I don't know if this will help, but it has worked wonders for me. I buy bottled water in 8 oz bottles. Then I am able to drink the bottled water, and the 8 oz stays cold. I also freeze the bottles and then let them thaw slowly in the fridge so that the water always stays cold. They are the perfect size for 1/2 package of crystal lite on the go too. I hope this helps you as much as this helped me. Good luck!
Peace and love,
Pets: Three domestic shorthair cats, Popeye, Spanky and Tiger
Hobbies/Interests: Reading, theater, classic rock and oldies music, drawing and painting, football (American), wrestling, forensic science/criminal justice, fashion, meeting new people (though I can be a bit shy at first).
Eye/Hair Color: Red/Blue
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 3/7/04
Starting Weight: 351 (highest weight back in 2004)
Present Weight: it's going to vary as it is dropping fast!
Goal Weight: 145-150
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Drinking the water and getting in enough protein.
Following any specific plan: Had lap band surgery done 3/22/07
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: I feel I am more disciplined and have a "glass half full" attitude.
Anything else you would like to share with us:
I was scheduled for Roux-n-Y gastric bypass surgery on 9/28/05, but
I didn't get the gastric bypass done, and here is why.
Everything was going well and I had a mask over my face, being told to breathe deeply. Next thing I knew, I was awake and told the bypass couldn't be done, because not only did I have several intestines twisted...but a rare condition termed a malrotated digestive system was discovered; in layman's terms, everything is on the OPPOSITE of where it should be (example: my appendix was on the left side instead of the right). Actually, it was quite interesting. This is a disorder commonly found in children; only 1 in 5000 adults actually have this---AND they experience no symptoms throughout their lives, as I did. So the surgery I DID receive was to correct this problem as well as remove my appendix as a precaution in the event I ever got appendencitis.
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HAIR COLOR: Whatever color I buy--Currently red-brown (Naturally dk. brown & gray)
OCCUPATION: Information Systems Analyst/Pjt. Administrator
GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Indianapolis, IN
SURGERY DATE: March 1, 2006
SURGERY TYPE: Lap RNY.
HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Quilting, reading, computer (Used to be walking & biking--maybe again)
GOALS: Lower blood pressure, stop taking meds, walk 2 miles, not have backpain all the time and weigh 150 or less.
PETS: 1 cat (Friend) & 1 dog (Fritz). They are best buddies & love to play together.
WEIGHTLOSS JOURNEY BEGAN: As a child in grade school, but with a planned diet (WW) in 1970(?)
WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: Exercise always has been. I am not a "go to the gym" type person & I don't swim. I did love to walk at one time though & ride bike & would like to do that again.
Hobbies/Interests: Being a computer geek, fitness fitness fitness!, cooking and baking, traveling, scrapbooking, theater, boating, movies, interior design, going to concerts, just going out and living my life to the fullest with no regrets and enjoying every second of it..life is too short!
Eye/Hair Color: Blonde/Bluish-Green
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: 7/12/01
Starting Weight: 370
Present Weight: 124
Goal Weight: I'm at goal
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Making the lifestyle and behavioral changes that comes with being a postop
Following any specific plan: Just a sensible diet..I only count calories
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: It forced me to really look at myself, face the issues that caused me to eat and become MO..it has humbled me.
Anything else you would like to share with us: Just do it for YOU..it will only work if you work it..and always remember..it's just a tool..nothing is forever..at this point postop..almost 5 years..it's like I never had surgery (cept for dumping *which is a GOOD thing*)..it makes those changes that are required come in handy..without making those changes..it will be a much harder journey.
Gastric Bypass -LAP RNY 7/2001..almost 5 years Post-Op!
Allentown, PA - Dr. Peter Rovito
Starting weight - 370
Goal & current weight 124
Real name: Tammy
Geographical location: Columbus, Ohio
Marital Status: married almost 25 years
Children/Ages: Girl, 21 and Boy, 18
Occupation: Tech Spec
Pets: Walker (doberman), and he has 3 cats, Princess, Bad Kitty, Onyx and one minpin, Dakota
Hobbies/Interests: Computer, losing weight, knitting, American Idol
Eye/Hair Color: Brown, and curly - brown
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: August 3, 2004 - Gastric Bypass
Starting Weight: 229.9 but my highest weight was 265
Present Weight: 158
Goal Weight: 130
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Clothes frustrations (this is a good thing, though), drinking enough water, and surprisingly enough - trying to eat enough. Handling compliments well - I'm not used to it yet.
Following any specific plan: WLS, jenny craig
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past: the weight is coming off pretty regularly, but never fast enough.
Anything else you would like to share with us: You can still gain weight after weight loss surgery if you are not careful about the calories.
Hobbies/Interests: Singing. Ethnic/ folkloric dance. Tribal (ATS, fusion, etc) bellydance. S.C.A./ Renaissance faires. Reading. Writing (songs, poetry, stories). Driving around No. Cal. The Ocean. All things medieval and renaissance. Mermaids. Ghosts. British, Scots, Irish folklore.
Eye/Hair Color: Dark blue
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Since the end of high school..? No, I started the Kaiser WLS program on June 27, 2005.
Starting Weight: 419
Present Weight: 401 (I've gone up and down a few time, was down to 380 and came back up when I had other medical conditions set in).
Goal Weight: Eventually, 165 (though I know I should be like 145 or 150 or something).
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Overcoming overeating (a recent development in the last year), getting more active, eating the RIGHT foods, dealing with emotional eating.
Following any specific plan: I'm in the bariatric program at Kaiser South San Francisco, and have been since last June. I was working towards losing my 10% (with their 1200 cal plan), but had some other health and personal issues set in and have had a lot of setbacks. Because of said health issues, they need to get weight off me fast so they can get me in for surgery by the end of summer -- So, I start Optifast next week... whee!
I firmly and truly believe in bariatrics as an option to a life-long battle with weight and all the health issues inherent. I hope to become an inspirational/ motivational speaker after my surgery and am relatively open about my journey with everyone. The Optifast isn't something I'd ever choose as a long-term plan, but for 2 months to get the weight off quickly... I'll deal.
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Hello,My name is Trisha.
I am pre op.Still waiting for my doctor to finish paper work , in order to send it to the Insurance company.( My insurance wants a years worth of supervised diet,a letter from my dr.,And I'm begining to wonder if they are going to ask for my 1st born.) LOL!!
I've had my consultation,attended a pre-surgery class,support group,etc.
Now all I have to do is wait for my approval once everything is submitted.
Meanwhile I am stressibg over the fact that I have to loose 15-20lbs before surgery.I'm trying too belive me,it just seems to be a real battle lately.
I have changed my eating habits,its the lack of excersise I think that seems to be the problem.I want to do more,but I'm recovering from knee surgey,just had it done 2 wks ago.But I starting to be able to more and more every day!
If anyone had to loose some weight before they had surgery I would love to hear how you did it!
I need as much help as possible
real name fiona
geographical location west yorkshire uk
marital status cohabiting
children/ages 2,1 of each ,dean 12 and shannon 8
pets 1 dog
hobbies/interests nature ,arty crafty things, paranormol
height 5` 10
eye/hair colour hazel/black with red streaks
starting date for weight loss 20/01/2005
starting weight 365 lbs
present weight 170 lbs
target goal 140 lbs
achieved weight loss with gastric by pass roux en y ,im finding really hard to lose the last 30 lbs and im just starting the plastics journey .ideally need full body lift.i still find the head hunger issue a problem