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Forum: Weight Loss Surgery 06-29-2018, 09:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,571
Posted By BerkshireGrl
I would seek out a 2nd opinion from another...

I would seek out a 2nd opinion from another doctor, yes! I had WLS after losing 20 pounds in 6 months, while my surgeon had asked me to lose just 10 pounds to qualify. I found out just before surgery...
Forum: Weight Loss Surgery 04-25-2018, 11:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,328
Posted By BerkshireGrl
Thank you, ubergirl, Bigpants and Nightowlrn!...

Thank you, ubergirl, Bigpants and Nightowlrn! :grouphug:

ubergirl, 41 pounds in under 3 months is FANTASTIC! Doesn't it feel awesome?! Great job!! :high:

Bigpants, I hope you are moving on down...
Forum: Weight Loss Surgery 04-07-2018, 05:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,328
Posted By BerkshireGrl
:celebrate: Thank you very much, Bigpants,...

:celebrate:

Thank you very much, Bigpants, PandaCupcake and Wisertime! :hug:

Today I also hit 196.6 which is 29.9 BMI -- so I am officially just Overweight now instead of my many years of...
Forum: Weight Loss Surgery 03-30-2018, 03:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,328
Posted By BerkshireGrl
Talking Hit 199 pounds today!

https://photos.app.goo.gl/Q4PC8aQ9yQtIRA4j2

YES! Today I hit 199! 🦋🌱🐣🎉✨

From my highest weight of 275 pounds, to my November 21st surgery weight of 250, in just a little over 4 months, I have...
Forum: Weight Loss Surgery 02-14-2018, 02:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,585
Posted By BerkshireGrl
I gained a couple pounds after surgery too, I...

I gained a couple pounds after surgery too, I think from all the IV fluids. Don't worry though, it will come off! :)

That's crazy about the coffee -- ME TOO! I used to LOVE coffee but now I don't...
Forum: Weight Loss Surgery 02-12-2018, 02:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,585
Posted By BerkshireGrl
PollyB, how are you doing now that you are past...

PollyB, how are you doing now that you are past your surgery on January 30th? Hope all is well! :wave:
Forum: Weight Loss Surgery 01-28-2018, 06:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,585
Posted By BerkshireGrl
Best wishes to you on the 30th and as you...

Best wishes to you on the 30th and as you recuperate, PollyB! :D

I had a vertical sleeve gastrectomy on November 21st and it has been AWESOME. I am so glad I did it, and the only thing I regret,...
Forum: Weight Loss Surgery 01-04-2018, 12:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,899
Posted By BerkshireGrl
My surgeon isn't that against caffeine, but he...

My surgeon isn't that against caffeine, but he does suggest weaning off it prior to surgery so you can focus on fully hydrating beverages for a month after surgery. After that first month, as long as...
Forum: Weight Loss Surgery 12-04-2017, 12:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,899
Posted By BerkshireGrl
I had my WLS (sleeve) just about 2 weeks ago. I...

I had my WLS (sleeve) just about 2 weeks ago. I am almost done with the 2-week liquid phase and soon will move onto the soft food phase. I am AMAZED so far at many things:

* My rate of loss,...
Forum: Weight Loss Surgery 12-04-2017, 12:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 553
Posted By BerkshireGrl
Like you, I have a lot of stretch marks from when...

Like you, I have a lot of stretch marks from when I was a teenager. That batch is faded now, but I did get some new pink ones as an adult too. With time, they too have faded. No man I've been with...
Forum: Weight Loss Support 04-25-2017, 05:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,851
Posted By BerkshireGrl
Wow, they are way over the line into...

Wow, they are way over the line into unprofessional, for sure, and your boss calling you "chub" would be write-up warning material in a company I managed. It's unfortunate your HR representative...
Forum: Weight Loss Surgery 04-21-2017, 11:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,725
Posted By BerkshireGrl
I know this is an old thread, but I just have to...

I know this is an old thread, but I just have to say, COWABUNGA!! To quote the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, hahaha! You look incredible. Very inspiring! I am looking into the VSG surgery too, and...
Forum: Medifast 10-16-2016, 03:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,253
Posted By BerkshireGrl
Nelcin, hello! It sounds like you are losing...

Nelcin, hello! It sounds like you are losing mineral salts (magnesium, potassium, etc.) along with first week water loss. How are you doing now? Still having those hot flashes? I don't get the...
Forum: General chatter 04-03-2016, 02:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,072
Posted By BerkshireGrl
I guess I wouldn't draw attention to it by...

I guess I wouldn't draw attention to it by posting on it. If she tagged you in it, you may remove the tag. But also, you are far away from that little kid and have grown up :) I have the reverse...
Forum: Other Reduced Carb Diets 03-11-2016, 04:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,905
Posted By BerkshireGrl
Hello all! :wave: I will start Whole30...

Hello all! :wave:

I will start Whole30 tomorrow! :) Got a whole bunch of delicious, good food: wild salmon & tuna, blueberries, pears, apples, almond milk (carrageenan-free, ha!), pasture-raised &...
Forum: Alternachicks 02-21-2016, 04:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,917
Posted By BerkshireGrl
Blueboxgeek, you looked great! Love your...

Blueboxgeek, you looked great! Love your hairstyle too! :D
Forum: Medifast 02-01-2016, 08:44 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 12,653
Posted By BerkshireGrl
Thank you, Richy37! :cheers: My fingers are...

Thank you, Richy37! :cheers: My fingers are crossed for 2 more pounds this Thursday!
Forum: Medifast 01-29-2016, 03:43 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 12,653
Posted By BerkshireGrl
Week 2: -2.8 Pounds Total: -10.6 Pounds,...

Week 2: -2.8 Pounds

Total: -10.6 Pounds, yeeha! :yay:

Happy losing to all! :cheer2:
Forum: Medifast 01-22-2016, 05:04 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 12,653
Posted By BerkshireGrl
Week 1: -7.8 Pounds YEAY! :yay: I...

Week 1: -7.8 Pounds

YEAY! :yay:

I haven't weighed 248 since June 2013! I have logged my weight weekly since November 2009 in my computer's calendar, which can be good and bad, ha! (Ugh, those...
Forum: Medifast 01-21-2016, 11:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,705
Posted By BerkshireGrl
Thumbs up Celebration day!

Adios, they are good friends of my fiancé, but new to me, so I am a bit worried about offending them... but you're right, they should be cool with me doing this :)

Thank you for your tips too!...
Forum: Goal! 01-20-2016, 04:24 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 53,857
Posted By BerkshireGrl
Busymomx4, thank you for your honesty and...

Busymomx4, thank you for your honesty and checking in! It's helpful to hear from you as you figure out your maintenance too! That is the flip side of weight loss that way too often gets swept under...
Forum: Goal! 01-20-2016, 04:08 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 56,030
Posted By BerkshireGrl
Thumbs up GREAT job!

Hello Juliana!

I see you haven't logged in since March 14, 2015 but I hope you reached your second goal! :D Your post is very inspiring. Thank you! It's obvious you worked very hard to get where...
Forum: Medifast 01-19-2016, 07:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,943
Posted By BerkshireGrl
Just curious, did Medifast officials say why they...

Just curious, did Medifast officials say why they discontinued the Forums? Weren't they well-used?
Forum: Medifast 01-19-2016, 07:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,705
Posted By BerkshireGrl
Thumbs up Thank you!

Thank you both for your great tips, Richy37 and ginamay28! :)

Yeah, the huge one for me will be no alcohol. I know it's like a double-whammy; it drops blood sugar, making you hungrier and then...
Forum: Alternachicks 01-18-2016, 05:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,917
Posted By BerkshireGrl
Love this site! :love: Thank you for sharing! I...

Love this site! :love: Thank you for sharing! I am adding stuff to the online "closet" for later shopping! :lol:
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