- Name: Heather Hunnie
- Username: Hunniebear
- Location: Sayville, NY, USA
- Member Since: 5/21/2008
- BMI: 27.8
- Post Op
- Surgery Type: RNY (12/01/08)
- Surgeon: Edward Cussatti, M.D.
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Great Lunch! on January 12, 2009 2:24 pm
So, I just had the greatest lunch and I thought I would share it with all of you!
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I am sure some of you may have had this, but I never did until I tried it at a diner. But, I made a better version myself! YaY for me!
Oh, and I posted this recipe on thedailyplate.com if you want all the nutritional info. =)
Heather's Super Chunky Yummy Chicken Salad
I know, ya love the name! =)
This makes 6 servings =)
1 12.5 oz. Can of all white meat Chicken packed in water
3-4 tablespoons Hellman's Light Mayo
1/2 cup Chopped Pecans
1/4 cup dried cranberries--I realized mine are sweetened, but if you can find
non-sweetened go for it!
Drain the chicken and empty into a small bowl.
Break up the chicken with a fork.
Stir in 3 or 4 tablespoons of Mayo--to your liking.
Measure out the pecans and cranberries and mix evenly through the chicken salad.
Measure out 1 serving--this recipe makes 6!
Enjoy with crackers, veggies, or even by itself! It is definately chunky and crunchy enough to stand alone!
Enjoy! Let me know how ya liked it! =)
I'm trying... =) on January 12, 2009 2:09 pm
March-So, 3 months out--I posted a new avatar--but not sure I see a difference. I mean, I do see some difference, but not much. I am down 67 pounds since surgery and 82 all together, so that is a darn good chunk and I do feel it in clothes. But, don't think I SEE all 82 pounds. But, really, I FEEL much better than before and my sugars are on the downward slide--slowly, very slowly. But, that is ok with me! They're going the right way, so...I really shouldn't complain! Well, I will try to check in much more often. =) Hope you are all doing well, too.
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Before I go....so, I posted a rant on the Rants & Raves board. I guess I just was in a pissy mood. And, once aagin, I get attacked there. Then, I feel terrible because I was just in a pissy mood. So..my point...I'm really not a mean person. I am done with Rants & Raves. I am just not meant for that board. So, please don't think badly of me. I really am a nice girl! =)
So, since my last post, I am trying to get my liquid in each day. I have started using smaller bottles so that each one goes faster. =) I aim for 4 bottles a day, which puts me just over my 64 ounces. I have also tried to start exercising, though I think I over-did it the first couple of days because boy, was I sore! I am also logging my food in on thedailyplate.com, to help track my protein, calories, carbs, etc. It seems to be helping me. When I don't take a look at what I eat,in list form, I mean, it seems to be so easy to eat too much, even now. So, I am trying to do the right things and I am hoping that I will continue to see results, both with my weight and my health. It's kind of funny because the other day, I calculated how much I have lost so far and I realized that it was a good chunk of weight. I had my surgery on Dec. 1st and I am currently at 285 pounds--down 45 since I came home from the hospital and down 60 from my highest of 340! So, when I sat back and thought about that, I mean 45 pounds in less than a month and a half--that's pretty darn good! (Of course I don't really see it yet, but I can feel it in my clothes.) So, I shouldn't beat myself up so much--I'm doing okay. I know that I had and still have lots of medical obsticles, like my diabetes--so, as long as I am losing and paying attention and doing the right things--like drinking and eating healthy foods, why am I upset with myself? LOL I guess I had a preconceived notion of how much or how quickly I "should" lose. But, I need to let go of that--I think I have. =) And, now it's just one day at a time--I know I sound like an addict, but I am finally admitting that maybe I AM an addict--well, recovering, maybe. As Oprah said, both her and my drug of choice is food. So true.
Celebrated too soon =( on December 21, 2008 11:09 pm
Well, I guess I celebrated too soon and jinxed myself. My sugars have now been creeping up and I have had to increase my insulin and I am just beside myself. I didn't have this surgery so I could be skinny or so I could wear a size 8. Those were just bonuses to me, that came along with everything. I really did this to make my diabetes better and to improve my health overall. I wanted my feet to be better and hurt less, my legs to be less swollen and I wanted to be able to walk and just feel better. I wanted to be able to go back to school and finally, finally finish my degree and I wanted to finally, finally be a teacher--that I haven't been able to do for ten years--ten! And, I want to have a baby, so badly...And, now I just feel like none of this will ever happen. I know people keep telling me that I need to give it time and maybe I will look back at this one day and laugh at how silly I am being, but right now I just hate this. I am just so depressed about it all. It felt soooo good to see my sugars in the normal range for the first time in ten years. And, now...I don't know. No, I lied...I do know....I know I need to drink more. I know I need to walk..continue and do more. I know I need to continue watching my carbs. I know I need to chew my food well and try to eat more slowly. I know I need to just keep doing this. But, I just....wish I was feeling like all this effort was working. I mean, I have lost weight, but for some reason I feel like it's not enough or not fast enough--not by my guidelines, but just by what I have heard other people say. I am terrified it will slow or stop. What would I do then? I just was feeling so good last week...and now....complete 180.
Anyway...I guess the only thing I can do....is just keep doing....it just sucks...I wish I felt better about it. Maybe I will at some point...I guess I will keep hoping for that day. I guess I will just buckle down and do all the things I know I need to do and maybe it will pay off. I'll let ya know!
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I have been heavy all my life and in the last ten years, I have experienced a number of medical issues associated with my weight--Diabetes, Diabetic Neuropathy in both my hands and my feet, high blood pressure, etc, etc, ETC!!! Thus, I have been thinking about this surgery for a long, long time. Seeing the success of my father(who had the bypass in 2006) and my mom(who had her revision in Sept. of 2008), I knew this would be the best path for me. I know it will still be a lot of hard work. I don't expect this to be a quick fix. But, I need something, some sort of tool to help me in a way that other diets and plans have not. So, after much thought, fear, and insurance issues, I finally have my surgery date--Dec 1, 2008!!! YaY for me! And, YaY for my husband and parents, who will hopefully have a healthy ME for a change!