FLACHILOVER's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=FLACHILOVER FLACHILOVER's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ The New and Improved Me! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5691627 I look back at my pictures of recent years and then at my most recent picture of me in the huge chair and I'm like WOW! I still have all the same physical disabilities; Osteoarthritis, degenerative disk disease, Carpal tunnel syndrome, RA, herniated back disk, loads of painful scar tissue, diverticulitis and numerous other aches & pains. I also now have a pacemaker-Bradycardia. Additionally, as a result of an accident in 2009 I have a dislocated rotator cuff with extensive muscle tears an... Fri, 9 May 2014 23:28:23 EST What I have learned http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5012858 I joined SP quite a while ago and relapsed a few times, then seriously started working out and religiously watching everything I ate and drank..counting every grain and morsel and drop I put in my mouth..only to notice I was not losing even an ounce of weight! I wasn't gaining either but.. <BR> Then I decided to have weight loss surgery..for a number of reasons but mostly because of my numerous health roblems. <BR> The weight loss nutritionist told us that our bodies really only neede... Mon, 13 Aug 2012 00:11:43 EST Walking Buddy Desperatly Wanted!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4985731 Ok so here's the deal. RNY bypass surgery is showing results but now the skin hangs! I hate exercising alone and need a buddy to walk with..to keep me motivated to get up and MOVE! <BR> Any takers in the N/W Florida area? Age or gender doesn't matter so long as you want to walk with me. Bring the kids, bring the dog..or cat..but lets get together a couple days/evenings a week and move! Wed, 25 Jul 2012 02:43:51 EST 4 Months 3 weeks Post Gastric Bypass!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4984103 <em>30</em> <BR> Its been almost 5 months since surgery and I can now say that I am noticing the weight coming off. For the longest time others said they could see that I was losing weight but try as I might I could not see it. Well I am thrilled to say I see it now! I actually have collar bones, and cheek bones and oh but my thighs are sure skinny now! My legs and feet no longer swell although they still hurt at times but I know the pain is from osteoarthritis rather than the excessive wei... Mon, 23 Jul 2012 23:05:18 EST 6 Weeks Post Gastric Bypass http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4858019 It has been 6 weeks since surgery and total weight lost is 70 pounds!! Yeah, only 120 more to go! I can hardly wait. I have never weighed a normal healthy weight before. <BR> I do have a question though. Does anyone have the dumping problem> I have it constantly and was wondering what to do about it. <BR> Also, is there such a thing as chewable calcium citrate and if so where can I buy them? Sun, 29 Apr 2012 18:42:26 EST Rouen Y Gastric Bypass Surgery http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4824106 My surgery was on March 15-2012 I had the weight loss surgery as well as an umbilical hernia and a Hyiatel (sp?) surgery repair. When I went into surgery I had by my side my sister and my husband. My middle daughter called from out of town to wish me well. After recovery I was taken to my room where my sister and husband awaited. <BR> It was requested by the hospital that someone stay with me so my husband said he would stay the first two days and my sister the last two. Well, it is a long st... Sat, 7 Apr 2012 02:30:13 EST I Fell into a burning hole.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4824097 Ok, well it has been awhile since I have been on SparkPeople. I tried everything under the sun to kick start my weight loss and nothing worked! I went to the gym 3x a week and worked out for at least 1 1/2 hours each time, watched my food intake...Nothing...not even 1/2 inch lost. So as with all my other attempts I succumed to depression. I had fallen into a burning hole of depression and I knew something had to be done, and fast! <BR> Gastric Weight Loss Surgery..or Death! <BR> I did some ... Sat, 7 Apr 2012 02:11:48 EST Mini Gastric Bypass Effect by RocaLab.com http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4410118 The Weight Loss Battle is often times a very long and lonly journey. Every thing on the market promise weight loss. However, try as you might, exercise, calorie counting, etc. leaves you more frustrated than you were before right? So what can you do when even SP can not get you to loose one ounce! <BR> Well, like other diet plans I lost interest in tracking my daily activities. What was the sense I thought, I have faithfully tried SP for months. Religiously I worked out like crazy 3 X per we... Sat, 6 Aug 2011 03:25:43 EST Frustration OverLoad!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4139070 Oh Lord Help Me, I am suffering from two steps forward....five steps back!! <BR> It seems no matter how hard or long I try to monitor mt caloric, fat and carb daily intake as well as my fitness & strength I can not seem to loose even a half pound or a fraction of an inch! My body seems to resist any type of life style change that pertains to weight loss. I now feel my only recourse is to undergo weight loss surgery. This of course makes me feel as if I have failed myself. Logically I know ... Sun, 3 Apr 2011 16:03:02 EST No Excuses, Period! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3951742 Jan. 22-2011 @ 11:37 PM. <BR> Well, the time has come for self-discipline, for self admissions/acceptance for my own choices. <BR> No longer can I allow the continued excuses for my obesity..my failure at dieting..my failure at being who I know I can be! It is not my childhood rearing, my siblings or acquaintances fault I am morbidly obese. It is mine! <BR> No, this is not a 'pity me' biog, rather it is a written admission to myself that I am what I am because I chose this, I consciously chos... Sun, 23 Jan 2011 00:43:55 EST