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OmaJ

Gastric Bypass Patients
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  1. Praise the Lord, I'm 6 months post op, and very thankful my diabetes was reversed as well as severe reflux I had prior to surgery! My weight loss has been slow with many 3 week stalls, and my surgeon recommends I have to increase the protein intake, as I slacked off of protein shakes the last few months. (Just got tired of them). I'm back to having a protein shake of 30 gm. plus what I get in foods to hopefully increase wt. loss & slow down hair loss. Overall, done well down 50 lbs. & Hgb A1C is 5.4 (also off cholesterol med. since surgery, but lab levels creeping back up, keeping a watch on it)
  2. Thanks for sharing the Chipotle Portobello Oven Fajita recipe, looks delicioso & can't wait to try it!
  3. Newme17 you were missed! Hope all is well with you & glad that you're back & sharing veggie recipes as well!
  4. OmaJ

    One year anniversary

    CONGRATULATIONS!!! You've done an amazing job! You're picture wasn't attached, however I was able to click on the one by your name & you look incredible!
  5. Wow, Praise the Lord you're a walking miracle! And what a blessing that you're already seeing such wonderful health benefits! Wishing you continued success on your journey!
  6. OmaJ

    Oh Hell! Hang on for the ride!

    God bless you, YOU are a walking miracle! I'm glad you mentioned that your surgeon had never done the bypass also, it's good for people to research the surgeon's experience. To say you've been through an ordeal would be an understatement! God blessed you & pulled you through! So thankful you're finally recovered & enjoying better health & life!
  7. OmaJ

    Bowel movements

    My Dr. REALLY likes his pts. to take Miralax (can take 2 Times daily if need be for awhile). I'm 2 and a half months out & still need it most days, once a day. There were a few times I took Senna S at night too. Miralax really made a difference.
  8. OmaJ

    Introducing Me!

    CONGRATULATIONS on your surgery & such success already!!! Long journey getting there, but you did it! May God continue to bless you on your journey.
  9. OmaJ

    Dr. Visit

    Whoo! Whoo! CONGRATULATIONS!!!
  10. I am THRILLED with the health benefits thusfar, after seeing my Endocrinologist today! I had surgery over 2 months ago (9/5/17) and my lab results were wonderful! Hgb A1C is 5.7, and have been off weekly Trulicity injections since just prior to surgery, Cholesterol 168 total (HDL, LDL good), Triglycerides down from 168 to 101 and my weight down 30 lbs. - I've had a few wt. loss stalls, but can't complain! Absolutely NO reflux since surgery, and it was severe before. I have been off Cholesterol med. since before surgery & can stay off. Praise the Lord, I feel very blessed!
  11. OmaJ

    3 months post op

    CONGRATULATIONS!!! It's a great feeling & wonderful job you're doing. Keep up the good work!
  12. I wrote back after a week (since waiting a week to weigh). Mine is slow, 20 lbs. off at 2 months (not counting losing the 10 lbs. I had gained from IV fluids in the hospital). I'm thankful to be losing 2 lbs. a week if that's all I'm averaging for now. What are some of the benefits you're seeing? CONGRATULATIONS on losing 20 lbs. your first month!!!
  13. OmaJ

    One month since my bypass

    CONGRATULATIONS on your accomplishments thusfar! You can already see a difference & you're doing great, especially when you consider the set back re: hospitalization, etc. I'm 2 months out & have only lost 20 lbs., but am focusing on the benefits so far & weighing weekly instead of daily helps too. I too had really felt down when I hit a 3 week stall that lasted for 3 weeks! Thank God that passed!
  14. HAPPY HALLOWEEN! GREAT pictures, and you look amazing! CONGRATULATIONS on your accomplishments, success, and amazing journey! Thanks for sharing
  15. Thank you! 😃 I tried to correct spelling of a word & it posted my recipe twice, LOL. Attempted to delete one, but didn't see an option to.
  16. Thank you for sharing the websites!
  17. I made a Veggie Butternut Squash Chili recipe this week tweeking 2 different recipes. (One was the sweet potato recipe on here). It turned out SO tasty & I've given some to loved ones and had it several times myself (sticking to my 1 cup limit - sometimes I just have half a cup). So I used the following ingredients: Cubed butternut squash (found in produce section) 1 can of low sodium black beans drained/rinsed 1 can of Bushes Chili Beans medium 1 can of Pinto beans drained/rinsed and blended in Ninja blender 1 can of Mild Rotel 1 can of Hunts diced basil, garlic & oregano tomatoes Diced garlic (2 heaping Tbsp.) 1 Tbsp chili powder 1 1/2 tsp. Cumin 1 1/2 tsp. Paprika 1 tsp. Oregano 4 cups vegetable broth First sauteed a mixture of: diced onion, celery, carrots found in produce section. Then added the rest of the ingredients brought to a boil, turned down heat to simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. The next day I added in a cooked sweet potato diced to the leftovers. Delicious!
  18. Update to @BecomingMeAgain: So as difficult as it was, I stuck to our deal & weighed only once in a week, and praise the Lord, broke the 3 week stall! I saw my Dr. on Wednesday, and he agreed it's best to only weigh once a week. He was pleased with everything (although did say even though my wt. loss is slow - he understood when I explained that I had been at a stall for 3 weeks, since week 3 post op). So after waiting to weigh for the week, I lost just over 2 lbs. that week. Looking forward to next Tuesday, as it will be 2 months out for me. How are you doing with making yourself weigh only weekly? I know it's a struggle, but you can do it! We will overcome these struggles & be victorious together!
  19. It really varies on different people as far as their wt. loss (& MANY things factor in, of course). Mine is slow: not counting the 9 pounds in fluid I gained from IV's in the hospital, and I hit a stall at 3 weeks post op (which lasted 3 weeks!) YES, THAT STALL IS FRUSTRATING, but "This too shall pass" praise the Lord - I lost 18 lbs. in 7 weeks thusfar. HW 205 (Keep in mind, not even 5' tall) SW 188 Post op from IV fluids: 197 CW 170 Yea! 😃 Thankful to break the 3 week stall I had!
  20. OmaJ

    11 days pre op

    CONGRATULATIONS! On your way & off to a great start pre op!
  21. @mrsto I'm still doing very well, thank you. ☺ I go to see Dr. Ganta (my surgeon) this Wednesday for 6 week follow up. I did hit a 3 week stall that lasted 3 weeks, but am now starting to lose weight again. I'm told this is COMPLETELY normal, and have read several posts from people referring to the 3 week stall. I stopped weighing daily & weigh once a week now (as difficult as it is to do). Am just focusing on 64 oz. water, eating as directed, increase walking slowly but at least 5 days a week. The 2 days I don't get out, I do careful exercise inside such as Tai Chi, and added arm exercises of 3 lb. wts. Keep me posted on your journey, it'll all work out. We went through the whole process of trying different saline amts. prior to my Lapband revision with Gastric bypass, and I wish I had known it was what contributed to my severe reflux (GERD) - but am SO thankful it resolved immediately after! God bless you!
  22. This is the most inspirational success story ever! WOW, CONGRATULATIONS!!! Such amazing accomplishments, thank you for sharing your testimony and praise God for your blessings! Such beautiful pictures as well, your excitement is contagious
  23. OmaJ

    4th week post-op

    I agree with everything you said about walking. I'm 6 weeks out & have been at a stall for 3 weeks. I haven't weighed this past week, as it would go down a pound, up a pound. I made a commitment with another person to weigh weekly instead of daily, as they were struggling with it too. I am following all the Dr.'s guidelines.
  24. OmaJ

    4th week post-op

    That's wonderful! Congratulations on your journey thusfar! Thank you for sharing what you're eating as well. I need to increase my walking distance a bit more. I've had to be careful doing it gradually due to health issues. Which surgery did you have?
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