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Posts posted by irol888

  1. So this morning I stepped on the scale and saw 179.8. I haven't seen such a low number in 15 years! Of course, I keep thinking 2004 was just 5 or 6 years ago so there was a double WHAAATTTT?? moment for me. I'm over the moon! Had RNY on November 28, 2018 and have lost 96 pounds so far. I truly can't believe it. It's a constant journey of mind and body changes. Still struggling with my "FAT" mind but I'm working on it. Here's to finally kicking this weight issue in the nuts!


  2. I learned to not compare my weight loss rate to others. I know! Its hard to do! But this is your journey and you're doing fantastic!! Remember, another person losing a ton of weight fast may have started at a much higher weight than you. I had RNY on Nov 28, 2018 and was concerned that I was slowing down - 2 to 3 pounds per week. My nutritionist did a check on my muscle mass vs. fat and I'm retaining muscle which means I'm doing it right. You're doing great! Congrats!

  3. I felt exactly like you with the same fears before my RNY. But the moment I had it, I never looked back. If you follow your doctor's orders, you'll do fine! I remember reading before I had the surgery people saying the only regret they had was that they didn't do it sooner. I couldn't imagine then but now I TOTALLY GET IT! Good luck and know that you have a lot of support.

  4. I'm 6 months post op RNY. I've been currently enjoying a couple of vodkas on the weekend. It goes right to my head so I have to make sure I'm not driving and/or at home. I log it into my food journal so I can see the 100+ calories and that makes me ensure I don't over do. I stay away from any sugary juices or mixers. Nutritionist said I can mix with club soda every once in awhile. I still feel uneasy since I do like to have a cocktail every once in a while.

  5. I thought the same exact thing 6 months ago, post op RNY. This is where we change all our previous thought patterns. Trust the process! It's going to work! I remember asking my nutritionist, "What if it doesn't work for me?" She put her hand on my arm and just told me to keep up the good work, eat right/exercise and finally trust. I never trusted anything as much as I do this process. It will work!!

  6. It's the hardest time, first few weeks after surgery. I had my RNY on 11/28/18 - just hit 6 months post op. I remember that first week SO vividly! I cried, I stomped my feet, I even felt a bit of regret. But all that was quickly replaced with joy and a sense of accomplishment once I started to see my body heal and lose the weight. You can do this!! Believe me!! Trust the process and you will succeed!

  7. I'm 6 months post-op RNY (surgery was on 11/28/18). I'm just starting to slow down a bit. Was losing 10-15 pounds per month, now about 7-8. Averaging about 2 pounds per week. But my nutritionist told me I will slow down and that's ok. Time to stop worrying about the number and trust the process! Only regret is that I didn't do this sooner!!

  8. So today I am meeting friends out at a restaurant for the first time since my gastric bypass. I'm nearing 4 weeks post-op and tolerating solid foods and doing really well getting my Protein in each day. I'm preparing before I go to the restaurant and going to drink a Protein Shake before. Planning to order grilled chicken skewers (thai dipping sauce on the side and may be too sweet to use). I want to order the arugula beet salad but not sure about tolerating the arugula since I hear salad isn't doable until after 6 months? Any info?

  9. So, I’m 3 weeks post-op RNY. I made a dinner a few nights ago with a scrambled egg, 1/2 slice of high Protein toast and a Morning Star meatless sausage. All within the realm of good food. However, I made the mistake of not waiting long enough after drinking some Water. I finished not even half before the pain hit. That was the first time feeling the restriction. Ouch!! But it was a needed lesson! Follow the guidelines and no drinking 1/2 before/at least 1 hour after!

  10. So I'm 19 days post-op RNY and doing great! Just started to eat more solid foods after my visit with my surgeon. He said I'm right on with weight loss - 30 lbs total (13.8 pre-op/16.2 post op). Learning to add in foods and not get all crazy seeing the daily calories rise from 400ish to 700 per day. My old mind says "Oh no! Now you're going to gain with that increase. This process won't work for you!" Then my new mind kicks in and logic prevails. It's funny how our old "diet" minds are always there with illogical thoughts. This is as much of a mental journey as it is a physical journey. Anyone else find themselves with inner voices doubting?

  11. I am SO glad to hear others talking about this! I had RNY on 11/28 and since then, I've been having really vivid and almost symbolic dreams - one of a ghost sitting on top of me and I told it to go away. Perhaps I'm getting rid of things "weighing me down"? lol Every night is at least one crazy dream.

  12. 14 hours ago, ummyasmin said:

    It's a BIG DEAL for our minds, bodies and spirits to process this journey. I went up and down particularly immediately before and after the actual surgery but I keep telling myself on a bad day that statistically-speaking, tomorrow is likely to be better (my daughter hates it when I say that). Be kind to yourself if you're having A Moment. Try and find something pleasurable to do (read a book, take a bath, stare at the birdies out the window). With hardship comes ease.

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    Be kind to ourselves. I think that's the real key! Thank you!!

  13. 16 hours ago, wanda1952 said:

    Hi well I'm starting a new journey also. 9 years ago I had a lap band and 11/13 I had that removed. I am scheduled for bypass in Feb. after the healing. After all this you would think that I would not be apprehensive NOT TRUE. The lap band was a horrible failure. I have kept off between 40 and 50 pounds over the years, but I am still morbidly obese. I have had had that title most of my 66 years. What was funny when they took me into surgery and I moved over to the operating table I looked up and saw the robotic stuff and thought "What the Hell am I doing here, just get up and go home". However I am in for the long haul and talked myself down off the cliff. I know I will not fail this time. I am motivated, I can diet, and I can lose weight these things I know. The unknown is how do I incorporate this new tool (gastric bypass) to really improve my life. Like so many others I know I will learn and this time really succeed. God Bless You and I will Pray for you. Stay in touch and let me know all the ins and outs and maybe we can support each other. Wanda

    Let's keep each other motivated! We can do this!! I know another person that had issues with the lap band. But you have taken the step to do something right FOR YOU!! You are AMAZING!

  14. 20 hours ago, Matt Z said:

    Yup, and they can be quite powerful. Just keep yourself focused on all the reasons why you wanted the surgery. You will more than likely have a few more instances pre-op... and then post-op. It's really just the stress of the whole ordeal taking it's toll. Sounds like you've got a good grasp on reality vs emotional distraction. Congrats and Good Luck!

    Thank you for your wisdom Matt! I actually let myself cry for a few minutes, dried my eyes and then said out loud "You are strong and you can do this". Amazing when you say it out loud. Seems to let your head and heart really hear it.

  15. So I've been chugging on through these pre-op diet days. I'm in day 7 and all of a sudden, I feel emotional. Sad, anxious. I think it may be a bit of PMS but I also imagine it has something to do with change in diet. Believe me, I'm motivated with my eyes on the prize, RNY scheduled for 11/28. But this sad feeling came from nowhere. Anyone else deal with some emotions during the pre-op diet phase?