cowdoc posted a discussion topic 7 months, 3 weeks ago

3 weeks out tomorrow and I have already had some fascinating observations into my behaviors that were huge contributing factors to my weight...

  1. Almost every single errand, dr. appointment, shopping trip etc. was associated with a drive-

cowdoc posted a discussion topic 8 months, 1 week ago

Ok- new question.

In the month of October we have 4(!!) birthdays to celebrate in our family. At least 3 of them will involve my husband's father and step-mother's family. I am not particularly close to them and have not shared my surgery with

cowdoc posted a discussion topic 8 months, 1 week ago

Hi all-

5 days post-op, doing pretty well. Just have a question for you all that no one in the hospital could answer before discharge:

since im on fluids only, do I need to wait 30 min. after my protein shakes to start drinking fluids

cowdoc posted a discussion topic 8 months, 1 week ago

Well, I did it. I'm sitting here hooked up to all kinds of monitoring devises and drinking my water. (Sipping). I have to go home on oxygen in my cpap at night for 2 weeks. Bummer since I'm doing all of the walking (did about 1.5 miles yesterday) and

Kathy S. wrote 8 months, 2 weeks ago
Congratulations on your upcoming surgery! Here are some links to information you may find helpful: We can't wait to hear from you post-op!

cowdoc posted a discussion topic 8 months, 2 weeks ago

Surgery tomorrow. Had to go in to the grocery store to pick up some bathtub cleaner... I about died. I picked up my stuff and buzzed out of there ASAP. My mom is going to do the rest of the shopping.

It's totally a mental thing now. I've been

cowdoc posted a discussion topic 8 months, 2 weeks ago

Well, the title says it all. Hard to believe I started this process only 5 months ago and the big day is just 4 days away. My pre-op surgeon visit went well - he was unlike any surgeon I've ever dealt with. In other words... patience with my questio

cowdoc posted a discussion topic 8 months, 3 weeks ago

Hello! I'm officially 8 days from surgery. Starting some basic preparation. I've taken most people's advice to not do too much food prep since tastes change, but just getting enough together that I should be prepared for a couple different things in th

cowdoc posted a comment 8 months, 3 weeks ago
Wow! Very inspirational. In particular, your sentence "I was...

cowdoc posted a discussion topic 9 months, 3 weeks ago

August 11th- I jumped at the first available so I didn't lose my determination. I'm going to very busy trying to absorb all of the advice in everyone's posts. Excited, nervous... another step in this journey to a new lifestyle!!

cowdoc posted a discussion topic 9 months, 4 weeks ago

Quick background- I have checked off all of my prerequisites, I got cleared by nutrition last week (gasp!), and am now waiting to schedule with the surgeon. As this gets real, I have taken your advice to heart and made some serious changes in my nutrit

cowdoc posted a discussion topic 10 months, 2 weeks ago

Hello all! I did a search on the site for preferred blenders and most of the info was from 3-4 years ago. I was wondering if anyone has a blender that they really like and that seems able to be used frequently for pre/post-o

cowdoc posted a discussion topic 10 months, 4 weeks ago

Hi! I've been lurking on this site for a while and have been so grateful for the information and experience being shared in these posts. I have my second individual nutrition appointment mid-July and if it goes well, the next step is meeting with the

Kathy S. wrote 1 year, 1 month ago
Thank you for registering at It's time to begin or continue your weight loss journey. You can get started by customizing your personal profile, set some new goals, begin tracking your weight loss, and post on the message boards. If you need some assistance getting started, that is what I am here for. We hope you enjoy your experience here at
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