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man, i'm a real dummy!

Saturday, May 30, 2009

i went to a support session with my daughter at the clinic where she had her gastric bypass 2 years ago..i spoke up about how truly hard it is to get rid of these lasr 50 (approx) pounds and how my measurements keep "shifting"..i was told that it's most likely due to the excess folds of hanging flesh that is on me because of my loss of almost 190 pounds(so far)...the group moderator did some measuring and calculating and "guesstimated" that i had probably close to 50 pounds of loose, flabby flesh!..part of me felt good and part of me just wanted to cry...i can opt for surgery, or i can try to tighten the mess with mild, now all i need to do is kill myself with movement and hope for the best.
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    Hi hunnie! You're not a dummy!!! Considering you haven't been able to exercise the way SP would like us to, I think you have done a marvelous job. No doubt, some light exercise would help to tone and firm up the 'flab' but please don't pressure yourself so much... just do what you can. I love ya, GF!
    3248 days ago
    I read your feed "nanada1847 is a dummy" and then I saw that you posted this blog "I'm a real dummy!" and I just had to see what you had done to deserve that status.

    I have a cyber friend who lost over 100lb. She eventually had reconstructive surgery to remove excess skin on her arms and tummy, BUT her doctor made her wait a WHOLE year after losing weight -- that is, she had to maintain her weight loss for a whole year -- to give her skin time to retract on its own. Whatever "flab" was left was what nature couldn't take care of.

    So I offer that as a perspective on the situation. You have to do what's right for you, with your doctor's advice and consent, of course.

    PS After my friend had her surgery, she went through a really tough period mentally about her body image and maintaining her weight loss. there was a lot of swelling after her surgery, which, again, her doctor said would take anywhere from 6 months to a year to resolve itself.

    And although she had been able to maintain her weight loss BEFORE the surgery, AFTER the surgery, she struggled with GAINING 10-20lb (closer to 10, but it really fluctuated).

    I have since lost contact with her, as other stressors came up in her life. So I do not know if she has been able to maintain her original weight loss goal or if she ended up putting on a little bit more or what.

    Again, just something to keep in mind. Good luck!
    3249 days ago
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