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I am back-we drove up to Plattsburgh area rained all the way up. We visited their walmart and then we drove back down-it rained all the way back. Sigh.

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Sounds like fun Carol.

Eating out more as we have packed up most of pans and dishes. Since crew coming in over next few days to load husband's book collection, will possibly order food in for the crew.

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Heading out in a little while for a long drive up to the Lake Champlain area. It will be great just to get out. We will probably end up visiting all the Wal-marts up there. We want to go to some of the parks in places along the way.
All in all it is the getting out that counts.

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I wish SP had a 'Like' button. I read a lot of posts that are very good!


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Hubby and I are on our 2 weeks vacation now.



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Went to my in-laws for the Easter weekend. I took some yoga DVD's with me so that I could exercise in the privacy of the bedroom. I my mother-in-law sees me working out she makes comments that can be hurtful so I try to avoid exercise where she can see.
Today back at home & am excited to work on cleaning the house.....


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Happy Easter everyone.
Easter is so different here from back home.
We have Holy Thursday, Good Friday is not a work day, we eat bun and cheese and fish all weekend, church on Friday and do nothing until after 3 pm. Monday following Good Friday is a holiday too. No work.

And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. Galatians 6:9


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My hubby and I worked the weekend. We got home from work this morning at 8am and then called our son to wish him a Happy Easter and then we went to bed. Got up at 4pm and called the rest of our family to wish them a Happy Easter. Back to work tonight.
That was our Easter. Mainly sleeping.

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As a family tradition, we went to the Peaks of Otter for their buffet. It is pretty pricey when you are so limited but was moderate. The ham would melt in the mouth, it was so tender. The asparagus was too oily and over cooked so only had a bite; too bad, as it is one of my favorite veggies. The chicken breast was dry so had only half of a slice. Did try the cucumber salad but only a bite. Had thin sliver of a chocolate cream pie and pecan but only had the pecans and only tried half the sliver. I ate a small piece blackberry cobbler minus any crust. I did not have a reaction so the moderation worked. Will not make this a habit but had missed all the goodies at Thanksgiving and Christmas because of the surgery. Thankful no reaction from sugar. This evening back on plan.

Now home working lunch off. I have finished six boxes. Taking a break.

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Watch those Easter temptations today!

To me HEALTH means Energy. Stamina. Flexibilty. A relatively pain free body. Enjoying healthy food. You are your body, and your weight loss efforts will succeed exactly to the extent that you mange to do the work on behalf of your embodied self. You’ll do much better when you focus on making positive changes to improve your health and well-being, rather than on fighting your bad habits.


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Happy day before Easter!!!

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I don't think I've stopped in to chat since I first joined this team. I've hit a plateau for the last month. I think that's because my body is adjusting to the lesser weight. I track all my foods and nutrition and I try to exercise whenever I am physically able. I have noticed in the past I drop weight like from 183 to 179 then I bounced a couple of lbs. back and forth for a couple of months then the next big drop to 172 and bounce back and forth a couple of lbs. again and then another big drop to 169. This has been my weigh loss till I am now at 143 or 145 depending on my water retention. I also am at the point now that is the lowest weigh I have been at since I was in my mid twenties over 40 years ago so I guess my fat has been around so long it doesn't know it's supposed to leave now. I am planning that as soon as our weather her warms up a bit more I will be spending more time outside gardening and that will help jumpstart the next amount of weightloss.

To me HEALTH means Energy. Stamina. Flexibilty. A relatively pain free body. Enjoying healthy food. You are your body, and your weight loss efforts will succeed exactly to the extent that you mange to do the work on behalf of your embodied self. You’ll do much better when you focus on making positive changes to improve your health and well-being, rather than on fighting your bad habits.


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Got to drink more water here.

Well, it is starting to look more like spring. We had one day where the temp went up to 76 degrees and sunny. the very next day it got down to 20 and it snowed 2 inches. Weird.

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Pauline-
I started using NIOXIN shampoo, conditioner & spray in product. After a few days I noticed that the hair I was pulling out while washing dropped to about 1/2. This is in addition to the biotin that I started taking a few weeks before.



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Now that taxes are behind us for the year, I'm working on reducing my stress. This year has been a real nail biter! emoticon

Today's focus: Eat healthy foods in 'reasonable' portions. Drink water. Take a walk.

I'm keeping it simple.

Happy Day!
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My surgeon told me that the hair loss from the surgery is normal it is due mainly to the stress your body goes through for the surgery. Mine is just now starting to grow a little-it had stopped growing and had been coming out via lots on my hair brush. It doesn't do that anymore. It just slowed it's growing. The doctor put me on biotin.

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What does your doctor say about your problem? Also spend the $$$ to buy a good shampoo with lots of nutrients. It may help. I use living proof brand and it has been very good for my hair.

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Thanks Cindy. I am actually back to normal food. I am about nine months out of surgery. I was not eating meat very well but now I am so I hope that will help. I was low in magnesium and potassium but my magnesium level is ok now. Potassium still a little low.I am reading all the advice I am being offered which are very great. This a great place to be. Thanks again.

And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. Galatians 6:9


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Do not dispair once your nutrients are back to normal your hair will return. I suspect that you are still drinking mostly shakes as you are still loosing fast. You really need to speak with your doctor about moving to a healthier food plan. Protein drinks are great as an occassional supplement but they do not provide good quality nutrients when used as the primary source of nutrients for your body.

The most common cause of hair loss according to my naturopath and my chinese medicine dr (I see him for acupuncture) and lack of nail strength is lack of good quality iron/ferritin containing protein. Iron Supplements help unless you are like me and do not absorb iron well.
Eating a variety of "real" food helps too as "real" food is the best source of nutrients.

It is far less common to have the cause be B-vitamin related. Biotin is another one that people say causes hair loss but you need so little of that it is usually not the direct cause.


Have you had a full bloodwork done to check your all nutrient levels? It is usually done somewhere btwn 3 and 6 months. Then annually unless the dr finds you are low in a nutrient. If your dr is one who does not deal with vitamins and supplements then go to a naturopath to have your vitamins and supplements checked. There are some really good ones who will work with your traditional dr.

I have a great medical team and my naturopath, acupuncture dr(chinese medicine dr), and primary care and a few other specialty doctors all work well together to provide me with the best of all forms of medicine.

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Calcium or again the iron can cause weakness in the fingernails. I was just put on a new supplement for my low cortisol levels in the morning. I was surprised how shiny my hair has become and my fingernails look great. I will not tell you what supplement mix because it really needs to be monitored by a professional so as not to harm your organs.



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Everyone is doing so great on their journey. I am a few days from nine months on my journey. I was 330 at my highest and went into surgery at 296. I am now at 217.

My problem is that I am losing hair and I wonder if I can get some advice at what to do to help my hair. In fact my fingers keep breaking off too. I take my vitamins and I take biotin but maybe I am using the wrong brands.

Can I please get some advice? Thanks.

And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. Galatians 6:9


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Things are going better now. I dropped below 200!!
I have been getting exercise in every day which is very helpful to my mood. Also getting in extra water each day is a good thing also.


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Tonight, I will be going to a Support Group. I need it badly. My mind wears me out. Naps are a great idea. I have stuck to the soft foods diet and on Friday, I start introducing foods and cant wait. The doctor is not worried at all that the scale isnt moving, I just wish it would... :)

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It was the best $23k I ever spent in my life!!!!! I would do it again if I had to. Having problems with the preop diet now are not so bad...you just want to make sure you stay strict the last few days before. I had my surgery in June of 2006. There is not 1 day that goes by that I am not happy I did it.

Keep your head up....we all slip up. I am back here because I started to gain weight back and don't want to slip out of control...

We can help each other along the way. I was lucky enough to have family members that went through the surgery before me, and everytime i started worrying that something was wrong, they were there to assure me it was normal and they went through it too...

If I can be that person for you, I would love to help you through it!

I will make sure I say my prayers for you on the 17th!

Lord, help me to make this the last time!!! :)


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Diintrp, I too had a very rough first 3-months post RNY surgery. During the early months it is a full time job to drink, eat, and walk (or other allowed exercise). Be sure to take short naps as your energy goes fast when you are eating so little nutrients.
Try to write down what you are eating and how it makes you feel. In this way you can begin to determine which foods you can and cannot eat. On foods that disagree retry the food in a couple of weeks or the next month as disagrees with the pouch today the pouch may love tomorrow.

If you continue to feel down contact the counselor who did your pre-surgery eval or some other counselor. This is a big change and sometimes we all need a little help.
I wish I had started seeing my counselor before surgery but alas I found him at 2 years post-surgery. He has really been a blessing to me. Plus my accupuncture and naturopaths who have also worked hard to help me with stress and anxiety and even some mild depression.

Good luck and I hope this week is easier for you.

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I have my surgery scheduled for April 17th. I am anxious and nervous about it. cheating a bit on my pre op diet. actually today was a complete bust.

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Looking a tiny bit more like Spring. Up to 50 degrees (heat wave).

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Feeling a bit better today. Yesterday & today I was able to get outside and go for a bike ride. It was nice to get out in the sunshine. The bike rides were a bit tough, but a good kind of tough. When I got home today I also did a 30 min strength training DVD.
When I weighted in this morning I had dropped below 200! I have not seen a 1 at the beginning of my weight in over 18 years!


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Keeping a journal should help as well. Writing down your feelings, etc in them as you go along as well as the measurements, weights, before and after pictures and updating pictures as you go along.

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YES! Things WILL get better! and Better and BETTER!

Reading some blogs will help give perspective~

Hang in there!!!

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I am having a rough week as well. I had my RNY 3/14/14 and right now the mind stuff is wearing me out. I think only people who have had the surgery understand this feeling. Im still on soft food which is no fun at all. Im taking my vits. For some reason I gained two pounds this morning and cried for no reason last night. grrrrrrr Im sure things will get better.

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We all have weeks like that sometimes. Remember it is in the past and cannot be changed. What can be changed is when you get tomorrow, write 5 positive things you can say about yourself to yourself on post-it notes. Put these messages up. In the kitchen put reminder notes on the refrigerator and cupboards. The reminders say something like " Stop is this part of todays food plan!" or "Stop, Is this food a healthy choice" "Stop, If you eat this you will need to do xx minutes of exercise" The notes sound silly but they work. The 5 positive things you need to read out loud to yourself at least 3 times a day and any time when you realize that you are feeling down. Positve Affirmations only work when we say them with conviction outloud to ourself multiple times a day for at least a month.If you do not know what to write go to the bookstore or online and look at positive affirmation books.
Feeling positive will help you with motivation. Feeling down and being tired usually go together. Exercise helps drive those feelings away and positive affirmations replace the negative things we say to ourselves so easily.

Just concentrate on doing the best you can today. Yesterday is gone and cannot be changed so let it go. (I still work on this every day). Tomorrow is not yet here so let it come when it comes. No, I will start tomorrow. Instead I will start now at this moment to do ......

Good luck.

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I have had a tough week. have not done any exercise since sun night. I just have no motivation- I am really tired again this week.


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Weatherman predicted rain this afternoon but so far it is 2pm and still sunny with lots of blue sky!

I hope he is wrong about the rest of the weekend too.

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Glad you are feeling better!!

The weather here is crappy and windy. Other than that it is TGIF.

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Started back on my diuretic yesterday and the difference is amazing. Hoping I do not get the blurred vision.

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Happy Thursday!!!!!

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Happy April 1st everyone!!!! Hubby and I just got up and for the first time this year it actually looks like Spring out!!! it is 51 degrees and sunny!! Yay!!!

Have the applications in and now it is a waiting game. Hope it is a positive one.

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Carol,

I hope everything works out for you. I am so excited to be moving back nearer my family. Keep us posted.

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Well, got a lot done this weekend. We got our applications in for the hospitals in Florida and now we just wait and see what happens. Hope to move back home to Florida.
It should be about a week before we hear one way or another.

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Been a while since I checked in. Hit two years out and put on the dreaded 10 lbs. Fighting to not gain more and having a horrible time taking it back off. Loose 5 over a few weeks and put it back on over a weekend. With spring arriving, I am trying to get out and move more. Made the big mistake of adding in crackers which morphed to pushing bread and then trying what else I might be able to handle...needless to say the weight came back fast and with a vengeance. Time to get back on track.
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It's a rainy day today. I'm curled up in bed reading SP, sipping HOT skinny decaf mochas emoticon Gearing up my thoughts to write a blog....Plus, I've got a new book waiting: 'Divergence'. Ahhhhh!

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RNY 10/8/12

High Wt 296
Surgery Wt 270
Low Wt 184

Currently battling 19 lb weight gain due to grief & stress of losing my dad in Nov 2013.

"So much has changed yet who I am finding is my old self again." DSCROW's blog 8/1/13


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3/28/14 3:58 P

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Doing good at my checkup. I just got up. Hubby and I are going into work early. But I am off the weekend. It is supposed to be crappy outside. emoticon

Carol

My Journey is a work in Progress!!

Location: Upstate, NY
Eastern time zone.

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Surgery Date: 12/17/2012
RNY with Dr. T.Paul Singh at Albany Medical Center.


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3/28/14 11:49 A

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Hi all!! I haven't check in in sometime, I am hanging in there, been a tough winter put a few (ahem) 15 pounds on as I haven't been exercising like I normally do!! Hope everyone is doing well, will check in later, much sooner though!!


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Patty

SW:279 10/2010
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3/27/14 6:43 P

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Had my three month check up. Sounds like I am on target for this point. They were pleased with my loss and self reports. Asked that I contact a promise center in the mid-west when we move.

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3/27/14 6:15 P

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Kids & I have been on Spring Break this week...sure wouldn't know its spring by the weather. It is snowing here again today! I am SO done with winter. I want to go for walks & bike rides outside, but I am a baby about the weather right now....

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3/26/14 4:06 P

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Been working my behind off at work-hospitals are so busy-especially our Cardiac floor.

Carol

My Journey is a work in Progress!!

Location: Upstate, NY
Eastern time zone.

Level 27 Sparkler

Surgery Date: 12/17/2012
RNY with Dr. T.Paul Singh at Albany Medical Center.


 current weight: 131.0 
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3/25/14 9:57 P

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Had a great day today. I did an hour of Toning Yoga & could feel it in my legs all day! My mom, daughter & I all went shopping all day to find a dress for my daughter to wear to her Confirmation in May. We did find some really nice choices. I didn't sit much today which was interesting for me, I usually am the first one looking for a chair & am ok with sitting on the floor in stores also if I am bored!

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3/25/14 1:48 A

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Good ideas. I do have legs up at home. Yesterday I read in bed and tonight I used a recliner which seems to be helping the swelling. I know I have a tendency not to drink when traveling but will try to have more on return trip. Thanks

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3/25/14 12:36 A

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Smilingeyes, My doctor always told me when traveling to up my liquid and decrease sodium for a few days to help flush everything out of my system. I was told long ago (I have problems with reflux in my leg veins) that when I fly or when on vacation to do a lot of walking and that I am to increase water intake, decrease sodium. On a plane I was told to walk a little every 30 minutes (get up on the plane and walk up and down the aisle every 30 minutes and every 15 minutes at least stand and stretch for a couple of minutes. It worked.back then and still works today. I was also told to elevate my legs in the evening and at night in bed.
You may want to try this yourself.
cindy


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Proximal Laproscopic RNY 9-10-10
Start Wt: 228 5-21-10
Surgery Wt: 205 9-10-10
Goal Wt: 135


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3/24/14 9:15 A

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I have had the strangest thing happen the last 2 days....I have woken up fully rested BEFORE my alarm goes off! The 1st time it happened I woke up an entire hour early-so I actually got out of bed & did a 30 min power yoga video. The 2nd day was 20 min early, so got up and got ready & had breakfast without feeling stressed.
This is so strange to me because I have been exhausted so much lately...wondering if this will continue or not....

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