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Nic C

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    Nic C reacted to MarvelGirl25 in GALS who started their journey over 300 lb+<br /> +   
    Dont beat yourself up! Those months are the hardest but just take it as a lesson learned and keep it moving. Its not going to do you any good if you dwell on it. Id try to find out what made you go backwards so that it doesnt happen again... you know, figure out the root of the problem. 420 to 296 is a great accomplishment though. Congrats! We are here for you!

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    Nic C got a reaction from MarvelGirl25 in GALS who started their journey over 300 lb+<br /> +   
    Checking in... I'm finally under 300 lbs. Depression hit and I lost myself from Sep-Dec and ate and drank whatever and how much my pouch allowed. I stalled hard but the scale finally moved once I got it together. My 1 yr post-op appointment is today and while I wanted to be around 275 or less, I'll take this 296.8 and be proud of how far I've come since I saw the scale hit 420.

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    Nic C reacted to Dances with Carbs in GALS who started their journey over 300 lb+<br /> +   
    Yes. It is an amazing feeling. I initially picked my goal weight to be 170. I'm in new territory here so once I hit 170, I'll see where I stand. I didn't think 170 was obtainable for me but the more I lose, the more convinced I am that I can do this. Congrats on making it out of the 300s!!! No small victory there!!!
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    Nic C reacted to Myap in GALS who started their journey over 300 lb+<br /> +   
    Great topic! I was 391 in March 2019 when I was nearing the end of my preoperative testing. My unofficial high was 410 lbs. Down to 368 and 4 days away from surgery on Monday, Dec 2nd!
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    Nic C reacted to Frustr8 in GALS who started their journey over 300 lb+<br /> +   
    Well Mic I am very proud to👂 hear this; I understand S all of us do, how HARD it is to lose Down That Way, some days You Wonder if it ever Will Happen but slowly and steadily it will. happen.I remember myself how it felt to Break 300, and then 200 and now, on my my 13 month Surgiversity I am 181 this Morning, really only 6pounds to the Goal I Set Myself. Was it Worth it All? Most Days I think SO, this AM I sure didn't , I am So Weary of Emesis and it seems to be my Constant Companion. Restriction- that's a Fine Idea- Yes Indeed but never feeling quite WELL, to gain all the benefits I relinquished a LOT and sometimes it bites BIG instead of a gentle gnawing. But I Have Survived a Lot in my 73 years of LIFE, I'll make it through THIS CHALLENGE As WELL As I CAN and I do wish that for YOU. TOO.
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    Nic C got a reaction from ProudGrammy in GALS who started their journey over 300 lb+<br /> +   
    Checking in since it's been a while. I'm 110 lbs down from my highest weight and 102 lbs down from surgery. I'm almost out of the 300s and I can't believe it. I've been out of commission since I sprained my ankle in July but I'm feeling like I can finally get back in the gym so I can lose the next 100+ lbs.

    Having my RNY almost 9 months ago truly changed my life. It's so hard and I've had several rough months, but I'm determined to get to Onederland and stay there.

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    Nic C reacted to VIKING 0424 in Before and After Pics   

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    Nic C reacted to AggiG in Before and After Pics   
    My before surgery picture and 10 months after surgery. I have last 106 pounds.

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    Nic C reacted to Thomas Epting in Before and After Pics   
    October of 2018 - Aug 2019

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    Nic C reacted to KishaG in Before and After Pics   
    My support system includes my Pain Management Dr and his staff. The girls are amazing last month they wanted to take a picture of me to compare it when I came back this month. So they took a new pic and one of them texted me the comparisons with a "You look AMAZING" attached to it. This is the first time I have seen a comparison shot of me and really makes me feel great as I can't see it when I look at myself. I love how I managed to find Dr's and their staff who are so amazingly supportive as well. Even my Dr was like WOW and commented maybe he should look into it kinda jokingly but he does not hide from the fact he is overweight and I love that about him. 37 lbs lost and oddly enough I am wearing the same damn bra in both pics LOL First one is Sept 4 2 weeks after surgery. 2nd one is today.

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    Nic C reacted to Goody222 in Before and After Pics   
    The first picture was about a year ego, I got heavier but allowed no more pics! Th last picture was taken Sunday. My eyes are closed and I still need to lose 40 pounds but I am getting there

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    Nic C reacted to xiomara in Before and After Pics   
    Had my surgery approximately a ya ago have lost over 60 lbs feeling better then ever

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    Nic C reacted to Sarabjit in Before and After Pics   
    Completed 64 days after surgery

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    Nic C reacted to Roserie in Before and After Pics   
    Last yr I bought a shirt from Target. It was an XL in women's. All women know how much it can suck to buy womens clothing. 9 times out of 10 a XL in one brand can be a M in another. This is why I generally just buy men's t-shirts. Though I know I wear an XL in Old Navy's women's shirts. That being said, I bought this shirt and when I got home it was about 3 sizes too small. I sadly shoved it in a drawer and forgot about it. I'm almost a mth out from my revision. My GERD is completely gone and the weightloss is a huge bonus. I found the shirt today and put it on. And it fit!

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    Nic C reacted to KRush88 in Before and After Pics   
    10 months post ops

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    Nic C reacted to QuilterGal in Drinking Post Op   
    I, too, became an alcoholic post-RNY. I am five days into my second detox. I went to an AA meeting today and realized they way they talk about craving alcohol is exactly how I used to crave food. I don't crave alcohol in the same way. I wouldn't even call it a crave. I use it to self medicate when I have anxiety, just as I used to use food. After I stabilize, my doc and I are going to look at changing my anti-anxiety meds because, clearly, the ones I'm on now are not doing the trick. Until then, I am keeping very busy with my hobbies and work to keep my anxiety down. I'm going to have a fantastic garden this year. 🙂
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    Nic C reacted to argente1280 in Drinking Post Op   
    I'm preparing myself for admission to a 45-day rehab for alcohol addiction post RNY gastric bypass. This is not the first round of treatment. I had my gatric bypass 10/1999 in San Diego CA at the facility operated by Drs Clark and Wittgrove. By nine months post op I lost 106 pounds and maintained that loss through 2008. However, during that time I also began experiencing and struggling with a dependence on alcohol.

    Dr Clark explained that once I physically adapted to my new physiology, I could re-introduce various other foods and drinks, determining whether they would compel the infamous "dumping syndrome". Sugar was a definite "no consume", but when I went to my family's traditional Sunday brunch several months post op and slaked my thirst with a flute of champagne, I did not experience dumping syndrome. All I felt was a "super high" from the sip I took. After that, the game was on. My addiction began in earnest. Dumping Syndrome I was warned about. There were no flags waved before me about the possibilities of alcoholism and alcohol addiction. I am waving those flags now!

    I first went into treatment April of 2008. I did not complete the relapse segment of treatment because I had scheduled reconstructive surgery for a work related injury. The surgery schedule overlapped that final stage of rehab. I think God walked with me through those years because I remained sober until my mother began dying in late 2016. It was then I began drinking volumes of wine that increased to the equivalent, on average, of 4 bottles of wine a day. Occasionally, I thought drinking vodka a better alternative than drinking wine. Don't ask me why. The mind of an addict. I returned to wine. Drug of choice. Drug of self-destruction.

    One day I decided to try and find out why and and how my "take it or leave it " attitude toward alcohol became a "can't live without it " condition. On the internet, I discovered that, as gastric bypass patients, we are unique. In the same way that we each do not necessarily experience dumping syndrome, we do not experience the effects of alcohol the same.

    Post gastric bypass, my physiology became hyper receptive to the effects of alcohol, particularly the initial high produced from its consumption. I believe there is no way on this planet that I am unique in this experience. I want others to know, as I now seek treatment a second time on June 13, 2019, that if this is happening to you, don't wait, don't blame yourself, it's your body reacting to the changes made. Be totally honest with those treating you. Only then, hopefully armed with what I'm writing here, can you get the medical help, psychological treatment and ongoing care that will make you whole.

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    Nic C reacted to Frustr8 in GALS who started their journey over 300 lb+<br /> +   
    And please Celebrate for ME, I am about ready to go to ONEderland, yeah me that started out Obese, Sad and 365+ pounds, I remember how triumphant I felt to break out of 300-How Much Did You Say? into Twoferland and putting a "1" in front of my weight will be Glorious! I am Glad I Didn't Give up on Me!😛
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    Nic C reacted to ish_sheddingitall in GALS who started their journey over 300 lb+<br /> +   
    🗣🗣🗣IM OUT OF THE 300’S!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! For the first time in over 15 years!!!
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    Nic C reacted to JulesUp in GALS who started their journey over 300 lb+<br /> +   
    I have lost 135 pounds since my journey began at my HW of 390. Surgery day 7/12/2018, I weighed 368. At 5 months, 12/17/2018, I weighed 268. However, weight loss has been slow even though I am still eating healthy and small amounts. I work out, but not steady due to my work and family balance obligations...but trying to get better at getting to the gym rather than making excuses. Time is a constant struggle though! I am currently at 255 at 10 months. I am proud and a true life changer! Working hard but definitely not easy as it once was. I went from a size 28 to a 16 in pants; and from a 5x to an XL or 1x in shirts.
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    Nic C reacted to LeaG in GALS who started their journey over 300 lb+<br /> +   
    I was 375 when I started my weight loss journey. I was able to drop down to 341 and had my VSG 04.30.19.
    I am now teetering 321-324 now.
    As for clothes, I have dropped two shirt sizes. I was a 5xl and now fit 3xl.

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    Nic C reacted to leahdavis33 in GALS who started their journey over 300 lb+<br /> +   
    HW: 343, SW: 307, CW: 284. I had RNY on 4/15/19. I feel like I'm losing weight so slowly, but seeing what everyone else is experiencing, am relieved that this is more average than slow. I am glad so many of you are sharing your experience. It really helps out things in perspective.
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    Nic C reacted to mc2017 in GALS who started their journey over 300 lb+<br /> +   
    Hey Guys,
    I also started at over 300 pounds. My highest known weight was 308 pounds and that was two weeks before surgery. Day of surgery I was 295 and I am now 190 on the dot. i had surgery on 09/03/2018 so I am a little over 8 months out. I hope to get to 150 before my 1 year anniversary! The first pic is me at 295 a few days before surgery and the second was taken a couple days ago.

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    Nic C reacted to ish_sheddingitall in GALS who started their journey over 300 lb+<br /> +   
    My heaviest was 378. I was 319.8 the day of surgery, 4/15/19, and now I’m at 300 even. I often look for other women who have the same stats as me to see what their experience is because I do feel like it’s different for the heavier girls like me. I know there are other factors that play a part like age and hormonal things. But for the most part, I feel good about my progress and look forward to continue working toward my goal weight of 185.
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    Nic C reacted to lovelots in GALS who started their journey over 300 lb+<br /> +   
    I weighed 306 pounds and couldnt believe it... current weight 280 on the supervised diet, surgery on May 24th.

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