MonaLyssa33 posted a discussion topic 3 weeks ago

In the last couple of months I've noticed that I have developed some urinary incontinence. It's not horrible or anything but it definitely wasn't happening before surgery at least to this frequency. I have never had kids and I know that tends to happen


MonaLyssa33 posted a discussion topic 1 month ago

I have a sweet tooth and I also have a problem with constipation. My solution? Fiber One Haystack Cookies. I melt a 12 oz package of semi-sweet chocolate chips with about 1/3 cup of peanut butter, then add a scoop of protein powder and mix with a sleev


MonaLyssa33 posted a discussion topic 1 month, 1 week ago

I took a 5 day trip to San Francisco this last week and went via airplane. I hadn't been on a plane since 1999, so not only was I able to sit in an airplane seat without too much discomfort, I was also able to cross my legs while in said seat! Consider


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MonaLyssa33 posted a discussion topic 2 months, 1 week 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 2 months, 1 week 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 2 months, 4 weeks ago

Does anyone have any recommendations for shape wear?


MonaLyssa33 posted a discussion topic 2 months, 4 weeks 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 3 months, 1 week 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 3 months, 2 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 3 months, 2 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 3 months, 3 weeks ago
I'm 2 months post-op and I've been experimenting with various...

MonaLyssa33 posted a discussion topic 3 months, 4 weeks 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 3 months, 4 weeks 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 4 months 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 4 months, 1 week 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 4 months, 1 week ago

MonaLyssa33 posted a discussion topic 4 months, 2 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 4 months, 2 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?

About Me
Minneapolis, MN
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32.6
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
Not yet to goal, but getting there!
235lbs

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