101 NSV's

Oct 17, 2018


I am a member of several FB bariatric pages. And while many times those pages can be counterintuitive there was one post last week that not only did I think was a great idea but also participated in. We tried to come up with 101 NSV's. This post did not actually do that since many of the posts were listed multiple times. But it gave me an idea for a post for myself as well as others. I am going to try and make 101 different NSV's. This will be a post in progress until I reach my goal. Some of these are my own NSV's and some are others I thought would be good ones to add. I also tried to come up with some unique ones as well. If you have any NSV's I have not listed please feel free to reply and I may add them to the list. 

1. May be taken off medications.

2. Able to do more active activities.

3. Able to keep up with younger children.

4. Able to take a bath instead of forced to always take a shower.

5. Able to use one towel instead of two to wrap up in after bath or shower.

6. Able to fit into the seats for amusement rides.

7. Able to fit into "One" Airline seat without a seatbelt extender.

8. Able to take a shower with significant other because you can both fit in the shower together. 

9. Less loads of laundry because the clothes are smaller and useing less towels in shower.

10. Able to buy the clothes we actualy like instead of setteling for just the ones that fit.

11. Able to buy and wear better costumes cause they have more sizes that fit us.

12. Not something I have had to experience but a fear I always had) Not having to have the fire department called for a "lift assist" because my weight was so high the paramedics couldn't lift me.

13. Able to wear a bathing suit without feeling like everyone is watching me cause of my weight.

14. Clothes are cheeper because they are no longer plus size.

15. Less money on food bill cause you eat less.

16. Don't get overly hot in the summer time due to the excessive weight.

17. Able to walk up and down the stairs without getting winded after just a few steps.

18. Sometimes astma will go away or be reduced.

19. Able to use a blow up air mattress on camping trips without it going flat.

20. Able to sit on the ground and be able to get back up without struggeling

21. Able to use a seatbelt in a car without it being tight, or useing extenders or not useing it at all cause it doesnt fit.

22. More room in dressers/closets (for more clothes lol) because clothes are smaller

23. Can cross our legs again

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Weight: 191.2 lbs, Measurments: Neck 14.5", Chest 38.0", Waist 41.0", Hips 43", Thighs 23.0", Arms 13.0"

Gastric Bypass RNY Dec. 20 2017 

Hw:333
Sw: 271
My Cw:194.6

Dr. Gw: 185 
My Gw: 175
Current Overall Weight loss -141.8 lbs.,

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NSV and Bragging lol

Sep 30, 2018

After loseing 130+ lbs we decided to start running. After running a few times on the local trails here we decided to sign up for a 5k. I thought we would be at the end but at least we would make it to the end. Instead we were not only at the beginning but I actually won, 3rd. place in my gender/age range.

      


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5k

Sep 28, 2018

I have started adding exercise to my regimin. I started with swimming and walking on the tread mill. But some of my old habits started calling me. (not a bad thing lol) I kept getting the urge to run. Last time i inquired about running it was before my surgery and my physical therepist said no cause of my plantar fasciitis. This time i decided to do it anyway, since my feet haven't hurt since my surgery. Unfortunatly after my first day running my feet started hurting again. So hubby said lets buy good running shoes. $130 later I walked (ran) away with a good set of running shoes to help with my personal foot needs. I started running twice a week. Hubby decided to join me. The first day he didnt make it but everytime after that he did. So we decided to sign up for our first 5k. Which happens tomorrow. We dont plan on running for speed. Were no where near ready for that yet. Were just running and walking the whole 5k. Im so excited. Cant wait till morning. 

     

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Weight: 194.6 lbs, Measurments: Neck 14.5", Chest 38.0", Waist 41.0", Hips 43", Thighs 23.0", Arms 13.0"

Gastric Bypass RNY Dec. 20 2017 

Hw:333
Sw: 271
My Cw:194.6

Dr. Gw: 185 
My Gw: 175
Current Overall Weight loss 138.4 lbs.,

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Protein

Aug 26, 2018

When my numbers came back everything was good except my protein was low. so hubby looked up about low protein and it said possible kidney issues. But when he put bariatric low protein numbers he found something different. When protein is low and fluid intake is low it's a sort of malnutrition and dehydration.

So I am trying to increase my protein totals and fluid intake. No word from Dr. yet. I was getting about 50G of protein and about 30ish oz of water a day. Dr said he does not stress about the 64 oz to much he rather go by what the body tells him. I am having a hard time increasing the fluid intake. I have always not drank enough fluids even well before surgery. I have managed to increase my protein to about 80G . Still struggeling with the fluids. Now that school is back in session I am drinking more than before but still only about 49oz.

Today I went kayaking and after getting home decided to take my measurments. Found out almost everything has droped. Includeing weight again. 

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Weight: 194.6 lbs, Measurments: Neck 14.5", Chest 38.0", Waist 41.0", Hips 43", Thighs 23.0", Arms 13.0"

Gastric Bypass RNY Dec. 20 2017 

Hw:333
Sw: 271
My Cw:194.6

Dr. Gw: 185 
My Gw: 175
Current Overall Weight loss 138.4 lbs.,

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Dizzy

Aug 24, 2018

Went to see my surgeon for my 8 months follow-up. I do not like his scale. it put me 2 more lbs than mine said. I tried to get them to let me do the weight naked but they wouldnt do it lol. acording to his scale i still have 3 bls to loose before im out of the obesity range. according to mine I am just out of the obesity range. I like mine better lol. 

I mentioned to him that my primary care wanted my surgeon to to have blood work done for me, because I have been getting dizzy at various times. I told him at my last appointment about the dizzy spells and he didnt check anything. But this time he finally did it.

I have also gave up trying to still wear my old clothes as they were. I am a school bus driver so in the summer I am out of work and cant afford to buy new clothes. After my shorts falling down on me i decided to give a try at sewing my clothes down. Low and behold, it worked. I have been sewing shorts and shirts just about every day to get my clothes wearable without having to worry about them falling down lol 

Weight: 196.8 lbs, Measurments: Neck 15", Chest 40.5", Waist 42.0", Hips 43", Thighs 23.5", Arms 13.5"

Gastric Bypass RNY Dec. 20 2017 

Hw:333
Sw: 271
My Cw:196.8

Dr. Cw: 200.2 
Gw:175
Current Overall Weight loss 136.2 lbs.,

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Going Down

Aug 04, 2018

I was about to shoot my scale and measuring tape. but then finally my weight and measurments are going down again. Before the weight was going down but my measurements were staying the same. Now just about everything has gone down a little. 

Weight: 197.0lbs, Measurments: Neck 15", Chest 40.5", Waist 42.0", Hips 43", Thighs 23.5", Arms 13.5"

Gastric Bypass RNY Dec. 20 2017 

Hw:333
Sw: 271
Cw:197.0
Gw:175
Current Overall Weight loss 136.0 lbs.,

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Onederland

Aug 02, 2018

Finally after a few days I got to onederland and stayed there. I have started walking each night. So far we are doing 2 miles a night a few times a week. We are going to work in a day of biking and possibly a day of swimming as well. I am 12 Lbs from my Dr.'s goal weight for me and 22 lbs from my goal for myself. bring on the streamers cause im gona hit this goal. Also just figured out that I am no longer considered obese according to the chart. I am now just overweight.

Weight: 202.0lbs, Measurments: Neck 15", Chest 41.5", Waist 44.0", Hips 44", Thighs 24", Arms 13.5"

Gastric Bypass RNY Dec. 20 2017 

Hw:333
Sw: 271
Cw:197.8
Gw:175
Current Overall Weight loss 135.2 lbs.,

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Darn Sandman

Jul 29, 2018

Evidence that the sandman hinders our weight loss efforts.
This morning I weighed myself before going to bed. (I'm a night owl.) I was finally 199.6 I did it a couple of times just in case the scale was wrong. Than this afternoon as soon as i woke up I weighed myself again. It jumped to 202.4. The sandman poured 3 lbs of sand on me.

While I joke about it i was very sad to see it jumped back up again. Last night i was excited that i was in onederland finally. And now i'm back where i have been for the past week.

 

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Week long kayak trip

Jul 22, 2018

Shortly I am about to go on a week long kayak trip. Similar to the overnight trip we took last week. except this time I am kayaking down the Delaware river gap. threw and between New Jersy, and Pa. They are calling for rain on a few days but we are hoping that it will hold out and we dont get water logged. 

I decided to write my measurements to see if anything changes when I get back. No measurements have changed except the weight. I have been this measurement for a month now. I am hopeing when I get back I will be in Onederland.

Weight: 202.0lbs, Measurments: Neck 15", Chest 41.5", Waist 44.0", Hips 44", Thighs 24", Arms 13.5"

Gastric Bypass RNY Dec. 20 2017 

Hw:333
Sw: 271
Cw:202.0
Gw:175
Current Overall Weight loss 131.0 lbs.,

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Enjoying Life

Jul 13, 2018

     I just realized that it's been awhile since i posted anything. I have been enjoying my summer. My husband and I just went on a kayaking backpacking trip on the susquahanna river to prepare for our vacation for 5 days on the Delaware River Gap. Prior to loseing weight I could not have done what we did. We kayaked downstream to a random island where we pitched a hammock to sleep on and enjoyed the small island.

     The next day we kayaked back upstream. and as my husband put it "It was no joke." The stream was fast moving in most parts. and the way we got to rest was to find a slow moving patch or grab ahold of fallin or overhanging tree branches or rocks. it was so much fun and we saw so much wildlife.

     The hardest part about this trip and our future trip, other than the workout, was trying to come up with meals that would meet our dietary needs but not require a refridgerator. 




Weight: 211.8lbs, Measurments: Neck 15", Chest 41.5", Waist 44.0", Hips 44", Thighs 24", Arms 13.5"

Gastric Bypass RNY Dec. 20 2017 

Hw:333
Sw: 271
Cw:203.4
Gw:175
Current Overall Weight loss 129.6 lbs.,

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