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  1. Glamgirl

    Macros & Strength Training

    I am 3 years out.. and I need to try doing this as well. Let me know how it works for you too! I am flabby and need to tone if thats even possible.
  2. Glamgirl

    1 year out DS and going crazy

    Talk to your surgeon ASAP and they will discuss options for you . As for a pill, ask your doc about phentermine. It helps. It’s short term but it got me back on track when I gained 20 lbs during Covid times. I lost it all now and I’m doing great again … still trying to lose more though. I eat very low carbs which helps a lot . Good luck and you have done great so far!! Give yourself credit for that!
  3. i feel you! im out 3 years gained 20-25 pounds during covid.... i was so upset with myself as well... beyond upset! , so I called my surgeon and set up a meeting on zoom... I then explained myself. I know the carbs are what got me and less exercising during covid times. I was doing fine before that. So now I have been working really hard to lose the weight and get back on track the past 2 months and he wants me to do HIIT excessing 4-5 days a week. I have lost 10 so far but I was also put on phentramine to help but thats only short term ( 30 days to start) That seems to be helping me as well with my snacking. Just being honest here. Its so easy to get off track... I did and it scared me. I am feeling better but still need to loose a lot more in general . First i want to start with losing the weight I gained, then continue to work to my goal. Just call your doctor and keep your carbs low. I was told to stay under 50 carbs to maintain and under 30 carbs to lose. and to lose keep calories at 1200 a day. Now this is just what my doctors are telling me because they know I want to get this weight off aggressively. So call your surgeon and they will guide you and put you back on track. I felt exactly like you at first but now im feeling better not great but better than I was. I just want this weight gone! hope this helps.
  4. WOW thats pretty awesome congrats on losing it all!!! I am doing the same! gained 20 plus during covid.. and now I have been getting back on track the past 6 weeks.. called a meeting with my surgeon... cut out those darn carbs that brought me to this place... lost 7 pounds so far... i really want to lose 20-30 more period... I need to. The carbs really screwed me up with my weight loss... just like you I thought I could eat anything and the DS would keep working, and boy was I wrong.
  5. Glamgirl

    weight gain after DS

    Thanks Postop! I really appreciate your words of encouragement ! Keep your fingers crossed for me!
  6. Had DS urgery april 2018 .. lost a lot of weight . and well since covid hit I gained almost 20 lbs back in a year i cant believe this happened. what do i do? I am making appointment with surgeon ASAP. I have no idea on how to lose this again and fast! Im sorry I let this happen. 20 lbs is a lot!!!!!
  7. wow didnt even know you all had something like this! hope someone will keep it going! Id love to participate!
  8. Glamgirl

    DS statistics

    best thing I've ever done.... lost a lot at the beginning and now losing slowly, never regained and its been 15 months since surgery
  9. Oh I told my surgeon to do it all together! it needed to come out anyway
  10. yes I had one of those too... but they took care of that at the same time of my DS surgery and they also removed my gall bladder too then! So all three operations were done at same time! Fun! 😕 im just hoping no more!! I still have about 20-25 pounds more to lose so i hope that doesn't create any problems.
  11. thank you and yes I hope this surgery helps... hoping i dont get anymore hernias... is that common too? like more than one?
  12. oh you will... just rest and the healing will happen! Wishing you well! I love Dr. Bruce!
  13. Oh wow! I hope you recovery fast! That is a lot that you have been through! I bet you wish they could have done it all in one surgery? I wonder why he didn't take the colon out in april and the intestine ... did the internal hernia cause the intestine and colon problems? I was told that it could happen to my intestines. meaning they could get strangled and lose blood supply and die. 😕

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