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6/21/17 8:23 A

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Been working my behind off at work at nights-hospital been busy. I have been down sick lately-but hopefully I will be getting better soon. I totally feel like crap.

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6/4/17 12:03 A

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Can not believe how fast this year is flying by.

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5/5/17 10:15 A

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Found the best substitute for rice in dishes-- the riced cauliflower in frozen or produce session. Used one that had bits of broccoli and carrots in a chicken casserole for game night. Deliscious.

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4/9/17 7:29 P

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Hope things are better for you.

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4/2/17 12:33 A

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Son released after his second week. They drained several thousand cc from around lungs. He had outpatient surgery more since but seems to be doing well.

I need to get back on track with eating. Prednisone is my kryptonite as I turn into PAC Woman. It does ease breathing but do not like this side effect.

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3/2/17 2:42 P

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Son has been back in the hospital for another week. Had pneumonia earlier in February and was in for a week ( he had both pneumonia vaccines last fall. Never improved at home. Breathing deteriorated. Back last Friday. Has had fluid drained from chest twice. No longer on oxygen. Talking to cardiac surgeon today regarding options to help prevent a relapse.

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3/1/17 5:33 P

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I hope everyone is doing good-Happy March 1st!

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2/20/17 11:01 P

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Starting a bit of a warm up here.

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2/15/17 8:19 P

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Here in Midwest had record high last week. We have had no measurable snow. Thankfully there has been som precipitation or it would be bad.

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2/15/17 6:54 P

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snow, snow, snow.

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2/13/17 5:01 P

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Glad to see that you had a good vacation. Dealing with the snow here. But, it is winter.

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2/8/17 11:29 P

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While away in vacation several weeks no access to weigh. Really strived to watch my intake and did lots of walking. In hot tub would do some water aerobics. Surprised that I lost three pounds.

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2/8/17 5:27 P

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Started my pouch reset today. Hope I do not have any low sugar problems at work-I will have to bring my glucose tablets with me tonight to the hospital.

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1/29/17 8:30 P

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Today got some extra steps in as I left my camera at the restaurant where we had breakfast so had to back track. At the airport I was directed one way to go to the facilities. There was a lady cleaning so she directed me back the opposite way.

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1/29/17 6:34 P

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Glad you are enjoying yourself and had a great vacation.

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1/26/17 3:14 P

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Enjoying Hawaii. Not able to weigh but feel like I have done very well. Having fresh fruits daily--unusual for me. Lots of activity. Love that I do not need seat belt extensions flying. Yesterday was carrying about 35 pounds of items to ship back to the states. It was hard work. I thought how did I live carrying 100 plus extra pounds all the time. So grateful for the surgery. Not only for how I look but mostly of all for how much better I feel.

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1/25/17 5:13 P

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Hope everyone is doing good.

It has been overly busy at work lately (hospital) and so I have been overly tired. I try to get on here when I can.

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1/20/17 9:33 P

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been a while since i've been here but here I am. Getting back on track with tracking what I eat, taking my vitamins and being active.

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Aloha. Finally on Aloha time. First day messed up big time. Took meds @ 2:30 in the morning before leaving for airport. Was up a little over 24 hours. Went to bed and awoke with asthma. Did not think how long between meds when four hours difference plus early start that day.

Especially have enjoyed the black sand beach. It goes thru the fingers like graphite. Getting in plenty of walking.

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1/20/17 6:15 P

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It is a start. Sigh...

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1/16/17 11:21 P

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Ouch. Crackers are suggestible versus breads but so easy to overdo them. I can identify. Knowing our enemy is half the battle.



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Well, this new year have to work on my weight gain. Crackers are the culprit.

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emoticon emoticon Happy New Year!!!! emoticon emoticon

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Happy New Year's Eve!

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Would anyone like to be fitbit friends.

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Really blew it today. Devoured a gift small sized fruitcake. Know it was stuffing feelings. Son had two infusion to bring platelets up from 6,000 to over 100,000. He will begin the four weekly infusions starting Wednesday. The side effects potentially are so serious but he can not survive without it, he would not make it. After his last infusion my car's alternator went out pulling into my drive. We had gone about 150 miles and if it stopped on the highway we would not have had lights. I know I was stuffing feelings. Gave three other fruit cakes to neighbors. Have one large and two medium ones for next few days. Family is coming to our house Saturday and Sunday to niece's.

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone!!!!! Be careful with your choices this time of the year!

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12/1/16 11:03 P

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Had about twenty over forThanksgiving. It was great. Have all Christmas shopping completed but need to get on cards.

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I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. My husband and I had to work it. The hospital was busy as usual.

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11/6/16 5:32 P

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Well, tomorrow night will be back to work again and back to our routine. Being off a week was OK but pretty much messed up our routine. Just too chilly for us to enjoy the outdoors.

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checking in. Hope everyone is doing well.

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I never had any issues about loose skin and before I had my surgery they made us go through the classes and one of the things that you have to do before surgery is to get cleared by a Psychologist. I still have no issues with skin. I have lost over 183 pounds since 2012.
I opted to wait for any skin surgery as I wanted to wait until I was totally down to where I wanted t be at-but, having gotten there-I do not see any issues with it as I am 66 years old -it does not bother me. I do not have an over amount of loose skin to deal with.

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Thank you for your input. I totally understand that the health benefits out way the other. However it is more than just skin. I guess I should have explained myself better. I do not have getting back to where I was at a awhile ago again. I have been larger my whole life I can not say I remember myself without a chunky face or my fat roles. It is a love hate relationship. My body has caused me deep pain but also great pride and that I am now a strong fat girl. At times it has been a defense mechanisms to hide behind my real emotions. When I loose this weight I am going to be meeting a totally new person. I will be loosing some of my identity. The skin is going to be a huge change and another worry I have is about the feeling like I have plateau. It is not just a superficial issue, I guess it is finding about the emotional changes on the topic of body image as it is a huge societal issue and looking for understanding how others have dealt with these types of feelings.

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You would think, but my doctor tried because I had a terrible time for 2 years but Medicare would not pay. Insurance is not what it used to be. But I am thankful for people who loved me in my family that helped me.

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If the skin causes further Med issues it seems insurance would kick in.

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Great post Smilingeyes2, I was not obsessed about the hanging skin. I just had terrible infections on my thighs from breaking out so much when getting hot. I had fallen and broken my right arm prior to my weight loss and arthritis had set up in my arm and after losing the weight, I had a very difficult time even lifting my arms up to do my hair because the extra weight from the skin. The large amount if skin around my waist and abdomen made it difficult to wear pants and jeans because when I would fasten my pants and sit for a while in the car etc. that bulge would cause me not to be able to breathe good unless I leaned backwards. So, having the loose skin resolved all those issues for me.

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You are blessed to have had the excess skin removed.

I have learned that most people are consumed with how they look and not others. Even at my highest weight I would swim if I wished. The skin does not stop me now. I attended a conference where the mother and daughter had been in a horrible car wreck. They reframed the issue and rather than scars they choose to see the beauty marks as it was a miracle they survived.

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I agree, there are so many more positive things than negative things! I really had no other option, it was have the surgery and lose the weight or die! Having the surgery and losing the 140 pounds saved my life at 61 years of age. I wish I had the surgery sooner. My life has so dramatically changed now that I am thin. I do not have to have an oxygen tank to breath anymore. I do not have to take blood pressure medication or heart medications. I no longer have SVT's or heart arrhythmias! I do still have osteoarthritis and osteoporosis but I can move around so much better. Because if my age, I did have an excess amount of skin hanging on my upper arms, thighs and abdomen. Two years after I had maintained my 140 pound weight loss, I was able to have the plastic surgeries to remove the skin from these three area because I received a gift from my parents in their will. They completely surprised me. Mama passed away one year after I had lost my weight and Daddy passed away the next year. They included a special note in their will that they were so proud of me for losing all the weight and wanted me to have the plastic surgeries to remove the excess skin so I could be more comfortable and also be able to really see that I really had a thin body again. I cried about a week after I received the news. My sister said, you cannot use the money for anything else except what Mama and Daddy wanted for you and my hubby agreed. I would never have been able to have the skin removed if it had not been for my precious patent!s gift. The surgeries were done 3 months a part and it was a painful time, especially the thighs, but I had an awesome plastic surgeon. She had reconstructed my breasts a year before when I had the double masectomies so, I knew how great her work was. All my surgeries were successes and my scars are fading so much. It was nice wear sleeveless tops for the first time in years last summer. I even bought a bathing suit last summer to start water aroebic classes. I just recently went through my walk in closet trying on all my clothes to see which items I needed to get rid of because it did not fit anymore. I had to get rid of all my size 10's because they fall off me. I cut all gluten, sugar and gluten grains from my diet last year because of digestive problems and celiac disease diagnosis and I dropped 16 pounds which took me into size 8's and 6's which is the size I was in in my 30's. So, I am so thankful that I had the RNY surgery 4 years ago!

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The downside is by far so insignificant to the upside. Wish I had done this much earlier. Carrying around the excess weight has its toll on one's health. Because of the skin that makes bats wings I prefer to wear three quarter or full sleeves.

Keep us posted.

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hello, I am just starting this process. I have attended a informational meeting and first appointment with surgeon, Tomorrow morning I have my first appointment with the nutritionist. I am supposed to loose 20 pounds before surgery. I started this because I am feeling fed up with my weight and I feel that at this point this is really my only option. I have lost significant weight in the pass but my emotions have gotten the better of me. I am a little to scared to be truthful not with the surgery, but more about how I am going to be post surgery. The skin is what really bothers me. What is it like and how do you prepare yourself for the changes in your body. do others feel this way?

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Hi Smilingyes2'. Thank you do very much for your supportive comments! I have received so much help and support from others on my journey! It looks like you have done an amazing job yourself! I met my original weight loss goal set by my surgeon over 4 years ago and maintained that weight until last year when I changed over to a cleaner whole food eating plan and I lost another 10 pounds. Now I have eliminated gluten, grains, dairy, except for traditional Greek yogurt occasionally, and sugar foods, except a meal once a week when I allow myself to eat anything I like. My final weight goal is 135 because this weight I'd considered ideal for my heighth and body structure. I want to be on the low side of my ideal instead of the high side so I can keep my BMI lower! I take a lot of high quality supplements due to the malabsorption problems and these help me feel better too! I look forward to reading more of your posts! I pray you continue to have great success on your journey!


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Pat, thanks for sharing your story. It is encouraging to others to see one can be sucessful.

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Thank you carol6x. I appreciate your comment! You have done an awesome job yourself!

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Doing great there Pat!

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Hi Everyone! I just had my 4th year annual Gastric Bypass Surgery checkup. I have continued to maintain my 140 pound weight loss and I am very, very happy about this! My journey has not been an easy one due to a few complications, and having gone through breast cancer for the second time three months after the gastric bypass surgery which resulted in a double mastectomy, a year of reconstruction, back surgery and a total knee replacement this past April! I am doing pretty well now except for the return of sleep apnea that I had before the 140 pounds weight loss. I started having major problems about 6 months ago with waking up every hour during the night which resulted in major fatigue. I was sent back to the sleep center for a study 2 weeks ago and was diagnosed with moderate to severe combined obstructive sleep apnea and central sleep apnea. I started with a CPAP machine 2 nights ago but I am still having 20 apnea episodes her hour and still waking up. My doctor said it just takes time for the machine to help. I have radically changed my eating a year ago by going to a paleo diet, gluten free, grain free, dairy free and sugar free. This way of eating has really improved my life and the way I feel. I do not have any food cravings and I do not have to count calories or carbs as long as I eat the paleo foods. I continue to take all my vitamins and supplements twice a day. I do still have low Vitamin D and B12 so I have to take injections once a month to help. I also have low ferritin level of 10 but I take my iron. The doctor is still working on it for me. Since I have continued to follow a strict eating and drinking routine for the past 4 years, I still have a very small pouch and still consume no more than a cup of food at one time. I know eactaly when I have eaten my last bite no matter how much food is left on my plate. If I eat any more, I get very sick. So, I listen to my bidy and stop eating. I am still not able to eat anything with sugar in it because it causes me to get extremely sick. I use organic pure stevia in my herb tea or protein smoothies. I just turned 65 in May and I love being thin and active. I have gone from a size 24 to 6-8 which my hubby and I are thrilled about! I love going shopping at upscale consignment shops! The decision to have the RNY was the best decision that I could have made to save my life, even with some of the side effects I am dealing with, such as the malabsorption issues. Since losing the weight, I came off oxygen, heart medication, high blood pressure medications and pain medications. I continue to see my oncologist every 6 months but I am still cancer free, praise the Lord! I am truly blessed! I want to encourage all those who have already had their weight loss surgery and those who are waiting for your surgery to do everything your surgeons tell you to do and follow your eating and drinking plan by keeping a daily journal and keep moving your body daily. Choose the very best, clean and healthy food that you can to put into your temple. Stay away from prepackaged foods that will derail your weight loss and health. Get on the Internet and research about clean, healthy whole food plans. You are worth it! God bless you all on your journey to health, wellness and a thin, lean body! Your best days are ahead!

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9/21/16 2:13 P

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Great job on cutting down on your carb and salty snacks!

Joan


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Had gained weight this year but in September got serious and so far have dropped 3 pounds. Must watch crackers and high salty snacks.

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The doctor had me taking Biotin and told me that it will pass. Mine still does not grow fast anymore.

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Surgery Date: 12/17/2012
RNY with Dr. T.Paul Singh at Albany Medical Center.


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Faithfully take it for hair and nails. Can not really see that it helps.

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I have read that taking Biotin can help prevent hair loss.

Joan

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Carol, my hair is still so thin. Eating protein does not seem to take care of it. Have you found something that helps?

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Lost quite a bit in the first weeks after surgery and my hair as well. I was assured by my surgeon that it was a stress thing with your body and normal. He was not the one losing it, though.
Had my surgery 12/17/2012 lost 183 pounds-regained 20 since then and am working on that.

My Journey is a work in Progress!!

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Surgery Date: 12/17/2012
RNY with Dr. T.Paul Singh at Albany Medical Center.


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Krio - Good for you for catching it now! What is your plan to get back on track?

I am happy to say that I have completed the learn to run emoticon I ended up signing up for the 5k clinic which started yesterday. I know I can do it but the group is smaller and I am much slower than everyone else. It doesn't bother me now but I know it might in a few weeks - I will work hard to fight the urge to run faster than I should and just be okay with being last. I can do this. I can do anything.

I had to lock my scale in the trunk of my car. lol I was becoming obsessed with daily weigh ins and if the number showed a fluctuation that was up it would MESS with my head and I wouldn't eat as healthy. It's kind of nice not weighing in everyday...I am much more relaxed

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After a 5 year hiatus, I'm back. My surgery date was 1/21/2011. It was great for the first 5 years, but then life got in the way, as it sometimes does, and I'm seeing and feeling the weight come back on. Need it to stop before depression sets in and I go into a tailspin.

Goal 1: Get under 230- Completed 8/19/09
Goal2: Get into a size 18- Completed 9/24/09
Goal3: Weigh under 200
goal 4: wear 1 letter clothes (L instead of XXL)
Goal 5: change BMI from Obese to Overweight
Goal 6: Run a mile

I am responsible of my own destiny.
I am worth being loved unconditionally.
I am beautiful.


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I had lost 40 pounds the year before my surgery. I was thrown for a loop when I went into WW post surgery and I had gained about seven pounds. Called the nurse coordinator and was informed that this was as a result of iv meds in hospital and reassured it would come in off. Did lose that and more by next week. I faithfully walked a couple of times a day in the mall or box stores. I had surgery in December so could not do outdoors. The first few months the weight steadily came off at about three pounds average.

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Sandra congrats on have your surgery! It must feel great to be home and comfortable. I don't remember what I lost the first month but it wasn't much. The first month is very slow and that is very normal - you did just rearrange some major organs :)

I am doing well ladies. I did a SP virtual 5k and it took me 52 minutes which includes 32 minutes of running. One day I shall run it ALL!!!!

I'm 7 months out and my body is losing very slowly now. About a pound a week. It's hard to not lose more but I just keep eating healthy and exercising and I have faith that that will be enough.

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Hi all,

Just joined the group. i had bypass surgery last week and am still eating pureed foods. I've lost 20 pounds during surgery prep and since surgery but I find myself disappointed, instead of celebrating. While I shouldn't compare, I'm curious how much others lost in the first weeks after surgery. Encouragement is always welcome.

Sandra

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