray days. Thanks! How are you feeling? Do you feel like you're on the path of healing after your traumatic steak ordeal? I hope so! Cheesehead: Yes, onederland! I was so focused on getting to fifty I forgot to celebrate that. Thanks! I guess I have a little shame there too. I never accepted myself except as a failure if I was in the 200's, so the onederland just felt like a relief. NOT the way I should look at it. I'm discovering for being basically a positive person, I can be pretty darn negative on myself! Gretta: Thanks for the info about the protein. You inspire me to shoot for getting enough protein through real food, and the 3 month mark gives me some perspective. I also like the idea of the vitamin alarms. I have the medicines in one of the weekly pill containers to make sure I get them in each day, but I often forget until late in the day. Phone alarms to the rescue! Jen581791: Thanks for the encouragement. It helps to know that this is a process, and I'm going down a changing road, but going at a normal pace. I appreciate the perspective! Res Ipsa: Thanks! Anita62: Congrats on your surgery! I'm sure you're as happy as I am that you found this site! Such great support and wisdom!
  12. Cindy Lou Who

    Give me an L!

    haha, no, not two months. The 50 pounds is total, both pre and post surgery. Don't want you to get a wrong impression.
  13. Cindy Lou Who

    Give me an L!

    Whoops, messed up the start of the topic. Sorry. Give me an L! Greek numeral L, that is. I lost my first 50 pounds!! So excited!! I was still wearing all my original clothes, so need to reach back into the recesses of my closet and get some smaller ones. Long way to go, but feel so good. I really had that goal to reach it by my post op check up, and I made it. Whew! Now on to the next goal!
  14. Cindy Lou Who

    Give me an L!

    Well, it's been one month today. Feeling lots of emotions: 1) Relieved that the weight is actually coming off.! I've lost 23 pounds before surgery and 20 after surgery. Two different people told me yesterday that they noticed I have lost weight. First time! 2) Still wondering where my new setpoint will be. A little scared it won't be as low as I would like. Trying to trust the process. 3) Happy to finish up pureed food stage and still learning how much my little pouch can take. Definitely a learning process. 4) Worried that I'll have to use whey protein the rest of my life? Will I ever get enough protein without that supplement? 5) Feeling very hopeful about the future! 6) Feeling so glad I did this! 7) Worried that I'll feel like a "patient" forever. I still have to constantly think about sip, sip, sip the liquids, is it time to eat yet, it is time for meds yet, am I strong enough to do this activity yet, etc. When does that go away?
  15. Cindy Lou Who

    Inches lost

    WOW!! That is so amazing!! You are an inspiration! Thanks for measuring and sharing it with us! YOU GO GIRL!!!!