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Andy Lafferty
on 2/17/21 7:59 am
Topic: RE: Almost 12 years out , need help

I'm almost 12 years out from my Rny surgery and have gain almost 60 lbs. in 2 years . I'm struggling with obsessive compulsive eating. It started 2 years ago when my sister died of her MS. I didn't know how to grieve so I started eating to dull the pain. Kept the eating somewhat under control , but then a year later my mom died and it was off the the races with eating. I am having trouble controlling the compulsive eating and I've packed on 60 lbs. since my last weight in. Carbs and cheese are my biggest fails. Any advice would be really welcomed. I've come to far from being almost 600 lbs. and I really don't want to go back or die from unhealthy choices.

Thanks in advance for any advice.

-Andy

The greatest thing you'll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return.

        
Andy Lafferty
on 6/4/14 3:15 am
Topic: RE: 1 year Surgiversary Before/after

Gratz on your one year surgiversary. It's a great time when you can do thing or wear things that you never could. Keep it up and listen to your bariatric doctors. :)

 

The greatest thing you'll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return.

        
Andy Lafferty
on 8/6/13 12:45 pm
Topic: RE: Feel like I'm going to fail

Just hang in there and keep doing what the surgeon has told you to do.

I usually stall when I blaze my little happy trail.

4 years out now, down almost 300 from my worst and 160 down from my RYN.

The greatest thing you'll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return.

        
Andy Lafferty
on 8/6/13 12:41 pm
Topic: RE: 9 weeks out, 50 down from surgery, and STILL in the same clothing size.......sigh....

I lost weight from my head down ,so your weight might be gone from your chest up.

I hated the way I looked at first but it will eventually go all the way down your body.

The greatest thing you'll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return.

        
Andy Lafferty
on 8/20/12 5:42 pm
Topic: RE: Weight gain and standstill
 I have been rockin steady at 265Lbs. Which is a long cry from my 569Lbs in 09.
In the last month or so I have put on 14 Lbs. I'm not sure what i'm doing wrong ,but I have been hitting the gym 4 times a week 2 hrs each time. I was thinking muscle mass ,but 14 lbs seems a little much. Any ideas?
The greatest thing you'll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return.

        
Andy Lafferty
on 10/18/11 1:08 pm
Topic: RE: But you have a pretty face???
 Yeah I lost my weight from my head down. The first year I thought I looked like a bowling pin.
As far as comments " You have such sexy eyes" Really!!, was I walking around with my eyes closed my whole life?


The greatest thing you'll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return.

        
Andy Lafferty
on 10/18/11 1:03 pm
Topic: RE: Can't get in my protein
 Try adding a protein bullet to your drink that you sip on all day. Some have 52oz of protein. They come in little test tubes and are in various flavors.
The greatest thing you'll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return.

        
Andy Lafferty
on 10/18/11 1:01 pm
Topic: RE: What deficiancy may cause a headache
 If you wake-up with a headache it might be sleep apena. Otherwise yep Dehydration.
The greatest thing you'll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return.

        
Andy Lafferty
on 10/18/11 12:59 pm
Topic: RE: This definately isn't easy!
 Get on track with your protein and water intake ASAP.

 As far as feeling full, I didn't for a long time and now its only when I overeat do I feel it. My body gave me a few new tells for when im full. I sneeze, yawn and my nose runs,not all at the same time. Its mostly I just sneeze when I'm full.

Hope it all works out for you. Just remember " We may stumble and fall, but thats ok as long as we pick ourselves back up and continue on"


The greatest thing you'll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return.

        
Andy Lafferty
on 10/18/11 12:48 pm
Topic: RE: Surgery Tomorrow
  Cogratz and Goodluck. We will be here on the losers bench when you come back.
Just remember that surgery is not a silver bullet. Its still gonna be hard you just have a tool to help you on you way to a healthier you. 
The greatest thing you'll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return.

        
Andy Lafferty
on 7/2/11 4:21 am
Topic: RE: Need help with vitamin dosage, 23 mo. out
 Hi,Im Andy

Im taking  a Multi vit(rite aid central vite) ,Calcium(500mg), D3(1000 iu),B12 (500mg),Ginko Biloba(3.6mg),Niacin(400mg),Beta Carotene(25,00iu).
I'm 23 months out of Rny and have lost almost 300 LBS (yeah I gotta brag :P)
My dilemma is how many times should I take these a day and how should I stagger the dosage?

If anyone can give me some help id really appreciate it.
The greatest thing you'll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return.

        
Andy Lafferty
on 6/16/11 6:28 pm
Topic: RE: heeelllp i dont feel like nething was done please respond
 My body developed its own way to tell me I was full. When I eat and im full my nose runs or I sneeze. The sneezing seems to be the one that happens alot.Sometimes I sneeze as my nose is running when I'm full.
The greatest thing you'll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return.

        
Andy Lafferty
on 4/20/11 7:23 pm
Topic: RE: What did your pre-op diet consist of?
 They really didnt put me on a diet I was 440 LBS the day of surgery. But I did go from 569 to 440 in 6 months on a diet I made myself. I made a 16oz. shake for breakfast and lunch. The shake consisted of a cup of fat free milk,a cup of frozen unsweetened fruit(your choice) 2-3 scoops of unflavored soy (90% isolate) protien and a pack of splenda. Then had a sensible dinner,cutting out things like Mayo,bread,cheese,fried foods. for desert id have a cup of frozen fruit with yogurt.

Hope that helped.
The greatest thing you'll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return.

        
Andy Lafferty
on 4/20/11 7:17 pm
Topic: RE: AFRAID OF ANESTHESIA
 I remember laying on the OR table and the anesthesiologist looking in my mouth. Then he gave put some in the IV and told me " I just gave you your first glass of champagne" Then I remember waking-up in the recovery room.I was sleeping when they catheterized me and only thing that let me know I was intubated. You're gonna worry about many things, we all did. Just trust in the surgeon and all will be good. 
The greatest thing you'll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return.

        
Andy Lafferty
on 4/20/11 7:10 pm
Topic: RE: 1 1/2 months post-op---before and after pics
 Looking good ,
Keep listening to what your surgeon tells you.
Dont become a horror story they use on other RYN patients when they go in for their 1 month follow-up.
The greatest thing you'll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return.

        
Andy Lafferty
on 4/11/11 5:12 pm
Topic: RE: Wow is this really me, go me , go me
 Looking good 
The greatest thing you'll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return.

        
Andy Lafferty
on 4/11/11 5:10 pm
Topic: RE: Wanted to Introduce myself!!
 welcome
The greatest thing you'll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return.

        
Andy Lafferty
on 4/11/11 5:01 pm
Topic: RE: Starving! Leave for surgery in 2.5 hrs!
 Hang in there dont eat or drink anything to sabatoge today. You can do it and it will be over and done in no time. Then you can come join us on the losers bench and see amazing things you'll be able to acomplish over the coming months. Have faith in yourself, I do.
The greatest thing you'll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return.

        
Andy Lafferty
on 4/11/11 4:58 pm
Topic: RE: The people who talk about not feeling full make me not want to go through with this.
 I dont really feel hunger or full. I know when to eat and when to stop,Plus as an added bonus I sneeze when im full. Kinda weird but my surgeon said your body develops ways to let you know.
Ive never dumped as far as I know . The first 6 months or so was trial and error so I vomited alot.
If you asked me if id do it all over again, you bet your life i would.I like being accepted in public and not beinf stared at like i was some side show freak.Not to mention I like buying clothes off the rack and many other benifits that make pizza or any other comfort food not important anymore.
The greatest thing you'll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return.

        
Andy Lafferty
on 4/10/11 4:52 am
Topic: RE: Prog pics Months 1, 2, 3 and 4
 Lookin good 
Keep it up.
The greatest thing you'll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return.

        
Andy Lafferty
on 4/10/11 2:40 am
Topic: RE: Body Image
 I understand what you are talking about. I am going through the same thing. Ive lost almost 300 lbs and still feel Fat. Im waiting for my brain to catch up . I know it will eventually.  
The greatest thing you'll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return.

        
Andy Lafferty
on 4/10/11 1:56 am
Topic: RE: 1 year ago
 Congratz on your one year surgiversary. You have come a long way,keep it up 
The greatest thing you'll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return.

        
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