TimeToHealRich2016 wrote Losing weight high but not low? 1 year, 9 months ago

Hope this is not a silly question.  I've lost 90 pounds in 7 months but tape measure shows most of it is high on body, not the lower belly under my belt and the rear end.  I exercise a lot with leg...

TimeToHealRich2016 wrote Vitamins expensive...any ideas? 1 year, 9 months ago

Starting on vitamins now that my PatchMD study is finishing.  Any ideas on cost savings?  The Optisource at Walgreens and Amazon is $28 per month.  Hoping to buy less money than $336 per year if po...

TimeToHealRich2016 posted a discussion topic 1 year, 11 months ago

I’ve been doing well approaching 1 month post-VSG. But I need some advice on constipation.

I had a severe blockage last night that took 9 hours of effort (with steady pain) an

TimeToHealRich2016 wrote Day 12-24 Started soft food stage 1 year, 11 months ago

Overall: Wow, thanking God and my support team for giving me a great 3 weeks post-op. Think I’m down 35 lbs so far since surgery. Almost 70 including 4 months pre-op program since ...

TimeToHealRich2016 posted a comment 1 year, 12 months ago
Hi R. congrats on the getaway...sounds like you did well on the...

TimeToHealRich2016 posted a discussion topic 1 year, 12 months ago

Thinking out loud…I have only been reading posts for a couple of months and only 11 days post-op, but I realize that I need ways to track my progress in returning to HEALTH following a major life change like this. I guess

TimeToHealRich2016 wrote Less emphasis on weight lost 2 years ago

Thinking out loud…I have only been reading posts for a couple of months and only 11 days post-op, but I realize that I need ways to track my progress in returning to ...

TimeToHealRich2016 wrote Day 9-11 – Dehydration, low protein, minor setbacks 2 years ago

DEHYDRATION: Minor (I hope) setback for a few days. Got somewhat dehydrated, a few days of diarrhea, headache during the night. Some discomfort when urinating. But eb...

TimeToHealRich2016 wrote Day 9 - I hit a wall today...Kaboom! 2 years ago

Geez...got kinda cocky that things were going so well. And then ...KABOOM...

Had my follow up with Dr. Oliak and amazingly down 17 since VSG last Monday.  All in all, until 9 AM this morning...

TimeToHealRich2016 posted a comment 2 years ago
Good going and so happy to see another successful month under...

TimeToHealRich2016 posted a comment 2 years ago
What great progress. Your increased activity level is a good model...

TimeToHealRich2016 posted a comment 2 years ago
Kathy, this advice re: stress is GREAT!!!!!!! A sure keeper in my...

TimeToHealRich2016 wrote Day 7 - Sunday - Hooray! 2 years ago

Having no problems or issues.  Looking forward to meeting with Dr. Oliak on Day 9 and checking progress all around.  Drinking easily; no burps or gas or any resistance.  Stricking with 2 20g protei...

TimeToHealRich2016 has a new goal: Return to best health at 240 pounds by July 2017 2 years ago
One day at a time, be aware of nutrition and eercise

TimeToHealRich2016 posted a discussion topic 2 years ago

I am discussing with my doctor the idea of returning to my back yard pool for leg exercising and stretching which helped me to lose 40 pounds leading up to VSG.  His initial concerns are that I keep the larger incision from laproscopic, the 1" one, dry

TimeToHealRich2016 wrote on Rachel27's support wall 2 years ago
Hi Rachel, hope you came to grips with the dual aspects of weight loss planning and quitting smoking. I know you can do it and it is the best time to come to grips with it. Did you have the VSG yet or waiting for a doctor's OK? Rich

TimeToHealRich2016 wrote on Rosco104's support wall 2 years ago
Hi Rosco....how ya doin? Hope all is well. I have been blogging some ideas and love to hear how you find it during week 1. Rich

TimeToHealRich2016 wrote Day 4-6 ....All Progress 2 years ago

Wow I can sure say that with each day...things are getting better and better.  Day 4 was the day I checked out fo the hospital and came home.  Litlle tired, tough to drink the 4 oz per hour and onl...

TimeToHealRich2016 wrote Day 1-3 after VSG was done 2 years ago

Wow...home in my own bed...and VERY satisfied with the 3-days since Monday morning early surgery.  Dr. Oliak and his team were totally successful and the staff at the Placentia-Linda Hosp;ital got ...

Elizabeth T. wrote 2 years ago
You asked if I'd had any skin reduction surgery. No I didn't. I was fortunate enough to have a lot of elasticity in my skin. Sorry I was of no help on that. Hope you are doing well yourself.

Kathy S. wrote 2 years ago
Hi Rich, Congratulations on your upcoming surgery!? Here are some links to information you may find helpful: http://www.obesityhelp.com/articles/photographing-your-weigh t-loss-surgery-journey/ http://www.obesityhelp.com/articles/weight-loss-surgery-hosp tial-stay-what-to-pack/ http://www.obesityhelp.com/articles/four-on-the-floor-self-c are-after-weight-loss-surgery/ We can't wait to hear from you post-op!

TimeToHealRich2016 wrote on nashbeer's support wall 2 years ago
You have done fantastic! What an inspiration. Good luck now on the maintenance and post a new picture for the After!

TimeToHealRich2016 wrote on Ejl39's support wall 2 years ago
Fantastic and big congrats!! You look so healthy and trim. Have you also had skin surgery and if so, at what point in your weight loss?

TimeToHealRich2016 wrote on Rosco104's support wall 2 years ago
Hi Rosco, was this your big day? Hope to hear from you soon and to share along the way! Rich

TimeToHealRich2016 wrote on missleydis's support wall 2 years ago
Best of luck on the big day. Stay cool and do what the Dr. says.....tell us how you are doing.
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