Kathy1212 posted a discussion topic 16 hours, 18 minutes ago

I bought a little Excalibur food dehydrator; they're smallest model because I'm the only one who likes jerky here, and I'm so glad I did!

I made beef jerky today. Last night I chopped and marinated my steak (after cutting off all visible fat).

Kathy1212 posted a discussion topic 16 hours, 37 minutes ago

So I made home made jerky for the first time in my new little Excalibur food dehydrator today. OMG...it is to DIE for. So glad I bought this machine.

I'm going to try to make zucchini, carrot, and kale chips next.

It also says it can

Kathy1212 wrote 21 Weeks Post Op RNY Surgery, 25.5 km bike ride 19 hours, 22 minutes ago

Another week down, another 2.6 Lbs lost, for a total of 94.2 Lbs gone; woohoo!  I'm so close to my first 100 Lbs gone that I can taste it, lol.  Only 5.8 Lbs to go to 204 Lbs, which is exactly 100 ...

Kathy1212 posted a discussion topic 1 week, 1 day ago

Hi friends,

I'm 20 weeks out today...my gosh, time flies after surgery! I'm down 91.6 Lbs since starting Optifast.

I also turned 53 on the 19th of June, and had a lovely time. Here's a photo comparing my 52nd and 53rd birthdays:

Kathy1212 wrote My 53rd Birthday 1 week, 2 days ago

Wow, can't believe I turned 53 today!  I started celebrating my birthday a few days ago, with a walk to the car show with my friend Nancy, and then shopping!  We had a blast, and saw some cool cars...

Kathy1212 wrote 19 Weeks Post Op, down 89.4 Lbs 2 weeks ago

Another week has gone by in a flash; it amazes me how fast time goes by now!

Today is my weigh in day and I was happy to step on the scale and see 214.6.  I'm down 2.4 Lbs since last week, f...

Kathy1212 has a new goal: Ride my bike 100 km in the month of June. 2 weeks ago
I love bike riding; and will track my rides with the Map my Ride app.

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Kathy1212 posted a discussion topic 2 weeks, 5 days ago

I went to try on clothes today. I recently went from a 1X to an XL, so I grabbed a bunch of XL tops and tried them on, and was shocked when one of them was too big. I double checked the size and it was an XL. So I grabbed a size large off the rack an

Kathy1212 wrote 18 Weeks Post OP, lost 87 Lbs so far! 3 weeks ago


It's a glorious sunny day here in the North; I hope everyone is having a nice day.

This morning I weighed 217, down 2.2 Lbs since last week, and 87 Lbs altogether; woohoo!


Kathy1212 posted a discussion topic 3 weeks, 1 day ago

Hi guys,

Yesterday I had my first episode of dumping, while ON MY BIKE. Not fun, at all, lol.

I had steak for dinner, which my pouch is usually just fine with. I also had 2 tbsp of peas, which may have been the problem, I don't know.

Kathy1212 wrote 17 Weeks Post Op, out of the 220's! 4 weeks, 1 day ago

So this morning the scale read 219.2.  I did it; I am out of the 220's and in the 2-teens; yay!

I lost 4.2 Lbs this week; why?  I have no idea.  I have actuallly been eating more calories, i...

Kathy1212 wrote 80 Lbs gone; woohoo! 1 month, 1 week ago

I hit a milestone for me today; I'm down 80 Lbs now!  I was 223.8 this morning. 

My next milestone will be getting out of the 220's.  The 220's are weird for me, because even though I've los...

Kathy1212 posted a comment 1 month, 1 week ago
Thanks, Kathy. My one uncle, who kept waving fries in my face, is...

Kathy1212 wrote Week 15 Post OP RnY 1 month, 1 week ago

Can't believe week 15 was yesterday; where does the time go?  Next week I'll be 4 months post op; that's crazy!

I weighed 224.8 yesterday morning, which is a weekly loss of 3.4 Lbs (yay!) an...

Kathy1212 posted a comment 1 month, 1 week ago
Thanks, Kathy. I'd love to go bike riding with you! We're having a...

Kathy1212 wrote Week 14 and a half Post Op, lol. 1 month, 2 weeks ago

Wow, my week 14 was on Wednesday and I'm writing this on Sunday, mother's day.  Such a busy week!  Happy Mother's Day to any moms reading this, including moms of furbabies!

I was happy to we...

Kathy1212 wrote 13 Weeks Post OP, first plateau :-( 1 month, 3 weeks ago

I'm a few days late posting this, as the weather has been great so I've been riding my bike.

This week I was down 0 Lbs, for the first time since this journey began.  I've been expecting it,...