Great News!

on 8/4/06 8:41 am
Hello Everyone I hope you are all weathering the weather wherever you live! Cooled down a lot here one the east coast. FINALLY! Now for my wonderful news.. It has been awhile since I last posted. If you remember I had a bit of a difficult time with my TT. I wound up needing a blood transfustion in the hospital. Well, let me back this story up a bit. Prior to my PS I had gained back 25 pounds because I had discovered I can hold down sugar etc, and began grazing. Not too smart on my part. Well, immediately following my PS I told my surgeon I wanted to start all over again as though I were a brand new post op WLS patient. I went cold turkey on the sugar and grazing and started eating the proper way that we were all taught. I am happy to say it is now 5 weeks since I have had any sugar or junk food. I have lost 25 lbs since PS and am now down to 150 lbs. My original goal was to lose another 5 lbs but if I cant, I would be just as happy to stay where I am. I am now eating properly, stopping when comfortable, and I weigh myself daily because I am NOT going to EVER gain back any weight after all the trouble it took me to get where I am now, weight wise and tummy wise. I have gotten back on the wagon and never plan on falling off again! Wish me luck----I hope that with age this will not change anything weight wise. I truly know now that WLS IS JUST A TOOL, and it must be taken seriously. Thanks for listening as I felt I had to share. Stay safe and COOL Hugs Marianne
Lynn J
on 8/6/06 1:49 am - LA
Marianne, That is great news. I wish I could afford a tummy tuck. I am losing so slowly now. The last time I lost was in June, 1 lb. My hubby and I have joined a gym for the first time and we are going about 5 or 6 times a week. I am determined not to gain back my weight. I also weigh every single morning. I have done this since I had my surgery. I think weighing every day helps me to focus. Take care, Lynn J., lap RNY 9/29/04 306/146/135 5' 4"
Dea J.
on 8/7/06 6:18 am - Huntsville, AL
Hey Marianne! YOU go Girl! I need to get back on track - been lotza stress in my life and I picked up so old bad habits I'm now ready to kick out the door. - hugs - dea
on 8/7/06 7:34 am - Marlborough, MA
Hi Marianne I have been inspired by reading your post. I had my surgery in Sept of 2004. I lost 150lbs but I have gained about 21 lbs back and I am really scared. I have been thinking of starting over as a newcomer and I'm happy to see that it would work. I have an appointment next month for a consultation for my tummy tuck. I would love to lose the weight that I gained and maybe a little more before having it done. I'm sure it will be a long process so I think that I have time to get it off if I buckle down. I have been lurking on this board for over 2 years now. I am basically shy. But today I needed to reply to thank you for giving me hope and motivating me. This board has been pretty quiet for a while now but I'm hoping that since it is near our September anniversary's that it will pick up again. I'm happy that things are going well for you. Diane
on 8/7/06 10:35 am
Hi Diane Just read your post and I am glad I was able to give you some support. When I was in the hospital I told my WLS (he did my TT) that I wanted a diet as if I were a new WLS patient. He started me on pureed foods. I figured if I was going to go through any sugar and junk food withdrawl I wanted to do it while I was in the hospital. I am happy to say that as of today I have still not had any sugar, chocolate, ice cream or junk food and do not miss it in the least. I have also noticed that since I have changed my ways my BM's are not as loose nor as stinky! In fact it is now bearable! Even my family has not complained about any lingering odors. I still continue to drink my water, drink my protein shakes, take my vitamins etc., but I have cut down on the size of my meals a great deal. Weighing myself daily keeps me in check especially if I gain a pound or two I know that I have to be that much stricter on myself that day. I am just nervous with going away on vacation next week. I DO NOT EVER PLAN ON GAINING BACK THE 25 POUNDS I LOST! I am now 150 pounds, would like to lose another 5 but if I can't I am happy where I am at this point. Good luck. Feel free to keep in touch! Hugs Marianne
on 8/11/06 2:25 am
Soooooooo good to hear from you!! That IS great news. I remember that you were "suffering" from your TT last time I heard from you. I too need to "go back" to the early days. I'm going to go back to only liquids from now until my next Drs. Appt. on September 15. I only have 15 more lbs. to lose and soooooooo want to be there before my 2nd anniversary!! I was beginning to question if we could still lose a "significant" amount after having lost so much already. But, If you can do it, I can!! Thanks for your inspiration and encouragement and again, I'm glad that you are doing well. Hugs, Pam
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