MonaLyssa33 posted a comment 6 days, 15 hours ago
I'm 2 months post-op and I've been experimenting with various...

MonaLyssa33 posted a discussion topic 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 1 week, 1 day 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 1 week, 5 days 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 weeks, 4 days 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!


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MonaLyssa33 posted a discussion topic 3 weeks, 2 days 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 3 weeks, 5 days 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 1 month 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 1 month, 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 1 month, 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 1 month, 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 1 month, 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?


MonaLyssa33 posted a comment 1 month, 2 weeks ago
I received the prize pack this afternoon! Thank you so much...

MonaLyssa33 posted a discussion topic 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Last night I had the worst case of constipation I have ever encountered. I was in so much pain and I felt weak, like I do after vomiting, every time I tried to go to the bathroom. At 2 am I finally just drove to the grocery store and bought a couple en


MonaLyssa33 posted a discussion topic 1 month, 3 weeks ago

I prepared myself to vomit at least once so far, but I've been 10 days out of surgery and I started eating soft foods last night and I have had no trouble. The day after surgery I felt nauseous a couple of times, but I didn't ever vomit. I feel like I'


MonaLyssa33 posted a discussion topic 2 months ago

I'm still on liquids, but down the line I'd like to know what my best options are for eating out. I'm also going on vacation to San Francisco this summer so I'd like to prepare for that too.


MonaLyssa33 has a new goal: My goal is to start running again and complete a 5K. 2 months ago
Stay active, don't push myself if I'm not physically ready (with pain), go slow at first.

MonaLyssa33 has a new goal: My goal is to be 180 pounds. 2 months ago
Stay active, follow the plan, use my new tool correctly.

MonaLyssa33 posted a discussion topic 2 months ago

I have 6 incision sites on my abdomen, 4 of them are on my right side, one is in the middle and the other is on the left. When I move my right side has a sharp burning-like pain not at any of the incision sites, but just below it. I'm guessing it might


MonaLyssa33 posted a discussion topic 2 months ago

I had surgery on Monday and I got back home today. I did have one complication during surgery where my stomach got nicked in the wrong place, but that was repaired. I'm feeling fine for the most part. Where the stomach was taken out is the part that hu


MonaLyssa33 posted a discussion topic 2 months, 1 week ago

I work at a library, so I walk a lot at work and also do a lot of kneeling and squatting. I've noticed the last few weeks that when I crouch down I feel more "compact" if that makes sense. It's a weird victory, but I don't feel as big (and I am definit

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Minneapolis, MN
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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
Still pre-op but look better already
300lbs

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