Romanceauthor posted a comment 3 months, 1 week ago
I completely get the disconnect between what we (the patient) see...

Romanceauthor wrote Well this sucks... 3 months, 3 weeks ago

I finally had to bite the bullet and have foot surgery.  (My third surgery in the last six months) I'd been fighting the need for surgery for my plantar fasciitis for a while now and none of the us...

Romanceauthor posted a comment 4 months, 2 weeks ago
Thank you so much for that. Your article not only boosted my spirits...

Romanceauthor wrote Constipation...? 5 months ago

Ok so for the last two weeks I have been experiencing a frustrating problem of moving back and forth gaining and losing  the same pound and feeling frustrated.  I counted my calories and stayed on ...

Romanceauthor has a new goal: reach 150 lbs hopefully by Christmas 5 months, 2 weeks ago
Continue to eat like I'm supposed to and drink more water. Also when times get tough and the weight gets stubborn head to the weights to give you that added push.

Romanceauthor wrote three month checkup victory! 5 months, 3 weeks ago

I saw my doctor for my three month checkup today.  Happy to report that they were very happy with my progress so far.  Apparently I surpassd my expected weightloss for this far 0--into my recovery....

Romanceauthor posted a discussion topic 6 months, 1 week ago

OK so is anyone else having issues with buying new clothes while still losing weight? I've struggled with this for a number of reasons. The first and foremost being that I have gotten so used to my old body that the idea that I no longer fit the clot

Romanceauthor has a new goal: reach my goal weight of 145 no matter how long it takes. 6 months, 2 weeks ago
work hard seek out more challenging forms of exercise seeking out professional help if necessary. rock climbing, weight training, take up jogging, find exercise buddies

Romanceauthor has achieved her goal: My first real goal is to get below 200lbs. 6 months, 2 weeks ago
I am sticking to the diet prescribed by my doctor and I am getting regular exercise. My exercise regime will step up though once I get the all clear to get back to the weights in the gym.

Romanceauthor wrote Finally! 6 months, 2 weeks ago

I have finally broken past my tiny plateu and I am now officially under 200lbs.  It was frustrating to be fighting to get that last two pounds off to get to my first weight loss goal but it was so ...

Romanceauthor wrote great new find... that others probably already knew about 7 months ago

Anyone else in love with their grill pan?  I love the fact that I can have grilled meat without having to fire up the barbeque and I still get the great tast without the calories if you use non sti...

Romanceauthor wrote Getting excited! 7 months, 1 week ago

I'm just a couple of pounds shy of my first weight loss goal and I'm getting pretty excited.  I haven't been down to my current weight in about 18 years.  Can't wait to reach it and then move on to...

Romanceauthor posted a discussion topic 7 months, 3 weeks ago

I'm having this issue with calorie consumption and exercise each day. So here it is. I have been having a really hard time (strange I know) getting the suggest 800 calories in a day. Try as I might I can't seem to get in more than around six hundred

Romanceauthor posted a discussion topic 8 months ago

OK so I am now on week three and have been advanced to the stage 3 diet for nearly a week now but... I have to be honest sometimes (ok most of the time) I am so focused on getting enough water and vitamins and protein it's just easier to drink the shak

Romanceauthor wrote Whew! 8 months ago

I have finaly been cleared to go back to the gym as long as I stay away from exercises for my stomach.  I'm fine with that and going back was like coming home.  I'd missed it due to not just this W...

Romanceauthor has a new goal: My first real goal is to get below 200lbs. 8 months, 2 weeks ago
I am sticking to the diet prescribed by my doctor and I am getting regular exercise. My exercise regime will step up though once I get the all clear to get back to the weights in the gym.

Romanceauthor wrote 9 days post gastric sleeve surgery 8 months, 2 weeks ago

Feeling pretty good today.  I still have some minor pain in my side where my biggest incision is mostly when I get a little too active during the day.  Sticking closely to the liquid diet and worki...

Romanceauthor posted a comment 8 months, 2 weeks ago
Thanks for the reminder. I had to keep this in mind earlier when I...

Romanceauthor wrote Why didn't anybody tell me! 8 months, 3 weeks ago

Can we talk gas for a minute? Nobody told me that the gas they give you is a lot different than in a regular laparoscopic surgery.  You are constantly burping and passing ...

Romanceauthor wrote It's finally over! 8 months, 3 weeks ago

Yesterday was my surgery day and now I'm back home. I'm a bit sore but still happy. As inspiration I watched my 600 lb life. It definitely helped keep me motivated as I mentally whined about all th...

Kathy S. wrote 9 months ago
Congratulations on your upcoming surgery!? Here are some links to information you may find helpful: We can't wait to hear from you post-op!

Romanceauthor wrote Great idea if you are into it... 9 months ago

Wanted to post a great idea for distracting yourself from eating.... writing.  As you can tell by my name I'm into romances.  I've even written a few but won't tell you which ones since this is not...

Romanceauthor posted a comment 9 months ago
I really hope you never have to find out about it. Checking it out on...

Romanceauthor wrote I finally had to bite the bullet 9 months, 1 week ago

I've been fighting a battle with my plantars faciitis.  I've had three cortizone shots last year and I thought I was done with this issue.  Unfortunately after five months since my last one I have ...

Romanceauthor posted a comment 9 months, 1 week ago
Thank you so much for your inspiring story. It helps get me revved...
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