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selhard
on 9/2/18 6:27 am - MN
RNY on 11/26/12
Topic: RE: Did you get a VGS instead of RNY because your BMI?

This post is a few months old but I am adding to it for those reading it for the first time. (I use the RNY forum most often because it is the more active but sometimes feels like lack of understanding from the super obese viewpoint; my BMI was in the 60's with complete absence of normalcy). The center for weight management I went to had a veteran surgeon who was willing to perform RNY even though I was high risk. Had he performed the duodenal switch, I would have been a willing candidate. I lost over 200 pounds total with regain of 40 due to weakening in the maintaining marathon. I stumble often but keep going with plans to never give up even if it means revision surgery.

NatchezQueenbee71
on 8/11/18 11:12 am - Baton Rouge, LA
Topic: RE: Weight loss surgery

Ty Trevor??????????. I really appreciate the kind words.

Gwen M.
on 8/10/18 8:13 am
VSG on 03/13/14
Topic: RE: The first step to a lighter me

Are you seeing a therapist? Lots of people eat for comfort - but there is help!

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

Age 41 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

TrendWeight | Food Blog (sort of functional) | Journal (down for maintenance)

Gwen M.
on 8/9/18 4:35 am
VSG on 03/13/14
Topic: RE: Weekly Weigh In July 9 - July 15

Hi Trevor - do you have the option of seeing a therapist to help you address the comfort eating?

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

Age 41 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

TrendWeight | Food Blog (sort of functional) | Journal (down for maintenance)

trevor
on 8/9/18 4:02 am - WEMBLEY, United Kingdom
Topic: RE: Weekly Weigh In July 9 - July 15

I drink lots of water too

but I don't take enough exercise and I think that is why I gained a few pounds over the past 6 months.

I weighed 90kg on the 28/02/18 and yesterday 08/08/18 I weighed 90.6 kgs

which was sad but it just reminds me that I need to get a hold of my eating and be more active but I'm also dealing with depression so it is difficult.

trevor
on 8/9/18 3:57 am - WEMBLEY, United Kingdom
Topic: The first step to a lighter me

Yesterday I saw my GP and he weighed me and as I expected my weight increased from 90 kgs to 90.6kgs which is just over 14 stone.

I want to lose some weight but at the moment I find it hard because I tend to eat for comfort if that makes sense?

I also eat with a degree of anxiety

meaning I tend to buy more food and cook it to ensure I feel full but then I often find that either I can't eat it all and then it goes to waste or I eat it and feel bloated and guilty after but I keep repeating the same pattern again.

trevor
on 8/9/18 3:50 am - WEMBLEY, United Kingdom
Topic: RE: Weekly Weigh In July 9 - July 15

Hi Liz,

I'm fairly new although I've been a member since 2003 and I recently activated my account.

I'm trying to lose weight as well but unfortunately, I gained a few pounds over the past few months and I want to try and lose some soon.

I tend to eat for comfort and then I get guilt trips when I overeat and it has become a negative cycle which I want to break but I'm so used to eating to comfort myself and reduce anxiety.

It sounds strange but this is what I'm dealing with.

trevor
on 8/9/18 3:47 am - WEMBLEY, United Kingdom
Topic: RE: Weekly Weigh In July 9 - July 15

Hi Liz,

I'm fairly new although I've been a member since 2003 and I recently activated my account.

I'm trying to lose weight as well but unfortunately, I gained a few pounds over the past few months and I want to try and lose some soon.

I tend to eat for comfort and then I get guilt trips when I overeat and it has become a negative cycle which I want to break but I'm so used to eating to comfort myself and reduce anxiety.

It sounds strange but this is what I'm dealing with.

trevor
on 8/9/18 3:42 am - WEMBLEY, United Kingdom
Topic: RE: Weight loss surgery

Just keep focused on your goal Marion and try not to let anything hold you back.

If you want something enough You'll find a way to get it.

I've been where you started in terms of excess weight, heavy smoking.

I beat the latter but I'm still working on the former.

My ideal weight is 190 pounds and

I'm currently 240 and I'm 5ft 5 or 3 I'm not too sure?

I am sure about wanting to lose weight though but unfortunately saying it isn't as easy as making it happen.

I managed to get down to 190 but I gained it again over the past 6 years.

trevor
on 8/9/18 3:41 am - WEMBLEY, United Kingdom
Topic: RE: Weight loss surgery

Just keep focused on your goal Marion and try not to let anything hold you back.

If you want something enough You'll find a way to get it.

I've been where you started in terms of excess weight, heavy smoking.

I beat the latter but I'm still working on the former.

My ideal weight is 190 pounds and

I'm currently 240 and I'm 5ft 5 or 3 I'm not too sure?

I am sure about wanting to lose weight though but unfortunately saying it isn't as easy as making it happen.

I managed to get down to 190 but I gained it again over the past 6 years.

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