NorthernStar posted a discussion topic 3 years ago

 

Well, June 25 is rolling around again. My four year "surgiversary"

Its been 4 years of ups and downs but I've never regretted my decision. Haven't even come close. 130+ pounds down and maintaining for nearly four years. I used to be a


NorthernStar posted a discussion topic 3 years, 1 month ago

I came across a great article today by John Berardi. It's an interesting look at the Biggest Loser study and metabolic adaptation. If you're looking for a science-y read about losing weight, check this out.

He also mentions WLS and how WLS pati


NorthernStar posted a discussion topic 3 years, 2 months ago

Over the past 6 months or so, I've been experiencing bloat a lot. Mostly after I eat. I haven't changed what/how much I've been eating. I'm not experiencing any other symptoms really, just the bloat and it's really annoying. Last night after dinner (ho


NorthernStar posted a discussion topic 3 years, 5 months ago

A group I volunteer with is going to donate blood on Thursday. I donated prior to surgery (in June 2012) but I haven't yet post-op. I was never told not to by my centre, and I checked with my GP once who did not think it would be a problem. I have done


NorthernStar posted a discussion topic 3 years, 11 months ago

Have you tried the GNC shakes? Do you like them, or not so much?

Premier shakes were the only ones I could choke down post-op (the smell of most whey protein shakes makes me sick). As soon as I could get in protein from food sources, I stopped


NorthernStar posted a discussion topic 4 years, 2 months ago

Let me preface by saying old habits die hard. At 3 years out, I am about 10 lbs up from lowest weight. I'm terrified of that scale going higher so I need to get this under control. I do well with my main meals and I think I have a lot of my emotional e


NorthernStar posted a discussion topic 5 years ago
2 Year Surgeversary - Two years ago today I was very scared, but heading to the St Joseph's hospital in Toronto for my surgery in the afternoon. Two years later, I am still here! I have lost 133 lbs si...

NorthernStar posted a discussion topic 5 years, 2 months ago
Can we donate blood? - Has anyone been advised whether we can or can't donate blood? I'm almost 2 years post-op and I would like to start donating again. It's something I did before surgery. I have an a...

NorthernStar posted a discussion topic 5 years, 4 months ago
Completely off topic - CPP Disability - This is completely off topic but I thought maybe a good place to try since it's all Canadians here. Does anyone know anything about CPP Disability and applying for it? I am trying ...

NorthernStar posted a discussion topic 5 years, 5 months ago
Anyone else do spinning classes? - I tried a spin class and my behind is KILLING me. I am having difficulty sitting down then standing up. It's awful! I liked the class but I can't go back if this is gonna happen. ...

NorthernStar posted a discussion topic 5 years, 7 months ago
Can we talk about Spanx/shapewear? - Ladies, do you wear Spanx or other shapewear? Where do you get it? What works for you? I am having an issue wearing fitted shirts because my tummy is so "soft." I can't comp...

NorthernStar posted a discussion topic 5 years, 8 months ago
How bad would it be to take Advil/Aspirin? - I know we are not supposed to take NSAID drugs but here is my predicament. I rarely need an OTC painkiller and take Tylenol as needed, Tylenol 1s with codeine if I have a bad heada...

NorthernStar posted a discussion topic 5 years, 11 months ago
Getting to goal - What are you best tips for getting to goal? I have been bouncing up and down the same 3-4 lbs for 2 1/2 months. I really just want to get down to my goal. My original goal w...

NorthernStar posted a discussion topic 6 years ago
One year out! - Yesterday marked exactly one year since my RNY surgery at St Joe's Toronto. 365 days later and I LOVE MY RNY! I have lost 133 lbs in that time. My weight loss has slowed, an...

NorthernStar posted a discussion topic 6 years, 2 months ago
Question for the runners - So I just ran my first 5k and am pumped to try a 10k. What is the best way to go from 5k training to 10k? I am going to run another 5k, likely in July, and hope to decrease my t...

NorthernStar posted a discussion topic 6 years, 2 months ago
My huge NSV - 5K! - This morning I ran my first 5K in 37 minutes and 19 seconds! I started training about 8 weeks ago and have been totally bitten by the running bug. I feel free when I am out poun...

NorthernStar posted a discussion topic 6 years, 2 months ago
RidingFan (Karol) is on the bench! - Just heard that RidingFan (Karol) is on the bench, she is out of surgery and resting. Sounds like everything went well, she is just sleeping now. Sending good thoughts for a...

NorthernStar posted a discussion topic 6 years, 5 months ago
What do you order at The Keg? - I don't go out much to eat these days! We had a gift card for The Keg and thought we would go tomorrow night for dinner. What do you order there? I took a look at the menu a...

NorthernStar posted a discussion topic 6 years, 5 months ago
Valentine's NSV - Many years ago I bought some very unforgiving lingerie for Valentines that I squeezed into for that 1 day and it never fit again. It was the first Valentines with my now-husband...

NorthernStar posted a discussion topic 6 years, 5 months ago
Vent - stupid thing my husband said - A few months ago, my husband and I decided we would do a 5k race together in the sping and start training for it when the weather was nicer. Last night I brought it up again bec...

NorthernStar posted a discussion topic 6 years, 6 months ago
Frozen meals? - Does anyone do frozen lunches/meals? I have been faithfully bringing my Greek yogurt every day for lunch and am a bit tired of eating cold food every day (especially now that it...

NorthernStar posted a discussion topic 6 years, 6 months ago
My Progress Pics - 110 lbs down! - I have been meaning to post progress pics for a while, here are my pics from today. I weigh in at 200 lbs, 114 lbs down from my heighest weight which is in the picture on the le...
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London, XX
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RNY
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06/25/2012
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Jun 15, 2011
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