aesposito posted a discussion topic 3 months, 2 weeks ago

I drop in and out of this place periodically, but it occurred to me today (yes, I am that stupid and ignorant) that as awful as the past year was for me, it could have been even worse for you.

Not hating on the newbies at all, I promise. But v


aesposito posted a discussion topic 6 months, 2 weeks ago

Nine years ago this week, I had my innards re-arranged and lost 180 pounds.

Nine years later, I am still doing pretty well. Like a lot of people I put on a pound or two while stuck inside this year, but many many walks and hikes with the husba


aesposito posted a discussion topic 1 year, 6 months ago

Eight years ago last week I changed my life.

Still doing pretty good. Weighed 169 yesterday... always aiming for 160-170 these days so that works for me :)

Always low carb, low sugar, hydration, listening to Pouchy when he says "knock


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aesposito posted a discussion topic 2 years, 6 months ago

Seven years ago, I had RNY. I went from 340 to (at my lowest) around 150. This morning I was 168 on the scale, which is within the 160-170 range I aim for in this wonderful new menopausal world. This is me, a few months ago biking in the Appalachian


Sunny2018 wrote 2 years, 7 months ago
Wow, so amazing! I'm at the start of my journey - surgery on Oct 22; really helps me to see those who have made it through and are enjoying life like I so want to with my boys - planning vacation next summer that includes ziplining and hiking - stuff I made excuses for at my current weight. You look amazing! Sunny

aesposito posted a discussion topic 2 years, 10 months ago

Hiked and biked with husband in Virginia and North Carolina for the past two weeks. Couldn't have dreamed of doing that at 340 pounds...

I am constantly thrilled with what my body lets me do now.


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aesposito posted a discussion topic 3 years, 1 month ago
(So a good friend asked me about RNY and I sent her this via email, but afterwards I realized it may be more helpful to others too...) OK, so first things first... everyone's pre surgical experience is pretty much the same. Some docs want fasting

aesposito posted a discussion topic 3 years, 6 months ago

I had a bunch of my stomach and small intestine hacked out of my body six years ago today to do what I couldn't do alone... lose weight and become (relatively) healthy. What I have learned:

  1. It's a tool, not a cure
  2. IBS and lact

aesposito uploaded a new photo 3 years, 6 months ago

aesposito posted a discussion topic 3 years, 7 months ago

I thought I had pretty much cornered the market on high protein, high fat, low-carb recipes. But he is like a reformed whore right now... ready to pressure-cook the world quickly and healthily for me. Any Instant Pot recipes successes for RNY peeps ot


aesposito posted a discussion topic 3 years, 7 months ago

At nearly my six year surgiversary, and blood tests (as well as my utter exhaustion and circles under my eyes) show I am anemic. Ugh. I am trying to talk the doc into more iron supplements instead of infusions... it worked last time, and unlike a lot


aesposito posted a discussion topic 4 years, 4 months ago

Went to Discovery Cove in Orlando over Christmas... husband and I swam with dolphins and such.  I don't point that out because of the dolphins, I point it out because when we went to get fitted for our mandatory swim vest thingies, the guy took one loo


aesposito uploaded 2 photos 4 years, 4 months ago

aesposito posted a discussion topic 4 years, 6 months ago

October 24, 2011 I was in RNY surgery.

5 years later, I am so ingrained in this new (now old) way of living, I forgot to post a triumphant message! 

I am closer to 160 now than 150... menopause has been a bitch and to add insult to inju


aesposito uploaded a new photo 4 years, 6 months ago

aesposito posted a discussion topic 4 years, 8 months ago

So, this is Asher.  He's 2 and a half.


aesposito uploaded a new photo 4 years, 8 months ago

aesposito posted a discussion topic 4 years, 9 months ago

Pardon my poo post, but it's not easy being green...

I tend to toss spinach on just about everything, especially when I eat at the salad bar at work, in an attempt to down more low-carb veggies and iron.  But for the past few months, almost any


aesposito posted a discussion topic 4 years, 11 months ago

I don't think I've had a Twinkie in 10 years.  Even when I was morbidly obese, they just weren't really on my radar. 

But my son got a box of them today (red, white and blue no less) for his 18th birthday.  "Ooooh" says I, and I grab one... fig


aesposito posted a discussion topic 5 years, 4 months ago

Celebrated my peritonitis survival with a nice little getaway to New Orleans over Christmas week.  Drank too much but ate well and walked a lot... came back the same size I left, which is always good :)


aesposito uploaded a new photo 5 years, 4 months ago

aesposito posted a discussion topic 5 years, 5 months ago

I mention this to help everyone who has ever posted (or considered posting) a sudden weight-gain freakout post...

I ruptured my appendix Nov. 9.  I came home from the hospital Nov. 15 weighing 21 pounds more than when I arrived.

As of y


aesposito posted a discussion topic 5 years, 6 months ago

Long story short, I exploded my appendix Monday.  Did a huge number on it, I'm told.... appendix bits, goo, germs, pus, the whole nine yards.  6 days in the hospital, IV everything, etc etc.  When I do something, I don't do it half way :)

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