Citizen Hag (USA & Brit) Kim’s Posts
on 3/8/16 8:23 am
on 3/1/16 2:36 pm
I think this is a great place to get advice and support. You just have to separate the wheat from the chaff ...
There are some very knowledgeable people on here, who I would trust to give me valuable no BS advice. It's easy to pick up on who those people are, if you're a regular visitor.
on 3/1/16 2:30 pm
I've been here a long time and we've seen all sorts of weirdo****ting up the ladies or making friend requests to get access to pictures,
I have hundreds of friends but I don't accept requests from people I don't know from the boards. There's nothing to be gained by being a friend, unless you Admin private groups as I do.
on 3/1/16 7:23 am
I have my PCP and specialists deal with any health issues. Noone can then attribute problems to RNY, going to your surgeon just gives them an opening to deny.
on 2/26/16 5:21 am
This thread is an awesome example of ways to be successful in the long term. I love the support given on this board. As White Dove said, adding protein shakes to your diet is an excellent way to gain weight - a terrible idea for someone who is past their honeymoon period.
Savvy shopping is the key to protein on a budget - the price increase in meat is shocking. Here in Colorado, hamburger is $9 per pound, but ground chicken breast can be found at $5 per pound and if I see it on a BOGO, I stock up my freezer. Maybe a monthly trip to your next big town is worthwhile - I have to drive to my supermarket and drive to Costco monthly to pick up on their monthly offers.
The most successful people I know stick around on OH, giving and receiving support because their head is in the game. It's how we know of what we speak.
Good luck in losing your regain and getting to goal.
on 2/22/16 7:25 am, edited 2/21/16 11:28 pm
I doubt you will experience dumping syndrome because you will still have your pyloric valve. You may suffer gastric distress from eating something that doesn't agree with you, but it won't be dumping syndrome.
We all get nervous, it's completely natural and if you ask most us us what regret we have, not getting the surgery earlier is generally no 1
Good luck for tomorrow
on 2/21/16 7:44 pm
I credit my 11.5 years success to my not giving a crap about these cookies. Yes, I could eat a sleeve but I've vowed not too. Its a choice every day, and it doesn't get easier as time goes on. Hence, the crappy statistics for long term success!
It may suck to hear it, but there's a reason why some of us here are successful this far out
on 2/17/16 2:24 pm, edited 2/17/16 6:22 am
Male or female?
Pre surgery weight loss?
How much do you have to lose?
No such thing as too quick - as much excess weight needs to go in the first six months as possible. I lost 120 lbs to goal in under 6 months. Its keeping it off that's the challenge. I doubt you'll ever lose 25 lbs in a week again - enjoy it!
on 2/12/16 2:10 pm, edited 2/12/16 6:43 am
Take out the "I hope you know" so it just reads "This is not the easy way out".
Take out the "I hope" and say "I know y'all will be there for me"
Take out "might be able to" and say I appreciate all the prayers and support you offer"
Anyone who comments or questions negatively is an ass and should be defriended immediately noone needs that negativity in their life.
If you choose to go public, be strong and proud - you don't NEED permission from anyone to make this decision!
on 2/4/16 5:44 am
I've been on it a couple of years and it's been awesome. No iron infusions needed (I had 3 over 5 years), no side effects AT ALL. I'm on a high deductible, so it is expensive, but definitely not infusion expensive.
Can't recommend it highly enough
on 2/1/16 5:28 am
Dumping syndrome has kept me off cakes, ice cream etc for 11+ years - never touch them. Not convinced I would have been so good had I had a sleeve ...
on 1/24/16 2:22 pm
It's usually people who have been MO for a long time who have this skeletal anomoly.
A gf of mine from here pointed it out to me a few years ago - she said I didn't have fat girl knees (her words, ot mine!) like hers.
on 1/20/16 2:15 pm
This was originally a UK program by a fat hating journalist. Her schtick is that she is really offensive. I did watch it all but have no desire to watch the US remake
on 1/19/16 5:42 pm
Me either ... funnily enough that pre-emptied the move of the sex board to FB where it imploded in a cacophony of *******s and infidelity (or so I heard) ...
Not wanting to plaster myself all over OH does not mean I'm jealous of anyone - it's just a choice I make - everyone else can have at it!
on 1/19/16 3:44 pm
I have been known to mellow out now and then but you know? Once they make it legal it takes away all the fun!!!
I have pot I bought over 2 years ago, in the first rush of legal excitement, still in my kitchen cupboard lol. Guess it's well past it's sell by date
You'll have to share your story one day ...
on 1/19/16 3:27 pm, edited 1/19/16 7:49 am
I never post pictures of myself, other than change my avatar now and then. I've had a different journey than most people and I have often written about that, but Ive never felt a need for people to tell me how good I look, or even how I need a better bra
I'm not secretive, I've just never seen my journey as a fight to get in single digits - its been more of a fight to not become a regain statistic and to make this maintenance journey - the longest we'll all ever be on - my success.
Anyone who has become my friend on here have seen pictures of me on FB, doing things with my family, not taking bathroom selfies lol.
l was once a target on the now defunct sex board for a post rather like the one Kat has done - I'm glad that noone has decided to call her a jealous ***** - OH is a much kinder place for the most part.
on 1/19/16 1:00 pm, edited 1/19/16 5:04 am
Just to let you know, I should be at the front of that list - the people on it will get that joke.
Thank you for the shout out - it's good to know we have some influence on here and don't just **** people off lol. As I wrote to someone else today, almost all people who take the time to stick around, have people's best interests at heart. Some of us have a more straight forward delivery, but underneath that are people who love to see our fellow WLS'ers being successful and not making the mistakes we have either made ourselves, or have seen on here over and over.
It's good to have some extra testosterone on here, poor Grim can only do so much to keep the oestrogen from complete dominance!
on 1/19/16 5:52 am
I've been here 12 years and still here most days. People 2 or 3 years out are considered old timers now lol. Still a few people about though, most of us in private groups for the most part.
on 1/19/16 5:49 am
The DS is an awesome surgery, but has to be considered with full knowledge and carried out by a verified surgeon - do you have access to one? If so, then you should spend time researching what it will mean to you and your future.
The sleeve is simpler to live with, no doubt, and your desire for the switch may wane once you find out how hard you will have to work just to get one ...
on 1/16/16 1:58 pm
Sad to say that bariatric surgery is a cash cow and some practices will milk whatever they can from their patients. Play the game, get your surgery and then give them the heave-ho.
I had mine in the olden days when I was never asked to pay even a co-pay or deductible and actually used to get freebies and samples at surgeon visits. I also ALWAYS saw my surgeon, not a nurse or NP or PA ... from the first appointment I ever had
on 1/15/16 8:30 pm
^^^^^ what Grim said - VSG is an absolute no for you ... RNY is possible with just an alteration to your prescription - you are not the first on mental health drugs and won't be the last ...