Pat R. wrote 1/14/2017 10 months, 1 week ago

so hearbroken and frustrated, this is the only placewhere I  connect with WLS people.

some how i have become persona non grata. 

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Pat R. wrote 1/7/17 10 months, 2 weeks ago

My success does not depend on how many like my menu!! My success is controlled by me alone!!!

On Christmas Eve I came out to my whole family about my WLS, with a little game...

Pat R. posted a comment 10 months, 4 weeks ago
OMG You really must have been discouraged!! Glad things have...

Pat R. wrote 12/28/2016 10 months, 4 weeks ago

Almost Happy New Year!!  Well I guess I stepped in a pile of shit. My purpose was to find SOMEONE who feels they have no tool to work with after RnY. I did get one person who understood and says sh...

Pat R. posted a discussion topic 11 months ago

this is not a rant or whine. 

Purely informational.

I am happy that I had bypass done, but... I did not have any sense of a tool to support me until I purposely went off the rails today.

For 16 weeks I have struggled with mainta

Pat R. uploaded a new photo 11 months, 1 week ago

Pat R. uploaded a new photo 11 months, 2 weeks ago

Pat R. wrote 12/8/16 11 months, 2 weeks ago

Finally feeling less stressed about myself and uncontrollable things in my life !! 3 month post-op check up yesterday went well...

Pat R. wrote 11/28/16 11 months, 4 weeks ago

SO frustrated!!!  Trying to keep away from the menu post because it makes me unhappy. So many people post about trouble eating, not tolerating meats, only being able to take in 1.5 to 2 oz of solid...

Pat R. wrote 11/19/16 1 year ago

Keeping off the RNY forum for a while, posting that is. Too much "hag" and menu shaming talk. I visit for support and advice, not into middle school clicques and sucking up for positive feedback. I...

Pat R. posted a discussion topic 1 year ago

I know I was in the hospital, I had spot surgical wounds on my abdomen, but I feel like it's some kind of joke.  I don't have any kind of "tool" to work with. Everything still tastes good, I never feel like I've had enough, no feeling of satisfaction a

Pat R. wrote 11/7/16 1 year ago

omg just stress ate some cashews, wtf. dropped chili for lunch. So worried about Jake, not moving in what I feel is the right direction in his life. 22 years young. My anxiety is getting the best o...

Pat R. wrote 10/28/16 1 year ago

Wow. Finally seeing the scale move again!!!! Post date is the 8th of the month for me, so that's when the loss will be official!! lol

Pat R. wrote 10/26/16 1 year ago

Couple of weeks since my last blog. Feeling better about my self and happy with the changes I see in my head and in the mirror!! Controlled my self when last weeks events tempted me with stress eat...

Pat R. wrote 10/10/16 1 year, 1 month ago


I know the rules. Self sabotage, didn't see that coming!! Now I feel like crap. My painful joints from obesity and Lyme disease already feel better. I should be over the moon but I'm ...

Pat R. posted a discussion topic 1 year, 1 month ago

How are we all handling our new life style??

I am feeling great, made it thru vacation. My pre-planning worked well. Dealing with the "personalities" is another story for a different day!

I'm anxious to see the dietician on Thursday. I

Pat R. wrote 10/3/16 1 year, 1 month ago

Home from vacation, it was stressful.

I wanted to seamlessly flow my diet an...

Pat R. posted a discussion topic 1 year, 1 month ago

Tomorrow am, Jim and I leave on vacation with some of his family, planned way before my surgery date!!

Will be "camping" in his brother's luxury bus RV in Northern NH for some leaf peeping. I am packing like I'm taking an infant food wise!!  Br

Pat R. posted a discussion topic 1 year, 2 months ago

Today is day 13 post-op. I can stop the Lovenox injections and...I am down 14 lbs since surgery! OMG It does work!!

I can also resume my previous medications, not follow the screwed up meds ordered by the surgical resident!

Pat R. posted a comment 1 year, 2 months ago
Thanks Kathy!!

Pat R. wrote 9/19/2016 1 year, 2 months ago

What a learning experience!! Last night a served myself another 2oz serving of puree roast beef, then shoveled it in in 3 bites. Wow instant che...

Pat R. posted a discussion topic 1 year, 2 months ago

Hi all, Post-op day 8, plugging along trying to keep protein and fluid levels high. Almost everything the "Vets" suggested and proposed (THANK YOU SO MUCH!!) has happened/gone well, except for this u

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