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About Wendyfm

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    Bariatric Evangelist
  • Birthday 09/14/1961

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    I am 56the mother of an almost thirty four year old and a nineteen year old. I have lost 100 pounds so far,thirty before surgery seventy after.<br /><br /> It is now almost four years after surgery and other than an annual five pound gain every winter, which I lose by Spring it’s been pretty easy to keep the weight off. Spring ,Summer and fall I walk at least five days a week. I weigh myself daily, but record once a week. I use my fitness pal to record my food intake daily and a Fitbit to keep track of my exercise.
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    Music, reading, tropical fish, walking with my son
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  1. Wendyfm

    Protein from Food.

    I am six years out and eat between sixty and eighty grams of protein a day. it took me over a year to be able to get all of my protein needs met by food only and truthfully I still use protein shakes once in a while if I’m having a day where I’m just not into meat.
  2. Wendyfm

    Vets - How often do you weigh yourself?

    I’ve been in maintenance since 2015 and also weigh myself every day.
  3. Wendyfm

    Vets - How often do you weigh yourself?

    I’m six years out and I weigh myself daily. i am about five- seven pounds over my Lowest weight and and I am determined that I won’t gain anymore.
  4. Wendyfm

    Injecting Blood Thinner?

    Yes I had to give myself injections of a blood thinner for ten days after surgery. It was a little scary at first, but I got used to it.
  5. Wendyfm

    2020 Vets Updates

    I had a sleeve in 2014 and lost a total of 100 pounds. From 272 down to-172. I have averaged from 175-177!for the last year or so. I have slid off the exercise wagon this fall due to weather and illness. But trying to make an exercise come back. During the summer I walk daily.
  6. I lost a total of 100 pounds . Thirty before my surgery, 70 pounds afterwards. It took me twelve months to lose that seventy. I too saw people losing ten pounds a week. I think those people are the extreme. Slow and steady is good. Be prepared for frustration and stalls. My surgery was almost ten years ago and I have been able to keep most of the weight off, right now I’m seven pounds up.
  7. Wendyfm

    Daily Menus for Maintenance

    51/2 years out 100 pound loss, weight regained 3-5 pounds. BMI 31. Not skinny, but happy. I was BMI 49. Bkfast whole grain English muffin, peanut butter, banana, coffee Lunch 1 cup of chicken and stars soup.’supper, 4 ounces pork, sweet potato and 1/4 cup peas. Snack protein granola bar and after supper kodiak cakes protein muffin For 1234 calories. Sodium’s a little high today because of the soup.
  8. Wendyfm

    1.5 years out & still throwing up?

    I’m five years out and there are some foods that bother me sometimes. Chicken is one of them. Try crockpotting some meats.
  9. My body picked for me. Once I got to a certain weight I just stopped losing.
  10. I was allowed mashed potatoes from the start. I keep my carbs under 159 grams my protein at least 60 grams and my calories under 1,300. I’ve mostly kept off 100 pounds. I do stray sometimes and then I gain weight. As soon as I pay attention to what I’m eating I lose again.’other wise I try to eat slot of veggies, some of my starch as fruit and not be too strict with myself because then I want to binge.
  11. Wendyfm

    Menopause Pause?

    The same thing happened to me when I had weight loss surgery 5 years ago, I was fifty three and thought I was done. I had periods for two more years after surgery I finally finished menopause at fifty five.
  12. Wendyfm

    Daily Menus for Maintenance

    Whole wheat English muffin, chocolate peanut butter powder,1 teaspoon honey and coffee L. 6 ounce Greek yogurt and salad. 2 chocolate chip cookies . Supper 4 oz pork with roasted potato and carrots.
  13. Wendyfm

    Sleeve gastrectomy surgery 2012 or earlier

    I’m only five years out, but maintain a weight loss either side of 100 pounds by about five pounds. 100 in summer 95 in winter. I am generally physically active five days a week. The past three weeks I’ve been struggling with a sinus issue. Otherwise I still weigh myself every day and track my eating even on the bad days when I eat too much.
  14. Wendyfm

    Drinking strategy

    For me it’s one twisted tea once in a long while or I can do 1/2 margarita. Once in a long while.
  15. My mom is between an eight and a ten. After I lost my weight she would be sure to remind me how thin she is. Even after losing 100 pounds I am still a size 16. I am perfectly happy at this size, so basically I ignore this.

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