acbbrown posted a comment 9 months, 2 weeks ago
Those early days are hard!! You did great. Just remember there will...

acbbrown posted a comment 9 months, 3 weeks ago
Just remember - one meal, one day at a Time. Each morning is a...

acbbrown posted a discussion topic 1 year, 2 months ago

I need some creative ideas and for some reason I'm stumped. Historically, I used gels or GU gummy bite things (whatever they are called). However, I cut out all added sugars from my diet and those supplements are full of sugar. What other alternative c


acbbrown posted a discussion topic 1 year, 5 months ago

I can't believe it has been 5 years since my surgery. It blows my mind. Some days it feels like just yesterday and other days it seems like it's been a lifetime. 

In some ways, surgery changed my life completely.  The mystery of life is such th


acbbrown posted a discussion topic 1 year, 6 months ago

I have always had a hard time with grazing, eating when I'm not hungry and eating because of every emotion possible. It got me to 420 lbs and it led to an almost 90 lb regain after surgery. (grazing on sugar = total failure of WLS). I was able to give


acbbrown posted a discussion topic 1 year, 9 months ago

When I was early out, the most important thing to me was losing weight, losing it fast, etc. Though I wasn't that obsessed, stalls irritated me. After all, I had surgery to lose the weight fast, right??? I was irritated even though thousands o


acbbrown posted a discussion topic 1 year, 9 months ago

I posted a couple weeks ago about experiencing a 70+ lb regain. I was so frustrated because nothing I tried seemed to work to get it off. I would quit wishing a few days to a week with any plan I tried. 

But 60 days ago, I decided to commit mys


acbbrown posted a discussion topic 1 year, 10 months ago

It's been years since I posted here. I had about a 70 lb regain after I hit my lowest weight so I've stayed away. While I could name tons of excuses, the reality is I suffer from food addiction and compulsive eating. I spent years trying to battle the


acbbrown posted a discussion topic 1 year, 10 months ago

I had the VSG in 2011. Lost 230 lbs or so. Got down to a weight I could have been happy at. But I struggled with my eating and even though I changed my life style, I couldn't stop eating. I ended up gaining about 70 lbs. I freaked out though and decide


acbbrown posted a discussion topic 3 years, 1 month ago
Another bump in the road - back surgery #2 - Its been almost 2 years of dealing with intense back pain. I had back surgery in May of this year to fix a bad disk that was compressing the nerve. It was successful for all of 2-3...

acbbrown posted a discussion topic 3 years, 2 months ago
Recovery from food addiction - a work in progress - Who ever recommended the book "From the First Bite" - THANK YOU Ive been working with this book which is a comprehensive book on the recovery process and is very educational but e...

acbbrown posted a discussion topic 3 years, 2 months ago
Good book on Food Addiction and recovery - As I continue to deal with over eating and compuslive eating, Ive been reading books here and there for thoughts, suggestions, plans...anything really. I think someone on here ment...

acbbrown posted a discussion topic 3 years, 2 months ago
Weight loss without a scale...oh my - Im trying (as always) to lose weight. Story of my life. But, I moved not too long ago, and in the process, my scale decided it wasnt going to work anymore and now it just gives me ...

acbbrown posted a discussion topic 3 years, 2 months ago
Getting back on track means getting rid of excuses - I thought I'd just check in with my OH fam. Ive had a lot of stress lately and been MIA. I did make it to the conference and was really happy to see old and new faces :) Ive been ...

acbbrown posted a discussion topic 3 years, 4 months ago
Finding my sweet spot - I feel like I have this "sweet spot" - where everything in my life lines up and opens the door for me to be able to keep losing weight. Im 3 years out, dealing with some regain, de...

acbbrown posted a discussion topic 3 years, 5 months ago
3 years out - my birth and rebirth day! - I had surgery on my 28th birthday. It was an amazing gift to myself. I was at my highest of 420 lbs 4 years - topping the scales at 420 lbs. I committed myself to losing as much w...

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About Me
Granada Hills, CA
Location
36.0
BMI
VSG
Surgery
06/10/2011
Surgery Date
Sep 09, 2010
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