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4/30/11 2:07 P

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First thing that popped in my mind was tracking food. I have to track what I eat and how much or I don't succeed. I used to hate the thought of tracking, but I've been doing it for 3 years so now it is just a habit. I also eat a lot of protein, it fuels muscle.

I hope you find what works for you and glad to see you are open to suggestions.

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4/29/11 8:46 P

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4/29/11 7:53 P

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4/28/11 2:15 A

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emoticon Glad you're here!

Linda a/k/a "Twiggy"
SW 377 lbs. -1/3/07
CW 202.6 lbs. - 5/22/11
TL 174.4 lbs. - 5/22/11
Inches lost to date: 121" - 5/22/11

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4/28/11 12:38 A

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Welcome and congratulations on your decision to get healthy and loose weight. I am 7+ months out from RNY (gastric bypass) and I am the slow, slow , slow looser in this group. But I have lost even though it is not as fast as some of my other RNYers here. Loosing weight takes work. We need to be honest with ourselves. All the professionals that we see on this bariatric surgery journey are trying to help us succeed in loosing weight and becoming healthy. Ask us questons and we will answer but remember the medical team you choose should be your final and best source of information. If you are not able to work with your current doctors then you may want to seek out a different surgeon.

What has helped me throughout this journey is to weigh and measure my food and to track/log my food and exercise. I will be switching to Realize My Success site to track my food and exercise as it is specifically geared toward my dietary needs as a bariatric patients and has a section for gastric bypass patients. Tonight at my local support group I learned of this new tracking program for bariatric patients. I am registering tonight. The food tracking can be used by patients who have not yet had the bariatric surgery but the exercise tracking can only be used after surgery. It is free and after you have selected a surgeon you can allow your surgeon or dietician to have access to your tracking statistics so that they can verify easily how you are eating or exercising and make recommendations from it. It is called Realizemysuccess.com. It is a site provided by a subsidiary of Johnson and Johnson which makes the surgical equipment used in bariatric surgery. My surgeon is a member of it.

You may want to investigate the website along with others like fitday.com or sparkpeople. Look at them all. But do track your food and exercise and be honest, record every single bite. do not guess weigh or measure your food. There may be some hidden things that are causing the lack of progress. Do not give up as it takes work and perseverence to loose weight as we all know from all our various diet attempts. If you have emotional issues around food seek out a counselor to help you resolve those issues before you have surgery. RNY is a tool but just one of many that we have all used to loose the weight.


If you need motivation to exercise join us on the exercise checkin thread.

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Start Wt: 228 5-21-10
Surgery Wt: 205 9-10-10
Goal Wt: 135

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4/27/11 11:42 P

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Greetings to both of you!
My recommendation: Research everything and ask lots of questions. Make a list of questions for your dietitian, psychologist, & doctor before the appointments. These people are usually busy, but if they see you are well prepared with a list they are more likely to stay and answer all of your questions. Also, remember to double-check "facts" you find on the internet - I almost talked myself out of the surgery with some of my internet research. However, I kept on reading and found more encouraging sites/testimonies and got straight-forward answers from my medical team.

Samantha (Trithone)
Starting weight: 328
Current weight: 287
Goal weight: 165ish
Real goal: normal BMI!

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4/27/11 8:48 P

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Welcome! This is a great place for support both pre & post surgery!

Open RNY

start weight 245
surgery weight 229
home weight 214
goal 140
current wt 04/05/12 121

 current weight: -24.0  under
4/27/11 8:32 P

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Double emoticon to the team! You might try to keep track of what you are eating here (use the Spark my Nutrition). You can also track your exercise time. Then you can print those off and take them to the dietician. I had been using both of these for almost a year and that data is what I used to prove to my insurance company that I had been on a diet/exercise program long enough to qualify for surgery.

My other advice prior to surgery is to cut back or stop drinking caffeine. My surgeon didn't want me to drink caffeine for 6 months after surgery. I had stopped drinking sodas but kept drinking tea until surgery. The worst pain I had after surgery was from caffeine withdrawal - it took me a week to figure out why my headaches were so bad!

Good luck on your journeys!

I believe in taking a positive attitude toward the world. My hope still is to leave the world a little bit better than when I got here.

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4/27/11 7:32 P

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Welcome to the team!

Everyone here is great and so supportive. My doctor consultation is on May 5th and my psychologist and nutritionist appointment is on May 25th.

Any suggestions for us before our appointments?

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4/27/11 7:15 P

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spent 2 weeks looking for gastric bipass support..

Had a horrible meeting with the dietician today..

I havent lost any weight..

Ive made big changes no soda no fried foods cut back huge on bread counting calories and exercising for the first time in my life.

So the dietician was sceptical that id been making changes and I have..im working my butt off..

so i have to meet back with her in 4 weeks..

in the mean time i have a sleep consult and a psycological appointment..my next dietican appointment is may 27th..

Im determined to make those scales move..

I got new ideas from her and other people who have had it..

I need ur support..

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