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Today is my 6 month surgiversary! I was really hoping to hit my 100 pounds of weight loss and a BMI less than 25 by today, but I have been slacking a bit on tracking my food and the carbs have definitely been up. On Monday I decided to get back on track and focus on food, tracking everything I was putting in my mouth and focusing on Protein. My 6 month labs show I am still a bit protein deficient and Iron deficient. My surgeon’s office had given me the go ahead to not take iron, due to my constipation, but looking at my labs I need it. My plan went sideways on Monday night, when my Mother-in-law suddenly died from COVID. Thankfully, due to the hubs and me being nurses, we were able to be with her when she passed. Yesterday I gave myself grace and used food for comfort. Today is a new day, and so my reset to focusing on diet starts today, my six month surgiversary. Time to lose that last 20-ish pounds!

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Sorry to hear about your mother-in-law. It's totally understandable to get off track when you are grieving, but good for you for committing to getting back on track and reaching your goal.

You have done great! You look so skinny. From that picture, you don't even look like you have 20 pounds to lose!

Have you tried chelated Iron? It is supposed to be better absorbed by gastric bypass patients, and also easier on the stomach and not cause constipation. I had iron deficiency before surgery, but I've been taking 36 mg of chelated iron per day (plus a Multivitamin with 45 mg of ferrous fumarate) and my latest labs were great. This is the chelated iron I take:

https://amazon.com/Nutricost-Chelated-Iron-Ferrochel-Capsules/dp/B0792MCYGW

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12 minutes ago, BigSue said:

Sorry to hear about your mother-in-law. It's totally understandable to get off track when you are grieving, but good for you for committing to getting back on track and reaching your goal.

You have done great! You look so skinny. From that picture, you don't even look like you have 20 pounds to lose!

Have you tried chelated Iron? It is supposed to be better absorbed by gastric bypass patients, and also easier on the stomach and not cause constipation. I had Iron deficiency before surgery, but I've been taking 36 mg of chelated iron per day (plus a Multivitamin with 45 mg of ferrous fumarate) and my latest labs were great. This is the chelated iron I take:

https://amazon.com/Nutricost-Chelated-Iron-Ferrochel-Capsules/dp/B0792MCYGW

I was looking at stuff like this. Thank you for your suggestion and kind words. 💕 And thank you for saying I look skinny! Still having some dysmorphia. 🙄

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33 minutes ago, WishMeSmaller said:

Today is my 6 month surgiversary! I was really hoping to hit my 100 pounds of weight loss and a BMI less than 25 by today, but I have been slacking a bit on tracking my food and the carbs have definitely been up. On Monday I decided to get back on track and focus on food, tracking everything I was putting in my mouth and focusing on Protein. My 6 month labs show I am still a bit Protein deficient and Iron deficient. My surgeon’s office had given me the go ahead to not take Iron, due to my constipation, but looking at my labs I need it. My plan went sideways on Monday night, when my Mother-in-law suddenly died from COVID. Thankfully, due to the hubs and I being nurses, we were able to be with her when she passed. Yesterday I gave myself grace and used food for comfort. Today is a new day, and so my reset to focusing on diet starts today, my six month surgiversary. Time to lose that last 20-ish pounds!

Before and current:

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Condolences on your family's loss.

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I'm so sorry for your loss. You are doing a great job and looking FABULOUS! Keep up the good work.

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I'm so sorry for you and your hubby's loss 💔. You do look amazing though, so sending you wishes for peace and strength.

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Thank you for the kind words, guys. I am still feeling pretty emotional about MiL. 😢 It is surreal. She was almost 89 years old, and she had been ready to die for about 5 years due to horrible arthritis in her back (took no meds for it, stating nothing worked). We will miss her, but we are so glad there is an end to her suffering. I hate that it was COVID that finally took her out, but she literally had no health problems except the arthritis and some early dementia, and took no medications. She walked everyday, so we thought a fall or something random like being hit by a car would be her end. Thank you all for reading my ramble. It is therapeutic to think and talk about her. She appeared to be on the road to recovery from COVID when she suddenly went into respiratory distress and her lungs filled with Fluid. Still shocked at how this disease works. It is an ugly beast.

Wishing you and your families good health! ❤️

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