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About phatdivabbw

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    Bariatric Guru
  • Birthday 10/06/1969

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    I am outgoing, positive and I believe life should not be lived on the sidelines.
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    Dancing, modeling, web design, personal trainer/fitness instructor, kickboxing, zumba and traveling
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    Analyst/Buyer, Model and Entrepreneur
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  1. phatdivabbw

    How fast can you return to work ?

    I returned two weeks post-op Sent from my SM-N920P using BariatricPal mobile app
  2. phatdivabbw

    15 years out

    The easy answer is this: When you stop doing what worked before, it doesn't work anymore. When you stop: Eating Protein first Drinking at least 64 oz of no calorie, low calorie fluids Limiting sugar, white carbohydrates, and calorie laden drinks Moving more than sitting Not drinking with meals Eating mostly fresh, non processed food Eating tons of colored veggies Weighing yourself to hold yourself accountable you will gain. Pretty much it in a nutshell. What you left out is the mental aspect. Fear and hope were motivators. You get comfortable. You lose and feel good. You forget the struggle. Like most women who have experienced childbirth. You forget the pain until you are pregnant again lol They joy of a new body. For some a new life. You forget about your struggle until the scale or your body starts to remind you. Sent from my SM-N920P using the BariatricPal App
  3. phatdivabbw

    15 years out

    Studies show after year 4 there is an expected regain as your body normalize to the drastic loss. Sent from my SM-N920P using the BariatricPal App
  4. phatdivabbw

    10 years post op?

    Thanks for sharing this info. May I ask, what attributed to your weight gain? Had you started back eating what made you heavy to begin with? I'm preop and just observing real life stories concerning how to keep the weight off? I know it's a struggle...but, how can we maintain the weight loss? Sent from my SM-G935T using the BariatricPal App My exercise decreased and I stopped lifting weights. Carbs started to slip back into my diet. I can eat more and feel hunger or more like hangry. The mind state of not screwing up diminished. I got lazy and then it was 10lbs, 20lbs. I did the pouch reset. I went back to the basics. I went back to the gym but hurt my knee. Seems like the Protein shakes make me gain. In November I joined Weight Watchers but so far only losing and gaining the same 5 lbs. My metabolism has changed. It's like I have developed a resistance to what worked previously. Sent from my SM-N920P using the BariatricPal App
  5. phatdivabbw

    10 years post op?

    145lbs goal was to lose 200lbsHow did you do? Sent from my SM-N920P using the BariatricPal App
  6. phatdivabbw

    10 years post op?

    I'm 5 years and gained 60lbs over the past year. Struggling to lose and get to goal Sent from my SM-N920P using the BariatricPal App
  7. CONGRATULATIONS Sent from my SM-N920P using the BariatricPal App
  8. phatdivabbw

    Need Advice!

    Google the pouch test
  9. April 2015 will be my 3 years and I'm experiencing the same increased hunger and feelings of no control. I weighed myself and gained 15lbs. I can't screw up. I've thought about it and see what I'm doing wrong. Eating too much, grazing and eating the wrong things. I have also been slacking with getting to the gym. Sigh. I just can't seem to get the scale moving again. I did the 5 day pouch test and failed miserably while on the liquid days. Maybe I will look into the 5:2 plan.
  10. phatdivabbw

    OVER 300 lbs

    I was 448 the day of surgery. 2 years post op and my lowest has been 310. I want under 300 so bad. Currently I'm gaining. I'm 334 and feeling afraid. But my first year was awesome! I lost 100 lbs quickly.
  11. phatdivabbw

    Sleevers over 300lbs?

    Yes I have hit a stall too. But you have to re-evaluate what you are doing. I come to the forums for motivation because living every day life can throw you off track. I know what I can be doing differently. I'm trying to be honest with myself. We can break this stall!
  12. phatdivabbw

    Sleevers over 300lbs?

    My starting weight was 448lbs. I was not required to lose any weight pre-op as I see many folks talking about. I am two years post-op and my current weight is 314lbs. My goal weight is 248lbs. Just as you have said I also see many people starting at my goal weight. Possibly when I reach my goal I will make a new goal. Good luck sweetie.
  13. I'm 44 and 16mths post-op. I've lost 126lbs. I do having sagging skin but I've noticed that when I stopped drinking my protein shakes 2x a day and focusing on getting 90 grams of protein in my skin started to look shriveled and wrinkly. From day one I've kept my skin hydrated as much as possible. I'm acutally thinking about doing the body wraps but will try the homemade version first (THANKS FOR THE RECIPE). I'm bottom heavy any my thighs are gross but unless I do plastics it's something I have to learn to love and live with. Good thing is you are young and should still have a lot of elasticity left in your skin.
  14. phatdivabbw

    What makes someone a veteran?

    I love this post. I am 1 year and two months post-op. My doctor told me I have lost the expected amount from the sleeve (125lbs) the rest if up to me. My goal is 200lbs so I have 75 more pounds, I find myself strying. I bounce between the same 5 pounds. Basically I will always be a work in progress and I'm okay with that.