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8/14/14 10:59 P

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Hi! I had gastric bypass Dec 2012 & lost 100 pounds. Yippee! I had a bad accident in 2006 with multiple surgeries that originally lead to my initial weight gain, then in Feb 2014 I had knee replacement and a manipulation under anesthesia which was the problem this time. I'm finally able to walk without pain, so hopefully exercise, tracking my food and participating with others will help me reach my goals. I hope to help someone else along the way!!

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6/15/14 9:53 A

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Hi I am here because I cannot seem to get where I want to be. I had surgery 6/2011 I have maintained a 94 pound weight loss for almost years. Problem is I want to get to my goal weight which is about 25 pounds less than I am currently. I understand calories in calories out and I have to be eating enough to maintain but to much to lose. Looking for anyone that would like to take this journey with me.

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6/8/14 1:59 P

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Hi! I'm a returning SP user...I got to my goal weight and within 4 years, I have sabotaged myself and have gained alot of weight back. This is my first week back on here and with a new attitude on life and in what I call my "operation RESTORE" emoticon I am determined and committed to getting back to where I should be! So glad to be able to come back to a place that saved my life once, so I know it will again!

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3/14/14 8:22 A

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Hi,
My name is Amie and I had Gastric Bypass RNY Aug. 2011 and had also started going back to my old ways and eating too large servings and eating things I knew were not on my plan nothing fried never did go there again but started back on soda's after going a year without Cokes was really addicted to them before surgery. It will make your stomach swell and defeat the whole purpose . Anyway to make long story short I had a wake up call with all this going on and put on 11 lbs. and I started doing low carb on March 4th . I'm down 12.5 lbs since the 21st of Feb. when I went to see my surgeon. my weight the day of my surgery was 438 lbs. and they said I wouldn't live another year without it. I feel so blessed to have had the surgery and still living to enjoy life and my family . Had my first Grandson June of 2011 so that was really worth going through the terror of the operation. Almost backed out until they said I wouldn't live without it. I would love to be there for you Jenny and give you support and be diet buddies . Have you tried Low carb I am really impressed with it ? Wish I had tried it before the surgery tried everything else but that.
I am 55 yrs. old next month and live in Florida for over 30 years. Have been married to my High School Sweetheart for 35 years and we have 2 Sons . I love to read , play on the computer , walk , trying to get more interests out of the house and get more exercise into my life. I have severe arthritis after carrying so much weight for so many years and it runs in both sides of my family. So exercise is a real chore for me but going to try water aerobics this spring if I can bring myself to get in a suit , LOL Looking forward to learning and sharing with this group. Have a great day .

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3/1/14 8:36 A

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Hi! I`m Lydia, I am returning to this site.I`ve maintained my weight, but I need to lose 30 pounds yet. I had RNY almost 10 years ago . Never had many problems with the surgery. I need to get motivated. I`m 66 yrs old . I love to do all dance., read, and visits from my grandchildren and children. I

"Its a great life if you don`t weaken" All things are possible with God


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1/20/14 12:18 P

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Hi! I'm Carol Thomas. I'm 5 months post-op, down 80 pounds, and loving the "honeymoon" period. I am married to my loving husband, David. We have 3 beautiful daughters, two of whom are in college and the baby who is a junior in High School. We live on 6 acres in the mountains of Mariposa, CA, just outside Yosemite National Park. I love to garden - with both winter and spring veggie and a small orchard. I'm an avid reader, active in my local church, and addicted to HGTV and FoodNetwork.

I look forward to getting to know all of you!!

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Surgery Date: 8/15/2013
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11/23/13 4:09 P

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Hi,

My name is Jenny. I had the sleeve done Aug. 2011. I lost almost 75 pounds. Now I have lost my way and wondered back to old habits and have gained 15 pounds back in the past 3 months. I had two deaths in the past two years, the last one 4 weeks ago. I so want to help myself, but don't seem to know how to get back on track. I live by myself and work from home full time, so I have become somewhat lazy. I would appreciate any suggestions for how to save myself before its too late.

Jenny

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10/11/13 5:23 P

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Hi my name is angie. I had gastric bypass September 25th 2013. I am 21 pounds down since surgery and 78 total. I am just now in the pureed foods stage. I am really tired and it just started yesterday. Wow, just have to force myself to do anything physical. Will this last long or is it just my body getting used to all this new stuff going on?

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10/5/13 9:11 P

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Hello everyone! I had my surgery back in 1995 when it was still new (wow 18 years ago), no nutrition classes, or other explanations. The doctors pretty much told me to not touch certain foods and sent me on my way (they even failed to tell me what exercises to do to help shrink the excess skin, never mentioned supplements to take, or anything else for that matter) . At 4'11 300 lbs is a lot to carry, but after years of trial and error, I maintained 150 lbs until I had back surgery in 2005 and in 2007. I put on 45 lbs due to being so limited with what I can do so I don't hurt the hardware in my lower back. I been on this SP since 07 but never really understood how to use it fully. I got it now, better late than never as they say. I hope to hear from you all soon and if you have any questions please feel free to ask.
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8/27/13 10:20 A

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i HAD MINE IN 2008. I LOST 40 POUNDS. Now I'm stuck for 2 weeks. emoticon

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8/26/13 9:59 P

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Hi I'm Jennifer. I had Gastric Bypass August, 2012. I have lost 85 lbs. At a standstill right now on weight loss just waiting to get over plateau.

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8/13/13 9:18 A

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My name is April. I had RNY September 2009. I lost over 100 pounds originally. After a car accident, my adrenal glands shut down, and my thyroid went haywire. I gained 30 pounds and I am working to relose it.

I know the right things to do, and I try to apply them, but things don't seem to be working. I am very active as I became a runner after I lost the weight.

I am just so frustrated.

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8/11/13 2:57 P

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My GB surgery was 2/2009. Started at 336 and got down to 194 now up to 241. I'm now ready to work on coming back down. Really want to get under 200 again!

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8/8/13 12:06 A

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Hey all. I am brand new to the team. I look forward to getting to know everyone!!! emoticon emoticon

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7/1/13 8:52 A

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I lost 3 pounds of my 20 regain! emoticon

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6/17/13 6:00 P

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emoticon DFAWN32! On your new arrival. What a surprise that was! Spark People is great for us who had surgery and lost all the weight and then started gaining it back. There is so much support here and all the tools to help us revive our healthy lifestyle. Stick with it. emoticon

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Hello everyone! I had RNY 4/2006 at a start weight of 287. I lost a total of 125 lbs by my 1 year anniversary. After being infertile my entire life, my surgery 'reset' my system and allowed me to become pregnant at 41! LOL I didn't realize I was expecting until I went to the dr because I was feeling weird, gained 8 lbs, and couldn't lose the pouch I developed that felt hard. After a physical exam and an ultrasound, we discovered I was 6 months pregnant! I was immediately ordered to revert to my old calorie laden eating habits to gain weight for my baby and to give him the nutrition he needed to develop properly since I had been starving him for my first 2 trimesters. I gained almost 40 lbs for my 7.5 lb baby and am struggling to 're-lose' the weight again. I've come back to spark people to track every calorie and my exercise just like I did when I was a newbie.

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5/10/13 8:40 P

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my start weight was 263 keep up the good work. I am 10 years out this Aug. still working on it. I found sparkpeople a couple of years ago and keep coming back.

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5/5/13 11:47 P

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I had my RNY Jan. 4, 2012. I have lost about 105 lbs since then. I have made my goal to never go above 170 ever again. Lately I have been a bit too close for comfort. I have been around SparkPeople for a while now, but am just getting into finding the support I need to keep healthy! Looking forward to getting to know you all!

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2/14/13 9:52 A

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Hi all! I just had my RNY surgery this past Monday. I am home now, and looking forward to starting my journey off on the right foot. Any suggestions for a real newbie? I'm still trying to balance drinking my protein and water though I really don't feel hungry yet, but I know I should keep hydrated above all else. Does this get any easier? When did you all start seeing actual results? I'm still bloated from surgery, so haven't seen much this first week. Any tips for the future would be greatly appreciated!

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2/3/13 4:12 P

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emoticon , Linda! Yeah, that eating too fast thing can be a real problem. I still find myself eating too fast once in awhile and I had my surgery almost 11 years ago. Even when I'm in a hurry, I really need to eat slower and sometimes I just can't finish my meal and have to save it for later cause I'm in a hurry. Better to eat less now and finish it later than to feel that horrible chest ache for a half hour or so. Remember, the surgery is just a tool. You still need to do the hard work of changing your eating habits, including your emotional habits. Start work on that stuff now, or you may gain some of your weight back. And it's just so hard to get rid of it a second time. Good Luck!

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1/29/13 6:53 P

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Hello! My name is Linda and I had surgery October 15, 2012. When I first started on my WLS journey, I was 342 but my weight went up to 356 while I wrangled with my insurance company. Three years later, I changed my insurance company and got approval within 2 months. I had to do a 2 week pre-op diet and on surgery day my weight was 302.
I haven't had any complications because of the surgery and very few complications from eating. The one thing I had problems with was eating too fast, and swallowing too much at one time. I've worked out those complications, although I still occasionally forget and fall back into old habits. I'm excited about the new life I have been given, and anxious to achieve my goals. I hope to find support for my journey and offer my support to others as they progress through their journey.

"If you're not using your smile, you're like a man with a million dollars in the bank and no checkbook."
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Paula, my name is Pat. I had gastric bypass surgery on August 3, 2012. I was doing good until 3 weeks ago when I started throwing up most of my meals that contained meat protein. I saw my surgeon last Monday and he did an endoscopy on Tuesday. He found a large peptic ulcer near the opening of my pouch and told me this was the cause of my symptoms. He prescribed two medications, my insurance refused to pay for the one that cost over $400 a month, so he called in another prescription. He prescribed Cytotec every 8 hours and Priosec 1times a day along with sodium Bicar. I have to go back to my surgeon in 8 weeks. I had an endoscopy a week before my surgery and everything was fine. I do not have. History of stomach ulcers. I eat soft proteins such as low carb yogurt, low fat cottage cheese and other low fat cheeses and eggs. I have lost 46 pounds in 3 months and I am thankful for that. I hope I will be able to eat fish and chicken soon. I try and read as much information as I can from the posts because it helps to see what other WLS patients are experiencing.

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11/14/12 12:59 P

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Hi Paula, my name is Fern. I found this site a couple of weeks ago and this is the first time I've gotten on the message boards. To answer you question, yes, I've had 3 episodes of bleeding ulcers which landed me in the hospital. I had to have a transfusion each time with 4-5 pints of blood. Last time was the worst. I was in ICU 5 days and I was on vacation at a family reunion. Needless to say I missed the reunion.

I had a roux-n-y done almost 15 years ago (1/13/1998). I have had NO help or guidance from the Dr. and I've never seen a dietitian. What I've learned came from experience. I had a heart attack 3 years ago and I've gained about 40 lbs. back. My top weight 19 years ago was 430, 360 at surgery date, and basically maintained around 250 after that until the heart attack. I was feeling rather hopeless until I found this site. This led me to another site www.5daypouchtest.com where I've gotten a lot of information from Kaye Bailey. I've learned more in the last few days than I learned in the past 15 years. Now I feel I can continue on my journey and get to goal. I'm also going to see a nutritionist that deals with WLS the beginning of Dec.

Getting back to the ulcer, I just have to take the Prilosec and watch it. It flares up ever so often which is now. But then it will be OK for awhile. The Dr. suggested I might have to have a repair done because a tail was left and that is where the ulcer is. I really haven't had a major problem with it for about 5 years now. Hopefully no more problems either. Other than that everything has been pretty normal. I found out that I have to take more vitamins and chewable are better. I feel I made a good decision 15 years ago. Take care.

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11/4/12 1:34 P

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Hi!
I'm Paula, I am 2 years post op, have lost a total of 125 lbs and very happy with the results of all the hard work and time put into this program.
I do however have a question - has anyone else suffered with an ulcer since surgery? It's been over 1 1/2 years and the nexium isn't cutting it. I have had multiple endoscopy's, ulcer remains active and I can't keep meat down for the most part.
Just looking for some input since I am now on carafate 4x's daily and nexium 2x's daily. This has been the worst part of the process so I will deal with it but it has been a very frustrating problem that I cant seem to get a reason why?

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11/2/12 5:00 P

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good for you Holly I had RNY surgery on August 6th. Keep up the good work

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Hi! My name is Holly and I had gastric sleeve bypass on August 6, 2012. I've lost around 65 lbs so far.

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My name is Heather and I had RNY on August 16, 2012. I have lost 51 pounds total so far. But the best thing is that I am off of insulin and all diabetes meds. This is the best thing I could have done for myself. emoticon

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Hi!!! My name is Mariann. I'm scheduled for my surgery next Tuesday. Very excited!!!!

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9/14/12 10:46 P

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Hi my name is Kim and I am new to this team. I had my RNY surgery on August 6, 2012 and I am trying to get use to all the different changes that I am going threw these suport groups are such a help to me and hopefully one day I can in turn be a help to someone going threw this

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9/14/12 8:48 A

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Hello, my name is Annie, I had rny 5yrs ago, my starting weight was 330lbs and as of today I weigh in at 136. Ive maintained fairly well, but still need support and encouragement, would be glad to answer any questions on my rny journey, I love this site and thanks for letting me be a part!

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8/28/12 2:04 P

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i have now got done with all of my tests and stuff before surgery, now to schedule surgery. i am getting so stoked. now it is a wait wait wait situation. i am 38 weigh 327, and a single mom of three.

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8/19/12 2:43 P

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Welcome JSSHINDEN. I did the same thing that you did. I had my RNY 10 years ago and lost 120 pounds in the first two years. But gained 60 pounds in the next 6 years. Wow, it's hard to get it back off, but definitely possible. The biggest help for me was to track my food. Once I started doing that, I realized how much I was snacking and started to get in under control. Now, I'm back down even more than after surgery. WooHoo! Keep up the good work. It Is Possible! You can do it!

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8/19/12 11:30 A

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Welcome to SP, This is a very good place to be. I love it here. You can do it, we ALL can. We have more tools for us and they work. Good luck and Keep on keepin on. -Ma




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Hi All:
I am 8 years past bypass and lost 100 lbs. but over the last 4 years I've been picking up 10 lbs. a year. Stress has increased at home and work and my eating and exercise program went to the wayside. Soooo...I'm back in an effort to keep myself honest on a daily basis. Started with this week's goal to just track my food on Spark.

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Hi! I was 10 years out this past April and don't regret a thing. I'm here to tell you it's possible to get through all of this without "getting sick" or losing your mind. I'm happy to answer any questions and am here for help and motivation too.

Hope this is an active group!

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7/23/12 2:27 P

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PSUAIMS44

Keep on going. We all have had ups and downs, just keep in mind everything that the dr. and the nutritionist has taught you and listen to them. I am getting back to what I was taught and I am already feeling better after losing 6 of the 30 I gained back. Exercise is a key also. You will do great. don't get down on yourself, it doesn't help, just when you fall, get back up. I think of my childhood riding horses, when you fall off, get back on. Good luck and yes this place is a great place to be. It keeps me accountable for what I do or don't do. Keep track of what you eat and your exercise. I don't know what more I can say other than Congratulations on your decision to get healthy. It is great!!!..- Ma

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7/22/12 8:11 P

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hi i am Amy F i had RNY on March of 2012 this year. i have had ups and downs and alot of questions and i think this would be a great place to share info.I have lost 94 pounds since march 5. i have about 86 more to get to my goal weight. emoticon

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7/18/12 7:53 A

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What was written by Magi_4 could have been written by me. I've hit a plateau.

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7/3/12 1:46 P

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Hi Ma: I had RNY 10 years ago and I went from 285 to 155, then back up to 210 and since I've been on SP I'm back down to 162. Don't let your gaining go any farther. It's so much harder to lose. You've messed with your metabolism and you're getting older, both hamper your efforts. So good for you that you are getting back into the game. It's so easy to let life get in your way, but stick to your guns, you can do it. Just keep working on those bad habits that you've slipped back into. If its too overwhelming, just work on one problem at a time. Good Luck.

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7/2/12 10:02 A

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Hi all, just call me Ma. I had gastric bypass almost 4 years ago. At my heaviest, I was 270. I had my bypass at 230 and lost down to 145 but now am up to 166 currently today. I am trying to get back down to 145. My original goal was 130, then life happened and I got off track. I must say that I was religiously being a Sparkle when life happened and I quit and then I gained my weight. I do not want to get back to being heavy and I can tell that I have gained and I am refusing to give in anymore. I am so glad that I did the surgery. I feel so much better physically. I no longer take any meds, just my vites. I was on diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol meds. I am now in remission. I hope that I can help anyone out there and along the way help myself. We can do this. We have the tools to help us get what we need. Good luck to all, I will do my best to help us all get to our goals. Thanks for being here.

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I am 2 Months out from my revision of my RNY Gastric Bypass. I have pictures on my latest Youtube video.. http://youtu.be/pCoNqEN1KsQ

The weight loss is a little slower but at least I'm losing RIGHT! enjoy!!!

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Per my 6/25/2012 weigh in I lost 11 lbs. 7 oz. I am a go for my Laproscopic RNY on 7/2/2012. Yay!!

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Hi all. My name is Luz Maria. I am scheduled for the Laproscopic RNY on July 2, 2012 with Dr. John Alverdy at the University of Chicago. Although at the moment this is dependent on whether or not when I get on the scale tomorrow with his Nurse Practitioner and show a 5 lb. weight loss. Sounds weird, but it is my own fault.

When I applied for the approval in January of 2012 I weighed 302 and was told by Dr. Alverdy's Nurse Practitioner that I could not gain more than 5 lbs or else they would cancel the surgery. Well, I ended up gaining. Not that this is an excuse (or is it really) but when I applied for the approval in January 2012, my insurance company (Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois) denied me as they claimed that my six month medically supervised weight loss plan did not meet their criteria. It was lead by my clinic's Nutritionist, and not my Primary Care Physician. As I went through the appeals process and second denial I was becoming depressed and started eating very poorly. When lo and behold, in planning to start the process all over again and meet with a new PCP, I printed up my insurance company's policy regarding the GBS and discovered that they had removed the six month requirement.

This meant that Dr. Alverdy's team could re-submit my packet for approval, once I got a new nutritional evaluation (getting weighed in again). At this second eval, my weight was now 322. At that point, I knew I was in trouble because on June 11th I was scheduled for pre-surgery blood work, meet with the anesthesiologist and meet with the doctor's Nurse Practitioner who would be rechecking my weight again. So on June 11th, I weighed in at 327 and she was not happy, nor was I. However, because my surgery date was in three more weeks, she has given me a second chance.

That second chance is this Monday, June 25th. Between June 11th and tomorrow, I have been on a 1,000 calorie a day diet. It has been rough. There has been many days that I felt very faint but I have been plugging along. I wish that when they weigh me, I could be in my skivvies because clothes weigh so much. But, I do have a pair of shorts and a tank top that I am going to wear under my regular clothes so that I can get weighed in them instead of my regular street clothes.

My journey started 7 years ago and I will be so bummed if I was unable to get those 5 lbs. off.

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emoticon back, MELIBOP! You have made the first step of the rest of your life getting back to striving for a more healthy life. I had my RNY in 2002, lost 120 lbs and gained 50 back. I joined SP and now I am almost back down to the lowest weight after my surgery (155 lbs). So, you see, it IS possible. The mindset needs to change to "doing something good for you" which is NOT eating, but doing healthy things. So, you go girl! The support here on SP is emoticon . Whenever you feel down, just log on. You can do it, just keep trying. I have failed at several things, but I keep trying and eventually I succeed a little bit and that gives me the power to succeed a lot. Keep up the good work.

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Hi everyone:
I am re-new to spark people. I had gastric bypass in 2001 lost 205 pounds and and have gained back about 100 pounds. My pouch is still intact and small and I am working on getting back to the rules of the pouch. No drinks with meals, solid protein, and no junk. I am grateful to have found you guys and I am looking forward to getting to know all of you.

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Welcome everyone. Congrats on your amazing weight loss!

Jane, about the frozen yogurt, a good way to check is to look at the sugar grams on the package; if it has more than 15 or so, you might get dumping.

Lisa and Susan, you're tastes change alot especially right after surgery. You may like one thing today and hate it tomorrow. Try other protein sources, especially real food vs. protein drinks.

Suessapp, Spark People has a lot of articles about exercise, maybe you can find other exercises that keep you off your feet; like swimming. Don't let excuses keep you from becoming a healthy, happy person. Keep trying.


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I had gastric bypass in February. lost 50. The main reason I had surgery was because I was almost 300 pounds and my feet hurt horribly. The arthritis in my feet has worsened, exercise, is ghastly. I promise myself everyday I'll ride my bike, but I daily lie to myself. I'm waiting for name to come up at our local senior center to exercise on machine and lift weights, I can do anything that doesn't involve standing very long. But pain is accumulative and I quickly reach a point that can't concentrate and exhausted.

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I know what you mean about the protein drinks. Try the Proti Pink Lemonade it is good. I found them on www.dietdirect.com I love them and the hot chocolate is good too. They also have protein bars with 15 grams of protein in them. The cereal ones are the best. Hope this helps!

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My name is Lisa and I had gastric bypass on March 12, 2012. I have struggled with my weight my entire life. After loosing almost 100 lbs on the weightloss pills I had to go off of them for health reasons and gained every lb back. I am two months out from my surgery and have lost 50+ lbs. I am so excited. I have found I can not eat chicken for some reason. I loved chicken before my surgery but it really don't like me now. Still trying to adjust to the type of foods I can and can NOT eat.

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Hello, my name is Susan. I had gastric bypass in January. I have lost from 249 down to 198. I am just glad to be under the 200lb mark :) I am having trouble staying on track with my protein and exercise. All the protein drinks are yucky and I am raising my 3-year-old grandson, which does not leave me a lot of free time for exercise.
Glad to be here and meet other people who have been through this experience!

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Hello everyone,

My name is Jane, and I am new to this site. I'm excited to hear about everyones experiences with gastric bypass surgery. I had my surgery 15 months ago, and I've haven't felt this healthy in years! It certainly wasn't easy going through the surgery and changing my eatting habits, but the journey has been worth it. I'd love to hear from people who have had the surgery about what foods cause bad reactions. And does anyone know if frozen yogurt is OK, or does it cause dumping to occur.. I know ice cream is on the "don't eat" list, but I wasn't sure about frozen yogurt. What other foods do you stay away from?

I'm looking forward to meeting you all!

Jane

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I had my surgery on April 9, 2012. Since I've been recovering pretty well, got a good report from the dr. I've lost 6 pounds so far and no sign of diabetes at all. My energy level is still minimal but I am confident it will come back soon. I'm a little anxious about the anticipation of everything but I am guessing that is normal.

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Hiya

I had the gastric bypass a little over 2 1/2 years ago. My biggest weight was 605. Through the supervised diet/exercise program I had to go through to get approved I lost ~140 lbs. I was 466 on the day of my surgery. I was down to around 250 for a while there, felt great, and was doing okay.

My job relocated me from Wisconsin to Arizona 7 months ago. So with losing my support/friends/family, depression from the move, and working all the time I have started to fall back into old ways and have gained 60 lbs back (~310 now). Things were really rough money wise and with my husband not being able to find a job (and being a huge grump). I lost sight there for awhile and didn't even realize I was gaining it back until my body started hurting more than usual. Things have started to get a little better so I'm trying now to get back on track and lose the 60 lbs I have gained.

I am hoping I will be able to find some support here and try to get my self back into shape and feeling good again.

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I had my band readjusted and I have lost 30 pounds since January. I'm aiming for 50 more.
I've had the band since December 2008 and it wasn't working. Long story

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Stay strong, Lacy! Many times when you start exercising you are building muscle, which weighs 2.5 times more than fat! So you may be losing inches, but your body has to catch us\p and then you will start losing the weight again. GO FOR IT!

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Hi all,

Sorry so long. posted on daily posts by mistake. I'm a newbie and obviously long winded.

Just wanted to say hello and thank you all for the great reading and sharing. I've learned a lot from your experiences and have only been here for about an hour. I've been coming to SparkPeople since my surgery.

I'm almost a year out from my GBS on 2/28/11. Still exercising and logging food intake even though the nutritionist said I didn't have to. My reply was, "Food logging is what has kept me in the game so I will continue."

My daily calorie/protein goals are 1,500 calories and 60-80 grams of protein. My concentration is on protein and I usually have no problem reaching my daily goal due to a morning protein shake. I'm trying to eat real food so I'm now taking a half a scoop of protein with "Bug Juice." It's fortified with veggies and calcium. Good stuff! Kind of like V8 Splash.

I started my journey at 330# and am now at 194# and believe I'm at a plateau. My primary goal was 200# which I reached late last fall. Secondary goal is 180# which I hope to reach by summer.

I feel much better and don't regret for a minute having the surgery although I struggle with the six meals per day and a bit of alcohol especially on week-ends which doesn't help my goals at all. Evening meals and evening snacks are also a challenge for me.

I also started smoking again and feel it is due to my weight loss and my change in lifestyle and eating habits. Quitting the smokes is next on the journey to good health list.

My goals are moderation, daily exercise and lots of water. My inspirational mantra is, "Just Do It!" That usually gets me up off my butt for a morning workout. I tell myself I'll go and stretch out for ten minutes or so and end up doing twenty to thirty minutes.

I'm here to gain insights into keeping the weight off, motivation, getting and giving support.

Thank you again for the good reading and sharing.

"Stay Strong Sparkies!"



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