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  1. Kathy812

    5 years and it is never too late

    I truly appreciate that you took the time to be so thorough. Thank you!
  2. Kathy812

    5 years and it is never too late

    Thanks for your post, I REALLY needed this today. I do plan on researching/reading what you recommended. But can you share specifically what you are doing differently to lose the weight? Great job on your success. Sent from my SM-G950U using BariatricPal mobile app
  3. @Renkosswhat a fabulous summer you've had so far and summer has just started! And great job in losing weight while on vacation, that is rarely done @SlimDreams, thanks for the encouragement. This group is awesome!
  4. @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.
  5. @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 )
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    Metabolism after VSG

    @@Ginsin007, Pre-sleeve mine was higher. I was told they expected my RMR to lower as I lost weight. I suggest waiting until you get past the so called "honeymoon phase" of surgery (9 months to a year) and have it tested then. Because your weight loss will slow down and you can have a more realistic idea of the amount of calories you'll need to maintain or to continue losing.
  7. Kathy812

    October 2014 sleevers check in please!

    @@Melissayw816, yep I've regained 8# in less then two month this past summer and have been struggling to lose it. I, too, never made it to goal.
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    Metabolism after VSG

    @@OutsideMatchInside, my exercise physiologist gave me a print out and it stated 1200 calories. He "explained" that 1200-1400 would keep me at my current weight and recommended to lose, I would have to eat less. To answer your question, no, I personally didn't have the machine tested, I'm sure that's not an option. However, it may be worth it for me to repeat the test at another facility for accuracy.
  9. Kathy812

    Premier Protein

    @determinedtolive@gina171, thanks guys, I didn't know that.
  10. Kathy812

    What was your protein goal?

    80-100g. I usually get 100g
  11. Kathy812

    Weight gain at 3 Years Post Op - WHAT TO DO?

    I'm almost two years out & have never reached goal. I've weighed the same for the last 7 months, give or take a few ounces. I have started to accept that this may be it, but very happy with how I look in clothes. Reading this post has ignited the fear of regain. I have an appt. with my surgeon in a few months & I'm going to request to have my metabolism re-tested. curious to see if it's changed from pre-op. Wishing all of us who are struggling victory. Let's never give up!
  12. Wowzie!!!! Awesome job! Thanks for sharing!
  13. Kathy812

    My doc never mentioned this..

    @@LindaLena, I almost canceled because of the "possibility" of throwing up. I was scared more about vomiting then giving up my beloved Diet Pepsi, so I understand the fear. I never had reflux before or after surgery. And I'm hapy to say, 19 months post-op and I've never had foamies or thrown up. I have only experienced mild dumping symptoms ( hot flashes, a little sweaty but no vomiting or diarrhea) and it usually subsides within 10-15 minutes. I won't tell you what to do but I will say I'm glad I didn't give in to my fear. This was one of my greatest decisions .
  14. I agree with bufflehead, I thought I could avoid measuring/weighing but I realize, often, I'm too generous w/my portions if I don't weigh. So until you get the hang of portion size, it may be best to do it early on. I have read where quite a few people don't weigh and have had great success. This is not a one rule fits all lifestyle. Do what works for you.
  15. Wow, you have come a long way and you're winning. It's clear you are a conquerer! I have no doubt you will reach your goal. Continued success to you and thanks for sharing your journey. Sent from my SM-G900T using the BariatricPal App
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    I am 18 months post op and I also have hypothyroid. My thyroid has been regulated, thankfully, , for years. I switched to armour thyroid about 4 years ago and have had no issues. Unfortunately, though, I am still not at goal. I've lost a good amount of weight and I'm truly thankful but I would love to lose another 20lbs. I can't help but wonder if my thyroid condition is a factor. I get tested next month and can't wait! I just need to make sure my thyroid condition hasn't gone wonky again. I've read where some people needed to have their dosage adjusted as they lost weight. Mine has never been adjusted . My best friend was recently diagnosed as hyperthyroid and was scheduled for surgery next week, however her endo told her she couldn't have the surgery until they regulated her thyroid level.
  17. I'd be interested but it depends on which suburb.
  18. Kathy812

    1 Year Post Op Failure

    I can definately relate. I am 17 months out and have never gotten to goal. My loss came to a screeching halt around November. I refuse to think of myself as a failure, I am determined to get to goal, regardless how long it takes. I recently met w/my bariatric team. They recommended: 1) get over 20 g of Fiber a day (I was only getting about five) 2) make sure 2 days a week I include strength training, ,even if it's only 10-15 minutes, as this will speed up my metabolism. 3) work out 5/6 days a week 4) log my food. Side note, I recently bought a Fitbit and love it. Both work together and help me remain accountable. 5) and of course the old bariatric saying, "Protein first". Remaining hopeful & wishing you success.
  19. Kathy812

    Julien Bakery Paleo Protein Bars

    I checked out the reviews on Amazon, they didn't get great reviews. If anyone has tried it or will try it, let us know what you think please. Always looking to try new protein bars.
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    Anyone gone through menopause AFTER the surgery?

    Wow, just saw this thread for the first time, never thought menopause could be a factor. I always blamed my thyroid. I never reached goal ( I'm 17 months out). Now, I have to assume menopause could be a factor? I work out 5 days a week, log my calories and still vacilate between 167/168 #. Very frustrating and at times emotional. You would think with all this work I could drop at least a few pounds. Sigh... Anyway, I'm determined. I just have to figure out what will work for me. Sent from my SM-G900T using the BariatricPal App
  21. Kathy812

    1 year surgiversary!

    Congrats! Outstandingly stats!
  22. Kathy812

    Beyond my wildest dreams

    Inspirational for sure & so what if you're bragging a little....you've earned the right. This post is also encouraging for those of us who are more then a year out and still not at goal.Congrats to you! Do you mind sharing what dress size you wear now? Sent from my SM-G900T using the BariatricPal App
  23. Kathy812

    Peanut butter!

    Pb2 is my go-to, I put it on my apple. I don't have it everyday, because apple has a lot of carbs but I so do love it.
  24. We have similar stats. I was 228 on surgery day and like you, I worked out before surgery and could NOT loose weight. I am still struggling to get to goal. My bariatric team provides me w/an exercise physiologist. He recommended I work-out 4-6 days a week but admittedly, I worked out 3-4 days. However, in the past month I've increased it to 5 days. He wants me to mix it up & keep the body guessing. I do zumba and run on the treadmill with some strength training (at home). I was also told by my team that weight loss is 70-80% diet, working out is mostly to keep your heart healthy. I love how I feel after a workout. I have more energy, sleep soundly and it helps with my mood. Sent from my SM-G900T using the BariatricPal App
  25. Kathy812

    Calorie intake

    I will say that many people made it to goal eating quest. Conversely, many people's weight plateaued eating Quest. I agree w/cowgirl, no food is technically bad but there are BETTER choices. You have to see what works for you.

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