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alex76

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  1. alex76

    Hiatal Hernia AFTER RNY

    I had a hh repair 6 months after rny in 2019. Recovery was more challenging than rny, but glad I had it done. Prior to hh repair it was painful to workout. I've been working out and running just fine 6 weeks after repair. Good luck to you!
  2. I gave up smoking many years ago and gave up vaping 0 mg at the start of my journey in February. But I'm just curious... I know that we're not supposed to smoke or vape prior to surgery. I've also heard that even 0 mg nicotine vape isn't allowed either. Does 0mg contain any nicotine? If not, why isn't it allowed? Sent from my SM-N960U using BariatricPal mobile app
  3. Can you explain what you mean by this? It seems that when I workout consistently, I gain some weight. There have been weeks when I don't exercise, and I drop weight. This is very frustrating. I would love your insight. Thanks. I recently hit my lowest weight of 174 lbs, but I'm slowing creeping up to 180 lbs despite tracking food and working out daily. Sent from my SM-N960U using BariatricPal mobile app
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    Can we blend tripe?

    Don't worry, once you're in regular food stage, you can enjoy menudo, pozole, lengua, barbacoa, arrachera, and chorizo again- just a few ounces at a time though! Lol I'm 7 months post- op and my stomach is fine with all my old favorite Mexican foods. I just stick with proteins and veggies, and I avoid tortillas, rice, and beans. Good luck! Sent from my SM-N960U using BariatricPal mobile app
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    Sex

    Have you considered online dating? I consider myself shy, socially awkward, and a bit of an introvert. Bars and social scenes weren't for me. So, 12 years ago I tried online dating and I was lucky enough to meet a woman than I married 2 years later. I was 32 years old at that time. Next month we celebrate our 10 year anniversary. I dated a few duds before I met her, but it was worth it in the end. Good luck! Sent from my SM-N960U using BariatricPal mobile app
  6. I am 7 months post op RNY, and I have experienced stalls and even some scary fluctuations. It's all so frustrating at times, but I make sure to visit my friends here to remind myself that this is all part of our new normal. Congrats and good luck on your journey! Sent from my SM-N960U using BariatricPal mobile app
  7. Our stats are very similar- CONGRATS to you!!! Sent from my SM-N960U using BariatricPal mobile app
  8. I had RNY July 2019 and I'm down about 130 lbs total from pre-surgey 311 lbs to current weight of 182 lbs. In the last week I've gained 4 lbs (178 to 182). I'm trying to catch my mistake now to prevent the scale from going up any further. Im watching my portions, counting calories and carbs, and drinking most of my water. Im not doing anything different than I was doing when I was losing. I can accept a stall, but I'm terrified of regaining just 7 months out. I had hernia repair surgery on 12/31/19, so I'm still unable to exercise for another few weeks. I managed to lose about 10 lbs during January after surgery without exercise. February has been a rough start for me though. Have any of you experienced a gain like this throughout your journey? I've stalled in the past, and I have even gained a lb or 2, but gaining 4 lbs is scaring the hell out of me. Overall, I know I've been successful, but being obese my whole life makes me not trust myself when it comes to health and nutrition. Please give me words of advice to get me through this. I feel so confused reading the threads sometimes... eat more, eat less, watch carbs, carbs don't matter... I just don't know what to believe. Sent from my SM-N960U using BariatricPal mobile app
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    Weight Fluctuations

    So, you think 4 lbs is still a normal fluctuation? I had always told myself that anything more than 3 lbs would be a red flag for me. Thank you!
  10. I had RNY July 2019 and I'm down about 130 lbs total from pre-surgey 311 lbs to current weight of 182 lbs. In the last week I've gained 4 lbs (178 to 182). I'm trying to catch my mistake now to prevent the scale from going up any further. Im watching my portions, counting calories and carbs, and drinking most of my Water. Im not doing anything different than I was doing when I was losing. I can accept a stall, but I'm terrified of regaining just 7 months out. I had hernia repair surgery on 12/31/19, so I'm still unable to exercise for another few weeks. I managed to lose about 10 lbs during January after surgery without exercise. February has been a rough start for me though. Have any of you experienced a gain like this throughout your journey? I've stalled in the past, and I have even gained a lb or 2, but gaining 4 lbs is scaring the hell out of me. Overall, I know I've been successful, but being obese my whole life makes me not trust myself when it comes to health and nutrition. Please give me words of advice to get me through this. I feel so confused reading the threads sometimes... eat more, eat less, watch carbs, carbs don't matter... I just don't know what to believe.
  11. Thank you for your positive thoughts. I will stay focused on my goals! 😊
  12. Interested in hearing from anyone who's had hernia repair surgery after bypass or sleeve. Advice? Thoughts? I am 6 months post op rny and was just told that I have to have an abdominal hernia surgery next week! Im trying not to panic about another surgery and not being able to exercise for 6 weeks. I've lost almost 120 lbs and I'm proud of my workout routine, so I'm terrified about breaking my new habits. I have 20 lbs left to lose and I'm sick with the thought that I'll gain some of my weight back. Appreciate any insights y'all might have for me. Sent from my SM-N960U using BariatricPal mobile app
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    The dreaded month 3 stall

    Stalls are just part of our journey 😊 I just keep on plugging along and have learned to trust the process. I hit several stalls over these last few months. I finally hit ONEderland and found myself in yet another stall... I'm enjoying my progress and loving my new life. I'll hit my last 2 goals... eventually ❤
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    Nothing tastes good or the same

    I love that I don't love food anymore! Food is no longer an exciting form of entertainment to me, and I am grateful for that. I eat because I need to and I look at nutrition labels. This new me and my new way of living is exactly why I had this rny surgery.
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    Gastric Bypass complications

    Next week will be my 5 month rny surgiversary, and I have had no complications. Im down 31 lbs pre-op and 85 lbs post-op. Im sure you'll do great! Good luck!
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    It’s starting to get real.

    I'm almost 5 months out from rny and I'm down 112 lbs since pre surgery. I have zero regrets. I am in love with the person I'm becoming. Good luck! Sent from my SM-N960U using BariatricPal mobile app
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    Nervous

    I'm just past 4 months post op rny and I've only had dumping once on accident. I made a protein shake with things that added up to a bit too much sugar than I could tolerate. But, every body is different, so you'll have to get to know your body. Honestly, dumping was one of the reasons why I chose rny over sleeve. I knew I would need that extra kick in the butt to help with my lifelong food addiction! I have zero regrets with my rny. My life is so much better since making the decision to get wls. Good luck! PS- I also attend wls support groups, OA meetings, and see my regular psychiatrist to help with my lifelong food addiction. High weight 311 Surgery weight 281 (7/3/19) Current weight 201
  18. I'm 43 female. I started in February 2019 at 311 lbs. RNY on July 3, 2019 at 281 lbs. Currently, I'm down to 215 😊 I exercise every day and I'm pretty good watching my calories, protein, and carbs, and water.
  19. I could've written this OP myself. I've battled 2 episodes of severe painful impacted stool since my July 3 rny surgery. I'm still trying to figure out what works for me. I don't have much advice to offer, but just know that I'm suffering this hellish fight right there with you! Sent from my SM-N960U using BariatricPal mobile app
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    Meds After Surgery

    Surgeon held off on my bp meds after surgery. I had a follow up with my general dr a few weeks after surgery and she officially took me off bp meds since I had lost some weight and my bp was normal [emoji16] Good luck to you! Btw- Today is my 2 month Surgiversary! SW: 311 Surgery Weight 7/3/19: 281 CW: 231 Sent from my SM-N960U using BariatricPal mobile app
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    Cruiser bikes

    Are you in the Chicago area as well? I use the Allen Sports brand, which holds 3 bikes. It fits on any SUV or car. You can find them at Amazon or Wally World.
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    Cruiser bikes

    We've been enjoying our cruiser bikes for 10 years! I had rny surgery 8 weeks ago, and getting back on my bike was one of the things I was most looking forward to. We rode around Chicago today and tomorrow we're hitting up a country trail in Indiana! Enjoy the ride! Sent from my SM-N960U using BariatricPal mobile app
  23. Hello, July Siblings! I had my RNY on July 3, so I'm about 6 weeks post-op. I began this journey at 311 lbs (pic on right) and weighed in at 242 at my last dr visit (pic on left). I'm pretty excited about my success, so far. I've had minor challenges along the way, but nothing discouraging. I'm still learning about my new normal and trying to enjoy every step of this process. I love reading about your successes and seeing your progress pics, so keep them coming! Sent from my SM-N960U using BariatricPal mobile app
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    8 months Post OP Gastric Bypass

    Amazing and such an inspiration!!! I had my bypass on July 3, and I hope to have success like you! Thanks for sharing ❤

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