mmmesser posted a discussion topic 5 years, 3 months ago
First year down...more life to go...! - So my one year happened...yesterday was my official first year surgiversary!  I have lost 135 lbs since the 2 week pre-op.... I'm happier, healthier, and more confident in myself....

mmmesser posted a discussion topic 5 years, 5 months ago
Ponderings by a Food Addict 8 months post-op - I am almost 10 months post-op and close to goal weight (3 lbs. from my original goal weight and 18 lbs from my new goal weight).  I find that I am eating a bit more (this is planne...

mmmesser posted a discussion topic 5 years, 6 months ago
Last 20 lbs. and Maintenance and Stall - So...I have 20 more lbs. I want to lose (and I think is appropriate).  I have upped from calories from under 800 a day to under 900 a day (trying to slowly enter maintenance).  I a...

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8+ months post-op - Well, I am over 8 months post-op and went back to read some blogs and noticed that I hadn't done one since 3 weeks post-op.  Wow!  So...I'm at 165 lbs (a 115 lb. weight loss since ...

mmmesser posted a discussion topic 5 years, 7 months ago
Anatomy changes and the effects on laughing, cough - Is it just me??!!!  I am 8 months post-op and I notice that I can't do a big, huge belly laugh anymore...I hold my stomach and laugh lighter and quieter...also, I had a head cold a...

mmmesser posted a discussion topic 5 years, 7 months ago
OMG! Multi-vitamin worked against me! - So, I have been taking the same multi-vitamin for over 8 months (the bariatric multi-vitamin by opurity).  I normally take it on an empty stomach (morning) but today I took it abou...

mmmesser posted a discussion topic 5 years, 7 months ago
New Bicycle happiness and Sleep Apnea question - So, I got a new bicycle today and rode it around for a brief time.  I gotta say I wasn't too confident but I was able to successfully maneuver around my neighborhood successfully (...

mmmesser posted a discussion topic 5 years, 7 months ago
Birthday Weekend - I consciously chose to eat a few sweets and do a shot of liquor this weekend for my birthday (I am 8 months post-op and some 100 + lbs. down with about 25 to 30 more lbs to go).  I...

mmmesser posted a discussion topic 5 years, 7 months ago
Stomach Bug, TMI, and questions - SO...I don't know if it's a fluke, if it's a bug, or if it's the SporTea I tried last night but I am not feeling too good.  This morning I started my Chike and got about halfway fu...

mmmesser posted a discussion topic 5 years, 8 months ago
NSV at 7 months post-op - I was at the doctor's office and the nurse switched out the blood pressure cuff from the XLarge size to the regular adult size....I was thinking, 'oh man, why would she do that...s...

mmmesser posted a discussion topic 5 years, 8 months ago
100 lb. + WEIGHTLOSS - My Sleeve surgery was Aug. 5th, 2013.  So, in a few days I will be at 7 months post-op.  My ticker will say I'm just under 100 lbs. lost but it didn't have the most accurate starti...

mmmesser posted a discussion topic 5 years, 8 months ago
Ferritin level - So, anyone else have low Ferretin level 6 months post-op?  I have taken a Bariatric multi-vitamin with Vitamin C and Iron (of course it has Calcium carbonate in it).  I started tak...

mmmesser posted a discussion topic 5 years, 9 months ago
6 Months to the Day - I wasn't going to post but thought I would be amiss to not say something on this auspicious day!  I am a good 90 lbs.+ down and feeling good and proud of myself.  I was lying in a ...

mmmesser posted a discussion topic 5 years, 9 months ago
The Head Hunger Gnome - I don't know what is going on but I am feeling the Head Hunger Gnome gnawing at me...not real hunger either!  Just the 'I want to shove things in my mouth and will be happy about i...

mmmesser posted a discussion topic 5 years, 9 months ago
Steroids for Injury - I had an injury to my shoulder/arm area just about 5 weeks ago.  I have been doing Physical therapy and seeing a doctor weekly and taking some flexeril and a NSAID as needed.  Toda...

mmmesser posted a discussion topic 5 years, 10 months ago
Blood Pressure changes - So since my surgery on August 5th, 2013, I have been doing very well and following my plan consistently and well.  I have recently been noticing that when I get up quickly after be...

mmmesser posted a discussion topic 5 years, 10 months ago
Emotionally charged weekend - SO...this weekend there was a 'blow-up' between me and my dad.  Usually it ends up with my hurt feelings and yelling and then going to eat some chocolate.  Well, since I am over 5 ...

mmmesser posted a discussion topic 5 years, 10 months ago
Under 200!!! - Wow!  I reached 199 lbs. today!  It will be 5 months tomorrow that I had my VSG surgery.  I have lost 81 lbs (given my highest weight just before the 2 week liquid pre-surgery diet...

mmmesser posted a discussion topic 5 years, 10 months ago
First time post-op of slow weight loss - So...I only lost a half pound in a week.  Although I must say that I dropped like 4 the week previous so I anticipated a slow week.  Also, constipation issues are not helping.  I h...

mmmesser posted a discussion topic 5 years, 11 months ago
4 months post-op and Thanksgiving dinner planning - So, I am one week shy of being 4 months post-op and I have been doing great with everything!  Well, so my Thanksgiving holiday is spent with my family at my house where we cook lun...

mmmesser posted a discussion topic 5 years, 11 months ago
Did some Labwork - So I got my fasting lab work back (I had my VSG on Aug. 5, 2013).  Everything is GREAT!  My good cholesterol could stand some work but overall, I am doing AWESOME!  I got it done b...

mmmesser posted a discussion topic 6 years ago
Back to Yoga Basics - I finally started back on my Yoga.  I had to give it up some months ago because of injuries and the like.  Then my surgery and now since I'm about 60 lbs. lighter, I started it bac...

mmmesser posted a discussion topic 6 years, 1 month ago
I finally did it.... - I used my scale to actually weigh out 2 oz. of chicken and a bit of vegetables for dinner.  I typically like to use the 'make sure it's under a 1/2 cup' measuring style but tonight...
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