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waterwoman

Gastric Bypass Patients
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  1. Same with me - normal blood pressure and cholesterol without meds. Also no longer pre-diabetic. No achy joints.
  2. waterwoman

    6 Year Post-Op Need Support

    I was thinking about your post and remembering how good it felt to hit this current weight when I was losing and how bad it feels to be at this weight when I've regained. The weight, of course, is the same. But my perception of myself is very different. I also need to connect with the person I was six years ago - what was I eating? what were the daily habits that supported the weight loss I was experiencing? how did doing those things affect my self-image? Thanks for sharing your experience and for hearing mine.
  3. waterwoman

    6 Year Post-Op Need Support

    Hi Mel I’m also 6 year post op and I, too, have gained 15 lbs. Had an interesting conversation with a friend today who said the opposite of addiction is not sobriety, but connection. Could that be true for you? Are you missing some kind of connection in your life? I think for me, it might be connection to my body. I tend to live in my head, and take my body for granted. Hope you find a way through this dark time. Take care of yourself.
  4. waterwoman

    Travel after surgery

    Will you be traveling by plane or car? If possible, pack as much of your own food w you and remember to stay hydrated. How long will your trip be?
  5. waterwoman

    Regrets...anyone?

    This surgery was the best thing I have ever done for myself. I still dump on sugars and am so grateful that I do. I had surgery 6 years ago at age 64. Only regret is not doing it sooner.
  6. waterwoman

    1 yr out food

    Just curious-are you maintaining or continuing to lose? Do you know your BMR? Resting Basal Metabolic Rate? I just had Body Spec body scan which provided this and other data to discuss with my doc. I’m 6 years out getting about 1800 calories, but will need to reduce to lose about 20 lbs regain.
  7. waterwoman

    Food coma

    Also happens to me. Helps if I eat lightly and more often.
  8. waterwoman

    Confused

    What is your plan tell you? What does your stomach tell you?
  9. waterwoman

    Final Choice

    I chose bypass because it had the best loss stats and I wanted to give myself the best chance of success
  10. waterwoman

    Proper weighing of Halo Top?

    Remember, 16 oz for a pint is for liquids, not solids.
  11. I am 5 1/2 years out from RNY. Had consistent sore throat pain in spite of being on Omeprazole. Dr explained that I had small hiatal hernia which allowed stomach acid to seep into esophagus. Last endoscopy must have pushed stomach Bach down below diaphragm because pain substantially reduced. Best of luck to you.
  12. waterwoman

    Outshine Popsicles

    Another sweet option is frozen grapes.
  13. waterwoman

    This surgery is bullshit...

    Achieving any goal takes discipline and desire. What do you really, really want? What are you willing to do to get it? These are tough questions in any area of life, including health. As we examine ourselves carefully we may see areas where we excel and where we need to make changes. Wishing you wisdom and courage as you discover who you want to be.
  14. waterwoman

    Breakfast

    For those who don’t eat breakfast, are you morning exercisers? Any issues working out on empty stomach?
  15. waterwoman

    Newbie

    I used food for comfort and to alleviate boredom. It was a sea change to think of it as fuel and nutrition. Five years out and it’s still day by day, but absolutely doable.

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