GigiBraun

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    GigiBraun got a reaction from MzMaddnezz in Gastric Bypass Surgery   
    I had bariatric surgery in 2004 and have maintained a 200+ pound weight loss...however, that has still left me 60 pounds overweight.  Losing 200+ changed my life so extraordinarily I have been busy living it : ) and only have given off and on thought to losing the last 60.  That might be hard for folks who have never been down this road to understand.  I am 67 now and have several health issues and I just truly want to be mobile and adventurous so I am doing lots of things to be even healthier.  I am on Day 13 of the W30 and have not had any problems or issues, and only a few mild and transient cravings.  I wish you ALL the best on this journey!
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    GigiBraun got a reaction from BookJockey in BookJockey's Personal Log, Stardate 0102   
    Loved reading this!  
     
    Keep taking good care of you!
     
    Gigi
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    GigiBraun got a reaction from Lorna from Canada in Gigi's Whole30 1st Time   
    Hi...I stated January 19 but am only now getting into the swing with this forum.  So here we go!
    Day 1 (Jan 19)  Breakfast:  Eggs, potatoes, pineapple, Mid-day:  Ground beef & onions over cabbage with salsa and guacamole,  Evening:  Cashews, dried mango, apple
    Day 2 (Jan 20)  Breakfast: Homemade sausage patty, eggs, pineapple, Mid-Day: Chicken Taco salad (Pg 6 of W30 Slow Cooker book...loved his salad!), Evening: Mango slices, cashews
    Day 3 (Jan 21) Breakfast:  Homemade sausage patty, eggs, pineapple, Mid-Day: W30 Walmart Bowl (in the process of packing up our old house so had this on the fly...no so impressed), Evening:  Shepherd's Pie (Page 350 W30 Book...liked this recipe), blueberries, cashews 
    Day 4  (Jan 22) Breakfast: Leftover Shepherd's Pie, Mid-Day: Salmon, potatoes, Brussels sprouts, Evening: Tuna salad, Chomp beef stick, mandarin orange, cashews
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    GigiBraun got a reaction from SugarcubeOD in Blessed but stressed...Starting January 19   
    Hello!  I am a 'young' 67.  I battled obesity all my life but had bariatric surgery 15 years ago and I have maintained a 200 lb weight loss all that time. My life is 180 degrees different than the first 3/4 of my life.  And......I have stayed about 220 for the past 15 years.  I do realize that is not a healthy weight for me, but I think I felt SO different from when I was  420 pounds that I just dove into life as best I could.  I saw my ND last week and she suggested I do the Whole30 as a reboot for a healthier life.  I have Type 2 diabetes, in my earlier years had PCOS, my liver enzymes are a bit high and a I have psoriatic arthritis...the pain from the PsA has been really bad.  The doctor who helps with the PsA wants me to go on another biologic medicine but that scares me as it messes with the immune system.  My ND has talked to me about sugar being such an increaser of inflammation and all the conditions I deal with have the inflammation component.  So...here I am.  I do hope to lose weight over the next year or so...but more than anything I really want to FEEL better, and get this inflammation to calm down.  
    My Mom passed on 2 years ago and I miss her so much, but I was so blessed she made it to 95.  Tomorrow is the 97th anniversary of her birth, and I could give her no better birthday gift than to take better care of her baby girl...me!  Here I go. 
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    GigiBraun got a reaction from SugarcubeOD in Blessed but stressed...Starting January 19   
    Hello!  I am a 'young' 67.  I battled obesity all my life but had bariatric surgery 15 years ago and I have maintained a 200 lb weight loss all that time. My life is 180 degrees different than the first 3/4 of my life.  And......I have stayed about 220 for the past 15 years.  I do realize that is not a healthy weight for me, but I think I felt SO different from when I was  420 pounds that I just dove into life as best I could.  I saw my ND last week and she suggested I do the Whole30 as a reboot for a healthier life.  I have Type 2 diabetes, in my earlier years had PCOS, my liver enzymes are a bit high and a I have psoriatic arthritis...the pain from the PsA has been really bad.  The doctor who helps with the PsA wants me to go on another biologic medicine but that scares me as it messes with the immune system.  My ND has talked to me about sugar being such an increaser of inflammation and all the conditions I deal with have the inflammation component.  So...here I am.  I do hope to lose weight over the next year or so...but more than anything I really want to FEEL better, and get this inflammation to calm down.  
    My Mom passed on 2 years ago and I miss her so much, but I was so blessed she made it to 95.  Tomorrow is the 97th anniversary of her birth, and I could give her no better birthday gift than to take better care of her baby girl...me!  Here I go. 
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    GigiBraun got a reaction from SugarcubeOD in Blessed but stressed...Starting January 19   
    Hello!  I am a 'young' 67.  I battled obesity all my life but had bariatric surgery 15 years ago and I have maintained a 200 lb weight loss all that time. My life is 180 degrees different than the first 3/4 of my life.  And......I have stayed about 220 for the past 15 years.  I do realize that is not a healthy weight for me, but I think I felt SO different from when I was  420 pounds that I just dove into life as best I could.  I saw my ND last week and she suggested I do the Whole30 as a reboot for a healthier life.  I have Type 2 diabetes, in my earlier years had PCOS, my liver enzymes are a bit high and a I have psoriatic arthritis...the pain from the PsA has been really bad.  The doctor who helps with the PsA wants me to go on another biologic medicine but that scares me as it messes with the immune system.  My ND has talked to me about sugar being such an increaser of inflammation and all the conditions I deal with have the inflammation component.  So...here I am.  I do hope to lose weight over the next year or so...but more than anything I really want to FEEL better, and get this inflammation to calm down.  
    My Mom passed on 2 years ago and I miss her so much, but I was so blessed she made it to 95.  Tomorrow is the 97th anniversary of her birth, and I could give her no better birthday gift than to take better care of her baby girl...me!  Here I go.