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Djmohr

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  1. 15 days until my Plastics....getting a little nervous but really excited too! Cannot wait until I no longer have to stuff myself into spanks and a bra. LOL

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    2. Travelher

      Travelher

      Woah! both of you that is cray cray!

    3. LipstickLady

      LipstickLady

      @Babbs SERIOUSLY!!!?? From WHO???

       

    4. Babbs

      Babbs

      Some girl that was banned. I was like WHAAAAT???? I was so confused!

       

  2. 2lbs to go to hit Onede

  3. 2lbs to go to hit Onederland! I swear I am going to have a huge part with myself when I hit that number. Last time I was under 200, I was in my early 20's!

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    2. wascott

      wascott

      Very nice! Can't wait to visit Onederland.

    3. merry1126
    4. God4me

      God4me

      How exciting...You go!

  4. A delicious caprese sale for lunch! Outstanding!

    1. Djmohr

      Djmohr

      Salad, not sale! LOL

  5. Been working like a crazy fool! Decided I would take a break and make some grilled BBQ chicken, Brocoli/Cauliflower casserole! Now I am full and happy and could sleep for 3 days.

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    2. Valentina

      Valentina

      We had grilled chicken and Brussel sprouts. Is that close enough???

    3. ShelterDog64

      ShelterDog64

      How do you make your broccoli/cauliflower casserole?

    4. Djmohr

      Djmohr

      I use frozen brocoli/cauliflower mix. Sometimes I add brussel sprouts if I have them. A can of Healthy request cream of mushroom soup, Shredded cheddar cheese and french fried onions. I used to put minute rice, butter and cheez wiz in there but I stopped doing that 2 years ago. It still is delicious and of course has the fat from the cheese in there. I use about a cup of shredded cheddar.

  6. Burned 536 calories this morning on my elliptical and treadmill. Woot woot!

    1. Zoey716

      Zoey716

      great job!!!!

    2. Djmohr

      Djmohr

      Thank you! I feel great!

  7. Excited and hopeful for this upcoming week. I see the plastic surgeon on Monday (YAY!), Tuesday I have an 8am session with my physical therapist for myofacial release, followed by a low impact warm water therapy class and finished with my first round of acupuncture. I am relaxing just thinking about it! I cannot wait to get in the water where I feel like a whole new person. YAY me!

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    2. LipstickLady

      LipstickLady

      I agree about the arms! I can't imagine doing anything else before reaching/maintaining goal. I'd question any surgeon who'd do it, too.

    3. healthier&happier4life

      healthier&happier4life

      Wow! Life just keeps getting better!

    4. freelee

      freelee

      WOW! You go girl! You continue to be a major inspiration for me!

       

  8. Feeling excited! Homemade chicken tortilla soup sans tortillas today. Smells absolutely delicious!

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    2. Djmohr

      Djmohr

      Recipe for Chicken Tortilla Soup:

      2 boneless skinless chicken breasts

      1 large box of chicken stock

      3 stalks of celery - washed and chopped

      4 carrots - peeled and sliced

      1 poblano pepper - chopped (if u want it spicier, use a jalapeño)

      1 large onion - chopped

      2 cups of water

      1 large can of enchilada sauce (I use mild)

      1 can chopped green chiles

      1 palm full of chili powder

      1 T. Ground cumin

      1 T. Dried oregano

      Olive oil

      2 gloves garlic chopped

      1 small bag corn

      1 large can whole tomatoes - crush with your hands

       

      In large stock pot heat 2 T. Olive oil. Add onion, celery, poblano pepper, 1 T. Salt & black pepper. Sauté until soft. Add chicken stock, water, dried spices and bring to boil.

      Turn down heat to simmer, Add both chicken breasts, enchilada sauce, tomatoes, and all other ingredients. Simmer for 10 minutes. Pull chicken breast and shred. Add chicken back to soup. Simmer for 20 to 30 minutes or until carrots are tender.

       

      Enjoy! Yum!

       

    3. Smye

      Smye

      That sounds excellent! You should post it in the Real Food... thread if you're willing to share

    4. Djmohr

      Djmohr

      I would be happy to. Unfortunately not having any luck finding that thread. Do you know where it is?

  9. Feeling excited! I just started my own consulting business and had my final interview with my first client. It went very well and most importantly I did not have to deal with them trying to reduce my rate, at least so far. Keep your fingers crossed.

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    2. LipstickLady

      LipstickLady

      YAY YOU!! That's exciting. I've been self employed for 16 years and LOVE it. Exciting times, girly!

    3. ProudGrammy

      ProudGrammy

      @Djmohr - that sounds great - working for yourself has many benefits - you won't get yelled at if you are late, and you get paid what you want, and most importantly - boss always loves your work LOL - you'll do great - no crossies from me - you don't need them - kathy - congrats

    4. Djmohr

      Djmohr

      Thanks so much everyone! I am very excited to be doing this. It is the work I love to do and cannot wait! I have always wanted to work for myself! LOL.

      I received a note back from the CEO of my first client and he pretty much said its a done deal, they are just pulling the contract together so I should hear something today.

  10. Feeling relieved! My 3 level cervical spinal fusion went very well yesterday. Of course I have a lot of pai and a very sore throat but already I have relief of tingling and nerve pain down my arms! One more night in the hospital and I go home. Thanks for all of your prayers and well wishes. I swear I felt my family and friends including my bariatric pal family surrounding me.

  11. Feeling relieved! My 3 level cervical spinal fusion went very well yesterday. Of course I have a lot of pai and a very sore throat but already I have relief of tingling and nerve pain down my arms! One more night in the hospital and I go home. Thanks for all of your prayers and well wishes. I swear I felt my family and friends including my bariatric pal family surrounding me.

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    2. Miss Mac

      Miss Mac

      When I had that done a year ago February, it helped sooooo much. Once I got past recovery, I have had no pain or nerve issues at all with that concern. Even the scar is hard to see. It just looks like one of the wrinkles in my neck. The biggest aggravation was wearing the collar for six weeks. Get well soon.

    3. Djmohr

      Djmohr

      Yes Miss Mac , the collar is not my favorite, I am in a Miami j hard collar but it definately gives me support and I so badly need that right now. Having had 3 levels and a whole vertebra removed was a pretty big surgery. My head is heavy and shoulders are very painful si I am glad u have the collar at the moment.

      I am so very tired after 3 days of little to no sleep. Can hardly focus enough to hold my head up. I am sure I will get well soon, I would not have it any other way.

       

      Thanks again for the well wishes!

    4. Djmohr

      Djmohr

      Yes Miss Mac , the collar is not my favorite, I am in a Miami j hard collar but it definately gives me support and I so badly need that right now. Having had 3 levels and a whole vertebra removed was a pretty big surgery. My head is heavy and shoulders are very painful si I am glad u have the collar at the moment.

      I am so very tired after 3 days of little to no sleep. Can hardly focus enough to hold my head up. I am sure I will get well soon, I would not have it any other way.

       

      Thanks again for the well wishes!

  12. Felling excited! I got an email from my plastic surgeon today. They took before and after pics of my Brachioplasty. After she and her assistant took a look at them they were so thrilled with the results that they want to use them on their website, in their office and in any presentations she does. I knew they looked great but I am thrilled she is feeling great about them. Yesterday I saw my dermotologist in MN and he wanted to see them as he used to do plastic surgery as well. He was blown away by how great they look and he was especially excited about my scars and how perfect they look. Then I found out they are going to give me a free ultrasonic facial and Botox session just for booking my surgery with them. It was a good day for me!

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    2. ProudGrammy

      ProudGrammy

      woo hoo - look at you go!!

      great hearing updates, so happy things worked out - you are/look like a movie star!! ummm, may i have your autograph?! Congrats- your friend - kathy

    3. Djmohr

      Djmohr

      LOL. I am healing at the normal rate and even still have some redness and swelling but that is to be expected.

       

    4. TAJ718

      TAJ718

      That's awesome!! Congratulations!

  13. Gah! Don't know if is because I am healing but the last two days I am a bottomless pit! I never ever feel this way. It might just be the need for comfort food. Ugh!

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    2. Djmohr

      Djmohr

      Today I have been headed back to basics and doing ok so far. Protein shake for breakfast, cottage cheese and a fresh peach for lunch. I am making some kind of taco concoction for dinner tonight. I might go with impossible taco pie because it has a lot of eggs in it and it is the only way I seem to be able to eat them. I think my body is simply starving for way more protein than what I am used to and it has to be because I am trying to heal these burning hot arms. It's all I can figure.

    3. MrsSugarbabe

      MrsSugarbabe

      That's great, @Djmohr. We can't go wrong with the basics.

    4. VSGAnn2014

      VSGAnn2014

      I second the protein approach, since I'd hypothesize your body that's focused so much on healing itself now needs all the protein you can give it!

  14. Gah. I just don't get it. Why bother if you are going to start self sabbotaging

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    2. highfunctioningfatman

      highfunctioningfatman

      I have to defend Tijuana sleeves simply because that is where I got mine. The problem is that we are an instant gratification society. The lack of self education is sad. We are seeing posts from people who want the "magic pill" and don't want to work at it. Unfortunately little effort is put in by the patient and they're simply not prepared. On top of that they come here and ask what we know to be absurd questions.

    3. blizair09

      blizair09

      To be honest, I would say that some of it may be coming from folks whose insurance DID cover the surgery and who did have certain requirements. All of my pre-op efforts and preparation were due to my own grit and determination. The surgeon's "diet program" people didn't give a crap at all. In fact, they just wanted to rush me in and out as fast as they could. Don't get me wrong; they are nice people, and I do believe they want the best for their patients, but I strongly believe that place is more of a money-driven business than it is a place of health and wellness...

    4. Djmohr

      Djmohr

      See, I had a completely different experience. My center of excellence was very strict. If I missed or rescheduled more than 1 appointment during that 6 months they assumed you were not serious enough and reserved the right to dismiss you from the program and report you to your insurance. My center of excellence gave me a big binder (bible) on day 1 that went through every aspect of every type of WLS and exactly what the diet before, during and after looked like. My center of excellence made me sign a contract that stated i would not drink alcohol for 12 months post op and that i agreed to have my nutritional panel completed at every stage 3,6,12,18 months and then every 12 months after that for life. There were many more aspects as well but you get the idea. It was very clear that my insurance company and my center of excellence were communicating and working closely together to make sure i was a good candidate. I just feel bad for people that dont get approved when so many clearly take it for granted. It is frustrating.....dont get me wrong everyone makes mistakes or has cheat days but geez.....lets go home and eat something we know we shouldnt touch right out of the gate.

  15. Geez! I had a bit of red wine tonight while making dinner. I still cannot believe how quickly a few sips impact me. I guess that is what happens when you cook with wine and there is some left for you. Feeling mellow......

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    2. Djmohr

      Djmohr

      I dont drink alot, in fact i just had my first drinks about 3 months ago and I am 2 years post op. I will say, I used to prefer bourbon and now i love me some wine! Going out to dinner at our favorite steak place tonight and will be drinking a glass or two and cannot wait.

    3. WLSResources/ClothingExch

      WLSResources/ClothingExch

      We have another shiddach here! Bourbon! And, Pirate, if you have a special liking for jazz, I saw an amazing documentary about the music and more. "The Jazz Loft According to W. Eugene Smith." It plays in non-mainstream theaters and is available on iTunes. I was expecting it to be about the music only, but it's that and more. Lots about it in google.

    4. shedo82773

      shedo82773

      My drink of choice ( I didn't drink often) but I loved COORS LIGHT. I don't drink it now because of the carbonation. So just last month, I went to a family get together and had wine!! It is called STRAWBERRY VINES, just a cheap one but dang me it was good. You know how they say that after WLS drinks hit you fast well I'm here to tell you I got a buzz in just a few shakes. I think after my 1st glass I got warm and fuzzy. And this is from a person thck of beer and just barely get a buzz. I won't do it much but it sure was good. LOL

       

  16. Getting ready for shoulder surgery tomorrow morning. I made lasagne soup with ricotta topping, cucumbers & sour cream, beef barley soup and grilled up some chicken breasts. Hubby cannot cook so it's either that or have him run out for food I don't even like. Everything is done and I can relax the rest of today.

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    2. bugsy72

      bugsy72

      Good luck with your surgery! It sounds like you're well-prepared, food wise. Way to plan ahead! I pray it goes smoothly for you and recovery will also speed along and that the surgery will take care of your problem.

    3. Djmohr

      Djmohr

      Thanks everyone! Will let you know when I am back home and chilling out!

    4. Valentina

      Valentina

      You got this, girlfriend! If you can do WLS, you can handle a wee shoulder surgery! God Bless. :)

       

  17. Guess what I did tonight?!! I went shopping for boots to wear with my skinny jeans. I literally tried on 10 pair and could fit in all of them. Even the wide calf ones used to not fit me! Now I can wear regular ones with no problem! My husband was so excited for me that he bought me two pair! One black leather coach and one brown pebbled leather pair! They are so dam cute I can hardly wait to wear them! Yeah me!!!

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    2. ssflbelle

      ssflbelle

      So happy for you! I read in your email to me the boots sounds wonderfully stylish and no wide calfs. I can't wait until I can shop in a store, I will probably be doing the happy dance.

    3. rowenusmc
    4. mmrennau

      mmrennau

      hi djmohr its been a while since i been on so im catching up on all my notifications. I saw your profile and stats WOW you are doing great!!! I have ups and downs and right now currently having a down. I hit my 6 month mark and the weight loss SLOWED. They weren't lying about the first 6 month honeymoon period! I have not been working out as much as my main location for working out is OUTSIDE. And Its cold out there now! LOL congrats on the new boots. Last time I tried to get into some my calf wouldnt fit either. Been scared to try again. Hope you had a great Christmas/Holiday. Look forward to seeing more posts. :)

  18. Guess what?! Got my Instant pot today. It's ribs for dinner tonight. YUM!

    1. WLSResources/ClothingExch

      WLSResources/ClothingExch

      New toys are fun. A friend gave me a crockpot about five years ago and, as far as I've used it -- never -- it's still a new toy. Eternal youth. (I'll experiment one day.)

    2. Djmohr

      Djmohr

      I made fall off the bone baby back ribs in less than 30 minutes! Love this toy already!

  19. Had a rough day yesterday. As most of you know I recently had cervical spinal fusion via my throat. It has been very hard to eat or drink for 2.5 weeks now. Apparently my heart rate has been very low and I let myself get dehydrated. Well, I stood up yesterday took a step and woke up on the floor. Not a good thing for someone in a neckbrace with 3 new fusions. Ugh! Spent the day in the er getting fluids. Now they want me to see a cardiologist because of my unexplained low heart rate and over 51 age. My heart rate did not improve even after I was rehydrated. Luckily I was wearing my brace and other than being sore, I feel a little better today. I am thankful that I did not really cause a huge problem. Moral of the story, don't let yourself get dehydrated no matter what! And how did your Saturday go!

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    2. Packerfan61964

      Packerfan61964

      Praying that God will lay his healing hands on you and you will recoup from this quickly and continue on with your journey!!

    3. Djmohr

      Djmohr

      Thanks everyone for the well wishes and prayers. I am feeling a little better today, staying hydrated. I have an appointment with the cardiologist next Monday. In the meantime I am going to focus on getting my body moving more each day. I miss my workouts terribly (I never in a million years thought I would ever say that! LOL). I think your body gets used to exercise and when you don't get it you feel like crap.

      Thanks again my fabulous Bariatric pal family!

    4. lisaanewme67

      lisaanewme67

      Oh my GOD @Djmohr... Please take care. I'm am going to fill up my 32 oz cup right now.. I am guilty of skipping fluids. My prayers to you!!! Keep us posted.

  20. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

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    2. Djmohr

      Djmohr

      Thanks ladies! Turkey is in the oven, all my sides are ready to go. Looking forward to having my son here for the first time in 17 years! I used to live in MN and he always has to work Thanksgiving. I feel blessed!

    3. liannatx

      liannatx

      Happy Turkey Day!

    4. jane13

      jane13

      thank you! happy thanksgiving to you

      too!

  21. Headed to the hospital to see if my SIL will get a new liver. Fingers and toes crossed that she is doing better and gets her transplant.

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    2. Djmohr

      Djmohr

      Thanks everyone for the prayers and warm wishes. I have to believe the prayers are working so far because she has made it this far and we have been told everyday she has a less than 10% chance. Mary is a fighter and she is definitely fighting hard to stay with us. Thanks so much!

    3. ProudGrammy

      ProudGrammy

      from your BP family - caring thoughts, good wishes during this hard period! biggggg group huggggs kathy

       

    4. Djmohr

      Djmohr

      Just got an update from my BIL. Mary's heart shows improvement so they are checking some other things but they may be able to add her to the liver transplant list. We are hoping to find out in the next 12 to 24 hours.

  22. Home made beef with barley soup cooking in my stock pot. Mmmmm mmmmmm good!

    1. Daisee68

      Daisee68

      You have such creative recipes! Wish I could cook like you! Hope it was good!

    2. Djmohr

      Djmohr

      Thank you. Anyone can cook. I pull most of my new recipes off Pinterest and then work with them to remove bad carbs and add good ones like a whole grain barley.

      My husband ranted and raved which he never does on a soup.

      Last night I also grabbed a new recipe for oven roasted BBq beef brisket. It was so delicious that ended up focused on just my protein. That never happens to me!

  23. Honey Crisp apples are available again! I swear peeled apple slices with peanut butter on them is the best snack ever! YUM!

  24. Hooray! I believe I finally broke a 28 day stall! Thank goodness!

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    2. MrsSugarbabe

      MrsSugarbabe

      Patience is a virtue..... (smile) And we all need some throughout our journeys.

    3. Packerfan61964

      Packerfan61964

      I too, have been on a LONG stall!! But I have lost a few inches...I know you are so happy its over. Message me and tell me what you did to get over it please

    4. MissKit

      MissKit

      Congrats Love!!!!!!!!! You are amazing!

  25. I am anxious and excited. Headed to Vegas on Friday. After 30 years of going there at least twice per year, we have made many friends. I have not seen them nor have they seen me since 10 weeks after surgery. Many don't know and I am somewhat unrecognizable. Looking forward to seeing them, have to decide what I share and what i don't. It will be fun though, it is vegas afterall!

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    2. WLSResources/ClothingExch

      WLSResources/ClothingExch

      I feel terrible for you -- such a fun dilemma. Your LV friends will be thrilled for you. I'd think that telling whole truth, if you're so inclined, will be well met -- it's usually pre-surgery that the negative comments flow. Anyway, put something on 25 Red for me, okay?

    3. Djmohr

      Djmohr

      LOL. 25 red! You got it. I am certain they will be happy for me. My husband is the one that freaked me out a little. He reminded me that some of them probably won't recognize me. I am fine sharing my story and you are right it would be harder if I had not lost the weight. Plus, I got some great new outfits to wear!

    4. mmrennau

      mmrennau

      hope you had a good time!

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