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happyteacher
on 4/17/14 7:48 am
Topic: RE: You're getting too thin comments HELP PLEASE

Just give it time, as people eventually stop commenting. 

  Surgeon: Chengelis  Surgery on 12/19/2011  Carb eating loose sleever here!

1Mo: -21  2Mo: -16  3Mo: -12  4MO - 13  5MO: -11 6MO: -10 7MO: -10.3 8MO: -6  9 MO: -5 with slight regain from the original -10   MO 10: -8  MO 11: +1  MO 12: -1.4  Mo 13-14: 0  Mo 15:-10 (meds side effect) Month 27: maintenance so far so good!  Plastic surgery Abdominoplasty month 24        BMI 23  CW: 179  Goal in 8 months 4 days!!   6' 2''  EWL 112%  Starting size 28 or 4x (tight) currently a size 12 or large, shoe size 12 w to 10.5   150+ pounds lost 

happyteacher
on 4/17/14 7:32 am
Topic: RE: Double mastectomy done! Protein target reached not so much (

Carmelita- get that mammo done girl!  You know what is worse than a mammo? Getting a mammo and finding out you are stage 4.  They don't hurt that bad!  Just a little smooshing here and there.  Now I am going to put my DH tool in a vise so he can relate, lol!

  Surgeon: Chengelis  Surgery on 12/19/2011  Carb eating loose sleever here!

1Mo: -21  2Mo: -16  3Mo: -12  4MO - 13  5MO: -11 6MO: -10 7MO: -10.3 8MO: -6  9 MO: -5 with slight regain from the original -10   MO 10: -8  MO 11: +1  MO 12: -1.4  Mo 13-14: 0  Mo 15:-10 (meds side effect) Month 27: maintenance so far so good!  Plastic surgery Abdominoplasty month 24        BMI 23  CW: 179  Goal in 8 months 4 days!!   6' 2''  EWL 112%  Starting size 28 or 4x (tight) currently a size 12 or large, shoe size 12 w to 10.5   150+ pounds lost 

happyteacher
on 4/17/14 4:02 am
Topic: RE: I'm Nesting (and I'm not even having a baby!)

Yes to everything you mentioned.  I made 6 lasagnas, 6 trays of chicken enchiladas, etc.  I think that is pretty normal.  Where I spent most of my time though was stocking my pantry, and I cleaned out my closet.  I had a TON of clothes going into surgery in a variety of sizes, so I did what I could.  Very glad I did too. Good luck on surgery day!

  Surgeon: Chengelis  Surgery on 12/19/2011  Carb eating loose sleever here!

1Mo: -21  2Mo: -16  3Mo: -12  4MO - 13  5MO: -11 6MO: -10 7MO: -10.3 8MO: -6  9 MO: -5 with slight regain from the original -10   MO 10: -8  MO 11: +1  MO 12: -1.4  Mo 13-14: 0  Mo 15:-10 (meds side effect) Month 27: maintenance so far so good!  Plastic surgery Abdominoplasty month 24        BMI 23  CW: 179  Goal in 8 months 4 days!!   6' 2''  EWL 112%  Starting size 28 or 4x (tight) currently a size 12 or large, shoe size 12 w to 10.5   150+ pounds lost 

happyteacher
on 4/16/14 1:20 pm
Topic: RE: Double mastectomy done! Protein target reached not so much (

Thank you everyone for your kind words and support- I do appreciate it!

  Surgeon: Chengelis  Surgery on 12/19/2011  Carb eating loose sleever here!

1Mo: -21  2Mo: -16  3Mo: -12  4MO - 13  5MO: -11 6MO: -10 7MO: -10.3 8MO: -6  9 MO: -5 with slight regain from the original -10   MO 10: -8  MO 11: +1  MO 12: -1.4  Mo 13-14: 0  Mo 15:-10 (meds side effect) Month 27: maintenance so far so good!  Plastic surgery Abdominoplasty month 24        BMI 23  CW: 179  Goal in 8 months 4 days!!   6' 2''  EWL 112%  Starting size 28 or 4x (tight) currently a size 12 or large, shoe size 12 w to 10.5   150+ pounds lost 

happyteacher
on 4/16/14 1:19 pm
Topic: RE: Double mastectomy done! Protein target reached not so much (

Consider the prophylactic mastectomy.  Truly, the surgery is not that bad.  I am shocked that they put me on a 4 week medical- I feel like I could go back next week.  Anyway, I went this route because i was quite certian i could either prevent, or react... react is worse since probably it is still a double mastectomy and on top of that the chemo and radiation.  Here's to skipping chemo and radiation!  If what the final result looks like, I would encourage you to look up images online.  The reconstruction looks fantastic- better than what i looked like going into surgery since I lost several cup sizes and had tons of droop.  I totally recommend it!!

  Surgeon: Chengelis  Surgery on 12/19/2011  Carb eating loose sleever here!

1Mo: -21  2Mo: -16  3Mo: -12  4MO - 13  5MO: -11 6MO: -10 7MO: -10.3 8MO: -6  9 MO: -5 with slight regain from the original -10   MO 10: -8  MO 11: +1  MO 12: -1.4  Mo 13-14: 0  Mo 15:-10 (meds side effect) Month 27: maintenance so far so good!  Plastic surgery Abdominoplasty month 24        BMI 23  CW: 179  Goal in 8 months 4 days!!   6' 2''  EWL 112%  Starting size 28 or 4x (tight) currently a size 12 or large, shoe size 12 w to 10.5   150+ pounds lost 

happyteacher
on 4/16/14 11:22 am
Topic: RE: Whats your favorite healthy or kinda healthy snack food ??

You are a little too early for some of these so be mindful

strawberries

celery and carrots with hummus dip

deli lunch meat wrapped around cheese

cheese

Fibergourment cinnamon crackers 70 cals, 12 g fiber, 4 g protein

Kays naturals cinnamon pretzels, don't recall the stats but the protein I think is 12 grams

Fage plain yogurt with jello sf cheesecake pudding mixed in

salad

apple slices

Starbucks skinny caramel latte decaf

  Surgeon: Chengelis  Surgery on 12/19/2011  Carb eating loose sleever here!

1Mo: -21  2Mo: -16  3Mo: -12  4MO - 13  5MO: -11 6MO: -10 7MO: -10.3 8MO: -6  9 MO: -5 with slight regain from the original -10   MO 10: -8  MO 11: +1  MO 12: -1.4  Mo 13-14: 0  Mo 15:-10 (meds side effect) Month 27: maintenance so far so good!  Plastic surgery Abdominoplasty month 24        BMI 23  CW: 179  Goal in 8 months 4 days!!   6' 2''  EWL 112%  Starting size 28 or 4x (tight) currently a size 12 or large, shoe size 12 w to 10.5   150+ pounds lost 

happyteacher
on 4/16/14 11:16 am
Topic: RE: Starbucks

I do a ventidecaf skinny caramel latte.  It is not a diet food for sure, but the calories are coming from the milk and there is some protein in it.  I only rarely did this in the weight loss phase, but now a couple times a week in maintenance.

  Surgeon: Chengelis  Surgery on 12/19/2011  Carb eating loose sleever here!

1Mo: -21  2Mo: -16  3Mo: -12  4MO - 13  5MO: -11 6MO: -10 7MO: -10.3 8MO: -6  9 MO: -5 with slight regain from the original -10   MO 10: -8  MO 11: +1  MO 12: -1.4  Mo 13-14: 0  Mo 15:-10 (meds side effect) Month 27: maintenance so far so good!  Plastic surgery Abdominoplasty month 24        BMI 23  CW: 179  Goal in 8 months 4 days!!   6' 2''  EWL 112%  Starting size 28 or 4x (tight) currently a size 12 or large, shoe size 12 w to 10.5   150+ pounds lost 

happyteacher
on 4/16/14 11:02 am
Topic: RE: Double mastectomy done! Protein target reached not so much (

Yestarday I had my surgery and today when I woke up it finally sunk in that my breast cancer risk that was originally over 80%, then a spot popped up but now.... my risk has plummeted to less than 5%!  I am pretty damn happy about this!  The doc said the node appeared clear, but pathology results due out next week will determine the next steps.  There is a very real chance i will not need to endure radiation or chemo, but I am trying to not get my hopes up.  Even if that is my path though, long term i am in so much better shape!

Husband as been a saint!  Some of you may recall that he completely fell apart with my TT and I wa worried he would be useless again.  But nope- angel status!  

Just in case there is anyone out there who may be facing a double mastectomy I willl describe the first 24 hours.  They get you on the surgical bed and knock you out.  You wake up.  Done!  Not to downplay it, but it went super smooth.  I now realized to ask for anti nasua meds prior to surgery and scripts post surgery as needed, and to skip morphine.  No problems at all with naseau this time!  

 

I am sore, but certianly nothing unmanageable.  I can i seated reach to the end table to get my coffee and drink it... i know that does't sound like much, but that is huge!  From what i read and was told that usually takes a week.  I had tissue expanders put in-and I am pretty sure this is where most of the soreness in coming from.  The put in 240 ccs.  I get a month of rest, then they start filling more.  Drains- 2 of them, totally no big deal.  They are much easier to deal with then the TT drains due to the location.  

My biggest issue is not wanting to eat protein.  The only thing that sounds good is bagels crackers... in general something to help soak up the yuck in the tummy.  So my goal is to get down at leat 2 shakes today, and ramp it up a little each day until I am hitting my target.  

I look like a 10 year old girl who has not gone through puberty, but I was expecting to look far more disfigured.  The doc did a great job!  I have about 4 months before i fiinish the rexonstructin (getting fills, implants, tatoos) but I am strangely ok with that.  just knowing how much my risk is reduced so, so makes it worthwhile.  

Oh, and all of that loose skin in the chest?  Gone! He left enough for the implants, but once i am done i ill look like my former 20 year old self.  Between this and the TT you would never know I had lost so much.  I am hoping this guy can do a facelift when i get the implants to save some cost, but i will cross that bridge when it comes.  

Remember ladies- get screened!  If you are high risk that should include a mri- this cancer was caught only on the mrii and not the mammogram so for real, get screened!  My outcome could have been sooooo much worse!

Sorry if this post isn't clear- I am on soe heavy duty pain killers. 

  Surgeon: Chengelis  Surgery on 12/19/2011  Carb eating loose sleever here!

1Mo: -21  2Mo: -16  3Mo: -12  4MO - 13  5MO: -11 6MO: -10 7MO: -10.3 8MO: -6  9 MO: -5 with slight regain from the original -10   MO 10: -8  MO 11: +1  MO 12: -1.4  Mo 13-14: 0  Mo 15:-10 (meds side effect) Month 27: maintenance so far so good!  Plastic surgery Abdominoplasty month 24        BMI 23  CW: 179  Goal in 8 months 4 days!!   6' 2''  EWL 112%  Starting size 28 or 4x (tight) currently a size 12 or large, shoe size 12 w to 10.5   150+ pounds lost 

happyteacher
on 4/16/14 10:46 am
Topic: RE: My NUT told me VSG promises 100 lbs lost

Carolm hijack... I cannot believe how close you are and dang your are throwing up some big numbers.  You must be incredibly proud!

  Surgeon: Chengelis  Surgery on 12/19/2011  Carb eating loose sleever here!

1Mo: -21  2Mo: -16  3Mo: -12  4MO - 13  5MO: -11 6MO: -10 7MO: -10.3 8MO: -6  9 MO: -5 with slight regain from the original -10   MO 10: -8  MO 11: +1  MO 12: -1.4  Mo 13-14: 0  Mo 15:-10 (meds side effect) Month 27: maintenance so far so good!  Plastic surgery Abdominoplasty month 24        BMI 23  CW: 179  Goal in 8 months 4 days!!   6' 2''  EWL 112%  Starting size 28 or 4x (tight) currently a size 12 or large, shoe size 12 w to 10.5   150+ pounds lost 

happyteacher
on 4/16/14 10:42 am
Topic: RE: My NUT told me VSG promises 100 lbs lost

Your doctor is not so good in her stance, as it appears that she is setting you up to not go all the way.  And why wouldn't you go all the way?  Well, for starter believing that nonsense,  I ost 150+.  I can start or stop my weight loss as needed,  Post maintenance, I had a couple of times I had to real it back in and I had no issues.  Lots of folks here lose weight after the first year, lose over 200 pounds, over 300 pounds... so don't set yourself up.  Make your goal and act like there is no other option but to reach it.

  Surgeon: Chengelis  Surgery on 12/19/2011  Carb eating loose sleever here!

1Mo: -21  2Mo: -16  3Mo: -12  4MO - 13  5MO: -11 6MO: -10 7MO: -10.3 8MO: -6  9 MO: -5 with slight regain from the original -10   MO 10: -8  MO 11: +1  MO 12: -1.4  Mo 13-14: 0  Mo 15:-10 (meds side effect) Month 27: maintenance so far so good!  Plastic surgery Abdominoplasty month 24        BMI 23  CW: 179  Goal in 8 months 4 days!!   6' 2''  EWL 112%  Starting size 28 or 4x (tight) currently a size 12 or large, shoe size 12 w to 10.5   150+ pounds lost 

happyteacher
on 4/14/14 2:38 pm
Topic: RE: carb issues! question...

I have never done the test... but I have experience detoxing from carb issues.  Like Chrissy said- just rid yourself of the carbs.  It takes a few days (3-4 in my case), but by the 4th day restriction is kicked in and then some.  When I do this, I replace a few means or snacks with protein shakes.  Then only proteins with small amounts of green leafy veggies. No grains, no processed anything, no junk food of any kind, don't drink right after eating... the normal stuff. 

  Surgeon: Chengelis  Surgery on 12/19/2011  Carb eating loose sleever here!

1Mo: -21  2Mo: -16  3Mo: -12  4MO - 13  5MO: -11 6MO: -10 7MO: -10.3 8MO: -6  9 MO: -5 with slight regain from the original -10   MO 10: -8  MO 11: +1  MO 12: -1.4  Mo 13-14: 0  Mo 15:-10 (meds side effect) Month 27: maintenance so far so good!  Plastic surgery Abdominoplasty month 24        BMI 23  CW: 179  Goal in 8 months 4 days!!   6' 2''  EWL 112%  Starting size 28 or 4x (tight) currently a size 12 or large, shoe size 12 w to 10.5   150+ pounds lost 

happyteacher
on 4/13/14 3:52 pm
Topic: RE: Can your sleeve stretch to normal size stomach

It depends on how much of her fundus was left intact.  I know when I eat a lot of carbs, I would swear my sleeve was much larger.  Back on plan and clean eating though reaffirms that the restriction is excellent.

  Surgeon: Chengelis  Surgery on 12/19/2011  Carb eating loose sleever here!

1Mo: -21  2Mo: -16  3Mo: -12  4MO - 13  5MO: -11 6MO: -10 7MO: -10.3 8MO: -6  9 MO: -5 with slight regain from the original -10   MO 10: -8  MO 11: +1  MO 12: -1.4  Mo 13-14: 0  Mo 15:-10 (meds side effect) Month 27: maintenance so far so good!  Plastic surgery Abdominoplasty month 24        BMI 23  CW: 179  Goal in 8 months 4 days!!   6' 2''  EWL 112%  Starting size 28 or 4x (tight) currently a size 12 or large, shoe size 12 w to 10.5   150+ pounds lost 

happyteacher
on 4/13/14 3:51 pm
Topic: RE: Reactive Hypoglycemia 3 1/2 years out?!?!

I have dealt with hypoglycemia, but not significant regain issues.  You have to get your sugar and carbs under control.  Monitor to see if you go low after eating a lot of carb and sugar (reactive hypglycemia).  I do best when I eat 30 net carbs at a meal, and 15 net at a snack. 3 meals, 3 snacks a day. The sugar and carbs are creating a viscous cycle that is spurring hunger and cravings- deal with the sugar and carbs and you will feel batter and have better luck managing your overall calories  Go back to basics- protein first, a little veggies.  Weigh and measure everything!

  Surgeon: Chengelis  Surgery on 12/19/2011  Carb eating loose sleever here!

1Mo: -21  2Mo: -16  3Mo: -12  4MO - 13  5MO: -11 6MO: -10 7MO: -10.3 8MO: -6  9 MO: -5 with slight regain from the original -10   MO 10: -8  MO 11: +1  MO 12: -1.4  Mo 13-14: 0  Mo 15:-10 (meds side effect) Month 27: maintenance so far so good!  Plastic surgery Abdominoplasty month 24        BMI 23  CW: 179  Goal in 8 months 4 days!!   6' 2''  EWL 112%  Starting size 28 or 4x (tight) currently a size 12 or large, shoe size 12 w to 10.5   150+ pounds lost 

happyteacher
on 4/13/14 3:40 pm
Topic: RE: Therapist Concern - calories

I am 6'2'', and excercised 6 days a week.  Usually I did either an hour on the elliptical, or a 4-5 mile walk.  On the weekends I would do both.  800 calories was plenty for me the first few months out.  I slowly inched up toward the end of the third month if I recall, but only to 900-1000.  By the end of the 5th month I was at 1200 calories.  I had no problem making it to goal.  But you are early out and for sure should not eat more calories because a therapist is shocked at the loss- go with what your bariatric team indicates.  The therapist is there to help with the head part, not the nutritional plan. 

  Surgeon: Chengelis  Surgery on 12/19/2011  Carb eating loose sleever here!

1Mo: -21  2Mo: -16  3Mo: -12  4MO - 13  5MO: -11 6MO: -10 7MO: -10.3 8MO: -6  9 MO: -5 with slight regain from the original -10   MO 10: -8  MO 11: +1  MO 12: -1.4  Mo 13-14: 0  Mo 15:-10 (meds side effect) Month 27: maintenance so far so good!  Plastic surgery Abdominoplasty month 24        BMI 23  CW: 179  Goal in 8 months 4 days!!   6' 2''  EWL 112%  Starting size 28 or 4x (tight) currently a size 12 or large, shoe size 12 w to 10.5   150+ pounds lost 

happyteacher
on 4/12/14 4:32 pm
Topic: RE: Two months out from surgery, what should I be doing?

Work your preop diet now, and begin to exercise if you have not already.  By dropping the junk food, caffeine, and soda it will be a huge help post o adjusting. 

  Surgeon: Chengelis  Surgery on 12/19/2011  Carb eating loose sleever here!

1Mo: -21  2Mo: -16  3Mo: -12  4MO - 13  5MO: -11 6MO: -10 7MO: -10.3 8MO: -6  9 MO: -5 with slight regain from the original -10   MO 10: -8  MO 11: +1  MO 12: -1.4  Mo 13-14: 0  Mo 15:-10 (meds side effect) Month 27: maintenance so far so good!  Plastic surgery Abdominoplasty month 24        BMI 23  CW: 179  Goal in 8 months 4 days!!   6' 2''  EWL 112%  Starting size 28 or 4x (tight) currently a size 12 or large, shoe size 12 w to 10.5   150+ pounds lost 

happyteacher
on 4/12/14 3:40 pm
Topic: RE: Sex question for the ladies

I would run it past your Ob- "Can't be too careful," said the chic with cancer. 

  Surgeon: Chengelis  Surgery on 12/19/2011  Carb eating loose sleever here!

1Mo: -21  2Mo: -16  3Mo: -12  4MO - 13  5MO: -11 6MO: -10 7MO: -10.3 8MO: -6  9 MO: -5 with slight regain from the original -10   MO 10: -8  MO 11: +1  MO 12: -1.4  Mo 13-14: 0  Mo 15:-10 (meds side effect) Month 27: maintenance so far so good!  Plastic surgery Abdominoplasty month 24        BMI 23  CW: 179  Goal in 8 months 4 days!!   6' 2''  EWL 112%  Starting size 28 or 4x (tight) currently a size 12 or large, shoe size 12 w to 10.5   150+ pounds lost 

happyteacher
on 4/12/14 3:39 pm
Topic: RE: Laparacopic VSG Post Op pain

I had a fantastic experience.  24 hours in the hospital and the normal "gas pain" from where they inflate the abdomen to complete the surgery.  Nothing unbearable, but I did shift positions more than normal.  Walking helps!  At home it took a couple days for most of the gas pain to dissapate.  Pain from my actual stomach area was very minimal.  Pain from my hiatel hernia repair was worse than the stomach surgery, but nothing bad at all.  I stopped pain meds in the hospital, and took maybe 2-3 doses of Loritab total at home.  4 days post op I went to a holiday gathering without incident. 2 weeks post op back working without incident.  It truly was a very easy process. 

  Surgeon: Chengelis  Surgery on 12/19/2011  Carb eating loose sleever here!

1Mo: -21  2Mo: -16  3Mo: -12  4MO - 13  5MO: -11 6MO: -10 7MO: -10.3 8MO: -6  9 MO: -5 with slight regain from the original -10   MO 10: -8  MO 11: +1  MO 12: -1.4  Mo 13-14: 0  Mo 15:-10 (meds side effect) Month 27: maintenance so far so good!  Plastic surgery Abdominoplasty month 24        BMI 23  CW: 179  Goal in 8 months 4 days!!   6' 2''  EWL 112%  Starting size 28 or 4x (tight) currently a size 12 or large, shoe size 12 w to 10.5   150+ pounds lost 

happyteacher
on 4/12/14 11:51 am
Topic: RE: GOAL is on the horizon... and musings on depression.

Chrissy,

I have really enjoyed watching your steady progress and fantastic attitude.  I love that you are switching into a career that is driven by passion, because as a teacher I totally get how critcal that is!  I am looking forward to reading your goal post! 

  Surgeon: Chengelis  Surgery on 12/19/2011  Carb eating loose sleever here!

1Mo: -21  2Mo: -16  3Mo: -12  4MO - 13  5MO: -11 6MO: -10 7MO: -10.3 8MO: -6  9 MO: -5 with slight regain from the original -10   MO 10: -8  MO 11: +1  MO 12: -1.4  Mo 13-14: 0  Mo 15:-10 (meds side effect) Month 27: maintenance so far so good!  Plastic surgery Abdominoplasty month 24        BMI 23  CW: 179  Goal in 8 months 4 days!!   6' 2''  EWL 112%  Starting size 28 or 4x (tight) currently a size 12 or large, shoe size 12 w to 10.5   150+ pounds lost 

happyteacher
on 4/12/14 11:46 am
Topic: RE: I posted my 1 yr(4/10/14) pic

What an incredible difference!  You look positively spectacular!

  Surgeon: Chengelis  Surgery on 12/19/2011  Carb eating loose sleever here!

1Mo: -21  2Mo: -16  3Mo: -12  4MO - 13  5MO: -11 6MO: -10 7MO: -10.3 8MO: -6  9 MO: -5 with slight regain from the original -10   MO 10: -8  MO 11: +1  MO 12: -1.4  Mo 13-14: 0  Mo 15:-10 (meds side effect) Month 27: maintenance so far so good!  Plastic surgery Abdominoplasty month 24        BMI 23  CW: 179  Goal in 8 months 4 days!!   6' 2''  EWL 112%  Starting size 28 or 4x (tight) currently a size 12 or large, shoe size 12 w to 10.5   150+ pounds lost 

happyteacher
on 4/11/14 3:10 pm
Topic: RE: Put your sugeon and date in your signature line to circumvent the terrible OH policy

Hmmm..... I no longer have a computer that runs 7, but.

Try to locate "settings"- it may not be in the same spot described earlier.

Then try to locate "message board"- again, it may not be in the same spot. If you can find the "message board" place to click, signature should be obvious from that point.  

Another option is to download Google Chrome as a browser- it should make it so the previous directions work. It only takes a second and it works far better and faster than Internet Explorer.  

  Surgeon: Chengelis  Surgery on 12/19/2011  Carb eating loose sleever here!

1Mo: -21  2Mo: -16  3Mo: -12  4MO - 13  5MO: -11 6MO: -10 7MO: -10.3 8MO: -6  9 MO: -5 with slight regain from the original -10   MO 10: -8  MO 11: +1  MO 12: -1.4  Mo 13-14: 0  Mo 15:-10 (meds side effect) Month 27: maintenance so far so good!  Plastic surgery Abdominoplasty month 24        BMI 23  CW: 179  Goal in 8 months 4 days!!   6' 2''  EWL 112%  Starting size 28 or 4x (tight) currently a size 12 or large, shoe size 12 w to 10.5   150+ pounds lost 

happyteacher
on 4/11/14 2:09 pm
Topic: RE: Put your sugeon and date in your signature line to circumvent the terrible OH policy

OH just posted that they are changing the policy back to include surgeon and date information.  Good call OH and thank you!

  Surgeon: Chengelis  Surgery on 12/19/2011  Carb eating loose sleever here!

1Mo: -21  2Mo: -16  3Mo: -12  4MO - 13  5MO: -11 6MO: -10 7MO: -10.3 8MO: -6  9 MO: -5 with slight regain from the original -10   MO 10: -8  MO 11: +1  MO 12: -1.4  Mo 13-14: 0  Mo 15:-10 (meds side effect) Month 27: maintenance so far so good!  Plastic surgery Abdominoplasty month 24        BMI 23  CW: 179  Goal in 8 months 4 days!!   6' 2''  EWL 112%  Starting size 28 or 4x (tight) currently a size 12 or large, shoe size 12 w to 10.5   150+ pounds lost 

happyteacher
on 4/11/14 2:04 pm, edited 4/11/14 2:06 pm
Topic: RE: Put your sugeon and date in your signature line to circumvent the terrible OH policy

My guess is your guy pays to advertise here. No need for you to add it to your signature, since your guy shows up.  I clicked on your guy and he has a full-blown information guy.  Compare that to my surgeon- the only thing that shows up are patient reviews.  

  Surgeon: Chengelis  Surgery on 12/19/2011  Carb eating loose sleever here!

1Mo: -21  2Mo: -16  3Mo: -12  4MO - 13  5MO: -11 6MO: -10 7MO: -10.3 8MO: -6  9 MO: -5 with slight regain from the original -10   MO 10: -8  MO 11: +1  MO 12: -1.4  Mo 13-14: 0  Mo 15:-10 (meds side effect) Month 27: maintenance so far so good!  Plastic surgery Abdominoplasty month 24        BMI 23  CW: 179  Goal in 8 months 4 days!!   6' 2''  EWL 112%  Starting size 28 or 4x (tight) currently a size 12 or large, shoe size 12 w to 10.5   150+ pounds lost 

happyteacher
on 4/11/14 1:58 pm
Topic: RE: Put your sugeon and date in your signature line to circumvent the terrible OH policy

Thanks Chrissy-

  Surgeon: Chengelis  Surgery on 12/19/2011  Carb eating loose sleever here!

1Mo: -21  2Mo: -16  3Mo: -12  4MO - 13  5MO: -11 6MO: -10 7MO: -10.3 8MO: -6  9 MO: -5 with slight regain from the original -10   MO 10: -8  MO 11: +1  MO 12: -1.4  Mo 13-14: 0  Mo 15:-10 (meds side effect) Month 27: maintenance so far so good!  Plastic surgery Abdominoplasty month 24        BMI 23  CW: 179  Goal in 8 months 4 days!!   6' 2''  EWL 112%  Starting size 28 or 4x (tight) currently a size 12 or large, shoe size 12 w to 10.5   150+ pounds lost 

happyteacher
on 4/11/14 1:56 pm
Topic: RE: Put your sugeon and date in your signature line to circumvent the terrible OH policy

Leave this post open if needed to refer back to the steps, and open a new tab.  

1. Go to your username in the upper right corner, click settings.

2, In the blue strip area there are different tabs- one is called message board, click that.

3. You will now see a box where you can type your signature line.  Enter what you wish.

4.  Scroll to the bottom of the page and click save!!!!

  Surgeon: Chengelis  Surgery on 12/19/2011  Carb eating loose sleever here!

1Mo: -21  2Mo: -16  3Mo: -12  4MO - 13  5MO: -11 6MO: -10 7MO: -10.3 8MO: -6  9 MO: -5 with slight regain from the original -10   MO 10: -8  MO 11: +1  MO 12: -1.4  Mo 13-14: 0  Mo 15:-10 (meds side effect) Month 27: maintenance so far so good!  Plastic surgery Abdominoplasty month 24        BMI 23  CW: 179  Goal in 8 months 4 days!!   6' 2''  EWL 112%  Starting size 28 or 4x (tight) currently a size 12 or large, shoe size 12 w to 10.5   150+ pounds lost 

happyteacher
on 4/11/14 1:48 pm
Topic: RE: Put your sugeon and date in your signature line to circumvent the terrible OH policy

Great idea- just updated my sig to inclue the link. 

  Surgeon: Chengelis  Surgery on 12/19/2011  Carb eating loose sleever here!

1Mo: -21  2Mo: -16  3Mo: -12  4MO - 13  5MO: -11 6MO: -10 7MO: -10.3 8MO: -6  9 MO: -5 with slight regain from the original -10   MO 10: -8  MO 11: +1  MO 12: -1.4  Mo 13-14: 0  Mo 15:-10 (meds side effect) Month 27: maintenance so far so good!  Plastic surgery Abdominoplasty month 24        BMI 23  CW: 179  Goal in 8 months 4 days!!   6' 2''  EWL 112%  Starting size 28 or 4x (tight) currently a size 12 or large, shoe size 12 w to 10.5   150+ pounds lost