Question for Veterans...
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i Feel amazing!
i can go for a walk and not feel like im gasping for air.
i can play with my kids for hours and when before there father got all the joy of playing with them because i couldnt do it.
i can get off the floor, couch, go up stares with out gasping for air! its fantastic.
i love the choice i made to do this for my kids and for my self! :)
Well in general yes but I don't think we could get the magnitude of it unless we did that Biggest Loser thing and carried our weight around.
I never woke up one day saying "I feel light today!" It's so gradual...
RNY Gastric Bypass 1-8-08 350/327/200 (HW/SW/CW). I spend most of my time playing with my food over at Bariatric Foodie - check me out!
I can also gracefully pull of 5+ inch high heels!
One of the things that makes me laugh is when I buy a standard 1lb. box of butter at the grocery store and think, "Oh my god you used to carry around 130 more of these!" Haha, it's the mental picture that gets me.
Long-term post-ops with regain struggles, click here to see some steps for getting back on track (without the 5-day pouch fad or liquid diet): http://www.obesityhelp.com/member/bananafish711/blog/2013/04/05/don-t-panic--believe-and-you-will-succeed-/
Always cooking at www.neensnotes.com!
Need a pick-me-up? Read this: http://www.lettersofnote.com/2009/10/it-will-be-sunny-one-day.html
Best of luck with your surgery. It changed my life, and hopefully it will change yours for the better.
Marla a/k/a Feistyemm
Surgery Date: 4/21/2005; HW: 333/ SW: 271/ CW:133/ GOAL: 150 or UNDER
Highest BMI: 54.7; BMI Now: 22.6 -- Jeans before surgery: 32. Now: 6
PS: 2006/7 LBL, Bracheoplasty & Upper Thigh Lift. 8/2012: UBackLift & Breast Implants
(redone 3 times). 7/17/18: vertical thigh lift (needs to be redone - left too much skin) &
replacement of 1 breast implant due to rupture (still needs to be fixed due to placement).