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Old 02-08-2006, 12:37 AM   #1
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Hi Everyone!
I'm new at message boards..soo if I do anything taboo please tell me. I was doing a seach and ran across this one last Friday and I've been reading all your threads since then. Thanks to all of you for sharing a part of yourselves so freely. I've learned a lot. I've laughed with you in your triumphs and sent blessings to you in your dissapointments. I wish I had found you before I had my would have helped a lot.

I'm almost 4 months out...weight at surgery was 265. I lost 10 lbs in the 2 weeks before surgery. When I went for my 3 month checkup on Jan. 10 I weighed 207. I didn't see my doctor on that date but saw the nutritionist instead. I went in thinking how great I was doing but left with my bubble busted !! She said I was losing too fast. I had been taken off protein shakes since my 6th week out but she put me back on 1 a day to try to slow down my weight loss. She gave me a food diary to write down everything I ate and told me to call in a month let them know what I weighed. She was concerned about my electolites if I lost too fast and also wanted to make sure I was getting enough protien.

I'm getting over 40 grams of protein most days...only 3 or 4 days I didn't quite make it. But I've lost 10 more pounds. I weighed 197 pounds this morning. Has anybody else had this problem? Actually I feel better than I have in years and I can't help but feel great about my results !! I have to admit I've been kinda lazy in the exercise department and before you all start in on me I've already been chastised dearly in all your posts and that is being rectified immediately LOL. In my defense I will say several family members have been hospitalized in the last few months and it seems I've walked miles going in and out of hospitals lately. And I'm going shopping more and walking arounds stores a lot. And my back doesn't hurt ANYMORE !!!! I can stand up long enough to load the washer and dryer and the dishwasher...and my back doesn't feel like somebody is sticking a knife in it. It's wonderful !!!

I apologize for writing a book my first post. Thanks again
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