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The 56 Bypass

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  2. This video is an excerpt from the same, larger video. In this video, I pull out only the Food Addiction portion. Its such an important revelation for me and it may help someone else, thus I think it warrants its own video. 🙂

     

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=esuavdnSHEQ

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    1. Ed_NW

      Ed_NW

      Your progress with weight loss is awesome and so is your garden! I think you should've became a horticulturist. We've really gotten into gardening this year and it's darn good exercise. Keep up the good work and I'll keep watching. :D

    2. The 56 Bypass

      The 56 Bypass

      Ed, thank you for the encouragement! Yes, gardening is fantastic exercise. 😄

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    I'm 60. Anyone else over 50 doing RNY?

    I am soooooooo glad to know a different doc is serving you. Best wishes!
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    I'm 60. Anyone else over 50 doing RNY?

    I'm sorry you have to go under the knife again. The bypass will serve you well and be totally worth it. Same surgeon?
  6. I've made sure my video is shorter....this is simply a status update and some NSVs. 🙂 I am going to save a lot of the ancillary talking for my "Can We Talk?" series. By splitting up what I talk about this way, it should keep my videos to about 10 minutes each. Thank you for watching! 🙂 

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    I'm 60. Anyone else over 50 doing RNY?

    Hand in there! 30 pounds didn't cut it much for me, either. I am now down 65 lb from date of surgery and am finally coming alive!! 🙂 Be patient with yourself. You will get there!
  8. This is the first in a series of videos I hope to share regarding weight loss issues other than just the physical aspects. In this video, and I am sure in many more, I am discussing Food Addiction, what it can look like, and how you might be able to start recognizing the food addicted part of your brain.  

     

    My remake of Duke University Chart using the study's data points for those whose BMI was > or = 50 on day of Surgery: https://tinyurl.com/y4lhotqo

    My remake of Duke University Chart using the study's data points for those whose BMI was < 50 on day of surgery: https://tinyurl.com/y2592kcv

    Link to Duke University Study on Postoperative Success RNY: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3633210/

  9. Hi Ed. Today I weigh 201. [emoji4] I have settled into a bit of a routine. About 3-4 days per week I follow this regime and about 3-4 days per week I'm off of it and follow my normal diet, then back on, etc. I'm now maintaining a steady weightloss. The first year after surgery is our golden opportunity for weightloss, no hunger, no cravings. We shouldn't squander it, but use it to our advantage.Sent from my Moto G (5) Plus using BariatricPal mobile app
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    I'm in despair

    Your stomach is still swollen from the surgery. You're not going to get a lot of things in and if your surgeon had advanced you to puree, then puree it is. However, hasn't your surgeon also explained that it will take you very long to eat right now? This is how you get on what you need, by setting adding 40-60 minutes for a meal and very slowly taking it in. This is very very very very early in your surgery. Be very very very careful and especially be patient. There is no need to cry over anything at this point. Instead, be thrilled you have a new tool the will serve you well so long as you follow your SURGEON's direction and not your friends! Be in daily contact with your surgeon's dietician. This is where your anchor can be found. Not here on Bariatric Pal and NOT your friends. Your anchor is in the program at your surgeon's office. Sent from my Moto G (5) Plus using BariatricPal mobile app
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    Pittsburgh Area?

    I'm about 30 minutes east of Pittsburgh, you?
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    Pittsburgh Area?

    Is there anyone here from the Pittsburgh PA area? I don't know anyone, personally, whose had Gastric Bypass.
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    Pittsburgh Area?

    Yes, 28 does suck! I'm in Westmoreland County, just east of Pittsburgh.
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    Pittsburgh Area?

    I'm actually 30 minutes east of the bugh. You?
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    Pittsburgh Area?

    Dr. Courcoulis was my surgeon, too! Are you going to the monthly support groups? I was there for the first time this past March meeting. Were you there??? I am located actually 30 minutes east of Pittsburgh. You? As for the surgery, I originally wanted sleeve and wasn't eligible because of a hiatal hernia. I am so grateful for the bypass! What is causing you to hesitate??
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    Pittsburgh Area?

    You're so sweet. Thank you! My plan is working. On the day of that video, I weighed 219. Today I weigh 210!! 🙂
  17. Yes. I have been using Genepro to break a weight loss stall that began about 8-9 weeks post-op and continued through to 11 weeks. I'd still be in it had I not changed what I was doing. I came up with the solution described below to break my stall/slowed down weight loss as I was thinking about the days right after my surgery. My surgeon has her patients on clear liquids for 14, yes, 14 days!!!!! following surgery. No protein, no vitamins.....ONLY CLEAR LIQUIDS and medications for 14 days. I lost a pound or two a day on the regimen. Since my weight loss had drastically slowed, I was significantly behind on the amount of weight I am expected to lose by my next surgeon appointment and decided I would go back to post-surgery basics, but with protein, meds and vitamins added. I began this regimen on Thursday, March 14th, weighing 219lb. Today, I weighed in at 210 pounds. Here is what I do: I take three 16 ounce bottles of water and to them I add 1 scoop Genepro, which is flavorless, 30g protein and only 60 calories. You can drink it plain or flavor it however you,d like, just don't add calories more than 20, perhaps, with whatever you choose. I add sugar free decaffeinated ice tea powder to mine. These three bottles become my "meals" for the day, breakfast, lunch, supper, giving me 90g protein for the day and only 180 calories. In between these "meals" I drink another 16 ounce bottle of water, giving me a total 96 oz water for the day. Additionally, I take all my meds and vitamins as I am supposed to throughout the day. Once I reach 209 pounds I will be at the bare minimum of where my surgeon expects her patients to be at 3 months post-op, which puts me at the 50th percentile. I plan on continuing this regimen for the entire 14 days in order to get as near to 201 by the end on March, early April, which will put me in the 75th percentile, which is a MUCH better place to be. Anything below the 50th percentile is considered to be a weight loss surgery patient failure. This info is taken from a Duke University study conducted to discover early weight loss predictors for success or failure among weight loss surgery patients. I explain this study and provide links in the video I've posted here in my status update on Bariatric Pal. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask. :-)
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    1. The 56 Bypass

      The 56 Bypass

      I have been using GENEPRO to break a weight loss stall that began about 8-9 weeks post-op and continued through to 11 weeks. I'd still be in it had I not changed what I was doing. I came up with the solution described below to break my stall/slowed down weight loss as I was thinking about the days right after my surgery. My surgeon has her patients on Clear Liquids for 14, yes, 14 days!!!!! following surgery. No protein, no vitamins.....ONLY CLEAR liquids and medications for 14 days. I lost a pound or two a day on the regimen. Since my weight loss had drastically slowed, I was significantly behind on the amount of weight I am expected to lose by my next surgeon appointment and decided I would go back to post-surgery basics, but with protein, meds and Vitamins added. I began this regimen on Thursday, March 14th, weighing 219lb. Today, I weighed in at 210 pounds.

      Here is what I do: I take three 16 ounce bottles of water and to them I add 1 scoop Genepro, which is flavorless, 30g protein and only 60 calories. You can drink it plain or flavor it however you,d like, just don't add calories more than 20, perhaps, with whatever you choose. I add sugar free decaffeinated ice tea powder to mine. These three bottles become my "meals" for the day, Breakfast, lunch, supper, giving me 90g protein for the day and only 180 calories. In between these "meals" I drink another 16 ounce bottle of water, giving me a total 96 oz water for the day. Additionally, I take all my meds and vitamins as I am supposed to throughout the day.

      Once I reach 209 pounds I will be at the bare minimum of where my surgeon expects her patients to be at 3 months post-op, which puts me at the 50th percentile. I plan on continuing this regimen for the entire 14 days in order to get as near to 201 by the end on March, early April, which will put me in the 75th percentile, which is a MUCH better place to be. Anything below the 50th percentile is considered to be a weight loss surgery patient failure. This info is taken from a Duke University study conducted to discover early weight loss predictors for success or failure among weight loss surgery patients. I explain this study and provide links in the video I've posted here in my status update on Bariatric Pal. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask. 🙂

  19. I ended up not being eligible for the sleeve, due to a large hiatal hernia. So I ended up getting the gastric bypass on Dec 26, 2018. Our insurance plan doesn't cover bariatrics, so I had to pay $25,000 upfront. I don't have that kidnd of money laying around, so I cashed in my IRAs and had just enough. I was doing so poorly before the surgery that I knew I wasn't going to be around to enjoy that IRA money. I sure am enjoying it now! 🙂 Uncle Sam will be wanting his cut, tho. 😞
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