- HEALTH TRACKER
I totally forgot about our anniversary date!
I'd not been on the computer all weekend and when i checked emails this morning there was a happy anniversary from obesityhelp.com
WOW has it been 9 years already!?!
My pouch still works most of the time,. I'm not able to eat large or dense qualities. Some foods still do not sit well with me. Turkey is one of them, Ham is another if it is dry. Dry anything isn't going to work! Smooth foods go in very easy so I have to watch and not over eat even things that are good for me like yogurt because they still have calories.
My blood levels have been low on D even though I use supplements and am an outdoor person. All the others are good. My B's are very good.
All in all I'm happy with the surgery and would do it again if I am taken back in time.
On the flip side I believe that more should have been done before and after our surgery. Looking back I believe they did the best that they could with the information that they had. Going forward I'm hoping that this has been corrected for anything who are currently beginning their journey. In reality I'm sure not much has changed. its all about the almighty dollar.
current weight 188 lowest weight 156 (for a day LOL) longest maintained weight 169 (this is what I consider my real/goal weight)
current size 14 lowest size 6 (closet has been cleaned out LOL) longest maintained size 10 (target size!)
B's & calcium all good
Calories 1600 per day (i eat every 2 to 3 hours as needed with low blood sugar) my diet consists of protein, fruits, vegetables grains dairy I eat good carbs and get my sugar from natural foods. I avoid processed things or artificial sweeteners. I do have a treat once a week of a skinny cow sugar free ice cream sandwich as long as my sugar levels are ok. If I cheat I'm gonna pay for it and not feel good so i'm very careful.
Thats all I can think of I'd love to hear from others to see what your stats are too.
Good luck and god bless,
Great job, Pam! Sounds like you are doing all the right things! I, too, am getting older and the weight loss is harder and harder to achieve. I had to do an 800 calorie a day liquid diet to lose my weight. It was all medically supervised, with exercise but still very radical. I can't wait to hear next year, at our big ten 0 how everyone has fared!
We were not their first guinea pigs but we were their continuing guinea pigs.
I agree with you about having the surgery again and things I would do differently.
I feel good even though the minor low blood sugar I had before surgery has now become major. It is under control with diet and excersize. And I have to say without much help from my surgeon or dietician.
I had to find the doctors that would help me best and they did not give me the medical support that was needed. I still go to them because they need to have this documented so that others do not go through this and hopefully they use what has worked for me to help others who might.
This can cure diabeties but can mess up people with low blood sugar.
Other than that I've got 20 pounds that refuses to go away! LOL Not complaining about it though because I'm still "normal" sized. I will whine alittle because I want to be the smallest I was! LOL
Take care god bless
Happy Anniversary Karen!
I like Renee forgot about these dates until I received an email from obesityhelp.
It sounds like you're right on track and doing what needs to be done. This extra 20 pounds is so very difficult for me to get rid of. I dream of the beginning when I'd wake up in the morning and have dropped 5 pounds over night! ahhhh those were the days!
Recently I purchased a fitbit and their scale that links everything on line. I'm able to track how many steps (10k is idea) weight plus what I eat on my iphone, ipad, computer all of it! It has helped me alot to stay on track. I'm checking it daily to see what i'm doing for steps. Its helped me to continue goin to the gym on a almost daily basis. I'm not trying to sound like a commercial I'm just saying how its been a help for me with tracking,
The struggle is even though I'm excersiing and dieting and doing all that i should I have a heck of a time losing weight! I know part of that is my age its so much more difficult to lose after the 30's. But I keep plugging along.
I know that with the 125 pounds gone I've extended my life and now its my job to keep working at it to make my life not only extended but healthier.
off the soap box!
congratulations heres to another 9 years! and many more
Just wanted to check in and for anyone who's reading, happy anniversary to all Marchers. I will forever remember our bond and friendship through those first early years and I wish you all much love and health as we continue on in our journeys.
Hey you, happy anniversary! Hope you're ok, taking any NSAIDS is huge. So much needs to be understood about the post-surgery life that they just don't tell you pre-surgery. At the time of our surgeries, I don't believe the surgeons really understood themselves, the industry has improved so much with so many other options. Hope you're ok, V - take care!
Hi Karen, happy anniversary! I didn't even realize today was my own until I went into my email and found a message from OH. Glad you're doing well, I need to get 25 lbs. of regain off as well, it's a struggle every day. My Vitamin D levels have improved since I bumped up my daily supplement to 5,000 g. - especially important in these dreary winter months when I don't get outside. My protein and albumin levels are always low as well and is contributing to a serious muscle issue that seems to have developed in my legs. The human body is an amazing piece of work - how everything must work together all the time to stay healthy. Very good to hear from you, would love to hear more about how you took the regained weight off. Zap me an email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Take care of you!!!!
Wow! What a ride! I'd do it all again! Just lost 25 lbs of regain thru a medically supervised program at our local hospital so I'm feeling good to be back down. Hope everyone else is doing ok. Other than always fighting my vitamin D issue, I am healthy.
Hi everyone long time no type....Just wanted to say hello and wish everyone a Merry Christmas and hope everyone has a wonderful safe holiday season!!
i'm here and doing ok. work...sucks
health wise doing good blood sugar is under control with diet and excersize. weight wise i've held for the past year but would LOVE to lose 15 to 20 pounds., alittle bit hard to do when ya gotta eat every 2 to 3 hours or get sick.
who knew that i'd have surgery to lose weight then have to eat so frequently??? go figure!
apparently its the reason why i gained so much all those years ago. oh well as long as i can hold i'm happy and always ALWAYS working at losing that 15 to 20.
2 year old granddaughter is a pleasure. a joy. i love that little girl so much! she calls me bunny. i love that too.
boyfriend is fantastic. this one might be the forever keeper. he lets me be me isn't controling. listens! yes LISTENS! love it. its over one and a half years so if he makes my 3 year relationship fails thats a good sign!
hope allis well that metobloic thing does not sound fun i hope that the new year finds you both and every one from our group well.
Hi Guys! I just thought I would check in. Apparently, I have had some freaky metabolic thing my whole life that is really rare and connected to this rare connective tissue disease I have. My family was really swimming way to close in the gene pool in the past I guess. After some weird medication adjustments, I am losing weight regularly. I am down to 185 pounds and losing 2-4 pounds a week no matter how much I eat and I'm actually getting a little freaked by that.