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6/6/13 10:03 A

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It's a beautiful June morning! emoticon

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How are you all doing today????

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thank you for the support and advice, my surgery is June 27th, and you all were right, nothing to worry about,
doc was pleased with the changes I've made, signed consent forms for the surgery, agreed to pre op and post op procedures etc.

Glad to have found this group and the surgeons office has a support group that I will attend as well.

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Hallo Kendra!
Thank you for sharing your exciting new journey with us! You hang in there, if my liver can shrink enough, everybodies can. (I had a huge fatty liver) Just stick to your program, and avoid refined carbs or to much good carbs and all fat the last couple of days before surgery. And keep portions small. Stick to your prescribed diet, even if it sucks. Everything will be fine.
Hang in there, you can do it!



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Kendra when is your surgery? I do not think I have you on the surgery calendar!
If you are struggling go to a local support group at least once a month. It really does help! Also I wish I had started with a food addiction counselor before surgery instead of now! He is helping me but I just think how much more I would have accomplished if I had started seeing him before the surgery! It took me more than 2 years to find a counselor with whom I could work on my issues. I have a long way to go but I am seeing progress.

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You can do it!!!!! You will succeed!!!

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It's a strugle to change things,

But after awhile, Not so much.... You'll notice it will get easier and easier in all aspects. Personally I was never much of Starbucks fan (Don't get me wrong I might have stopped once or twice now and then) but never on a constant bases.

As far as the last visit before surgery, It's pretty simple, weigh in, get some blood work, and your last chance for any questions or bring up any concers. Usually pretty simple stuff.

Because of my Insurance Issues I had to go through 6 months of stuff before they would approve it. So by the time we got to the surgery I was all set to go, no questions other than "How quick can I get back to work?"

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today is my last appointment with my surgeon before my surgery, I am nervous, I just want things to go well and nothing to interfere with my surgery date.

I have quit drinking all soda, no more Starbucks, no more fast food, haven't been to a restaurant, have gone to the grocery store with a list and have only ventured into the areas I need to go like produce, dairy, meats.

I have worked out in the yard, done more around the house, I am working really hard to get into the right mindset as well as get rid of my bad habits with food and drinks.

It's a daily struggle but I am determined to do this and succeed!

I enjoy reading all your posts, I usually just read and don't post but today wanted to share.

Hope everyone enjoys the rest of the day.

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5/31/13 3:41 P

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Carol, What are you going to do to celebrate one hundred pounds? It is just a couple of pounds away!

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5/31/13 11:50 A

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Wow, PATTY, I didn't notice how well CAROL is actually doing!
emoticon CAROL! Only 11kg to go then you will be at goal!
Would love to hear your secrets CAROL! I'll bet you it has something to do with your determination to get all that protein in! I am so happy for you that it is working.

My secret to success is to follow the 'RULES OF THE POUCH' that I got online to the best of my ability. To ignore head hunger, to feed stomach hunger with healthy things, and to pray and read the Word for heart hunger.

For now, it is early days, hope my secret to success succeeds!

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5/31/13 8:59 A

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I'm glad you made it thru the storm Carol! LOVE your new kitty pic!

I can see by your ticker that you are doing emoticon weight-loss wise.

What are some of your success strategies?


Sparkfriends: What are some of YOUR success strategies???

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Currently battling 19 lb weight gain due to grief & stress of losing my dad in Nov 2013.

"So much has changed yet who I am finding is my old self again." DSCROW's blog 8/1/13


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5/31/13 1:58 A

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Glad to see you are ok Carol!

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Poor you Carol, must have been scary!
Really happy that you are ok!




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5/30/13 11:23 P

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Glad you and yours are al ok!

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Well, it has been nice out today and up to 88. Quite a difference than yesterday with the Tornados here. Trees down all over the place around here. Hubby and I live on the 5th floor of our apartment building-which is the top floor and you could really hear the winds going. Rain was so bad you just could not get out in it.

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What fun! You were gracious to the poor MIL, who just seriously put her foot in it. Gotta feel for the poor lady.
Glad you had fun, Vic! Sometimes friends are closer than family.



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5/27/13 8:00 P

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Glad you were so successful at your bbq. Sounds like everyone including you had a good time.

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5/27/13 7:56 P

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I didn't take anything with BBQ sauce (I wasn't feeling that gutsy yet LOL!) But I did take a small hamburger patty and a bit of salad and it seemed to go ok for me. They were also doing these burgers that must have weighed a pound each, My friends husband who was working the grill jokingly asked if I wanted one. I looked at him and said "That would last me at least a week dude!" He laughed and said "Yeah, and my wife would have my butt too." from the kitchen you heard my friends voice shout "YOU GOT THAT RIGHT!" LOL!

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I can't do BBQ sauce yet-but, there are recipes out there for low sugar/no sugar versions which I hear are great tasting.

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How is everyone doing?

Went to my Best Friends place for a BBQ party and had a good time. I had a very small plate (My Best Friend of course was very understanding) but her Mother-In-Law... Not so much, She started giving me the riot act. When this started I even heard my Friend's Husband say "Mom, Chill..." and that was about all he was able to say before my Friend started on her. I went over and grabbed my friend and said "Hon, let's go have a beer shall we?" she just looked at me and said "I read up on your surgery Vic, No Beer for You!" I smiled and said "Ok you have a beer and it will finally give me the opportunity to take advantage of you in our 30+ year relationship." and we walked into the back yard for her to cool off... Her husband went to tend to his Mom and she said to him "You going to let him talk to your wife that way?" He laughed and said "Mom they have known each other since High School, if nothing has happened between them by now, I don't think anything will happen. Besides when I go out of town for work he is the only guy I trust to come around to check on her and the kids. He's fine!" Of course while we were trying to cool each side down my friends husband explained to his Mom why I took such a small plate. After it was explained she came around back and apologized to me for what she did explaining that she was "Old world Italian." I smiled and said "No Problem, I can handle it, My family is Swedish & German meal time is big on both sides too.." then I lifted my shirt and said "Besides does it look like I'm going to starve any time soon?"

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5/26/13 11:35 A

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Be careful and watch the sugar content in the BBQ sauce.

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5/26/13 10:38 A

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Good Morning All;

I'm not sure if I'm ready to try BBQ just yet... But I'm going to do something that is certain

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Happy Memorial Weekend to everyone!!!! Rainy here. emoticon

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5/25/13 7:01 P

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Went to water aerobics this morning. Then was off to my accupuncture and cupping appointment. So my body feels relaxed. Now if I could just stop this cough! How is everyone doing who has spring hay fever? This has been a bad Spring for me! I can hardly go outside!

I hope all of you are having a great weekend! Happy Memorial Day to all of you who are in the US. Be careful at BBQ's this weekend!

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5/24/13 2:39 P

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Update. that bridge handled 70,000 cars each day. When the oversize semi with trailer hit the arched bridge support gerders (steel beams) over the bridge and brought that section of the bridge down. The semi made it over the bridge and kept on going until someone flagged him over to shoulder.. Only two vehicles & the semi's trailer were on the bridge when it collapsed. The three individual in the vehicles are ok. It is a miracle that only two passenger vehicles were on the bridge and all survived! A husband and wife in a truck and a college student in a car. The two men were cold but just had bumps and bruises. The woman I believe is in stable condition. God certainly protected those people! It is amazing noone was killed.

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5/24/13 5:30 A

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I am praying!



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For those who pray. Please pray for the victims and the rescuers in the collapse of a major bridge on Interstate Hwy 5 over the Skagit River in northern washington state. Two individuals are on the way to the hospital and at least one person is deceased. They have not found all of the vehicles.
I have traveled over that bridge many times. A witness said that they saw an over height load vehicle hit the bridge gurder and that is what caused it to collapse.


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5/24/13 12:10 A

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It is even more impressive! you are doing great!

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There thats a more recent picture from March I think.

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I hope you get more photos uploaded. We need to see the new you!

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It sounds like your surgery went well! I start my pre-surgery fasting on Monday. I am very excited. I am glad you posted, it is nice to know your surgery went well.

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5/23/13 6:18 P

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Those are actually old pics from just after the surgery

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Maria, Wow that is great news! Thanks for letting us know.

If the surgeon thinks that you are prone to blood clots or that you are not as active as he would like then it would be common to request that you wear compression stockings. Did you also have to do the blood thinning injections? If not then the compression stocking may be instead of those injections.

I have had a blood clot and now suffer from the consequences of that blood clot 15 years ago. I am having serious problems with my leg. I had to take lovinox injections after surgery until I was able to walk enough to get my cautious surgeon to agree that I was not laying down but was out walking a number of times each day. So I stopped the injections at 10 days.


Sounds like you are doing everything to make your surgery a big success! Keep it up.

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5/23/13 4:22 P

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PacNWWolf,
Wow that is an incredible weight loss! Your pictures are amazing. You look a lot younger too. I wish you success on the last 100 pounds until your goal!

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5/23/13 3:44 P

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So long time since I have posted but figured I would post an update. Im down almost 300 pounds since my surgery in December 2011. I have about 100 pound to hit my goal by april of next year.


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Hallo Team!
As most of you know, I had my RNY a week ago. My surgeon insists that we wear compression stockings for the first 4 months!!
Anybody else had to do that?
Another thing I want to tell you, that I am very happy about is that I hit 870 cal today. (This is hard on a liquid post op diet) And 68 grams of protein! And 1 liter of water.
The protein really makes a difference.
Have a great day, all of you!

Edited by: LOVINGAFRICA at: 5/23/2013 (15:22)


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Congratulations on your nomination CINDY!
I will pray for you about your decision.
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I hope everyone is doing well! Sorry I have been gone the last couple of days but I was at our regional lutheran annual meeting where we elected a new bishop for the next 6 year term. It was especially exciting to have the presiding bishop of the ELCA (national church) be here for our meeting. I overate at the old bishops retirement celebration. Meals were not too healthy as my leg bothered me to much to go out for lunch so I bought a sandwich at the coffee cart at the convention center and ate some pretzels, nuts, beef jerky, and fruit. I will get on the scale tomorrow and see what the damage is. But I had a great time. I have been asked to put my name in for our synod (region) women's organization. So I am prayerfully considering that idea. It is an important job and I do not want to agree to it if it will be too much for me to handle or if the holy spirit has someone else in mind for the position. It is nice to be appreciated and my church friends do apreciate all that I do. So I will take a week or two to consider taking on another responsibility. Plus it will require me to take time off from work occassionally too. I would have to fly to Chicago once a year for a national meeting of the women. So those of you who pray pray the at holy spirit will be very clear to me about this decision.

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Greetings everyone- I hope all are doing well. Welcome to Steph and Heather.
I am just waking up-another work night coming up at the hospital. Busy, busy, busy place.

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Hi Steph!!! It's GREAT to see you're back!

Welcome Heather!

I'm still waking up, but wanted to say 'HI!"

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Currently battling 19 lb weight gain due to grief & stress of losing my dad in Nov 2013.

"So much has changed yet who I am finding is my old self again." DSCROW's blog 8/1/13


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5/14/13 10:45 P

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congrats on your success! Welcome to the team.

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


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5/14/13 9:03 P

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Hello everyone, I just came across this page for the first time! I had Roux-en-y gastric bypass August 29, 2011 I am down 121lbs since then, I have worked very very hard to get where I am today. It's great to be apart of the group!

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5/13/13 11:15 P

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Sounds like you really are doing great! Tracking your food and exercise is a good idea when under stress. It was the stress of my father dieing last summer that started my tailspin. I am now dealing with it but it is so much harder the second time around when surgery is no longer a tool.
Glad you are posting!

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


 current weight: 185.0 
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5/13/13 5:38 P

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Hello everyone. I just wanted to check in and say hi. I haven't been on here much. I am rededicated to tracking on sparkpeople. I am 16 months post op and doing well. I haven't lost anything in the last 7 months but I am good with that ( I haven't gained either) I prepared for it. My mother was diagnosed with lung cancer in November, had part of her lung removed, My daughter, her boyfriend and my 3 month old granddaughter moved in to help with my mom and in January I took in my 3 week old cousin in to my foster care. Life has been hectic to say the least. Full time work and full time student was thrown in that mix for fun. I have to say God has shown me how to not to sweat the small stuff and work hard on coping other than eating. Things are calming down a little, but I felt a little out of control so I want to make sure I am still making good choices. I gave myself a weight range to remain in during this stressful time and I just keep a weekly check in on it, I have stayed in that 5 pound range, so I must be doing something right. LOL.
Hope everyone is well. I have missed everyone emoticon

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RNY surgery date 01/24/2012
HW - 350
Pre-Op - 333
Goal Wt...165


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5/9/13 6:29 P

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Brenda That is great! I think the key is to make exercise a priority. I find that if I go to the gym directly from work I will do my exercise. If I go home first I do not go back to the gym!

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Cindy - A Co-Leader on Gastric Bypass Sparklers
Proximal Laproscopic RNY 9-10-10
Start Wt: 228 5-21-10
Surgery Wt: 205 9-10-10
Goal Wt: 135


 current weight: 185.0 
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5/9/13 2:46 P

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Have done it enough to Love it. It is one of the things I plan to replace food with. The high is better than a sugar rush.



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5/9/13 1:48 P

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I went to the dietitian yesterday to get advice on what I should do and how I am doing. I printed my spark pages from my meals as to what I have been eating and took them with me. I will be 2 years post op on June 20. I have gained 1/2 pound in the last year. She says I am doing everything right, my food intake is right on and my numbers look great. She has asked me to stop worrying about the number on the scale and start taking my measurements about once a month.
According to the numbers I still have twenty pounds to lose the is the BMI numbers. I am at 28% body fat and 25% is a healthy range. I have to say having a mind set of no scale and just being happy with where you are is not as easy as it may sound.
I am going to try and continue my 3 meals a day and increase my strength training and exercise or at least get started.
How do you motivate yourself to get moving?

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5/8/13 12:41 A

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I understand, but would love to see them!



'You know you are truly alive when you're living among lions.' Karen Blixen, Out of Africa


'The measure of civilized behavior is compassion.' Paul Theroux


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5/7/13 9:15 P

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My photos are not very good! But I have fun doing it. Sometimes I write something that the photo reminds me of. I do very little writing these days. I am not a creative writer but rather a narrative writer who is creative with comparisons!

I won't promise to post any but if I find one is good I will try to remember to post it. I get frustrated with the photo section on sparkpeople.

cindy

Cindy - A Co-Leader on Gastric Bypass Sparklers
Proximal Laproscopic RNY 9-10-10
Start Wt: 228 5-21-10
Surgery Wt: 205 9-10-10
Goal Wt: 135


 current weight: 185.0 
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5/7/13 12:50 P

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Cindy will you think about posting some of your piccs here?



'You know you are truly alive when you're living among lions.' Karen Blixen, Out of Africa


'The measure of civilized behavior is compassion.' Paul Theroux


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5/7/13 10:27 A

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I busted out laughing about the color research part for inmates emoticon

Not that color research or inmates are funny themselves.... I just pictured first my kids and dogs as 'house inmates' and what color I should use in their rooms to rein them in and then pictured myself as a 'house inmate' and what color I should use to diffuse my stress caused by my kids and dogs! emoticon

THANKS for helping me laugh today!!

PS: I've ALWAYS wanted to see that tree people drive thru!!

Edited by: PATTYR81 at: 5/7/2013 (10:28)
RNY 10/8/12

High Wt 296
Surgery Wt 270
Low Wt 184

Currently battling 19 lb weight gain due to grief & stress of losing my dad in Nov 2013.

"So much has changed yet who I am finding is my old self again." DSCROW's blog 8/1/13


 current weight: 198.0 
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266.25
236.5
206.75
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