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Djmohr

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  1. I have 1lb to lose and I move from overweight to normal on the BMI scale! I am so close that I can actually taste it!!! This week has to be the week!

    1. liannatx

      liannatx

      How exciting and hard earned!

    2. bugsy72

      bugsy72

      wooooohoooooo!

    3. Stevehud

      Stevehud

      were both gonna get there before christmas I can Feel it !!

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  2. I tried my new hot chocolate today from Bariatric Pal! It is excellent! I really really loved it and will certainly be purchasing more when the time comes!

    1. ssflbelle

      ssflbelle

      Looks like someone spammed you. I think you have the ability to delete this garbage.

      As to the hot chocolate so glad to hear you enjoyed it as I was thinking of getting some for when I can't drink coffee for 2 months.

  3. 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. :)

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  4. Woo Ho! I got my box full of Protein products from Bariatric Pal store today! I used my 50.00 gift card and even spent a little more. They sent me some free items to try too! I will be having one of those items for a snack today and I can hardly wait to try their hot chocolate! I haven't had anything to drink besides water in over a year! Yeah me!

    1. ssflbelle

      ssflbelle

      Aren't they great! I got my package quickly and at least 4 freebies. I only got protein bars which I am really enjoying while on my 6 months supervised diet. I would love to hear if you like the hot chocolate.

    2. bugsy72

      bugsy72

      I use the carnation light (no added sugar) in chocolate flavor with skim milk, mix it up, then heat it up. Takes pretty close to hot chocolate!

       

       

    3. Djmohr

      Djmohr

      What's nice about this hot chocolate is it is protein enriched.

      I did try a crispy caramel peanut bar tonight. I was scared but let me tell you, it was like eating a real candy bar. I hate most real candy now because it is too sweet but this bar was delicious and had 15 grams of protein!

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  5. I must have done something right on thanksgiving, I jumped on the scale expecting a slight gain and I lost a half pound. Go figure!

    1. DivaSoBlessed

      DivaSoBlessed

      Congrats! I'd say that's a definite win!

    2. freelee

      freelee

      Our Thanksgiving was today with the family. I'm anxious to see how I did. Mostly ate turkey, and a few bites of the other things. AND a small serving of dessert. We will see how it goes on the scale tomorrow. Congratulations on your success as you kick off the holiday season.

       

       

    3. Djmohr

      Djmohr

      I loved seeing my son for Thanksgiving! I literally sent him home with every leftover with the exception of a very small amount of turkey and a tiny portion of my sweet potato soufflé which rocked! I figured if I got everything else out of my house I would not be tempted to eat it. LOL! I was down a little more again yesterday! Woot woot!

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  6. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

    1. 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!

    2. liannatx

      liannatx

      Happy Turkey Day!

    3. jane13

      jane13

      thank you! happy thanksgiving to you

      too!

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  7. Made salmon patties for dinner tonight's! Can you say YUM!

    1. Mini_me007

      Mini_me007

      Yummo! I've come to love salmon. Bet those salmon patties were fabu!!

    2. Inner Surfer Girl

      Inner Surfer Girl

      Yum! Can I come over to eat?

       

  8. Yeah! Feeling better today. As many of you know I had more back surgery on Monday. It was a terribly rough couple of days but I think I am out on the other side now. Let's hope anyway! Going to get to shower today!

    1. ProudGrammy

      ProudGrammy

      @Miss Mac

      hope you feel better sooner than later - kathy

      i just hi-jacked - ooops

      - please don't arrest me buds!!! phew, thanx-kathy

    2. Elode

      Elode

      Yay!! I'm glad you're feeling better!!

    3. Djmohr

      Djmohr

      Yeah, feeling much better now! Even backing off pain killers a bit this morning.

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  9. Ouch! Today I had surgery to remove an implanted neurostimulator from my spine. It was an old one and had the leads secured to my spine so I now have 2 old scars opened and one brand new one. They had me so hopped up on drugs I cannot sleep at all, every time I fall asleep, I feel like I am suffocating. So here I am on BP.. Hopefully tomorrow will be a better day. With less pain medication.

    1. freelee

      freelee

      Djmohr, I have been thinking of you and saying a few prayers too. You are such a ray of sunshine and support to so many on this site that to know you are going through a rough time is disconcerting to me. Please keep us posted on your progress. I hope your recovery is as quick as your weight loss has been successful! Best wishes.

       

    2. Djmohr

      Djmohr

      You guys are very sweet. I am having a really rough time tonight. I felt so much better this morning. Hubby is calling the doctors service to see if we can get something a bit stronger. I a, guessing that won't happen until tomorrow given everything has to be physically handed to you these days.

       

      Thanks again everyone for the well wishes and hugs. This is bumming me out a bit and that usually doesn't happen with me

       

    3. Daisee68
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  10. What a great week so far for me! This is the first time in months that I have lost 5 lbs in 1 week. I am now so close to my ideal weight. I have 16lbs to go and my BMI is 26! Life is really great!

    1. jane13

      jane13

      Sounds like you may be a couple of pounds away from goal on New Years!!!

    2. Djmohr

      Djmohr

      My goal is to get to goal by January. I usually don't like to set time goals but that date has been in the back of my mind now for awhile. If things continue to go well, I will make it.

      Thanks everyone!

    3. freelee

      freelee

      I'm sure you will do it! Congratulations.

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  11. I was so excited when I got on the scale this morning! 1. I lost 1.4lbs yesterday 2. I hit one of my goals and surpassed 125 lbs lost! Only 19 pounds from my ultimate goal!

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    2. borg/assimilated

      borg/assimilated

      Wow, you have done well! 125 pounds, you've lost a whole person. Nice.

    3. Djmohr

      Djmohr

      Babbs,

      I de died to start crocheting again to keep my hands busy. Since then I have noticed that I have a whole lot less head hunger going on and therefore my snacking has changed dramatically. I still snack but I noticed my calorie count has dropped from 1200 per day back down to around 1000 to 1100. Also of course when your hands are so busy you are burning more energy. I am still restricted and having another back surgery on 11/16.

      That really is the only thing different to speak of.

    4. Lexigurl82
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  12. I got my A1C results at my 12 month post op check in. 4.8!!! Wahoo!

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    2. Djmohr

      Djmohr

      Thanks everyone! Everything seems to be going pretty good for me. I haven't posted pics of my self because I am waiting until I reach goal. It is sort of a gift to myself for getting there. It gives me incentive to keep on pushing.

    3. dhrguru

      dhrguru

      Awesome!!

       

    4. Rebecca Jo Ragon

      Rebecca Jo Ragon

      Congrats....keep up the good work!

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  13. My 1 year labs are in and I am one healthy gal! I am most excited that my stage 3 kidney disease is still in remission! The only abnormal lab I had was my b12 which is actually too high at greater than 2000. I might want to back off of that one.

    1. emma4884

      emma4884

      Thank you for sharing the great news. I follow your posts closely as you inspire and frequently enlighten me.

    2. borg/assimilated

      borg/assimilated

      Good news! Here's to being healthy again!

    3. beachgal2935

      beachgal2935

      Congrats! So happy for you :)

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

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

    1. MrsSugarbabe

      MrsSugarbabe

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

    2. 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

    3. MissKit

      MissKit

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

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

    1. 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!

       

    2. Smye

      Smye

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

    3. Djmohr

      Djmohr

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

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  17. I met with a cardiologist yesterday. I definitely feel better after seeing him. He believes having two major surgeries in 8 months has played a huge role. My passing out, dizziness and low heart rate is being caused by 3 things: surgeons using steroids during and after spine surgery has caused my adrenal system to be out of whack which is causing my body to take longer to acclimate to positional changes, dehydration from the ability to swallow much for the last 4 weeks and the nerve in my cervical spine that was impacted and controls heart rate is irritate. He said it is like a perfect storm. An endocrinologist can help me with the adrenal gland issue. Of course Imy throat is getting better making hydration a bit easier and I just have to give that nerve some time to heal. My heart looks very health! Thanks for all the well wishes!

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    2. jane13

      jane13

      so glad to hear you got good news.

    3. Rebecca Jo Ragon

      Rebecca Jo Ragon

      Good news! So glad to hear it.

    4. Karlnjax

      Karlnjax

      @Djmohr I'm glad you found out whats going on! I pray now you will feel better knowing whats going on with your body. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers... Feel better soon :)

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  18. Nervous today. I meet with a cardiologist to see why my heart rate is so low and I keep feeling dizzy/lightheade. I passed out a week ago. All of this following major spine surgery. Off all medications and it is still happening. I hope they don't find anything too scary but need answers. Wish me luck!

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    2. lisaanewme67

      lisaanewme67

      Sending prayers your way... It must be scary! You have been through so much, please take care of yourself.

    3. jane13

      jane13

      positive thoughts your way!

    4. freelee

      freelee

      Praying all went well.

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  19. I did it! Woot woot! I finally hit Onederland today! 34lbs to goal now!

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    2. jane13

      jane13

      that's so cool. you deserve it you have worked hard

    3. jane13

      jane13

      that's so cool. you deserve it you have worked hard:)

    4. mmrennau

      mmrennau

      congrats girl!!!

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  20. 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.

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  21. 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!

    1. wascott

      wascott

      Very nice! Can't wait to visit Onederland.

    2. merry1126
    3. God4me

      God4me

      How exciting...You go!

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  22. 2lbs to go to hit Onede

  23. What a great feeling! My oldest son was here last night , he is 6'2" tall. He looks good for his height except he has that tell tale sign of a ver small beer belly. He does like to indulge once in a while. I have always been the heaviest in our family. Last night he tells me he need to drop a few pounds because he is at his heaviest. I asked him what his weight is and he told me 225. For the first time in my life I weigh less than him. I am currently 205 headed for onederland. I am 5'10". Although I felt bad for him, I have to say I was so very proud of me for losing 105 lbs

    1. Kushka

      Kushka

      Great job!

       

    2. Djmohr

      Djmohr

      Definately having a good neck day too! Thanks Daisee68!

    3. ShrinkingPeach
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  24. 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.

    1. 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.

    2. 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!

    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!

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  25. 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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