Romanceauthor wrote Getting excited! 1 day, 13 hours 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 2 weeks, 1 day 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 4 weeks 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! 4 weeks, 1 day 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. 1 month, 1 week 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 1 month, 1 week 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 1 month, 1 week ago
Thanks for the reminder. I had to keep this in mind earlier when I...

Romanceauthor wrote Why didn't anybody tell me! 1 month, 2 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! 1 month, 2 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...

Romanceauthor uploaded a new photo 1 month, 2 weeks ago

Kathy S. wrote 1 month, 3 weeks 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... 2 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 2 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 2 months 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 2 months ago
Thank you so much for your inspiring story. It helps get me revved...

Romanceauthor posted a comment 2 months ago
Thanks Kathy S. two weeks as of today! See you on the other side....

Romanceauthor wrote we're getting close 2 months ago

Had my pre-op exam today.  Everything is on track for my surgery in two weeks.  Getting really excited which helps since I'm now on the pre-op diet- 1200 calories a day mostly all liquids with only...

Romanceauthor wrote Getting close 2 months, 1 week ago

I got a call yesterday from my doctor's office.  The nurse just wanted to go over some questions to help make my pre-surgery visit on Monday go a little faster.  As of Monday (the day after Mother'...

Romanceauthor wrote on crystalcandoit's support wall 2 months, 2 weeks ago
I loved your letter. It was powerful and empowering at the same time. Thank you so much for sharing that and I hope you don't mind if I steal it for my own use. I think it would be a helpful reminder for when the times get rough and I start to wonder why in the world I'm doing this. I wish you well on your weight loss journey not just getting the weight off but keeping it off for good this time for the rest of your hopefully long wonderful life. Have a great day.

Romanceauthor posted a comment 2 months, 2 weeks ago
I just called my insurance company yesterday. They don't think it...

Romanceauthor posted a comment 2 months, 2 weeks ago
I apologize for all the misspelled words in my newest post. Yikes! ...

Romanceauthor wrote Can I just whine for a minute? 2 months, 2 weeks ago

OK so my husban of 26+ years and I have been trying to make more time for us as we quickly enter the empty nest stage of our relationship.  So we have date night at least once a month maybe two if ...

Romanceauthor posted a comment 2 months, 2 weeks ago
thanks for the support. I regret the poor eating choices and happy to...

Romanceauthor wrote And so it begins 2 months, 2 weeks ago

Current weight 232 - ish.  Still recovering from emergency gallbladder surgery on the 16th and I have to admit I haven't been the most discriminating when it came to food this past weekend.  Was ab...

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