Brandy G. posted a discussion topic 4 years, 1 month ago

Saw a movie last night in a super-fancy theater with reclining seats.   Before surgery I might not have gone because I would have been worried about fitting into the chairs but now I am a fairly small woman and the world is optimized for skinny people.


Brandy G. posted a discussion topic 4 years, 2 months ago

I'm at just over two years.  I still owe the 2 year anniversary post, but I'm also still tracking down some blips with it, so hang on for that, but I thought this one was funny enough for a post. 

I had a really bad cold last week that included


Brandy G. posted a discussion topic 4 years, 5 months ago

I feel like this is a bit of a golden time.  I still remember clearly the troubles of the first few months, but that is tempered by living as a 154 pounder for the last six months.   I will wait until the end of Aug and I have my 24 month bloodwork in


Brandy G. posted a discussion topic 4 years, 9 months ago

I get this question a lot and today I think I came up with a better way to explain it.

 

If you had a bra


Brandy G. posted a discussion topic 4 years, 9 months ago

I finally figured out that if I divide my pills into Swimmers, i.e. capsules that float in a big gulp of water and Sinkers, i.e. solid pills that sink, then I never have any issues.

 

I've always been able to take handfuls of pills at t


Brandy G. posted a discussion topic 4 years, 11 months ago

I've been asked to give talk on bariatric surgery to a general audience.    I'm thinking of keeping it pretty high level:  My story, general risks, rewards, costs ($ and physical), and how to research.  Although I will have to touch on the different ki


Brandy G. posted a discussion topic 4 years, 11 months ago

I'm almost a year and a half out and made my goal weight of 155 yesterday.  The original goal was a range of between 145 and 155 and I assumed I would want 145, but I'm very happy at 155 and can't remember why I thought less would be better.  After gai


Brandy G. posted a discussion topic 5 years, 1 month ago

Now THIS is something to be thankful for.

 

I'm 1.5 years out and having no real problems to speak of.  Not just no real problems, but I cooked the old traditional family thanksgiving and ate everything without experien


Brandy G. posted a discussion topic 5 years, 5 months ago

WOW!  A year since my self-pay surgery in Mexicali.   135 lbs gone, gone, gone.  Assuming that I hit my target weight of 145 (about 40 more pounds), that means I have lost the equivalent of myself!  It's funny, before the surgery I couldn't lose weight


Brandy G. posted a discussion topic 5 years, 7 months ago

It seems like when I stall from weight loss, my body is actually redistributing the weight or something.  Has anybody else noticed this?  I'm at ten months and it seems like every two o three months or so I go through the following cycle:

 


Brandy G. posted a discussion topic 5 years, 7 months ago

All stages and all surgery types welcome.  I don't think anything special is planned for this meeting, but clothing swaps, vitamin swaps, protein powder swaps are all in the planning stages. 

 

http://www.meetup.com/wls-90/

 


Brandy G. posted a discussion topic 5 years, 9 months ago

Brandy G. posted a discussion topic 5 years, 10 months ago

Cuz I did it!  :-) 

I am 102 lbs down.

 

I was on track to pass this milestone last month, but then I got super strict on my diet


Brandy G. posted a discussion topic 5 years, 10 months ago

I save mine for yummier supplements, protein powders, vegetables and fruit but now that I'm at six months I've been thinking that perhaps I could introduce more varied foods. 

 

Veterans:  Please pretend you only have ~50 net carbs a da


Brandy G. uploaded a photo 5 years, 10 months ago

Brandy G. uploaded a photo 5 years, 10 months ago

Brandy G. uploaded a photo 5 years, 10 months ago

Brandy G. uploaded a photo 5 years, 10 months ago

Brandy G. uploaded a photo 5 years, 10 months ago

Brandy G. uploaded a photo 5 years, 10 months ago

Brandy G. posted a discussion topic 6 years ago
Not one but TWO kidney stones! - I had a nice new years surprise, a kidney stone on the 2nd and another on the 4th of January.  It was as painful as they say, or at least the first one that did without any drugs. ...

Brandy G. posted a discussion topic 6 years ago
Bad fats and the BPD/DS - Mexicali Bariatric is telling me things like "butter is a no-no."   I know that most dr/nuts are not reliable for post ds advice, but they are infinitely reasonable people and I ha...

Brandy G. posted a discussion topic 6 years ago
xmas present to myself: Low Carb Mac and Cheese -   It had been over 5 months since I had enjoyed any kind of bread / pasta product and I was really starting to jones for some mac and cheese.  DIEING for it actually.  :-)  Usuall...

Brandy G. posted a discussion topic 6 years ago
Back from Mexican Vacation at 3 months - I just spent a few weeks living at a hotel with many relatives on the beach in Mexico.  I was three months past surgery and I really wasn't sure if my body was going to be up for i...
About Me
Location
22.6
BMI
Surgery
08/20/2014
Surgery Date
May 25, 2014
Member Since

Before & After
rollover to see after photo
Before
300lbs
One year after surgery.
170lbs

Friends 14

×