Heavens2Betsy posted a discussion topic 7 years, 6 months ago

Hi All,  I've been super busy lately and haven't been around much.  We gave up our bigger house (via a short sale) and moved into a smal

Heavens2Betsy posted a comment 7 years, 9 months ago
I wonder about how much of the effect seen is due to the lower body...

Heavens2Betsy wrote What I'm Focusing On 7 years, 9 months ago

I just want to remember this comment I posted...

Most importantly, for me, it's all about honesty.  I struggle with being 100% honest and accurate with every bite that goes in my mouth every...

Heavens2Betsy posted a discussion topic 7 years, 9 months ago

and sometimes you swallow the pit!  ACK!  I just swallowed a cherry pit on accident.  I doubt it's anything to really worry about, but I'm a little worried anyway.  It's gonna be just fine, right?   It's not going to get stuck or rip up anything, is it

Heavens2Betsy posted a comment 7 years, 10 months ago
I'm looking forward to taking my daughter swimming!

droppinglbsyqt wrote 7 years, 10 months ago
I love all your posts! It's official i'm hooked on them! :) I love the sense of humor and honesty! :) Congrats on your accomplishments!

Heavens2Betsy posted a discussion topic 7 years, 10 months ago

  I did it!  I finally got under 300 pounds!  I woke up this AM, hopped on the scale, and it said 298.4.  I didn't believe it, so like a jumping

Heavens2Betsy posted a discussion topic 7 years, 10 months ago

So, my B12 is too high at:  1372 (a few years ago it was at 269)  I guess that's what higher protein & B12 supplements will do for ya!  Time to cut back a bit.  Of course, I just bought 1,000 unit B12 a few days ago.  Maybe it's going to be every other

Heavens2Betsy posted a discussion topic 7 years, 11 months ago

My SIL is probably at least 600 lbs.  She cannot walk more than about 5 steps at a time.  She somehow makes it to the bathroom and gets out of bed and to her couch.  She is quite mentally ill (and has been most of her life) and lives in a studio apartm

Heavens2Betsy posted a discussion topic 7 years, 11 months ago

To all the moms here who celebrate Mother's Day - have a good one!

What are y'all up to today?

I'm enjoying the SUNSHINE!  It's been 10 days since we've seen any.  My daughter made me a sweet homemade card and fixed me breakfast.  Hubby

Heavens2Betsy wrote Suck it Up Buttercup 7 years, 11 months ago

I've been pushing myself to drink more water and I'm at 64 oz. today.  I've been stalled for this entire month and it's been bugging me more and more each day.  I'm also being very careful with my ...

Heavens2Betsy posted a discussion topic 7 years, 11 months ago

So, for many years before I had WLS, I've believed that the need to drink 64 oz. of water a day is a myth or an 'urban legend' and I have always gauged my hydration needs by my actual thirst and the color of my urine being pale yellow, as described her

Heavens2Betsy posted a comment 8 years ago
Premier Protein is one of the few that i've been able to tolerate...

Heavens2Betsy wrote Stall is Over - I think 8 years ago

YEA!  I'm losing again!  2 days in a row, I've lost a pound a day.  I was trying not to panic over being stalled.  I was kinda hoping I'd suddenly drop like 5 pounds, but at least things are headed...

Heavens2Betsy posted a discussion topic 8 years ago

I've had a recurring UTI - this is the 3rd time since surgery that it's happened.  There is blood in my urine yet again, and the doctor suspects that I might have a small kidney stone that is surrounded by infection, and the infection is subdued with t

Heavens2Betsy wrote UTI is Back AGAIN! 8 years ago

Last night it started with having to get to the bathroom quickly.  Then this morning I wake up early and that sense of urgency is definitely back - UGH!  I call the Dr. first thing this morning and...

Heavens2Betsy posted a discussion topic 8 years ago

I was out running errands today and it was dinner time and everybody was hungry.  I knew Chick-fil-A had grilled chicken nuggets (skipped the sauce), but I didn't know they had a "superfood side salad".  OMG it was so good.  I felt a tiny bit worried a

Heavens2Betsy wrote Stalling... 8 years ago

Yup, I'm in a stall - 5 weeks out and it's stopped.  Still at 319, not eating any carbs, still drinking my water and getting in my protein.  This week I'm back to the gym and water aerobics class. ...

Heavens2Betsy wrote Gettin' the Water In 8 years ago

I discovered a way to get more water in me!   I got an unsweet tea from McDonald's today (plus a grilled chicken snack wrap that I pulled off probably 1/2 the tortilla), and later I noticed that th...

Heavens2Betsy posted a discussion topic 8 years ago

I'm still a little unsure about what is considered dense protein.  Is that like a steak, pork chop, chicken breast, fish fillet?  Does it not include ground meat like meatloaf, meatballs, sausage, canned tuna?  Is it the wholeness of it that makes it b

Heavens2Betsy wrote No Jelly Beans - Ever! 8 years ago

OK, so I had to test it out, didn't I?  I figured out what dumping feels like and.... OUCH!  I had 6 jelly beans.  I thought I was gonna die.  It was like the worst gas pains ever.  I could rest my...

Heavens2Betsy posted a comment 8 years ago
She really stresses using real food and says to try and not rely on...

Heavens2Betsy wrote Protein Oatmeal 8 years ago

What a treat!  After practically zero carbs for 3 weeks, my dietician recommends that I add 1-2 servings of carbs a day.  She gave me some recipes, so I made the protein oatmeal for breakfast and i...

Heavens2Betsy posted a discussion topic 8 years, 1 month ago

   I'm only 2 weeks post op, but I'm wondering.... how long did it take you to get your energy back?  I feel like a new puppy!  I can do a little bit and then wham!  I'm tired and a limp noodle.  I know it'll take time to get used to eating like 600-80

Heavens2Betsy wrote UTI, Really? 8 years, 1 month ago

Ugh!  So, now I have a UTI, have to call the dr. in the morning.  I'm not happy, but I guess not terribly surprised seing how things have been going this past week.

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