Working On Freedom

by Amber
(Ohio)

before and  current

before and current

Lap RNY, April 16, 2007.
Starting wt./BMI: 277lbs/50 Current wt./BMI: 150lbs/27.


I still struggle w/ head hunger and wanting to binge, but my small pouch does restrict me thus far. It is a daily struggle, but I am much healthier and happier at the weight I am now. I struggled at 277 and was fat and miserable. Now I struggle but at least I like the way I look and feel confident about myself again. That is a plus.

I can tolerate most foods and don't dump very often. I take my vitamins although I don't exercise much. All in all, I'm happy w/ my decision and would do it again.

Visit Amber's weight loss blog. It's called, "Working on Freedom!"

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I too struggle but 8 weeks out
by: Linda

I would love to lose like you and be down to 150 a year out.

I keep saying I will exercise. I will...but fail.

I am wondering how you handled some things like bra sizing...I have three different bras that fit well...I mean different sizes.

I have yet to go to get sized professionally. I mean the woman at Lane Bryant did it over my clothes........

So, I have issues with the bra lasting the whole day as before.

I am down a heck of a lot and wondering if I need the BP meds still, and going to get my breathing machine recalibrated on Thursday.

I eat when stressed and right now, I am wondering if that will stop.

I have had dumping a few times but it was the denseness of the food...and I do not learn by reading of other's experiences...no, I fully experience it for myself.

Just had wheat toast with reduced fat peanut butter for supper. I have had issues with constipation. Does that go away? It really kicked in once I had the iron supplement for two weeks. I am glad that I am able to go finally but when it did not move it was agony.


Bye for now, and continued success for you.

Good Point
by: Suzette Kroll-Barancik, RD

Amber,

Congrats on your success!

Thanks for raising a VERY important point...

...that WLS isn't a quick fix and that it doesn't erase the DESIRE to eat.

You are clearly managing those desires well and I commend you on your daily efforts!

Keep up your great work and please let me know if I can ever be of help to you!!

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