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MisforMimi

Gastric Bypass Patients
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  1. If any of you are in the Seattle area: The Washington State WLS Support Group is now holding meetings on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of each month. Next meetings: Sundays March 1st and 15th at 3PM The Den Coffeehouse & Cafe 10415 Beardslee Blvd., Bothell, WA 98011 425-892-8954 These are newly forming meetings and are general support but will be opening to more social and fitness activities as the weather returns. These meetings are great for people who had surgery out of state or country and who are looking for more face-to-face support. All levels and surgeries welcome. Spread the word to people that may be interested in attending. Hosts: Kay Feather & Michelle Lotus, kayfeather304@gmail.com, mountingwings@gmail.com
  2. The Washington State WLS Support Group is now holding meetings on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of each month. Next meetings: Sundays March 1st and 15th at 3PM The Den Coffeehouse & Cafe 10415 Beardslee Blvd., Bothell, WA 98011 425-892-8954 These are newly forming meetings and are general support but will be opening to more social and fitness activities as the weather returns. These meetings are great for people who had surgery out of state or country and who are looking for more face-to-face support. All levels and surgeries welcome. Spread the word to people that may be interested in attending. Hosts: Kay Feather & Michelle Lotus, kayfeather304@gmail.com, mountingwings@gmail.com
  3. Don't even feel like the same person! 1/15/2015 RNY. HW recorded 320, Starting weight 275, Surgery weight 265, ?, Current weight 165. Total 155!! Happy doesn't even describe it. Let's go for amazed!!!
  4. @@Martene81 You better work, girl. Haven't seen you in a minute, you look great!! :-) :-) :-)
  5. MisforMimi

    I Want To See Before & After Pics! (Cont'd)

    This pic isn't even my highest/heaviest, so hard to find a full body shot. Highest recorded 320, Starting 275, Surgery 256, Current 165. Gastric bypass 1/15/15. Best decision ever!
  6. MisforMimi

    January 15th, 2015 Anyone?

    Hey Everybody, We hit one year! Wahooo!! How's everyone doing? Seeing my surgeon today! It's been an interesting year, happy with the decision!
  7. What a difference a year makes! Before was New Year's Eve 2014, my surgery was January 15, 2015 and what I look like now. The amazing part of this journey of discovery is that I know and believe I'm amazing in both pics, but I am kinda feeling myself on the after pic! One of the best ways I've chosen to take care of myself! HW:275, SW: 256, CW: 172
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    I Want To See Before & After Pics! (Cont'd)

    @@AngelaE !!! Girl, you look amazing! Get it! :-)
  9. MisforMimi

    African American RNY Sisters

    Hey, I had the rny and was happy with my choice. The weight came off slowly @ first then after about 6 months it all came rolling off. I would say for me the biggest challenge is drinking enough liquids even 10 months out! It's a great procedure if you are done eating sweets and high fat foods for recreation. Lol
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    Dilly's belly

    Dylan!!!!! I remember you from Lyon's den! Girl, you look so amazing and sweet and like you are just living life. So happy to see you sweetie doing your thang!!! :-) :-) :-) :-)
  11. I guess I would say it never hurts to ask. Ask for a private room when you're in recovery. Ask a nurse or someone to hold your hand if you're scared. Ask friends to visit you with gifts and flowers and non-food treats (no scents). Let them know you likely won't have the energy to talk or visit long. Ask someone to make you a pot of soup to freeze. Ask for kisses on your forehead. Ask the nurse if you can stay another day. Ask for more pain meds if you need them. I didn't like being on the couch, so ask if someone can move your TV near your bed. I was too tired to read. Ask for an easy and uneventful procedure. Ask. Ask. Ask. It never hurts. Good luck to you, friend.
  12. MisforMimi

    What did your breast's do?

    I don't ever remember having perky boobs ever! They came in as sagging DDs, I swear. I just roll them up and wait to hit goal to schedule a lift, augmentation and arms. I'm hoping I can go all in one shot!
  13. MisforMimi

    You know you lost weight when

    When you have 14 inches of seatbelt strap on the plane and no extender!
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    You know you lost weight when

    You sleep in your slippers and flannel pajamas!
  15. @@foodfighter78, I say this everytime I see you but: Girl, I remember when you weren't gonna have the surgery! You've had an amazing transformation!
  16. I am exactly 6 months out from surgery (RNY). My weight loss until recently has moved along at comfortable glacial place LOL, like 1-3 pounds per week (If I was lucky) and there many weeks when I didn't loose at all. I did not feel much restriction either. I could eat an entire plate of food, no problem. My friend who had had the surgery 3-4 years ago said just wait, the weight loss is coming. I was expecting the 1st 6 months to be fast, but now I'm in a rapid weight loss pattern. I lost 6 pounds last week and 7.5 this week. Anyone experience more rapid weight loss after the 6 month mark?
  17. MisforMimi

    Weighing

    I always weigh on a Thursday, my surgery date with only a few variations. Honestly, I wish I could obsess over the scale. It would be so much easier than these other things my brain has picked up!
  18. MisforMimi

    ???????????? Fustration????????????

    Echoing what every one else has said. This will pass. I stalled out there and many other times along the way. The other thing that was different for me was that my weight loss was slow in general at the beginning. I felt like others were losing faster than me and that was OK because I didn't want to tell a lot of people and the gradual weight loss fit in better with the "I'm eating healthier in general" method losing weight. At about 6 months, my weight loss dramatically increased. My surgeon said it would be good idea to set an alarm to eat. She was right. I've been at my desk at 230pm and realized I'm behind on food/water and an playing catchup. Luckily, my labs have been fine but surgery works if you follow the rules. There's no way it can't.
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    Personal Style -- How will I dress as a thin woman?

    @, Feeling the style100%. I like the edgy punk factor. Love the black. I think I'm going for a "If Lenny Kravitz were a woman" sorta look. LOL Definitely some overlap. Thanks for sharing.
  20. MisforMimi

    I'm afraid!

    Let's be clear, all procedures have some element of being scary. If there was nothing to them, this site would not exist. Sleevers sing the praises of being sleeved and bypass folks love to mention the gold standard. The outliers who've struggled with complications on average are overall happy that they chose their procedure. And a tiny percentage of folks are completely unhappy. I was convinced I wanted the sleeve. And my personal set of concerns led me with the bypass with the help of my surgeon. She told me that most of her colleagues would rather fix a complication of a bypass patient verses a sleeve patient. With the sleeve being newer the revisions and managing complications were newer fixes and procedures, too. I would think a younger and/or more enthusiastic surgeon would prefer to get after those. That sealed the conversation for me because I was afraid of complications. Everyone has to act in accordance with their fear's edge and what they can live with at the end of the day. Take your time, do your research. You deserve to feel good and confident in your decision. I'm SO glad I got the bypass in the end. My weight loss has been steady, not super fast which I was afraid of, blood pressure resolved. I've had no dumping but my body knows EXACTLY when to stop eating something that has too much fat or sugar. Hard to explain. Good luck to you! :-)
  21. I don't think I was excited. I was nervous, apprehensive. I think we are all different and show up to surgery differently and that's OK. Happiness may show its self later when you start getting your life, health and mobility back, as you shed pounds and experience those wonderful nonscale victories.
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    African American Sleevers

    Hi Freemimi, Some do stall -we must keep perspective on the ultimate goal. Stalls are temporary. There are other threads on stalls you can search using the search tool. Good Luck and welcome to the losers bench.
  23. MisforMimi

    Bontril vs Phentermine

    The conversation becomes relevant as people get further out from surgery. I have a good friend who is eight years out from lapband - a seasoned veteran by the standards of Bariatric Pal. She's about 30 pounds away from ideal weight and her band just slipped. And she went unfilled for several weeks. There are options of revision, using medications to jump start weight loss as her band probably has good life left. As we continue to fight obesity, the challenges and conversations do change. Weight loss meds could be back on the table.
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    Unsupportive partner

    YOUR HANDLE SAYS IT ALL!! KnorUrWorth Think about that as you proceed with this person. Everybody ain't meant to make this leg of the journey with you. Sending good thoughts to you that you stay encouraged. Head up!
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    Personal Style -- How will I dress as a thin woman?

    Funny. I'm actually finding myself wanting to deflect some of the attention. I just feel like I'm shining too brightly. I'm healthy, full of energy, eyes are bright, hair is thick again. I'm actually preferring dark clothing, more edgy, gender-neutral or tomboy chic type stuff. I'm not hiding. I just don't like all the attention from men or women. I'm *****/lesbian. I've always thought I was an attractive person even larger but being smaller (and kinda cute) has gotten me in awkward situations with folks. I've taken to wearing hats and sunglasses. I kid you not.
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