Started at 350lbs and ended at 178lbs. I lost 100...
15 Apr 2012
2 years post
Started at 350lbs and ended at 178lbs. I lost 100 pounds the first 100 days. I feel great. I look great. It was the best decision of my life.
I am now almost 4 years post-op and I constantly...
8 Nov 2012
3 years post
I am now almost 4 years post-op and I constantly get the same questions from people... Have you kept the weight off? Have you gained any of your old weight back? Are you able to eat again? According to my scale as of this morning I weigh 180 lbs. I have been in the 174-184 range for the last 2.5 years. So, yes, im at the same weight i've been since i've had my surgery in May 2009. As for eating... I do find i eat more now but nowhere near the amounts i was accustomed to eating. My breakfast consists of one slice of whole wheat bread, toasted, with either SF jam or cheese or peanut butter. At lunch, i usually have a small greek salad or a small apple. Now that winter is approaching, I like to make soup. I sometimes make one of those Quaker Oats oatmeal packages. I can eat the whole thing but it really fills me up. At dinner, i'll eat whatever the family is eating but in a smaller portion. Mashed pot, corn, brocolli, chicken... about 1 - 1 1/2 cups worth. Pasta doesnt do well with me. I sometimes dump on it. I've tried every single type... whole wheat, rice, egg, it doesnt matter. Im italian so not having pasta was a bummer at first but i'm ok with it now. Ribs and steak also make me dump, along with ice cream. All things i misses the first 6-8 months post-op but rarely think about now. We actually dont keep those things in the house anymore. Outta sight outta mind. In between meals i will snack on a granola bar... half and apple... even a slice of toasted WW bread does the trick. I was never a drinker. I hate beer and wine. Rarely i'd have a mixed drink at a wedding. So i dont miss not being able to drink. I wasnt a big pop drinker before surgery either so taking it out of circulation wasnt a big issue. Ice cream is reserved for bday party's... the rest is tossed. In the summer i go for jogs, in the winter I do a very very light version of P90X or insanity. It keeps me moving. I get about 20-30 emails a day regarding the YouTube video i posted. Im glad its doing what it was intended to do... inform and give a visual of the results from GBP. Everyone should do their homework. Once you've convinced yourself that a particular surgery is right for you then go for it and dont turn back. Dont let other "uninformed" people try to change your mind or sway you into thinking you're making the wrong decision.
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Good luck and best wishes
I've been asked about any side effects. I produce...
21 Feb 2013
3 years post
I've been asked about any side effects. I produce kidney stones pretty frequently... sometimes 1x a month. I produced stones prior to surgery too but no where as frequent. My stones are calcium oxalate. There is no medication to cure this. The only way to slow the production is to drink plenty of water (which we should be doing anyway). Gastric Bypass isn't a magic pill, its a tool to help you lose the weight. Its your job to maintain a good healthy lifestyle.