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Everything posted by Jill4329

  1. You look great and you look happy. I just noticed we live in the same area after seeing you in the KC Royals Shirt.
  2. You look amazing! Great job! So happy for you.
  3. I feel like my doctor continually being on the pushy side about how much to lose has to do with him wanting his overall patient weight loss statistics looking impressive. On one visit he told me he wanted me to lose 40 pounds by the next visit in 3 months. I had another surgery during that time which restricted exercise. I did not lose 40 but I did continue to lose even during that surgery recovery time so he was pleased when I explained all that to him. Even though he is pushy, I do believe he will graciously back off when I decide I am happiest with my weight, wherever that ends up being. That said, I just got off the scales and am ready to knuckle down again, maybe go back to liquid protein supplements for a few days and get way more serious about MAKING myself get better exercise. I have another surgery coming up in July so I want to make some significant progress before then. I do really like your doctor’s very realistic approach about being able to reach a balance and maintain the weight we want. It’s way too easy to start piling the pounds back on. Carbs are too tempting.
  4. YES! My doctor thinks the same range is right for me. I’m a couple inches shorter but I still don’t see it as realistic for me. I think we will know the right/best/most comfortable weight when we get there so I don’t stress over the number the doctor wants. I think if you reach 145 and you feel good there, you tell your doctor you are happy with that. I am stuck now at 212, having regained three pounds through my own bad choices. I think I am going back on liquids for a few days to see if I can lose those three and maybe a few more. I am bad about not wanting to get in enough exercise too. So many body aches and pains to use as an excuse. And as has also been mentioned here recently, I have medications that interfere with weight loss. However, I am beyond thrilled that I have lost 90 pounds overall and can’t wear my old clothes!
  5. I have not tried this yet but I am thinking about going back on the liquids only diet temporarily. When I did it pre-surgery, I was dropping a pound a day. I may not lose quite that much but I think it might be worth a try to get down below 200 in my case.
  6. Wow! You look great! Good job! I get the feeling people may be a little reluctant to comment on my weight loss for some reason. They may be hesitant to call attention to it in case I’m sensitive about it. No way to know really but I notice the same thing you do. The people I’m closest to say something but others I know but am not especially close to don’t.
  7. Weight loss has slowed but surgeon says it’s to be expected. I am more than halfway to what I have said was my goal all along - 150 -which would be a loss of 149 pounds. I am at 88 lost now, so well on the way. When I reach 199, that will be 100 pounds lost and getting below 200 all at the same time so I’m focused on that now and will post pictures when I get there. I agree very much about every day being a chance to do better. We all slip and stall and stress but we just keep trying and working at it.
  8. Jill4329

    Boobs! [emoji523]

    I have gone from a 46D to a 40C and still have a fair amount to lose. I don’t care if I wind up flat! One less thing ...
  9. Yes, it will pass. You are not alone. I want potato chips, pizza, chocolate, etc., but I just try to think of how physically awful I felt the few times I ate a bit too much since the surgery or the times I ate a bit too much of the wrong thing. I occasionally have a taste of something I really want but I try to have just a couple bites and stop. Looking forward to getting below 200 pounds in the near future.
  10. 120 pounds lost is so good! I’ve lost 81. Started out 299. Surgery weight 257 on 8/21/17. Now 218.
  11. Yes! And you described it very well. I remember being this cold when I was young and in school, and I always picked seats nearest the heat source in classrooms. But I had gone so far in the opposite direction that it was a real problem in the summer to try to keep cool enough. Now people are shocked that I am actually cold a lot of the time. I have been told that it has to do with cutting down so drastically on carbs.
  12. Thank you for posting that. I’m really glad you did. I may take that along to my next doctor visit because according to that chart I am ahead of where I should be so it’s doubly encouraging.
  13. I am right where you are as far as weight loss since the surgery. I lost 42 before the surgery on a 3-month low carb diet followed by a 2-week liquid diet, all required by my doctor. I have lost 37 since the surgery, and I am very pleased that I just crossed over from morbidly obese to just plain obese. If I have a stall in weight loss, I think a day or two of the high protein liquid diet would probably help me get past it. HW -299, SW -257, CW -220 And in response to some other comments on here, I have to add that I don’t perceive the majority of what I see on here as bragging. As Walter Brennan used to say on tv: “No brag. Just fact.” We are simply sharing facts about how we are doing.
  14. After my doctor pretty much ordered me to lose another 40 pounds during the three-month period ending January 2, I had foot surgery on 10/20, which ended the exercise I had been doing but will make it so much easier and less painful to exercise in another week. While I may not meet my doctor’s goal for me, I have managed to lose 6 pounds since the surgery so I feel really good about that. I suspect the doctor is looking out for his statistics and/or limiting the number of post-op appointments for which he doesn’t charge an additional copay. I will lose the weight on my schedule, not his. I find it much better for me not to weigh daily. Seeing some progress weekly is better for me than not seeing much progress daily. HW: 299. SW: 257. CW: 224 That’s 33 since surgery on 8/21. And someone asked about loose skin. I have some but not as much as I anticipated. But it has been suggested that slower weight loss allows the body time to adjust to the changes.
  15. I like the Pure Protein bars. Not every flavor though. I like chocolate deluxe. My doctor who supervised the diet said to count only the sugars and sugar alcohols listed under carbs.
  16. My surgery was 8/21. Original weight was 299. Surgery weight was 257. I'm down to 229 now so a total of 70 pounds lost. Getting rid of my biggest clothing because I won't need them again! I still have clothes of many sizes so I'm delaying buying more as long as I can. I'm very glad I did this.
  17. No, not yet but I'm going to try one very soon. :-)
  18. It's a slow process for me too, and I'm doing what my doctor recommends for the most part. My numbers are as follows: starting weight: 299 on 4/1 before diets required by either insurance or the surgeon surgery weight: 257 on 8/21 current weight: 233 on 10/15 I am very happy with my overall weight loss of 66 pounds and with how much better I feel. At my last post-op appointment, my surgeon was concerned that my weight loss had slowed. I think it's important, for me at least, to keep in mind my goal. Not all of my different health professionals have the same idea about that. One says 110, which I don't see as even realistic. Surgeon says 120-130. I think what I want matters more than what they want, and I feel like I would be fine with 150 or so. If I look at it that way, then a 66-pound loss is already 44% of the way to my goal. That feels a lot more encouraging to me to look at it that way. If I get to that goal and decide I want to lose more, then I can adjust my goal. My surgeon wants me to lose 40 more pounds by 3 months from this last visit. I am going to do what feels right to me and not stress over it. The way I see it, I am not running a race here. I have health issues that present problems for me getting as much exercise as would be best for me. I will do the best I can and lose the weight on my own schedule, not anyone else's.
  19. We are on about the same course here. My surgery was August 21. Started out at 299, lost 42 before surgery and 20 since. Second post-op appointment will be this morning so I expect I will then be allowed to go in the pool for arthritis exercises. I'm doing fine on protein and fluid intake but I know I need to increase exercise, and maybe I will lose more quickly then. I am getting back into clothing I haven't been able to get into for years, and I am loving that. Surgeon suggested 130-140 for goal weight. I think even 150 might feel just about right. Using 150 for the goal, I am already a little over 40% there, which I find encouraging.
  20. Jill4329

    Over weight an fatty liver

    It's my understanding there are two types of fatty liver disease. One is alcoholic and one is non-alcoholic. I have the non-alcoholic type, which is caused by eating too much carbs and fat, if I understand it correctly. I'm sure it's not just the milk alone causing yours.
  21. I crave and miss potato chips and I am at stage four of what I can eat now. Boiled potato is on my list so I mash up a boiled potato and put a little salt on it. I don't see a huge difference between boiled and baked so I also had one baked. They are small but I at least get the potato taste. We have no potato chips in the house!
  22. Yes, the bad breath is awful. The best thing I have found is Ice Breakers Cool Blast mints.
  23. Do you also have to stop drinking before, during and after meals? I have to stop drinking 30 minutes before I eat, and not drink while I eat and I'm allotted 30 minutes to eat. Then I can't drink for another 30 minutes after I eat. That's really difficult for me.

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