JMSCHWED and to SparkPeople and the team...Nice to have you with us on the journey to a healthier lifestyle.
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current weight: 138.0
Fitness Minutes: (0) Posts: 2 5/23/12 1:00 A
I probably will not have the skin removal surgery because my insurance co. will not cover it.On the exercise issue,he did not send me to a physical therapist but my doc has a exercise physiologist and a nutritionist on staff and I have been working through both of them.I go to a weight loss center and they have gym equipment and tools available to us any time.It's a great place and everyone there is knowledgeable and friendly.
Fitness Minutes: (39,306) Posts: 12,091 5/21/12 2:36 P
Hi Juanita and to the team. We are really happy that you have decided to join us. You have gotten some good advice. Be sure to take your time looking around at all there is here for you. There are so many resources and so much information that it can be overwhelming if you do not take it slowly. Start out with baby steps, changing only one or two things at a time, letting those become habit before adding more to your program. Please keep in touch with the team by posting often. We love to cheer your successes and encourage you along the way. It is wonderful to have you with us on this journey! Take care and God bless, Deb T.
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Pounds lost: 17.0
Fitness Minutes: (529) Posts: 1,398 5/20/12 9:49 P
Welcome,Juanita. I am so glad to hear that you are working diligently at taking care of yourself. I agree that you need to ask your doctor about exercise. He/She might be convinced that some physical therapy should be ordered so you can learn how to move in this new body in a way that is healthy and healthful. This is a team that will be excited and happy to support you in whatever way we can. Please consider making a Spark Page so we can leave you personal messages, virtual goodies and you can share whatever further information you want.
Hi Juanita. Welcome to the team. It is a good thing to go into the hospital to have the medication adjusted. That way they can watch you to see how it is affecting you. Didn't they send you to physical therapy after the surgery? If not, I would see if the Dr. would so at least you can get a professional exercise plan and shown how to execute the exercises correctly. Then the rest is up to you. Are they going to do another surgery to remove that excess skin? I saw on television where after so much weight is lose they remove the excess skin.
Please stay in touch with the team and let us know how you are doing?
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Fitness Minutes: (0) Posts: 2 5/20/12 11:21 A
My name is Juanita I had gastric bypass surgery in 2007 and have had some major complications and surgeries to correct them.I am now dealing with malnutrition and anemia and I'm bipolar, rapid cycling.Right now I'm in the throes of a mixed episode and completely miserable.I am entering the hospital on Fri for a medication overhaul. I weighed 354 at the beginning of this road, went down to 155 and now I'm at 188. My goal is 175 which is perfect for me because I have at least 30 lbs of excess skin flapping around.I need a nutrition and exercise plan I can actually stick to and tolerate.Thank you for listening
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