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Sat, 13 Sep 2014 06:53:57 EST WEIGHT CK UPDATE 09/13/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5778934 <em>193</em> WEIGHT CK UPDATE 09/13/14 <em>193</em> <BR> <BR> 2013 YR = 343 lbs <BR> 07/15/14 = 333 lbs <BR> 07/17/14 = 324.8 lbs <BR> 07/18/14 = 322.8 lbs <BR> 07/19/14 = 320.8 lbs <BR> 07/28/14 = VS Surgery <BR> 08/01/14 = 304.4 lbs <BR> 08/11/14 = 302.0 lbs <BR> 08/15/14 = 301.0 lbs <BR> 08/16/14 = 300.2 lbs <BR> 08/25/14 = 297.8 lbs <BR> 08/30/14 = 295.8 lbs <BR> 09/09/14 = 295.0 lbs <BR> 09/10/14 = 294.8 lbs <BR> 09/11/14 = 293.2 lbs <BR> 09/12/14 =... Sat, 13 Sep 2014 04:54:15 EST WEIGHT CK UPDATE 09/12/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5778798 <em>193</em> WEIGHT CK UPDATE 09/12/14 <em>193</em> <BR> <BR> 2013 YR = 343 lbs <BR> 07/15/14 = 333 lbs <BR> 07/17/14 = 324.8 lbs <BR> 07/18/14 = 322.8 lbs <BR> 07/19/14 = 320.8 lbs <BR> 07/28/14 = VS Surgery <BR> 08/01/14 = 304.4 lbs <BR> 08/11/14 = 302.0 lbs <BR> 08/15/14 = 301.0 lbs <BR> 08/16/14 = 300.2 lbs <BR> 08/25/14 = 297.8 lbs <BR> 08/30/14 = 295.8 lbs <BR> 09/09/14 = 295.0 lbs <BR> 09/10/14 = 294.8 lbs <BR> 09/11/14 = 293.2 lbs <BR> 09/12/14 = 292.4 lbs <BR> <... Fri, 12 Sep 2014 21:13:17 EST WEIGHT CK UPDATE 09/11/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5778050 <em>193</em> WEIGHT CK UPDATE 09/11/14 <em>193</em> <BR> <BR> 2013 YR = 343.0 <BR> 07/15/14 = 333 lbs <BR> 07/17/14 = 324.8 lbs <BR> 07/18/14 = 322.8 lbs <BR> 07/19/14 = 320.8 lbs <BR> 07/28/14 = VS Surgery <BR> 08/01/14 = 304.4 lbs <BR> 08/11/14 = 302.0 lbs <BR> 08/15/14 = 301.0 lbs <BR> 08/16/14 = 300.2 lbs <BR> 08/25/14 = 297.8 lbs <BR> 08/30/14 = 295.8 lbs <BR> 09/09/14 = 295.0 lbs <BR> 09/10/14 = 294.8 lbs <BR> 09/11/14 = 293.2 lbs <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://... Thu, 11 Sep 2014 16:17:38 EST Day 3 of NO stomach upset.... after WEEKS of suffering with vomiting http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5777809 <BR> This is day 3 of NO vomiting, NO stomach upset <em>104</em> .... after LITERALLY 5 WEEKS of suffering with vomiting. <BR> <BR> No more suffering, thanks to me adhering to my surgeon's advice of 2 days ago when I asked for help. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/0/l304149206.jpg"> he advised me to begin eating extremely slowlyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy and chew my food at each bite until it is almost nothing left to chew ( my WLSurgery = 7/28/14). <BR> <BR> and... Thu, 11 Sep 2014 09:06:35 EST If Loving You is Wrong ............... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5776962 This is just my opinion, please don't be offended.... <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1306135079.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Tyler Perry's new drama television series that premiered tonight called: "If loving you is wrong" is the WORST acting, oh my goodness. <BR> <BR> The tv show is sooooooooooo predictable and <BR> the acting was horrible. <BR> <BR> This is one show I will NOT be watching. <BR> I fell asleep twice while watching it. <BR> <BR> ... Wed, 10 Sep 2014 02:19:10 EST Day 2 of no stomach upset, thank god! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5776961 This is day 2 of NO vomiting <BR> thanks to me adhering to my surgeon's advice of yesterday when I asked for help. <BR> <BR> he advised me to begin eating extremely slowlyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy (after my WLS 7/28/14). <BR> <BR> and low and behold it is working, yeh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! plus he advised to get some over the counter anti-acid medication..... like the walmart brand anti-acid tablets.... costs like $2.50 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1980598791.jpg"> <BR> <BR> and/o... Wed, 10 Sep 2014 02:19:04 EST *** Part 2 *** Very Important = MY SURGEON'S REPLY TO MY REQUEST FOR HELP http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5776892 ** Part 2 *** Very Important = MY SURGEON'S REPLY TO MY REQUEST FOR HELP <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/7/l371526227.jpg"> <BR> <BR> On 07/28/14 = had WLS (weight loss surgery vertical sleeve) = The happiest day of my life at age 58. <BR> <BR> It is 09/09/14 and I am STILL suffering from the side effects which is normal for most of us WLS patients.... <BR> <BR> I just decided to STOP <em>227</em> the madness and seek help <BR> <BR> instead of suf... Tue, 9 Sep 2014 22:56:08 EST SURGEON'S REPLY TO MY REQUEST FOR HELP http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5776686 7/28/14 = had WLS and it is 09/09/14 and I am STILL suffering from the side effects which is normal for most of us WLS patients.... I just decided to STOP the madness and seek help instead of suffering in silence... and here is what I found out, thanks to my Surgeon. I suspected but I wasn't too sure... but now I know I still had the past habits of eating TOO fast and not even realizing it and My surgeon reminded me to slowwwwwwwwwwwww down. It was a lesson well received and learned t... Tue, 9 Sep 2014 16:39:47 EST Day 2 * DO SOMETHING!!! to stop the Suffering of ........ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5776610 Day 2 * <em>198</em> DO SOMETHING!!!! <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> to <em>227</em> the Suffeing of BURPING & VOMITING = Create a PLAN OF ACTION! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/2/l928281272.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1342215973.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>24</em> Sorry to be so graphic, its just that I plan on being totally honest and open in my journey so I "wont forget" from whence and how I came to goal. <BR> <BR> <e... Tue, 9 Sep 2014 14:00:36 EST Day 1 of Challenge "Preparation" 09/08/14 ..... Make a Goal and DO IT! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5775837 Day 1 of Challenge "Preparation" 09/08/14 ..... Make a Goal and DO IT! <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/9/l896931642.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>220</em> LETS CREATE A PLAN <BR> AND STATE "HOW" YOU ARE GOING TO GET THERE! <em>220</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>249</em> GOAL PLAN : 60 grams of protein per day <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> * HOW TO GET THERE <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>248</em> Drink 16 oz of Protein Shake = 60 grams 1st... Mon, 8 Sep 2014 11:54:09 EST Seasoned Beauty.... YOU got this!!! We are the Bomb girlfriend!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5775726 Seasoned Beauty............. You GOT this! We ARE the bomb girlfriend!!!! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Example: you are hitting a <em>26</em> FABULOUS <em>26</em> age of <em>107</em> 60 <em>179</em> and STILL looking FABULOUS and BEAUTIFUL.... <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/0/l603866056.jpg"> you KNOW you got this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>204</em> Just look in this mirror and say: lawrd, If I got ANY MORE beautiful, the w... Mon, 8 Sep 2014 09:18:30 EST U got your goals, now HOW are U going to get there SPECIFICALLY? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5775683 <em>150</em> You have got your goals, <BR> <em>38</em> now HOW are You going to get there, SPECIFICALLY? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/1/l514671564.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>150</em> May I suggest creating a PLAN to "Get There." <BR> <BR> <BR> * If you are OUT of control like me, then yes we need to create a PLAN. <BR> <BR> <em>227</em> We need to create a REALISTIC PLAN, not a Fantasy Plan, seriously. Be REAL with your life, only YOU know your ... Mon, 8 Sep 2014 08:26:02 EST Preparing for Normal & Challenge thanks to DJ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5775271 Preparing for Normal & Challenge thanks to DJ <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/3/l532843083.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> One of my goals on the Weight Loss Challenge that I belong to is: <BR> <BR> * To be more normal <BR> <BR> <BR> How am I going to reach this goal? <BR> <BR> <BR> That's where DJ comes into play.... she has the 10-minute concept for the expectations of the challenge and I took that same concept and applied it to my goals today. <BR> <BR> <BR> 1. ... Sun, 7 Sep 2014 16:24:15 EST Too white? Really? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5774882 Too white, really? <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Last night a friend and I went to a club called: "Old School " <BR> <BR> We had not been out in a longgggggggggg time so it was nice to be out with people our own age and in an environment with people who looked like us LOL (**** sorry I hope I didn't offend any one by sharing My truth, hugssssssssssss ) <BR> <BR> <BR> PRIOR to arriving at OLD SCHOOL, we went to a different club that used to be mainly black and went inside and it was... Sat, 6 Sep 2014 23:31:46 EST my FUN things I plan to do this weekend, yeh!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5774857 My FUN things I plan to do this weekend, yeh!!!!!!!!!!! <BR> <BR> hi everyone, hope you all are going to enjoy your weekend and find something FUN for you to do :) <BR> <BR> A picture is a thousand words <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> <em>141</em> BEFORE: <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1735422610.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/5/l259918424.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l13824739.jpg"> ... Sat, 6 Sep 2014 22:59:40 EST 9/4/14 food consumption at work http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5773350 9/4/14 food consumption at work <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/5/l658089285.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Breakfast: 4 oz. of tapioca pudding <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> Snack: 2 oz. of sugar free green jello = gross! yuck! <em>40</em> <BR> <BR> Planned Lunch: Progresso Light Beef pot Roast = 4 oz. = 7 proteins <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> Afternoon snack: 8 oz of chocolate protein shake = 30 proteins <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Dinner: ummm unknown yet.... Thu, 4 Sep 2014 12:42:18 EST Accepted by a WL Challenge!!! .... thats a wonderful feeling to be accepted :-) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5771566 Accepted and not judged... that is a wonderful feeling to be accepted :-) <BR> <BR> <BR> I wrote a full disclosure brief email requesting an opportunity to join a weight loss challenge from a Major SP Challenge Team on this website... <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1717570067.jpg"> <BR> <BR> and waited........... <BR> <BR> and then it came within 30 quick minutes a response.... <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1064759986.jpg"> ... Tue, 2 Sep 2014 01:43:57 EST Books I ordered to help me with my Journey http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5770843 08/31/14 = I ordered from Amazon.com to help me along with my weight loss journey. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1261250601.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> The books will arrive next week: <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/7/l675506372.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>150</em> A Pound of Cure: Change Your Eating and Your Life, One Step at a Time <BR> Weiner MD, Matthew <BR> <BR> <em>150</em> Okay... I've Gone Through Weight L... Mon, 1 Sep 2014 02:09:56 EST Detailed kitchen... now it is time for SF Jello, yehhhh!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5770627 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l2100103681.jpg"> <BR> I Detailed and de-cluttered my kitchen <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> as a result to de-cluttering am going to give away a set of pretty pots, etc .... <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l2105922305.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> why? <BR> <BR> because I rarelyyyy cook, so why have them taking UP space? <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> I did keep a few pots and pan.. just IN CASE I "do" cook LOL <img src="http://p... Sun, 31 Aug 2014 18:13:18 EST Shunned by a Team due to Wt Loss Surgery http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5770090 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/5/l956176183.jpg"> <BR> <BR> why can't we all be loving and accepting of one another? <BR> <BR> <BR> Shunned by a Spark Team due to Wt Loss Surgery Saturday, August 30, 2014 <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>228</em> Please note, in case I did not make my experience clear in my blog... <BR> <BR> <em>227</em> It's NOT about the "competition" aspect of the challenge at all ... <BR> <BR> <BR> that wasn't the REASON that I wanted to j... Sat, 30 Aug 2014 19:32:32 EST 08/30/14 = WEIGHT CHECK http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5769924 Vertical Sleeve: 07/28/14 <BR> <BR> 07/15/14 = 333 lbs <BR> 07/17/14 = 324.8 lbs <BR> 07/18/14 = 322.8 lbs <BR> 07/19/14 = 320.8 lbs <BR> 07/28/14 = VS Surgery <BR> 08/01/14 = 304.4 lbs <BR> 08/11/14 = 302.0 lbs <BR> 08/15/14 = 301.0 lbs <BR> 08/16/14 = 300.2 lbs = 32.8 lbs gone <BR> 08/25/14 = 297.8 lbs = 35.2 lbs gone, gone, gone! <BR> 08/30/14 = 295.8 lbs = 37.20 lbs gone! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1264916265.jpg"> <BR> Mi... Sat, 30 Aug 2014 12:11:40 EST 08/26/14 = My 30 day ck-up with Dr. B today. Surgery was on 07/28/14 VS. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5767567 08/26/14 = My 30 day check up with Dr. B today. Surgery was on 07/28/14 VS. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1992573830.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Blood Pressure Reading: 132/82 (yeh!!!!!!!) <BR> <BR> Wt: 301 = wrong and unacceptable! Dr. Borderlon said we are going with 297.8. <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/2/l325982037.jpg">Dr. Borderlon came in and I said okay we need to discuss my weight ( I showed him my progres... Tue, 26 Aug 2014 18:50:07 EST Surgeon says: REMEMBER THE RULES ****************** 08/26/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5767543 Surgeon says: REMEMBER THE RULES ****************** 08/26/14 <BR> <BR> I saw my surgeon today for my 4 week check up AFTER my WLS. <BR> <BR> <BR> He said now REMEMBER to: <em>227</em> <em>227</em> <em>227</em> AND <BR> <BR> • <em>208</em> Follow the RULES!!!!! You know the rules, here are some.. <em>195</em> <BR> <BR> • <em>208</em> Exercise <em>362</em> <em>312</em> <em>379</em> <em>376</em> <em>295</em> <em>354</em> <em>355</em> <BR> <BR> •... Tue, 26 Aug 2014 17:45:15 EST 2 bites and I am FULL.. what the hell? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5766811 Had WLS 07/28/14 <BR> <BR> <BR> 08/25/14= just had lunch.... <BR> <BR> <BR> Literally ate TWO bites of a delicious salad and I am full, what the hell? <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/4/l343547092.jpg"> <BR> <BR> why bother to eat... lmaooooooooooooooooo <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2027427589.jpg"> <BR> <BR> why bother to bring lunch for 2 bites? LOL <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l10663... Mon, 25 Aug 2014 15:19:43 EST 8/25/14 = OH MY GOD I AM IN TWODERLAND!!!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5766587 8/25/14 = OH MY GOD I AM IN TWODERLAND!!!!!!! <BR> <BR> Weight Check update 08/25/2014 <BR> <BR> Vertical Sleeve Surgery: 07/28/14 <BR> <BR> 07/15/14 = 333.0 lbs <BR> 07/17/14 = 324.8 lbs <BR> 07/18/14 = 322.8 lbs <BR> 07/19/14 = 320.8 lbs <BR> 08/01/14 = 304.4 lbs <BR> 08/11/14 = 302.0 lbs <BR> 08/15/14 = 301.0 lbs <BR> 08/16/14 = 300.2 lbs <BR> 08/25/14 = 297.8 lbs = 35.2 lbs gone, gone, gone! <BR> <em>354</em> <em>355</em> <BR> <BR> <em>198</em> OH MY GO... Mon, 25 Aug 2014 09:06:21 EST Chew & Spit .... I learned from WLS Support group that I am NOT the ONLY one http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5766582 Chew & Spit it out.... I learned from Weight Loss Support Group that I am NOT the ONLY one who does this <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/1/l410251985.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Saturday, 08/23/14 = I attended my weekly support group at Penrose Hospital where I had my surgery and I openly admitted that on occasion if I want to or crave a certain food that I chew it and spit it out JUST TO GET THE TASTE and then I am done.... <BR> <BR> <em>198</em> Come to find ou... Mon, 25 Aug 2014 09:02:00 EST 8/21/14 Salad, breast & feet reducing in SIZE http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5764329 8/21/14 Salad, breast & feet reducing in SIZE <BR> <BR> My FIRST actual physical meal at work..... <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/9/l39273442.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Today 08/21/14 Thursday, I brought a prepacked salad from home 4 oz and 2 oz of tuna fish salad and 1 teaspoon of catalina dressing to work. <BR> <BR> <em>24</em> PROBLEM: 6 oz of food looked like TOO MUCH food <em>29</em> <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> Solution: <BR> <BR> I ate from my salad for: BREAKFAST and L... Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:30:20 EST I just found out that I am Asexual, yeh!!!!!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5761524 08/17/14 = I just found out that I am Asexual, yeh!!!!!!!!! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/0/l904268345.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1982532103.jpg"> <BR> <BR> How did I find out? <BR> <BR> By watching a documentary called: Asexual <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1188152236.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Asexual means that a person is not interested in sex..... <BR> <BR> and I was like oh my god, that's ... Sun, 17 Aug 2014 16:05:17 EST 08/17/14 = Sunday consumption so far http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5761447 08/17/14 = Sunday consumption so far <BR> <BR> 07:00am = 16 oz of plain cool water <em>194</em> <em>194</em> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1585842713.jpg"> <BR> <BR> 08:30 am = 4 oz. of red sugar free JELLO <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1947344008.jpg"> <BR> <BR> 11:30 am = 2 oz. of chilli beans and 2 oz. of brown rice <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1526503196.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img ... Sun, 17 Aug 2014 13:31:20 EST PROTEIN information ***** from webmd.com http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5761431 PROTEIN Information from: WebMD.com <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1311173030.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>141</em> <em>141</em> Protein <em>141</em> <em>141</em> <BR> <BR> Good Protein Sources from: WebMD.com <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> Protein can help you shed those unwanted pounds <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> -- and keep your belly full. But it's important to eat the right amount and the right kind of protein to get its health be... Sun, 17 Aug 2014 13:00:35 EST Todays consumption on Day 19 from my WLS on 07/28/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5760886 Todays consumption on Day 19 from my WLS on 07/28/14 <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>368</em> 5am BREAKFAST: 4 oz of sugar free red Jello and chicken noodle soup <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1576143386.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>368</em> LUNCH: <BR> 1.5 oz of corned beef hash & 1.5 oz of chilli beans = 3 oz of food = 15 pro <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2084574978.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/... Sat, 16 Aug 2014 13:33:53 EST My favorite soda SUBSTITUTE since WL surgery http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5760873 My favorite soda SUBSTITUTE since WL surgery <BR> <BR> is: eating a red SLURPEE with a baby spoon <em>334</em> it takes me a few days but its fun and its worth it LOL <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/2/l324015957.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1360860964.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> the trick is to take some slurpee in your baby spoon and place it in your mouth and let it melt. Do that a few times... Sat, 16 Aug 2014 13:07:54 EST *** the REALITY of my Vertical Sleeve Surgery the GOOD, The BAD and the UGLY journey since 07/28/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5760730 the REALITY of my Vertical Sleeve weight loss Surgery journey the GOOD the BAD and the UGLY since 07/28/14 when I had my surgery. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/8/l483990733.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>227</em> <em>227</em> <em>227</em> if you don't want to read the TRUTH of the reality of my surgery and since my surgery, then please do not continue reading. <BR> <BR> <em>227</em> I do NOT sugar coat anything. I need to tell the complete ... Sat, 16 Aug 2014 08:02:54 EST Weight Check update 08/16/2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5760689 Weight Check update 08/16/2014 <BR> <BR> Vertical Sleeve Surgery: 07/28/14 <BR> <BR> 07/15/14 = 333.0 lbs <BR> 07/17/14 = 324.8 lbs <BR> 07/18/14 = 322.8 lbs <BR> 07/19/14 = 320.8 lbs <BR> 08/01/14 = 304.4 lbs <BR> 08/11/14 = 302.0 lbs <BR> 08/15/14 = 301.0 lbs <BR> 08/16/14 = 300.2 lbs = 32.8 lbs gone <BR> <BR> Miracles DO happen when we do OUR part as well, hugssss <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l2146404863.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Sat, 16 Aug 2014 06:18:45 EST Weight Check update 08/15/2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5760287 Weight Check update 08/15/2014 <BR> <BR> Vertical Sleeve Surgery: 07/28/14 <BR> <BR> 07/15/14 = 333.0 lbs <BR> 07/17/14 = 324.8 lbs <BR> 07/18/14 = 322.8 lbs <BR> 07/19/14 = 320.8 lbs <BR> 08/01/14 = 304.4 lbs <BR> 08/11/14 = 302.0 lbs <BR> 08/15/14 = 301.0 lbs = 32 lbs gone :-) <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l2146404863.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Fri, 15 Aug 2014 12:27:10 EST 08/14/14 = I am back at work today yeh!!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5759719 08/14/14 = HR viewed my doctors note and they let me back into work today, yeh!!!!! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/6/l866972347.jpg"> There's no place like home! <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/0/l600120520.jpg"> so happy to be back at work, yeh!!!! <BR> <BR> <BR> here is my update: <BR> <BR> I am back at work today doing office work, yeh!!!!! I missed being busy and MOST of all I missed the controlled environment where moveme... Thu, 14 Aug 2014 15:10:18 EST Tried to go back to work....not yet says HR http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5759157 Tried to go back to work....not yet says HR <BR> <BR> I was all excited <em>104</em> to go back to work tomorrow 2 weeks early.. so I contacted my job and HR to let them know I am coming back to work early <BR> <BR> but <BR> <BR> Human Resources says not yet until I see the job nurse in benefits department to make sure they have ALL the paperwork I need to be allowed to come back to work after surgery... <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/2/l526840523.jpg"> <... Wed, 13 Aug 2014 19:50:56 EST A1c went from 10.2 to 7.3 after my VS surgery, yahoo!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5759098 hi everyone <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> My surgeon said: sip on 8 oz of water <em>194</em> every hour x 8 hrs = 64 oz <BR> <BR> Poop is coming out great, no problems I am completely regular and on schedule LOL. <BR> <BR> Getting my protein in daily, yeh! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>215</em> <em>215</em> I have fabulous newssssssssssssssss !!!! <BR> <BR> <BR> My A1C Diabetes test earlier this year were an out of control = 10.2 <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> AFTER the surgery on 8/11/... Wed, 13 Aug 2014 17:23:18 EST Weight Check update 08/11/2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5758466 Weight Check update 08/11/2014 <BR> <BR> Vertical Sleeve Surgery: 07/28/14 <BR> <BR> 07/15/14 = 333 lbs <BR> 07/17/14 = 324.8 lbs <BR> 07/18/14 = 322.8 lbs <BR> 07/19/14 = 320.8 lbs <BR> 08/01/14 = 304.4 lbs <BR> 08/11/14 = 302.0 lbs <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l142492637.jpg"> Tue, 12 Aug 2014 19:35:34 EST 08/11/14 so sad... Robin Williams died today.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5757938 08/11/14 = it was reported in the news that Robin Williams died today... <BR> <BR> <BR> they believe it was a possible suicide due to depression.... how sad.... <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1437165984.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/5/l852607932.jpg"> Mon, 11 Aug 2014 23:51:04 EST BUY a TIMER to help with eating and drinking..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5757544 BUY a "TIMER" to help you .............. the best advice from CJWEED <em>26</em> 08/11/14 pertaining to weight loss surgery... <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l177390556.jpg"> <BR> <BR> From CJWEED: <em>26</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>150</em> Another thing to really be careful of is to not drink and eat within 30 mins of each event.... <BR> <BR> <em>150</em> I actually bought a timer and time when I've finished eating or drinking the... Mon, 11 Aug 2014 12:18:50 EST Surgeon looks for a TREND not certain numbers on a scale http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5757508 MY Surgeon looks for a TREND not certain wt loss numbers on a scale .... <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/5/l459409998.jpg"> <BR> <BR> when I had my post op appointment around 7/7/14 with my surgeon and I asked him how much weight should I be losing from this point forward since my WLS on 7/28/14? <BR> <BR> He replied, when I see you I will be looking for a trend. <BR> <BR> I asked him what he meant by trend. <BR> <BR> he replied: That weight loss is occurr... Mon, 11 Aug 2014 11:18:17 EST Answers to vomiting, gas, pain, etc...... the aftermath of WLS adjustment on my journey http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5757491 The Answers to my vomiting, gas, pain, etc...... the aftermath of WLS adjustment on my journey.... I was honestly suffering in silence, sometimes crying and depressed because I was unable to keep food down.... (had WLS on 07/28/14) and I needed help. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Here is some wise advice and information from CJWEED: <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1705505428.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> ........... Walking really helps with the gas. You can try gas-x,... Mon, 11 Aug 2014 10:57:26 EST 8/10/14 = still having trouble eating & keeping things down, its frustrating, depressing http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5757257 8/10/14 = still having trouble eating and keeping things down, its frustrating and depressing to be honest, really. <em>46</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> I am so used to being in control of my body and at this time I am not in control of the gas, the bloating, the burping, the vomiting.. <BR> <BR> sorry if this is too much information.... I just had to tell someone. <BR> <BR> going to sip on some broth to ease my stomach and then go to bed <em>102</em> Mon, 11 Aug 2014 02:09:15 EST 30 minutes = Another rule of weight loss surgery http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5756836 <em>227</em> THIS IS ONE OF THE RULES OF WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY <em>227</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>7</em> REMEMBER <BR> <BR> <em>128</em> NO FLUIDS 30 MINUTES BEFORE A MEAL AND <BR> <em>128</em> YOU MUST WAIT 30 MINUTES AFTER A MEAL BEFORE YOU CAN DRINK ANY FLUIDS <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> To forget this IMPORTANT rule: <BR> <BR> will result in dyer <em>24</em> consequences of throwing up and gas pain and pain from over stuffing the TINY pouch that one has since sur... Sun, 10 Aug 2014 11:06:08 EST 8/10/14 = 2nd day at trying to eat something :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5756816 8/10/14 = 2nd day at trying to eat something :) <BR> <BR> my first meal attempt yesterday on 08/09/14 did not go so well = threw up, lactose intolerance? <BR> <BR> today I will be more careful and NOT choose a milk product to consume. <BR> <BR> After my surgery on 07/28/14, ONE of my favorite drinks in small quantities is a Slurpee. <BR> <BR> Surplee's have a lot of sugar I believe, so I decided <em>189</em> to attempt to copy a slurpee and CONTROL the amt of sugar by trying to make ... Sun, 10 Aug 2014 10:30:21 EST 8/9/14 = 1st Meal ~ Lactose Intolerance? ugh http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5756803 On Saturday 8/9/14 = My first actual meal consumption since VS Wt. Loss Surgery 7/28/14 ... did NOT go so well.... <em>39</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>140</em> 1st Meal = Cream of Wheat hot cereal with fat free skim milk 8/9/14 <BR> <BR> It went down okay but then I got bloating, lots of gas pain. bloating, burping and throwing up and diarrhea several times. <BR> <BR> I think I have acquired lactose intolerance since the surgery..... <em>24</em> <BR> <BR> <em>150</em> ... Sun, 10 Aug 2014 10:15:18 EST Overcoming Fear of eating ~ attended 1st Wt Loss Support Group 8/8/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5756254 Overcoming Fear of eating ~ attended 1st Wt Loss Support Group 8/8/14 <BR> <BR> <BR> ************ I had to admit to myself that I was AFRAID TO EAT ***************** <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1316942502.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> YES, I had to admit to myself and others that I was really afraid of eating since my weight loss surgery..... its true. <em>24</em> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1548553243.jpg"> <B... Sat, 9 Aug 2014 10:18:37 EST 08/07/14 = I did my 3rd POOP since vs surgery on 7/28/14 yeh!!!!!! <em>104</em> http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5755137 08/07/14 = I did my 3rd POOP since vs surgery on 7/28/14 yeh!!!!!! <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> 07/28/14 = vertical sleeve surgery <BR> 08/03/14 = 1st poop session with the help of Fleet and mineral oil (2 sessions in one day) <BR> 08/06/14 = 2nd poop session (came out naturally) yeh!!!!!!!!!!!! so happy!!! <BR> 08/07/014 = 3rd poop session <BR> <BR> <BR> I am sooooooooooo Happy! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1299647015.jpg"> I am so PROUD! <BR> <BR> ... Thu, 7 Aug 2014 13:19:30 EST