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SallyCat
on 10/18/17 10:33 am
VSG on 10/17/16
Topic: RE: Weekly Weigh In October 16-22

Thank you! I'm definitely going to keep going. And I will be celebrating this weekend by leaving for a long weekend getaway tomorrow. I'm excited. Can really use the R&R.

So sorry to hear about the shingles. That's one of my big fears. I hear it is awful. I sure hope that you're feeling better. I bet the weight loss will start right up again as you get back to your regular schedule. And you are very smart to try to not be defined by the scale. It's a losing proposition (no pun intended ).

HW: 375 SW: 282 CW: 169 GW: 159

oneatatime
on 10/18/17 9:28 am
RNY on 09/01/17
Topic: RE: Weekly Weigh In October 16-22

Hi all,

Happy surgiversary Sally!! I totally understand the desire to be at goal by your date.. you've done so incredibly well; hopefully you're celebrating your successes and going to keep going. You do deserve it all! Normal BMI is a great goal. :)

Gwen, yes... knowing what you have to do and doing are two different things. You've done so well too. Sometimes taking a bit of a break from losing, without sabotaging and gaining, is ok. You know what you need. Be honest with yourself, and forgiving too. :)

My loss has slowed down recently. I am 6.5 weeks post op. It could be the "stall" Sally reminded be of recently. It could be that I was sick last week (Shingles) and I was on meds... which threw my schedule off, and my mood and my physical health. Who knows. But I am down a bit, so I'll take what I can! I vowed pre-surgery not to let myself be defined by the scale, so I am not. :) I just monitor, notice, ensure I'm going the "right" way, and know I'm in this for the long haul!

HW: 308

LW: 270

TW: 268.5

Next goal: Get firmly below 268... aka lose more than 40 lbs!!

Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. Choose happy.

SallyCat
on 10/16/17 1:26 pm
VSG on 10/17/16
Topic: RE: Weekly Weigh In October 16-22

I'm in a rut too. I keep bouncing back and forth between 169 and 172. It's ridiculous. The last two months I have been under a lot of stress. I hate anxiety. My eating hasn't been bad, but hasn't been right on point either. My exercise hasn't been consistent either. I'm basically maintaining and like you I only have a little over 10 lbs to go. Grrrr. It's frustrating. Tomorrow is my surgiversary. I had hoped to be at goal. Don't get me wrong. I'm very happy with my progress, and I could quit losing right now and be pretty happy with how I feel and look in my clothes. But I deserve it all. I want to reach my goal -- which is a normal BMI for the first time in my adult life.

HW: 375

LW: 169

TW: 171

HW: 375 SW: 282 CW: 169 GW: 159

Gwen M.
on 10/16/17 10:14 am
VSG on 03/13/14
Topic: Weekly Weigh In October 16-22

Hi all! I hope InsertFitness is okay!

I'll suck it up and get us going this week, even though I'm not thrilled with where my weight is at right now. I know why, and I know what I need to do, but knowing a thing and doing a thing are two separate issues.

HW: 319
LW: 159.4
TW: 158.4
Next goal: 145 - normal BMI! It's been my next goal for forever - I'll get there some day :) I've been trending around 157 for at least the last two weeks, so I need to get myself out of this rut.

How about you?

VSG with Dr. Salameh - 3/13/2014
Diagnosed with Binge Eating Disorder and started Vyvanse - 7/22/2016
Reconstructive Plastics with Dr. Michaels - 6/5/2017 (LBL&brachioplasty), 8/14/2017 (UBL&mastopexy), 11/6/2017 (medial leg lift)

Age 40 Height 5'4" HW 319 (1/3/2014) SW 293 (3/13/2014) CW 149 (7/16/2017)
Next Goal 145 - normal BMI | Total Weight Lost 170

Check out my TrendWeight

Mirandia
on 10/8/17 2:09 am
VSG on 03/14/17
Topic: RE: Lower Back Pain

Well, since you said "aside from losing weight" I will only say that taking daily vitamins would be a good idea. Most people who are morbidly obese are also malnourished. Low levels of vitamins B6, C, D and E was reported in one study. I personally had a very bad vitamin D shortage and now I not only take the typical daily vitamins common with most WLS patients I take extra doses of D.

Low D will cause joint and muscle pain as well as fatigue.

If you fall down you just have to get back up.

Mirandia
on 10/8/17 1:48 am
VSG on 03/14/17
Topic: RE: Does bigger mean more issues in WLS?

The weight itself is a big strain on our bodies. While our BMI isn't the only factor in how difficult the surgery is going to be .. we can't ignore that it isn't going to be a factor. That being said ... at the time of my surgery my BMI was 47.7 .. not exactly a featherweight .. but I think I sailed right through my surgery and recovery.

I think a bigger factor might be co-morbidities. Diabetes is going to slow healing, heart problems like high cholesterol, high blood pressure, breathing issues like sleep apnea ... I think those are bigger hurdles than just the extra weight. I had none of those.

If you fall down you just have to get back up.

oneatatime
on 10/4/17 11:08 am
RNY on 09/01/17
Topic: RE: Weekly weigh in: oct 2- oct 8

Thanks! Yeah... my eyes bugged out when I saw the number! 10 on Opti, and 28 since surgery.

Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. Choose happy.

Ms Coffee
on 10/4/17 10:56 am
Topic: RE: Weekly weigh in: oct 2- oct 8

Omg ... hello 38 loss... so impressed!! Yay you!! :)

oneatatime
on 10/4/17 7:48 am
RNY on 09/01/17
Topic: RE: Weekly weigh in: oct 2- oct 8

Congratulations IF & Sally!!

This is week 5 post op for me and things are going well. Sadly, I am still figuring out my bowels, but for now, I am on the laxatives and all is well.

HW: 308

LW: 273.5

TW: 270

Next goal: to get solidly into the 260's! I haven't been in the 250s and 260s since 2013, and I remember looking and feeling a lot better. I haven't been in the 240s since 2001, which took a LOT of work, and have never in my adult life been below that - so keep watching for updated goals. For now, 260s!!

Have a great week everyone!

Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. Choose happy.

oneatatime
on 10/3/17 1:05 pm
RNY on 09/01/17
Topic: RE: :)

Totally!!!

Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. Choose happy.

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