9 YEAR SURGIVERSARY

Roz !!!!
on 10/18/17 9:04 am - Butler, PA

I just realized this!!!! We were away on October 15th which would have been my 9th Year Surgiversary!! It's hard to believe 9 years have gone by soooo quickly and I've kept off 84 pounds! I started this journey at 203 lbs. and my perfect 3 pound range is 118-120. 119 is my Happy Weight....... I went from a size 20/22 to a size 4P.

I have one Basic Rule that helped me loose and keeps the weight off......Drink and Eat Protein and leave the carbs and sugar alone!!!!! I know my daily Menus are sparse and I honestly do eat more than I post early in the day but I stick to the Protein rule religiously! I don't limit the times or amounts I eat in a day if it's Protein. I eat very little "bad" carbs like bread, sweets, etc. I eat very little fruit because of the sugar.

I don't starve to Maintain weight!! I eat more times a day but base it on "good" Protein.

I pretty much snack all day long. Eating numerous "snacks" works for me but I base them on Protein like meat, tuna fish, salmon patties, beef sticks, cheese, nuts, seeds, jerky, eggs, etc. I have at least 2 Protein shakes a day with at least 25+ grams each).

I do have a weakness for Popcorn. I pop plain popcorn in my microwave popper with just enough oil that it won't stick and I add a little salt. It gives me the crunch without all of the calories.

Also I am not crazy about exercising BUT I probably wouldn't have as much loose skin if I had firmed up during the losing stage.....LOL. If you are are exercising during the losing stage just keep in mind you need to continue or you will might struggle with regain if you cut back.

(Repeated from Previous Surgiversary Posts) Some write that I am an inspiration for them but they have that backwards.....YOU ARE ALL MY INSPIRATION....the reason that I keep posting...the reason I track my menus...YOU are the ones that made this ride so easy...THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE FOR ME...and sharing in this life changing experience!!!!!!!!!!

Roz

God is walking with me every step of the way. Because of HIM this is possible!!

RNY 10/15/2008 9+ Years!!!
Height: 4' 11" HW: 203 SW: 197 CW: 119
on Maintenance

MajorMom
on 10/18/17 2:47 pm - VA

Happy Surgiversary, Roz!

5'1" -- HW 195/SW 187/GW 115 July 08/CW 121 Dec 2012
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Liz WantsHealthForAll
on 10/19/17 3:49 am - Cape Cod, MA
VSG on 03/28/16

Happy Surgiversary! It IS truly wonderful to see someone this far out who has kept the weight off. I try to follow the same rules you espouse, so hopefully I will stay at goal as well over the long haul.

Liz 5'3" HW: 219 (BMI 38.8) SW: 185 GW: 125 CW: 115-118 (BMI 20.4-20.9) - TT and facelift 1/11/2017.

WL: Pre-op: -34 M1: -17 M2: -12 M3: -11 M4: -7 M5: -7 M6: -5.5 M7: -3.3 M8: -3.3 M9: -2.5 UNDER GOAL! Average calories in maintenance around 1350 (including coffee creamer and calcium chews which I typically do not track)

Roz !!!!
on 10/19/17 12:51 pm - Butler, PA

It looks like you have done Wonderful!!!!! I'm perfectly happy where I am but sometimes I regret adding in some foods in to soon. I do have a few rolls I would like to get rid of.

I wish I could have afforded a few trips the surgeon's office. There's nothing that I can't cover up but my boobs are pretty disgusting and so are my legs.

Roz

God is walking with me every step of the way. Because of HIM this is possible!!

RNY 10/15/2008 9+ Years!!!
Height: 4' 11" HW: 203 SW: 197 CW: 119
on Maintenance

Liz WantsHealthForAll
on 10/19/17 1:27 pm - Cape Cod, MA
VSG on 03/28/16

My flattened boobs, saggy thighs and arms are staying as is. I was thrilled to be able to do the TT and facelift. Those bothered me the most.

I have done well so far but I know that I have to stay vigilant forever. It is great to see someone like yourself who has sustained your weight loss for the long term.

Liz 5'3" HW: 219 (BMI 38.8) SW: 185 GW: 125 CW: 115-118 (BMI 20.4-20.9) - TT and facelift 1/11/2017.

WL: Pre-op: -34 M1: -17 M2: -12 M3: -11 M4: -7 M5: -7 M6: -5.5 M7: -3.3 M8: -3.3 M9: -2.5 UNDER GOAL! Average calories in maintenance around 1350 (including coffee creamer and calcium chews which I typically do not track)

Roz !!!!
on 10/19/17 1:33 pm - Butler, PA

I think you will do Awesome! The trick is to avoid getting hooked on carbs and sweets again. Find some good Protein snacks that will make you just as happy.....

Roz

God is walking with me every step of the way. Because of HIM this is possible!!

RNY 10/15/2008 9+ Years!!!
Height: 4' 11" HW: 203 SW: 197 CW: 119
on Maintenance

italianspice
on 10/23/17 4:44 am - Eastlake, OH

Congrats Roz!

Thanks for being such an inspiration and speaking the truth about post op life.

Regain is real and refined carbs need to be avoided!!

It has been a blessing to have you on this journey with me!

Big hugs to you Roz!

~Maria

SW 230 Preop 205 GW 130 LW 131 CW 142.5 Ht 5'1"

Roz !!!!
on 10/23/17 7:04 am - Butler, PA

Thanks to you for posting and encouraging me too!!!

Roz

God is walking with me every step of the way. Because of HIM this is possible!!

RNY 10/15/2008 9+ Years!!!
Height: 4' 11" HW: 203 SW: 197 CW: 119
on Maintenance

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