Catek2652 posted a discussion topic 3 years, 5 months ago

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

Catek2652 posted a discussion topic 3 years, 7 months ago

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

Catek2652 posted a discussion topic 3 years, 10 months ago

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

Catek2652 posted a discussion topic 3 years, 10 months ago

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

Catek2652 posted a discussion topic 3 years, 11 months ago

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

Catek2652 posted a discussion topic 3 years, 12 months ago

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

Catek2652 posted a discussion topic 4 years ago

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

Catek2652 posted a discussion topic 4 years, 1 month ago

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

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Catek2652 has achieved her goal: Get into my wedding dress by August 2017 4 years, 2 months ago
I have a photo of myself in my handfasting dress and I looked so good in that photo. I have the photo posted on my refrigerator door so I see it every time I open the frig. I want to wear it again for our 17th wedding anniversary.

Catek2652 posted a comment 4 years, 3 months ago
I'm looking forward to canoeing, something I have been unable to...

Catek2652 posted a discussion topic 4 years, 3 months ago

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

Catek2652 posted a discussion topic 4 years, 4 months ago

Trip to see the surgeon for my 6 month followup. I'm officially just overweight and no longer obese. Woohoo!

I'm also needing to go to the thrift store and find some smaller pants. I think I'm down to size 16 from an 18 (originally size 24).

Catek2652 posted a discussion topic 4 years, 5 months ago

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

Catek2652 posted a discussion topic 4 years, 5 months ago

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

Catek2652 has a new goal: Either walk or work out for 30 minutes every other day 4 years, 7 months ago
My skin is just beginning to sag a bit, so I need to build up some muscle to smooth this out. I will see the difference in my ability to climb stairs improving and my ability to stand for longer periods without pain.

Catek2652 posted a discussion topic 4 years, 7 months ago

I confess he has gained a bit in the last year, but I've lost a lot! I'm now officially one pound below him!

I can wear my engagement ring again.

I am down from a size 24 to a size 18 pants... ultimate goal is to fit comfortably in size

Catek2652 posted a discussion topic 4 years, 7 months ago

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

Catek2652 posted a discussion topic 4 years, 8 months ago

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

Catek2652 wrote Down 30 pounds 4 years, 9 months ago

When I first talked to my PCP about losing weight, I weighed 243 pounds. This morning I weighed myself and I was 211. I'm on pureed food now until Dec 22.

im struggling to get in enough prot...

Catek2652 posted a discussion topic 4 years, 10 months ago

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

Catek2652 has achieved her goal: I will wear my engagement ring again without having to get it resized. 4 years, 10 months ago
I will keep trying it on after I hit the 100s. I was able to wear it until I was around 190.

Chanti_ wrote 4 years, 10 months ago
Just read your status update. I'm so sorry to hear you are having complications. Sending you my best wishes for a full recovery. Keep in touch as you are able. Were all thinking about you.

Catek2652 wrote complicatio n s 4 years, 10 months ago

I was going to be so smart and strong and be the best patient and and walk and blow and not bother the Nurses, then the bile started. pints of it just rolling out my mouth 1/2 cup at a time... this...

Cathy W. wrote 4 years, 10 months ago
I hope that you are feeling better each day! All the best to you on your new WLS journey!
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