My Surgeon is closing her practice. It's a complicated story which I am not fully privy to knowing, but the doctor she started with retired suddenly, without warning even while she was trying to build her practice. I remember her telling me at our firs
I'm learning that I still react to stress with a desire to eat. My dad, who has suffered from Alzheimer's for about 12 years, fell a couple of days after Christmas and broke his hip. Now imagine someone who is non-communicative and frail and very confu
I'm wondering how others did.
I did well by bringing my little portions plate and sticking to that and weighing out my turkey portion. I put my measured turkey meat and about a half cup of green veggies on my plate and then took about 2 tables
I'm wondering if anyone else is having a similar issue or if I'm just weird. And if others have experienced this, what they did to fix it.
First, I have to say I'm well into the menopausal process having lost my uterus and one ovary to a giant
Friday just past my husband and I celebrated our 16th wedding anniversary and went to the Virginia State Fair. We went there on something like our second date about 18 years ago, so this was sort of a romantic get away for us. And we really did have a
I had not been in a canoe in several decades (probably 4) with the last two being because I was too heavy to get in without risk of sinking. Pre-op this was one of my goals (to go canoeing) and today I did! I think my arms and shoulders will be sore to
I met two goals this week. I dropped to 150 pounds and I easily got into a size 12 pair of blue jeans! I also ordered myself a new winter coat as the ones I have had are WAY too big even though I could not fit into them at all last fall and had to rely
Pre surgery my surgeon advised that most patients lose 70 to 80 percent of their weight after RNY. I heard her (obviously, since I remembered what she said), but in my mind I figured I could get back to a "normal" weight for me of 125 which would be a
This weekend, my husband and I hosted our annual pool opening party and invited our friends to come and spend the weekend. This is the first time I've seen most of them since my surgery and I was shocked at how heavy most of them are! They were amazed
Finally, it seems Winter has come to the end in my neck of the woods and night time temps have been only in the low 50s and daytime is in the mid to high 70s. Spent the last several mornings out in the gardens. We took over my parent's home when they e
I've been on a plateau for two weeks now. Just hanging at 179 and BMI just over the obese line. I know things are happening because my clothing is fitting differently and my skin is loose in different places... just venting I guess. I know I'll start d
Hubby jokes that I'm a cheap date since my surgery because he doesn't have to buy me a glass of wine and I can either be happy with an appetizer or a couple of bites from his plate if we go out - which is rare and only when traveling. We have discovere
Phew, Okay, now I think I really get this: It's not just sugar or high carbs...I've been avoiding those things like the plague for fear of dumping... but there is clearly more to it.
Last night I ate some tomato soup beefed up with some parm ch
I had RnY on October 26th and then had another three surgeries to correct blockages. Came home from hospital on November 19th. I'm recovering slowly but surely. But I've noticed that my belly rumbles and grumbles with every sip of anything. It's really