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Status Updates posted by Meryline

  1. 100 freaking pounds gone, and only 5.3 lbs from goal.


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    2. shedo82773


      WOW!!! How great is that!! You are so close to your goal, you are going to KILL IT!!!

    3. Mattymatt


      Dayum! That's rocking it!

    4. Taylor5


      Lucky Duck!! {No luck involved, I know, LOL} ~ SO happy for you though!! I love it when someone reaches such a huge milestone, so inspiring for a pre-opper like me! Congratulations :)

  2. I have to admit, this is pretty cool


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    2. Berry78


      Love it! Love it! Love it!

      Hmm.. So if I can lose at the same rate as you.. then I'll be at goal in 5 more months.. which puts me at goal at a year postop. I seriously doubt it will happen, but a gal can dream, right? Lol!

      You have done FANTABULOUS!

    3. FluffyChix


      Wow! Very cool! Thanks so much for the visual!

    4. jls99660


      I love this!

  3. The worst dumping episode

    On Friday night I had the worst dumping episode to date. I have had nothing like it so far, just mildly and immediately after I have eaten, this was a case of late dumping.

    I didn't eat much or as regularly as I would normally do, as I had the day off, and things are never how they usually are. I also donated plasma in the morning, not that I have ever had problems with that before.
    In the afternoon I had a few reeses covered pretzels (Yes, I know) and didn't think anything of it. I was playing with my dog on the floor, was a little tired, but nothing unusual, and then woke up over and hour later. I was shaking, heart racing, sweating, legs like logs, stomach not too happy.

    I knew I had to eat, so managed to get some food in me, forced myself to walk my dog half a block and then went to bed and stayed there for 12 h. On Saturday I still wasn't back to normal, a friend also telling me that I was extremely pale. As the day progressed I got better, and Sunday was no problem, went and worked out as normal.

    But what a horrible experience. Guess who has another intensive to stay away from sugar.

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    2. Meryline


      @Berry78 I have only been donating for a week, they won't allow you until at least 4 months post op, and that is only of your full blood work comes back perfect. It is very heavily regulated. Also, I don't think I have been working out as hard as you think I have. 2 weight training a week, and walking/nordic walking and some swimming. I'm not going back to full swimming until after Christmas because I know it drains me of calories, and walking and weight training I was used to from before the surgery, so not something new for the body, just less calories.

      I'll talk to my NUT this week and see what she says. They didn't say anything against it when I mentioned it at my check up, but I'll ask again.

      The incident was a late dumping because of too much sugar, nothing else. I will take make sure it doesn't happen in the future though, for sure.

    3. Apple1


      That sounds scary too me almost similar symptoms to low blood sugar with the sweating and shaking.

      Glad you felt better on Sunday.

    4. Meryline


      @Apple1 Late dumping syndrome happens because of an increase in starches and sugars in your intestines. At first, the extra sugar causes your blood sugar level to rise. Your pancreas then releases the hormone insulin to move sugar (glucose) from your blood into your cells. This extra rise in insulin causes your blood sugar to drop too low. Low blood sugar is called hypoglycemia. And for us the food moves very rapidly from our stomach to our small bowls, meaning there is no food for the insulin to work on. Something like that.

      And thank you!

  4. I went to my monthly support meeting yesterday and got "yelled" at.
    They think I'm too rigged with tracking my food, and I'm not eating enough carbs. Not that I should overload with carbs, but I should have more in the morning, and continue to eat a lot less of them in the afternoon and evening.

    As for tracking my food, they think I can't continue like I do, and think at one point it'll be what makes me gain weight again. That I'm not on a diet, and that I should build a normal relationship with food.

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    2. LillieDuFran


      Oh my! How unsupportive! Some folks (me) feel better when we have control. We are less anxious and more successful. That said, relaxing a bit after you've been post-op a while may be a good plan. I'm hoping I can!

    3. Berry78


      I think the new set point will help keep things stable long-term, without having to worry about weighing things down to the gram.

      But, at only 6 months post op, we aren't AT our new set point yet, and even if we are, we don't know it. It's too early to relax.

      And, when I say "relax", I mean:

      Pre-op: Pajamas

      Weight loss phase: Tuxedo

      Maintenance: Business casual

    4. MSinger


      At this point in my life, I must have read at least a million weight loss success stories and they follow a general pattern:

      1. A person made goal by religiously tracking their calorie intake.

      2. A person got to their goal weight by tracking, life happened and they stopped tracking, and now they've regained weight (sometimes possibly gained more weight than the last time they started).

      3. A person got to goal weight by tracking calorie intake, and they continue to maintain their weight by tracking their calorie intake.

      Tracking seems to be an important theme here. Do what works for you.

  5. It's official...the girls are gone. From a 40D to a 36B....and I don't think it's the end....

    1. Berry78


      Oh my! I wonder if that'll happen to me? Mine are currently 36DDD.

    2. Strivingforbetter


      I also started out as a 40D. I think I'm down to a 38 C and steadily shrinking. But I'm ok with it.

  6. 5 month surgiversary today. I'm down 84 lbs, less than 22 lbs to normal BMI which is my goal. 

    I could not be more happy. In a month I see my neurosurgeon to decide I'm having back surgery on 10/3 or not. Hoping new MRI pictures will show an improvement in my back compared to the pictures in March.  

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    2. Geri Marie

      Geri Marie

      Yes, so far. I had it on June 26th. Slow healing but all the pressure on my sciatic nerves has been relieved. I'm getting sleeved so I can take the rest of the 100lbs of extra weight off my body!!

    3. Meryline


      I had one on 12/14/15, and it worked for a while, but weight gain made it not last, which is why I had the surgery. I'm hoping the weight loss will prevent a new one. I'm over 50 lbs less now than at the last back surgery. @Geri Marie

    4. lynmar


      Congratulations Meryline! :1311_thumbsup_tone2::)

  7. This is a first!

    I just got back from a 3 week vacation and I lost 5.5 lbs. I don't think I have ever lost weight while on vacation.

    I eat more carbs than I usually do, I was less active than I usually am, and I didn't track what I eat, just made sure I got enough protein.

    Today it's back to business, tracking and eating clean. Sunday it was 5 months since I started my 2 week pre-op diet, and I'm down over 78 lbs. A few years ago it took me a whole year of diet and working out 6 days a week to drop 67 lbs. Insane.

    1. biginjapan


      FWIW, this has happened to me too, both times I went on vacation (well, business trips to be honest) since my surgery - one was a 10-day trip to Germany, the other a 2-day weekend in another city. Both times I dropped weight even though my food intake was not as stellar as it should have been. Which makes me think that maybe the body likes change - change of food, change of exercise, etc. and responds more eagerly as a result. Just a thought.

  8. Major NSV: ordered a dress from Land's End in medium. Didn't realize I ordered petite. And it fit. A little shorter than I would normally use, but I felt really comfortable wearing it. Win! 

    1. Newme17


      That's awesome!! I love surprises we get for ourselves. :)

    2. Apple1



  9. 16 weeks post op yesterday. 18 weeks since pre op diet. 70 lbs down. Unbelievable really

    1. Apple1


      Wow, great job! Congrats!

    2. Newme17


      Ditto! Great job!

    3. MSinger


      Congrats :) Very inspiring!

  10. Ville bare si hei!