How are you handling the Canadian winter?

on 12/28/17 5:55 am
RNY on 03/26/17

I don't recall feeling the cold this much when I was at my heaviest. Anyone else feeling the cold a lot more since surgery?

Starting weight:280lbs-Referral: July 11/16-Orientation: September 29/16-Pre-surgery-weight 249lbs Surgery date: March 26/17-M1-16lbs-M2-10lbs-M3-10lbs-M4-9lbs-M5-9lbs-M6-8lbs-M7-5lbs-M8-6-M9-4-M10-7-M11-Maintained-M12-Maintained-M13-
Goal Reached January 8/18

on 12/28/17 6:39 am
RNY on 09/05/17

Haven't noticed yet!

but i did just get back into my winter jacket from high school. which is the first WINTER jacket i have worn since i outgrew it years ago

I may not be there yet, but I'm closer than I was yesterday!

Highest weight 311/ Weight day of surgery 271/One Month 257/ Two Months 247.5 / Three Months 241/ Four months 234/ Five months 228

LukeB Girl17
on 12/28/17 6:57 am

Sooo cold in Ottawa! Me and the dog go out many times during the day. I'd rather have snow! :)

Referral by my MD Feb 28/17 * Labs done March 17/17 * Meet with Nurse Aug 24/17 * TOH PreOp Class 1 Sept 12 /17 * Oct 17 Behaviorist and Nutritionist * Breath Test Nov 10/17 * Nutritionist Nov 21/17 * PreSurgery Class 2 Dec 12/17 ~ Bloodwork * Meet the Surgeon Dec 18/17 * PreOp Jan 5 TOH * Surgery Date January 10, 2017

on 12/28/17 10:08 am

I am freezing! I'm in Northern Ontario and it's been -30 to -40 all week, with a ton of snow. I only went outside once, for about 10 minutes and had to come back in, even with my face covered because the cold triggers my asthma.

Inside, I am wearing my polar fleece pajama bottoms, a sweatshirt, fuzzy socks, and am swaddled in blankets, lol.

I'm drinking decaf in the morning, broth in the afternoon, and herbal tea in the evening to keep warm.

Pre-Op Visit: Jan. 10, 2017, weight 304, surgeon: Dr. David Lindsay, St. Joe's, Toronto

1st Day of (3 weeks worth of) Optifast: Jan. 11, 2017

Surgery Date: Feb. 1st, 2017


on 12/28/17 12:43 pm

Freezing cold!!! I haven't driven my car in a week and it had a ton of snow. Went out today to uncover it and my fingers felt like they were going to fall off EVEN with warm gloves on! Thankfully I dressed in a lot of layers so my body and feet stayed warm.

Inside I wear sweatpants, my sweatshirt and fuzzy socks and a blanket or 4. I sleep with 3 big blankets and I have my 8 year old furnace of a son last night. I was warm finally! Lol

such a different feeling to always be cold.

RNY Jan 16/17 Surgery @ St. Mikes with Dr. Rotstein. Pre-Surgery -20lbs & Optifast -15lbs. Year 1 Loss after RNY: 131lbs

**Half the woman I was**

on 12/28/17 3:19 pm

I'm looking forward to this side effect if I get the surgery. I sweat, even in the dead of winter... it's pretty embarrassing!

on 12/28/17 4:17 pm
RNY on 03/07/17

I am always freezing now - even in a fairly warm room. BRRR!!

on 12/29/17 6:38 pm
RNY on 09/12/17

I guess I am one of the lucky ones. I love winter and the cold is not effecting me at all. ....still the same.


Referred May 2016, Orientation July 4, 2016, Pre-Nutrition Class March 31, 2017, Nurse April 10, 2017, Blood work/ECG April 13, 2017, Ultra-sound April 27, 2017, Psychologist May 30, 2017, Colonoscopy and Gastroscopy June 5, 2017, Internist June 13, 2017, Dietician June 14, 2017, 2nd Round of blood work August 2, 2017, Surgeon September 6, 2017, Surgery September 12, 2017 - St. Joe's Hamilton - No Opti

Height 5"4" HW 231 SW222 CW141

PreOp-9 lbs M1-20lbs M2-11lbs M3-13lbs M4-7lbs M5-8lbs M6-7lbs M7-5lbs M8-5lbs M9-2lbs M10-0lbs M11 - 0lbs M12 - 0lbs

on 12/31/17 9:23 am

Yes!!!!! I am cold all the time!! Sometime I have to to take a hot shower just to warm up. I feel like I am frozen to the bone sometimes.

I'm hoping, once I get to my goal weight and stablize my body will adapt for next year. I've always felt the cold a bit more than others around me, but this year has been bad so far. Even before the snow started falling.

Fingers crossed it will get better for all us, who deal with this.

Orientation April 2016 - Final approvals December 2016. Surgical Class January 23, 2017. Met with Dr. Reed February 7, 2017. Opti start date March 1, 2017. Surgery March 15, 2017 (Dr. Foute-Nelong).

HW 348 SW 316 CW 191

GW 160

on 1/1/18 9:24 am
RNY on 01/11/12

Hi!! i'll be 6 years out January 11 and never ever thought i'd complain about being cold!! BUT... yep i do... having been over 300+lbs.. and always hot.... never ever thought i'd be cold.. but it happens!!!!

good luck with your journey... it's an amazing ride!!! just gotta be mindful of your new tool.. and that's all it is.. it's no miracle cure!!!! the first year is the greatest.. then you just have to be careful...

ps.. we always have had canadian winters.. they come every year.. this year just seems to be colder than ever!!!