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Old 01-01-2017, 10:32 AM   #1
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New Year - New You - January 2017

Hi Peeps Seasoned and New

I'm back after a long time of backsliding and denial and all that crap.
I have a lot of regain after my initial crazy successful loss after RNY in 2010.
No excuses, all on me. I fell back into old habits to comfort myself. For a while it worked. Then it became one of the reasons I needed comfort in the first place.

Soooo, I got up this morning, weighed myself, , cussed some, then went for a walk - even with the miserable cold I've had for about 5 days now. No excuses.

More water, fewer carbs, attention to portions, and really listening to my body and myself. Putting myself first again. Doing what I know I need to do.

Happy New Year. Looking forward to hearing from many of you.
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Old 01-01-2017, 05:53 PM   #2
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Hi HT, you beat me to it, I came to create a Jan thread.
I have a Dr apt on Weds. about my acid / PPI / stomach issues. My husband thinks I might need a revision because of the acid issues and long term PPI usage (so I can stop). He had RNY 11 yrs ago.
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Old 01-01-2017, 07:14 PM   #3
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Whaaaaaaaaaaaat!

Has it really been that long? I didn't know you got married!!!
Congrats!!! I hope the dr appt gets to the bottom of things.
Wow! So good to hear from you!
Where's everyone else? Check in, please!!!
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Old 01-02-2017, 08:22 AM   #4
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Really?

No one wants to post?
Really?
Resolutions for 2017?
Goals for January?
Anything?
Bueller? Bueller?

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Old 01-02-2017, 02:05 PM   #5
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I posted a link in the 'til the end of the year thread so maybe some will come over from there. I'm off today so maybe people are still on Christmas vacation. I stayed quiet here about my engagement and wedding and other personal details because people were stalking me online. Hoping they've moved on. I got married July 2015.
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Old 01-02-2017, 04:43 PM   #6
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I had all 4 of my wisdom teeth removed the Thursday before last (22nd). I hung on to them as long as a could, but my TMJ was acting up more than ever, and the TMJ/TMD specialist said it "might" help, plus I had a cavity on one, and "bone loss" on another.... so I finally had them out. I will be getting invisilign soon too to align my "bite" better. He said the wisdom teeth out of the way will help with that, too. Hopefully it will all be worth it.

Anyway, how this relates to WLS.... I have been on liquids/soft foods for a little over a week now and I feel like I had WLS all over again haha except hungry
I am doing this longer than some because I am just too grossed out about eating solid food while I have open sores in my mouth (sorry) and one tooth which was particularly hard to pull, root broke off and he removed it but that socket is healing the slowest

Anyway.... Today I had:

Breakfast - Chocolate Oh Yeah! brand RTD shake with coffee and a couple of squirts of Davinci coconut sugar free syrup and coffee (like an iced mounds coffee )

Lunch - "ranch" cauliflower (new frozen product from birds eye, they also have buffalo flavor) steamed in microwave then pureed in the nutribullet with some land o lakes light butter, and for protein, about 3.5 oz Fage 2% with some nature's hollow sugar free strawberry preserves.

Dinner - later I will have some pumpkin "pie" custard stuff I made last night, and a peanut butter protein shake (peanut butter, cashew milk and Healthsmart ChocoRite Protein Shake powder, peanut butter flavor)

if I need more salty stuff I will have some caldo de pollo (I love Knorr Granulated Bouillon)


You would think I would be losing weight, but I don't think I have!? Oh well, at least I didn't gain through Christmas!
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Old 01-02-2017, 07:05 PM   #7
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Sorry to hear about your dental stuff. Your menu today sounds so yummy!
I'm doing about 4 shakes a day - 1 scoop each with an almond milk-cashew milk blend. Yesterday I had bean soup and today I had cream of broccoli. I've walked for about 35 minutes each day, too. I've cut way back on coffee and really ramped up my water consumption. Going back to virtually all liquid is extreme, but so is a 75 pound regain. Very happy for you on the wedding and so sorry that people were so stupid to cause you to need to keep it to yourself.
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Old 01-02-2017, 08:06 PM   #8
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Sorry to hear about your dental stuff. Your menu today sounds so yummy!
I'm doing about 4 shakes a day - 1 scoop each with an almond milk-cashew milk blend. Yesterday I had bean soup and today I had cream of broccoli. I've walked for about 35 minutes each day, too. I've cut way back on coffee and really ramped up my water consumption. Going back to virtually all liquid is extreme, but so is a 75 pound regain. Very happy for you on the wedding and so sorry that people were so stupid to cause you to need to keep it to yourself.
So you went back to liquids to try to address the regain? Did you see your Dr? So sorry you are having a hard time.
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Old 01-02-2017, 08:09 PM   #9
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Part of what I am going to ask when I see the Doctor is just for general blood work. I trained 5-6 months and completed a half marathon in Oct and didn't lose any weight (and yes, I have excess weight to lose)
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Old 01-03-2017, 12:23 PM   #10
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Hey ladies! I've been so busy, but just got approval for a tummy tuck February 2nd. I'm at 180 right now. I want to lose 10 pounds before surgery. I've been working out a lot, and lifting heavy, but eating kind of crappy, so back on track!
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Old 01-03-2017, 02:06 PM   #11
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Congrats, Chrystee!
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Old 01-03-2017, 05:27 PM   #12
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Awesome, Chrystee - Other than WLS, that tummy tuck totally transformed the way I looked. Best money I ever spent, too!
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Old 01-03-2017, 08:05 PM   #13
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Happy New Year Ladies.

Congrats Mariposa on your marriage, I too had some major dental issues ,myself,. My gums look like Swiss cheese. ,

HT good to hear from ya!

Yes time to reclaim lost ground
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Old 01-04-2017, 09:15 AM   #14
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Awesome, Chrystee - Other than WLS, that tummy tuck totally transformed the way I looked. Best money I ever spent, too!
I'm excited that ins approved, but I really wanted a boob lift, and I really want a neck lift.. I'm going to see how much out of pocket it will cost.

I need to start making a calendar of my next runs. I want to do the DC Rock and roll again, but I'm concerned about lack of training, since the surgery is feb 2, and the run is mid March.
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Old 01-04-2017, 09:48 AM   #15
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I've also been busy with a new puppy! I just posted a thread on the playground if you wanna check her out!
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Sorry to hear about your dental stuff. Your menu today sounds so yummy!
I'm doing about 4 shakes a day - 1 scoop each with an almond milk-cashew milk blend. Yesterday I had bean soup and today I had cream of broccoli. I've walked for about 35 minutes each day, too. I've cut way back on coffee and really ramped up my water consumption. Going back to virtually all liquid is extreme, but so is a 75 pound regain. Very happy for you on the wedding and so sorry that people were so stupid to cause you to need to keep it to yourself.
Hi Hot Tamale, good to see you back! I too have regained 60ish pounds at this point. I think I'm around 200 right now.
My tummy tuck is still intact somehow.

Hi Mariposa - congrats on your marriage
Hi Joyful and Chrystee!

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Old 01-05-2017, 12:00 PM   #17
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Hi everyone! I haven't posted on LCF in what seems like forever!

Anyway, I had the sleeve on 10/24/16. My husband's health insurance had an exclusion for bariatric surgery, but I went on my own policy through my job for 2016 and went through all the testing and was approved in September. I most of the time am so happy I got this done. I still struggle with emotional eating (that's the 5% I'm pissed I did this surgery because I can't physically stuff my feelings down with food like I'm used to....even tried to do it last night and puked bad). I know I'm in the "honeymoon period", but so far I've lost a total of 58 pounds (10 pounds presurgery). I'm at 217 as of this morning. I'm definitely eating low carb. Making sure I get my protein in first. I'm compliant 98% of the time. I can't believe I made it through my surgeon's post-op all clear liquid diet for the first 2 weeks after surgery! But I did. I'm very proud of myself for that.

My boys are 5 and 4 years old now, and I'm so happy that I will be able to be more active in their lives now. We even have a trip planned for September to LA and we are going to Legoland and Disney. I should hopefully not have to worry about fitting in rides with them, or the plane seat!

Anyway, Happy New Year all!
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Old 01-06-2017, 06:55 PM   #18
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Hi hi hi
Checking in. I have had a very successful week, if I do say so myself. I've exercised some every day, drank bunches more water than in the past even year or so, and I've been super compliant with low-carbiness. I am down 8 pounds. I wish it could continue, but, as we all know, that dies down fast. My goal for the rest of January is to lose at least 2 pounds a week. I've also taken my vitamins every day - I think - maybe missed one day, but even that is so much better than the last year, too. I'm feeling pretty darn good.
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Old 01-09-2017, 12:42 AM   #19
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Hi hi hi
Checking in. I have had a very successful week, if I do say so myself. I've exercised some every day, drank bunches more water than in the past even year or so, and I've been super compliant with low-carbiness. I am down 8 pounds. I wish it could continue, but, as we all know, that dies down fast. My goal for the rest of January is to lose at least 2 pounds a week. I've also taken my vitamins every day - I think - maybe missed one day, but even that is so much better than the last year, too. I'm feeling pretty darn good.
You are doing great getting back on the wagon

Checking in I'm doing OK I hope to lose 10 lbs this month. No messing around or messing up !!
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It's nice to see some of you I haven't seen since 2012 when I joined this site. I started back on here around Sept. I have lost about 30 lbs but not exactly sure what my re-start weight was without a scale. I had a 3 year free for all with food.

I never got to my goal weight after RnY in 2011. Next month will be 6 year surgiversary and I am currently at my lowest weight since 1996. I'm really trying to make it to my goal weight this year.

I don't low carb but I do try to focus on lean proteins first and keep my avg calories under 800 per day. I was getting in great hikes when the weather allowed but now that it's winter I'm having to find new ways of getting exercise in. So not really a new years resolution, just continuing what I started last year.

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