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GrrlAnn

Gastric Sleeve Patients
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About GrrlAnn

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    Female
  • City
    Raleigh
  • State
    NC

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  1. GrrlAnn

    Running Shoes

    Don't be afraid! I went for the first time a few months ago and I was so glad I did. They wanted to see me walk. I asked them to watch me run. It was just inside the store - a few yards at most. It is totally worth it! Ask for recommendations from your running/gym friends. Sent from my XT1585 using BariatricPal mobile app
  2. GrrlAnn

    Fixing Posture

    I would also make a conscious effort to stand and sit with good posture - meaning put real thought into holding your shoulders back, back straight and head high as much as you can. Eventually it will be a habit. Also, sitting on an exercise ball instead of a chair can help. I sometimes swap my office chair for one when I want to work on core strength. Sent from my XT1585 using BariatricPal mobile app
  3. For me it was being declined for extra life insurance based solely on my BMI. I had been working out and eating right for a straight year and losing maybe 10 lbs! That threw me off the fence and into the surgery. Best decision ever! Sent from my XT1585 using BariatricPal mobile app
  4. GrrlAnn

    Going to the gym post-op

    My doctor's office gave me this advice for people with no complications or other major health problems: 0-3 weeks walking only 3-6 weeks walking, cardio, running 6+ weeks anything including weight lifting Sent from my XT1585 using BariatricPal mobile app
  5. Thank you for posting this! I have been a slow loser too and struggle with it not going as quickly even though I am working SO hard at it. I hope to have a similar story when I hit 18 months. Sent from my XT1585 using BariatricPal mobile app
  6. I really love Baritastic! It's the best food tracking/weightloss tracking app I've ever used! It does everything! Sent from my XT1585 using BariatricPal mobile app
  7. GrrlAnn

    Have I made it?????

    My doctor's office said that hair loss is the most common in the first 6 months and usually levels off by 12 months. So, there may be some risk you could start losing but I think it's very low. I'll keep my fingers crossed for you!! Sent from my XT1585 using BariatricPal mobile app
  8. That seems ridiculous. I was put on a presurgery low carb, low fat, less than 1200 calories. But that was for two weeks prior to surgery. I never could have done that for 3 months!! Sent from my XT1585 using BariatricPal mobile app
  9. GrrlAnn

    January Sleevers Check-In

    I am about 60 lbs down since surgery. 5'8" 275 BMI 42ish > 220 BMI 33ish. I have been a slow loser. I lost 30 lbs in the first 2 months and only another 30 in the following 4 months. But since I started a bit lower I guess this is normal. It has been bothering me since I work out intensely 5 days a week and stick within my calorie, water and macro goals. But on the positive side, I am just about as small as I've been as an adult which is wonderful! Hoping I can get lower another 20 lbs lower over the next 6-12 months. Sent from my XT1585 using BariatricPal mobile app
  10. Starting BMI 41, size 20W Current BMI 32, size 16 regular 5'8" Sent from my XT1585 using BariatricPal mobile app
  11. Many people do regain some weight 2+ years postop but unless you completely fall off the wagon, you'll probably never be your largest sizes again. If your wardrobe didn't sound so nice I'd recommend 14-6 but since it sounds high end, maybe sizes 14-10 just in case something goes sideways in the next 5-10 years. Sent from my XT1585 using BariatricPal mobile app
  12. GrrlAnn

    Favorite exercise

    I joined my local Burn Bootcamp and I LOVE IT!!! I've been going 5 days a week every week for a year now. We NEVER do the same workout. You work your whole body - cardio, weights, etc and everything can be modified to for your fitness level. I also love that it's women only! Sent from my XT1585 using BariatricPal mobile app
  13. I think it's interesting that your surgeon wants you to get to a size 10-12. I just had a conversation with my surgery team at my 6 month follow up where they told me that getting to my goal (shopping in regular stores size 12/14) may be unrealistic... Keep in mind I started at a size 20W, kill myself at the gym 5 days a week and stick to the eating plan religiously. I share this just to show you how far you've come and how different doctors have VERY different expectations of their patients. I say you are doing an amazing, stupendous, completely wonderful job!!! If I were you I'd keep going until my body felt like it's where it wants to be. Then I'd convince my surgeon to finish the plastics. Sent from my XT1585 using BariatricPal mobile app
  14. GrrlAnn

    Pre-surgery Exercise

    The exercise you do will depend on your overall health and physical abilities. If you have trouble walking, aerobics and running are probably not good options but you may be able to swim. If you are already active, you should push yourself to do something now strenuous (walking to running, lifting weights to CrossFit). Regardless, focus on being very consistent and continue to push yourself to do more. You want it to be a habit before surgery so you're more likely to be successful postop. Use this preop time to find something you love to do. Sent from my XT1585 using BariatricPal mobile app
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