pr31 posted a discussion topic 1 month ago

I've been having severe pain below my left shoulder blade. Pretty sure it's tension/muscle strain, but it hasn't gotten any better in a week. I've tried heat, cold and Tylenol. It's bad enough that I haven't slept the last 3 nights so I'm going to U


pr31 posted a discussion topic 10 months ago

We live in a somewhat rural area and from time to time see a stray cat or so around our property. I've never given it too much thought because it's always been part of country life and I figure they help keep mice from coming inside. I like cats a


pr31 posted a discussion topic 1 year, 3 months ago

I haven't been sleeping much this week. Can't attribute it to anything specific - it happens from time to time. If I go more than 3 or 4 nights without a restful night's sleep I consider taking something to help. I've actually been sleeping much bet


pr31 posted a discussion topic 1 year, 5 months ago

Today was my 12-mo follow-up visit with the surgeon and he was very pleased. He said he can tell I've been doing what I'm supposed to because of the results and that unfortunately not everyone does. It's hard for me to believe that someone would go t


pr31 posted a discussion topic 1 year, 6 months ago

I've missed checking in but for good reason. We were away for 2+ weeks on a fabulous Florida vacation. Then since I've been back to work it's been nuts - you know how that goes. Anyhow...for the victories - I gained 5 pounds in 2 1/2 weeks. I consi


pr31 posted a discussion topic 1 year, 6 months ago

Actually, next Friday is my surgiversary but I don't think I'll have wifi access so I'm posting a week early. It's been an awesome year, thanks in large part to all the support from the OH members. Prior to surgery I had a 6-mo. required nutrition/ed


pr31 posted a discussion topic 1 year, 7 months ago

I've never experienced reflux before so I'm not sure if that's what this is. Several times in the last few weeks I've awoken in the middle of the night feeling "hunger"/nausea and mild pain in the center of my chest. Does this sound like reflux? If so,


pr31 posted a discussion topic 1 year, 9 months ago

I had a routine colonoscopy on Friday. No problems, it was just time. I was totally surprised when the doc talked with me afterwards and explained that he removed 2 lesions that he was sending for biopsies. He tried to reassure me that chances were


pr31 posted a discussion topic 1 year, 9 months ago

9 months ago today I was on the way to the hospital for WLS. I was scared but determined. It was a very good decision. I'm now less than 20 lbs. from my ultimate goal. Less than half the woman I was at my first Oreop class. Gone from a size 20-22 to an


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pr31 posted a discussion topic 1 year, 10 months ago

First let me say that DH has always been totally supportive.  Yesterday morning as I was getting ready, DH came up behind me and gave me a hug and said "You don't think you're loosing too much do you?"  He said when he cuddles against me he feels my hi


pr31 posted a discussion topic 1 year, 11 months ago

Yesterday was a gloomy day and with the day off I thought it would be a perfect day to go through my closet again.  I drug the tubs of "too small" clothes from the attic and decided to go through everything.  There were a pair of size 8 couduroys that


pr31 posted a discussion topic 1 year, 11 months ago

I'm getting very concerned about my DH.  I love him dearly and would not want to hurt him in any way but am concerned about his recent weight gain.  He's been slightly overweight for sometime, but nothing significant.  I have no idea what he weighs, bu


pr31 posted a discussion topic 1 year, 12 months ago

Whoo hooo - only you folks  here at OH can understand my excitement about being overweight.  As of this morning, my BMI puts me in the overweight category.  From SMO to MO to obese and finally I'm overweight.  Maybe I'll make it to normal before the en


pr31 posted a discussion topic 2 years ago

Just got back from my 6 mo. post-op check up and doc is very pleased with my progress.  Great NSV - the person who took me back to the room said she didn't think I was for her (because of my size).  I'm only 5 lbs. away from just being overweight.  Who


pr31 posted a discussion topic 2 years ago

If you count by weeks, today I am officially 6 mo -op. Gone are 70 lbs. (121 lbs since my orientation class in Oct. last year) and 37.5 inches (unfortunately didn't take any measurements until surgery day). Here are some of the things I can do now that


pr31 posted a discussion topic 2 years ago

I've been considering discussing with my surgeon the possibility of switching over some/all of my vitamins to the patch.  I have very sensitive skin and deal with chronic psoriasis which is currently pretty well under control.  Anyone have input as to


pr31 posted a discussion topic 2 years, 1 month ago

Haven't done any real clothes shopping since starting this journey - I've been able to shop my closet. I'm still at least 40 lbs from goal, but I had some Kohl's  cash to use after DH bought a coat last week. I bought 2 Medium pullover sweaters and a p


pr31 posted a discussion topic 2 years, 1 month ago

Here's some words of encouragement for those that need it.  Nearly every day provides some NSVs - here are some of the latest.

Last night DH and I went on a 3 mile walk.  We used to do this walk 3-4 times a week before I gained weight back this


pr31 posted a discussion topic 2 years, 2 months ago

I weigh every morning before my shower, but my official weigh-in day is Friday.  I was so happy the last couple of days because it was reading 189.  Wouldn't you know it - today it was back up to 190.  Still an "official" 2 pound lost from last week.  


pr31 posted a discussion topic 2 years, 2 months ago

DH and I attempted our first "real" bike ride on a local rail trail- the first time since I gained weight back the last time.  The trail is about 10 miles one way. We started with the idea to make it half way. Made it the whole way for a total of 19.8


pr31 posted a discussion topic 2 years, 2 months ago

So since I started this Journey last October I've lost nearly 100 lbs.  1/2 of it very gradually over the approx. 7 months pre-op classes testing, etc. Gone from a size 22-24 to a 16-18.  Hardly anyone in the workplace has said anything about the weigh


pr31 posted a discussion topic 2 years, 2 months ago

So last year I had one old coat that I could wear.  I refused to buy anything else in a size 3x. I have a lot of coats/jackets, but most of them have been too small for quite a while.  The other day when it was cooler I was looking in the closet and th


pr31 posted a discussion topic 2 years, 2 months ago

We're back from our long awaited camping trip.  Had an awesome time - able to do so much more than last year at this time. Great weather and lots of wildlife.  I still have a long way to go on my journey, but was able to do some hiking and biking this


pr31 posted a discussion topic 2 years, 3 months ago

Guess who's made it to onederland.  This girl.  As of this morning - 198.  This was my first goal - to make it to onederland before we leave for our camping trip this weekend.

Speaking of our camping trip, brings us to my NSV.  We're taking our

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