Long term effects
on 8/2/12 8:40 pm - WA
How's that for a list of side effects????
Sara in Maui
If you are serious about losing the excess weight and keeping it off, the possibilities are endless!
Of course you must understand we are talking about a lifetime commitment. This requires knowing the real battle is not physical, but mental. You must be prepared for this challenge. If you have not dealt with the issues that have led you to obesity, you need to start there before surgery.
You need to set yourself up for success. If you slip up, you just pick yourself up, dust yourself off, put one foot in front of the other and keep walking forward. Do not wait until the next day, week, month, etc. Start once again from that exact point of your "perceived failure".
On a personal note, I no longer have Sleep Apnea, I can now walk without a cane (Osteoarthritis in knees and hips), I now have a low Cholesterol reading and I no longer take a Beta-Blocker for my heart racing and blood pressure spikes.
I have lost 200 pounds and have been maintaining this loss since 11/2011. I can buy cute clothes off the rack and no longer have to order clothing from a catalog. I got my "sexy back" and it shows! I feel awesome and I'm loving life! *Of course it helps if you accept the way you are before surgery. This does not mean you have to like the state you may be in currently, but that you ackowledge you are lovable and need to make some changes to become healthier for yourself.
Age at RNY: 55, Height: 5'3.5", Consultation Weight: 331-12/1/2009 with a Super Morbidly Obese BMI of 56.8, RNY Surgery Weight: 281-3/22/2010, Goal Weight Reached: 141-6/23/2011, Lowest Weight: 126-12/11/2011, Current Weight: 138-1/1/2014 with a Normal BMI of 24.1 (Total Weight Loss Maintained: 193 Pounds), Measurements: 36D Bust, 29" Waist, 38" Hips.
6 years out and maintaining 190 pounds lost!
“You don't drown by falling in the water. You drown by staying there.”
For me, no matter what kind of oral iron or B-12 I took, it just didn't absorb. I grab a B-12 injection every so often and did iron infusions for awhile until I was able to manage it with dietary changes.
Long-term post-ops with regain struggles, click here to see some steps for getting back on track (without the 5-day pouch fad or liquid diet): http://www.obesityhelp.com/member/bananafish711/blog/2013/04/05/don-t-panic--believe-and-you-will-succeed-/
Always cooking at www.neensnotes.com!
Need a pick-me-up? Read this: http://www.lettersofnote.com/2009/10/it-will-be-sunny-one-day.html