Dcgirl posted a discussion topic 1 month, 2 weeks ago

Hi fellow WLSers. I'm curious...what is something you never imagined you could do, and now you can?

It can be as minor as "wrap a normal sized towel around my body" or as major as "skydive".

I know I had no idea how trapped I was in


Dcgirl posted a discussion topic 1 month, 3 weeks ago

I am curious...have any of you inspired anyone else to lose weight or have WLS?

When I was in the first year of weight loss, I wanted to shout it from the rooftops and tell everyone in the world who was struggling with their weight to have WLS.


Dcgirl posted a discussion topic 1 month, 4 weeks ago

What is your best menu hack so you can have a version of a favorite food from back in the day, but with a new high protein option whose macros fit your plan?

I used to LOVE Chipotle burrito bowls. I love all Mexican food. Pre-surgery, I would


Dcgirl posted a discussion topic 8 months, 3 weeks ago

Let me preface this preachy post by saying I am asking you to do what I am advising, and not what I did. Because what I did was stupid.

I had RNY in December 2013. 4 years and 4 months ago. I was the poster child for WLS that first year. I


Dcgirl posted a discussion topic 1 year ago

It was four years ago that I joined OH, as I searched the interwebs for any and all information that I could find on weight loss surgery. I was 36 years old and 351 lbs. While I didn’t have health problems (YET), I was tired. Tired of waking up an


Dcgirl posted a comment 1 year, 1 month ago
These are great tips! You are doing an awesome job! I am always...

Dcgirl posted a discussion topic 1 year, 2 months ago

So I was at physical therapy today for a hip alignment issue that was causing pain in my lower back. It was my first time seeing this particular gal, and after she used a heating pad and had me do the exercises, she started massaging and kneading my l


Dcgirl posted a discussion topic 1 year, 5 months ago

Hi everyone,

When I had RNY at 5'4", age 36, 351 lbs in December 2013, I was apparently delusional and didn't think I was going to have loose skin (!!!). I got down to 160 lbs (my personal goal; surgeon didn't give me one) and my skin was atro


Dcgirl posted a discussion topic 1 year, 10 months ago

Hi fellow weight loss strugglers,

My boyfriend's son is a little chunky and eats eats eats until the plate is empty.  He often eats past the point of being full, and says, "but it tastes so good!".  I see a lot of me in him, which makes me sad,


Dcgirl posted a discussion topic 2 years ago
I don’t even know where to start.  Tomorrow marks my three year surgiversary and on the one hand, it feels like it’s been 100 years since I was SMO (super morbidly obese) while on the other hand, it seems like yesterday.   I was very active on the board

Dcgirl posted a discussion topic 2 years ago

So I told my BF that I want an Instant Pot for Christmas.  He said he wanted to surprise me with a gift and I shouldn't know what my gift is.  I said, I would rather have a gift that I want and will use.  Well, a large box came from amazon and he said


Dcgirl posted a discussion topic 2 years, 10 months ago

Hi OH people,

Trying this again since the site deleted my original post for showing a nipple (on a plastic surgery board, I know).  The purpose of this post is that recently I have seen some sensationalized tv shows that feature people having p


Dcgirl posted a discussion topic 2 years, 10 months ago

Hi OH folks,

I am 11 months post-op from a lower body lift with mons lift and buttock augmentation and breast lift.  I am 3 months post-op from an arm lift.  Recently, I have seen programs on TV that feature people who have lost hundreds of pou


Dcgirl posted a discussion topic 2 years, 11 months ago

Hello RNY peeps,

I had the immense pleasure of meeting Grim Traveler for breakfast this morning, here in DC.  He was passing through and we met for coffee (me) and bacon (Grim).  Since joining OH in the summer of 2013, when I was starting the p


Dcgirl posted a discussion topic 3 years ago

(Technically it’s tomorrow but I might not be able to post). Don’t all of these posts start off with: I can’t believe it’s been two years since surgery? Yep, they do! While I am not far out enough to be a vet, I am past that honeymoon period (weight is


Dcgirl posted a discussion topic 3 years ago

Hi everyone,

Before my plastics I was OBSESSED with finding before and after pics on the boards to see how my surgery might turn out.  Everyone heals differently, and you will find an array of results depending on the surgeon and the patient.  


Dcgirl posted a discussion topic 3 years, 1 month ago

Hi everyone,

I am one week and one day post-op from an arm lift, and it's been an easy recovery (have been back to walking 4 miles a day since day 2 post-op and really have no pain, just discomfort) but I have been freaking out a little over th

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