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  1. lyladyp

    Regain 2 years out

    Thanks for the helpful words!
  2. I meant I tried stopping the medication.
  3. Yes, I have been taking pantoprazole since after surgery. I was advised that it was temporary just in case I developed Gerd. However after 3 months, I tried taking meds because I never been on any type of daily medication before. Now I’m addition that, I keep bottled of Tums. So I have been weighing my options lately.
  4. I was sleeved last year and have developed herd. I am getting frustrated because it happens with everything that I eat now. Anything that I put into my mouth, I feel sick. It is starting to get unbearable.
  5. lyladyp

    I hit 100 pounds lost today!

  6. @Tiff71This was actually happening to me and I thought I was crazy!! Starting in early March, I would just be sitting down and feel my skin starting to swell. The final straw was going for a walk/jog and when I stopped, I had a major flare up on my thighs and arms! I had a virtual appointment and was prescribed generic Zyrtec. I have been taking it for about 2 weeks now and have not had a flare up again. Have you changed anything recently (vitamins, food)? For me, I think it was a new sugar free drink or these new bariatric vitamins that I tried. I stopped both until I can get to allergist for them to do some testing. But it is frustrating, especially when you can't figure out what the heck is going on.
  7. Believe it or not, the time goes by really quickly. I had my initial appointment in October 2018 and had surgery May 2019. I actually went through GW hospital just because it was closer to where I worked and it was easier to get to appointments. But once you start the nutritional portion, it usually depends on what your insurance requires. I was required to attend 6 nutritional appointments and have a psychological evaluation. Once I completed my 6th appointment, I was scheduled shortly thereafter. My husband went through AAMC several years ago and his time frame was similar to mines, so I think it mainly depends on your insurance and you not missing any required appointments. If you do, usually the time will start over. But both hospitals have good programs, I think AAMC was a little stricter in the after surgery eating requirements. I hope this helps.
  8. lyladyp

    Ate Pulled Pork

    Putting pork in a crockpot has been one of my go to’s over the past few months for protein. Did you add anything like a prepackage seasoning or make your own? I agree that sometimes prepackaged seasoning may have some things that may not agree with your system.
  9. I can so relate!! I have literally walked to fridge and turned around a million times over the past few weeks. This morning, I decided to set up a schedule for eating, exercise and an activity that I never have time to do because of my usual schedule. I agree that visualization works and wish you the best!!
  10. lyladyp

    Quarantine 15

    This is exactly what I am trying to avoid happening before I even reach my goal!! I have been purposely trying to eat less and go outside for a few minutes of exercise daily.
  11. lyladyp

    4 months out and stuck

    This is helpful, because I feel like I am in a similar position. I have been stalled for the past couple of months but have just started fasting and exercising more to get to my goal. I think it is interesting that a doctor would say this instead of recommending a solution. Being on this site has opened my eyes about the differences in the amount of support provided from one medical practice to another.
  12. For the past couple of days it feels like I have been working non-stop between teleworking, helping the kids with their work and cleaning. I am trying to get to all of the little projects that I have not had time to do. But it’s only been a couple of days for me so may if it were longer I would be crawling up a wall😧 my future plans over the next week includes organizing, getting rid of things I truly don’t need, catching up on paperwork (will, taxes etc.) and to avoid eating junk. Take advantage of this unexpected, hopefully temporary situation and make a list of things you want to get done. The time will definitely pass.
  13. lyladyp


    Why did I think think this post was going to be about the soda😀 I was ready to say that I had not had one in over a year and at certain times I want one really bad. But I see this is something way more serious. Unfortunately, people can only change when they want to. I am not sure the damage they will done with her having this serious addiction but there is only so much you can do. If you have offered advise and expressed your concerns it may be time to step back. I wish both of you the best.
  14. I only told my immediate family (husband and teenage children) and one coworker that I work directly with and who covers my work when I am off. This was done mainly for a safety standpoint because I had never had surgery before so If something happened they would know what was going on.
  15. lyladyp

    Onederland! What a great feeling!

    Fantastic...keep on losing!
  16. lyladyp

    Thank goodness for Mint Tea~

    Also great are Celestial Seasonings mixes- peach passion, black cherry etc.. you don't even miss sweetness that much.
  17. lyladyp

    I must announce....

    Brag away! You have worked for it!🙂
  18. Thanks so much for this post!! This is how I have been looking at this phase- yes it is frustrating but it is giving me the opportunity to work on my exercise which has resulted in building muscle and toning up as I lose and very little loose skin. 🙂
  19. Congratulations!!! I truly enjoy reading these types of posts💯
  20. lyladyp

    Need No gym options

    There are also a ton of free videos from your cable provider if you Fios or Xfinity. I have using the 10 minute workout videos and beginning weight lifting.
  21. lyladyp

    🎈 Pity Party🎈

    All of my weight loss is coming from the upper part of my body. I am starting to resemble a girl in the early stages of developing boobs.🤣🤣
  22. lyladyp


    I am pretty simple with any type of protein right now but I usually grill shrimp (in the oven) and make a shish kebab: shrimp, mushrooms, cherry tomato’s, and a few peppers, sprinkle with a tad bit of olive oil and a little seasoning of your choice. The good thing about shrimp is that it does not need a lot of seasoning and very easy to cook and save for the week.
  23. I thought this was supposed to be a positive board. Simply put everyone’s body and metabolism are not the same. We all know this so If I chose to say that I lose at a slower rate than someone else, sometimes it can be frustrating, then I move past it - then this should be a space to do so, without being put down or bombarded with “scientific facts” that is also not one size fits all. We all have our days where we may compare ourselves to others and then we are realistic and understand that we are not all the same and are thankful for what we have been able to do and the accomplishments we have made so far. Diet, exercise and genetics all play it’s roles in our weight loss as well as gain. Providing informative information and helpful is one thing but I do not understand the need to put others down.
  24. lyladyp


    Congrats! Now the real work begins. I wish you the best throughout your journey!
  25. lyladyp


    Congrats! Now the real work begins. I wish you the best throughout your journey!