Linda M. posted a discussion topic 1 week, 2 days ago

I'm a little late in posting, but grateful just the same. On December 22nd - 9 months to the day of my surgery and after a four week stall, I hit 100 lbs. lost. This would include the 10 lbs. lost during the Opti phase and 6 lbs. prior. It amazes me


Linda M. posted a discussion topic 2 weeks, 1 day ago

Good morning all,

I have been absent for most of December due to working alone during the extremely busy Christmas shipping season. I am back to in and want to say that this thread, in particular, keeps me accountable, interested and often mak


Linda M. posted a discussion topic 1 month, 3 weeks ago

I read, with great interest, the steps in everyone's journey. Today, for example, one just got a referral from the doctor, another got an upsetting call saying that her surgery was being delayed by two weeks, and other has finished all of the steps an


Linda M. posted a discussion topic 2 months, 2 weeks ago

I was reading gbear's NSV and thought about how we all lament and become frustrated when we plateau and the scale doesn't move for awhile. Here's something silly I came up with:

P - Patience: we all need it, no matter how long the plateau las


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Linda M. uploaded a new photo 2 months, 2 weeks ago

Linda M. posted a discussion topic 2 months, 3 weeks ago

Have any of you wanted and/or received a gift from your family for losing 100 lbs or are you possibly against such things?

I have jokingly bothered my husband since surgery hinting at an expensive piece of jewelery or a trip after all of this h


Linda M. posted a discussion topic 3 months ago

Good morning,

I'm doing the meat challenge and will try to post on both - just figured out the copy and paste on this site.

I hope everyone had a good weekend. I got the grass cut early Saturday before the rain and tackled th


Linda M. posted a discussion topic 3 months, 1 week ago

During the past almost seven months I have gone from extremely obese (43.2) to obese, and now just overweight (29.2). Who would think that overweight could be such a terrific NSV - lol. Just another measurement that shows my "shiny new tool" works.</


Linda M. posted a discussion topic 3 months, 1 week ago

Good afternoon everyone and belated Happy Thanksgiving.

We went camping on the weekend and the park had a combination Thanksgiving/Halloween weekend for the kids. It was wonderful. Any weekend in October when you're still wearing shorts is in


Linda M. posted a discussion topic 3 months, 2 weeks ago

Yesterday I wrote what now appears to be a somewhat contraversial, if not offensive post and I would like to briefly clarify what I meant.

WLS surgery is difficult: physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. Going through the progra


Linda M. posted a discussion topic 3 months, 2 weeks ago

I'm going to play the Devil's Advocate and write down a list why remaining overweight is easier:

  • No food planning
  • You can eat whatever you want, in whatever portions, whenever you want
  • You don't have to exercise (or c

Linda M. posted a discussion topic 3 months, 2 weeks ago

I went camping with my husband at Whitefish Lake in Algonquin. Hugh's best man (and best friend), his wife, children and grandchildren - along with all of their friends in group camping. We had a terrific time.

It was a beautiful day on Satu


Linda M. posted a discussion topic 3 months, 4 weeks ago

I can't believe how quickly 6 months have gone by - and I feel fantastic. I'm down 83 lbs., 77 since Opti and 67 since surgery. I got my husband to measure me tonight and boy do measurements matter: Neck down 1.75", Bicep 3", Calf 1.5", Thigh 3", Ch


Linda M. uploaded a new photo 3 months, 4 weeks ago

Linda M. posted a discussion topic 4 months ago

Good morning all,

Another beautiful day. Went to coffee with my local pouch pals to catch up, share info. and encourage one another. I can't say enough how important these local groups are, so if there is one available near you, have a coffee


Linda M. posted a discussion topic 4 months, 1 week ago

Good morning all,

I was a bit surprised, and saddened by a member's comment that she thought the surgery would be easier than it was by other members' comments on the site. This was just said as a statement of fact, and by addressing it now, I


Linda M. posted a discussion topic 4 months, 2 weeks ago

And I thought I was late - and Pam and Ginny are on holidays - lol. Happy Friday!

B - protein shake and two large black decafs.

S - Armstrong cheese stick

L - 3/4 cup 1% cottage cheese

D - Chicken breast, romaine lettuc


Linda M. posted a discussion topic 4 months, 3 weeks ago

An interesting article that puts into perspective how weighing often can harm more than help if you don't keep everything in perspective.

http://blog.myfitnesspal.com/how-often-should-you-weigh-yourself/?utm_source=international&utm_medium=emai


Linda M. posted a discussion topic 5 months ago

I have not shared my surgery with many people and if asked directly, I will say I had WLS. When strangers ask, I say higher protein, lower carbs. Some have noticed and commented, some have noticed and not commented (as if I'm sick and will be offende


Linda M. posted a discussion topic 5 months, 2 weeks ago

I've been drinking lots of water and sometimes flavour it with lemon or lime, Crystal Light (seldom), and sometimes will have a Nestea Zero. I'm trying to stay away from artificial sweeteners and obviously don't do sugar nor carbonated beverages. Whe


Linda M. posted a discussion topic 5 months, 2 weeks ago

Good morning all,

Cloudy here and a little cooler. Thunderstorms expected late this afternoon through to tomorrow. I'm hoping it will be a predominantly nice weekend.

B - protein shake with large black decaf.

L - 3/4 cup 1% cot


Linda M. posted a discussion topic 5 months, 2 weeks ago

Before WLS and joining this site, I wouldn't have known what Onederland was, but as of this morning, I'm there - and what a cool destination. I went to my 3 month appointment with the NP (at 4 months). I was weighed at 90 kilos (198 lbs), hips measur


Linda M. posted a discussion topic 5 months, 3 weeks ago

Happy upcoming, sunny forecasted weekend!

Almost 9 a.m. and I'm the first on? Wake up or check in after the gym (for those whom I'm striving to emulate - lol)

Hubby's at Wayhome, so I have a riding association meeting tonight, Santa's

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