Gastric Bypass Surgery

I have always had wait problems and it is getting...

I have always had wait problems and it is getting harder to do the things i love . My job is very physical and it too is getting hard on me . I have reached my highest weight ever at 349lbs . It's time to start injoying life . I have 3 boys I want to be around for,for a long time.

It has been one week on the Optifast shakes and...

It has been one week on the Optifast shakes and wow do they leave an awful tast in your mouth . I find them to leave a coating in your mouth you can't get ride of .If anyone has any helpfull tips that would be great . I find i have had to brush after every one and gargle to reduce bad breath .On the plus side I have found that it dose keep me full. but near the end of the week i started to miss food. But i know that in the end it will be more then worth it . I have lost ten pounds which truth be told i am a little disapointed normally lost ten pounds in just water the first week just reduceing carbs . I'm not sure what i expected . I do feel it in my stomache. I have pre-op on thurs. the 14. Hope to see more loss by then .

One month after surgary and i'm feeling much...

One month after surgary and i'm feeling much better still sore but better .Can't wait till i can do more i feel lost
. I'm still not eat to much food still mostly protien shakes and fluids . i'm down 40 pounds .
I'm afraid to eat anything i really don't know what i should be eating . I don't want to eat the wrong thing and mess thing up . I wish they gave you a little more or a meal plan . I really thats how most of us got to be over wieght is by not really knowing what to eat , how much and when to eat what . my appointment with the dietition is not till the 25 of july .

10 weeks after surgery. The end of july and the...

10 weeks after surgery. The end of july and the begining of aug . was a very hard time for me . I had a three week time frame that i did not loose anything i went up and down one pound daily . ( and believe me i know i checked the scale daily ) Then i went on vacation for two weeks to a cabin with no electricity or indoor running water. Nothing to do but enjoy the fresh air and the out doors and all it has to offer ( i love it ). Every day i would wake up before anyone else was up and go for a walk ,up to two hours long..Tith my protein bar and wate . Just in time to get the family up and fed to go to the beach and swim ( every day for 14 day i swam laps ). I would spend hours in the water ether i was swiming accross the lake as many times as i could( at just a slow steady pace ) or doing some water arobics . My days were full of activitys like light tennis ,hiking ,horse shoes, ping pong, paddle boat or row boating . This has been a family tradition for 20 years with my family . Nine cottages of family and fiends . This is fun but normally you come home with a few friends of your own on the scale . With drinking and all the food . But i am very glad to say this vacation was just what i needed not only did i have a great time relaxed . It was just what i needed to kick start my weigh lose. I came home and found i had losted 10lbs . WHO GOES ON VACATION AND LOSES WEIGHT . Me that who . I am down 65lbs and feeling very positive now that I CAN DO THIS . I have a long way to go but i will get there.

Today is Oct 21,2012 and I am down 83lbs . It has...

Today is Oct 21,2012 and I am down 83lbs . It has not been easy, but worth it . I have been having a pain in my left side very often but the doctors do not seem very concerned about it .They seem to think it is muscler. So i guess that a good thing but the pain is enough to stop me in my tracks . I don't even have to be doing anything to get the pain it just comes on i have to just stop what im doing and wait it out or if I'm on the go I have to apply presure and go on but very slow and in pain . Its not good and this has been going on since i had gone back to work the begaining of september .

With work and everything going on in my new home i have not been working out at all as i should be but remind myself everyday that i need to start . Now i just need to listen to myself. I find my weight lose goes as such i will lose one week and may not lose anything for up to three weeks then lose again and so on. I'm not liking it . I'm pritty sure that working out more will boast my weight lose i just have to get a move on and do it.

I do find that it is very easy to fall back into the same old bad habbits as before . Between my husband and three teenage boys who have not changed there habbits but have gotten right back on the junk food kick that we were on for years before . It is a battle to say no and walk away from it . A battle that i have lost on many occasions . A battle that i am working on beating . I swear sometime they want me to fail . Which i refuse to do

People i work with, tell me all the time how great they think i look and always have positive thing to say to try to incourage me.I on the other hand find i have a hard time seeing a differents in myself . I know by the number on the scale that i am loosing but my head still see's the same me as i have always seen . I'm not sure why because my cloths are to big and i know things are different ,but i am still having a hard time imbracing the new me . I think i was expecting more of myself and the way i feel about myself in my head to change more . I think thats what i need to change, the way i see myself . I have not gone out shopping for new clothes yet and i think as long as i don't i will not be able to imbrace the new and changing me . So that is the plan todo treat myself to a couple new outfits , I have a stag and doe and a wedding coming up . My hope is with a shopping trip and seeing friends that i haven't seen and that haven't seen me in over a year will be just the boast i need to give me a little more confidence i need. WISH ME LUCK .

Today is feb 8 just over 7 months after surgery ....

Today is feb 8 just over 7 months after surgery . I'm 112.4lbs down . I've been stuck at this wieght for a while . I have returned to the gym and have been working out with the X box game Your shape . Also i have been using the program Fittness pale.com to track my food and exercise but still not helping with wieght loss . I know that platoeing is normal but i sure wish this one would finish and i can continue to reach my goal spring and summer are comming and looking forward to getting a new wardrobe .
The down side. I have been told i have kidney stones and an ulser and possible gallstone.I have some scopes booked will see what happens with that . They are treating the ulser first . We'll see. I have finding i do have a lot of loose skin . I not liking that at all .
I have had so many people come up to me to tell me how great i look . There has also been people i don't know that work at the hospital with me come up to complement me . Which is very suprising to me because when i look at myself i still see me yes i do see some differents but not to the extent that every one else sees . I will be taking pictures to post very soon

This has been a very hard 2 years for me. I am...

This has been a very hard 2 years for me. I am back in my house after being out for a year due to a total house fire that left us homeless . I moved back in aug. just after my surgary in in june. I am feeling great and am down 133 lbs and loving it . I'm not where i want to be but i'm getting there . People are seeing me the why i was 25 years ago and the why i want to see me . But i'm getting there for the first time i posted pic on my facebook page and felt good about the pic's . I never like pics of me that would be why i and others don't have too many pic's of me because i'm the one taking all the pic and now i finilly want to be in them . I never expected to be where i am in such a short time . Had i of known what i know now i would of looked into having it years ago ,and am so glad i had it done now . ITS TIME TO START LIVING THE LIFE I WISH I HAD BEEN LIVING YEARS AGO.

This has been a very hard 2 years for me. I am...

This has been a very hard 2 years for me. I am back in my house after being out for a year due to a total house fire that left us homeless . I moved back in aug. just after my surgary in in june. I am feeling great and am down 133 lbs and loving it . I'm not where i want to be but i'm getting there . People are seeing me the why i was 25 years ago and the why i want to see me . But i'm getting there for the first time i posted pic on my facebook page and felt good about the pic's . I never like pics of me that would be why i and others don't have too many pic's of me because i'm the one taking all the pic and now i finilly want to be in them . I never expected to be where i am in such a short time . Had i of known what i know now i would of looked into having it years ago ,and am so glad i had it done now . ITS TIME TO START LIVING THE LIFE I WISH I HAD BEEN LIVING YEARS AGO.
Dr. Mehran Anvari

I do hope it is but . i can't say till i start eating i so worried i will start eating and mess things up . untill i can start eating moving and getting back to the real world i am undecided . i want to say yes because i am down weight . staring food this week i will know more in a month if this is worth it

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