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emillucaemilluca Posts: 673
edited 4:12AM in Weight Loss Forum
I am a LRnY surgery patient My stomach was made the size of an egg and 100cm of my small intestine was bypassed. On 4-13-2007 I weighed 360 lbs and a 56 inch waist at 5' 9 ".
I today weigh 192 with a 34 inch waist. I got as low as 182 and started putting weight back on so I watch my intake very carefully.
The surgery DOES NOT Guarantee you will keep weight off if you loose it. It is just a tool to help.
I eat no beef as of yet because number 1 I don't crave it anymore. I really enjoy turkey, chicken and lean pork. I bought the egg as a flavor tool. Since I eat less I want it to have the best taste I can get without using sugars or other flavoring agents. The smoke and flavor from lump is enough. I will say once you remove the taste for a item you wonder why you ever tried it. I tried a Diet Coke for the first time in 9 months and was appalled on how bad it tasted.
I now work on just walking a minimum of 10000 steps a day. Don't need to power lift or run 5 min mile's just walk.


  • MaineggMainegg Posts: 7,787
    WOW! Congrats to you. A lot of people think that the surgery is doing all the work and you do not have to do anything. it is a jump start to force you into a life style change. keep up the great job. you must be very proud of yourself! Rightly so!! :)
  • SlickSlick Posts: 382
    Great job! I know several who have gone through the same procedure with similar success. You are right about walking. The hardest part of exercise is dragging my butt off the couch.

  • emillucaemilluca Posts: 673
    The success rate is about 50% long term from the stats I see on Obesity surgery. So the surgery is not an easy way out just a route that allows you to make changes that help long term.
    I hope to keep the workout bug as far as just walking every day. Hope to get a weekly 100 mile bike ride in also once spring is here. I love riding and did a little before the cold hit. I do ride if the temp is above 45 but only about 20 miles. I'll wait for 70 degree plus days to get a century ride in.

    It is amazing that I can even think about doing 100 mile ride. 19 months ago I could not walk 1 block without resting.
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