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Meryline

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    Meryline got a reaction from SGirl35 in Post your progress pics!   
    6 months post op, down 90+ lbs



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    Meryline got a reaction from SGirl35 in Post your progress pics!   
    6 months post op, down 90+ lbs



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    Meryline got a reaction from KatFight in I Want To See Before & After Pics! (Cont'd)   
    At 7 months post op, down 96 lbs

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    Meryline got a reaction from SGirl35 in Post your progress pics!   
    6 months post op, down 90+ lbs



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    Meryline got a reaction from SGirl35 in Post your progress pics!   
    6 months post op, down 90+ lbs



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    Meryline got a reaction from SGirl35 in Post your progress pics!   
    6 months post op, down 90+ lbs



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    Meryline got a reaction from SGirl35 in Post your progress pics!   
    6 months post op, down 90+ lbs



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    Meryline got a reaction from SGirl35 in Post your progress pics!   
    6 months post op, down 90+ lbs



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    Meryline got a reaction from nicole0206 in Poll: How many carbs?   
    So my nut wants me at 50% Protein. Because of that my carbs will automatically stay low. I'm somewhere between 50-100g a day, all depending.
    I haven't had any carb restrictions since surgery except sugar really.
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    Meryline got a reaction from real sight in Just Curious .. can you handle bread, rice, pasta?   
    My program has no restrictions on bread, rice or Pasta. Bread does not go down well for me, so I avoid it, rice I have only had once, but I have a little bit (10-20g) of pasta now and then. I do however eat oatmeal every day.
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    Meryline got a reaction from KatFight in I Want To See Before & After Pics! (Cont'd)   
    At 7 months post op, down 96 lbs

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    Meryline got a reaction from KatFight in I Want To See Before & After Pics! (Cont'd)   
    At 7 months post op, down 96 lbs

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    Meryline got a reaction from 2feelinggreatagain in A success (6 month check up at 7 months) w/pictures   
    So I had my 6 months check up at the hospital on Thursday, 1 day before 7 months.
    I saw my surgeon who could not be more thrilled with me. I have lost 82% of my excess weight. (which is a little strange as I have lost 91% of what will give me a normal BMI) They don't want me to loose too much more weight as I'll start to look sickly. They don't think I'll need any plastics, as I don't have an over hang and my blood results are great (the doctor at my support group will probably disagree. All my values are within range, but some are in the lower end, and since she is a specialist on supplements for bariatrics, she prefers us in the upper range). They also have a score that they calculate, that I don't remember, but it was very high, and she called me a success case. I don't go back until my 1 year check up. (I'll just have blood drawn in 3 months and show my support group doctor)
    They were actually fully booked for the BIA test, but the surgeon wanted med to have one, so she called and asked if they could fit me in, and they could. They are done by the nutritionist.
    She was also very impressed when she saw me, and after the test she could not be happier. I have the values for all 3 tests (1 month pre op, 6 weeks post op and 7 months post op) I managed to gain another 4 lbs before starting my pre op diet, so it wasn't at my very highest.
    The only negative thing was my phase angle. It has dropped. It's a measurement that shows how well your muscles are getting nutrition. That along with my total Protein (from the blood test) she wants me to eat more, and get more protein. Other than that, everything was great and she was so impressed, especially how much muscles I still have. All the working out and walking has helped tremendously.
    I have included pictures from about 6 months and 7 months post up. It's only like 5 lbs between the pictures, but I see several changes.




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    Meryline got a reaction from GBLady41 in Gym or no gym, that is the question   
    Wow, our stats are so similar. It goes to show how different we all are and that one size does not fit all.
    I didn't have an option to not workout because of my back, I also love working out. But it's so interesting to see how different approaches has given so similar results.
    I work out because I like it, and that is really important. If working out is going to be more of a pain and bother, wait. If you have medical reasons as to why it would be good for you to work out, do it, but don't overdo it.
    As overweight people we have more muscles then the normal weight person because we have to carry our own weight. As we lose weight, there is less to carry, so we will lose muscles if we don't work out (lift weights). Muscles burn calories.
    So I work out because it's fun, I want to keep my muscles, and because I'm motivated to do it. It's not something I have to, but I want to.
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    Meryline got a reaction from SGirl35 in Post your progress pics!   
    6 months post op, down 90+ lbs



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    Meryline got a reaction from 2feelinggreatagain in A success (6 month check up at 7 months) w/pictures   
    So I had my 6 months check up at the hospital on Thursday, 1 day before 7 months.
    I saw my surgeon who could not be more thrilled with me. I have lost 82% of my excess weight. (which is a little strange as I have lost 91% of what will give me a normal BMI) They don't want me to loose too much more weight as I'll start to look sickly. They don't think I'll need any plastics, as I don't have an over hang and my blood results are great (the doctor at my support group will probably disagree. All my values are within range, but some are in the lower end, and since she is a specialist on supplements for bariatrics, she prefers us in the upper range). They also have a score that they calculate, that I don't remember, but it was very high, and she called me a success case. I don't go back until my 1 year check up. (I'll just have blood drawn in 3 months and show my support group doctor)
    They were actually fully booked for the BIA test, but the surgeon wanted med to have one, so she called and asked if they could fit me in, and they could. They are done by the nutritionist.
    She was also very impressed when she saw me, and after the test she could not be happier. I have the values for all 3 tests (1 month pre op, 6 weeks post op and 7 months post op) I managed to gain another 4 lbs before starting my pre op diet, so it wasn't at my very highest.
    The only negative thing was my phase angle. It has dropped. It's a measurement that shows how well your muscles are getting nutrition. That along with my total Protein (from the blood test) she wants me to eat more, and get more protein. Other than that, everything was great and she was so impressed, especially how much muscles I still have. All the working out and walking has helped tremendously.
    I have included pictures from about 6 months and 7 months post up. It's only like 5 lbs between the pictures, but I see several changes.




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    Meryline got a reaction from 2feelinggreatagain in A success (6 month check up at 7 months) w/pictures   
    So I had my 6 months check up at the hospital on Thursday, 1 day before 7 months.
    I saw my surgeon who could not be more thrilled with me. I have lost 82% of my excess weight. (which is a little strange as I have lost 91% of what will give me a normal BMI) They don't want me to loose too much more weight as I'll start to look sickly. They don't think I'll need any plastics, as I don't have an over hang and my blood results are great (the doctor at my support group will probably disagree. All my values are within range, but some are in the lower end, and since she is a specialist on supplements for bariatrics, she prefers us in the upper range). They also have a score that they calculate, that I don't remember, but it was very high, and she called me a success case. I don't go back until my 1 year check up. (I'll just have blood drawn in 3 months and show my support group doctor)
    They were actually fully booked for the BIA test, but the surgeon wanted med to have one, so she called and asked if they could fit me in, and they could. They are done by the nutritionist.
    She was also very impressed when she saw me, and after the test she could not be happier. I have the values for all 3 tests (1 month pre op, 6 weeks post op and 7 months post op) I managed to gain another 4 lbs before starting my pre op diet, so it wasn't at my very highest.
    The only negative thing was my phase angle. It has dropped. It's a measurement that shows how well your muscles are getting nutrition. That along with my total Protein (from the blood test) she wants me to eat more, and get more protein. Other than that, everything was great and she was so impressed, especially how much muscles I still have. All the working out and walking has helped tremendously.
    I have included pictures from about 6 months and 7 months post up. It's only like 5 lbs between the pictures, but I see several changes.




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    Meryline got a reaction from 2feelinggreatagain in A success (6 month check up at 7 months) w/pictures   
    So I had my 6 months check up at the hospital on Thursday, 1 day before 7 months.
    I saw my surgeon who could not be more thrilled with me. I have lost 82% of my excess weight. (which is a little strange as I have lost 91% of what will give me a normal BMI) They don't want me to loose too much more weight as I'll start to look sickly. They don't think I'll need any plastics, as I don't have an over hang and my blood results are great (the doctor at my support group will probably disagree. All my values are within range, but some are in the lower end, and since she is a specialist on supplements for bariatrics, she prefers us in the upper range). They also have a score that they calculate, that I don't remember, but it was very high, and she called me a success case. I don't go back until my 1 year check up. (I'll just have blood drawn in 3 months and show my support group doctor)
    They were actually fully booked for the BIA test, but the surgeon wanted med to have one, so she called and asked if they could fit me in, and they could. They are done by the nutritionist.
    She was also very impressed when she saw me, and after the test she could not be happier. I have the values for all 3 tests (1 month pre op, 6 weeks post op and 7 months post op) I managed to gain another 4 lbs before starting my pre op diet, so it wasn't at my very highest.
    The only negative thing was my phase angle. It has dropped. It's a measurement that shows how well your muscles are getting nutrition. That along with my total Protein (from the blood test) she wants me to eat more, and get more protein. Other than that, everything was great and she was so impressed, especially how much muscles I still have. All the working out and walking has helped tremendously.
    I have included pictures from about 6 months and 7 months post up. It's only like 5 lbs between the pictures, but I see several changes.




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    Meryline got a reaction from 2feelinggreatagain in A success (6 month check up at 7 months) w/pictures   
    So I had my 6 months check up at the hospital on Thursday, 1 day before 7 months.
    I saw my surgeon who could not be more thrilled with me. I have lost 82% of my excess weight. (which is a little strange as I have lost 91% of what will give me a normal BMI) They don't want me to loose too much more weight as I'll start to look sickly. They don't think I'll need any plastics, as I don't have an over hang and my blood results are great (the doctor at my support group will probably disagree. All my values are within range, but some are in the lower end, and since she is a specialist on supplements for bariatrics, she prefers us in the upper range). They also have a score that they calculate, that I don't remember, but it was very high, and she called me a success case. I don't go back until my 1 year check up. (I'll just have blood drawn in 3 months and show my support group doctor)
    They were actually fully booked for the BIA test, but the surgeon wanted med to have one, so she called and asked if they could fit me in, and they could. They are done by the nutritionist.
    She was also very impressed when she saw me, and after the test she could not be happier. I have the values for all 3 tests (1 month pre op, 6 weeks post op and 7 months post op) I managed to gain another 4 lbs before starting my pre op diet, so it wasn't at my very highest.
    The only negative thing was my phase angle. It has dropped. It's a measurement that shows how well your muscles are getting nutrition. That along with my total Protein (from the blood test) she wants me to eat more, and get more protein. Other than that, everything was great and she was so impressed, especially how much muscles I still have. All the working out and walking has helped tremendously.
    I have included pictures from about 6 months and 7 months post up. It's only like 5 lbs between the pictures, but I see several changes.




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    Meryline got a reaction from sandra305 in Gym or no gym, that is the question   
    A point I want to make is that when you are obese, your stored fat is holding a lot of things in place. Once your fat is slowly disappearing, you need muscles to do that job. A lot of people who has had wls feel amazing afterwords. Knees are not hurting anymore etc. Then, several months out, things are starting to hurt again. This is often because things are not supported like it used to.
    With my program, we got an exercise program before surgery. It was a generic one, but had 10 exercises you could to at home with minimal equipment, and it started easy and it had ways to make it harder. We went through the whole program with physical therapists before the surgery and was encouraged to start before surgery, and start up again at 3 weeks out.
    I started walking a little over a week after surgery (I had to have a nerveblock for a herniated disk that got moved during surgery so I couldn't really do anything for the first week or so). I started lifting weights 2 a week at 3-4 weeks (I was in a program for my back, so it was supervised). I walk everywhere, and average between 12 000 and 20 000 steps a day. The program I was in is over, so I'm now lifting 2-3 times a week, but only like 10 min warm-up and 45 min of lifting tops. I also do nordic walking.
    I have had a steady weight loss since 2 weeks before surgery (I have had a loss every week except one), I have now lost over 80 lbs. I eat carbs (but I naturally restrict because I can't tolerate to much. I eat them though). I am anywhere from 800-1200 calories at this point. I'll be 5 months out on Sunday. I don't really do Protein Shakes, I get my Protein from food. I eat around 80g a day. If I want more or I have had a day outside of my routine, I'll sometimes do a shake.
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    Meryline got a reaction from Creekimp13 in Really interesting articles about obesity and bariatric surgery published January 2018   
    Several interesting articles were gathered and published here yesterday.
    https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/currentissue
    Here are a few of them, the complete list is in the link above.
    Reimagining Obesity in 2018 - A JAMA Theme Issue on Obesity
    Long-term Outcomes Following Bariatric Surgery
    Counting Calories as an Approach to Achieve Weight Control
    Fitness or Fatness - Which Is More Important?
    Comparing the Outcomes of Sleeve Gastrectomy and Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass for Severe Obesity
    Effect of Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy vs Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass on Weight Loss at 5 Years Among Patients With Morbid Obesity - The SLEEVEPASS Randomized Clinical Trial
    Effect of Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy vs Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass on Weight Loss in Patients With Morbid Obesity - The SM-BOSS Randomized Clinical Trial
    Lifestyle Intervention and Medical Management With vs Without Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass and Control of Hemoglobin A1c, LDL Cholesterol, and Systolic Blood Pressure at 5 Years in the Diabetes Surgery Study
    Association of Bariatric Surgery vs Medical Obesity Treatment With Long-term Medical Complications and Obesity-Related Comorbidities
    Association of Bariatric Surgery Using Laparoscopic Banding, Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass, or Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy vs Usual Care Obesity Management With All-Cause Mortality
    Toward Precision Approaches for the Prevention and Treatment of Obesity
    Evolving Societal Norms of ObesityWhat Is the Appropriate Response?
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    Meryline got a reaction from Creekimp13 in Really interesting articles about obesity and bariatric surgery published January 2018   
    Several interesting articles were gathered and published here yesterday.
    https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/currentissue
    Here are a few of them, the complete list is in the link above.
    Reimagining Obesity in 2018 - A JAMA Theme Issue on Obesity
    Long-term Outcomes Following Bariatric Surgery
    Counting Calories as an Approach to Achieve Weight Control
    Fitness or Fatness - Which Is More Important?
    Comparing the Outcomes of Sleeve Gastrectomy and Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass for Severe Obesity
    Effect of Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy vs Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass on Weight Loss at 5 Years Among Patients With Morbid Obesity - The SLEEVEPASS Randomized Clinical Trial
    Effect of Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy vs Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass on Weight Loss in Patients With Morbid Obesity - The SM-BOSS Randomized Clinical Trial
    Lifestyle Intervention and Medical Management With vs Without Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass and Control of Hemoglobin A1c, LDL Cholesterol, and Systolic Blood Pressure at 5 Years in the Diabetes Surgery Study
    Association of Bariatric Surgery vs Medical Obesity Treatment With Long-term Medical Complications and Obesity-Related Comorbidities
    Association of Bariatric Surgery Using Laparoscopic Banding, Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass, or Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy vs Usual Care Obesity Management With All-Cause Mortality
    Toward Precision Approaches for the Prevention and Treatment of Obesity
    Evolving Societal Norms of ObesityWhat Is the Appropriate Response?
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    Meryline got a reaction from Creekimp13 in Really interesting articles about obesity and bariatric surgery published January 2018   
    Several interesting articles were gathered and published here yesterday.
    https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/currentissue
    Here are a few of them, the complete list is in the link above.
    Reimagining Obesity in 2018 - A JAMA Theme Issue on Obesity
    Long-term Outcomes Following Bariatric Surgery
    Counting Calories as an Approach to Achieve Weight Control
    Fitness or Fatness - Which Is More Important?
    Comparing the Outcomes of Sleeve Gastrectomy and Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass for Severe Obesity
    Effect of Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy vs Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass on Weight Loss at 5 Years Among Patients With Morbid Obesity - The SLEEVEPASS Randomized Clinical Trial
    Effect of Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy vs Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass on Weight Loss in Patients With Morbid Obesity - The SM-BOSS Randomized Clinical Trial
    Lifestyle Intervention and Medical Management With vs Without Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass and Control of Hemoglobin A1c, LDL Cholesterol, and Systolic Blood Pressure at 5 Years in the Diabetes Surgery Study
    Association of Bariatric Surgery vs Medical Obesity Treatment With Long-term Medical Complications and Obesity-Related Comorbidities
    Association of Bariatric Surgery Using Laparoscopic Banding, Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass, or Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy vs Usual Care Obesity Management With All-Cause Mortality
    Toward Precision Approaches for the Prevention and Treatment of Obesity
    Evolving Societal Norms of ObesityWhat Is the Appropriate Response?
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    Meryline got a reaction from Creekimp13 in Really interesting articles about obesity and bariatric surgery published January 2018   
    Several interesting articles were gathered and published here yesterday.
    https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/currentissue
    Here are a few of them, the complete list is in the link above.
    Reimagining Obesity in 2018 - A JAMA Theme Issue on Obesity
    Long-term Outcomes Following Bariatric Surgery
    Counting Calories as an Approach to Achieve Weight Control
    Fitness or Fatness - Which Is More Important?
    Comparing the Outcomes of Sleeve Gastrectomy and Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass for Severe Obesity
    Effect of Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy vs Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass on Weight Loss at 5 Years Among Patients With Morbid Obesity - The SLEEVEPASS Randomized Clinical Trial
    Effect of Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy vs Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass on Weight Loss in Patients With Morbid Obesity - The SM-BOSS Randomized Clinical Trial
    Lifestyle Intervention and Medical Management With vs Without Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass and Control of Hemoglobin A1c, LDL Cholesterol, and Systolic Blood Pressure at 5 Years in the Diabetes Surgery Study
    Association of Bariatric Surgery vs Medical Obesity Treatment With Long-term Medical Complications and Obesity-Related Comorbidities
    Association of Bariatric Surgery Using Laparoscopic Banding, Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass, or Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy vs Usual Care Obesity Management With All-Cause Mortality
    Toward Precision Approaches for the Prevention and Treatment of Obesity
    Evolving Societal Norms of ObesityWhat Is the Appropriate Response?
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    Meryline got a reaction from SGirl35 in Post your progress pics!   
    6 months post op, down 90+ lbs



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