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johnsons13

Gastric Sleeve Patients
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About johnsons13

  • Rank
    Bariatric Guru
  • Birthday 11/08/1982

About Me

  • Gender
    Female
  • Interests
    Reading, tattoos, piercings, AA/NA
  • Occupation
    Mom
  • City
    Ashland City
  • State
    Tennessee
  • Zip Code
    37015

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  1. johnsons13

    Anti depressants post op

    I've had such a hard time with getting my mental health meds related. I'm finally settled on respirodone and prozac.
  2. johnsons13

    Weight Loss Pills and surgery

    Yes I did, thank you. What calories were you told?
  3. johnsons13

    Weight Loss Pills and surgery

    It always amazes me the different instructions by different dr's. I remember when I was seeing my primary they said if I stuck to a diabetic diet of 2000 calories I'd lose weight, of course I didn't, but I thought with 500 I would starve and at times that is what it feels like, then I get moody. I end up eating very bad foods. But when I eat about 1000 in healthy foods I don't get "hungry or angry". But 500 literally I don't feel full.
  4. johnsons13

    Weight Loss Pills and surgery

    I just sent you a pm with my phone number. I was also told I can't eat fruits but I can use them to infuse in my water.
  5. johnsons13

    Weight Loss Pills and surgery

    This isn't lifelong for the 5-700 calorie, it's only until I get to maintenance weight, then I can go up to 1000. Sorry if I made you think it was lifelong. If that was the case I don't think I would have had the surgery. I have no other health issues other than diabetes which my a1c is coming down since surgery.
  6. johnsons13

    Weight Loss Pills and surgery

    To me, the surgery is also a band aid. I've pretty much been able to eat what and when I wanted after surgery without restrictions except the first month. If I don't eat the 500 calories I"m supposed to, I stand still and gain weight even if it's added 200 calories. The otc never worked before for me either, but I"ve realized that medicine that never worked before reacts different now. Like melatonin never made me sleepy and now the smallest amount will make me tired. Tylenol never helped headaches or anything else and the smallest dose will help what is bothering me. So, I didn't know if there was a difference with others now. I struggle with the unhealthy relationship with food, but like I said the only restriction I have is what the dr tells me, not my body. I feel hungry when I drink the 80 oz of fluids and eat 500 calories. I thought it was head hunger and dehydration, but I've made sure to get my fluids plus extra and I still feel super hungry, stomach growling when I eat 500 calories. I'm supposed to stay on 500 calories no more than 700 until I reach goal weight. But that seems impossible.
  7. johnsons13

    Plateau since month 6

    I've been stuck at the same weight for about 5-6 months. I'll gain about 5 pounds then right back down. I know I mess up my eating sometimes, well a lot. But, I've been going to the gym now and eating less with no change. I thought it was just me
  8. johnsons13

    Weight Loss Pills and surgery

    I've been seeing a therapist and going to the gym about 3 times a week. Which is as much as I can go with having kids under 13 24/7. I've been stuck for about 5 months or so and I know that I'm the cause of it. I know I have an unhealthy relationship with food. I do good for a few days then slip. Once I slip it's hard to get back on path. I read an article that my gym put out about weight loss surgery patients sometimes needing appetite suppressants added because of something to do with a lowering of basal metabolic rate and increasing hunger. Something to do with the decrease of leptin. I was wondering if that was what was happening with me. I go to my dr this Thursday and thought about asking him about that. My insurance doesn't cover prescription appetite suppressants like phintermene (not sure if I spelled that wrong). So that's why I was also wondering about OTC meds.
  9. I was just curious if anyone struggling after surgery added an OTC weight loss pill or even a prescribed pill and what were the results?
  10. johnsons13

    ❤ JANUARY 2019 CHALLENGE ❤

    Sorry I didn't post a fridge pic, but nothing as spectacular as all the beautiful fridges that look like they should be shown in homes and garden. My fridge is dirty and kid friendly with lots of snacks (healthy and not so), lots of leftovers for the family, stains, etc. I have been doing so much better this month. Still not completely doing what I'm supposed to, but in AA we say it's progress not perfection. As long as I'm moving forward, I'm moving in the right direction.
  11. johnsons13

    Compression clothing?

    My biggest fear is putting money into something that just doesn't work. I've wasted so much money on stuff trying to get myself going in the right direction with no luck. And goodness the money on vitamins that are horrible that are just sitting on a shelf in my kitchen or I've given to my Aunt.
  12. johnsons13

    Compression clothing?

    I think I"m going to look into that shirt. I need one to feel comfortable jogging and walking. Does it help with bottom belly fat? It looks comfy
  13. johnsons13

    Getting back on track

    I have been doing a lot better since the new year. I still do wrong, but I'm slowly getting back on track. I'm drinking more fluids and getting those back where they are supposed to be and taking my vitamins. I am not looking forward to going to my dr and getting weighed. I think I go this month for my next visit. I get so angry and you would think that would be enough but all that does is give my warped mind a reason to indulge in comfort foods. I'm trying to drink a protein drink for 2 of my meals and then a nice dinner that is mostly protein. I'm getting at least 1 protein drink in so far a day.
  14. johnsons13

    ❤ JANUARY 2019 CHALLENGE ❤

    Proudest moment 2018 was working on my marriage and losing 50 pounds. Now I gotta get back on track. I have a better pic, but I can't get it to upload. This pic was Dec 2017. I was 230.
  15. johnsons13

    ❤ JANUARY 2019 CHALLENGE ❤

    I'm in. I'll have to figure out how to get a before pic on here. Surgery status- 9 months post op today Stalled Current weight is 185 Goal weight is 140 My 2018 goals are to get on track and stay focused on losing weight and getting to maintenance weight, spend less time on my phone and more time with my boys and husband. Be kinder to nature and the earth. My January goals are to start losing weight again and stop with excuses.

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