MonaLyssa33 posted a discussion topic 2 weeks, 4 days ago

I've noticed lately that I lose my balance a lot more frequently. It happens at really random times too. I went to the zoo with my family a couple weeks ago and I basically kept tipping over when I'd walk by this protruding rock wall. At work since I b


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MonaLyssa33 posted a discussion topic 3 weeks, 1 day ago

My therapist asked me the last time I saw her if I have difficulty reconciling who I am now as a smaller person with who I was when I weighed 150 pounds more. I told her that I didn't think I was having a lot of problems dealing with my current size. S


MonaLyssa33 posted a discussion topic 1 month, 1 week ago

Does anyone have any recommendations for shape wear?


MonaLyssa33 posted a discussion topic 1 month, 1 week ago

Since I first got my period on my 12th birthday, I have never experienced cramps, bloating, or any other stereotypical PMS or period symptoms. Since having surgery, I have experienced bloating and cramping lately. Has anyone had this happen where menst


MonaLyssa33 posted a discussion topic 1 month, 2 weeks ago

I feel this is a stupid thing to be upset about, although I'm not really upset, more uncomfortable I guess. The last two months or so my mom, dad and brother have all started greeting me by saying, "hey Skinny!" My mom not so much anymore since I see h


MonaLyssa33 posted a discussion topic 1 month, 3 weeks ago

I'm curious for those who have had plastics done, how much did your weight decrease afterwards? I'm trying to figure out if I should amend my goal weight to account for how much excess skin weighs.


MonaLyssa33 posted a discussion topic 1 month, 3 weeks ago

The bat wings from my weight loss are annoying but I've always believed there was nothing I could do to tighten them up other than plastic surgery. Has anyone been successful in having less saggy arms with exercise?


MonaLyssa33 posted a comment 2 months, 1 week ago
I'm 2 months post-op and I've been experimenting with various...

MonaLyssa33 posted a discussion topic 2 months, 1 week ago

Today marks two months since surgery. I've lost about 33 pounds in those two months. I was wearing size 24 pants and I'm now fitting into size 18. It has been a lot easier to be at work too. When I crouch down to look for books (especially in the child


MonaLyssa33 posted a discussion topic 2 months, 1 week ago

I've gotten to the point where most of my underwear is uncomfortably big. I ordered two packages of undies from Amazon today one in a size 9/XXL, the other a size 7/L (I'm currently wearing size 12). What have you done to keep the cost of underwear dow


MonaLyssa33 posted a discussion topic 2 months, 1 week ago

I started a blog while I was on medical leave and I updated last night. I ended up writing something that never really occurred to me until I put it on paper (or computer screen). Here's a snippet of my post:

It’s weird things like being able


MonaLyssa33 posted a discussion topic 2 months, 2 weeks ago

I had a friend take a full-body picture of me today and I saw them and was just flabbergasted by how I looked. The highest I've ever been was 400 about 3 or 4 years ago. As of today I'm 266. I mean look at these comparison pictures!


MonaLyssa33 uploaded a new photo 2 months, 2 weeks ago

MonaLyssa33 posted a discussion topic 2 months, 3 weeks ago

I am currently wearing size 24 pants that are way too big on me. I have two pairs of transitional jeans that are sizes 16 and 18. I'm debating whether or not to buy a size 20 at Goodwill because the constant pants-holding thing at work is getting old f


MonaLyssa33 posted a discussion topic 2 months, 3 weeks ago

Random times throughout the day I feel sick, not quite nauseated just a little stomach upset, and the idea of eating just turns me off even if I know I am hungry. I feel like it is happening a lot more the last week or so. Anyone else have this?


MonaLyssa33 posted a discussion topic 3 months ago

I had my surgery on February 20 and have been stuck around 280 since March 6th. I'm getting really frustrated to be honest. I've been watching my carb intake and have been from as low as 11 grams a day to 40 grams a day. I've also gone back to work whe


MonaLyssa33 posted a discussion topic 3 months, 1 week ago

I bought a bigger bed which was delivered on Saturday and since I've never had a Queen sized bed, I needed new sheets. I go to Target, get the sheets, then find my way to the clothing sections. I stopped at the graphic tees and I saw one that I wanted


MonaLyssa33 posted a discussion topic 3 months, 1 week ago

My nutritionist never specifically told me to watch how many carbs I took in, and for that matter, how much protein I should be aiming for. Really the only "requirement" I was given was to eat 1/4 cup protein and 1/4 cup of fruits or veggies at each me


MonaLyssa33 posted a discussion topic 3 months, 1 week ago

I'm nearly 4 weeks post-op and I feel that since the surgery I smell different. My deodorant has failed me several times, when this was never an issue and (probably TMI) my urine smells different. Am I just crazy or has this happened to other people?</


MonaLyssa33 posted a discussion topic 3 months, 2 weeks ago

I bought some turkey burgers last summer and they've been in my freezer mostly untouched. Do you guys have any recipe ideas to use them, such as seasonings or incorporating them into a dish?

About Me
Minneapolis, MN
Location
34.4
BMI
VSG
Surgery
02/20/2017
Surgery Date
Mar 12, 2012
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Before & After
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My sister's bridal shower...eek
395lbs
Niece's 1st birthday party
250lbs

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