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About tals08a

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  • Birthday 10/10/1975

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    Dr Wallace
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  1. Thanks for posting about this. I am 2 yrs out as of Jan 26. I have gained back 25#'s at least I am at 190. I am depressed and my anxiety is threw the roof. I am eating small portions and having a protein smoothie each morning. I thought at least getting that in would help. I am at week 2 of constant smoothies and nothing. I am pretty active. I have 3 kids I go to school full time and dont seem to have much time to just sit and relax. My smoothie consists of 1/2c fage,1c 1%milk, 3 strawberries, handfull blueberry, 1 pkg, equal and ice. I also add in unflavored protein powder. I would say I am consuming at least 35-45 gm protein each shake. I eat a small lunch or dinner and then thats my meals. I try to that? Something where we all make a goal and report each week with weigh in and keep track? I need help with my TT family its been a long time since I have been on. Thanks Autumn
  2. Okay, so I had rny bypass in Jan 2010. I was considered a light weight at first because I was 244#'s at surgery. My lowest weight that I got to was 162, Not a large loss for such a drastic surgery. So Now I weighted my self and I am at 185# I am super depressed, to the point I would say that Medicine should be my next option. I am so dissapointed with my self that I cant seem to get past that I gained weight, Even this last week I have been eating better concentrating on my protein and have never ever gotten in all my water intake like my dr wanted me to. I would say that my average intake of fluids is around 40 oz per day., I know that increasing my water should help me as well. But it seems like i just cant get it all in. I am a full time student I have school m-f 9-5 pm everyday. I am eating about 3 oz of cheese for breakfast, I have a whole grain(protein inhanced bread) with natural peanut butter w/flax seed in it with sugar free jam at lunch, sometimes i include a Fage yogurt with it depending if i am still hungry or not. I try to include fruit with lunch or as a mid day snack. Dinner is useally something small. I only drink water, crystal light,coffee and Iced tea. My exercise level has gone down considerably last summer I was roller blading every day at least 5 miles per day. This summer I hurt my knee doing a 5K in May and have been really nervous about running or even roller blading, I dont want to injure my self any further. I did do physical therapy and that seemed to help. I dont know if my determination has just gone out the window because i look better now and it was so easy before but now i have had to buy more clothes because I gained just 23#'s and now my pants dont fit. I shirts are all too tight and I am depressed. I hate that I have done this to my self and am regretfull about it. I am thinking about doing the 5dpt but I dont know if I have the will to do it. I really need to get moving and start to see results to make me feel better about myself and how i look. I got down from a size 22-24 to a size 8-10, now I am wearing a 14, I was in a 12 all winter but now i am in a 14. It is so upsetting, It is effecting my sleep and my mood. I dont know what else to do.
  3. ~*~January 2010 Staplers~*~

    I am struggling with my last 20#'s or so, Dr office had always said that I was considered a light weight. I started at 242, and currently since 8 months out is 165. I have not once gotten into the 150's which is semi depressing. I have been severely anemic for last 6 months and actually had to do a 10 week IV infusions of iron to help boost my levels back up to normal. I have not yet made it to my 1 yr appt but I have scheduled one for May it will be more like a 18mon appt. I have to go every 6 weeks for blood work to check on my iron levels. I am not getting in as much protein or water as I should. I am joining a gym that is close to my home, with the cold Wisconsin weather I have a very hard time of encouraging myself to get out and exercise. So indoors should be much better, I just wish that I would have done it sooner. I have been thinking about doing the 5 day pouch test and hoping for encouraging results.
  4. ~*~January 2010 Staplers~*~

    WOw you look Fantastic!! I had surgery 1/26/10. I am hovering in the 160's still. I am hopeful to lose another 20#'s or so to see how I feel then. Congrats on your lose! I bet your kids are loving the new you with tons more energy.
  5. At MY goal....

    You look WonderFul!!!! I cant wait till I am at goal weight.
  6. 9 months out before and after.

    Congrats on having surgery. I am sure you will be thanking yourself later. I have been wearing a juniors 11 in most other brands I think that MUDD just runs diff. What ever they didn't fit so on to the next ones. Best of luck in your journey.
  7. SO this is in Gilligans Island PR. I had RNY on Jan 26,2010. I went from a size 22 to a size 10-12. I don't have much saggy skin its a lil looser than it was when I was heavier. But here it is for all to see. Enjoy
  8. 9 months out before and after.

    I so understand the sucking in my fat and waiting for it to reappear. I love Goodwill and there is a another store close to my home that is even cheaper than goodwill. I find so much stuff there, However being smaller as to fat. I have to try every single piece of clothing on regardless of what the tag says. I miss the days of being able to walk into the store and pick the jeans up that were a 20-22 and knew they would fit. And the 2xl shirt that would be just fine. Now I try a variety of clothes from sizes 8 to 14 and i can fit in to a lot of them. However my mistake I did get some jeans at GW last week and on my way out i seen a size 11 jean by MUDD, i purchased it There is NO WAY IN HECK I WILL EVER BE ABLE TO SQUEEZE INTO THEM!!! Should have just saved my money and stuck with the 2 pairs I already had and knew that fit. I gave the jeans to my sister who wears a 4-5 and they fit her just fine. KINDA SICK to think that MUDD adjusts their sizes that much. But, I do like the Old Navy jeans they wear really well. Also purchased a pair of Lucky brand and aeropostal jeans as well, they both fit wonderfully. Glad that I got them trough GW cause I cant afford them at full retail.
  9. 9 months out before and after.

    Thanks Everyone! I still don't feel like i am smaller but when I see a pic it helps change my mind. I am still a good 25#'s from my goal. My loss has been very slow. I am exercising and trying to stay active. I do need to up my water intake. Have a great weekend everyone. Autumn
  10. In green size 20-22jeans, In white size 10-12 jeans.
  11. ~*~January 2010 Staplers~*~

    I have been neglecting TT, Sorry:( I am at 170#'s I have been in a stall or whatever you want to call it for like 4 months now. I think I have lost maybe a total of 7 #'s in the last 4 months. I am exercising and trying to stay active as much as possible. I am going to do my second 5K at the end of september for race for the cure. I did the 5 day pouch test and lost about 5#'s with it. However my protein drinks that I was loving each day I must have had a bad 2 or 3 batches of them because they were tasting very funny. Now they just sit in the fridge calling my name to try them again. There was almost like a chunky floaties in the protein shakes so its turned me off them for a while. I am adjusting to my new shape and size, however I do still feel fat and I think I will have that mind set for sometime to come. People cant believe how much better I look, And I feel amazing! My 6 month labs were ok. everything except my iron was great! So now I am going for IV Iron treatments for the next 3 weeks. I am def going to start increasing my protein again, maybe get back onto my yogurt smoothies with fresh fruit and protein powder. I also need to stop eating the chips at work(smack me please) I will update some photos as well. I just returned from a 8 day vaca to Puerto Rico and loved it. I even wore a 2 piece. Cause I don't care what ppl think i look better than I have in years. Hope everyone else is doing fantastic! I will be sure to update more often. Autumn
  12. Hi there great to hear from you. I've not been coming to TT as often lately, that really because I've not been on top of things. Health is not so wonderful, just as you mentioned, so sometimes it gets me down. My weight keeps fluctuating, this of course is extremely frustrating. I'm determined to over come my health issues as best as I can, but I do expect that it will be quite a journey. Good news is that the diabetes is still at bay. YAY!!

  13. Hey there, I have been negilicting TT as well, HOpe your losses are doing well and that you are feeling better. Always seemed as if you were getting sick. I hope this finds you in Great spirits and o losing end, Autumn

  14. IV Iron Treatment?

    Anyone have to do this? My iron has been historically low. Now I am at 20, my iron stores in body are poor and I am running on empty. My Dr wants me to try the IV Iron treatment over 3 weeks time 2 times a week for a hour each time. I have tried Iron pills in the past but they back me up so bad and after this surgery I already have enough issues with having BM's. So no pills. Started 5dpt on Monday and I am down 5#'s already This does make me happy. Maybe will help restart my weight loss.
  15. 6 Months out! Been neglecting TT Sorry

    I do think i need the 5dpt, I havent lost more than 5#'s a month for last 3 months. I have been waiting til I was 6 months out before I would do the 5day. Even with getting a divorce and excersing I am still not losing the weight. I am hoping that this 5day jump starts my body back to where I should be at. Thanks for the message