Steviefan1

Start Weight:(27 Sep 14) 225.0 lb
Current Weight:(25 Jan 16) 117.0 lb
Goal Weight:125.0 lb
following: RNY Gastric Bypass Diet
performance: losing 0.9 lb a week

Where to start...I'm 55 years old, retired Certified Pharmacy Technician, married 12 years to my wonderful second husband, and am an insulin dependant diabetic. I have a 25 year old son from my first marriage, and two boxer-lab mix dogs. It seems like I have been at least 130 lbs. overweight my whole life. It made my childhood unhappy, and my teens and twenties were simply miserable. I have started countless 'serious' diets; and once, in my thirties, actually lost about 100 lbs. on my own.(It came back) I even went to see a bariatric surgeon to try to get a gastric bypass.(Didn't work out) I have been on everything from Atkins, to Richard Simmons, to Weight Watchers. But now, I think my eyes have finally been opened...my brother-in-law (same age + 100lbs overweight) just had a SECOND stent inserted in his heart. This really scared me, and now since June 8th, 2012 I am following "Eat to Live" by Dr. Joel Furhman. I'd love to find a few folks to make
new friends to chat with and help in any way possible. I hope everyone the best of luck in what ever works best for you. P.S. I have been addicted to General Hospital for 40 years...and counting. :)

JUMP TO UPDATE: Dec 31, 2014

After years and years of giving it everything I've got, I finally listened to my PCP and especially my Diabetes Dr. and had gastric bypass on July 1 2014. IT WAS THE BEST THING I EVER DID FOR MYSELF. I am down -115 pounds and my diabetes in nearly gone. From 14 Rx pills to 3, and my years of high blood pressure is perfect. Cholesterol is below normal. I love to walk and work-out now, and Zumba is the best! I also do water aerobics even though I can't actually swim. I feel like I am alive for the first time in 40 years, experiencing breaking out of the cocoon, pure chrysalis! Only regret is that I waited SOOO very long to do it. Everyday I say, "Thank You Jesus!"

FatSecret member since: 14 Jan 10

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HCB
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Steviefan1's Cookbook

cals: 121kcal | fat: 6.82g | carbs: 6.44g | prot: 8.90g
Spinach and Egg White Crustless Quiche
A quick and easy version of the traditional Greek Spanakopita.
cals: 167kcal | fat: 6.92g | carbs: 5.00g | prot: 20.04g
Baked Crab Cakes
Big flavor, low calorie crab cakes.
cals: 83kcal | fat: 4.08g | carbs: 4.94g | prot: 6.55g
Traditional Egg Drop Soup
A low calorie, low fat and low carb delicious soup.
cals: 173kcal | fat: 1.69g | carbs: 33.57g | prot: 7.93g
Lemon Blueberry Pancakes
Great pancakes using fat free yogurt that cuts fat and calories, and boosts flavor with minimal effort.
cals: 153kcal | fat: 1.12g | carbs: 41.16g | prot: 9.38g
Crunchy Onion Rings
Healthy, delicious onion rings.
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Steviefan1's Latest Posts

Hello y'all!
Welcome! You will love it here. Plenty of information and tools, and oh yeah, VERY NICE PEOPLE!
posted 04 Jan 2015, 11:56
My FS journey, as told by dogs
Sitting alone at the computer while hubby was fast asleep and snoring, I was laughing and woke him up! Too bad, the laugh was worth it!
posted 18 Apr 2013, 21:12
Alkaline Water
Shut up already.
posted 17 Apr 2013, 09:52
Protein
I take a big spoon of Greek yogurt, slice in a ripe banana, add a bit of cinnamon & Splenda...Wow!
posted 08 Apr 2011, 08:44
What are some of your embarassing/emotional/eye opening reasons for loosing weight?
My moment was when my husband and I were having breakfast in a small diner and the waitress reconized him (from a few years before) and said, " Oh, is this your mother?" I'm younger than he is.
posted 30 Jan 2011, 21:47
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25 January 2016

For some reason, returning to school has pushed me into a 'no wine zone' and a real craving for of all things, salad. Taking my vitamins and a few meds, ...
on diet RNY Gastric Bypass Diet  losing 0.9 lb a week

04 January 2016

Waaaaay too much holiday nibbling and picking for me! Got back on my bariatric track today, and ditched the wine, except for a little on the weekends. ...

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