wow, it has been quite a trip.  so far i have lost around 70 pounds.  (i don't see my gastric team until may, for my one year check-up)  it's been a slow but steady progress.  i had some trials during the holidays but i didn't fall back.  that was good.  i can still end up throwing up if i don't watch what i eat and how fast i eat it, but for the most part i am doing really good.  my hair has stopped falling out and is now growing out nicely.  that is one of the cons of having gastirc bypass, you need to keep up with all the protein that the doctor tells you to consume and if you do the hair falling out isn't as bad as it could be. i slacked for a few weeks and it caught up with me there is nothing like your hair falling out to get you back on the straight and narrow.  lol.  i am having trouble keeping up with exercise because i can't get out and walk or do yard work with all of this cold and snow so i am trying real hard to get on the treadmill.  we don't have a good relationship, we hate each other.  but i always feel much better after doing at least a mile each day.  that works out to a little over a half hour.  please spring hurry up and get here.  i will say that shoveling snow works real good for the cardio workout.  but i don't have to do that everyday.  thank the powers that be for that.  lol.  i am still eating around 1-2 ounces of protien per meal (4 times a day) and my veggies and fruit.  if i eat anymore then that i do feel bloated and sick.  now for the really good part.  my bloodsugar readings are any where from 95 to 110.  if i'm bad they might go up to 120, but i'm not bad that often.  living alone i don't keep the foods around that are bad for me and my cupboards seem bare.  i'm not one for drinking water and that is a necessary part of my diet, so i asked the doctor if i could drink those 0 calorie life drinks from pepsi.  he checked it out and said that he didn't see anything in there that i couldn't have so i drink ( or should i say nurse) one of those slowly all day long.  sometimes i might even start a new one.  i'm sure during summer i might have to drink more then that.  but i do drink water during the summer too, as long as it's ice cold.  i'm not on any diabetic medicine any more.  the doctor took that away the day he did the surgery.   he still has me testing 4 times a day but he said if i was doing good when i see him in may i can drop it down to once or twice a day.  i still have to take my medicine for the restless leg syndrome and the lovastatin medicine as well and the medicine for the neuropathy in my feet.  guess i will have to take those for the rest of my life, and i know that my diabetes isn't gone, it's just in remission.  it can rear it's ugly head any time it wants to.  but for now things are doing good and i am still losing weight.  i want to lose another 30 to 40 pounds.  if i can lose a bit more after that, even better, but i want to be realistic and i'll take what i can get. 

i am one of the lucky ones with very few problems.  i am happy that it has worked out so well for me, but i know that i have to toe the line for the rest of my life and can't let things get away from me ever again.  if anyone has any questions or just wants support while going through or dedciding to go through gastric bypass or even the lapband i am here for you.  you can always reach me at debblahnen1956@yahoo.com

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