Goal and other musings.

on 1/2/18 7:40 am
RNY on 02/28/17

Greetings! I hit goal on December 23rd! I didn't expect it but 3lbs dropped off in a day and a half leading up to it and I was so happy to see that number as a Christmas present to me. :) now I plan to hit the weights with a trainer friend of mine. The loose skin isn't super excessive but i am going to try and build up a little bit of muscle, maybe tone a little.

As expected, with the onslaught of winter and it being my first with basically zero insulation, I'm an eternal meat popsicle. Always cold, can't seem to ever warm up. I think it'll be a long winter, and i plan on investing in a Costco box of hand warmers. Lol

I spent the Christmas week in Myrtle Beach, and it never got warm enough to go in a t-shirt. At one point I had my winter boots on from the emergency bin in the car. Walked the beach every day picking shells and stuff, saw some dolphins and crab, a washed up jelly fish, etc. It was beautiful there but it was cold enough they had a water main break. Reminded me of home, hahaha. I mini golfed with the kids and it was -4. Smdh.

I had a few treats here and there over Christmas, but never went overboard. My youngest daughter wanted dinner at this giant crab restaurant, which was a buffet. Essentially pointless for me (also my birthday dinner) but it sure made the kids happy to have a great selection. I found some salmon and salad, and enjoyed what I could, but $33 a plate was making my brain hemmorhage because I could have just eaten a protein bar and been just as happy (don't tell my wife, lol). I don't really look at food like something I want anymore, is just fuel. I wonder if that will change? Coming up on a year and i still don't feel hunger, crave anything, really overly "enjoy" anything food-wise, seems odd. But I digest....

It was a fun trip, didn't lose weight but didn't gain (i wasn't walking like i normally do). Overall i liked it a lot but the cold kinda ruined it for me. Oddly enough i really loved the 16.5 hourd of straight driving to get home. I haven't done that in years.

on 1/2/18 9:19 am
RNY on 02/28/17

Congrats on hitting goal! That is awesome! Keep it up and also way to go with keeping to plan for the holidays.

HW: 248, SW (2/17): 244, GW (10/17): 125, CW: 117-122

RNY w/ Joseph Afram: 2/28/2017; Plastics w/ Douglas Forman: Extended mastopexy, Extended abdominoplasty-5/18/2018

on 1/2/18 9:51 am

How wonderful that you reached your goal, and in time for Christmas, and your birthday too! Happy Birthday to you! May you begin to feel warmer once again! Oddly, I have yet to feel particularly cold (but then, I live in California!).

on 1/2/18 10:16 am
RNY on 06/03/15

you might end up being one of those lucky few whose hunger never comes back (I hoped and prayed I'd be one of them - but no!). But still, on most days I'm content to have things like protein bars, protein shakes, Greek yogurt, cottage cheese - I really don't miss a lot of stuff. And yes - paying $33 for a buffet when I could only manage about a cup & a half of food would make my head explode, too!

RNY 06/03/15 by Michael Garren (Madison, WI)

Plastic Surgery 08/10/18 and 12/07/18 by Lawrence Zachary (Chicago, IL)

on 1/2/18 3:08 pm
RNY on 02/28/17

Not gonna lie. I debated filling my pockets with crab legs and various cheeses.

Remember, no matter where you go.......there you are.

on 1/2/18 11:47 am
RNY on 12/29/17

Congratulations on reaching goal! Sounds like the beach trip was fun, if freezing!

on 1/2/18 1:50 pm
RNY on 08/04/15

Happy Birthday and congratulations on reaching goal.

Sometimes, when I go to a buffett dinner with the family, I'll tell them about the WLS and explain that I can only eat about 1 cup of food. Often they will let me in at the child's rate.

Age 61 5'4" Consult-6/2/15: 238 SW-8/4/15: 210 CW:145 (6/30/18) M1-16#, M2-17#, M3-14#, M4-10#, M5-6#, M6-5#, M7-1#, M8 -3# Range 133-138 DexaScan 4/16/17 19% body fat---- 2016 wt avg 142-146, 2017, wt. avg 132-136, 2018 avg weight 144-146 bounce back is real.

on 1/2/18 3:16 pm
RNY on 08/11/14


RNY 8/11/14 with Dr. Kelvin Higa PS Lipectomy 4/12/17 with Dr. John Burnett HW 291.4/CW 137-140 (10/2018)GW 150

Teena D.
on 1/2/18 4:30 pm - Oshawa, Canada
RNY on 01/12/17

Congratulations on reaching your goal!

  1. Referral Feb 4, 2016, Toronto Western RNY Guelph Jan 12/2017 with Dr. Reed

Happily married, mom of 3 teens. On a journey to healthy!

Weight Loss: PreOp: 13 lbs M1: 21.9 M2: 13.4 M3: 14.4 M4: 10.3 M5: 11.9 M6: 11.9 M7: 9.5 M8: 6 M9: 5.2 M10: 4.5 M11: 6.9 M12: 0.5

129.4 lbs lost and counting!

Liz WantsHealthForAll
on 1/3/18 5:08 am - Cape Cod, MA
VSG on 03/28/16


Liz 5'3" HW: 219 (BMI 38.8) SW: 185 GW: 125 CW: 115-118 (BMI 20.4-20.9) - TT and facelift 1/11/2017 - Brow and eyelid PS 12/11/2017.

WL: Pre-op: -34 M1: -17 M2: -12 M3: -11 M4: -7 M5: -7 M6: -5.5 M7: -3.3 M8: -3.3 M9: -2.5 UNDER GOAL since 10/12/2016 - in current range since 12/10/2016. Average maintenance calories 1350

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