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LDallas

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  1. LDallas

    Where are the 50s ???

    I'm still here!! Pluggin' along....drinking a protein shake as I type this Vsg 10/25/12 Sw 300 Cw 215 F/52 5'10
  2. Jhood: I went to the seminar dead set on band. The dr barely mentioned sleeve, but mainly pushed bypass or band. On my own research I felt band was a NO for me, it sounds so easy (removable!) but there are downsides when you read up on it. Didn't want my intestines messed with, so this left sleeve. It's funny because in the seminar when they showed diagram of sleeve I thought OMG you must be kidding!!! No way in h*ll!! Fast forward...my WLS was Oct 2012 @ 300 lbs, age 50. Did I lose 100 lbs in 4 mos? NO. Am I now a size 8? NO. Is my arthritis and body pain better? YES. Do I wish I'd done this sooner? YES. Best of luck to you and others with the decision. It's one you have to make on your own. CW 215, current size 14/16/ 5'10" F
  3. 2feelgood: please read up on bands before you make a decision. I had my sleeve in2012 at age 50. I was scared too but more scared of where I was heading. I have no regrets and it's become a way of life now. Good luck.
  4. LDallas

    loose skin after 50

    Yes! Loose skin everywhere. I look like I'm melting Even crinkly wrinkly calves!! Oh well....it's ok. The worst part for me is my falling face and neck. Ugh! Vsg oct 2012 Sw 300 Cw 215 F/52 5'10" size now 14/16
  5. Sithpy thank you for the note! You're doing great! (NOT)chubbymom ....terrific stats! Congrats. You've both inspired me!!
  6. LDallas

    Where are the 50s ???

    Hey 50's!.how were your holidays? i'm up about 8 lbs. . Plan on ordering Unjury and getting back on track. Those sweet treats sure do go down easy. Ugh. Wish i was below 200 by now, but hope with dedication and not being complacent i will make it eventually. Happy and healthy 2014 to all!! Sw 300 10/25/12 Cw 225 5'10" 51/F Surg size 24 Now 14/16
  7. Hey guys.. Posting this but dont know if any of the Oct 2012'ers even come here these days! Wow...how were your holidays? i'm up about 8 lbs. . Plan on ordering unjury and getting back on track. Those sweet treats sure do go down easy. Ugh. Wish i was below 200 by now, but hope with dedication and not being complacent i will make it eventually. All the best for a happy Healthy 2014!! SW (10/25/12). 300 CW. 225 Ht 5'10 Age 51/ F Size at surg 24 Now 14/16
  8. LDallas

    Hair Loss Help?

    Alas, I dont think it can be stopped. Mine was in mos 3-5, I cut my long thick hair just to lessen the MESS. Now i'm just a couple wks from one yr surgiversary, and hair starting to come out again. Siiigh.... 51/F. 5'10" SW 300 Cw 218
  9. LDallas

    Where are the 50s ???

    Hello 50's Sleevers! I was sleeved LAST year 10/25/12. Wt loss slower than i'd hoped but i'll take it. Sometimes I see new pic or when wearing new outfit, and wonder WHO is this person?!?! Never been this small. Almost no wt loss for over 4 months now. So frustrating! But, Need to get back on track and drink water, etc. Hair still falls out from time to time. No regrets! Hope to get in the 190's eventually. F/51 5'10 SW 300 CW 218 ish Size 22/24 to 16, some 14's.
  10. LDallas

    October Sleevers! Announce Yourselves

    Minky and Brandy, keep up the good work! Us 2012'ers have to hang in there and hang tough!!! BTW I have not exercised at all due to my bad back. I'd hoped to be one of those that lost the hunger sensation, but as soon as I healed it came back. Ugh. So difficult! I'm either stuffed or starving all the time.
  11. LDallas

    October Sleevers! Announce Yourselves

    Minky and Brandy, keep up the good work! Us 2012'ers have to hang in there and hang tough!!! BTW I have not exercised at all due to my bad back. I'd hoped to be one of those that lost the hunger sensation, but as soon as I healed it came back. Ugh. So difficult! I'm either stuffed or starving all the time.
  12. LDallas

    Question for Ladies over 50!

    I imagine everyone is different. I don't think anyone goes bald. My hair was long and thick. It fell out in the house, on my clothes, and tons in shower and hairbrush. No one could tell by looking at me, though. I still have one spot by left temple that's thin but it's not noticeable. It's a minor inconvenience considering the benefits you'll get. I cut it so it would not be so messy, and to help my saggy face! VSG 10/25/12 SW 300 CW 220 F/51...5'10
  13. I have OA in knees and lower back. Before VSG I could hardly get out of bed, and then have to sit on edge of a different, lower bed to get dressed. That has ended, but, knees still hurt sometimes and I have to be careful with them. Back still has a lot of problems and i'm currently getting shots in joints for it, but they don't help. I'd hoped it would disappear but that's not the case. Hate to think how bad off i'd be had I not lost 80+ lbs!! Celebrex is not helping. 51/F 5'10" SW 300 CW 220 ish
  14. LDallas

    October Sleevers! Announce Yourselves

    Sleeved 10/25/12 @ 300. Today bounce between 218-221 Hope to get to 190....eventually! I'm stuck at this wt for about 3 mos now. F/51 5'10" Started at size 22/24 now in 16/L
  15. LDallas

    Question for Ladies over 50!

    I was too lazy to type head hair!
  16. LDallas

    Question for Ladies over 50!

    I do take biotin, and have new hair growth on my head. My HH is falling out again, too! I'm almost 11 months out. Thanks for your replies.
  17. LDallas

    Question for Ladies over 50!

    Thank you for the reply! Your hair is very pretty!
  18. Hi, I just came up with this and it's good. Nice change from milky shakes. Adjust ingredients to taste: 1/2 scoop unjury strawberry powder 1 SF Luigi's real italian ice cup...lemon flavored 1 pkt sweetener 6 ice cubes 1 tsp pink lemonade crystal light powder 1 cup Water Put ice, water, crystal lite, sweetener in blender. Loosen Luigi's lemon ice out of the container by running warm water over bottom of it. Pop it into the blender. Mix on high ice crush setting until mixed. Then add Unjury, mix on low until blended.
  19. In reply to Cheri's request re stalls, here is my prev post and below that are the significant stalls. ***** I think i posted here before but will update, and hope to inspire those feeling like "slow losers"! My VSG was 10/25/12. My Dr has been very happy with my loss at each appt, saying 7-10 lbs a month for VSG is very good. Started at sz 22/24 and now, sz 16's are LOOSE! Go figure! Being heavy my ENTIRE life i cannot believe my clothing sizes are going down like this! I wish I was one of the "100 lbs in 4 months" girls but it just isn't happening. Hey, at least we're LOSING slowly but surely. One day we'll step on the scale and be at GOAL!! Best wishes to all as we continue our journey. VSG 10/25/12 SW 300 CW 220 F/51 5''10" ********** M4- lost 7 lbs M5- lost 1 lb M6- lost 3 lbs M7- lost 6 lbs M8- lost 6 lbs M9- lost 3 lbs Month 9 anniv was 7/25. Since then, i've floated between 220 and 223. We'll see where i'm at on M10!! not expecting much because 8/25 is right around the corner. was glad to read abt the lady that took 18 mos to goal, i dont feel like the "only" one! I've been freaking out a little...hoped to get to 190's by 1 yr mark but starting to think I may not make it. Honestly i'd be thrilled to be 199!!! I remember school weigh in, 6th grade (shoot me NOW)- i weighed 208. Never below that again, and i'm now 51. Oh BTW...The freak outs just make me eat more! Welcome to cRazY ToWn!!!!
  20. Can't see mine anymore if i'm standing, but if i bend over, there is one on the larger upper right scar. It sinks it pretty far. BTW this one was also very sore for a while after surg. VSG 10/25/12 Sw 300 Cw. 220 F/51. 5'10"
  21. LDallas

    7 Month Mark

    You're doing great!! Keep up the good work!
  22. I think i posted here before but will update, and hope to inspire those feeling like "slow losers"! My VSG was 10/25/12. My Dr has been very happy with my loss at each appt, saying 7-10 lbs a month for VSG is very good. Started at sz 22/24 and now, sz 16's are LOOSE! Go figure! Being heavy my ENTIRE life i cannot believe my clothing sizes are going down like this! I wish I was one of the "100 lbs in 4 months" girls but it just isn't happening. Hey, at least we're LOSING slowly but surely. One day we'll step on the scale and be at GOAL!! Best wishes to all as we continue our journey. VSG 10/25/12 SW 300 CW 220 F/51 5''10"
  23. I think Alex and Susan may need a cocktail 'bout now.
  24. LDallas

    Effects of Protein Shakes

    Heather, i'm hourglass. Dont know what fruit that equates to!! My SW in oct was 300 so it took me 9 mos to get to 220. I dont exercise per se, other than walk dog, because my back is bad. And i'm 51, which prob doesnt help either. I hope to be in 190's by nov 1 but at this rate i'm thinking i may not make it.
  25. LDallas

    Gabapentin

    Is this "Neurontin"? If yes... I've never taken it but my dad did. He took mega doses...like 8 caps per day for neuropathy. He lost his insurance and the pills are very expensive. So he just STOPPED taking them. It was a disaster, had to call 911. I think it's a drug you have to wean off of. Just an FYI for those taking it...you may want to ask abt this or look into it.
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