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About gottobeme

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    Aspiring Evangelist

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    I have always battled with my weight. I am working with Dean Weight Management Program in Madison WI
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    New Glarus
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  1. gottobeme

    Staying In Touch

    Hi Everyone, I am trying to stay off the computer for various reasons...and so I don't make it on here very often. I still am not able to access the springers on my android either. I would like to stay in touch with my fellow springers so feel free to send me a message through the LBT messenger, at least that way I get an email. Hope everyone is doing better than I am! I have been battling the same 5 lbs for a few months now. Not the bands fault - it's old habits creeping back. I just started weighing in with some co-workers last week so hopefully that will help. We plan to weigh in once a week to help keep each other in check. I hope to hear from some of you!!! Teri
  2. gottobeme

    5 1/2 Mos

    You look great. I also miss everyone on here. I have been away from the site for a while. I've been pretty busy. I'm frustrated with myself. I did get a fill a little over two weeks ago and I can tell a difference. I am still having trouble getting back on track. I have been eating too many sweets and other things that I should stay away from. Today has been pretty good so hopefully I can keep it going. I just need to get in the right mind set. On a side note I think I had an NSV yesterday, even if it wasn't it felt good. We were visiting UW LaCrosse as a possible college for my daughter. A woman approached me from behind in the cafeteria and asked where the tray return was. When I told her I wasn't sure either, she told me she had thought I was a student there!
  3. gottobeme

    2 Goals Met!!

    Good job Deb! And let me wish you a very Happy Birthday a few days early!
  4. gottobeme

    First Fill

    I feel good. I'm having a lot more problems lately eating out of habit. I'm hoping this may help some.
  5. gottobeme

    First Fill

    Six months post op and I just got my first fill today! My PA said he had just gone over 2 years worth of patient data and I was the only patient to go so long without a fill. I think I could have used one about a month ago but we had to reschedule my appointment.
  6. Great job! I think most of us think of it as a race to get the weight off as soon as possible. I think the way you have done it will help you keep it all off in the long run. Congratulations! And thanks for sharing.
  7. gottobeme

    Six Flags

    I'm 5'4" and was 270 at my highest. I know some rides were a pretty tight fit and others I just wasn't willing to wait in line to find out if I would fit or not. The Six Flags (Great America) in Illinois has a seat outside most of their high thrill rides that you can test to see if you fit comfortably. It was not something I wanted people to see me do, so I would opt out of the ride all together. I must admit that I had a blast this summer riding all the roller coasters!
  8. gottobeme

    Taking Meds

    As stated above SF chocolate pudding will mask the taste the best. Unfortunately it will not get rid of that horrible taste all together! It was pretty much the only thing that made my meds tolerable.
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    You Go Girl!!! I know it's exciting and kind of scary going over to the "other" side of the store.
  10. No wonder! I hope things get better soon. Based on this, your body is going through a lot! Don't worry about weight loss at this time. Worry about getting this resolved, the weight loss will come.
  11. I wonder if you were eating less than 600 calories a day if your body is not just adjusting to having had surgery but also the amount of calories your body is now getting. How long were you eating less than 600 calories a day? It sounds extreme to me, hopefully it was not for a very long period. I spent 8 months before my surgery working with the nutritionist and was on an 1100-1400 calorie diet. As a part of watching the calories I also was aware of what they were coming from, i.e., Protein, veggies, carbs, supplements. I wasn't always good about sticking to it but did loose a significant amount of weight. I'm sorry to hear you are getting conflicting information from your doctors & nutritionist but please don't get too discouraged. It is a lifelong change for us and some of us loose faster than others. My weight loss since surgery has been slower than prior to surgery but as I mentioned I lost a significant amount pre op so I feel it is normal for it to be slower now. Hang in there and if the nutritionist you were working with before is familiar with bariatric surgeries see if you are able to return to them. They will probably be more helpful than the surgeons office at this point. I know my clinic has nutritionist follow up appointments for a least 1 year post op.
  12. gottobeme

    Puree Goods Help !

    Also check with your nutritionist. I was allowed some soft cheeses as long as I took small bites and chewed really well before I swallowed. However, if your nutritionist does not recommend it at this stage, I would not do it.
  13. gottobeme

    Puree Goods Help !

    I had a lot of greek yogurt (no fruit added), cottage cheese and non fat refried beans during that stage of my diet. I did puree some chicken and fish but found it easier to eat things that were already the consistency I needed.
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    I know if I try to access a group from my android it will not allow me to access it. Are you on a computer or phone? I did let admin know (months ago) and they said it was something they were working on. Still cant access my "Springers" group from my phone though.
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    Yesterday a 2nd grader that I have known for years (and we "pick" on each other) gave me a hug and said "Ooo, skinny."

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