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Posts posted by Jolexis

  1. 03/16/2020 09:43 PM, Krestel said:

    Running? Was there a certain weight you started running? How did you start? Ive never been able to do if really because of the cardio and it's something that I would like to do since it's something you can do anywhere. Also like you said, it also helps level your moods. (I love walking lots for the same reason.) I would love some tips.

    Sorry just now seeing this. I started out with the couch 25k app and went from there! I took my time with it and and repeated weeks if my body didn’t feel ready to move on. Also, stretch really well and listen to your body! I recently made a too large of a jump in mileage and I could barely walk for 3 days. Happy running!

  2. A couple NSV’s for spring!

    I ran 11 miles today 🙌🏽 Still working towards that 13.1, but I’m taking my time and preventing injuries along the way. I also ran a 33 minute 5k. My next goal will be to run one under 30minutes.

    I’m able to run up 4 flights of stairs at work to get to bed meeting (I’m an ER nurse) and only be semi-winded. I used to dread walking up even my own stairs in my house (I seriously would avoid going upstairs at all costs) and now it doesn’t really bother me.

    Still working toward the goals on the scale at 18 months out so any little NSV keeps the motivation going. 🧡 Shout out to my slow losers, not getting to goal before 1 year post op doesn’t mean you aren’t working just as hard.

  3. I run and do yoga. I prefer the yoga routines that are more focused on stretching as running is my primary cardio. Running really helps to level my moods out and it’s probably my favorite thing to do.

    I’m also really into fashion. I have to be careful as I’m one shopping trip away from a shopping addiction. It’s hard to find a balance between needing to fully replace a wardrobe and just shopping for the heck of it 🤦🏽‍♀️

  4. I have my next check up in a little less than 2 weeks (17mos post op) and I was kind of down on my self about not being at goal yet. I’ve been working out/ IF but my body is hanging onto these last 20lbs for dear life. I know it’s just a stall and they get longer the further out you get but it’s still frustrating when you hit one. 😒

  5. Went from a 36DD pre weight gain to 44F at my heaviest and now a 34C and still shrinking 😭. All that’s left is pretty much sagged skin with very little breast tissue. I’m only 5’1 and small framed so I’m not looking for breast implants but a lift is in my future once I hit goal. 🤦🏽‍♀️

  6. I get dizzy when I have too many carbs. Im over a year out and probably could eat a small serving of spaghetti but if I overdo it, it makes my pouch feel like it’s going to explode and negative conditioning is very real so I stay away. 😂

    When I make spaghetti for my family, I eat maybe 1/4 cup of noodles and a small serving of sauce/ sausage. Anything beyond that and the unpleasant dizziness kicks in... Just not worth it. 😅 I usually go to the gym or for a walk during dinner on spaghetti night. Desperate times calls for desperate measures.

  7. On 01/14/2020 at 13:05, ms.sss said:

    #myHero !!!

    I have a mental block with 10km (6.21 miles), my body is like "I'm DONE".

    I understand completely! I felt great until mile 6 then I was like “okay this isn’t fun anymore 😭🤬”. It’s going to take some serious work to get to 10 and 13 miles and I’ll have to figure out at what point to start adding some fuel/water during the run and what won’t cause cramping. It’s been a fun/painful journey for sure 😅

  8. I don’t allow bread in my house and if I buy it for the kids, I make sure it has raisins in it. 🤢

    I understand the trigger. Mine is chocolate. I LOVE high quality, pure milk chocolate (or with champagne infused 🥴). I’ve come to realize that it just can’t be in my house. We all have our vices, it’s just a matter of drawing a line in the sand and not crossing it. 💚

  9. I make myself face the scale everyday to keep myself accountable. I may not log every weight in MFP, but I know what the number is. I also don’t count it as a true gain unless it’s there for 3 days and I don’t beat myself up for gains the week before my period.

    It’s not for everyone but it helps me. Part of the reason I was able to gain so much weight in the first place was because I was in denial about the number on the scale.< /p>

    Also I’m over a year post op, so it’s important for me to be more diligent in preventing regain.

  10.  I’m 5’1” and while I dream of being out of the overweight category (132), I’ll be content with the 140’s. I’m in the 160’s currently at 14 months out and I have definitely had to clean my eating back up and be mindful of everything I take in. It’s definitely had to realize that this is a marathon and not a race! I also had my BMR tested and it’s at 1400 calories. It was kind of a reality check for me that: “okay.... you are essentially the height of a large child. You NEED to eat like you’re 5’1” for the rest of your life”. 

  11. Last week I clocked in 28.7mi of walking/ running. So far this week I’m at 20mi. Today I plan on running 1.25mi and waking at the park with a friend for 2.5mi. Yesterday I ran 10k so I have to be kind to my body today 😂

  12. Total foodie here! I still eat out although the thrill isn’t what it used to be. I’m also much more selective. Hubby and I share plates a lot or I pack it up and have leftovers for days.
    I still cook my family’s favorite meals and experiment with Pinterest recipes, but I notice I’m not as set on the kids/ hubby finishing their portions. I also stick to my 1/2-3/4 cup portion. When I finish it, I’m done eating, regardless if I feel “hungry” or not. And if kid say they’re full, they’re full (and if they ask for a snack 5 minutes later, the answer is NO 😂!)

    I had RNY and I also do not dump. Strangely enough, I’ve always been insulin sensitive and had dumping syndrome prior to surgery but I have not dumped since surgery.

  13. Two major NSV/ surgery victories today!

    I got my swabs to become part of the bone marrow donor registry. I had a friend die from cancer a few years ago who was unable to find a bone marrow match and he asked that friends join the registry so that other cancer patients could find matches. I was over their BMI limit and it really upset me that I couldn’t donate. I finally meet the BMI requirements and was able to send my swabs in today!

    Second NSV. I tried to get an IUD two years ago after my son was born but the doctor was unable to locate my cervix for insertion due to my obesity (we’re talking BMI of almost 60). Today I finally had my consult appointment for IUD placement!


  14. Finishing up my first week of IF and I can’t thank you guys enough! My stall seems to breaking (after 1 1/2 months).

    Anyone else get diarrhea after a 20:4 day? Not complaining at all since I’m usually at the extreme other end of the spectrum but I was just curious. I did eat half of a 6 inch meatball sub from subway (still will be under 50g carbs for the day) so I’m thinking that was the trigger.

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