Cindy Lou Who

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About Cindy Lou Who

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  • Gender
    Female
  • Location
    Houston
  • Age
    57

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  • Surgeon
    Brian Mirza
  • Hospital
    Bellaire Surgical
  • Height (ft-in)
    5-04
  • Start Weight
    245
  • Current Weight
    126.6
  • Goal Weight
    140
  • Body Mass Index (BMI)
    21.7
  • Surgery Date
    02/28/18
  • Surgery Type
    Vertical Sleeve

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  1. So glad things are going well! I'm so excited for his future! Tell him to enjoy the ride!
  2. I'm 18 months out too, and also seeing some loss of restriction. It's a little scary that I can eat a larger amount. But I do agree with others that I like being able to eat more veggies instead of just protein. I still can't eat a salad because it's just too bulky, but I wonder if someday I'll be able to eat that too. I just keep thinking as long as I stick to the best foods for my body, I'll be fine. I do stray on chips and other "slider" foods every once in awhile, but my exercise 5-6 days a week helps with that. I have to admit too, that it's nice that when I eat out or with other people it's not AS noticeable that I'm eating so much less. I still eat only about 1/3 of a normal plate, but no one comments that I only had 2 bites!
  3. @LadyDay, I Ihear you and feel for you. I met my DH (darling husband) of 35 years when I was 19, and he is the love of my life. I know he loves me and supports me in every way. So it was disturbing when I approached him with my wishes for WLS and he balked. He thought is was "drastic", and "what if it still didn't work", and was very skeptical of my having the risk of surgery when it wasn't absolutely necessary. I had to (for one of the only times in my life) decide to do the surgery anyway. It helped that I brought him to some of my surgeon appointments, and let him slowly get used to the idea instead of fight about it. By the time the surgery came, he was completely supportive, and has been ever since. He is so proud of me now. I think it helped me to remember that he was concerned because he loved me. He wanted me alive, fat or thin, and didn't want anything to risk that. By letting him ask the surgeon questions, and see his statistics, and by letting him get used to the idea, he was able to come around on his own. I hope this helps?
  4. Welcome, welcome, @PapaDavid! Sounds like you're off to a terrific start! And with our heroine @Nana Trish at your side, you have all the stars aligned! Make this your journey, the best journey of your life! Hugs!
  5. WWWWWOOOOOOOOOWWWWWW!!!!! @Jen581791, I AM SO PROUD OF YOU!!! What an inspiration to others! Your post just made my day. I love that you shared this news with us! So glad to hear that you've been able to work past your injury and that you are starting to reap the rewards of your new-found sport! SOOOOO COOOOOOL! I'm so happy for you that I'm just busting! Your picture of your 10K race is fantastic. You do look extremely fit! And extremely happy! Isn't it wonderful to celebrate a well-working body in such a fun, rewarding way! I also love the shift that you've accomplished from weight-loss to fitness. It sounds like food really is fuel for you and you're figuring out how to fuel that happy body the best way possible. I'm glad to hear you're not obsessing over the slight change in the scale. With all you're doing it has to be muscle. And your clothes tell the true story. I bet your % body fat is at an all time low! Please keep us updated in your training!! (PS - Don't you just love the Osprey water bladder hydrapack technology? I used one in an Osprey backpack on our hike and it's the perfect WLS tool with water always available for "sip, sip, sip"! So much better than a water bottle!)
  6. Today is the day! It's finally here! After 6 months of training, we are off to meet our friends for our Alps hike from Chamonix, France to Zermatt, Switzerland. I added up all the stats yesterday: In 13 days we will hike 216 kilometers through 11 mountain passes at an average of 2,500 meters in elevation. We will have a total height gain of 15,000 meters and a total height loss of 14,400 meters. EEEEEEK!!! Good thing we are with 12 of our closest friends for decades! To say that I NEVER could have even CONSIDERED this before WLS might be the understatement of the year. I may not check in along the way, but I promise I'll post a few pictures after we get back. Views are supposed to be spectacular! Maintenance Diary - 1st month - Range 135.4 - 140 pounds 2nd month - Range 133.0 - 135.4 pounds 3rd month - Range 127.2 - 133.0 4th month - Range 125.0 - 128.0 5th month - Range 124.0 - 126.6 6th month - Range 124.6 - 127.8 7th month - Range 126.4 - 130.4 8th month - One weigh in 126.8 9th month - Range 127.0 - 130.0 10th month - Range 128.4 - 130.2 11th month - Starts today!
  7. WOW, WOW, WOW!!! Inspirational!!
  8. Aw shucks, I feel like I am NO WHERE NEAR being a hero, but thanks. It helps SO MUCH people like you are so successful! And for so long. The successful history is SO inspiring. And yes, I do to Eagle River which is only 20 minutes from Sayner! Beautiful part of the country! My three sons went to camp in that area for years too! Good for the soul!
  9. You inspire me! Please let me know how your training goes! Thanks for the encouragement on my training. I hope I have years of running ahead of me. I do really enjoy it and even more enjoy being able to do it!
  10. You look cute as a button!!! Thanks for posting!
  11. Welcome, welcome!! I'm so glad you're here. The people here are packed with information, and more importantly, are super supportive. This site has helped me tremendously. Is your picture from Kauai? I lived on Oahu for several years.
  12. OH no! I'm so sorry as I know you were enjoying the training and were excited. I SO feel for you. Giant hugs!! A few years ago I trained for a 1/2 marathon, even ran 14 miles, and then got a stress fracture in my foot before the race. SO DISAPPOINTED! The doctor told me it was a repetitive action injury, so that I will NEVER get to run even a 1/2 marathon. I was devastated. I've finally come to terms with it, and know that my particular body wasn't made for that. I've found recently that I can run up to 4 1/2 miles, but 5 makes that foot sore. So I've backed down to 4 and have to be happy with that. I also realize that I'm 57 years old, and my running days may be numbered. Whatever happens, at least I know I can maintain my weight without running if I need to. That's the huge difference between then and now.
  13. I've thought about that too. In training a couple weeks ago, I practiced by hiking 15 miles with my husband and one son, and I carried a 30# pack. They kept asking me if I was tired and if they should carry the pack. I finally said, "This 30 pound pack is NOTHING compared to the extra 115 pounds I used to carry!!"
  14. Hahahaha! Love that you've never overlooked a cocktail! HA! Me either! (And sharing a Manhattan with my cousin is a family tradition! ) "I don't have a sister, but I imagine I'd occasionally be a little bitchy to one if she had just lost a ton of weight and looked/felt like a million bucks now " - I laughed out loud at this comment too. Point well taken! Sibling rivalry never dies. Thanks for the nice comments on maintenance. And I will keep you posted on the hiking trip. The main reason I'm sharing it with the group is that there is NO WAY I could have ever dreamed about doing this pre-WLS. What a gift!! How is your training going?
  15. Cindy Lou Who

    4 weeks!

    Sounds like things are going along and you're doing the right things. Good job!!