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Looking for friends i am new. Started my journey 2017 of may

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Sheila Jaime, Oct 1, 2017.

  1. Sheila Jaime

    Sheila Jaime Member

    Messages:
    9
    Trophy Points:
    8
    Surgery Type:
    Gastic bypass
    Start Weight:
    315
    Current Weight:
    277
    Goal Weight:
    180
    Location:
    Otter creek fl.
    Good morning my name is Sheila I started my weight loss surgery journey in May 2017 started at 315 now down to275looking for friends to help me down my road to a healthier lifestyle and a small me
     
  2. Lori W

    Lori W Active Member

    Messages:
    28
    Trophy Points:
    12
    Surgery Type:
    Gastric bypass
    Surgery Date:
    August 14, 2017
    Start Weight:
    302
    Current Weight:
    277
    Goal Weight:
    160
    Location:
    Ny
    Hi welcome to the group! My surgery date was 8/14/17. My start weight was 302 and I'm at 255. Some of that weight was lost pre operatively. I've hit my second plateau which is so frustrating. Ever want to just talk hit me up!
     
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  3. Sheila Jaime

    Sheila Jaime Member

    Messages:
    9
    Trophy Points:
    8
    Surgery Type:
    Gastic bypass
    Start Weight:
    315
    Current Weight:
    277
    Goal Weight:
    180
    Location:
    Otter creek fl.
    I will just seem to have stalled out .I am trying to get restarted writing down menues reducing intake see psych on a regular bases wanting to work in exercise just seem to be to busy with work ,and taking family and self to appointments
     
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  4. Sherry Smith

    Sherry Smith Member

    Messages:
    13
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Surgery Type:
    Gastric bypass
    Surgery Date:
    June 12, 2017
    Start Weight:
    378
    Current Weight:
    320
    Goal Weight:
    140-150
    Location:
    Soddy Daisy TN
     
  5. Sherry Smith

    Sherry Smith Member

    Messages:
    13
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Surgery Type:
    Gastric bypass
    Surgery Date:
    June 12, 2017
    Start Weight:
    378
    Current Weight:
    320
    Goal Weight:
    140-150
    Location:
    Soddy Daisy TN
    Hi, my name is Sherry. I had my gastric bypass surgery on June 12, 2017. So far I have lost almost 100lbs. I have seven more pounds to lose, to be down 100. The other day I was weighing and the scale said I gained 5 pounds over night. I was like 'No Way'! Then I felt something on the back of my leg and my cat had his paws on the scales. LOL! Bad Kitty! If you need someone to talk to give me a shout out.
     
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  6. mary simmons

    mary simmons Active Member

    Messages:
    14
    Trophy Points:
    10
    Surgery Type:
    gastric sleeve
    Surgery Date:
    August 24 2017
    Start Weight:
    244
    Current Weight:
    227
    Goal Weight:
    135
    Location:
    Metter Ga.
    Hi sherry my name is Mary. I had my gastric sleeve surgery August 24, 2017 I've only lost about 25lbs. I'm so discouraged what can I do?
     
  7. mary simmons

    mary simmons Active Member

    Messages:
    14
    Trophy Points:
    10
    Surgery Type:
    gastric sleeve
    Surgery Date:
    August 24 2017
    Start Weight:
    244
    Current Weight:
    227
    Goal Weight:
    135
    Location:
    Metter Ga.
    Hi sherry my name is Mary. I had my surgery Augest 24, 2017 have only lost 25 lbs. Very discouraged. What can I do to get things moving?
     
  8. Sherry Smith

    Sherry Smith Member

    Messages:
    13
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Surgery Type:
    Gastric bypass
    Surgery Date:
    June 12, 2017
    Start Weight:
    378
    Current Weight:
    320
    Goal Weight:
    140-150
    Location:
    Soddy Daisy TN
    Hi Mary, Don't get discouraged. Everybody looses differently. A lot of it has to do with how much your weight was before. The heavier you are, it seems like you lose faster. I had the gastric bypass surgery instead of the sleeve. You lose more and faster with the bypass. That's what my dr.told me. Make sure you have your protein first and then vegetable. I have 3 ounces of protein and 1 ounce of veggie. Make sure you follow your doctor's diet. Talk to the dietitian and get her advice. I had to write down everything I ate and drank and took it back to my follow up appointment with the dietitian. We went over it to see where I needed to improve or was ok. Make sure you drink your 64 ounces of water daily. I know it's hard, but necessary. Protein shakes are good. Hope this helps you. Remember everyone is different. Hang in there and soon the pounds will start melting away. Happy Losing!
     
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  9. Carolyn337

    Carolyn337 Bariatric Guru

    Messages:
    236
    Trophy Points:
    44
    Surgery Type:
    Sleeve
    Surgery Date:
    8/21/2017
    Start Weight:
    337lbs
    Current Weight:
    286.9
    Goal Weight:
    203
    Location:
    Blacksburg, Va
    Hi. I'm Carolyn. I had my surgery on the 21st of August and lost 37lbs. I think it's a good start. I don't want to move too fast cause I hear if you exercise and lose at a certain pace you won't have loose skin. I'm trying to find that pace. I think you are doing well! Please don't be discouraged. Try to stick to the plan and it'll come off. They say you'll lose a certain percentage a year....
     
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  10. christine thompson

    christine thompson Active Member

    Messages:
    64
    Trophy Points:
    12
    Surgery Type:
    sleeve
    Surgery Date:
    june13,2017
    Start Weight:
    271
    Current Weight:
    204
    Goal Weight:
    125
    Location:
    overland park, Ks
    Hi there. Congrats on your choice to start you health care journey. It really is about taking care of yourself and not always the # on the scale. I'm learning it's not a race, but a marathon. Pat yourself on the back for taking the step to so something positive about your weight.
     
  11. mary simmons

    mary simmons Active Member

    Messages:
    14
    Trophy Points:
    10
    Surgery Type:
    gastric sleeve
    Surgery Date:
    August 24 2017
    Start Weight:
    244
    Current Weight:
    227
    Goal Weight:
    135
    Location:
    Metter Ga.
    Hi. Sherry tks for your encouragement. I'm going to keep up the walking and work on getting in more water and protein. Though I'm still having problems feeling full and eating every two hours it's very hard to get the food in.
     
  12. Christine Seese

    Christine Seese Bariatric Guru

    Messages:
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    Trophy Points:
    59
    Surgery Type:
    Gastric Bypass
    Surgery Date:
    12/6/16
    Start Weight:
    363
    Current Weight:
    218.8
    Goal Weight:
    170
    Location:
    Dahlonega, Ga
    Hi Mary. As everyone has said, we all lose weight at a different pace. There are so many factors that effect it. I’m on a ton of meds. 4 of them have a side effect of weight gain. They are a large reason why I needed gastric bypass surgery. Unfortunately they are still affecting me in that my weight loss is slower than most. My surgery was 10 months ago and I am only down 133#. I bet you will be way ahead of me at the 10 month mark. Also, as someone said, the heavier you are, the faster you lose and the type of surgery you have affects how fast you lose too. It all boils down to hanging in there. Get that protein and fluids in and do your exercising. That weight will come off. If I can lose it, so can you. ;)
     
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  13. Sherry Smith

    Sherry Smith Member

    Messages:
    13
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Surgery Type:
    Gastric bypass
    Surgery Date:
    June 12, 2017
    Start Weight:
    378
    Current Weight:
    320
    Goal Weight:
    140-150
    Location:
    Soddy Daisy TN
    Went to the doctor yesterday and he was really pleased with the weight I have lost. He and the nutritionist said I was rocking and rolling along. They were really proud of me. I was so happy to hear that. 4 more pounds and I will have lost 100 pounds since my gastric bypass surgery June 12, 2017. I really needed to hear them say that, because I thought I wasn't losing enough. I am so happy!!
     
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  14. Christine Seese

    Christine Seese Bariatric Guru

    Messages:
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    Trophy Points:
    59
    Surgery Type:
    Gastric Bypass
    Surgery Date:
    12/6/16
    Start Weight:
    363
    Current Weight:
    218.8
    Goal Weight:
    170
    Location:
    Dahlonega, Ga
    You are doing so awesome! I am jealous. I am 10 months out, but only down 133#.
     
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  15. Pixx

    Pixx Bariatric Guru

    Messages:
    235
    Trophy Points:
    37
    Surgery Type:
    Gastric Bypass
    Surgery Date:
    6-19-17
    Start Weight:
    410
    Current Weight:
    305
    Goal Weight:
    165
    Location:
    Texas
    Me too Christine, on the jealous factor. Sherry had surgery exactly one week before me and I'm only at 72lbs lost. Granted I've had some unforeseen side effects and issues, but still...loving her progress! :D I guess that makes it a love/hate thing eh? I know...I know...I'm not really supposed to compare my journey to others, I'm totally guilty this time! :p Maybe I'll just use her as my inspiration instead. :rolleyes: Awesome job Sherry! Keep up the good work!
     
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  16. PAMELA WALLACE

    PAMELA WALLACE Active Member

    Messages:
    64
    Trophy Points:
    17
    Surgery Type:
    Sleeve
    Surgery Date:
    Uknown
    Start Weight:
    232
    Current Weight:
    226
    Goal Weight:
    135
    Location:
    Granite city il 62040
    Hi my name is Pam my start weight was 232 I started August I'm at 226 I'm suppose to losec17 more pounds before surgery,I'm trying so hard I'm doing the protein shakes twice daily to replace 2 meals and eating dinner which ain't much some salad, or cottage cheese low fat and low fat deli slice turkey,or just baked chicken,so I don't no why I am having hard time all I drink is water.any suggestions I'm open.
     
  17. PAMELA WALLACE

    PAMELA WALLACE Active Member

    Messages:
    64
    Trophy Points:
    17
    Surgery Type:
    Sleeve
    Surgery Date:
    Uknown
    Start Weight:
    232
    Current Weight:
    226
    Goal Weight:
    135
    Location:
    Granite city il 62040
    Ya I'm not getting it if I could lose weight then I wouldn't need the surgery,but its for insurance reasons I guess.
     
  18. PAMELA WALLACE

    PAMELA WALLACE Active Member

    Messages:
    64
    Trophy Points:
    17
    Surgery Type:
    Sleeve
    Surgery Date:
    Uknown
    Start Weight:
    232
    Current Weight:
    226
    Goal Weight:
    135
    Location:
    Granite city il 62040
    Sounds like ur doing great with the weight loss
     
  19. PAMELA WALLACE

    PAMELA WALLACE Active Member

    Messages:
    64
    Trophy Points:
    17
    Surgery Type:
    Sleeve
    Surgery Date:
    Uknown
    Start Weight:
    232
    Current Weight:
    226
    Goal Weight:
    135
    Location:
    Granite city il 62040
    I'm having hard time to need to lose 17 more pounds before they do surgery cause of insurance,I'm not dealing with it well.
     
  20. Jeff N

    Jeff N One pound at a time.

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    Location:
    Cleveland, OH
    Hello Sheila and welcome to the group :)
     
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