Start Weight:(11 Jan 14) 217.0 lb
Current Weight:(15 Feb 15) 136.6 lb
Goal Weight:135.0 lb
following: Stevens Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy Diet
performance: losing 0.8 lb a week

I've been up and down the diet scale all my life. My baby pictures show a HUGE baby but I was slender up until my mid teens when the weight battle began. In the past two decades I've lost my entire excess weight twice, but I regained it both times. I hit my top weight of 258 in February of 2013, and for a 5'3" woman, that was extreme. It was at that time I decided to have the bariatric sleeve gastrectomy. I had to delay the surgery until December of 2013, and as of December 2014 have lost 116 lb. I have 7 lb to go to goal. Although it's coming off slowly at this point, it is still coming off. I expect I will hit a balance just around my goal weight.

My reason for having the surgery rather than losing weight by traditional means was to prevent myself from regaining the weight. My food is calorie restricted by necessity, since I cannot eat much and what I do eat must be primarily protein. I must get in 60 grams of protein daily or I start losing my hair, among other nasty repercussions. That's okay with me. I've spent the good part of 45 years battling this disease, and am more than willing to give up many foods to achieve my goals. I feel better than I did in my 40s, and have lots of energy. I can stand for a long time without having to sit periodically. I've been starting to ride my bicycle again. And most importantly, I'm beginning to feel like I've rejoined the human race rather than hiding from it.

FatSecret member since: 10 Jan 14

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last weighin: losing 2.4 lb a week Down
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Christmas 2012 and 2014....118 lb gone and size 8!
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cals: 243kcal | fat: 17.90g | carbs: 6.50g | prot: 14.56g
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Before and after

Starting weight: 258. Currently at 142.6, goal is 135.

Very Happy
posted 14 Dec 2014, 22:31
Work Potluck
You are so right, Mummydee. I always determine beforehand what I will and will not eat before going, and take along a little snack (cheese stick, handful of nuts, etc) in case I am tempted beyond my decisionmaking. Stand far away from the buffet table and get involved in the games or with dancing. Keep a glass of water in your hand.
posted 26 Oct 2014, 13:08
I've started menopause late, it seems (I'm 61), and only in the past couple of years have had hot flashes, mostly as night sweats. For me, they only last a couple of minutes at a time, and I keep fans handy (one in my purse, one at my desk, one next to the couch, one next to the bed). I don't know if I actually need to take anything for it, but I'll look into the Black Cohash. Thanks for the tip!
posted 12 Oct 2014, 15:35
Rethinking weight loss
I saw today a flier for a yoga studio that advertises for weight loss. What I found interesting is that they don't call it "losing weight," but "releasing pounds." It made me think about the negative connotations of "losing" versus the very powerful term "releasing." To substitute the word "releasing" means to actively allow your fat to leave your body. We hold on to weight for different reasons, many of them emotional, and to work on this aspect rather than simply the food aspect might help to change the relationship we have with food. What do you think?
posted 10 Sep 2014, 16:27
Dreaming at night: I have many many dreams, every night.
Very Happy
posted 09 Sep 2014, 22:28
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15 February 2015

1.6 lb to go to goal! Really surprised myself. Yea me!
on diet Stevens Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy Diet  losing 0.8 lb a week

30 December 2014

I'm so excited...I just put on my first pair of size 8 jeans! In my whole life I have never worn any size in the single digits. I didn't think it was ...

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