Joined September 2010
Weight History

Start Weight
142.0 lb
Lost so far: 2.0 lb

Current Weight
144.0 lb
Performance: losing 1.4 lb a week

Goal Weight
125.0 lb
Still to go: 19.0 lb
Hi guys.

For those of you that will puruse my diet tracking, DON'T FREAK OUT! @ the low caloric intake. I'll explain...

6 years ago I was 275 pounds and had been yo-yoing since puberty. I chose to have a Roux-en-y Gastric Bypass and went under the knife on January 10, 2004. In a little over a year I had dropped down to 125 pounds and had never been happier.

I managed to level out and maintain a weight of 135 for over 5 years. Then, all of a sudden, I had a lot things hit me at once, Hypothyroidism, extremely high levels of progesterone, daughter was hospitalized with severe depression, etc. I started stress & sneak eating in addition to the never ending hunger felt by the hormonal issues and gained weight. Next thing I knew I was 150 and scared shi!less!

I decided to work on getting back on track and noticed that things are a lot different for gbp patients. If I use the normal formulas to maintain a slow weight loss I end up gaining weight. Due to the forced portion restriction from the gastric bypass my caloric intake has adjusted as well. I gain weight when I eat more than 1400-1600 daily calories. I lose if I stay at 1000 or less. Perhaps this is just the way it works for gbp patients. I don't know many to compare with.

If you have questions, feel free to ask. I know once I mention Gastric bypass I either alienate people or gain a following of those who struggled like I did. I'll answer questions the best I can.

In any case, I am going to get back on track. It's not going to be easy, but I'm going to do it, for ne and that little New Years Eve dress that I'm going to buy!

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Bariatric Surgery
Congrats! I had the RNY Gastric Bypass in September of 2003. Went from 275(ish) to 130 and kept it there for years. Here lately, I have had some Thyroid(hypothyroidism)and Hormonal issues that have contributed to unwanted weight gain, but I still am maintaining a weight of 150 or less 7 years afterward.

If you have any questions please feel free to reach out and remember, even on a bariatric you will plateau...don't get frustrated! You got this! Smile
posted 15 Nov 2012, 08:15
How Often Do you weigh yourself?
I admit to being obsessed with the scale. I have one next to my fridge that I step on when I'm feeling snacky. I don't track it, just a quick glance @ the numbers. It helps me keep in mind my goals and forces me to reflect back on my day to make sure I've been on track. Most of the time I grab a drink and walk away from the fridge since I wasn't really hungry anyway.

I also use the digital scale each day I head to the gym & use that to record my weight here. I have found with myself, if I don't step on the scale daily, even with calorie counting, I will not realize what it is I have put in my mouth until my jeans start to feel snug. =)
posted 06 Sep 2010, 12:45
Natural metabolism booster ?
You would have to do a little research to make sure there would be no complications, but B-12 vitamin (Part of the B-complex grouping) is a natural energy & metabolism booster. It's found in higher quantities in your denser protien foods, Red meats, fish, etc. as well as over-the counter suppliments as sublinguals (liguids) or capsules.

I take 1 capsule per day, usually an hour before I go to the gym, and I have noticed I work harder and can generally get a good 30 extra minutes on the treadmill than days I do not take it.

posted 06 Sep 2010, 12:35
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01 April 2013

not understanding scale right now. junk food mostly gone, carbs gone 6 days a week, protein & veggies way up. been in gym 60 min a day for 3 weeks now. ...
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01 March 2013

Not feeling hunger like I used to. Headaches..."keto flu" symptoms subsiding and energy level going back up...finally
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