Joined August 2012
Weight History

Start Weight
273.0 lb
Lost so far: 45.7 lb

Current Weight
227.3 lb
Performance: losing 2.3 lb a week

Goal Weight
150.0 lb
Still to go: 77.3 lb
I am a 50 year old nurse that lives in St. Louis, MO. I've been overweight my entire life and have struggled with more diets than I care to admit. I decided to update my bio because things have changed since beginning my weightloss journey this last time. I started going through a medically managed weight loss program in Aug 2012 at a starting weight of 355 in preparation for the RNY gastric bypass procedure. I lost 61 pounds prior to surgery and had the surgery on 4/1/13. My recovery was complicated by a hematoma that developed into cellulitis, but I recovered after a couple weeks of antibiotics. In the first month after surgery I lost 20 pounds. It's been some getting used to a new stomach size and eating habits, but I have no regrets. I do have one thing to pass on to anyone that is thinking about having this surgery. It's not the easy way out. You still have to work at losing weight and I still hit the dreaded plateau's. You may wonder why I chose to have the surgery then? Well, I'm addicted to sugar and found myself always cheating and failing diets with sugar. This surgery has given me a blessing of making me sick if I eat sugar. I have no trouble staying away from it now.

Vital Statistics

starting weight 355
Current weight 253.7

Starting Bust: 52.5 inches
current bust: 47 inches

Starting waist: 55 inches
Current waist: 46 inches

Starting hip: 62 inches
Current hip: 53 inches

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This is Buster--my oldest boxer and Mr. cool.
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Buster in his Christmas outfit--he didn't appreciate it.
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worm2butterfly2012's Cookbook

cals: 74kcal | fat: 0.24g | carbs: 18.46g | prot: 1.50g
Apple Jubilee
A sweet, crunchy dessert delight.
cals: 273kcal | fat: 18.11g | carbs: 2.87g | prot: 21.21g
Seared Rosemary Beef Tenderloin
Serve these tasty beef medallions with crusty French bread to sop up every drop of the rosemary sauce.
cals: 452kcal | fat: 21.63g | carbs: 1.61g | prot: 59.69g
Creamy Pesto Philly Chicken
Low carb and easy chicken dish.
cals: 149kcal | fat: 7.37g | carbs: 3.03g | prot: 18.44g
Oven Roasted Salmon with Garlic and Herb
A super easy and delicious way to prepare salmon.
cals: 186kcal | fat: 7.49g | carbs: 22.11g | prot: 10.69g
Corn & Potato Chowder
Delicious chowder with corn, potato and bacon.
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worm2butterfly2012's Latest Posts

Help for very low sodium diet
I know of no fix for the app, but can give some good rules of thumb to make sure what she is eating is low in sodium. I tell all my cardiac patients the same thing--Anything that is canned or processed is high in sodium--even some of the low sodium products. Eating fresh or frozen is the best. Avoid, lunch meats, soups, pickles, canned foods, sauces, condiments, soda, etc.
posted 25 Jan 2013, 17:14
definitely getting a bicycle now :-)
Love the video. Wish my eliptical did a show like that.
posted 03 Jan 2013, 22:25
"Frickin' Nice!"
King--In the US I've often heard of this same thing, but we call it "paying it forward". There is actually a movie out there called by this same name that is really good. Often when someone does something nice for someone--IE: change a flat tire, etc. you will be offered something to pay for your time and strangers will say "no, I don't want anything, just pay it forward." Meaning--do something nice for someone else for absolutely no reason. I've heard some people paying for the person behind them in a drive through line at a fast food restaurant or a toll road, or parking garage. The person may or may not need the money, but by doing something nice for someone you don't know hopefully will cause the love spread to others.
posted 02 Jan 2013, 07:28
A life-style change is a learning process and we are all different, so use any "failures" as opportunities to improve your diet and exercise plan. We fail for a reason and it usually is because it doesn't work for us at that time. Always be willing to change your plan to meet your body's needs.
posted 25 Dec 2012, 11:38
Alcohol & Weight Gain - Fact or Myth?
People that drink usually do not have a healthy diet and don't eat enough protein. Protein breaks down in the body and will tend to pull fluid from your tissue into your blood stream. Dehydration refers to adequate fluid in the blood stream. Many people that drink and who get bloated lose their fluid into their tissues. Your weight will go up, but you will still be considered dehydrated. A good way to tell if you are dehydrated is to look for a few signs--thirst and dark urine.
posted 25 Dec 2012, 11:21
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