jbranch65 wrote Goal Reached!! 7 months, 2 weeks ago

So, this past weekend I reached my goal! It was so amazing to see that in 7 months I crushed my goal. 

I have set a second goal I guess I didn't realize how rapidly I would lose weight! So, ...

jbranch65 uploaded a new photo 7 months, 2 weeks ago

jbranch65 wrote 6 month mark 8 months, 1 week ago

First thing first, be this time went by much faster than I thought. I am 5lbs away from my first goal. I am so proud of myself for making this decision to have surgery and remaining true to myself....

jbranch65 uploaded a new photo 8 months, 2 weeks ago

jbranch65 wrote Ugh... 9 months ago

I wrote a really long and drawn out post about my first shopping experience and accidentally it close instead of post. So, because I don't want to write it again at this time.


I hav...

jbranch65 wrote 3 months out 11 months, 1 week ago

So, I'm three months out and I am feeling great. I haven't had any major issues and I am quickly learning my new stomach.

I have lost over 50lbs and I am only 22lbs away from my first weight...

jbranch65 uploaded a new photo 11 months, 3 weeks ago

jbranch65 uploaded a new photo 11 months, 3 weeks ago

jbranch65 posted a discussion topic 1 year ago

So, I'm about 2 1/2 months post op and I am still struggling to get my mind off 50g of protien. Protien shakes make me nauseous and I can only eat so much in a day. Some days I don't even want to eat but I make myself.

Does any have any altern

jbranch65 wrote Been awhile.. 1 year ago

So, it's been awhile since I written anything. I'm going to say a few critical things I've learned in that time of silence. 

  1. Dry skin sucks! I thought I had fleas I was so itchy that I...

jbranch65 wrote One month?! Boy does time fly... 1 year, 1 month ago

Good Evening everyone! I'm feeling great today was my one month follow up I can't believe it's been a month!  Thanks month has gone by without a hitch! I am now down 25.5lbs, can't believe it but h...

jbranch65 wrote Year Older 1 year, 1 month ago

So, my birthday was a couple of days ago. Needless to say it was a traditional birthday with all the sweet goodies. It was hard for me, but I kept myself busy and managed to not miss the tradition....

jbranch65 posted a discussion topic 1 year, 1 month ago

I am three weeks post-op. All is going well with my diet and weigh loss, but my surgical lap sites itch like crazy! I'm going mad over here trying not to scratch them. Yes, and I know all this itching means healing but what can I do to lessen my itchy

jbranch65 wrote 1 Week Post Op Appointment 1 year, 2 months ago

Had my post op appointment today. I have officially lost a grand total of 14.5lbs since I last weigh in with the office 3 weeks ago. 

I am feeling great! This week I have increased my step c...

jbranch65 wrote 1 Week 1 year, 2 months ago

I'm officially one week post op today and I feel great! I've lost 10lbs since my pre op weigh in. My one week appointment with the surgeon is in Monday. I heard from my nurse a couple days ago and ...

jbranch65 posted a discussion topic 1 year, 2 months ago

Hello I have been out of the hospital for two days and am four days post op. I feel pretty good except that occasional feeling of air getting trapped in my esphogus while sipping on my fluids. Is that normal?

jbranch65 wrote Going Home 1 year, 2 months ago

Today I get to go home. I've been in the hospital for two days. Yesterday, I could have gone home but my Upper GI happened late in the day. So u started my Phase 1 diet last night. 

I still ...

jbranch65 uploaded a new photo 1 year, 2 months ago

jbranch65 uploaded a new photo 1 year, 2 months ago

jbranch65 wrote Tomorrow is the day!! 1 year, 2 months ago

I have been on a liquid ...

jbranch65 posted a discussion topic 1 year, 2 months ago

The struggle was real today. I had a hard time mentally accepting that liquid was all I was allowed today. I made it through, but man is this hard.

Day 2 I'm hoping is not as challenging because I will be occupied with work. I guess I will find

jbranch65 uploaded a new photo 1 year, 2 months ago

jbranch65 wrote One Week to go... 1 year, 2 months ago

I officially start my liquid diet tomorrow which means my surgery is only five days away!!

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