virvin posted a discussion topic 6 years, 7 months ago
I need help...please - Hi, folks.  It's been a while since I've been here.  I am two years post op and have lost 130 pounds.  My two year checkup was last month.  I'm still having issues with food...m...

virvin posted a discussion topic 6 years, 11 months ago
Could really use some support and advice...please -   Hi, everyone.  It's been a while since I've posted as I've gone through a couple of other surgeries since my RNY.  In August, I had to have a total knee replacement.  Then...

virvin posted a discussion topic 7 years, 6 months ago
Just need some encouragement and a hug or two - I am one week post-op from a total knee replacement (TKR).  I had a scope done in December and the surgeon said that I was missing 85% of the cartilege and nothing left of my menis...

virvin posted a discussion topic 7 years, 8 months ago
Happy Birthday to me!! - Today is the one year birthday of the new me and my new tummy!  I feel fantastic!  This journey is far from over, but I am so happy with where I am now. July 23, 2012 - 203!!! ...

virvin posted a discussion topic 7 years, 9 months ago
Just need some cheering up please. - I am almost a year post-op.  I have gone from 325 down to 205.  I have 5 more pounds to get to my doctor's goal weight for me and 25 to get to mine.  I have definitely plateaued an...

virvin posted a discussion topic 7 years, 10 months ago
Shouldn't I be happy? - So, I am 9 months post-op and my weightloss has come to a screeching halt. I know exactly why...I had Knee surgery in December and have limited mobility. I am dealing with some ...

virvin posted a discussion topic 7 years, 10 months ago
Happy Easter! Question on hormones - So, I am 9 months post-op and my weightloss has come to a screeching halt.  I know exactly why...I had Kneesurgery in December and have limited mobility. I am dealing with some ...

virvin posted a discussion topic 7 years, 12 months ago
Questions - bodily functions, protein, and energy - Hi. I am having a hard time with constipation.  I stopped taking my iron pills and that helped some.  I know I need to keep up with the iron pills, but being constipated has been s...

virvin posted a discussion topic 7 years, 12 months ago
Howdy from Oshkosh! - Hey, all!  I'm here in Wisconsin for work and get to go home tomorrow.  Yay!  So, as the weightloss has slowed, I'm celebrating my non-weight accomplishments.  1.  This is ...

virvin posted a discussion topic 8 years ago
Can someone please give me a swift kick? - Hey, everyone.  To start with, I want to thank everyone for helping me on this journey towards a healthier and happier me.  This site has been an answer to my prayers. I am 7 mo...

virvin posted a discussion topic 8 years, 1 month ago
Looking for feedback on protein please - I am 6.5 months post-op.  I am down quite a bit from my highest weight which was taken 2 weeks prior to my surgery.  The surgery went well and every day is a gift. My problem is...

virvin posted a discussion topic 8 years, 2 months ago
Just a quick vent.... - Who's BRILLIANT idea was it to come up with 3/4 sleeves for blouses??  I mean, was it someone who was going to make a long sleeve shirt that ran out of material and thought...hmm.....

virvin posted a discussion topic 8 years, 2 months ago
Just checking in... - Hey, everyone.  I hope this finds you well and taking care of yourself.  I haven't updated in a while, so since I'm home recovering from knee surgery yesterday, I thought I wou...

virvin posted a discussion topic 8 years, 2 months ago
I'm sooo cold! - Ok, I always used to say that I'm never cold due to my extra "insulation".  Now I'm beginning to think that was true.  I am down almost 100 pounds and now I can't seem to warm up. ...

virvin posted a discussion topic 8 years, 3 months ago
Another non-scale success... - Had to share with everyone... I started this journey in a size 32 jeans and had to struggle to get them on and then prayed I never had to sit in them.  The other day, my mom gav...

virvin posted a discussion topic 8 years, 3 months ago
Oh heaven help me! Chafing! - Hello, everyone.  I hope everyone is doing okay.  I am doing okay except that I have started to experience chafing between my legs.  There is a spot on each inner thigh that is red...

virvin posted a discussion topic 8 years, 3 months ago
4.5 month post-op appointment - I had a follow up appointment with my surgeon yesterday.  His staff is amazing to work with and he has such a wonderful bed-side manner.  Everything appears to be going really g...

virvin posted a discussion topic 8 years, 3 months ago
Question on self image - I am  having a really hard time seeing my weightloss.  Has anyone else had this issue? My scale proves that I have lost weight. My clothes show that I have lost weight. Being ...

virvin posted a discussion topic 8 years, 4 months ago
Checking in after London trip... - I am four months post-op and had my first real vacation in years.  I went with a friend to London.  I was afraid of a lot of things, but mainly having to go to the bathroom on the ...

virvin posted a discussion topic 8 years, 4 months ago
Just want to share... - I am down 71 pounds now!!!  Yay!!!  I am also wearing a size 18 pair of jeans (and I can button, zip them, breathe in them, and move in them!).  I started in a size 32. I am...

virvin posted a discussion topic 8 years, 4 months ago
Just checking in... - Hey!  I hope everyone is doing well.  I just wanted to check in as I'm finally having a good day emotionally.  Let's see where I am so far: 1.  Today I did my mile walk ing 15 m...

virvin posted a discussion topic 8 years, 5 months ago
Anyone else dealing with this? - Hey, everyone.  I am now 3 months post-op.  I am down to 251 from 310....almost 60 pounds.  I should be proud of myself and very happy.  I thought the more I lost weight, the happi...

virvin posted a discussion topic 8 years, 5 months ago
Good morning! - Good morning, everyone.  I haven't checked in for a while, so I figured that I have a few minutes...let's do this.  I am still losing weight (although I still can't see any differe...

virvin posted a discussion topic 8 years, 6 months ago
Doing the happy dance! - I just had to share with everyone... I start traveling again next week.  I travel for work and go all over the country.  I will be 8 weeks post-op when I head out.  It has been ...

virvin posted a discussion topic 8 years, 6 months ago
A thank you...to all of you... - I had such a rough week last week.  I wasn't able to eat or drink for almost 8 days.  I went to my GP and she asked me to go talk to my surgeon's office.  So, relunctantly I did.  ...
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