Allison L. posted a discussion topic 1 month, 2 weeks ago

Hi all! I had VSG in June 2014 and lost 80 pounds. Six months later I found myself pregnant and while I'm thrilled to be a mom, it's hard to maintain that weight loss! I'm here for the support and community of y'all while I work on getting back to thos


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Allison L. posted a discussion topic 1 year, 10 months ago

Hi all! I'm wondering if I'm having gallbladder issues and thinking I should've had it out when I got the VSG. I'm having ribcage pain, predominantly on the right side but occasionally on the left, and a little bit of shortness of breath. I have a doct


Allison L. posted a discussion topic 2 years, 5 months ago

Since June 25, 2014, I've lost 81 pounds, gaining back only 19 as I am now six months pregnant. :) Thank you for being there on this incredible journey, and I am so proud to be a part of yours!


Allison L. posted a discussion topic 2 years, 6 months ago

I'm nearly 21 weeks pregnant and up 10 pounds. I know this is perfectly normal, but it's hard to see those numbers creep up! Can anyone relate? I know there's a pregnancy forum, but wanted to post this in the main forum to reach a few more of y'all. :)


Allison L. posted a discussion topic 2 years, 10 months ago
Stall before menstrual period? - Ladies, does this happen to you? I've noticed it. PMS + a stall is not a Happy Meal combo. :)

Allison L. posted a discussion topic 2 years, 10 months ago
Back to bariatric basics - Things have been going great (fingers crossed, knock wood) and I want to keep the good habits engrained, so I'm returning to some bariatric basics. Had a 35-gram protein shake this...

Allison L. posted a discussion topic 2 years, 10 months ago
Shaking off the holiday slowdown - How are you guys doing in terms of getting back on track?

Allison L. posted a discussion topic 2 years, 10 months ago
Happy 2015! - Best wishes and hugs to you and yours! Thank you for being there on this journey. :)

Allison L. posted a discussion topic 2 years, 11 months ago
Making myself throw up - I've done this now and again and KNOW how bad it is. I'm trying to stop. Have any of you found yourself doing this?

Allison L. posted a discussion topic 2 years, 11 months ago
Coffee - I've learned my lesson about going off my plan. I just had some pretty strong coffee and I don't feel so well. Anyone else experience this?

Allison L. posted a discussion topic 2 years, 11 months ago
No, I don't want a bagel - Bagels are evil. Bread is Satan. Even if one pranced up to me and sat itself in my lap like a Playboy Bunny, I would be virtuous and ignore it. /end random rant/

Allison L. posted a discussion topic 2 years, 11 months ago
Love my bariatric program - I had my sleeve (and my lap band before that) done at Alta Bates Summit in Oakland, CA. I couldn't ask for better care or followup. These people care for you both mind and body. Vi...

Allison L. posted a discussion topic 2 years, 11 months ago
Upset stomach - Every so often my stomach gets upset, resulting in vomiting and diarrhea. This didn't happen pre-surgery to the extent it's happening now. Anyone else go through this?

Allison L. posted a discussion topic 3 years ago
Stronger restriction some days than others? - I remember this from the lap band and now I occasionally notice it with the sleeve: some days the restriction is just stronger than others. Today is one of those days, and I'm fine...

Allison L. posted a discussion topic 3 years ago
Saturday night slipup - According to my husband, I shouldn't feel too bad about this, but I followed up some alcohol with nachos. I'm trying to estimate how much I had and am realizing it didn't matter. T...

Allison L. posted a discussion topic 3 years ago
Bariatric bagel for breakfast - Ak-Nak cracker: 22 calories 3/4 ounce light Trader Joe's cream cheese (not whipped): 52 calories 1 ounce salmon from Trader Joe's: 35 calories (approx.) So ... a total of 127 ca...

Allison L. posted a discussion topic 3 years ago
No appetite - and worse, I find myself pleased by that. I don't like this ...

Allison L. posted a discussion topic 3 years ago
58 pounds down! - I am pretty excited about this! The weight has been falling off in the last week. I'm sure I'll hit a stall soon enough ... that seems to be the pattern. I'm just enjoying it while...

Allison L. posted a discussion topic 3 years ago
How's everybody doing? - I haven't been able to be on the boards for a week because I've been busy rescuing a dog from a high-kill shelter. She is out and safe. :) How are you all doing? I wasn't able to e...

Allison L. posted a discussion topic 3 years, 1 month ago
Halfway there! - Now I'm officially halfway there, at least insofar as my tracker here on OH -- I hit 174.6 today, which is halfway between where I started and where I want to end up. Sometimes I f...

Allison L. posted a discussion topic 3 years, 1 month ago
Crazy realization - So I'm riding my bike today (which is nuts in and of itself, because 52 pounds ago you might have seen my butt on a bike, but not riding a 10-mile round trip) and I realized that f...

Allison L. posted a discussion topic 3 years, 1 month ago
Thank you, sleeve - I was at a baby naming this morning and they had a buffet -- BUFFET! I took some food and halfway through I was stuffed. Done. The sleeve is so great when it comes to restriction. ...

Allison L. posted a discussion topic 3 years, 1 month ago
Nauseous from iced tea????? - Okay, milk, I get it. Lactose intolerance, blah blah. But iced tea? Any idea why it makes me queasy?

Allison L. posted a discussion topic 3 years, 1 month ago
50 pounds down -- halfway there! - Today hasn't been my day in other ways, but I was glad to step on the scale and see this!
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