SHRINKIN.LADY

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SItting with my grandbabies who I hadn't seen in 4 years, after RIDING AN AIRPLANE across the country to see them!!



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My BEFORE photo, except I gained another 50 lbs, but wouldn't let anyone photograph me anymore.


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I've had more lives than a cat here on Sparkpeople, but that it because it is so good here, that I can't help but keep coming back!

I had weight loss surgery on December 14th. (the Duodenal Switch procedure)

You can read about it in my blog at http://provolisa.wordpress.com

Now, 100 lbs lighter, I am back because I still need the companionship and support, and I still have so much to learn!


Member Since: 6/30/2007

Fitness Minutes: 6,305

My Goals:
My goal is to be 175 lbs, which is completely realistic with the surgery I have selected. It is called the Duodenal Switch.

This operation relies on restriction, by making the stomach smaller. However, this operation leaves a complete, working, stomach instead of a pouch.

Its main way of causing weight loss, however, is through mal-absorption, where the intestines are re-routed to cause only a small portion of what is eaten to be absorbed into the bloodstream.

Therefore, it is important to eat 60-100 grams of protein a day, and to take vitamins and supplements for the rest of my life to prevent serious malnutrition.

This may seem like a drastic step, but with a high weight of 495 lbs, and re-gaining 60 lbs after losing 120 lbs the "regular" way, I know I am doing this to save my life.


My Program:
I believe in the basics of Good Nutrition, Moderation, Regular Exercise and Self Motivation.

Having weight loss surgery does not negate the importance of any of these principles at all. I will still need to watch what I eat and exercise. I simply won't be hungry while I do it.

I believe that for a person as heavy as I am, weight loss is a necessary part of improved health and it is important to look at weight loss in the context of improving my overall health.




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  • v A1971RED
    Welcome, friend! We can do this!! Looking forward to chatting with you on the boards!! And remember -- "Don't worry about the world coming to an end today....it's already tomorrow in Australia!!" ha ha ha ha ha ha (a friend sent me that one)
    5066 days ago
  • v CEEZEEE
    Hi Phoenix!
    Welcome to SparkPeople! You have come to the right place to make your goals come true! I've been on SP since January, and love it here! There are such good resources and tools, great articles, and LOTS of wonderful, supportive people to keep you motivated and inspired.

    If I can help you in any way, please let me know!
    Good luck to you... one day at a time is the key!
    CeeZ
    5069 days ago
  • v SHONTAY528
    WELCOME TO THE SPARKS FAMILY AND CONGRATS ON YOUR NEW WEIGHT LOSS JOURNEY
    5069 days ago
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