Abbreviations


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These are some of the Abbreviations commonly used on this site.

ACL = Anterior cruciate ligament
AGB = Adjustable gastric banding
AMRAP = As Many Rounds As Possible (crossfit)
BB = belly button
bc = because
BCBS = Blue Cross/Blue Shield
BED = Binge Eating Disorder
bf = best friend
BM = bowel movement
BMI = Body Mass Index
bp = blood pressure
BPD = Borderline Personality Disorder or Biliary Pancreatic Diversion
bs = blood sugar
btw = by the way
CBT = cognitive-behavioral therapy
CC = common channel
c diff = clostridium difficile
cos or cuz = because
CPAP = continuous positive airway pressure
CRNP = certified registered nurse practitioners
cw = current weight
CXR = Chest X-Ray
DDD = degenerative disc disease
Dr. = doctor
DS = Dumping Syndrome or Duodenal Switch
EGD = Esophagogastroduodenoscopy
EKG = Electrocardiography
ff = fat free
GERD = gastroesophageal reflux disease
GI = gastrointestinal
GNC = General Nutrition Corporation store
GP = general practitioner or family doctor
HBP = high blood pressure
hr = heart rate
hw = highest weight
ICU = Intensive Care Unit
Idk = I don’t know
IMHO = in my humble (honest) opinion
IMO = in my opinion
IUI = Intrauterine insemination
LAP Band = Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Band
lol = laughing out loud
LSG = Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy
med = medicine
MFP = my fitness pal
msg = message
NASH = Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis
nf = non fat
NG = Nasogastric
NP = nurse practitioner
NSAIDS = Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug
NSV = non-scale victory (“scale” means “weight scale”)
NUT = nutritionist
OA = Overeaters Anonymous
omw = on my way
Onederland = a magical place or destination for those trying to lose weight. It might correspond to attaining a weight in the hundreds or losing a hundred pounds.
op = operation
OSA = Obstructive sleep Apnea
Oz = Australia
PB = Productive Burps
PCOS = Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
PCP = Primary Care Physician
PM = private message (email)
PMS = premenstrual syndrome
POSE = Primary Obesity Surgery Endolumenal
postop or post–op = post-operation or post-surgery
PPI = Proton Pump Inhibitors
ppl = people
preop or pre-op = pre-operation or pre-surgery
PTSD = Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
PVC = Premature ventricular contractions
RA = Rheumatoid arthritis
RH = reactive hypoglycemia
RN = registered nurse
RNY = Roux-en-Y
RTD = ready to drink
RYGB = Roux-en-Y gastric bypass
SADI-S = single anastomosis duodeno–ileal bypass with sleeve gastrectomy
s/f or sf = sugar free
SG = Sleeve gastrectomy
SIPS = stomach intestinal pylorus-sparing surgery
smh = shaking my head, scratching my head
SO = significant other
SOB = shortness of breath
sw = weight at surgery
tmi = too much information
TPN = total parenteral nutrition
TT = tummy tuck
TTC = trying to conceive
Ty = Thank you. [but according to the urban dictionary “Ty” is also an abbreviation for “a total stud with a massive carrot”.]
u = You
UGI = Upper Gastrointestinal
VSG = Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy
Vit = Vitamin
wks = weeks
WLS = Weight Loss Surgery
WOD = Workout of the Day
w/o = without
wt = weight

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PICC= Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter (common when complications such as sleeve leaks occur)

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I hate the word "Onderland." Don't get me wrong, when I get below 200 pounds, I will be thrilled beyond belief, but I won't use that word to categorize or announce it. I don't know why it annoys me so much, but it does.

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I hate the word "Onderland." Don't get me wrong, when I get below 200 pounds, I will be thrilled beyond belief, but I won't use that word to categorize or announce it. I don't know why it annoys me so much, but it does.

It has always annoyed me too!


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this must have taken you so long to compile. Thank you so much for all the effort and for looking out for all of us.

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Great list! I thought onederland was when someone was under 200 pounds. E.g. 199 is onederland, good to know there is more than one meaning



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