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Forum: Weight Loss Surgery 09-28-2017, 05:22 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 12,670
Posted By Matrigna
I'm checking back in for what might be the first...

I'm checking back in for what might be the first time in a couple of years, I think. I'm packing on the pounds, back up over 160 lbs. Ugh. That size 4 is very missed and seems SO far away again. (At...
Forum: Weight Loss Surgery 08-22-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,383
Posted By Matrigna
Apparently, I'm now iron anemic. My hematocrit...

Apparently, I'm now iron anemic. My hematocrit and hemoglobin showed as low, and it's iron. My TSH is through the roof... Not good for suppressing thyroid cancer, y'know? My endocrinologist kept...
Forum: Weight Loss Surgery 08-03-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,383
Posted By Matrigna
Beautiful pics, Heather! Hi all! I went for...

Beautiful pics, Heather!

Hi all! I went for a bariatric checkup this week. I'm a little anemic. I'll be working on that. The surgeon said I have surpassed my 18 month goal he had for me already! I...
Forum: Weight Loss Surgery 07-27-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,827
Posted By Matrigna
Hi all! HT, thinking about you and hope...

Hi all! HT, thinking about you and hope everything went well!

Everything's great on my end. I'm concentrating on getting activity in every day and still logging everything. Feeling good! Went on a...
Forum: Weight Loss Surgery 06-05-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 5,517
Posted By Matrigna
Hi everyone! Hope you are all doing well! I can't...

Hi everyone! Hope you are all doing well! I can't believe I recently hit my 6-month surgiversary. Even more amazing, I totally MISSED it! It took an obesity help email to alert me that, hey, you...
Forum: Weight Loss Surgery 04-27-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 5,089
Posted By Matrigna
Heather, that sounds like wonderful progress to...

Heather, that sounds like wonderful progress to me!

I am much better today, but the ER thinks I had a recurrence if C-Diff, back from when I had my surgery. Not sure how it can suddenly recur...
Forum: Weight Loss Surgery 04-22-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,321
Posted By Matrigna
I had gastric bypass surgery on 11/29/14. Black...

I had gastric bypass surgery on 11/29/14. Black Friday :)

I'm hypothyroid, with hashimoto's, adrenal fatigue/exhaustion, papillary thyroid cancer, PCOS, leptin-resistant, hypertensive, etc. (Over...
Forum: Weight Loss Surgery 04-22-2014, 06:33 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 5,089
Posted By Matrigna
I went to the gym last night and realized all of...

I went to the gym last night and realized all of my workout pants and sports bras are pathetically baggy! My underpants and pants kept falling down, last night, and it was so annoying! I think...
Forum: Weight Loss Surgery 04-21-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,139
Posted By Matrigna
Great post, Jesse. I'm so glad you're in such a...

Great post, Jesse. I'm so glad you're in such a great place now, miles from when you wrote that letter.

I'm just beginning to grasp how much WLS is changing things for me. I relate to this...
Forum: Weight Loss Surgery 04-21-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 5,089
Posted By Matrigna
Happy belated Easter, everyone! Just popping in...

Happy belated Easter, everyone! Just popping in to say hi! Work has been very crazy and I'm running all over, trying to get my butt back to college soon.

Mary, you look beautiful! I love those...
Forum: Weight Loss Surgery 03-11-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,049
Posted By Matrigna
I'm here, catching up, once again! Just wanted to...

I'm here, catching up, once again! Just wanted to say hi this time, so I'm not *totally* MIA! Hubby is on his way home so I probably need to wait until tomorrow to actually post... this is the story...
Forum: Weight Loss Surgery 02-21-2014, 04:43 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,719
Posted By Matrigna
Woot!! That's great! Congrats on the go-ahead and...

Woot!! That's great! Congrats on the go-ahead and "tear it up!" Just not *literally* =)
Forum: Weight Loss Surgery 02-20-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,719
Posted By Matrigna
Hi. I'm sorry I've been MIA for so long! ...

Hi. I'm sorry I've been MIA for so long!

Jesse and Heather, I hope you are both feeling better very soon. I'm sorry you're in such pain and can't run, Heather. I hope the acupuncture and therapy...
Forum: Weight Loss Surgery 01-23-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 4,965
Posted By Matrigna
Good luck today, HT! I hope everything went well!...

Good luck today, HT! I hope everything went well!

I've been snowed in for much of this week. On the plus side, shoveling snow is good exercise! I probably could have kept working from home today...
Forum: Weight Loss Surgery 01-12-2014, 01:43 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 4,965
Posted By Matrigna
It's a gorgeous day out there in northern VA. I...

It's a gorgeous day out there in northern VA. I jogged a little =) I will work on stepping that up.

I'm officially overweight and no longer obese! (I calculated my BMI today, to see where I am). ...
Forum: Weight Loss Surgery 01-12-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 4,965
Posted By Matrigna
Jesse: Congrats on scoring a great little black...

Jesse: Congrats on scoring a great little black dress that sounds like it fits perfectly!

Heather: Wow. That's a jam-packed weekend for sure. I can only hope to work up to that kind of workout...
Forum: Weight Loss Surgery 01-09-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 4,965
Posted By Matrigna
Hi, everyone! And WELCOME caligirl :) I...

Hi, everyone! And WELCOME caligirl :)

I didn't realize you are a nurse, Heather. It all makes sense now, how you have all the great info :) I've been reading along as I'm running around the past...
Forum: Weight Loss Surgery 01-06-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 4,965
Posted By Matrigna
Happy Monday, everyone! Allison, that sounds...

Happy Monday, everyone!

Allison, that sounds like a wonderful point to be at. Good luck, this year!

Heather, I'm sure those rolling, scenic hills aren't NEARLY as peaceful when you're running...
Forum: Weight Loss Surgery 01-04-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 4,965
Posted By Matrigna
Hiya =) Everyone here is so motivated and has a...

Hiya =) Everyone here is so motivated and has a great plan! I've been doing much better with my water and protein. I'm eating a lot of shrimp and raw ahi this week.

I really like the word...
Forum: Weight Loss Surgery 12-26-2013, 11:57 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,047
Posted By Matrigna
Merry Christmas, everyone! Hope Mair is doing...

Merry Christmas, everyone! Hope Mair is doing well!

I am doing SO much better! Stupid C-diff! I am not lactose or artificial sweetener or anything intolerant!

I'm on the rung where I can eat...
Forum: Weight Loss Surgery 12-12-2013, 09:18 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,047
Posted By Matrigna
I'm just reading along, absorbing info, while I...

I'm just reading along, absorbing info, while I work through "the plan."

This week is:

Breakfast: 2oz of either light Greek yogurt or cottage cheese
Snack: 4oz of water or almond milk with...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 12-10-2013, 12:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,247
Posted By Matrigna
Been there, done that. It makes a very...

Been there, done that. It makes a very unattractive sludge. Try straight MCT oil for your shakes. It stays liquid at room temp =)
Forum: Weight Loss Surgery 12-01-2013, 02:54 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 4,276
Posted By Matrigna
Day 2. Last night was bad (nausea, pain, low...

Day 2. Last night was bad (nausea, pain, low grade temp, leaky IV, high blood pressure... All compounded by not so great nurse. Otherwise, I'm doing very well! Just returned from walking a mile...
Forum: Weight Loss Surgery 11-27-2013, 06:40 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 4,276
Posted By Matrigna
HT, that's a LOT of steps. Hope you had a great...

HT, that's a LOT of steps. Hope you had a great day at Busch Gardens! Can't wait to go back there and not feel so awkward with extra weight. It was so freaking hot when we went this summer, and I was...
Forum: Weight Loss Surgery 11-26-2013, 12:37 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 4,276
Posted By Matrigna
I cringe a little one the inside when I hear "low...

I cringe a little one the inside when I hear "low fat" too.

Today is day 1 of my 3-day clear liquid pre-op diet. So far, pretty good. I had Thanksgiving on Saturday, so I can't tell you how happy...
Forum: Weight Loss Surgery 11-22-2013, 07:33 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 4,276
Posted By Matrigna
Good morning, everyone! For Quest bars,...

Good morning, everyone!

For Quest bars, I've seen bloggers, like Eggface, using a half-bar in a compartment of their bento box, along with a full meal in the rest... But she's later out. Right...
Forum: Weight Loss Surgery 11-20-2013, 05:25 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 4,276
Posted By Matrigna
Thank you! I just realized you mod here :) Good...

Thank you! I just realized you mod here :) Good to know stuff! I've been with LCF for a while now, but it's been on and off through the years. Lots has changed, since the beginning.
Forum: Thyroid 11-19-2013, 07:56 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 27,698
Posted By Matrigna
I know it's not Arlington, but I still see Dr....

I know it's not Arlington, but I still see Dr. Shahidi in Falls Church. I'm not sure if she accepts your insurance but I have switched mine a lot and, so far, she has accepted each one. She fits what...
Forum: Weight Loss Surgery 11-19-2013, 06:23 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 4,276
Posted By Matrigna
Oh yeah. I doubt I'll be able to handle the...

Oh yeah. I doubt I'll be able to handle the turkey bathed in butter and slathered with bacon after this year! One day, I will most likely look back on this and totally cringe at the fat and calories....
Forum: Weight Loss Surgery 11-19-2013, 05:55 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 4,276
Posted By Matrigna
We aren't allowed to post links here anymore,...

We aren't allowed to post links here anymore, correct? Google "************* and roast turkey with sage butter." You'll know it's the one if you see 3 cups of chopped leeks. I've tried other recipes,...
Forum: Weight Loss Surgery 11-18-2013, 06:45 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 4,276
Posted By Matrigna
HT, thank you! I really hope the nutritionist...

HT, thank you! I really hope the nutritionist appointments and getting back to basics gets you where you want to be. I lost 85 or so lbs on my first go-round of Atkins in '03 and I was still pulling...
Forum: Weight Loss Surgery 11-17-2013, 04:59 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 4,276
Posted By Matrigna
The new, shorter 'do looks so good on you,...

The new, shorter 'do looks so good on you, Heather :) That and it's so healthy, bouncy, and shiny looking!
Forum: Weight Loss Surgery 11-17-2013, 10:41 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,465
Posted By Matrigna
Heather, Lucy is completely ADORABLE!

Heather, Lucy is completely ADORABLE!
Forum: Weight Loss Surgery 11-17-2013, 10:23 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 4,276
Posted By Matrigna
Congrats on your 5k, HT! And Chewie, on the job...

Congrats on your 5k, HT! And Chewie, on the job prospect!

Less than 12 days to go for me! All pre-op appointments and requirements are met. I start clear liquids on the 26th. Having family over...
Forum: Weight Loss Surgery 11-11-2013, 08:31 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,465
Posted By Matrigna
Question for you guys. I wish I would have...

Question for you guys. I wish I would have thought fast enough to ask at the final nutritionist appointment when she handed me the sheet-- why do some nutritionists forbid protein shakes and...
Forum: Weight Loss Surgery 11-11-2013, 08:08 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 4,276
Posted By Matrigna
1life2live, my fingers are so crossed for you!...

1life2live, my fingers are so crossed for you! And me too! I called the insurance this morning, and my pre-authorization approval is “pending clinical review by a nurse.” I know these things take...
Forum: Weight Loss Surgery 10-30-2013, 08:46 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 4,946
Posted By Matrigna
I'm back from reading and more reading and...

I'm back from reading and more reading and thanks, Heather, for flagging it for me-- I had no real clue. I now understand about collagen protein not being a good source of fuel because it lacks the...
Forum: Weight Loss Surgery 10-27-2013, 05:22 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 4,946
Posted By Matrigna
Wow. Congratulations on the 5K and 10K weekend...

Wow. Congratulations on the 5K and 10K weekend total, Heather. Amazing and inspiring! I would love to work up to that.

About the gelatin, It's been a while, but Westin A. Price... I have a couple...
Forum: Weight Loss Surgery 10-27-2013, 11:46 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 4,946
Posted By Matrigna
Thanks, Heather. Since I mentioned this, I called...

Thanks, Heather. Since I mentioned this, I called my surgeon's office and found out that I won't need the sleep study or blood gas tests. Woot =) Less running around is a good thing.

Only... I...
Forum: Weight Loss Surgery 10-22-2013, 04:18 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 4,946
Posted By Matrigna
Tammy -- good luck with your approval! And,...

Tammy -- good luck with your approval!

And, Chewie-- I started at a temp agency when the teaching career wasn't paying. Not at first, but it's how I landed my first "white collar" job... I think I...
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