aesposito posted a discussion topic 8 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 8 months, 2 weeks 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 11 months, 2 weeks 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 1 year, 3 months 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 1 year, 8 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

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aesposito posted a discussion topic 1 year, 8 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 1 year, 8 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 2 years, 5 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


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aesposito posted a discussion topic 2 years, 7 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


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aesposito posted a discussion topic 2 years, 10 months ago

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


aesposito uploaded a new photo 2 years, 10 months ago

aesposito posted a discussion topic 2 years, 10 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 3 years 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 3 years, 5 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 3 years, 5 months ago

aesposito posted a discussion topic 3 years, 7 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 3 years, 7 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 :)

So fi


aesposito posted a discussion topic 3 years, 8 months ago

My 4th surgiversary was yesterday. I wasn't online yesterday. I was with my kids and my boyfriend at the local Morton Pumpkin Chuckin festival, enjoying the outdoors, cheering my daughter as she got second place in the "Hand Toss" contest.

An


aesposito posted a discussion topic 3 years, 8 months ago

A few thoughts going through my head this week as I approach my 4th surgiversary on Oct. 24. So I have been tossing them out there the past few days. Your mileage may vary:

Thought for today:

When I first started this journey, at 340 po


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aesposito posted a discussion topic 3 years, 8 months ago

A few thoughts going through my head this week as I approach my 4th surgiversary on Oct. 24. So I thought I'd toss them out there. Your mileage may vary, and you don't have to agree... but as I have so far done OK, I figure my words are of some worth (

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