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my journey is a long one and deviates from the normal gastric bypass story. i am almost 3 years out (today is 3/18/2010, i had surgery 8/22/2007) & when most people are gaining some weight back at this stage, i'm losing again! i lost 97 lbs, from 267 to 170 the first year post op. then i hovered from 171-174 for over 1.5 years. recently in january 2010, i cut calories a bit and cut out wheat/gluten (due to an intolerance), junk, & alcohol. the weight started to fall off. i hit 100 lbs lost finally! and then i hit normal BMI a week or so ago!

i maintained & ate whatever i wanted (what my pouch tolerated) for 1.5 years. i had junk & sweets, some pastas, crackers, etc. but, i'm finding out that i'm wheat or gluten intolerant. since cutting it out, i've become much more energetic, my mood has lifted dramatically, and my weight has dropped! i also drank alcohol a lot the last 2 years and i've quit that since last november. i've always weighed daily and tracked it with excel, as well as tracked my food and nutritional info daily. i've never counted calories (ie. picked a calorie range and stuck to it daily. i see that as dieting and i don't diet and never intend to do it again!). the whole tracking came about because i am a biologist and love data, so that's what i do. i'm glad i did it because i'm looking back now and seeing why i stayed at the same weight for over 1.5. years and seeing that i have a low BMR.

since losing this weight and seeing that the plastic surgeon i went to was wrong (he said i only had skin left, no fat to lose- and i've lost almost 20 lbs since january), i have no idea what my goal weight should be. my RNY surgeon said it should be 137. plastic surgeon said i have 15lbs of skin on me. if that's true, i need to stop with the loss right now. what to do, what to do. i'll keep my goal weight at 150 on spark right now for the time being though.

ANOTHER UPDATE: today is 12/12/2010 and i weigh 126lbs. i'm in a size 2 and smalls, extra smalls. i've surpassed my own goal of 150 lbs, surgeon's goal of 137 lbs and the last final goal of 134 lbs (weigh as much as i've lost). i'm working on maintaining at 130 lbs. i'm one BMI point from being underweight, which isn't cool since i haven't had plastic surgery yet. to maintain now, i've had to incorporate gluten free pastas and breads into my diet. if i don't eat them, i lose easily. i try to not let myself get down to 125 and it's really hard and time consuming.

Member Since: 2/10/2008

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My Goals:

*to build muscle.
*to be healthy.
*to maintain.

My Program:
Gastric bypass surgery, weighing daily, protein, vitamins, water, exercise.

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i love rock music.. specifically incubus. other likes: animals, black nailpolish, coffee, black eyeliner, tattoos, piercings, reading, non-judgemental vegans, flip flops, hoodies, care bears, rainbow brite..

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  • v LINDA!
    Welcome to the Emotional Eaters team. emoticon Your weight loss is awesome!
    4258 days ago
  • v LILBIT-2008
    hi, I've seen on one of your site on your weight lost keep it up, your doing great. I also seen on your page about your back issues, well my thoughts on the surgery should be your last choice please think it over and over again. My sister Had surgery starting in her neck now she has plates in her neck and rods supporting her spine. Her disc are deteriorating and she is only 56. May end up in a wheel chair. For pain she is now using a tens pin, (not sure what its called but, could find out easy for you if you like) It's to ease the pain. I could go on if your interested but, losing your weight would be a big relief for you. Good luck in all you do. tina
    4272 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/10/2009 6:45:01 PM
    hi nikki,
    I have seen ur posts on youtube and i have noticed u lost motivaion for a while its great 2 see that uve gotten ur buzz back!!!!.I am anaellenor on utube ,i subscribed 2 ur channel yonks ago.How r u finding spark people i kinda started last year and lost motivation.It has some really great resources on here especially for emotional eaters.Id luv 2 become friends so we can motivate each other..especially with boredom eating!!
    C ya round like an orange!!!lol emoticon
    4273 days ago
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