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Darcy G. posted a discussion topic 3 years, 7 months ago

Hi hi hi!

I'm mostly a lurker these days, but I have had a great week, so I thought I'd share, comparing this summer to last summer.

  • Down 123 pounds from last year, currently about 4.5 months post-op. Not at goal yet, but still c

Darcy G. posted a discussion topic 3 years, 8 months ago

So, I was all panicky about flying and whether or not I'd fit into the seat and all that... so I thought I'd report back.

I flew on Frontier with 18" wide seats, so this info is prefaced with that.

At 235#, 5'6" height, I just fit betwe


Darcy G. posted a discussion topic 3 years, 9 months ago

Can someone explain how I went from a 7 1/2 length shoe to, now between halfway between 5 1/2 and 6 in length(because conforming to a standard size? That could never happen!)?

The bones are the same length, right? They couldn't have shrunk beca


Darcy G. posted a discussion topic 3 years, 9 months ago

In five days I will be 3 months since surgery. Today I hit 40 pounds lost since surgery, and as infuriating as that is to me(28 of those pounds were in the first month), I can deal with it.

Comparison is a killer, blah blah blah. I know this. I


Darcy G. posted a discussion topic 3 years, 9 months ago

Hey guys!

So I'm hopping a few jets next month to pop across the country, and I haven't flown since 2005... And in 2005, I was about 110 pounds heavier than I am now...

Question: At what point did you have to stop asking for seatbelt ex


Darcy G. posted a discussion topic 3 years, 10 months ago

I'll avoid the specifics of how I learned this(sometimes a pickle freak looks for creative ways to get the flavor iin her protein..)...

I ended up basically drinking an ounce of kosher dill pickle juice last night. Two hours later I was complet


Darcy G. posted a discussion topic 3 years, 10 months ago

I know it's technically not a stall until it lasts a set amount of time, but not losing any foir 9 days starting week 5... When the scale starts moving again, it's brilliant!

It didn't start moving again until I started hitting my water goals,


Darcy G. posted a discussion topic 3 years, 10 months ago

This might a stupid question, but MFP is confusing me...

My Dr wants me at 50g carbs or less per day. OK, cool, I set my goals in MFP to 50g carbs per day. I didn't modify sugars... But below the 50g of carbohydrates, it says my daily goal iis


Darcy G. posted a discussion topic 3 years, 10 months ago

How do you work out the nutrition calculations for your homemade yogurt?

I could just dump in amounts and ingredients into MFP and come up with nutrition per ounce, but I strain it! The whey has some nutritional values to subtract that way.


Darcy G. posted a discussion topic 3 years, 11 months ago

Hey y'all :)

So, I thought I'd give an official wrap up about the past month for me. Some of it's not pretty, but it does end on a positive note.

Stats:

  • 28 pounds lost since April 7.
  • 89 since I started the progr

Darcy G. posted a discussion topic 3 years, 11 months ago

Alright y'all, wisdom me up! Time for another noobie question!

I've been using a CPAP since 2004, and I've never had trouble keeping mymouth shut during sleep and don't think I have this problem now.

That said, 5 out of past 5 mornings,


Darcy G. posted a discussion topic 3 years, 11 months ago

The C.diff is gone, and the Dr's have worked out what is going on(we think).

I've had IBS for years, but it's gone into a full meltdown after all that time with no food (bowel vacation!) to work on. I've got medications to relax the colon, bett


Darcy G. posted a discussion topic 3 years, 11 months ago

Ran out of Flagyl two days ago, waited to make sure I knew what to tell the Dr. This morning I know. 

C.diff definitely rebounding, can't even take a breath without lots of sharp shocking pain in my left side and shoulder. Going to local hospit


Darcy G. posted a discussion topic 3 years, 11 months ago

Hi y'all :) An update and then a question!

Update: Still sick. C-diff not resolving, probably starting new antibiotic tomorrow since the pain has resurged, along with the nausea and difficulty even getting in fluids. Probably another stop to ge


Darcy G. posted a discussion topic 3 years, 11 months ago

So, it's entirely possible that all the crap I've been dealing with post-op has made me into a hypochondriac, but there's new pain and I'm wary as heck of yet another complication.

From the boards, I believe you should drink 1-2 ounces and wait


Darcy G. posted a discussion topic 3 years, 11 months ago

Hey y'all :)

I know I said I'd post an update when I got home--that was yesterday but it was late and I went to sleep pretty quickly after getting home. Then I slept some more today... Basically, I'm really good at sleeping.

Anyhoo, lon


Darcy G. posted a discussion topic 3 years, 11 months ago

Hey y'all :)

Chances are good that I can get out today if I can drink 40 oz water... I'm doing OK so far, but since my default insta-hydration method was to chug it... And obviously that's not going to work for me now...

I still have so


Darcy G. posted a discussion topic 3 years, 11 months ago

And it's one of those TMI questions...

Gas, man. Gas. Everything gives me gas--including water!!--and then immediately followed by diarrhea. I'm barely eating anything still (the only thing my tummy likes is sugar free jello and popsicles), so


Darcy G. posted a discussion topic 3 years, 11 months ago

I’M HOME! It’s awesome. I laid in a bed that didn’t make my butt ache, I have the comforts of home(Oh familiar, home-potty, how I’ve missed you.) I have my lovely recliner. All the filtered water and Ice I can drink, and no one coming to poke me with n


Darcy G. posted a discussion topic 3 years, 11 months ago

Hey y'all!

Just popping up to give a quick update. Will update better tomorrow or the next day when I hope to finally be home...

So, still in the hospital because of special issues that have made my surgery more difficult than is normal


YuGal5 wrote 3 years, 11 months ago
Hello, how are you? Hope your surgery went well. I'm a new member and my date is April 25th. I wish you well on this life changing journey.

Darcy G. posted a discussion topic 3 years, 11 months ago

First a warning, I'm tablet typing and even with glasses on, I can hardly see the letters thru the pain medicine haze.

 had my surgery on April 7th - so Thursday - and live in a very large amount of pain. And I would love to get out and I were


Darcy G. posted a discussion topic 3 years, 12 months ago

Hey y'all.

Drinking broth(with unflavored protein powder, yay office lady who called to confirm I knew everything for tomorrow and I could ask about the protein powder), and doing some last minute writing before I bundle myself into the car to


jazzygirlnc wrote 3 years, 12 months ago
Your surgery is tomorrow, Congratulations!!!! Hope everything goes great !
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