Kara D. posted a discussion topic 1 month, 4 weeks ago

I know its a delicate topic, but I'm curious how others handle this problem. I actually have always had difficult bowl movements, even as a baby according to my mom. I only go a couple times a week I think, maybe even less often than that sometimes. I


Kara D. posted a discussion topic 2 months ago

I started working at Planet Fitness at the end of July, since that time I've lost 10 pounds! It's helped me because I've added another workout to my week. Or at least 3 out of 4 weeks a month. Doesn't sound like a lot, but it has helped. I've lost 5-6


Kara D. posted a discussion topic 6 months, 2 weeks ago

I’ve started to feel more in control of my diet and choices lately. I still need lots of advice and reminders of the basics, but I’m getting there.

I started a new anti-depressant in February, it’s taken a while to get back to feeling be


Kara D. posted a discussion topic 6 months, 3 weeks ago

I'm was 3 years post-op April 2nd. My total loss is 102 pounds. I 've gained back about 26 of it in the last 6 months. I've held steady at 226 for a while now and I know that is good, but I still feel like I'm failing myself right now. I'm struggling w


Kara D. posted a discussion topic 1 year, 10 months ago

I'm almost 21 months post-op and I've lost 98 pounds. The last 6 or 7 weeks I've lost my motivation to exercise and follow my daily routine of healthy eating. I find myself eating too many carbs, drinking pop and not getting my protein. I have problems


Kara D. posted a discussion topic 2 years, 3 months ago

Yesterday I participated in a 2 mile walk for our local homecoming. I walked it last year at 4 months post op. I finished in 39 minutes and it was pushing my limit of endurance. This year I walked it in 32 minutes and was ready to walk more, I usually


Kara D. posted a discussion topic 2 years, 5 months ago

I've lost 85 pounds since 1/2015, I'm very proud of that, I feel better and move easier and look so much better. I have lost 2 pounds since 4/16 bringing me to my total of 85. I'm walking 4 miles a day without any problem, I feel great, I'm watching wh


Kara D. posted a discussion topic 2 years, 7 months ago

I hit a wall in the winter with a med change and the winter blahs, now I am back exercising and my meds are back in order,  but I'm not losing weight like I had been before December. Any suggestions to restart the weight loss again? I'm 13 months post


Kara D. posted a discussion topic 2 years, 7 months ago

April 2nd was my 1 year anniversary from my VSG at Cleveland Clinic with Dr. Schauer. I lost a total of 82 pounds. I hoped to lose more, but I had a bit of a set back in November that lasted longer than I wanted. Instead of losing 5 to 6 pounds a month


Kara D. posted a discussion topic 2 years, 11 months ago

I'm 9 months out from surgery and I am feeling complacent. It could be a side effect of my winter depression but I have no motivation to get back to the gym. I know how important that is, I just don't have the motivation to go. Words of encouragement a


Kara D. posted a discussion topic 2 years, 11 months ago

I'm 9 months out from surgery and I am feeling complacent. It could be a side effect of my winter depression but I have no motivation to get back to the gym. I know how important that is, I just don't have the motivation to go. Words of encouragement a


Kara D. posted a discussion topic 3 years, 3 months ago

I'm abut 5.5 months post op. I've lost about 60 pounds in the last year. I feel so much better and I've dropped 5 dress sizes and I look so much better. I'm not done, I need to lose about 75 pounds to meet my goal of 160. I'm having trouble keeping on


Kara D. posted a discussion topic 3 years, 3 months ago

The 2nd  will be 5 months post op and my weight loss is ver slow. I am staying around 1000 to 1100 calories like the clinic recommended and exercising 30 to 40 minutes 5 or 6 days a week. I'm drinking 8 to 10 glasses of water


Kara D. posted a discussion topic 3 years, 6 months ago

I don't know if I'm on track or not. Since my pre-op op diet March 20th, I've lost 36 pounds. That's 12 pounds a month, is that a little low? When I look at it as a whole, 36 pounds in 3 months is great. I guess I expected greater loss in the beginning


Kara D. posted a discussion topic 3 years, 6 months ago

I use the gnc whey protein, but I think I'd like to try something else, either a step up from the basic or something sugar free? What do you recommend?


Kara D. posted a discussion topic 3 years, 7 months ago

I've had problems with constipation all my life. Stool softeners help, but they don't make me go, just ease to event. Prune juice as an infant only helped so much, hot liquids aren't much relief and milk of m. works ok, but still not that quick. Any ot


Kara D. posted a discussion topic 3 years, 7 months ago

I learned yesterday and today I am not as young and invincible as I thought. My VSG was April 2, 2015, I am barely 2 and a half weeks post-op. I have tried to do too much thinking I felt great. I had convinced myself the surgery was not a big deal, it


Kara D. posted a discussion topic 3 years, 7 months ago

Thank you for the comments.  After spending g quality time with my tummy and rumbling bowels I can tell it's not hunger I'm feeling. It must be the stomach juices working. Does the rumble and noise go away? I think when I get to more solid foods the "h


Kara D. posted a discussion topic 3 years, 8 months ago

I am 2 weeks post-op from my sleeve. When I ate breakfast this morning, I had a scrambled egg with ham and cheese. I ate slowly, chewed thoroughly and didn't drink anything until 40 minutes after I finished eating. After I started drinking, my bowels a


Kara D. posted a comment 3 years, 8 months ago
Congratulations! That is a wonderful update to see!

Kara D. posted a discussion topic 3 years, 8 months ago

I am 6 days post-op and I'm not sure what I should be feeling when I eat, or drink as the case is right now. Is the weird feeling below my sternum from my stomach? It's not really a pain as much as an annoyance during and after eating. 


Kara D. posted a discussion topic 3 years, 8 months ago

I am on my way to Cleveland Clinic for my day of pre-op paperwork, surgeon meeting and bloodwork. It looks to be a busy day. I will know later today what time I report for surgery tomorrow. I am feeling really good this morning. I figure the nerves wil


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Kara D. posted a discussion topic 3 years, 8 months ago

How do others deal with the pre-op diet? I'm not hungry, the protein keeps me full feeling. I guess it's the chewing of solid food I miss. My husband feels guilty for eating in front of me, but that doesn't bother me, I know he has to eat and I don't w


Kara D. posted a discussion topic 3 years, 8 months ago

I finally have a date and I am very excited. I will start the pre-op diet tomorrow. I have been mentally preparing for a while now and I am ready for tomorrow. I am glad I don't have time to worry and over thing prior to my pre-op diet. The sleeve is m

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03/02/2015
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Nov 29, 2014
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302lbs
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