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Posts posted by Kathy812

  1. 4 years out, I had gained a total of 25lbs since my lowest weight.

    This last year I was working out 4x per week but could not lose weight. I was becoming very discouraged and trying hard to not let it get me down.

    In August, I started intermittent fasting, it has been very slow, but I've lost 7lbs and I love it. This is a way of eating that I can stick with. I still work out 3-4x per week.

    Working out has to be part of any program I do- I realize that now.

  2. I am going on my 4 year anniversary this Oct. I have gone twice a year, every year. The last couple of weeks I've been toying with the idea of NOT going this year, (out of embarrassment). I've gained 20 pounds and even though my surgeon told me at my last visit that it's very common for sleeve patients to regain 10-20 a few years out, it's still difficult to accept. Nothing I do seems to work and if I'm honest, I am not working out as hard as I did the first two years. I will eventually get it together.

    I will probably have my general practitioner run the test this year. We'll see.....

  3. I just ordered my HIIT DVD, it's encouraging to know that it's working for you.

    I'm three years out, gained 15lbs & in a serious funk. Too scared to get on the scale after thanksgiving, probably gained more, it sure feels like it. Like you, many things I've tried has not resulted in a loss. My exercise physiologist recommended Hiit, so I'm anxious to try it.

    I eat the same pancake on most Saturdays & Sundays, I make it w/egg whites-its one of my favorites.

    Good luck to you, glad you found something that's working.

  4. 6 hours ago, SlimDreams said:

    I am literally sitting in a parking garage eating cold turkey and veg for lunch

    <img src="https://s.bariatricpal.com/uploads/emoticons/default_sad.png" alt=":(" srcset="https://s.bariatricpal.com/uploads/emoticons/sad@2x.png 2x" width="20" height="20"> I can't believe the court doesn't have any microwaves available for use... not in the cafeteria or the snack bar...erg and here I thought I was being so good meal prepping on a travel day instead of buying outIMG_7906.JPG

    Proud of you, most would have opted to pick up fast food. Keep up the good work

  5. On July 5, 2017 at 8:19 AM, naturegirl said:

    My question- what are your go to Snacks these days? I'm a picky eater which is terrible I know. But I need some ideas that will hopefully break/reduce the Ritz habit.

    I eat turkey deli meat w/babybel cheese, from time to time bbq pork skins, I get the crunch without the carbs but it has lots of sodium. Nuts (I measure it out because it's high in fat) and skinny pop cheddar popcorn, also measured out. Another favorite is perky Jerky sweet and spicy, I love spice.

    i just noticed after writing it out that most of my Snacks are high in sodium, yikes! I am trying hard cut out my morning snacks. If I eat a boiled egg w/a couple turkey sausages or bacon for Breakfast, I am full until lunch.

  6. @chiquitabananaz14, we are all going to have difficult days & weeks. You don't need my permission, but it's ok to not get on the scale, especially if it's going to deflate you. You are definately in tune with your struggles. Getting the mind and body to connect is the challenge. I believe, in time, you will work it out.

    By the way, does your bariatric center offer a support group? I've seriously been thinking about going to mine.

  7. 2 hours ago, chiquitabananaz14 said:

    Hello friends! I just wanted to encourage you all to keep going and not quit. Lets remember why we started this journey in the first place and how helpless it felt when we got our surgeries. We may feel that same sense of helplessness to a degree today with regain but know that if you continue making new choices, it will pay off! Drink more Water, exercise, Protein first, limit sugar and carbs and you will see results!!! Keep at it and don't buy the lie that you can't because you can!!! IMG_0008.JPG

    Thanks for your post, needed this today. Let me explain why....

    Earlier this week I posted my weight, (180.4.) As I had mentioned, I was sick most of last week, which I believed accounted for a 2# weight loss. Just as I thought, the weight crept back on. Today I weighed 183.0. So disgusted!

    I didn't work out this week because even though I was better, I still felt weak. I plan to start again tomorrow.

    i had a beautiful day today. Weather is gorgeous, did some volunteer work, went to an art fest, flower shopping ( for my garden), lunch with the hubby. It is now 5:30. Instead of relishing in the joy of my day. I'm sitting here, upset that I am struggling to lose weight. This journey is soooo hard! I decided to get on BP for encouragement and that's just what I found.

    Your words are simple but very true. Thank you. You helped at least one person today. Now back to living life. My pity party has ended.

  8. Week 2 report, weighed in at 180.4 , last week-183.0.

    Truth: I got a stomach bug last Thursday and I'm still having some issues (which I'm sure accounted for the weight loss) ;) but I'll take it!!!

    To all of those who lost their weight with good ole fashion hard work, great job! To all who recently joined, welcome! To all who may not have lost but are still TRYING, I'm rooting for you!

    Have a great week,everyone!

  9. Ok guys, my one week report. I am down a little over a pound. Although I'm grateful, I could have done better.

    i reached my 4 day a week workout but still struggling with those darn carbs. Oh how I wish carbs made me lose weight instead of gain. I would be skinny. I know there are healthy carbs but I so love the bad ones.

    i also need to update my profile, I started at 184.2 ( regained about 14#) and today weighed 183.

    Have a good week everyone and so proud of all of us for being honest and sharing the good and the bad of our journey.

  10. @tfarr, just take baby steps. One small change & in time, as you see progress, the other steps will follow.

    I am not in love with exercising but I don't hate it. Sometimes it's just a chore to get up at 5am to work out. I'd much rather hug my pillow. But, I will say, I feel emotionally better (happier) AFTER I exercise. Working out may help with the "down feeling". I believe when we're feeling down, it's so much easier to make bad food choices. So try to get out of that rut.

  11. @SlimDreams I was told 80-100 grams of Protein a day. I start most days off w/a Protein Shake for Breakfast or an omlette on the weekends, So that gives me a jumpstart in my protein. As long as I add some form of meat or seafood throughout the day, I generally have no problems reaching this goal.

    @Liz210, you are seriously motivated....eating the same thing for each meal. Love that and it's working for you, good for you!

    @chiquitabananaz14, thanks for starting this thread, you are a true motivator.

  12. @Renkoss, you will find that calories for weight loss vary based on multiple factors like height, weight , metabolism etc.

    After undergoing a metabolism test last year, my exercise physiologist explained in order to lose weight I need to stay under 1200 calories. However, you will find that others on the site can lose weight eating 1600 cal.

    I have not started counting calories and just decided to get back on plan this week. I am trying to concentrate on eating Protein FIRST and a little veggies after. I do feel the restriction when I follow these basics. So I'm hoping the scale will start to work. (I think it's broken because it's been going up the past few months, instead of down :44_frowning2:)

  13. Ok guys, today is my day one ""getting back on track".

    I did pretty well.

    breakfast:1 boiled egg and three strips of bacon

    lunch: an unwich from jimmy johns (turkey lunch meat, veggies wrapped In lettuce w/easy mayo & hot peppers)

    dinner: baked chicken breast w/ brussel sprouts

    my not so good item: iced Carmel coffee from dunkin donuts & watermelon.

    i also ran 2 miles on the treadmill.

    Goal this week: workout 4 days and reduce my iced coffee intake.

  14. Well guys I'm definately going to participate and I will support you guys but I'm currently on staycation and not making the best choices. We have out of town guest and there is a lot of activities and eating out involved.

    I have started my mornings off right with either a small omlette w/veggies or a Protein Shake for Breakfast. But, lunch and dinners have been tough and with no real exercise.

    i am so scared to get on the scale, I feel the "struggle" to button my pants and I'm not as comfortable in them -ugh! But, my guest leaves on Sunday morning and I plan on working out immediately and getting 100% back on plan. Meanwhile, I'm trying to "mindfully" eat.

    To those of you struggling....you are not alone. One meal, one day at a time.

    To those who had a good day, great job!

    Oh, by the way, I don't know my bougie size, I'm sure it's played a role in not reaching my goal weight but my doctor mentioned something about the possible complications w/going too small, so I don't believe I have a small one. He told me not to worry about the size and just follow the plan. In truth, it's my failure in following the plan that's got me in this position.

  15. Hello all,

    I haven't been on BP often in the past few months but I decided to check in tonight & I saw this thread-fate.

    I've regained 13# (I think). I have to get on the scale tomorrow to confirm but I'm joining too! I need the group support.

    I used to to work out 4 days a week but now I work out only two days. bread and Cookies have crept back in. Portions have also increased. At my lowest I wore a size 10 and now I'm a 14 (I hate writing that number down but It's my reality).

    My ultimate goal is to be a size 10 again. My short term goal is a size 12. Menopause, genes and age will make it difficult for me to maintain anything smaller and I've decided I don't want to-I like how I looked when I was a size 10.

    Good luck to us all!

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